The Devil's Cleavage
You probably haven't heard of a single person who took part in this little-seen 1975 indie. You probably haven't even heard of the co-writer and director, George Kuchar, who recently passed away. But underground icons like John Waters and Guy Maddin worshiped the filmmaker, whose DIY movies ride the line between homage and camp. The Devil's Cleavage winks at 1940s Hollywood — particularly the melodramatic soaps the studios churned out back in the day. It's at the Cinematheque at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, November 19. — Michael Gallucci
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
Profile of Kevin Clash, the guy who gives life to one of Sesame Street's most awesome characters. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Friday, November 18, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, November 20.
Cleveland Museum of Art's annual film, video, and animation showcase celebrates its 10th anniversary with a greatest-hits program. Best of all, it's free. Cinematheque. At 7 p.m. Thursday, November 17.
House of Bamboo
Samuel Fuller's 1955 noir about a U.S. Army officer looking into the death of a fellow soldier in post-war Japan screens in a new print. Cinematheque. At 6:30 p.m. Sunday, November 20, and 8:35 p.m. Monday, November 21.
Documentary about kids doing crappy work in super-poor parts of Mexico. Cinematheque. At 8:35 p.m. Sunday, November 20, and 6:45 p.m. Monday, November 21.
A British girl falls in love with some dude in the U.S. Then she's kicked out because of visa issues. Opens Friday at the Cedar Lee Theatre.
The Naked Spur
The Cinematheque's James Stewart/Anthony Mann Westerns series continues with this 1953 psychological flick about bounty hunters. Pretty deep, as far as these things go. Cinematheque. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 18, and 5:15 p.m. Saturday, November 19.
Kevin Bacon fights big-ass worms as part of the Late Shift series. Capitol Theatre. At midnight Saturday, November 19.
West Side Story
The Capitol Theatre celebrates the musical's 50th anniversary with a special five-days-only run.