The Grapes of WrathJohn Ford's best movie, and one of the greatest American films ever made, doesn't need to be seen on the big screen, but it certainly helps to take in all the gorgeous imagery. Henry Fonda is perfect as John Steinbeck's Depression-era hero Tom Joad. Back in 1940, when the movie was made, Hollywood wasn't very open to free-thinking artists. Somehow this subversive classic got made, was a hit, and ended up scoring a pair of Oscars. The Cinematheque is showing a new 35mm print at 7 p.m. Friday, April 15, and 8:20 p.m. Sunday, April 17. — Michael Gallucci
Cleveland Cinemas' Late Shift series continues with one of the all-time best sci-fi movies. James Cameron's 1986 sequel isn't as good as the original, but it still kicks plenty of ass. Capitol Theatre. At midnight Saturday, April 16.
An English writer meets a French woman in an Italian village in this film-fest fave. Opens Friday at the Cedar Lee Theatre.
Chaplin Mutual Masterpieces
The Cinematheque's "Chaplin's Silent Films" series continues with four shorts Charlie Chaplin shot in 1917. Cinematheque. At 5:15 p.m. Thursday, April 16, and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 17.
Spanish shocker about a possessed young girl and an exorcism. Sound familiar? It's part of the IFC Midnight series. Capitol Theatre. At midnight Saturday, April 16.
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 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, and Thursday, April 14.
Gone With the Wind
The Capitol Theatre's 90th anniversary celebration continues with the butt-numbing classic about the Civil War and some dude with a sweet 'stache who doesn't give a damn. Capitol Theatre. At 10 a.m. Sunday, April 17.
Idiots and Angels
Animator Bill Plympton drops by the Cinematheque to host a screening of his latest film (which includes his usual mix of bizarre stories and minimalist drawings) and field your questions. Cinematheque. At 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14.
Phil Ochs: There but for Fortune
Documentary about the '60s and '70s folksinger. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Friday, April 15, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 17.
The Red Chapel
The Cleveland Museum of Art will be showing three movies about North Korea over the next few weeks. The first one is a satire about two comedians who disguise themselves as vaudeville performers so they can enter the country. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13.
The Strange Case of Angelica
The latest by director Manoel de Oliveira (who's 102 freakin' years old!) is strange indeed: a couple enlists a photographer to take pictures of their dead daughter in the 1950s. Cinematheque. At 9:45 p.m. Friday, April 15; 7:05 p.m. Saturday, April 16; and 4:15 p.m. Sunday, April 17.