Tarsem Singh's long-gestating follow-up to his painfully flawed—but gorgeous—serial-killer flick The Cell is a children's story about love, heartache, suicide, and the gullibility of kids. Taking major cues from The Princess Bride, it never quite jells on a narrative level—in fact, it's a borderline disaster. But visually, it's one of the most imaginative and playful movies you will ever see. As a filmmaker, Singh is half-baked; as a stylist, he's truly one of the greats. (See movie times, www.thestranger.com, for details.)

Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer: Jan 13-Feb 14 at Bagley Wright Theatre
Part theater, part revival, and all power, this one-woman show will have your head nodding and hands clapping!