12 Hours of Terror
The Capitol Theatre is getting a jump on Halloween this weekend with a 12-hour marathon of horror movies like Humanoids From the Deep and Basket Case — both classics of the genre, no doubt about it. But the big news here is the new print of Lucio Fulci's 1979 gorefest Zombie (pictured) that will screen sometime during the butt-numbing endurance contest. The film was banned by a bunch of uptight folks all over the world at the time of its release because of all the blood, guts, and cannibalism going on. Pass the popcorn! It all starts at 10 p.m. Saturday at the Capitol Theatre. — Michael Gallucci
Chimes at Midnight
Orson Welles' 1965 movie gathers vignettes from a handful of Shakespeare plays to tell the story of Falstaff, Prince Hal's best drinking bud. Cinematheque. At 5 p.m. Saturday, October 15.
Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
An exiled detective returns to Hong Kong to investigate a series of murders. Opens Friday at the Cedar Lee.
El Bulli: Cooking in Progress
Documentary about the chef at a famous Spanish restaurant. Word of advice: Eat something before you go. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Friday, October 14, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, October 16.
Annia Bu Maire, who stars in this generations-spanning movie about Cuban pimps, will be in town to talk about the film after the screening. Cinematheque. At 9:20 p.m. Friday, October 14.
The Imperialists Are Still Alive!
Middle Eastern artists do the boho thing in NYC. Cinematheque. At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 15, and 8:35 p.m. Sunday, October 16.
Mysteries of Lisbon
Part 1 of a four-and-a-half-hour movie about a 19th-century countess and orphan. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, October 19.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Do the Time Warp (again) with people who'll be throwing toast at the screen. Plaza Cinemas at Chapel Hill. At midnight Saturday, October 15.
Shakespeare in Love
How did this likable piece of fluff starring Gwyneth Paltrow beat Saving Private Ryan for 1998's Best Picture Oscar? Good fucking question. Cinematheque. At 3:30 p.m. Sunday, October 16.
Throne of Blood
Kurosawa's terrific retelling of Macbeth will be introduced by Robert Spadoni, a CWRU prof who knows a thing or two about Shakespeare. Cinematheque. At 7 p.m. Friday, October 14.
A young African heads to the wilderness to prep for battle against his evil father. The Cinematheque's John Ewing says "it's a little like Star Wars in the Sahara." Sold! Cinematheque. At 9:20 p.m. Saturday, October 15, and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, October 16.