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Spotlight: More Holiday Movies



The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque continues its holiday-themed programming this week with a screening of Tangerine. Set on Christmas Eve, the film centers on trans woman sex worker Sin-Dee Rella (Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) who gets out of prison only to realize that her pimp boyfriend cheated on her while she was locked up. The film functions as a road movie of sorts as the trans woman meets a trans BFF, an Armenian cab driver, an Asian doughnut shop owner and others on her way to seek revenge.

Shot completely on an iPhone 5s, the film has received positive reviews since debuting at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. It screens at 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18, at the Cinematheque. Tickets are $9.

Ingmar Bergman's 1982 film Fanny and Alexander addresses the themes of "love and loneliness, dreams and nightmares, pain and ecstasy, God and emptiness, reality and illusion, theatre and cinema." Set in early 20th-century Sweden at Christmastime, the film centers on a young brother and sister who leave their loving family to live with their mother's new husband, a stern minister.

Winner of four Oscars, the film features color cinematography courtesy of the late Sven Nykvist. It screens at 6:50 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19. Tickets are $10.

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