The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque has scaled back its programming during the Film Fest, but they’re still showing some fun, weird stuff this weekend. In fact, they’ve got a mini-festival of their own, Cleveland’s Cult Film Fest 5. Today and tomorrow, you can go see Stanley Kubrick’s early film Fear and Desire (1953), a low-budget work which Kubrick tried to suppress while he was alive. It chronicles the exploits of a military patrol during some abstract war; Kubrick considered the film pretentious garbage, but pretentious Kubrick buffs (not to the exclusion of others) will certainly enjoy. It runs only 68 minutes and plays tonight at 8, and tomorrow night at 9:30. If Kubrick’s not your speed, check out The Good, the Bad and the Weird, a South Korean take on Sergio Leone’s classic spaghetti Western; it shows tonight at 9:30 and tomorrow night at 7. Tickets are $9. (Sam Allard)
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