The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
Back in the late '60s and early '70s, a Swedish documentary crew gathered its cameras and pasty-looking reporters to get the scoop on the Black Power movement happening in the United States. The footage was originally shot for a TV show to be aired in Sweden, but instead it sat untouched in a studio basement for years, until a local filmmaker (whose past credits include Am I Black Enough for You and Fuck You, Fuck You Very Much) wove it all together with music and other contemporary images. Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, and Questlove offer modern-day perspectives. It's a fascinating if occasionally stiff view of the era, when a race war in the United States seemed imminent. It's at the Cinematheque at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, February 9, and 9:15 p.m. Friday, February 10. — Michael Gallucci
Charlotte Rampling: The Look
Documentary about the British actress who starred in Swimming Pool, Melancholia, and almost a hundred other movies. Cinematheque. At 8:45 p.m. Thursday, February 9, and 7:20 p.m. Saturday, February 11.
Guatemala's civil war is explored in this new documentary. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 15.
I Am Bruce Lee
A look at the life, death, and influence of the martial-arts movie great. Capitol Theatre. At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 9.
Colin Farrell and Keira Knightley star in this thriller, which was directed by the guy who wrote The Departed, about an ex-con watching over an actress and the London gangsters who don't like it one bit. Cinematheque. At 9:15 p.m. Saturday, February 11, and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, February 12.
October (Ten Days That Shook the World)
Sergei Eisenstein's 1928 classic about the Russian Revolution shows as part of the Artists of the Silent Screen series. Cinematheque. At 8:35 p.m. Sunday, February 12.
The Swell Season
Documentary about the band/couple in the movie Once. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Friday, February 10, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, February 12.
The 1983 hip-hop and B-boy classic, with lots of cool graffiti, breakdancers, and music, including an appearance by Grandmaster Flash. Cinematheque. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 10.