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Non-multiplex flick picks for the week


The African Queen

John Huston's classic romantic adventure — starring Humphrey Bogart in his only Oscar-winning performance — celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. And there's no better place to see this sprawling work than on the big screen, perfect for taking in Huston's colorful vista. (Bonus points: It's a restored 35mm print!) Bogart plays a boozy boat captain who reluctantly ferries missionary Katharine Hepburn down the river — not as easy as it sounds, since she's kind of a pain in the ass and there are Nazis everywhere. It's at the Cinematheque at 9 p.m. Friday, April 8; 7:25 p.m. Saturday, April 9; and 4 p.m. Sunday, April 10. — Michael Gallucci

An Afternoon With Artemesia Gentileschi

Featuring A Woman Like That

Artemesia Gentileschi won't actually be at this lecture/Q&A/screening program, since she's dead. But experts will talk about the 17th century pioneering female artist, and you'll get to see a movie about her. Then the filmmakers will answer your questions. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10.

Brakhage in 35mm

Program featuring six shorts by the experimental filmmaker, who usually works in 16mm. These films are in 35mm. Movie nerds know what we're talking about. Cinematheque. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 8.

Certified Copy

An English writer meets a French woman in an Italian village in this film-fest fave. Opens Friday at the Cedar Lee Theatre.

The Chaplin Revue

Three silent movies from the Little Tramp (A Dog's Life, Shoulder Arms, and The Pilgrim) screen as part of the Cinematheque's Chaplin series. Cinematheque. At 8:45 p.m. Thursday, April 7, and 5 p.m. Saturday, April 9.

Cleveland vs. Wall Street

Documentary about the trial that pitted our impoverished city against big-money douchebags. Opens Friday at the Cedar Lee and Capitol theaters.

Cluny Brown

Ernst Lubitsch directed this 1946 romantic comedy starring Charles Boyer and Jennifer Jones. Cinematheque. At 6:45 p.m. Thursday, April 7, and 8:40 p.m. Sunday, April 10.


Danny Boyle, the director of Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours, presents a stage version of Mary Shelley's gothic classic. The plays were filmed last month in London. Cedar Lee Theatre. At 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, April 10.

The Time That Remains

Israeli filmmaker Elia Suleiman looks at the history of Israel through the eyes of his father and his own childhood. Cinematheque. At 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9, and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10.

The Pillow Book

Here's something you didn't see in the Star Wars prequels: Ewan McGregor's ass. This 1996 coming-of-sexual-age movie makes up for it. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, and Friday, April 8.

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