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Film Events Next 7 Days in Cleveland

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Native Son

Wed., Oct. 16
Cleveland Cinematheque 11610 Euclid Ave., Cleveland Eastern Suburbs

Set in contemporary Chicago but largely shot in Cleveland, Native Son, the directorial debut of visual artist Rashid Johnson offers an adaptation of Richard Wright’s 1940 novel about the black experience in America. Ashton Sanders plays Bigger Thomas, who takes a job as live-in chauffeur for a wealthy white businessman and experiences as "seductive new world of money and power" before entering into a relationship with his boss’s daughter (Margaret Qualley). The film shows tonight at 7 at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. Admission free but tickets required and donations will be accepted. An audience discussion will follow the screening. Go to the Cinematheque website for more info. (Niesel) 216-421-7450

Memory: The Origins of Alien

Wed., Oct. 16

This documentary film offers an in-depth voyage into the classic sci-fi flick Alien with the visionary filmmakers who created it. “See how one of the most terrifying movies of all time burst to life 40 years ago, inspired by ancient mythology and our universal fears” boasts a press release about the screening that takes place at 9:30 tonight at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets cost $9.75 for adults, $8.75 for students, $7 for seniors. (Niesel) 216-651-7295

Exhibition on Screen: Michaelangelo — Life and Death

Fri., Oct. 18

Michelangelo — Love and Death, a documentary film directed by David Bickerstaff, examines some of the Renaissance artist's most iconic works of art. It shows in conjunction with the current Michelangelo exhibit that's on display at the Cleveland Museum of Art. It screens tonight at 7 at the Cleveland Museum of Art, where it also screens at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. (Niesel)_ 216-421-7350

12 Hours of Terror

Sat., Oct. 19

Dubbed 12 Hours of Terror, tonight’s horror movie marathon at the Capitol Theatre will feature an all-night horror movie marathon featuring a 35th anniversary screening of A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream, Bloody Birthday, Parasite 3D, Dawn of the Dead and two surprise secret screenings. There will be a free cake and an ice cream break to celebrate the series’ 10th anniversary. It all starts at 6 a.m., and tickets cost $30 in advance, $35 at the door. (Niesel) 216-651-7295


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