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Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today

Stuart Schulberg and his writer brother Budd (who penned On the Waterfront, among other gritty classics) documented the Nuremberg trials of 1945 and 1946 for a movie that was all set for release in 1948. But for some reason it never made it to U.S. theaters. More than 60 years later, Stuart's daughter Sandra restored the film, which is just now getting a proper release (it played at the Cleveland International Film Festival in March). Even after all these years, this straightforward account of Nazi war crimes still manages to shock. It opens Friday at the Cedar Lee Theatre. — Michael Gallucci


One of the greatest movies of the past decade is part of the Cedar Lee's Late Shift series. Starring Audrey Tautou in the title role. It screens at midnight Saturday.

Burma VJ

Oscar-nominated documentary about monks protesting in Myanmar, made in part using smuggled footage. A British journalist involved in the story will speak at the screening. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 6.

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Legendary director Werner Herzog's documentary about caves. In 3-D.

Opens Friday at the Capitol Theatre.

Enter the Void

Gaspar Noé's latest mindfuck, in its original and uncut version. Cinematheque. At 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7.

In a Better World

A coming-of-age story from Denmark. Opens Friday at the Cedar Lee Theatre.

Ip Man

This biopic about the kung-fu master who taught Bruce Lee is better than most biopics. Why? There's lots of ass-kicking in it. Duh. Cinematheque. At 6:45 p.m. Thursday, May 5, and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 8.

Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster

Last year's sequel to 2008's biopic picks up in 1949 Hong Kong, during the Year of the Totally Awesome Beatdown. Cinematheque. At 8:55 p.m. Thursday, May 5, and 8:40 p.m. Sunday, May 8.

Modern Times

Wipe away those tears! The Cinematheque's two-month series featuring Charlie Chaplin's silent movies may be over, but now they're kicking off a new "Chaplin Speaks" series with this 1935 classic starring the Little Tramp as a harried factory worker. Cinematheque. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, and 5:15 p.m. Saturday, May 7.

On the Bowery

This tough 1957 documentary looks at New York's skid row through the eyes of a young guy getting his first taste of the mean streets. Cinematheque. At 9:20 p.m. Friday, May 6, and 7:05 p.m. Saturday, May 7.

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

The Cleveland Museum of Art is showing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy in its original — and longer — made-for-TV form. It starts at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, in the Morley Lecture Hall.

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