[Press release from the Cleveland Cinematheque.]
Movies projected from actual film may be a thing of the past at the multiplex, but not at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, which will screen every movie it shows in June from either 35mm or 16mm film. June is the next to last month that the Cinematheque will present its weekly programs in the Russell B. Aitken Auditorium at the Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Boulevard in University Circle. At the end of July the Cinematheque will vacate this historic, 616-seat theater that has been its home for the past 29 years and move to a brand new theater at 11610 Euclid Avenue in the Uptown district.
Nineteen different movies will show during the month, and each will screen only one time—on a Friday or a Saturday. Among the highlights: the remaining three films from the internationally touring retrospective “Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien,” begun in April; four baroque psychodramas by Argentina’s late, largely forgotten master filmmaker Leopoldo Torre-Nilsson (1924-1978), one of the great unsung stylists in cinema history; and four essential film noir classics by the great Fritz Lang, one of the European emigrés who brought German Expressionism to Hollywood. There will also be a special screening of a restored archival print of the 1935 American movie BECKY SHARP, the first film shot in three-strip (full) Technicolor. The show will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Technicolor company in 1915. Sixteen of June’s 19 movies will be Cinematheque premieres.
This all-film month begins appropriately with two new features inspired by the demise of celluloid. OUT OF PRINT is a documentary about L.A.’s New Beverly Cinema, a legendary repertory theater (now owned by Quentin Tarantino) that specializes in double features shown from film. LA ÚLTIMA PELÍCULA is a mock documentary about an arrogant American moviemaker scouting Mexican location for a visionary epic that he plans to shoot on the world’s last remaining film stock. Both movies receive their Cleveland premiere on Friday, June 5.
The entire June line-up is below. Unless noted, admission to each film is $9; Cinematheque members and those age 25 & under $7. Free parking is available in the adjacent Cleveland Institute of Art lot, off of East Boulevard. For further information, call John Ewing or Tim Harry at (216) 421-7450, send an email to email@example.com, or log on to www.cia.edu/cinematheque. Cinematheque programs are supported by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and the Ohio Arts Council.