Monday, March 14, 2011

North Coast Movie News March 14, 2011

DIRECTOR PAUL SCHRAEDER BRINGS 'LIGHT OF DAY' BACK TO CLEVELAND

Filmmaker Paul Schrader, whose screenwriting credits include TAXI DRIVER and RAGING BULL and whose directorial credits include AMERICAN GIGOLO and AUTO FOCUS, will appear in person on Friday, March 18 at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, 11141 East Boulevard in University Circle, www.cia.edu/cinematheque. Schrader will answer audience questions after a rare theatrical showing of his 1987 rock 'n' roll movie LIGHT OF DAY, filmed in Cleveland (and University Circle) 25 years ago with stars Michael J. Fox, Joan Jett, and Gena Rowlands. Tickets cost $15, Cinematheque members $10. Full-price tickets can be purchased in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com.


Earlier in the week that Schrader comes to Cleveland, the Cinematheque will show two other films by the Michigan native. Schrader's first film as a director, BLUE COLLAR (1978), will screen on Monday, March 14 at 7:00 pm, and his Oscar-winning AFFLICTION (1997) will play on Thursday, March 17 at 7:00 pm. Admission to either of these films is $9, Cinematheque members $6.

CLEVELAND CINEMAS CONTINUES THE MIDNIGHT MADNESS

The Melt Bar and Grilled Late Shift and IFC Midnight Movies series continue Saturday night/Sunday morning at midnight at the Capitol theater in the Gordon Square Arts District. The Late Shift presents the 1975 drive-in movie classic DEATH RACE 2000 starring David Carradine and a young Sylvester Stallone. Meanwhile, the IFC series presents the stylishly violent Hong Kong horror film DREAM HOME, a twisted commentary on the housing crisis.

35TH CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Tickets to the more than 280 films from 60 countries screening at the 35th CIFF are now on sale! Tickets are available online at www.clevelandfilm.org, by telephone (1.877.304.FILM), at the Ulmer & Berne Film Festival Box Office in the lobby of Tower City Cinemas, or by mail using the Program Guide order form.  Ticket prices for most films are $10 per film for CIFF members and $12 for non-members.

35th Cleveland International Film Festival
March 24 - April 3, 2011
Tower City Cinemas

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