The Cleveland Cinematheque begins a month-long salute to director Sergio Leone tonight with a screening of A Fistful of Dollars. The first chapter of Leone's Spaghetti Western trilogy isn't the most famous that honor belongs to the filmmaker's best movie, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly but it is a crucial part of his career. Prior to this 1964 flick (which stars Clint Eastwood as the pistol-packing Man With No Name), Leone helmed forgettable sword-and-sandal sagas.
Also on tap this month: Fistful's follow-up, For a Few Dollars More (showing at 8:55 tonight), Once Upon a Time in the West, and, of course, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
Thu., Feb. 2, 7 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 5, 7 p.m.