Monday, January 7, 2013

Academy Awards party benefiting the Cinematheque coming February 24

[Press release from the Cleveland Cinematheque.]

Greater Cleveland film lovers will gather at the at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque on Sunday, February 24th to attend a very special film and benefit organized by Ciné Arts Cleveland!, a local internet group for movie lovers.
Entitled “Eat Drink Watch Oscars” (a reference to Ang Lee’s Oscar-nominated 1994 film Eat Drink Man Woman), this unique benefit will begin with WATCHing the new film Sister at the Cinematheque at 4:30 p.m.  (Sister is Switzerland’s official entry for this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.) After the screening, the party will move to Nighttown for the EAT and DRINK portions of the evening.  Before, during, and after dinner, partygoers will WATCH the Red Carpet and Academy Awards presentations on large-screen televisions beginning at 7 p.m. Serious cinephiles will have a special quiet room (away from the restaurant hubbub) devoted to WATCHing the telecast following dinner.

“I’m pleased that Ciné Arts Cleveland! has reached out to us with this benefit. I think it will be fun. Why stay home and watch the Oscars alone when you can celebrate and commiserate with other like-minded film buffs at one of the region’s finest restaurants?” said John Ewing, Cinematheque Director.
Tickets cost $100 ($50 of which is a tax-deductible donation to the Cinematheque) and include both admission to the film at the Cinematheque and the subsequent celebration of film at Nighttown.  A welcoming cocktail and hors d'oeuvres will be followed by a sit-down three-course meal and continued fellowship until the last award is handed out.   Zoss the Swiss Baker will provide gourmet petits fours. The event is Black-tie Optional.
Tickets may be purchased by calling Liz Huff at the Cleveland Institute of Art, 216.421.7957.  Tickets are also available online at  Walk-ups (cash only) will be accepted on the day of the event if space is available.
“Eat Drink Watch Oscars” patrons will also receive complementary 2013 memberships in both Ciné Arts Cleveland! ($5) and Music Cleveland! ($10).
Ciné Arts Cleveland! is a social networking group dedicated to the appreciation of foreign, art, classic and independent film.  Ciné Arts schedules film and dinner/discussion events throughout northeast Ohio where members can screen and share thought about the latest and most provocative movies.  Members are called Cinéphiles. Membership is open to all for a nominal annual fee.  For details go to

The group is part of the worldwide Internet networking service,  MeetUp is devoted to providing a social forum for people of mutual interests in a wide range of areas. 
France/Switzerland, 2012, Ursula Meier
In French with English subtitles
97 minutes
Switzerland's official entry for this year's foreign language film Oscar is one of the most acclaimed movies of 2012, with an overall rating of 81 (out of 100). It's a haunting "up-mountain, down-mountain" drama about a 12-year-old boy who steals from wealthy guests at an Alpine ski resort in order to support his desperate, down-and-out older sister (Léa Seydoux of Midnight in Paris, Farewell, My Queen) who lives in a decrepit apartment in the valley below. With Gillian Anderson. Cleveland premiere.
The screening at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 24 is open to both partygoers and the general public.  Regular Cinematheque admission prices will apply for those who want to see only the movie: $9; Cinematheque members $7; age 25 & under $6.
The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque
11141 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH  44106

12387 Cedar Road
Cleveland Heights, OH  44106

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