Seasonal Special Happenings

Noir Night at Cinematheque

When: Sat., Dec. 18 2010

Need an antidote to Christmas cheer? Check out tonight's three films at the Cleveland Cinematheque. "If you want a noir holiday, we've got it for you here," promises assistant director Tim Harry. The show begins at 5:15 p.m. with 1961's Blast of Silence. Written by, directed by, and featuring Allen Baron, the movie is said to have influenced Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver. That's followed at 6:55 p.m. by Parade, a dark comedy by Jacques Tati that was originally distributed in 1974, but not in the United States. If vintage flicks aren't for you — and you're over 18 — then Room in Rome, released this year with subtitles, might hold more appeal. Starting at 8:40 p.m., the film follows two women as they meet and mix it up in an Italian hotel room. Admission for each movie is $6 for members or $9 for non-members. Or catch two flicks for $12 (members) or $15 (non-members). For more info, visit or call 216-421-7450. The Cinematheque is at 11141 East Blvd. on the Cleveland Institute of Art campus. For more film happenings, check out our weekly Movies section. — Alyse Lamparyk

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