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This week's non-multiplex picks

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The Oxford Murder

The Elephant Man (John Hurt) and Frodo (Elijah Wood) team up to solve a series of killings. Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. At 9:10 p.m. Saturday, September 18, and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, September 19.

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Is this movie about graffiti art (supposedly helmed by British artist Banksy) the real deal? Or is it just one layer after another of rabbit-hole shenanigans devised by the smarty-pants filmmakers? Who knows? Either way, it's quite a ride. Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. At 8:50 p.m. Thursday, September 16, and 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 17.

Farewell

Cold War-era spies trade secrets in this story based on real-life events. Safe bet that nobody here is named Pussy Galore. Opens Friday at the Cedar Lee Theatre.

The Father of My Children

A French movie producer deals with work and family in this favorite from Cannes. Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. At 7 p.m. Thursday, September 18, and 4 p.m. Sunday, September 19.

45365

Winning lottery numbers? The missing link in Lost's mythos? The combined salary of a Cleveland high school's teaching staff? Nope — it's a profile of small-town Sidney, Ohio. Cleveland Museum of Art Morley Lecture Hall. At 5:30 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 15.

Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then

After you watch director Brent Green's movie about a real-life Kentucky man who built a house to heal his sick wife, you can ask Green some questions about it, since he'll be there. Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 21.

Karl May

A three-hour biopic from 1974 about a German writer whose Old West stories may have inspired Hitler and the Nazis. Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. At 7 p.m. Monday, September 20.

Nightfall

Jacques Tourneur — the director of the moody I Walked With a Zombie and the original Cat People — made this taut 1957 film noir about a man accused of killing his best friend. The police are hot on his trail. So are the real killers. The Cinematheque screens a new print of this little-seen crime thriller. Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. At 5:15 p.m. Saturday, September 18, and 8:40 p.m. Sunday, September 19.

Micmacs

Jean-Pierre Jeunet (who made the fabulous Amélie) directed this movie about a group of people living in a junkyard who strike back at weapon makers. Watch out, they're throwing tomatoes! Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. At 6:45 p.m. Thursday, September 16, and 9:20 p.m. Friday, September 17.

See What I'm Saying: The Deaf

Entertainers Documentary

A year in the life of four hearing-impaired artists, including a drummer and a comedian. The documentary's director, Hilari Scarl, will be at both screenings. Cleveland Museum of Art Morley Lecture Hall. At 6:30 Friday, September 17, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, September 19.

The Tillman Story

Documentary about Pat Tillman, who quit the NFL to fight the war, where he was killed. Opens Friday at the Cedar Lee Theatre.

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