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Traveling light

Got two hours? See 10 films! You don't even need any money. On Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., UB is going to screen the 10 films featured in the traveling Empire State Film Festival. Admission is free. The titles of the 16mm films are irresistible. Films made in the United States are "My Mother Dreams the Satan's Disciples in New York," "Araby," "Tolerance" "Fighting Eddie," "Langmuir's World," "Single Moments" and "The Windigo." Australia contributes "Bound," while Israel kicks in "Babcha." Catch the movies at the Screening Room in the Center for the Arts on UB's North Campus. Questions? Call 645-ARTS.

Battlefield of dreams

Every Wednesday, the aura of scholarship envelops the Market Arcade Film and Arts Centre, as University at Buffalo professors Diane Christian and Bruce Jackson bring their film expertise downtown and open their class to the public. This Wednesday brings "Paths of Glory," praised as one of Stanley Kubrick's best films, and one of the best Kirk Douglas performances. Set in World War I, the drama centers on a foolish French officer who, after his pathetic strategy fails, demands that three soldiers be killed as cowards. Douglas plays a heroic officer. The show starts at 7 p.m.; admission is $6.50. For info, call the theater, 855-3022.

All dressed up

Oh, to be Mildred Pierce for one evening. Or Fred Astaire, or Cleopatra, or Belle Watling with her decolletage, or Michael Caine with his turtleneck! Well, finally, here's a chance. UB's fund-raising masquerade ball on Oct. 28 takes the theme "Memorable Moments in Movies." People who shell out $100 for the tickets are encouraged to dress as their favorite movie character, or to wear creative black tie or colorful masks. They'll be transported to a movie sound stage with theatrical lights and sets (it's the Center for the Arts atrium, cleverly disguised). The Zodiaque Dance Company will perform, and the dinner will be catered by Daffodil's. Proceeds will benefit next spring's residency of the Doug Varone Dance Company. For tickets or info, call 645-6774.

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