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Non-multiplex picks for your week


A Woman of Paris

Charlie Chaplin's first serious movie, from 1923, is about a young woman who heads to the big city as the mistress of a wealthy old guy. There, she reconnects with her old boyfriend. This second feature in the Cinematheque's "Chaplin's Silent Films" series is a deep, stylish work for its time. And for those of you who can't live without funny Chaplin, A Woman of Paris is preceded by one of his comedy shorts. At the Cinematheque at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, March 12, and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 13. — Michael Gallucci


Documentary about Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated shortly before Pakistan's crucial 2008 elections. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 6:45 p.m. Friday, March 11, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 13.

Disco and Atomic War

Documentary about the effects of a Finnish TV station on the Soviet Union in the '70s. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 9.

Blue Collar

Richard Pryor and Harvey Keitel star in Paul Schrader's 1978 movie about a pair of autoworkers who rob their union's safe. Bad move. Cinematheque. At 7 p.m. Monday, March 14.


Three siblings grow up isolated from the rest of the world in this Oscar-nominated movie from Greece. Then sex enters the picture, and everything changes. Everything. Cinematheque. At 6:45 p.m. Thursday, March 10, and 9:25 p.m. Friday, March 11.

The Harmony Game: The Making of Bridge Over Troubled Water

Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, and others talk about the duo's classic album, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Cedar Lee Theatre. At 2 p.m. Sunday, March 13.


Gregg Araki's latest is a sci-fi parable about a bunch of horny college students. Opens Friday at the Cedar Lee Theatre.


A bunch of Iranian girls dress up as boys so they can watch a soccer match in a stadium that has a strict "No Girls Allowed" policy. Cinematheque. At 8:40 p.m. Thursday, March 10, and 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 11.


Epic (and by epic, we mean nine-plus hours) 1985 documentary about the Holocaust told with only new interviews — no archival footage is used. Yes, epic. And totally mesmerizing. The Cinematheque shows the first part at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 12, and part two at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 13.

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