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New movies, screenings: 'Jurassic World, 'Buffalo '66' anniversary

"American Animals." Starring Ann Dowd, Evan Peters, Blake Jenner. Four men mistake their lives for a movie and attempt one of the most audacious heists in U.S. history. 116 minutes. (Rated R for language throughout, some drug use and brief crude/sexual material.) Showing at Dipson Eastern Hills and North Park Theatre.

"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom." Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Rafe Spall. Directed by J.A. Bayona. When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire try to rescue dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. 128 minutes. (Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril.) Showing at Flix, AMC Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Walden Galleria, Niagara Falls, Quaker Crossing and Transit Center, Aurora and Transit Drive-In.

"Won't You Be My Neighbor." Documentary explores the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children’s television host, Fred Rogers. Directed by Morgan Neville. 94 minutes. (Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and language.) Showing at Dipson Amherst.

Special Screenings

"Buffalo ‘66." The 20th anniversary celebration of Vincent Gallo’s Buffalo-made film at the Screening Room Cinema Cafe, Amherst. Showing at 7:30 p.m. June 22 includes  introduction by critic Michael Faust; after the movie, filmmaker Greg Lamberson will moderate a Q&A. Other screenings are 7:30 p.m. June 23, June 25, June 27 and June 29. Movie Trivia Night: "Made in Buffalo" edition is 9:30 p.m. June 29.

"Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern." Feature film debut of shojo manga icon Haikara-san ga Toru. 11:30 a.m. June 23 and 24. North Park Theatre. Japanese food and drink will be sold. northparktheatre.org

Met Summer Encore: "Il Trovatore." Re-broadcast of Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” starring Soprano Anna Netrebko. 7 p.m. Wednesday. Regal Transit and Elmwood.

"The Post." Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep star in the true story of the Washington Post's publication of the Pentagon Papers. 9:15 p.m. June 25 and 29 outdoors near the University at Buffalo Student Union, North Campus, Amherst; and June 28 on the Hayes Hall lawn, UB South Campus. Free.

"Royal Opera House: Manon." Kenneth MacMillan’s soaring ballet, adapted from the Abbé Prévost’s novel. 11 a.m. June 24 at Dipson Amherst.

"Sicily: Land of Love & Strife." Filmmaker Mark Spano will be on hand to discuss his documentary about the Italian island. The early showing has sold out; a second screening has been added at 10 p.m. June 25. North Park Theatre.

"Sing." Animated musical opens the Summer Family Film Series at the Aurora Theatre (673 Main St., East Aurora). 11 a.m. June 27 and 20.

"West Side Story." Oscar-winning musical starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn and Rita Moreno returns to theaters as part of TCM Big Screen Classics. Will be shown in original widescreen format with intermission.  2 and 7 p.m. June 24 and 27. Regal Elmwood and Transit. See fathomevents.com.

 

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