Seasonal Special Happenings

Before he was Tonto

When: Thu., Sept. 5, 6:45 p.m. 2013

Filmmaker Jim Jarmusch is something of a regional legend in these parts. Heard of him? He’s the out-there auteur from Akron with a huge white pompadour and looney-bin eyes. He’s responsible for such indie darlings as 2005’s Broken Flowers and the wacky, minimalist Criterion collection staple Stranger than Paradise (1984). At the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque tonight, you can see Jarmusch’s Dead Man, a “Transcendental Western” from 1995 starring Johnny Depp — before he was Tonto! -- as a nebbish accountant from Cleveland named William Blake who gets mistaken for the English poet of the same name and inadvertently becomes a wanted man when he heads out West. If you miss it tonight at 6:45, you’ll get another chance tomorrow at 9:30 p.m. Cinematheque tickets for non-members are $9. (Sam Allard)

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