The Cinematheque's "100 Years of Paramount Pictures" series offers movie fans plenty of opportunities to see all sorts of quiet classics from the studio's vaults on the big screen, where they were truly meant to be viewed. (As visionary as he was, Cecil B. DeMille probably never anticipated people watching films on their iPhones.) The lineup includes everything from westerns to comedies to dramas. This week's movie is one of the moodiest and best ghost stories ever made, a subtle 1944 shocker starring Ray Milland as an unfortunate composer who moves into an old Gothic mansion with his sister. And you know what's up with old Gothic mansions, right? It's at the Cinematheque at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, May 17, and 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 18. — Michael Gallucci
The Beatles: The Lost Concert
A new documentary about the year John, Paul, George, and Ringo took over the planet. Cedar Lee Theatre. At 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17.
Dazed and Confused
The best movie ever about mullets, Camaros, and 1970s high school screens as part of Melt Bar & Grilled's Late Shift series. Capitol Theatre. At midnight Saturday, May 19.
The Cinematheque's tribute to Asghar Farhadi (the Iranian director who made last year's excellent A Separation) continues with his third movie, a 2006 drama about a squabbling couple. Apparently Farhadi likes the subject. Cinematheque. At 8:45 p.m. Thursday, May 17, and 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 18.
Documentary about a competition for young ballet dancers. Opens Friday at the Cedar Lee Theatre.
Norwegian thriller about a guy tracking down a valuable painting owned by a retired mercenary. Opens Friday at the Cedar Lee Theatre.
This French charmer about an old shoeshine guy who takes in a young African boy returns to the Cinematheque. At 8 p.m. Saturday, May 19.
The Pruitt-Igoe Myth
A look at a St. Louis housing project that collapsed after two decades. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Friday, May 18.
The Story of Film: An Odyssey
The seventh and eighth parts of a 15-hour movie, which the art museum is showing over 10 weeks. It's all about the history of the movies. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 23.
The Yellow Sea
Did someone pee in it? Nope. In fact, this South Korean action flick — about a cab driver who becomes a blood-spilling hit man — should be called The Red Sea. Cinematheque. At 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 18, and 9:50 p.m. Saturday, May 19.
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