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PICK OF THE DAY - A role model - Contemporary cinema owes much to Robert Bresson and his narratives of sin and redemption, grace and transcendence. The filmmaker worked with non-actors whom he called “models,’’ and their job was not to act but to reveal themselves to the camera. “Pickpocket’’ kicks off “The Complete Robert Bresson.’’ Pictured: Mariá Cesares in “Les dames du Bois de Boulogne.’’ Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. (through Feb. 19). $9, $7 students and seniors. Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy St., Cambridge. 617-495-4700. www.hcl.harvard.edu/hfa

PICK OF THE DAY

A role model Contemporary cinema owes much to Robert Bresson and his narratives of sin and redemption, grace and transcendence. The filmmaker worked with non-actors whom he called ‘‘models,’’ and their job was not to act but to reveal themselves to the camera. ‘‘Pickpocket’’ kicks off ‘‘The Complete Robert Bresson.’’Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. (through Feb. 19). $9, $7 students and seniors. Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy St., Cambridge. 617-495-4700. www.hcl.harvard.edu/hfa

TODAY

They took his Kodachrome away Kodak stopped making Kodachrome, the film of choice for Martin Karplus when he shot color images of post-World War II Europe. Photographs are on view at “In Times Past: Kodachrome Images By Martin Karplus.’’ Today from 1-7:30 p.m. (reception from 6-7:30 p.m.; through March 18). Free. The Griffin Museum’s Atelier Gallery at the Stoneham Theatre, 395 Main St., Stoneham. 781-729-1158. www.griffinmuseum.org

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The American landscape In the ’60s, Nancy Holt chose the American landscape and its geological diversity and started working on large-scale outdoor projects. “Nancy Holt: Sightlines’’ includes 40 works and archival documents by the Worcester-born artist. Today from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (through April 1). $3 suggested donation. The Tufts University Art Gallery @ the Shirley and Alex Aidekman Arts Center, 40 Talbot Ave., Medford. 617-627-3518. www.artgallery.tufts.edu

Poe corner Almost three years ago, the corner of Boylston and Charles streets was named Edgar Allan Poe Square after that master of the macabre, Boston-born, 19th-century writer. Poe dismissed Boston as a provincial “Frogpondium,’’ but we don’t hold a grudge (he isn’t a sports team) and the Poe Foundation of Boston sponsors A Celebration of the 203d birthday of Edgar Allan Poe. 7 p.m. Free. Boston Public Library, Johnson Building, 700 Boylston St., Boston. 617-536-5400. www.bpl.org

TOMORROW

Forget your troubles The American film musical was a great escape during the Great Depression. So, if you need help surviving our economic mess, take in “Gotta Dance’’ presented by ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage. “The Broadway Melody’’ from 1929 is followed at 8:30 p.m. by “Singin’ in the Rain.’’ Jan. 20 at 6 and 8:30 p.m. (through May). $10, $7.50 seniors, $5 students and under 18. Special pricing Jan. 20 of $15 for both films. Emerson College’s Paramount Center, 559 Washington St., Boston. 617-824-8400. www.artsemerson.org

SATURDAY

Some enchanted afternoon Surround sound, reserved seating, a gorgeous Rockport venue, and optional lunch sure sound like “The Enchanted Island.’’ It’s actually a Metropolitan Opera live HD broadcast inspired by Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream’’ and “The Tempest.’’ Jan. 21 at 1 p.m. $20-$32 (call box office to purchase the noon lunch). Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main St., Rockport. 978-546-7391. www.rockportmusic.org

A Valhalla of a time The Vikings believed that when they died in battle they would be carried up the rainbow bridge to Valhalla where they would fight all day and party at night. You can do some of this at “Once in Valhalla,’’ a night of locavore Viking feasting and mythological high jinks. Jan. 21 from 7-11 p.m. $75 (includes a 10-course Nordic feast). The Center for Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. 617-718-2191. www.brownpapertickets.com

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