Repertory

A weekly roundup of what else is screening around town.

By Matt Prigge
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Ambler Theater

$3.50-$8.50. 108 E. Butler Ave. 215.345.7855. www.amblertheater.org Classic Comedy Shorts

(Shown on film): Traveling film preservationist Lou DiCrescenzo makes his sporadic swing by the Ambler, this time with a deep bag of classic, oft-rare comedy quickies. Expect Laurel and Hardy, Groucho and W.C., as well as some lesser-knowns. Thurs., April 3, 7pm.

Antz

(1998) (Shown on DVD): After which Woody Allen had a chance to commence with a fruitful second career writing for children's movies and/or voicing them, but decided the world really needed The Curse of the Jade Scorpion and Scoop instead. Shame. B- Sat., April 5, 11am.

Bryn Mawr Film Institute

$3.50-$9.25 (unless otherwise noted). 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr. 610.527.9898. www.brynmawrfilm.org Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

(1985) (Shown on DVD): "I remember ... the Alamo!" A Sat., April 5, 11am.

Chestnut Hill Film Group

Free. Screening room at the Chestnut Hill Branch of the Free Library, 8711 Germantown Ave. 215.248.0977. www.armcinema25.com 8 1/2

(1963) (Shown on film): The CHFG concludes its spring season with Federico Fellini's graduation to phantasmagoria--intended as a way to stave off an artistic block after the sensation that was La Dolce Vita. Where subsequent Fellini was often little more than his unfettered imagination, here his flights of fancy are rooted to very real feelings of frustration, guilt, fear and remorse. With Marcello Mastroianni wearing Woody Allen specs. A Tues., April 8, 7:30pm.

Colonial Theatre

$4-$7. 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville. 610.917.0223. www.thecolonialtheatre.com Time Bandits

(1981) (Shown on DVD): In between Monty Python movies, Terry Gilliam racked up a modest hit with this scaled-back-for-Terry time-travel romp, with pitstops at Napoleon (Ian Holm), Agamemnon (Sean Connery), Robin Hood (John Cleese) and finally a battle between the Evil Genius (David Warner) and the Supreme Being (Ralph Richardson). Apart from being one of the few kiddie movies that doesn't condescend, it also has one of the best bleak endings. B+ Sun., April 6, 2pm.

County Theater

$3.50-$8.50. 20 E. State St., Doylestown. 215.345.6789. www.countytheater.com Anastasia

(1997) (Shown on DVD): Never one for an easy idea, Don Bluth decided to pour a large budget into a 'toon remake of the 1956 Ingrid Bergman vehicle about a young woman who may or may not be the daughter of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. Please just reissue the original Dragon's Lair games already, Don. C+ Sat., April 5, 11am.

In the Shadow of the Moon

(2007) (Shown on film): Surely NASA can stand one straightforward filmic missive? Skipping the pomp and circumstance of For All Mankind and untold numbers of IMAX docs, this British doc presents a 101 on the history of the American space program. As space exploration is diverted by empty political grandstanding and memorable soap opera theatrics, Moon reminds us, among other things, that the last person to achieve something notable off our planet is really goddamn old. B Mon., April 7, 7pm.

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