Since making the terrific neo-Nazi skinhead drama American History X in 1998, Tony Kaye has laid kinda low, except for a couple of barely seen arthouse films. No surprise then that the prickly British director's new movie is his best in 14 years. Adrien Brody plays a substitute teacher in a public-school system who stays disconnected from both students and fellow teachers. But he can only put off the whole mess of problems waiting to crash down on him for so long. Marcia Gay Harden, James Caan, and Christina Hendricks also star. Cinematheque. At 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 15, and 7:10 p.m. Saturday, June 16. — Michael Gallucci
Cool Hand Luke
What we got here is ... one of the all-time greats, showing this week as part of the Sunday Classics series. Capitol Theatre. At 10 a.m. Sunday, June 17.
An ex-con guns down two cops. Police chase him into the woods. Shit goes down. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 7 p.m. Friday, June 15.
This week's Melt Bar & Grilled Late Shift outing stars some hungry velociraptors. We hear they love parmageddons. Or maybe it's Jeff Goldblum. We get them confused. Capitol Theatre. At midnight Saturday, June 16.
My Name Was Sabina Spielrein
You know the real-life person Keira Knightley played in the Freud-Jung biopic A Dangerous Method? This is her story, told in a 2002 docudrama directed by a German woman. Cinematheque. At 5:45 p.m. Thursday, June 14, and 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 15.
Sound of Noise
Guerrilla percussionists stage performances throughout Europe. A tone-deaf cop is hot on their trail. No, seriously – that's what this movie is about. Cinematheque. At 7:35 p.m. Thursday, June 14, and 9:10 p.m. Saturday, June 16.
The Story of Film: An Odyssey
Finally! The last chapter of the 15-hour movie they've been showing for the past month and half. If you missed the other 14 parts, you may wonder what the hell is going on. Nah, just kidding: It's a history of the movies, so you're cool to start here. Cleveland Museum of Art's Morley Lecture Hall. At 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 20.
Tucker: The Man and His Dream
Francis Ford Coppola's 1988 movie about a revolutionary car maker — and his most cohesive film since Apocalypse Now fucked him up good — screens as part of the "100 Years of Paramount Pictures" series. Cinematheque. At 9:20 p.m. Friday, June 15, and 5 p.m. Saturday, June 16.