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Non-multiplex flick picks this week

Crazy Horse

Eighty-two-year-old filmmaker Frederick Wiseman has made documentaries about ballet and theater troupes. His latest takes a look at a Paris club that aficionados claim contains the hottest and classiest naked ladies on the planet. After two hours and 14 minutes, you might just agree with them. But this is no ordinary strip club. The dancers at the Crazy Horse equate taking off their clothes to an artistic endeavor — a studiously rehearsed and choreographed program that's more than just T&A. You'll walk away with admiration and respect ... and maybe a boner. It's at the Cinematheque at 7:10 p.m. Saturday, May 12, and 8:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13. — Michael Gallucci

Breakfast at Tiffany's

You know what you should do for Mother's Day? Take Mom to the Capitol Theatre for May's Sunday Brunch and Movie outing featuring this 1961 charmer starring Audrey Hepburn. At 10 a.m. Sunday, May 13.

Beautiful City

The Cinematheque's tribute to Asghar Farhadi (the Iranian director who made last year's excellent A Separation) continues with his second movie, a 2004 drama about an 18-year-old boy about to be executed for a murder he committed when he was 16. Cinematheque. At 9 p.m. Thursday, May 10, and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 13.

Cirkus Columbia

New film — from the Bosnian director of No Man's Land — about a guy who returns to Herzegovina loaded with cash and ideas. Cinematheque. At 6:45 p.m. Thursday, May 10, and 9:15 p.m. Friday, May 11.


Documentary about clothing designer Nary Manivong, who'll be in town (along with the movie's director) as part of Fashion Week Cleveland. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 6:45 p.m. Friday, May 11.

Ruggles of Red Gap

This 1935 comedy starring Charles Laughton as a butler screens as part of the Cinematheque's "100 Years of Paramount Pictures" series. At 5:15 p.m. Saturday, May 12, and 4:15 p.m. Sunday, May 13.

The Searchers

John Ford's brilliant western plays as part of the Saturday Classics series at Shaker Square Cinemas. At 10 a.m. Saturday, May 12.

The Story of Film: An Odyssey

Parts 5 and 6 of a 15-hour movie, which the art museum is showing in less butt-numbing increments over 10 weeks. It's all about the history of the movies. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 16.


A new French drama about a 10-year-old girl who's mistaken for a boy — then decides to play it up. Cinematheque. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 11, and 9:45 p.m. Saturday, May 12.

Yellow Submarine

The Beatles' 1968 animated movie returns to the big screen to freak you the fuck out. Cedar Lee Theatre. At 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10.

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