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This Week in Theaters: Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, La Vie en Rose


• Local author E. Thomas Wood, filmmaker/WSMV anchor Demetria Kalodimos and filmmaker Slawomir Grunberg host a fundraiser for a forthcoming documentary on Polish World War II resistance hero Jan Karski, who tried to warn the West of Hitler’s Final Solution. The event (featuring footage) takes place 7 p.m. Saturday at Kalodimos’ new production and entertainment space The Filming Station, 501 8th Ave. S. Tickets are $125, tax deductible; more information available here.

• Opening Friday: Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton as Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters; the instant-punchline comedy anthology Movie 43; and Jason Statham as Donald E. Westlake's two-fisted antihero Parker.

• This week at Vanderbilt's International Lens: the 2002 Bengali-language drama The Clay Bird, set during the late '60s prelude to the Bangladesh War of Liberation (7:30 p.m. Jan. 24, Sarratt Cinema); Marion Cotillard's Oscar-winning turn as Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose (10 p.m. Jan. 26, The Commons); and the acclaimed 2012 documentary La Camioneta, which traces the route of a decommissioned school bus from the U.S. to its repurposed use in Guatemala (7:30 p.m. Jan. 29, Sarratt Cinema). Director Mark Kendall will attend the screening of La Camioneta; all screenings are free and open to the public.


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