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Week of January 15, 2003

cine16 St. Louis. A series of rarely seen 16mm gems: Toot, Whistle, Plunk, and Boom (1953), Floating Logging Camp (1979), Volcanoes: Exploring the Restless Earth (1973), One-Eyed Men Are Kings (1974), Carnivorous Plants (1979), Killers of the Insect World) (1939) and Stonecutter (1960). Screens Thursday, January 16, at 8 p.m. at Mad Art Gallery, 12th and Lynch. Free. NR

I'm Going Home. Manoel de Oliveira. An actor performing in Ionesco's Exit the King learns of a fatal car accident involving his wife, daughter and son-in-law. He's left to take care of his grandson and eventually returns to the stage to act. Then he's offered a demanding role in James Joyce's Ulysses, forcing him to reassess his life. Shows at 7 p.m. Friday-Sunday, January 17-19, in Webster University's Moore Auditorium, 470 E. Lockwood; call 314-968-7487 for information. NR

Topkapi. Jules Dassin. This 1964 caper, starring Peter Ustinov and Maximilian Schell, follows a small-time con man and a gang of jewel thieves as they plan to rob Istanbul's famous Topkapi Museum. Screens at 7 p.m. Friday, January 17, at the St. Louis Art Museum. NR