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Screenings: J.C. Chandor's debut at the Burchfield

Two of the finest movies of the last two years, “A Most Violent Year” and “All Is Lost,” were directed by the same man: J.C. Chandor. But Chandor’s first success was 2011’s “Margin Call.”

The Wall Street drama will screen at 7 p.m. on April 2 at the Burchfield Penney Arts Center, and will feature a discussion with Buffalo News arts editor Jeff Simon and Buffalo State professor Mike Niman.

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The Buffalo Film Seminars selection for March 31 features two of filmdom’s acknowledged greats, Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons, in “The French Lieutenant’s Woman.” This Harold Pinter-scripted adaptation of the novel by John Fowles screens at  7 p.m. at the Dipson Amherst Theatre (3500 Main St.). For more information and the full schedule, visit or

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Amherst’s Screening Room continues its presentation of board game adaptation “Clue!” at 7:30 p.m. on March 31, and also screens Hitchcock’s classic “North by Northwest” at 7:30 p.m. on April 3, 4, 7, 10, 11 and 12. For the full Screening Room schedule, visit

Squeaky Wheel’s Squeakeasy Film Series presents “The Filmballad of Mamadada,” the story of dadist Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, at 7 p.m. on April 1. The screening will feature an introduction by Dada scholars Elizabeth Otto and Sarah Bay-Cheng, a live performance by experimental poet Mike Basinski, and post-screening Skype filmmaker Skype chat with directors Lily Benson and Cassandra Guan.

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See for info, and read Colin Dabkowski's report on Squeaky Wheel's new space in the Market Arcade Building.

And lastly, the Fredonia Opera House Cinema Series presents on final screening of “Still Alice,” featuring Julianne Moore’s Oscar-winning performance, at 7:30 p.m. on 31. Visit for details.

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