Buffalo photographer Milton Rogovin has made it his mission to chronicle the working people of Buffalo. Factory laborers and open hearth workers confront us from his photographs with honesty and dignity. Rogovin's art is celebrated in "Images of Atlantis," a documentary about his life and work. It will be shown Saturday as part of "Alternative Visions," a film festival sponsored by the University at Buffalo's Graduate Group in Marxist Studies. Every Saturday from now until March 10, the festival will bring us movies that, to quote UB, "unapologetically deal with issues of class, economy and political activism." "Images of Atlantis" screens at 8 p.m. Saturday in Squeaky Wheel, 175 Elmwood Ave. (Admission is $5. For info, call 884-7172.)
To die for
Nothing warms up a chilly night in February like a good horror movie. That's why Off Beat Cinema, the quirky show that airs Saturdays at 12:35 a.m. on Channel 7, is devoting the next few weeks to vampire flicks. The movie showing Saturday is 1922's "Nosferatu," the earliest movie version of "Dracula," and the flick that inspired the new movie "Shadow of the Vampire." Directed by F.W. Murnau, "Nosferatu" stars Max Schreck - "who many believe was a real vampire," Off Beat Cinema points out. (We think it's enough that "Schreck" is German for "terror.") Can't wait for next week's horror? On Feb. 17, Bela Lugosi stars in "The Devil Bat" from 1941.
Bogart and Bergman, what a pair! Celebrate Valentine's Day by catching "Casablanca" at 8 p.m. tonight, Saturday and Wednesday in the Screening Room in Northtown Plaza. For info, call 837-0376. . . . Thursday, check out "The Spring of Life" as part of UB's International Women's Film Festival. The movie, a story about Nazi Germany that has an Aryan girl falling in love with a Jewish guy, screens at 7 p.m. in the Market Arcade Film and Arts Centre. Admission is $6.50. Call 855-3022. . . . Also at the Market Arcade, "Ivan the Terrible," directed by Sergei Eisenstein in the '40s, rolls at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Music by Prokofiev accompanies. $6.50. Call 855-3022.