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Non-multiplex flick picks this week

Pootie Tang

Louis C.K.'s 2001 comedy about a ghetto superstar screens as part of the Cinematheque's "100 Years of Paramount Pictures" series. Let's take a moment and let that sentence sink in: Pootie Tang is playing at Cleveland's premier film arthouse as part of a series that's also included the western milestone Shane and Wings, the first movie to win an Oscar for Best Picture. Now, let's all say "pootie tang" together. Finally, all hail Louis C.K., whose show Louie is the best thing on TV this summer. This movie is pretty good too. Cinematheque. At 6 p.m. Thursday, June 28, and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, June 30. — Michael Gallucci

Bombay Beach

Documentary about people living in one of Southern California's poorest communities. Good times! Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Friday, June 29.

The Fairy

French movie about a hotel clerk who looks all over for the fairy who granted him two wishes. Those crazy French. Cinematheque. At 7:45 p.m. Thursday, June 28, and 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 29.


Nope, it's not a movie about some of our least favorite people on the planet. It's a musical from Russia set during the Cold War. Cinematheque. At 9:15 p.m. Friday, June 29, and 6:50 p.m. Saturday, June 30.

Surviving Progress

A bunch of really smart people (like Stephen Hawking and Margaret Atwood) talk about how progress might not really be the best thing for mankind. Cinematheque. At 7:25 p.m. Friday, June 29, and 5 p.m. Saturday, June 30.


Documentary about a super-rich Russian dude sitting in prison. Does his bitching about president Putin have something to do with his predicament? Cinematheque. At 5:45 p.m. Thursday, June 21, and 7:25 p.m. Friday, June 22.

Lola Versus

It Girl Greta Gerwig stars as a woman who wants to do a whole bunch of shit before she turns 30. Opens Friday at the Cedar Lee Theatre.

The Miners' Hymns

Old clips of English coal mining communities play out over a new score. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Friday, June 22.

What's Eating Gilbert Grape?

The Cinematheque's "100 Years of Paramount Pictures" series continues with the 1993 movie starring Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, and a really fat lady. Cinematheque. At 9:35 p.m. Friday, June 22, and 5 p.m. Saturday, June 23.

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