The 66-year-old woman at the center of director Lee Chang-dong's latest movie isn't having a very good week. First, she's raising a grandson who's going to be either in jail or dead before he escapes his teens. And she just found out she has Alzheimer's disease. So she enrolls in a poetry class to find some peace to balance out the wars she fights every day. This moving, lyrical film won the Best Screenplay Award at Cannes last year. It screens at the Cinematheque at 9:20 p.m. Friday, April 29; 7:05 p.m. Saturday, April 30; and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1. — Michael Gallucci
Ahead of Time
Documentary about 97-year-old Ruth Gruber, who became the world's youngest PhD at the age of 20 and an international photojournalist at 24. Turns out she's also a pioneering feminist, as if her awesome life didn't tell you that already. Cinematheque. At 6:45 p.m. Thursday, April 28, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1.
Amateur Night: Home Movies From American Archives
This compilation of 16 home movies spanning 90 years isn't as dreadful as it sounds, thanks to a short from Alfred Hitchcock and a movie that's part of the Library of Congress' National Film Registry. The guy who put the program together will host the screening and field questions after it. Cinematheque. At 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1.
The Cinematheque's "Chaplin's Silent Films" series continues with his best movie, a 1931 heartbreaker about the Little Tramp and the blind flower girl he loves. Cinematheque. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, and 5:15 p.m. Saturday, April 30.
How I Ended This Summer
Two guys working at an isolated weather station in the Arctic Ocean start to get on each other's nerves. It probably won't end well for one of them. Cinematheque. At 8:20 p.m. Thursday, April 28, and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, April 30.
The Juche Idea
The Cleveland Museum of Art's series showcasing movies about North Korea continues with this documentary spoof about a video artist who subtly skewers the government. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 27.
Music Makes a City
Documentary about Louisville's surprisingly durable orchestra. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Friday, April 29.