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Charlie Chaplin, John Carter, Return, Silent House, and more.

CHARLIE CHAPLIN SHORTS

Two classics: “A Day’s Pleasure” and the indelible “The Kid.”

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HOW TASTY WAS MY LITTLE FRENCHMAN

Nelson Pereira dos Santos’ cult-y black comedy centers on a Frenchman (Arduéno Colassanti) in 16th-century colonial Brazil who finds himself the captive of an Indian tribe, then a guest, then the entrée.

JOHN CARTER

Pixar director/story guru Andrew Stanton goes live-action in this adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ epic Frazetta-painting pulp about the title 19th-century earthling (Taylor Kitsch) battling aliens on Mars.

Opens March 9.

"PROTECT THE FOOD SUPPLY"

As usual, the Double Vision screening series pairs a fiction feature and a documentary, in this case 1973 sci-fi beater

Soylent Green

and the 2009 kids-feel-their-way-along-the-food-supply-chain account

What's on Your Plate?

RETURN

Writer/director Liza Johnson flips the script on the veteran-coming-home-from-the-Middle East drama, with

Freaks and Geeks

’ Linda Cardellini starring as the soldier in question. The presence of

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Boardwalk Empire

’s Michael Shannon and

Mad Men

’s John Slattery bodes well. Presented by the Maryland Film Festival.

SANKRANTHI

This 2006 drama from Sri Lanka screens as part of the ongoing Bridges to the World film festival.

SILENT HOUSE

Elizabeth Olsen (

Martha Marcy May Marlene

) stars in this atmospheric horror creeper about a young woman isolated in a lonely house.

Opens March 9.

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER

The film that launched a thousand light-up Lucite dance floors, not to mention millions of white poly-blend suits and kabillions of cheesy finger-pointing dance moves. It also, of course, launched John Travolta, who’s great as Brooklyn boy Tony Manero, dance-floor ruler by night, directionless, not-that-bright paint-store clerk by day. The Bee Gees-centric soundtrack is one of the greatest and most successful in cinema history, but this is a good movie even without the tunes. One night only.

A THOUSAND WORDS

The latest Eddie Murphy comedy.

Opens March 9.

TOURNÉES FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY FRENCH CINEMA

Johns Hopkins University’s third annual festival/screening series devoted to contemporary French film concludes this week with Xavier Beauvois’

Of Gods and Men

.

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