House of Pleasures
Here's a new movie from (where else?) France about a turn-of-the-20th-century brothel and the gals who work there. There's plenty of naked flesh on display, but there's also lots of drug use, disease, and violence, because pimpin' ain't easy! At the Cinematheque at 9:15 p.m. Friday, February 17, and 7:05 p.m. Saturday, February 18. — Michael Gallucci
F.W. Murnau's moody 1926 adaptation of Goethe's classic devil-bargaining tale shows as part of the Artists of the Silent Screen series. Cinematheque. At 5:15 p.m. Saturday, February 18, and 8:35 p.m. Sunday, February 19.
Queen, Ming the Merciless, and campy special effects. Could things get more gay in this 1980 cult classic? Find out at the Melt Bar & Grilled Late Shift series. Capitol Theatre. At midnight Saturday, February 18.
The House by the Cemetery
The original uncut version of Lucio Fulci's 1981 splatter flick about a basement-dwelling madman. Cinematheque. At 8:35 p.m. Thursday, February 16, and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, February 19.
Documentary about the studio apartments above Carnegie Hall, once an artists' community and now soulless office space. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 22.
The Love We Make
Documentary released last year about Paul McCartney organizing a benefit concert in NYC right after 9/11. Apparently, the love we make is equal to the time it takes to get a movie like this made. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Friday, February 17, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, February 19.
An Artists of the Silent Screen outing from 1926 based on Gorky's novel about the 1905 Russian Revolution. Cinematheque. At 6:45 p.m. Thursday, February 16.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
It's that time of the month. Plaza Cinemas at Chapel Hill. At midnight Saturday, February 18.
Women in Love
The Cinematheque pays tribute to director Ken Russell — who died in November — with one of his best movies, a 1969 epic about two sisters, the guys they love, and messy relationship stuff. Cinematheque. At 9:30 p.m. Saturday, February 18, and 3:45 p.m. Sunday, February 19.