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Celluloid Heroes 

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Nearly three decades after singer Ian Curtis' suicide, Anton Corbijn sheds light on the collapse of Joy Division in his debut biopic, Control. The Dutch photographer weaves footage of the '70s post-punk rockers with stories from Touching From a Distance, Deborah Curtis' book. Curtis' widow, who filed for a divorce in 1980, chronicles their marriage as one that was plagued by money problems. Distraught at the thought of both divorce and diagnosis with epilepsy, the 23-year-old Curtis hanged himself the morning before the band was set to embark on their first American tour. As a tribute, Corbijn includes Curtis' posthumous single, "Love Will Tear Us Apart," in the flick. Control screens at 7 tonight and 9:40 p.m. tomorrow at the Cleveland Cinematheque, 11141 East Boulevard. Tickets are $5 to $8. Call 216-421-7450 or visit www.cia.edu.
Fri., Jan. 4, 7 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 5, 9:40 p.m., 2008

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