Here is the list of movie openings starting Oct. 6 as well as special movies screenings and events for the week.
"Birth of a Nation." Starring Nate Parker, Armie Hammer and Mark Boone Junior. Directed by Nate Parker. Slave Nat Turner orchestrates an uprising. 120 minutes. (Rated R for disturbing violent content and some brief nudity.) Opens Oct. 6 at Dipson Amherst, Eastern Hills, Flix, Regal Elmwood, Walden Galleria, Niagara Falls, Quaker Crossing and Transit Center.
"The Dressmaker." Starring Kate Winslet, Judy Davis and Liam Hemsworth. Directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse. A dressmaker returns to her small town in rural Australia, transforming the women and exacting revenge. 119 minutes. (Rated R for brief language and a scene of violence). Opens Oct. 7 at Dipson Eastern Hills.
"The Girl on the Train." Starring Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett and Rebecca Ferguson. Directed by Tate Taylor. A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing person investigation. 112 minutes. (Rated R for violence, sexual content, language and nudity). Opens Oct. 7 at Flix, Regal Elmwood, Walden Galleria, Niagara Falls, Quaker Crossing and Transit Center. ΩΩ½ See review on Page 9.
"Hyper." Starring Ram, Rashi Khanna and Sathyaraj. Directed by Santosh Srinivas. An honest government worker and his family are harassed by a powerful official. 144 minutes. Opening Oct. 9 at the Elmwood Regal.
"Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life." Starring Lauren Graham, Griffin Gluck and Rob Riggle. Directed by Steve Carr. An imaginative teen shakes things up at school by setting up a plan to break all the rules. 92 min. (Rated PG for rude humor throughout, language and thematic elements). Opens Oct. 7 at Dipson Flix, Regal Elmwood, Walden Galleria, Niagara Falls, Quaker Crossing and Transit Center.
"M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story." Starring Disha Patani, Kiara Advani and Sushant Singh Rajput. Directed by Neeraj Pandey. The untold story of Dhoni’s journey from ticket collector to trophy collector – the world-cup-winning captain of the Indian Cricket Team. 184 minutes. Opens Oct. 7 at Regal Elmwood.
Anime Movie Night featuring Studio Ghibli. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7, North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive, North Tonawanda. 693-4132. ntlibrary.org.
Artspace Community Movie Night. 8 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Artspace lower gallery, Artspace Gallery, 1219 Main St. 803-6205. $3.
Buffalo Film Seminars: "La Dolce Vita," 7 p.m. Oct. 11 in Dipson Amherst Theatre, 3500 Main St., Amherst. 834-7655. dipsontheatres.com. $7.25-$9.50.
Buffalo International Film Festival, Oct. 7-10 in the North Park Theatre, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Cinema and Squeaky Wheel. Read preview here. For full schedule, visit buffalointernationalfilmfestival.com.
"Duck Soup," 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Fredonia Opera House, 9 Church St., Fredonia. fredopera.org.