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Where Is the Friend's House?

Fri., Sept. 27

Where Is the Friend's House?, a 1987 film by Abbas Kiarostami, centers on an Iranian schoolboy who walks miles to an unfamiliar village to return a notebook to a classmate who may be expelled without it. The first part of Kiarostami's Koker Trilogy, the film comes off as a "moving tale of compassion and moral courage enhanced by humor, suspense, and poetry." It screens at 7 p.m. today at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Tickets cost $10, or $7 for CMA members. (Niesel) 216-421-7350

A Faithful Man

Fri., Sept. 27
Cleveland Cinematheque 11610 Euclid Ave., Cleveland Eastern Suburbs

A Faithful Man, a French comedy that was a big hit at the Cleveland International Film Festival, screens tonight at 7 at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. It centers on a two women who pursue one man (Louis Garrel, who also directs the movie). Tickets cost $10, $7 for members and students. (Niesel) 216-421-7450

Ray & Liz

Fri., Sept. 27
Cleveland Cinematheque 11610 Euclid Ave., Cleveland Eastern Suburbs

During the Thatcher era, filmmaker Richard Billingham lived with his alcoholic father and chain-smoking mother. It was a particularly rough period in his life. With his new film, Ray & Liz, he recreates that time period. A hit at this year's Cleveland International Film Festival, the movie shows tonight at 8:30 p.m. at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. Tickets cost $10, or $7 for Cinematheque members and students. (Niesel) 216-421-7450

The Chambermaid

Sat., Sept. 28
Cleveland Cinematheque 11610 Euclid Ave., Cleveland Eastern Suburbs

Variety magazine declares that The Chambermaid, Lila Aviles' film about a maid who works in a Mexico City hotel, is "rare and special." The movie features various vignettes which help to tell the story a woman who shuffles through waste bins to see how the other half lives. It screens at 8:40 tonight and at 4 p.m. tomorrow at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. Tickets cost $10, $7 for Cinematheque members and students. (Niesel) 216-421-7450

Ohio Wizard of Oz Festival

Sat., Sept. 28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Glen Chamberlin Park 10260 Ravenna Road, Twinsburg Eastern Suburbs

Buy Tickets$7.00

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September 28th and 29th, 2019 will be the 3rd Annual Ohio Wizard of Oz Festival at Glen Chamberlin Park in Twinsburg, Ohio. The Emerald City Exposition This area of the festival we feature Ohio Artists, Ohio Authors, Art Exhibits, and various cultural activities, entertainment and presentations. The Munchkinland Carnival An Old-Fashioned Carnival theme will be in Munchkinland filled with Games, Magicians, Puppeteers, Marionets, and plenty of hands on activities for all ages! A Musical Celebration of “The Wizard of Oz” 80th Concert Follow Dorothy and friends down the Yellow Brick Road in musical performances 1-800-261-7947

Zen for Nothing

Sun., Sept. 29

With this documentary movie, director Werner Penzel captures what life is like during on year in a Japanese Zen monastery. The film centers on a Swiss woman who spends three seasons (fall, winter, spring) as a novice at the place. It screens today at 1:30 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Art, where it screens again at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday. Tickets cost $10, or $7 for CMA members. (Niesel) 216-421-7350

Chagrin Documentary Film Festival

Wed., Oct. 2, Thu., Oct. 3, Fri., Oct. 4, Sat., Oct. 5 and Sun., Oct. 6
Downtown Chagrin Falls Falls Road, Chagrin Falls Eastern Suburbs

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The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival is a five day celebration of the art of documentary film, at venues in and around the century village of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. This inspiring event draws audiences from all over Northeast Ohio, the US, and the world to experience documentary films and the compelling art and culture they highlight. 440-247-1591


Fri., Oct. 4

The Khmer Rouge tears apart a Cambodian family in Funan, an animated film that features the voices of Berenice Bejo and Louis Garrel. The film makes its local debut tonight at 7 at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Tickets cost $10, $7 for CMA members. (Niesel) 216-421-7350

Kid Flicks From the New York Int'l Children's Film Festival

Sun., Oct. 6

Any adult buying a ticket for a special screening of Kid Flicks from the New York Int'l Children's Film Festival can receive or two free children's tickets today at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The program includes eight films, both animated and live action, from eight different countries. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10, $7 for CMA members. (Niesel) 216-421-7350

And Life Goes On

Tue., Oct. 8 and Fri., Oct. 11

And Life Goes On, the second part of director Abbas Kiarostami's Koker Trilogy, "celebrates survival and resiliency" as it follows a film director and his son as they drive to northern Iran to find out what happened to two children who starred in one of the director's previous movies. The film screens at 1:45 p.m. today at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Tickets cost $10, or $7 for CMA students. (Niesel) 216-421-7350

It Came from the Public Domain

Thu., Oct. 10, 6-8 p.m.

Please join us for this month's Public Domain classic George A. Romero's 1968 Night of the Living Dead. Registration is required. Attendees must be 13 or over, please. Please call 440-926-3317 to register. 440-926-3317

The Room

Second Saturday of every month
Cedar Lee Theatre 2163 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights Eastern Suburbs

Thanks to The Disaster Artist, the James Franco movie about the making of the cult classic The Room, the film's popularity has soared. The film that features writer, director and star Tommy Wiseau screens at 10 tonight at the Cedar Lee Theatre. Tickets are $6. (Niesel) 440-528-0355

25th Anniversary of ‘The Shawshank Redemption’

Tue., Oct. 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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Author and Largely Literary co-founder Mark Dawidziak presents a program based on his upcoming book "The Shawshank Redemption Revealed," which will be published in September, the 25th anniversary of director Frank Darabont's film adaptation of Stephen King's novella. Filmed in Ohio and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, "The Shawshank Redemption" has risen in popularity since its release in 1994, reaching No. 1 on IMDB's list of most-loved movies. Dawidziak conducted more than 70 interviews for the book, talking to King, Darabont, Robbins and Freeman, as well as extras, supporting players and behind-the-scenes talent. 330-467-8595

Blood Stripe: A Spouses Story Documentary World Premiere

Wed., Nov. 6, 6:30-10 p.m.

Buy Tickets$20.00-125.00

The film tells the story of one military spouse's journey navigating the minefield of living with her Marine husband's PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury. It's a journey that continues today. Through sheer willful determination and resourcefulness, she was able to find resources, support, and education that enabled her to discover a new normal. Immediately following the movie, recording Nashful recording artist Ricky Lee, who appears in the Blood Stripe documentary, will perform select songs from his album "Freedom." 4404774704

Documentary- Kusama: Infinity (2018)

Tue., Nov. 19, 6-8:30 p.m.
Lakewood Public Library 15425 Detroit Ave., Lakewood Western Suburbs

Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama overcame impossible odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. After working as an artist for over six decades, people around the globe are experiencing her installation Infinity Mirrored Rooms in record numbers. Directed by Northeast Ohio native Heather Lenz, this film showcases the artist behind the 2018 Cleveland Museum of Art exhibit. Joining us to discuss the film will be Sarah Paul, Associate Professor and Chair of Sculpture + Expanded Media at Cleveland Institute of Art. 216-226-8275


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