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Movie openings, screenings: 'Peter Rabbit,' 'Fifty Shades Freed,' Oscar shorts

"The 15:17 to Paris." Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler star as themselves in re-creation of how they discovered a terrorist plot about a train. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Three Americans discover a terrorist plot aboard a train while in France. 94 minutes. (Rated PG-13 for bloody images, violence, some suggestive material, drug references and language.) Now showing at AMC Maple Ridge, Flix, Regal Elmwood, Walden Galleria, Niagara Falls, Quaker Crossing and Transit Center.

"Fifty Shades Freed." Starring Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson and Eloise Mumford. Directed by James Foley. Anastasia and Christian get married, but Jack Hyde continues to threaten their relationship. 105 minutes. (Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, and language.) Now showing at AMC Maple Ridge, Flix, Regal Elmwood, Walden Galleria, Niagara Falls, Quaker Crossing and Transit Center.

"Oscar Nominated Shorts." Three separate films compile nominees for documentary, animated and live-action short categories. Now showing at Dipson Eastern Hills Mall.

3 films pull together Oscar-nominated shorts

"Pad Man." Starring Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor. A fictionalized account of Padmashri Arunachalam Muruganatham, the man who revolutionized the manufacture of the low-cost sanitary napkin in India. 140 minutes. (Not rated. In Hindi with subtitles.) Now showing at Regal Elmwood.

"Peter Rabbit." Starring James Corden, Fayssal Bazzi, Domhnall Gleeson and Sia. Directed by Will Gluck. Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden. 93 minutes. (Rated PG for some rude humor and action.) Opens Thursday at AMC Maple Ridge, Flix, Regal Elmwood, Walden Galleria, Niagara Falls, Quaker Crossing and Transit Center.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

"Blackness Project." Documentary on racial relations by local filmmaker Korey Green. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Burchfield Penney Art Center. Followed by an interactive panel, “Why talk about race?” theblacknessproject.org.

'The Blackness Project' promotes understanding, dialogue

"Casablanca." Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in classic wartime romance. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10, 13, 14 and 6 p.m. Feb. 11. Screening Room Cinema Cafe (Boulevard Mall).

"Conquest." Greta Garbo and Charles Boyer star as Napoleon and the Polish Countess Walewska in this 1937 film. Part of the Old Chestnut Film Society's "Gable and Garbo Hollywood Royalty" film series. 7:30 p.m. Community Room at the Phillip Sheridan School, 3200 Elmwood Ave.

"Magical Girl Nanoha: Reflection." Masaki Tsuzuki’s magical girl series. 11:30 a.m. Feb. 10 and 11 at the North Park Theatre.

"Pariah." Directed by Dee Rees (“Mudbound”) as part of “Women Direct: First films by Modern Visionary Women.” 7 p.m. Feb. 8 at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center. Introduced by Ruth Goldman.

"The Passion of Joan of Arc." Restored version of Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1928 silent masterwork. 9:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the North Park Theatre. Presented by Cultivate Cinema Circle.

"The Princess Bride." Rob Reiner’s romantic fairy tale about Buttercup and her love Westley. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 (followed by trivia) and 9:30 p.m. Feb. 14. Screening Room Cinema Cafe.

"Mildred Pierce." Joan Crawford deservedly won an Oscar as the title character, a woman who selflessly gives everything to her ungrateful daughter. 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at Dipson Amherst Theatre. Part of Buffalo Film Seminars.

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