This documentary allows viewers to hear from the Israeli soldiers who participated in the Six-Day War. The 1967 conflict, sometimes called the Arab- Israeli War, was a major turning point for Israel. The country swiftly defeated its enemies including Egypt, Syria, and Jordan. Most of the soldiers’ accounts were censored by the Israeli army — until now. Not rated. 84 minutes. In English and Hebrew with subtitles. Center for Contemporary Arts. (Not reviewed)
FIFTY SHADES OF BLACK
Many people, critics and fans alike, considered the film Fifty Shades of Grey to be a fairly silly and inconsequential romp. It almost seems to be too easy a target to bother spoofing, but that’s never stopped Hollywood before. This send-up features a young woman (Kali Hawk) who gets into a kinky romantic relationship with her wealthy boss — played by Marlon Wayans, veteran of the Scary Movie and A Haunted House franchises. Rated R. 92 minutes. Regal Stadium 14; DreamCatcher. (Not reviewed)
THE FINEST HOURS
In 1952, two oil tankers were capsized by a terrible storm off the coast of Cape Cod. Four Coast Guardsmen were sent to rescue the crews. This film, based on the 2009 book of the same title, tells this true story with disaster-movie effects and what promises to be an inspirational finale. Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, and Ben Foster star. Rated PG-13. 117 minutes. Screens in 3-Dand 2-Dat Regal Stadium 14. Screens in 2-Donly at Regal DeVargas; DreamCatcher. (Not reviewed)
JANE GOT A GUN
In the tradition of Joan Crawford’s Johnny Guitar comes this Western, which gives a six-shooter to Natalie Portman and sets her loose on the New Mexico frontier (the film was shot in and around Santa Fe). She plays Jane, a woman who enlists the help of a former fiancé (Joel Edgerton) when the Bishop Boys gang comes after her family. Ewan McGregor plays the gang leader. Rated R. 98 minutes. Regal Stadium 14; Regal DeVargas. (Not reviewed)
KUNG FU PANDA 3
The third film in the animated Kung Fu Panda saga finds Po the panda (voiced by Jack Black once more) traveling to a secret panda community, where he is reunited with his estranged father (Bryan Cranston) and meets the bear that he’s been arranged to marry (Kate Hudson). When a supernatural villain (J. K. Simmons) attacks, Po must train a whole fighting force of kung-fu pandas. Rated PG. 95 minutes. Screens in 3-D and 2- D at Regal Stadium 14; Violet Crown; DreamCatcher. (Not reviewed)
THE MET LIVE IN HD: TURANDOT
Nina Stemme stars as the title role in this staging of Puccini’s opera, which is broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera. The cast also includes Anita Hartig, Marco Berti, and Alexander Tsymbalyuk. 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, with a 6 p.m. encore. Lensic Performing Arts Center. (Not reviewed)
A PERFECT DAY
Rated R. 106 minutes. In English and some Serbo- Croatian with subtitles. Jean Cocteau Cinema. See review, Page 54.
PERFORMANCE AT THE SCREEN
The series of high- definition screenings continues with a showing of Mozart’s The Magic Flute from the Bregenz Festival in Austria. David Pountney’s staging offers a variety of colorful effects. Ana Durlovski and Norman Reinhardt star. 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, only. Not rated. 150 minutes. The Screen. (Not reviewed)
Screens 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at the Lensic Performing Arts Center (a benefit for the Center for Contemporary Art); regular screenings begin Saturday, Jan. 30, at CCA. Not rated. 86 minutes. See story, Page 36.
OSCAR- NOMINATED SHORT FILMS
Not rated. Various running times. The Screen. See reviews, Page 52.
Pandas express: Kung Fu Panda 3, in 3- D and 2- D at Regal Stadium 14, Violet Crown, and DreamCatcher in Española