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Non-multiplex flick picks this week

All In: The Poker Movie

Filmmaker John Dahl (who directed the Matt Damon poker movie Rounders) and singer Kenny Rogers (who recorded that ode to guys who know when to hold and fold 'em, "The Gambler") talk about why people are so in love with a card game that's been around forever. It's an engrossing look at the game and the mostly male, mostly douchebaggy folks who play it. Director Douglas Tirola probes the renewed interest in poker, charting its path from pastime to way of life. It screens at the Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall at 7 p.m. Friday, April 6, and 1:30 pm. Saturday, April 7. — Michael Gallucci

A Cat in Paris

This French cartoon was nominated for a best-animated movie Oscar this year. It lost to Rango. Cinematheque. At 6:45 p.m. Thursday, April 5, and 7:10 p.m. Saturday, April 7.

Eternity and a Day

The Cinematheque pays tribute to director Theodoros Angelopoulos (who died in January) with one of his best films, a 1998 existential trip about a dying writer who befriends an immigrant boy. Cinematheque. At 8:35 p.m. Saturday, April 7.

Faust

Jan Svankmajer's twisted interpretation of Goethe's classic includes stop-motion, live action, and life-sized puppets. Hide the kids! It's part of the Cinematheque's "Features of Jan Svankmajer" series. Cinematheque. At 8:10 p.m. Thursday, April 5, and 9:25 p.m. Friday, April 6.

A Man Escaped

Robert Bresson's moody 1956 meditation about an imprisoned French Resistance fighter screens as part of the "Robert Bresson, Definitely" series. Cinematheque. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 6, and 5:15 p.m. Saturday, April 7.

Rembrandt

A 1936 biopic about the painter kicks off the art museum's movie series about the dude, who also has a couple of exhibitions there. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Just grab your survival pack and be there for the monthly showing, OK? Cedar Lee Theatre. At midnight Saturday, April 7.

She Stoops to Conquer

London's National Theatre brings the 18th-century comedy to the big screen. Cedar Lee Theatre. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11.

The Terminator

The "Late Shift" series goes all Skynet on us with this 1984 sci-fi classic. Cedar Lee Theatre. At midnight Saturday, April 7.

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