Assorted ramblings from the world of entertainment:
Howland native Braeden Lemasters will be a regular on "Betrayal," the new ABC series that premieres at 10 p.m. Sunday.
The hour-long drama focuses on an attraction/affair between Sara (Hannah Ware), a professional photographer, and Jack (Stuart Townsend), a powerful attorney. Sara is married to a prosecutor dreaming of a political career, and her two worlds collide when her husband and her lover end up on opposite sides of a high-profile murder case.
Lemasters, 17, plays Victor Karsten, the teenaged son of Thatcher Karsten (James Cromwell), a shady businessman who Jack works for and whose family is entangled in the murder case.
According to Lemasters' father, David, Braeden will appear in all 13 episodes ordered so far by the network .
Lemasters played Ralphie in 2012's sequel to "A Christmas Story." He was a regular on the TNT series "Men of a Certain Age," and his film credits include "Easy A" and "The Stepfather." He also plays in the band The Feaver.
The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival opens Wednesday in Chagrin Falls.
Using multiple locations in the community, the festival will screen 78 documentaries from 22 countries over five days, and more than 30 filmmakers and producers will be in attendance with their films.
Among the films that will be shown are: "Honor Flight," which looks at the program that brings aging World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to see the WWII Memorial; "FrackNation," which looks at extremists in the anti-fracking movement; "Legion of Terror," about the performers at the Bloodview Haunted House in Broadview Heights; ''The Girl Next Door," a first-hand account of human trafficking; and "Medora," which focuses on a struggling town in rural Indiana and its high school basketball team's efforts to end a long losing streak.
Individual tickets for most programs are $10. All-fest passes are $70. The complete film lineup, times and locations can be found at www.chagrinfilmfest.org.
Cleveland Cinematheque - which shows classic, cult, indie and foreign films at the Cleveland Institute of Art on University Circle - is offering a unique opportunity for silent film fans this weekend. They will be showing three silent films with live musical accompaniment performed by the Alloy Orchestra.
The three-man ensemble uses a combination of synthesizers and its "rack of junk" to create all of the sound effects for silent classics. The musicians have written scores for 28 silent features and many short films, and they have performed at prestigious film festivals and in a dozen countries. Roger Ebert called the orchestra "the best in the world at accompanying silent films."
At the Cinematheque, the orchestra will accompany Fritz Lang's 1927 sci-fi masterpiece "Metropolis" at 8 p.m. Saturday, the 1925 version of "Phantom of the Opera" starring Lon Chaney at 4 p.m. Sunday and the 1924 melodrama "He Who Gets Slapped" at 7 p.m. "Slapped," by Swedish director Victor Sjostrom, is the orchestra's newest score, and it premiered last month at the Telluride Film Festival.
Tickets for the films are $15 general admission and $8 ages 25 and younger. For more information, go to www.cia.edu/ cinematheque.
Andy Gray is the entertainment writer for the Tribune Chronicle. Write to him at firstname.lastname@example.org