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A Screaming Man This new movie from Chad (the country, not some dude) wrestles with lots of Big Questions, including the usual one about God's existence. A sixtysomething man, and former champion swimmer, loses his job as a pool attendant at a swanky hotel. Making matters worse: The guy's gig is handed over to his son. Hurt and humiliated, he won't let go. If it sounds a little like F.W. Murnau's classic The Last Laugh, that's the point. At the Cinematheque at 5:40 p.m. Friday, July 8, and 1:10 p.m. Sunday, July 10.— Michael Gallucci

Akira Kurosawa's Dreams

The legendary director turns a bunch of his dreams into art. Wait till you see the one about him being late for class. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 6.

Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life

Documentary about the writer of The Fountainhead. Cinematheque. At 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, and 9 p.m. Saturday, July 9.

Bill Cunningham: New York

Profile of the 82-year-old photographer who shoots fashion for The New York Times. Cinematheque. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 8, and 3 p.m. Sunday, July 10.

Four Nights With Anna

Black comedy about a crematorium worker who falls for his neighbor and breaks into her house. Cinematheque. At 9:15 p.m. Friday, July 8, and 7:10 p.m. Saturday, July 9.

Identification Marks: None

Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski's first feature from 1965, about a guy who visits friends, family, and exes before his military service. Cinematheque. At 8:15 p.m. Thursday, July 7.

Page One: Inside The New York Times

Documentary about the powerhouse newspaper. Opens Friday at the Cedar Lee Theatre. See review.

My Perestroika

Documentary about the last group of kids raised in Russia before the Iron Curtain fell. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Friday, July 8, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 10.

Walkover

Director Jerzy Skolimowski stars in this 1965 movie about a middle-aged man who enters a boxing tournament. Cinematheque. At 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 9.

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