WHO Melissa Leo

THE MOVIE "The Fighter"

THE DEAL The 50-year-old actress, who went from no-name to indie darling with her breakout role in 2008's "Frozen River," has suddenly gone all Hollywood. In an unusual move that has struck some as overly self-promotional, Leo is running her own campaign to win the best supporting actress Oscar. In ads that appeared in trade publications, a glammed-up, black-clad Leo poses beneath the word "Consider . . . " Actors generally leave such blatant campaigning to the studios, but Leo isn't apologizing. "This entire awards process to some degree is about pimping yourself out," she told The New York Times.

THE MOVIE "Saviors in the Night"

THE DEAL This late addition to the Furman Film Series' winter program is based on the memoir of Holocaust survivor Marga Spiegel, whose family was sheltered by German farmers in southern Münsterland between 1943 and 1945. Guest speakers at tonight's screening will include Dr. Arthur Flug, executive director of the Holocaust archives at Queensborough Community College, and Hanne Liebmann, a Queens resident who will share her own story of escaping the Nazi regime.

INFO Thursday night at 7:30 at Squire Cinemas, 115 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck. Tickets are $20. 516-829-2570; greatneckarts.org.

WHO Ruth Gruber

THE MOVIE "Ahead of Time"

THE DEAL The pioneering female foreign correspondent, who turns 100 this year, will appear in person at a screening of this documentary on her extraordinary life. Among her more notable accomplishments: becoming the youngest person to receive a doctoral degree; serving as an assistant to Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes during World War II; and writing about the Jewish refugees aboard the SS Exodus 1947.

INFO Thursday night at 7:15 at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. Tickets are $13. 800-838-3006; cinemaartscentre.org.

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