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What to watch in Cleveland this weekend: March 14-16

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A round-up of film-related happenings in the Cleveland area for March 14-16

  • "Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq" @ Capitol Theatre (1390 West 65th Street): Directed by Nancy Buirski ("The Loving Story"), this documentary explores the life of the great ballerina, Tanaquil Le Clercq, whose body and sense of movement redefined the world of ballet, and became the muse of two great artists, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. Showtimes at 1:30 PM, 4:15 PM, 7:20 PM, and 9:45 PM, Friday and Saturday. Click here for tickets.
  • The 2014 Oscar-winner for Best Foreign Language Film, "The Great Beauty" (La Grande Bellezza) @ Cedar Lee Theatre (2163 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights): An Italian comedic drama, directed by Paolo Sorrentino ("This Must Be the Place"), this film follows a wealthy journalist, Jep Gambardella (Toni Servillo), after his 65th birthday party, as he looks past his lavish and flashy lifestyle, and reflects on his lost love and sense of unfulfillment. Click here for tickets and showtimes.
  • "Journey to Italy" @ Cinematheque (11141 East Boulevard, at the Cleveland Institute of Art): The critically-acclaimed 1954 film, "Viaggio in Italia," directed by Roberto Rossellini, stars Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders as a dysfunctional married couple whose relationship problems intensify when they make a trip to Italy together to sell a property they both have inherited. Showtimes at 5:15 PM on Saturday and 6:30 PM on Sunday. Click here for tickets.
  • "The Wind Rises" (Kaze tachinu) @ Cedar Lee Theatre (2163 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights): A 2014 Oscar-nominee for Best Animated Feature, this Hayao Miyazaki-directed film takes a look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, a man who dreamed of flying airplanes and who ended up designing Japanese fighter planes during WWII. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Martin Short, and Stanley Tucci provide voices. Showtimes at 4:00 PM and 9:55 PM, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Click here for tickets.
  • The classic James Dean film, "Rebel Without a Cause" @ Capitol Theatre (1390 West 65th Street): In this 1955 cult hit, directed by Nicholas Ray, James Dean plays the iconic rebellious teenager, Jim Stark, the new kid in town with a troubled past. Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo also star. Showing at 10:00 AM on Sunday. Click here for tickets.

List of new theatrical releases for this weekend-

Need for Speed- Action/ Thriller {PG-13} 130 min. Stars: Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots

Veronica Mars- Comedy/ Drama {PG-13} 107 min. Stars: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, James Franco

Bad Words- Comedy {R} 88 min. Stars: Jason Bateman, Allison Janney, Kathryn Hahn

Enemy- Mystery/ Thriller {R} 90 min. Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Sarah Gadon, Isabella Rossellini

The Art of the Steal- Comedy/ Crime {R} 90 min. Stars: Kurt Russell, Jay Baruchel, Katheryn Winnick

Le Week-End- Comedy/ Drama {R} 93 min. Stars: Lindsay Duncan, Jim Broadbent, Jeff Goldblum

On My Way- Comedy/ Drama 116 min. Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Nemo Schiffman

Shannon Dockrill is a regular contributor at Examiner, currently writing articles for the Cleveland Film and Portland Indie Film Industry columns. If you would like to receive Shannon's articles via email, please hit the "subscribe" button at the top of the page.

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