· LONESOME JIM (R) Beloved if ferrety character actor Steve Buscemi directs this low-key character study about a 27-year-old (Casey Affleck) who moves back in with his parents. The cast features Liv Tyler, Mary Kay Place and Seymour Cassel.
· MRS. PALFREY AT THE CLAREMONT 3 stars. (NR) See review.
· SCARY MOVIE 4 (PG-13) Airplane! director David Zucker helms what has become an annual spoof of last year's horror movies. Anna Faris returns for this outing, which lampoons the likes of War of the Worlds and Saw 2.
· THE WILD (G) In Disney's computer-animated cartoon feature, a band of zoo animals (voiced by the likes of Keifer Sutherland, James Belushi, Janeane Garofalo and William Shatner) brave the big city when one of their own is shipped to the wild. Expect any similarities to Dreamworks' Madagascar to be purely on purpose.
· BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN 5 stars. (R) Ang Lee's heart-wrenching Western is lovely to look at and profoundly moving, touching on both the economic and spiritual isolation of the ranch hand's life, and also the more universal alienation of being a man. Heath Ledger is superb as an archetype of male interiority, an emotionally contained man who finds his slim fragments of happiness in short, infrequent meetings with jake Gyllenhall's character, who dreams of an impossible future for the doomed love affair. April 14-20. Cinefest, GSU University Center, Suite 211, 66 Courtland St. $5 ($3 until 5 p.m.). 404-651-3565. www2.gsu.edu/~wwwcft. -- Felicia Feaster
· THE EINSTEIN OF SEX (1999) German filmmaker Rosa von Praunheim profiles the life of sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld, a 19th-century champion of homosexual rights. Gay Films from Germany. Wed., April 19, 7 p.m. Goethe Institut Atlanta, 1197 Peachtree St. $3-$4. 404-894-2388.
· ELECTRIC PURGATORY: THE FATE OF THE BLACK ROCKER (NR) Rag Gayles' documentary explores the African-American roots of rock and roll music. Mon., April 17, 8 p.m. Morehouse College, 830 Westview Drive. Free. 678-755-4838. www.electricpurgatory.com.
· EXPERIMENTAL DOCUMENTARY (NR) Eyedrum presents works that combine nonfiction content with experimental form: Niklas Vollmer's "Happy Crying Nursing Home," about the joys and terrors of fatherhood, and Laura Kissel's "Cabin Field," about rural Georgia history. Fri., April 14, 8 p.m. Eyedrum, 290 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Suite 8. $5. 404-522-0655. www.eyedrum.org.
· GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK 5 stars. (PG) Every creative decision pays off in George Clooney's second film, a black-and-white homage to the "greatest generation" of broadcast journalists, whose courage in the face of enormous pressures makes the Bush administration press corps look timid by comparison. The film succeeds enormously well at getting you under the skin of Edward R. Murrow 's reporters and anticipating the increasing influence of entertainment on broadcast news. See it now. Thurs., April 13. Cinefest, GSU University Center, Suite 211, 66 Courtland St. $5 ($3 until 5 p.m.). 404-651-3565. www2.gsu.edu/~wwwcft. -- Curt Holman
· THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN (NR) This award-winning documentary follows the efforts of John Peterson to abandon conventional farming and fight local hysteria to build an organic, progressive farm community. Tues., April 18, 7 p.m. Emory University, White Hall, Room 205. Free. 404-979-2863.
· THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) (R) The cult classic of cult classics, the musical horror spoof follows an all-American couple (Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick) to the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a drag-queen/mad scientist from another galaxy. It's all fun and games until Meat Loaf gets killed. Dress as your favorite character and participate in this musical on acid. Midnight Fri. at Lefont Plaza Theatre and Sat. at Peachtree Cinema & Games, Norcross.
· THE SPAGHETTI JUNCTION URBAN FILM FESTIVAL (NR) Fulton isn't the only metro county that plays hosts to film festivals. April 17-23, DeKalb presents its very own Spaghetti Junction Urban Film Festival. Coordinated by DeKalb CEO Vernon Jones, the DeKalb County Office of Arts, Culture & Entertainment and the DeKalb Convention on Visitors Bureau, the Spaghetti Junction Urban Film Festival will showcase a number of films, new and old, several "red carpet" movie premieres and other special events. For a full festival schedule and other information, visit www.sjuff.com.
· ADAM & STEVE 3 stars. (NR) Like their biblical counterparts, Adam (Craig Chester) and Steve (Malcolm Gets) tempt fate for knowledge: What do love and commitment mean for couples, gay or straight? A few antics (sudden, choreographed dances and a slew of fat jokes) obscure the real moments of comedy that are both witty and strange, and though the self-awareness of the dialogue grows wearying, the truth spoken is undeniable. Parker Posey and Chris Kattan steal the best lines, playing their one-note supporting roles with perfect pitch. Silly but well-intentioned, this tryst, at the core, recounts a love story as old as time. -- Allison C. Keene
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