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Reel Cleveland: Working the Late Shift 

And more local film news

Looking ahead to 2010, director Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi flick 2001: A Space Odyssey launches Cleveland Cinemas' new Late Shift film series at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, January 2, at the Cedar Lee Theatre (2163 Lee Rd., 216.321.5411, clevelandcinemas.com). Late Shift aims to take the Cedar Lee Cult Series concept to other Cleveland Cinemas-owned theaters. "The Cedar Lee Cult Series has been growing and increasing in popularity, and I wanted to expand that to some of our other theaters like the Capitol Theatre [in the Detroit Shoreway area] and the Apollo [in Oberlin]," says Cleveland Cinemas marketing director Dave Huffman. "We can't call it the Cedar Lee Cult Series if we're showing it at the Capitol, so now it will be Cleveland Cinemas Late Shift. Everything we show at the Cedar Lee will be 35mm prints, and at the Capitol, it will be HD presentations, because a lot of classic movies don't have prints but are out on Blu-ray, which just looks awesome there." In addition, The Rocky Horror Picture Show will continue to screen the first Saturday of every month at the Cedar Lee Theatre. And The Room, which has been a hit at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, will also show at the Cedar Lee on the first Saturday of the month. "We're committed to showing The Room for at least three months," says Huffman. "[Cinematheque director] John Ewing gave The Room a chance, and now we're going to make a home for it here." Tickets to all Late Shift screenings are $5.

The Cleveland Museum of Art currently has an exhibit featuring the work of French post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin. To go along with it, the museum will also show several films about the artist in the Gauguin on Film series. Gauguin the Savage, a 1980 TV drama that stars David Carradine and Lynn Redgrave, shows at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, December 26 and Tuesday, December 27. The Wolf at the Door, a 1986 biopic about Gauguin's decision to go back to Paris after living in Tahiti for several years, shows at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, December 27, and Wednesday, December 30. And The Moon and Sixpence, a 1942 adaptation of the W. Somerset Maugham novel that's loosely based on the life of Gauguin, shows at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, December 31. All screenings take place at the Cleveland Museum of Art's Lecture Hall (11150 East Blvd., 216.421.7350, clevelandart.org/film). Tickets are $8.

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