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The Last Circus

A happy clown and a sad clown square off against each other for the love of an acrobat, who also happens to be the abused wife of the happy clown. This surreal new movie by Álex de la Iglesia, who directed The Day of the Beast, was a hit at the Venice Film Festival. It screens at the Cinematheque at 7:15 p.m. Friday, October 28, and 8:25 p.m. Sunday, October 30.— Michael Gallucci

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

Steven Spielberg's 2001 movie is like Pinocchio, but with robots. Cinematheque. At 9:25 p.m. Friday, October 28.

Last House on the Left

Wes Craven's 1972 movie about a house inhabited by a bunch of psychopaths. (See also The Virgin Spring, at right.) Cinematheque. At 9:45 p.m. Saturday, October 29, and 6:45 p.m. Sunday, October 30.

Metropolis

Fritz Lang's 1927 silent sci-fi classic (with Giorgio Moroder's discofied soundtrack!) screens as part of the Late Shift series at the Cedar Lee Theatre at midnight on Friday, October 28, and Saturday, October 29.

Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow

A look at German artist Anselm Kiefer. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Friday, October 28, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, October 30.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The interactive cult favorite makes its monthly appearance at the Cedar Lee Theatre at midnight on Friday, October 28, and Saturday, October 29.

Rush Time Machine: Live in Cleveland

The kick-ass Canadian power trio takes over the big screen in a concert shot earlier this year in the equally kick-ass city of Cleveland. Cedar Lee Theatre. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 2.

The Virgin Spring

Ingmar Bergman's classic revenge thriller, which inspired Last House on the Left. Cinematheque. At 5:10 p.m. Saturday, October 29, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, October 30.

The Wednesday Children

A 1973 super-indie horror movie made by Kent State professor Robert West, who'll answer your questions afterward. Cinematheque. At 7 p.m. Saturday, October 29.

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