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This short but spooky horror movie from 1955 mostly takes place inside a crazy woman's head. Or does it? There's no dialogue, and it's moody as hell. It's also really scary. Even scarier: The film was reissued a few years later under a different title, with tacked-on narration by Ed McMahon. Hey-o! At the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. At 6:45 p.m. Thursday, November 18.

Cool It

Fire up the Hummer and drive all the way across town to see this new documentary about global warming. Opens Friday at the Cedar Lee Theatre.

The Desert of Forbidden Art

Documentary about a Russian artist who gathered a bunch of forbidden Soviet works and opened a museum in the middle of nowhere to showcase them. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 17.

Family Affair

Documentary about three sisters who were sexually abused by their dad growing up. The director is the girls' brother. The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 20, and 4:15 p.m. Sunday, November 21.

The Films of Robert Banks & Bruce Checefsky

No lie — it's an entire program devoted to the movies of these two Cleveland filmmakers. The two-hour screening includes a handful of shorts by both directors, who'll be on hand to talk about their work after you watch it. The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. At 7 p.m. Sunday, November 21.

My Uncle

The English-language version of Jacques Tati's 1958 Oscar winner Mon Oncle has been missing for decades. Here's your chance to see it without all those pesky subtitles. The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. At 5:15 p.m. Saturday, November 20, and 2 p.m. Sunday, November 21.

Peepli Live

Two poor Indian farmers realize they're worth more dead than alive and plan to kill themselves. A media storm erupts. Oh, it's a satire. The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 19, and 9:10 p.m. Saturday, November 20.

The Portuguese Nun

A French actress becomes infatuated with a nun she sees during a film shoot. Of course, she's an atheist, and of course the nun changes her life. The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. At 8 p.m. Thursday, November 18, and 9:35 p.m. Friday, November 19.

Tibet in Song

A history of traditional Tibetan folk music, sprinkled with 50 years of cultural repression. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Friday, November 19, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, November 21.

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