Monday, February 27, 2012

Bresson Series Highlights March-April Cinematheque Schedule

[Press release from the Cleveland Cinematheque.]

Ten films by master French filmmaker Robert Bresson will show between March 3 and April 29 at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, 11141 East Boulevard in University Circle. The series, entitled “Robert Bresson, Definitely,” includes six newly struck 35mm prints and a few prints from Europe.
Robert Bresson (1901-1999) is one of the most revered moviemakers in the history of the medium. A minimalist known for his unmistakable, pared-down style (spare images with little dialogue wedded to carefully selected sound effects and music), Bresson tells tales of troubled protagonists in the midst of existential or spiritual crises. But as a Catholic, he frequently allows his characters to find inner peace, deliverance, or redemption. The name of the series plays off the title of Bresson’s little-known, next-to-last feature THE DEVIL, PROBABLY (1977), which opens the Cinematheque retrospective.

SAT        3/3         5:15 PM                THE DEVIL, PROBABLY
SUN       3/4         6:30 PM                THE DEVIL, PROBABLY
SAT        3/10       5:15 PM                L’ARGENT (MONEY)
SUN       3/11       6:30 PM                L’ARGENT (MONEY)
SUN       3/18       6:30 PM                LES ANGES DU PÉCHÉ (ANGELS OF SIN)
FRI          4/6         7:30 PM                A MAN ESCAPED
SAT        4/7         5:15 PM                A MAN ESCAPED
SUN       4/15       6:30 PM                THE TRIAL OF JOAN OF ARC
THU       4/19       6:45 PM                PICKPOCKET
FRI          4/20       9:35 PM                PICKPOCKET
SAT        4/21       5:15 PM                LANCELOT OF THE LAKE
SUN       4/22       6:30 PM                LES DAMES DU BOIS DU BOULOGNE
FRI          4/27       7:30 PM                UNE FEMME DOUCE
SUN       4/29       4:15 PM                UNE FEMME DOUCE
SUN       4/29       6:30 PM                FOUR NIGHTS OF A DREAMER
March and April will also find the Cinematheque presenting six features by Czech animator and surrealist Jan Švankmajer; the exclusive Cleveland-area premiere of 12 acclaimed new international films including Kenneth Lonergan’s MARGARET and Bela Tarr’s THE TURIN HORSE; and assorted classics and second-run films. Unless noted below, admission to each movie is $9; Cinematheque members and CIA faculty and staff $7; ages 25 & under (with proof of age) $5. A second film on the same evening costs an additional $5.
All films will show in the Aitken Auditorium of the Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Boulevard in University Circle, telephone (216) 421-7450, Free parking for filmgoers is available in the adjacent Cleveland Institute of Art lot. For further information, call John Ewing or Tim Harry at the above number.

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