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At the Arthouse This Week 

Starting with the White Stripes

The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights

This occasionally intimate look at the Detroit duo's last tour — the one where they played a bunch of out-of-the-way places in Canada — confirms a few things you've probably suspected, like Jack White won't let Meg talk. Ever. Her mini-breakdown at the end of the movie is touching, but the best parts of this documentary are when the camera sets up in front of the group onstage or in a park or wherever they're playing and lets them loose. Cleveland Museum of Art Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Friday, October 1, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, October 3.

Catfish

Documentary about a 24-year-old photographer and his friendship with an eight-year-old girl he meets on Facebook. Opens Friday at Cedar Lee Theatre.

The "Cremaster Cycle" in One Day

The Cinematheque loves this artsy-fartsy five-part, six-and-a-half-hour movie by artist Matthew Barney so much, it's showing the whole thing as a butt-numbing marathon this weekend. It all starts at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, October 2, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 3, at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque.

Darwin's Nightmare

No, it's not the Sarah Palin story. It's an Oscar-nominated documentary about perch. Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 5.

De Lama Lamina

Another Matthew Barney movie (see "Cremaster Cycle" above), this one includes a masturbating man-beast. Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. At 6:45 p.m. Thursday, September 30, and 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 1.

Drawing Restraint 9

The Cinematheque continues its Matthew Barney fest with his 2005 movie starring girlfriend Björk. Do you really need to know anything more? Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. At 8 p.m. Thursday, September 30, and 8:45 p.m. Friday, October 1.

The Host

Awesome South Korean monster movie about a ginormous creature terrorizing a river. Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. At 7 p.m. Monday, October 4.

Jack Goes Boating

Philip Seymour Hoffman directed this love story about a pair of working-class couples. Starring Amy Ryan, who played one of Michael's girlfriends on The Office. Opens Friday at the Cedar Lee Theatre.

Promised Lands

Smarty-pants writer Susan Sontag directed this 1974 movie about Israel. Cleveland Museum of Art Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 29.

A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop

A Chinese remake of Blood Simple from Yimou Zhang, the director of Hero and House of Flying Daggers. Opens Friday at the Cedar Lee Theatre.

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Staff Pick Events

  • Vox Luminis @ Cleveland Museum of Art

    • Wed., Oct. 24
  • The Bird with the Crystal Plumage @ Cleveland Cinematheque

    • Thu., Oct. 25
  • The Cat O' Nine Tails @ Cleveland Cinematheque

    • Thu., Oct. 25

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