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THE SONG OF SWAY LAKE In Theaters September 21st

Through Sept. 27, 7 p.m.

A young man’s plot to steal a valuable jazz record from his grandmother’s lake house is derailed when his accomplice falls for the matriarch. $10

Bad Reputation

Wed., Sept. 26

It took years for Rock Hall Inductee Joan Jett, the former singer in the Runaways, to become a success. The documentary film Bad Reputation chronicles her rise to fame and includes footage from her punk rock days and from the time when she became a staple on MTV. It shows tonight at 7:30 at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets cost $9.75. (Niesel)

Kusama — Infinity

Wed., Sept. 26

Seventeen years in the making, Kusama — Infinity, a new documentary film about visual artist Yayoi Kusama, debuted at this year's Sundance Film Festival and also screened at the Cleveland International Film Festival. An Akron native, director Heather Lenz uses archival photos, letters and film clips to paint a portrait of Kusama, who currently has a major exhibit on view at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The film screens tonight at 7 at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Tickets are $12, or $9 for CMA members. (Niesel)

Film Screening & Talk-back - Mr. Gaga

Wed., Sept. 26, 7-9 p.m.
phone 216-593-0575

Mr. Gaga tells the story of Israeli-born Ohad Naharin, renowned choreographer and artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company. Depicting an artistic genius who redefined the language of modern dance, the film recalls Naharin’s early upbringing in the kibbutz and its influence on him as an artist. A talk-back follows with Debra S. Yasinow, Director of Cleveland Israel Arts Connection. Seating is limited and preregistration is highly recommended. $10 General; $5 Maltz Museum & Siegal Lifelong Learning Members

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Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage (map)
2929 Richmond Rd.
Eastern Suburbs
phone 216-593-0575
Film Screening & Talk-back - Mr. Gaga

This One's For The Ladies CLEVELAND PREMIERE

Wed., Sept. 26, 9-10:30 p.m. and Thu., Sept. 27, 9-10:30 p.m.
phone 216-245-9472

SXSW award-winner THIS ONE’S FOR THE LADIES is a movie for and about black, brown and allied women. It’s hilarious. It’s sexy. It’s LGBTQ friendly. And yes it’s a little raunchy. But somewhere along the way the movie pivots into a conversation about race, class, family, community and sisterhood. Official selection at the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival. $12

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Halfway to CIFF 43

Thu., Sept. 27

To mark the halfway point to the 2019 iteration of the Cleveland International Film Festival, the Capitol Theatre will host a special screening of shorts at 9 tonight. Sacred Hair, a film about a chance meeting between a young ill boy and a Muslim woman in a Montreal park, will screen. It won the 2018 CIFF’s award for Best Live Action Short. Other winnners such as The Driver is Red, Spice Sisters, Zion, Bagheera and Stag will screen as well. The event will also include a sneak peak of one of the shorts that will show at the 2019 festival. Some of the films that will screen will qualify for consideration in the short film competition at the 2019 Academy Awards. Event organizers will also give away a CIFF all-access pass and vouchers. Tickets to the event cost $15. (Niesel)

BEYOND THE SKY In Theaters September 21

Every 6 days, 7 p.m.

Chris Norton has been hearing about alien abductions his entire life but, in his gut, he knows they are not real. Setting out to disprove the alien abduction phenomenon once and for all, he attends a UFO convention to meet alleged abductees and reveal the truth behind their experiences. It is only when he meets Emily, who claims to have been abducted every seven years on her birthday, that Chris realizes there may be more to these claims than meets the eye.

Atlas Cinemas Diamond Center (map)
9555 Diamond Centre Drive
Mentor/Lake County
phone (440)352-8822
BEYOND THE SKY In Theaters September 21

KinoDrome Film Festival

Sun., Sept. 30, 11 a.m.-8:15 p.m.
phone 440-783-2405

First annual KinoDrome: International Motion Picture & Screenplay Festival, at MC Auditorium (Cleveland State University / downtown Cleveland) - a full day film screening event, featuring short films, music videos, animated and experimental films - from United States, and several other countries. 10.00

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Tue., Oct. 2

A splash at Sundance, the documentary film Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. chronicles the life and times of pop star M.I.A., a refugee immigrant who rose to fame after moving to London and learned to blend "Tamil politics, art school punk, hip-hop beats and the unwavering, ultra-confident voice of a burgeoning multicultural youth." It screens tonight at 7:30 at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets are $9.75. (Niesel)


Tue., Oct. 2, Fri., Oct. 5, Tue., Oct. 9 and Sun., Oct. 14

a 1936 Swedish film, Intermezzo stars Ingrid Bergman in the first film in which she played the lead. Bergman plays a piano teacher who falls for a married violinist (Leslie Howard). Three years after its release in Sweden, a remake of the film appeared in the States. It also starred Bergman. This month, the Cleveland Museum of Art screens both versions of the movie. Today at 1:45 p.m., it screens the earlier version. Tickets are $10, or $7 for CMA members. (Niesel)

The Workers Cup

Sun., Oct. 7

Director Adam Sobel's new film, The Workers Cup, centers on the African and Asian migrant workers who stage their own soccer tournament as they work on a new stadiums in Qatar that will be used for the 2020 World Cup. The film makes its local theatrical premiere today at 1:30 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Tickets are $10, $7 for CMA members. (Niesel)


Wed., Oct. 10

Writer-director Spike Lee worked with artist and cameraman Arthur Jafa on his 1994 film Crooklyn, a movie about a young African-American girl who lives with her mother, father and four brothers in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in the '70s. In advance of Jafa's lecture on Saturday, The Cleveland Museum of Art will screen Crooklyn today at 6:45 p.m. It will also screen the 1999 drama Daughters of the Dust, another movie he worked on, at 6:45 p.m. on Friday. Tickets to the screenings are $5. Admission to the lecture, which takes place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, is free. (Niesel)

Mary Shelley

Tue., Oct. 16

Haifaa Al-Mansour directs Mary Shelley, a film that dramatizes how the love affair between Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin and Percy Bysshe Shelley inspired Godwin to write Frankenstein, her famous novel about a scientist who creates a living human being out of the pieces of corpses. The movie screens today at 1:45 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Tickets are $10, or $7 for CMA members. (Niesel)

Mary Shelley

Fri., Oct. 19

Haifaa Al-Mansour directs Mary Shelley, a film that dramatizes how the love affair between Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin and Percy Bysshe Shelley inspired Godwin to write Frankenstein, her famous novel about a scientist who creates a living human being out of the pieces of corpses. The movie screens today at 6:45 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Tickets are $10, or $7 for CMA members. (Niesel)

I Am Evidence Movie Screening & Discussion

Wed., Oct. 24, 6:30-9 p.m.
phone 216-368-1655

Join the Mandel School of Applied Sciences Student-Alumni Network and the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education for the I AM EVIDENCE movie screening and discussion. The film is produced by the Joyful Heart Foundation and Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU) and exposes the shocking number of untested rape kits in the United States today. Free

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