Mesrine: Killer Instinct
The first part of a crime epic about a real-life guy who was France's Public Enemy Number One in the '70s. No, he didn't rob people with baguettes and beat them with berets, though that would be cool. The second part of the story, Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1, screens next weekend. At the Cinematheque: 7:30 p.m. Friday, January 21, and 9:40 p.m. Saturday, January 22. — Michael Gallucci
A group of Palestinians peacefully protest an Israeli security fence in this new documentary. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Friday, January 21, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, January 23.
Kevin Spacey stars in a movie about an oily Washington, D.C. lobbyist. Like there's any other kind. Opens Friday at the Cedar Lee Theatre.
An Italian rarity from 1963 about a man who takes a temporary job out of town and soon regrets leaving his fiancée behind. This was before they had Skype. Cinematheque. At 6:45 p.m. Thursday, January 20.
New Wave giant Claude Chabrol's last film stars Gérard Depardieu as a police commissioner. Cinematheque. At 9:45 p.m. Friday, January 21, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, January 22, and 4 p.m. Sunday, January 23.
Last Train Home
Documentary about a Chinese couple who return home once a year to visit their teenage daughter. Cinematheque. At 8:25 p.m. Thursday, January 20, and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, January 23.
Ride the Divide
Documentary about the world's toughest mountain-bike race. At the Capitol Theatre. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 25.
Billy Wilder's romantic comedy stars Audrey Hepburn torn between Humphrey Bogart and William Holden. Some choice. Cinematheque. At 5:15 p.m. Saturday, January 22, and 8:15 p.m. Sunday, January 23.
Who Is Harry Nilsson? (And Why Is Everyone Talking About Him?)
Documentary about the late singer-songwriter, who made some great music and drank a lot with John Lennon. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, January 19.