The Sky Is YoursThis rarely screened French movie from 1944 follows a boring married couple who kick things up when they take an interest in flying. But that's not why you should go to this event. Cinematheque director John Ewing was recently named a knight in the Order of Arts of Letters of the Republic of France for the cultural work he's done over the years. Before the movie, which is one of Ewing's all-time faves, he'll receive his well-deserved award in a special ceremony. Does this mean we have to call him Sir John from now on? Cinematheque. At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 3. — Michael Gallucci
A year in the life of a happily married couple. Directed by art-house fave Mike Leigh. Opens Friday at the Cedar Lee Theatre.
This 1963 movie starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn looks like a Hitchcock movie and talks like a Hitchcock movie, but it was directed by Stanley Donen. Go figure. Cinematheque. At 5:15 p.m. Saturday, February 5, and 4 p.m. Sunday, February 6.
Classy French animated film about an old-school illusionist and a young fan. Opens Friday at the Cedar Lee Theatre.
In Their Sleep
Cleveland Cinema's IFC Midnight series continues with this thriller about a woman (La Femme Nikita's Anne Parillaud) and the killer she accidentally pisses off. Cedar Lee Theatre. At midnight Saturday, February 5 (technically Sunday morning).
Danny Trejo stars in this new exploitation pic about a man out for vengeance. No, it's not Machete. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 2.
Ne Change Rien (Change Nothing)
Black-and-white portrait of French singer Jeanne Balabar. Cinematheque. At 9:30 p.m. Saturday, February 5, and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, February 6.
A chef (who used to be an assassin) whips up a big batch of kick-ass for the people who attacked his daughter's family. Cinematheque. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 4, and 8:30 p.m. Sunday, February 6.
Award-hogging documentary about a guy who makes art out of the world's largest garbage dump. Cinematheque. At 9:40 p.m. Friday, February 4, and
7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 5.
You Won't Miss Me
This movie about a 23-year-old girl recently released from a psychiatric hospital was directed by Oberlin grad Ry Russo-Brown, who will field questions after the screenings. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Friday, February 4, and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 5.