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The Battleship Potemkin

Sergei Eisenstein's 1925 masterpiece is based on a true story about a naval strike that turned deadly in Russia 20 years earlier. There's great storytelling and cinematography here, but also several scenes that are among the most famous in movie history (including one with a baby carriage falling down some steps). This restored version of the silent classic includes a new score. At the Cinematheque at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, February 10; 9:40 p.m. Saturday, February 12; and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, February 13. — Michael Gallucci

Amer

A woman's life is defined by three key moments, all of them sexual in nature. But are they real? Find out when the Cinematheque hosts this stylish thriller at the Capitol Theatre. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 15.

Breakfast at Tiffany's

The Cinematheque continues its tribute to Audrey Hepburn with her best-known role: a chic N.Y.C. girl who hooks up with future A-Team member George Peppard for a little ass-kicking. Or something like that. At 5:15 p.m. Saturday, February 12, and 8:05 p.m. Sunday, February 13.

Enemies of the People

Harrowing Oscar-nominated documentary about Cambodia's Killing Fields. Cinematheque. At 8:20 p.m. Thursday, February 10, and 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 11.

Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench

Thankfully, this musical is about more than just two people sitting. A trumpet player falls in love, expressing it through song and dance. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Friday, February 11, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, February 13.

The Illusionist

Classy French animated film about an old-school illusionist and a young fan. Opens Friday at the Cedar Lee.

Neshoba

This documentary picks up 40 years after Mississippi Burning and includes an interview with an 80-year-old racist indicted for murder. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 9.

Oscar Short Films

A bunch of this year's Academy Award-nominated animated, live-action, and documentary movies, in one handy-dandy program. Opens Friday at the Cedar Lee Theatre.

Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen

Biopic about a 12th-century nun who also was a composer, philosopher, and feminist. Cinematheque. At 9:25 p.m. Friday, February 11; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 12; and 4 p.m. Sunday, February 13.

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