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His Girl on Friday

Cary and Roz

Howard Hawks’s His Girl Friday (1940) is not to be missed. It stars Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, and it’s funny. How do they talk so fast? See it at the Cinematheque Friday at 7:30 pm.

On Saturday and Sunday, the Cinematheque brings back Federico Fellini’s classic 8 1/2, celebrating its 50th anniversary. When I was babysitting back in high school, I would catch parts of this movie late at night on TV and never knew what was going on. I did like the looks of Marcello Mastroianni, however. Another must-see, especially if you’ve never seen it.

I’m intrigued by the documentary (again), this time Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel. That’s Diana Vreeland, the fashion maven and feminist pioneer,  of Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. This film, shown Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 6:30, was made by Ms. Vreeland’s granddaughter-in-law, Lisa Immordino Vreeland, who never met her.

In an embarrassment of riches, the Cleveland Museum of Art offers Tales of the Night, an animated film by Michel Ocelot, who directed the lovely Kirikou and the Sorceress. This movie takes place in a theater, where two children imagine fairy tales and “star” in the films their imaginations create. It sounds good, and it’s on Friday at 7:00 and Sunday at 1:30.

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