The Complete Metropolis
The Cinematheque showed this expanded version of Fritz Lang's futuristic masterpiece not too long ago. It's such a monumental moment in movie history that they're showing it again this week, this time at the Capitol Theatre. There are 25 more minutes of the 1927 silent film to marvel now, and this really is one you should see on the big screen. But the real reason to head to the Capitol is for the live musical accompaniment by Boston's Alloy Orchestra. Prepare to be wowed on a dozen different levels. Capitol Theatre. At 7 p.m. Thursday, September 23.
Bran Nue Dae
A young guy runs away from a religious mission and finds his own kinda salvation in this coming-of-age Australian film. Opens Friday at the Cedar Lee Theatre.
Akira Kurosawa's first color movie (from 1970) is about a group of people living in a rundown part of Tokyo. Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. At 5 p.m. Saturday, September 25, and 8:05 p.m. Sunday, September 26.
French movie about a married guy and the woman he has the hots for. Only problem (besides that married part): She happens to be his son's teacher. Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. At 9:10 p.m. Friday, September 24; 7:40 p.m. Saturday, September 25; and 4:15 p.m. Sunday, September 26.
Two former college-soccer stars travel around the world to play pickup games. Unfortunately, they found only three people in the U.S. who cared about the sport. Cleveland Museum of Art Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Friday, September 24, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, September 26.
Just so you know: It's not the Disney classic. It's from Portugal. And Snow White muses on existential issues and stuff like that. Oh yeah, the story plays out on a mostly blank screen while the soundtrack does most of the heavy lifting. Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. At 6:30 p.m. Sunday, September 26.
South of the Border
Oliver Stone directed this documentary about South American presidents. He talks to them about politics, society, and that movie he made about the Doors. Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 24, and 9:40 p.m. Saturday, September 25.