This documentary about the United States' education system focuses on four teachers whose shared stories pretty much echo the sentiments of educators across the country. Matt Damon narrates, Dave Eggers is one of the producers, and it's based on a book written by former Sound of Ideas host Daniel Moulthrop. This screening also includes a panel discussion featuring educators and reformers. It all starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 5, at the Capitol Theatre. — Michael Gallucci
Diary of a Country Priest
This 1951 old-school art house classic about a young priest battling both cancer and parishioners screens in a new 35mm print. Cinematheque. At 7:15 p.m. Friday, September 30, and 5:15 p.m. Saturday, October 1.
Another Italian movie about food. This one about a small bakery screens as part of the Cleveland Italian Film Festival. Cedar Lee Theatre. At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 29.
A woman likes sex. A lot. After a whole bunch of one-night stands, she falls into a sadomasochistic relationship with a moody actor. Cinematheque. At 9:30 p.m. Friday, September 30, and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 1.
Kristin Scott Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier star in this new movie about a ruthless businesswoman and the new girl she picks on. Opens Friday at the Cedar Lee Theatre.
In anticipation of movie critic Jonathan Rosenbaum's appearance this week, the Cinematheque screens John Cassavetes' 1984 family drama, one of Rosenbaum's all-time faves. Cinematheque. At 9:25 p.m. Saturday, October 1, and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, October 2.
The 1984 cult classic starring Emilio Estevez screens as part of the Melt Bar & Grilled Late Shift series. Cedar Lee Theatre. At 9:30 p.m. and midnight, Saturday, October 1.
The Sleeping Beauty
A 2010 French take on the classic fairy tale, remolded as a feminist fable. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Friday, September 30, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, October 2.
United Red Army
A 190-minute epic about 1970s Japan. You've been warned. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 5.
After revving up for movie critic Jonathan Rosenbaum's appearance all month, the man himself shows up to talk about one of his favorite movies: a 1990 film that threads together a series of artsy vignettes. Cinematheque. At 7 p.m. Monday, October 3.
World on a Wire
Rainer Werner Fassbinder's little-seen, very prescient 1973 movie about virtual reality. Cinematheque. At 6:45 p.m. Thursday, September 29, and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, October 2.