At the Arthouse 

Non-multiplex flick picks this week


The Cinematheque takes its "100 Years of Paramount Pictures" series to the Capitol Theatre for this big-screen showing of the 1927 silent movie that won the first Best Picture Oscar ever awarded. It's truly an old-school epic, with two guys, one girl, a world-encompassing war, and some of the best aerial sequences ever filmed. This new, restored print includes the original color tinting and score. Seriously — see this one on the big screen. At the Capitol at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 31. — Michael Gallucci


Director Richard Linklater's latest, based on a true story about a lovable mortician (Jack Black) and his relationship with a bitchy widow (Shirley MacLaine). Not a spoiler: He kills her. Opens Friday at the Cedar Lee Theatre.


A New Zealand kid can't wait to see his father, who's been in prison. Then the old man returns. Cinematheque. At 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 1, and 7:25 p.m. Saturday, June 2.


This Belgian drama about a cattle farmer, a shady veterinarian, and some thuggish types was nominated for an Oscar this year. Cinematheque. At 9:45 p.m. Friday, June 1, and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, June 2.


Amélie's Audrey Tatou stars as a widow who's being wooed by a co-worker. Opens Friday at the Capitol Theatre.

In Darkness

Oscar nominee based on the true story of a Polish guy who hid Jews in the sewers. Cinematheque. At 7 p.m. Monday, June 4.


Velma from the Scooby-Doo movies, Michael Shannon from Take Shelter, and the guy who plays Roger on Mad Men star in this new film about a soldier coming home to her small Ohio town after a tour of duty. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Friday, June 1.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Cedar Lee's monthly midnight showing of the movie everyone in the theater has seen three dozen times. Saturday, June 2.

A Separation

The Cinematheque wraps up its tribute to Iranian director Asghar Farhadi with his latest and greatest film, an Oscar-winning divorce drama with many twists and turns. Cinematheque. At 7:20 p.m. Friday, June 1, and 5 p.m. Saturday, June 2.

The Story of Film: An Odyssey

The 11th and 12th parts 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, June 6.


Melt Bar & Grilled's Late Shift series dishes up this fun-filled look at heroin addicts, including one guy who shits all over himself in bed. Enjoy! Cedar Lee Theatre. At midnight, Saturday, June 2.

More by Michael Gallucci


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