'The Purge' spins a sequel, Fleetwood Mac doc plays Cinema Arts

Psychotic celebrants prepare to attack the Sandin family Psychotic celebrants prepare to attack the Sandin family in "The Purge." Photo Credit: MCT

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WHO Roman Polanski

THE FILM "Venus in Fur"

THE DEAL The latest film from the 79-year-old writer-director will open Italy's Ischia Global Fest, which begins Thursday night on a small island in the Gulf of Naples. The film, about a cunning actress (played by Polanski's wife, Emmanuelle Seigner) who tries to manipulate a director (Mathieu Amalric) into giving her a part, takes its name from the 1870 novella by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, namesake of the fetish known as S&M. "Venus in Fur" played at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year to positive reviews, though no U.S. release date has yet been announced.

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WHO Fleetwood Mac

THE DEAL The long-running British-American rock band comes to the big screen next week when Freeport archivist Bill Shelley presents a collection of filmed concert appearances in Japan, Europe and America, plus clips of television appearances and promotional films. The nearly two-hour program will unfold in roughly chronological order, following the band from its early incarnation with guitarists Peter Green and Bob Welch, and continuing through the chart-topping lineup that included keyboardist Christine McVie and the star-crossed duo of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. Among the songs featured will be "Black Magic Woman," "Albatross," "Rhiannon," "Go Your Own Way," "Gypsy," "Tusk" and "Sara."

INFO Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. Tickets are $15. 800-838-3006; cinemaartscentre.org

THE MOVIE "The Purge"

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THE DEAL The home-invasion flick that stunned Hollywood with last weekend's impressive $36-million opening is already spawning a sequel, according to reports. Starring Ethan Hawke as a man living in a future America where all crime is legal for one night each year, "The Purge" overcame a limited ad campaign and largely negative reviews to become the week's No. 1 movie. Universal Pictures and producer Jason Blum will re-team for the sequel, though it isn't clear whether writer-director James DeMonaco will return. Hawke's unexpected foray into the horror genre might be explained by his 20-year friendship with Blum, who previously collaborated with Hawke on the 2012 film "Sinister." Blum also helped produce the "Paranormal Activity" franchise.

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