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Brief Encounter, Eat Drink Man Woman, High Zero, I Don't Know How She Does It, Small Change, and Straw Dogs.

BRIEF ENCOUNTER

A British housewife (Celia Johnson) and a doctor (Trevor Howard) fall into a passionate but chaste romance in David Lean’s 1945 classic. Powerful stuff.

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EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN

Director Ang Lee’s early domestic dramedy.

HIGH ZERO FILM AND VIDEO

A sampling of shorts curated by M.C. Schmidt and Mary Helena Clark under the auspices of the forthcoming High Zero Festival of Experimental Improvised Music, featuring work spanning the likes of Jimmy Joe Roche and Matthew Barney.

I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT

Sarah Jessica Parker must choose between high-powered career (under boss Pierce Brosnan) and adorable family (including hub Greg Kinnear). The trailer makes it look like every romantic comedy ever reduced down to a syrupy demiglaze of postfeminist pangs.

Opens Sept. 19.

SMALL CHANGE

New Wave titan François Truffaut turned his lens on the children, families, and teachers of a small French town for this deceptively blithe 1976 film. Though it deals with poverty and familial angst, it’s also the kind of movie where a baby falls out of a high window and lands laughing, and you’re OK with that.

STRAW DOGS

Sam Peckinpah’s still hackle-raising 1971 domestic shocker about a man and his pretty young wife harassed by redneck-y locals gets a reset from rural England to the American South and a new star in eager-to-please James Marsden, who, it’s worth noting, is not Dustin Hoffman in any number of significant ways.

Opens Sept. 19.

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