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Non-multiplex flick picks

The Great Dictator

The Cinematheque unpacked a bunch of Charlie Chaplin's old silent movies in April. This month it's showing his sound films, some of the funniest and most biting comedies of the 20th century. On tap this weekend is a new 35mm print of one of his all-time greats, a 1940 satire about an evil dictator who looks and acts an awful lot like Hitler. The Great Dictator is Chaplin's most topical film and also one of his sharpest. See it on the big screen at the Cinematheque. At 7:15 p.m. Saturday, May 14, and 3:45 p.m. Sunday, May 15. — Michael Gallucci

Blank City

Documentary about New York City's No Wave movement that popped up in the late 1970s. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Friday, May 13.

Even the Rain

Everything Must Go

Will Ferrell plays a man who holds a yard sale so he can start over. Opens Friday at the Cedar Lee Theatre.

The Girl Who Played With Fire

The Cleveland Museum of Art is showing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy in its original (and longer) made-for-TV form. The second chapter screens at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, in the Morley Lecture Hall.

I Saw the Devil

Brutal crime film from South Korea about a secret agent tracking down the serial killer who murdered his pregnant fiancée. Cinematheque. At 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, and 8:35 p.m. Sunday, May 15.


Queer cinema hero Gregg Araki's latest is a weird sci-fi flick about a group of college kids. Of course there's plenty of sex. What else are horny college kids in the future going to do? Cinematheque. At 6:45 p.m. Thursday, May 12, and 11:45 p.m. Saturday, May 14.

The Princess of Montpensier

A young woman learns the ways of love and politics in 16th-century France. Especially love. There's lots of nudity, because it's French. Opens Friday at the Cedar Lee Theatre.

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