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Non-multiplex flick picks this week

Surviving Life (Theory and Practice)

The Cinematheque kicks off its "Features of Jan Svankmajer" series with the Czech director's latest movie, which is billed as a psychoanalytical comedy. But don't read too much into that. Like so much of his work since the '60s — when he was making surreal shorts — Surviving Life (Theory and Practice) doesn't take itself too seriously. Mixing animation and live action, Svankmajer uses paper cutouts, among other things, to tell the story of a married guy who has a torrid affair with a much younger woman in his dreams. Watch out for the spraying confetti! At the Cinematheque at 7:20 p.m. Friday, March 16, and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, March 17. — Michael Gallucci

An American Werewolf in London

John Landis' horror comedy plays as part of Melt Bar & Grilled's Late Shift series. Capitol Theatre. At midnight Saturday, March 17.

The Apartment

Billy Wilder's classic starring Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon, and an apartment. Capitol Theatre. At 10 a.m. Sunday, March 18.

Being Flynn

Robert De Niro and Paul Dano star in this new father-son drama. Opens Friday at the Cedar Lee Theatre.

The Comedy of Errors

Shakespeare returns to the big screen thanks to London's National Theatre. Cedar Lee Theatre. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 21.

The Dead

Hungry zombies doing what they do best. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 21.

Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle

If one of the stories in Eric Rohmer's 1987 comedy doesn't suit you, there are three others. Cinematheque. At 6:45 p.m. Thursday, March 15, and 5:05 p.m. Saturday, March 17.

In the Land of Blood and Honey

A love story set in war-torn Bosnia, made by Angelina Jolie. Thought we should tell you that. Cinematheque. At 7:15 p.m. Monday, March 19.

Jeff Who Lives at Home

Jason Segel and Ed Helms star in this new dark comedy. Opens Friday at the Cedar Lee Theatre.

Kill List

A hitman gets a second chance. What could go wrong? Cinematheque. At 8:40 p.m. Thursday, March 15, and 8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 18.

Les Anges Du Péché

Robert Bresson's 1943 debut about a young nun who tries to rehabilitate a troubled girl. Cinematheque. At 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 18.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Jump to the left, step to the right, do something with your hips. Repeat. Plaza Cinemas at Chapel Hill. At midnight Saturday, March 17.

Sing Your Song

Doc about Harry Belafonte. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Friday, March 16, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 18.

The Turin Horse

Depressing-as-fuck Hungarian film about the end of the world. Cinematheque. At 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 16; 7 p.m. Saturday, March 17; and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 18.

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