At the Arthouse

Non-multiplex flick picks this week

4:44 Last Day on Earth

Willem Dafoe stars in director Abel Ferrara's new movie about an actor and his painter girlfriend waiting for the end of the world. But unlike most other apocalyptic thrillers, 4:44 Last Day on Earth is a quiet and meditative look at two people among billions living their final hours on the planet, which will soon be gone thanks to a massive hole in the ozone layer. Happy now, global warning naysayers? Cinematheque. At 8 p.m. Thursday, June 21, and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, June 23. — Michael Gallucci

Chico & Rita

Animated movie about a piano player, a singer, and their sizzling passion for each other. Not for kids. Cinematheque. At 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 22, and 7:20 p.m. Saturday, June 23.

Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same

You pretty much know what you're getting in a movie with a title like that. The director will be at the screening to answer your questions. Capitol Theatre. At 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 26.

El Sicario, Room 164

Documentary about a hitman for a Mexican drug cartel. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27.

An Evening With Georges Méliès

The Cinematheque hits the road for a special event at the Capitol Theatre featuring a documentary about the pioneering filmmaker (the dude Hugo was about) and a screening of the restored version of his masterpiece A Trip to the Moon. Capitol Theatre. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 26.


Documentary about a super-rich Russian dude sitting in prison. Does his bitching about president Putin have something to do with his predicament? Cinematheque. At 5:45 p.m. Thursday, June 21, and 7:25 p.m. Friday, June 22.

Lola Versus

It Girl Greta Gerwig stars as a woman who wants to do a whole bunch of shit before she turns 30. Opens Friday at the Cedar Lee Theatre.

The Miners' Hymns

Old clips of English coal mining communities play out over a new score. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Friday, June 22.

What's Eating Gilbert Grape?

The Cinematheque's "100 Years of Paramount Pictures" series continues with the 1993 movie starring Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, and a really fat lady. Cinematheque. At 9:35 p.m. Friday, June 22, and 5 p.m. Saturday, June 23.

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