At the Arthouse

A film about a Cleveland hitman leads our picks

Room in Rome

Two young women hook up in a hotel room in this new lesbian drama from Sex and Lucia director Julio Meden. Expect lots of soul-searching sprinkled in with the sex. Cinematheque. At 7:15 p.m. Friday, December 17, and 8:40 p.m. Saturday, December 18.

Blast of Silence

Little-seen crime thriller from 1961 about a Cleveland hitman who gets derailed on his way to a job in New York by an old friend. Cinematheque. At 9:25 p.m. Friday, December 17, and 5:15 p.m. Saturday, December 18.


Documentary about beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, with reminisces from Dennis Hopper, Allen Ginsberg, and other dead people. Director Chris Felver will be on hand to answer questions after the screenings. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Friday, December 17, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, December 19.


The Cinematheque wraps up its salute to Jacques Tati with the French director's final film, a 1974 made-for-TV comedy set in the circus world. Cinematheque. At 5:30 p.m. Friday, December 17, and 6:55 p.m. Saturday, December 18.

The Secret of Kells

Grown-up animated movie (and Oscar nominee) about a monk, a little boy, and a very special book. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 15.

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