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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, is 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 is free but tickets are required and donations will be accepted. A discussion will follow the screening. See 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, and $7 for seniors. (Niesel) 216-651-7295

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