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Buffalo Film Seminars opens Tuesday

While we wait for word on the fate of the Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre (639 Main St.), it’s good to know that the long-running and very popular Buffalo Film Seminars returns there on Tuesday. The weekly film series, led by University at Buffalo faculty members Bruce Jackson and Diane Christian, opens at 7 p.m. Tuesday with Josef von Sternberg’s 1927 silent gangster film “Underworld,” which will be accompanied on electronic piano by Philip Carli.

Here’s the rest of the schedule: Feb. 4, “Orpheus” (1950, directed by Jean Cocteau); Feb. 11, “The Life of Oharu” (1952, Kenji Mizoguchi); Feb. 18, “Charulata” (1964, Satyajit Ray); Feb. 25, “Dry Summer,” (1964, Metin Erksan); March 4, “Two-Lane Blacktop” (1971, Monte Hellman); March 11, “Killing of a Chinese Bookie” (1976, John Cassavetes); March 25, “Vagabond” (1985, Agnes Varda); April 1, “Babette’s Feast” (1987, Gabriel Axel); April 8, “Vanya on 42nd Street” (1994, Louis Malle); April 15, “The Royal Tenenbaums” (2001, Wes Anderson); April 22, “The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada” (2005, Tommy Lee Jones); April 29, “Elite Squad” (2007, José Padilha); and May 6, “The Dead” (1987, John Huston).

Admission is $9 adults, $7 students and $6.50 for seniors.

Toni Ruberto