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Non-multiplex flick picks this week



An Evening With Don Hertzfeldt

The Oscar-nominated animator comes to town to talk about his hilarious shorts and show off his latest work, It's Such a Beautiful Day, the final part of his Bill Trilogy. The Cinematheque will also show the first two chapters, along with some of Hertzfeldt's other short films. It all starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 24. — Michael Gallucci

The Best of the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2011

Nine shorts from the most recent Ottawa International Animation Festival. Duh. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Friday, February 24, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, February 26.

Force of Nature

Documentary about environmentalist David Suzuki. Cinematheque. At 7:05 p.m. Saturday, February 25, and 4:40 p.m. Sunday, February 26.

The Gold Rush

The Cinematheque's Artists of the Silent Screen series wraps up with Charlie Chaplin's 1925 classic about gold prospectors in the Yukon. The Little Tramp eats a shoe. Cinematheque. At 5:15 p.m. Saturday, February 25, and 2:50 p.m. Sunday, February 26.

How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?

Documentary about architect Norman Foster. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 29.

King Kong

The Sunday Brunch and Movie series continues with the greatest giant-monster movie ever made. Be sure to grab a banana. Capitol Theatre. 10 a.m. Sunday,

February 26.

Oedipus Rex

William Shatner and the guy who did the voice of HAL in 2001 are part of this 1957 adaptation of Sophocles' play about a dude with mommy issues. Cinematheque. At 6:45 p.m. Thursday, February 23, and 1 p.m. Sunday, February 26.


Director Takeshi Kitano's latest gangland bloodbath has to do with nasty drug traffickers. Cinematheque. At 8:35 p.m. Thursday, February 23, and 9 p.m. Saturday, February 25.

Travelling Light

London's National Theatre hits the big screen in this HD production of Nicholas Wright's play about European immigrants during the golden age of Hollywood. Cedar Lee Theatre. 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 29.

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