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Reel Cleveland: Malick at the Cinematheque

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Starting with a screening of 1974's Badlands at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, January 7, and 9:35 p.m. Friday, January 8, the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque (11141 East Blvd., 216.421.7450, will show several feature films by American filmmaker Terrence Malick in the series "Visions & Voiceovers: The Films of Terrence Malick." In addition to Badlands — Malick's directorial debut, which stars Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek as a couple on a killing spree — the rest of the Malick series includes the 1998 war movie The Thin Red Line (January 21 and 22), 1978's Texas farm drama Days of Heaven (January 14 and 15) and 2005's colonial-settlement saga The New World (January 28-29). Tickets are $8.

This month, the Cinematheque also kicks off "Revivals & Restorations," a weekly series that features new 35mm prints of classic films. The series starts at 5 p.m. Saturday, January 9, with a showing of Federico Fellini's Amarcord. The film, which won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language film when it came out in 1974, has gone through extensive restoration overseen by Fellini's main cinematographer, Giuseppe Rotunno. It also shows at 4 p.m. Sunday, January 10. The series continues with restored prints of the 1963 musical Bye Bye Birdie (January 16 and 17), the 1950 Humphrey Bogart vehicle In a Lonely Place (January 23 and 24), the 1959 Venezuelan award winner Araya (January 30 and 31) and the 1960 Eli Kazan classic Wild River (February 6 and 7). Casablanca and Play It Again, Sam show as a Valentine's Day double feature. The British thrillers Odd Man Out (February 20 and 21) and Brighton Rock (February 27 and 28) are also on the schedule.

Last year, the Cinematheque showed two films at the newly restored Capitol Theatre (1390 W. 65th St., 216.651.7295, The screenings went so well, the Cinematheque has again partnered with the Capitol to present the local premiere of Collapse, the latest film by American Movie and The Yes Men director Chris Smith. A profile of a former LAPD officer who predicted the financial meltdown in his radical newsletter From the Wilderness, the film also touches upon oil consumption and the downfall of the U.S. industrial complex. It shows at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 13. Tickets are $8.

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