Friday, June 28, 2013

Cinematheque announces July-Aug film schedule

[Press release from the Cleveland Cinematheque.]

The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque will present 42 different films during July and August, including two thematic series. The “Cleveland Cultural Gardens Film Fest” (July 5 – Aug 30) consists of ten films representing some of the nationality or ethnic groups that have gardens in Rockefeller Park on East Boulevard. “Jean Renoir in Color” (Aug 9 – Sept 1) consists of four 1950s color films by the celebrated son of French Impressionist painter Pierre-August Renoir.
 
Remaining films on the Cinematheque schedule are either new films receiving their exclusive Cleveland premiere, acclaimed second-run films, or film classics in new or excellent 35mm film prints. Four of the summer’s movies will be shown in the new Mandel Screening Room, located inside the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Joseph McCullough Center at 11610 Euclid Avenue, in the Uptown development.
 
But most movies will continue to be shown in Aitken Auditorium of the Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Boulevard in University Circle. Admission to most films is $9, Cinematheque members and those with CIA I.D.’s $7, age 25 & under $6. An added film on any night costs an additional $6. (Any exceptions relating to location or price will be noted in the complete listings below.) Free parking for filmgoers is available in the adjacent CIA lot.
 
For further information, film images, or preview screeners, call John Ewing or Tim Harry at (216) 421-7450 or e-mail: cinema@cia.edu

JULY 5-9
 
Friday, July 5, at 5:15 pm &
Saturday, July 6, at 7:35 pm
Cleveland Cultural Gardens Film Fest
THE PARADE
PARADA
Serbia/Slovenia/Croatia/Montenegro/Macedonia, 2011, Srdjan Dragojević
In this wry Balkan take on The Seven Samurai, a homophobic Serbian gangster and war vet recruits some former soldiers from enemy ex-Yugoslavian factions—a Croat, a Bosnian, a Kosovan Albanian—to help him provide security for Belgrade’s Gay Pride parade. This daring black comedy, a spoof of Balkan machismo and prejudice, was a huge hit in the former Yugoslavia—heartening since Belgrade’s 2010 Gay Pride parade was marred by violence and the 2011 event was canceled altogether. From the director of Pretty Village, Pretty Flame. “Hilarious, raunchy comedy… Laugh-out-loud funny, brilliantly acted and, towards the very end, also deeply moving.” –The Hollywood Reporter. Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. 35mm. 115 min. This film is co-presented by the Global Film Initiative and is part of the Global Lens 2013 film series. For more information, visit www.globalfilm.org. Print from GFI.
 
Friday, July 5, at 7:30 pm
NO
Chile, 2012, Pablo Larrain
Gael García Bernal stars in this Chilean movie that was one of the five nominees for last year's Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. (It opened at the Cedar Lee during the run of the Cleveland Int'l Film Festival, so many moviegoers missed it.) Bernal plays a hotshot advertising man who joins the campaign to oust Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet, after 15 years in office, during a constitutionally mandated 1988 referendum. His innovative, irreverent approach, which incorporates the latest marketing strategies, provokes scorn from both camps and subterfuge from the right. Director Pablo Larrain shot No on retro 3/4" U-matic videotape to duplicate the look of 1980s Chilean television. Subtitles. 35mm. 118 min. sonyclassics.com/no/
 
Friday, July 5, at 9:50 pm &
Saturday, July 6, at 9:50 pm
SPRING BREAKERS
USA, 2012, Harmony Korine
Disney Channel teen heartthrobs Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens play “bad girls” who find themselves on a college spring break from hell in Harmony Korine’s stylish, funny, chilling new provocation. James Franco is terrific as Alien, a Florida gangster and rapper with cornrows and gold teeth. Adults only! 35mm. 93 min. www.springbreakersmovie.com
 
Saturday, July 6, at 5:15 pm
Saturday, July 6, at 5:15 pm
Cleveland Cultural Gardens Film Fest
Imported 35mm Color Print!
THE VOICE OF THE MOON
LA VOCE DELLA LUNA
Italy/France, 1990, Federico Fellini
Roberto Benigni stars in Federico Fellini’s final film, the only Fellini movie never released in North America. (We will show a rare 35mm print from Europe that is temporarily in the U.S.) A hit in Italy, where it was nominated for nine David di Donatello Awards (Italy’s Oscar) and won three (including Best Actor), The Voice of the Moon is a surrealistic comedy/drama in which a former mental patient obsessed with the moon (a true lunatic) and an ex-prefect team up to traverse a cultural landscape peppered with pagans, pompous fools, beauty queens, grotesques, and other eccentrics. “A cockeyed lament on a world gone haywire, where traditions are dismissed and sensitive souls—what’s left of them—look to the moon for magic and nourishment.” –San Francisco Chronicle. Adults only! Ohio premiere. Subtitles. 120 min. Special admission $12; members and age 25 & under $10; no passes, twofers, or radio winners. Print courtesy of Istituto Luce – Cinecittà (Rosaria Folcarelli); special thanks to BAMcinématek (Florence Almozini, David Reilly).
 
Saturday, July 6, at 7:35 pm
THE PARADE
See 7/5 at 5:15 for description
 
Saturday, July 6, at 9:50 pm
SPRING BREAKERS
See 7/5 at 9:50 for description
 
NO FILMS SUN., JULY 7
 
Monday, July 8, at 5:45 pm & 7:45 pm
Special Offsite Event!
The Cinematheque at Uptown
UPSTREAM COLOR
USA, 2013, Shane Carruth
Tonight the Cinematheque heads Uptown to show the first of four digital movies in the new, 40-seat Mandel Screening Room inside the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Joseph McCullough Center, 11610 Euclid Ave. (Moviegoers can park free in the CIA lot off of E. 117th St. Enter the building through the rear entrance.) Upstream Color, the fascinating second mindf**k by Shane Carruth (Primer), is one of the most acclaimed and talked about films of 2013. It’s an experimental sci-fi drama about a man and a woman (Carruth and Amy Seimetz) who are unknowing victims of a mysterious parasite that has entered their bodies and ravaged their lives. Director Carruth tells their shared story—and lays out the parasite’s entire cryptic life cycle—through a series of sumptuous, sometimes unsettling images. “It's all a neat trick. Or exercise. Or brain-teaser. Whatever you want to call it, Upstream Color is like nothing you've ever seen before. But once you have seen it, once isn't going to be enough.” –Arizona Republic. East Side Cleveland premiere. Blu-ray. 96 min. No radio winners. www.upstreamcolor.com
 
Tuesday, July 9, at 6:45 pm
Special Offsite Event!
The Cinematheque at the Capitol Theatre
ROOM 237
USA, 2012, Rodney Ascher
One of the nuttiest, funniest, most jaw-dropping (and most acclaimed) films of the year played too briefly in Cleveland. Room 237 refers to a mysterious room in the Overlook Hotel in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, and this new movie explores the hidden meanings of that 1980 horror classic. In voiceover narration, five obsessed fans relay five very different (and elaborate) interpretations of the movie. On screen, film clips, maps, diagrams, etc. support these often outlandish theses. "Even more than The Shining itself, [Room 237] places you right inside the logic of how an insane person thinks." -Entertainment Weekly. "An ode to movie love at its most deliriously unfettered." –The NY Times. DCP. 102 min. Shown in an upstairs auditorium (accessible only by stairs) at the Capitol Theatre, 1390 W. 65th St. at Detroit Ave. No passes, twofers, or radio winners and no Cleveland Cinemas passes or discounts. Advance tickets at www.clevelandcinemas.com. Special thanks to Jon Forman and Dave Huffman. www.ifcfilms.com/films/room-237
 
Tuesday, July 9, at 8:50 pm
Special Offsite Event!
The Cinematheque at the Capitol Theatre
ANTIVIRAL
Canada, 2012, Brandon Cronenberg
Brandon Cronenberg's first feature is a futuristic bio-thriller worthy of his famous father, David. Set in a celebrity-smitten society where viruses infecting sick pop stars are sold on the black market so that sick (in the head) fans can “commune” with their idols, the movie tells of one dealer who contracts a virulent disease he's peddling. He frantically searches for a cure. "A petri dish of high-concept perversity and cultural commentary teeming with lo-fi ickiness." -The Hollywood Reporter. Cleveland premiere. Adults only! Cleveland premiere. DCP. 108 min. Shown in an upstairs auditorium (accessible only by stairs) at the Capitol Theatre, 1390 W. 65th St. at Detroit Ave. No passes, twofers, or radio winners and no Cleveland Cinemas passes or discounts. Advance tickets at www.clevelandcinemas.com. Special thanks to Jon Forman and Dave Huffman. www.ifcfilms.com/films/antiviral
 
JULY 11-15
 
Thursday, July 11, at 6:00 pm &
Saturday, July 13, at 7:25 pm
Cleveland Cultural Gardens Film Fest
MY LEFT FOOT
Ireland/UK, 1989, Jim Sheridan
Daniel Day-Lewis won his first of three Academy Awards for his amazing performance as Christy Brown (1932-81), an Irishman with cerebral palsy who was born into a working-class family and became a writer and painter, despite having use only of his left foot. As Brown’s mother, Brenda Fricker also won an Oscar, and the film was nominated for three others, including Best Picture and Director. 35mm. 103 min.
 
Thursday, July 11, at 8:05 pm &
Friday, July 12, at 9:40 pm
GINGER & ROSA
UK/Denmark/Canada/Croatia, 2012, Sally Potter
Sally (Orlando) Potter’s affecting new film focuses on two teenage girls in 1962 London—best friends living in the shadow of atomic annihilation during the Cold War. The two take different paths to adulthood. One embraces anti-nuke activism; the other the burgeoning sexual revolution. The great cast features Elle Fanning, Alice Englert (Jane Campion’s daughter), Alessandro Nivola, Christina Hendricks, Oliver Platt, Timothy Spall, and Annette Bening. 35mm color & scope print! 90 min.  a24films.com/films/ginger-and-rosa/
 
Friday, July 12, at 5:15 pm &
Saturday, July 13, at 5:15 pm
Ray Harryhausen, 1920-2013
50th Anniversary!
JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS
UK/USA, 1963, Don Chaffey
The great stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen, who appeared in person at the Cinematheque in 1993 (thanks to the efforts of longtime local fan David Massaro), died in May—but not before inspiring a whole new generation of FX wizards. Most experts (and the master himself) regard this 1963 adventure fantasy as his greatest achievement. The mythic tale of an ancient Greek hero’s voyage to find the Golden Fleece allowed Harryhausen to realize some of his most fantastic creations—from Harpies and a Hydra to an army of skeleton warriors. Music by Bernard Herrmann. 35mm. 104 min.
 
Friday, July 12, at 7:20 pm &
Saturday, July 13, at 9:30 pm
SOMETHING IN THE AIR
APRÈS MAI
France, 2012, Olivier Assayas
This highly acclaimed, semi-autobiographical new French film from the director of Carlos and Summer Hours is set during the turbulent years following the country’s May 1968 student uprising. A high school senior who is drawn to radical politics tries to find his place in the world, both as a leftist and an artist. Two young women—a free-spirited hippie chick and a more grounded documentary filmmaker—help set him on the right path. A New York Film Festival selection. “A beautifully crafted work and an acute evocation of its period both in look and attitude.” –The Hollywood Reporter. Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. 35mm. 122 min. www.ifcfilms.com/films/something-in-the-air
 
Friday, July 12, at 9:40 pm
GINGER & ROSA
See 7/11 at 8:05 for description
 
Saturday, July 13, at 5:15 pm
JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS
See 7/12 at 5:15 for description
 
Saturday, July 13, at 7:25 pm
MY LEFT FOOT
See 7/11 at 6:00 for description
 
Saturday, July 13, at 9:30 pm
SOMETHING IN THE AIR
See 7/12 at 7:20 for description
 
NO FILMS SUN., JULY 14
 
Monday, July 15, at 5:45 pm & 7:45 pm
Special Offsite Event!
The Cinematheque at Uptown
SIGHTSEERS
UK, 2012, Ben Wheatley
In the acclaimed new film from rocketing up-and-comer Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Down Terrace), two geeky, thirtysomething British misfits, Tina and Chris, take a relaxing “caravan” holiday in Northern England that soon degenerates into a murderous rampage. Produced by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead). “A pitch-black and sometimes gorily violent laugh-riot.” –The Hollywood Reporter. “Five stars (highest rating)...A sick gag of a film that’s bound to scar only the irony-challenged.” –Time Out New York. Adults only! Cleveland theatrical premiere. Blu-ray. 88 min.  Shown in the Mandel Screening Room at CIA’s Joseph McCullough Center, 11610 Euclid Ave. Park free in the CIA lot off E. 117th St. No radio winners. http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/sightseers
 
JULY 18-22
 
Thursday, July 18, at 5:30 pm &
Saturday, July 20, at 7:05 pm
Cleveland Cultural Gardens Film Fest
THE LIVES OF OTHERS
DAS LEBEN DER ANDEREN
Germany, 2006, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Winner of the 2006 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film (as well as the European Film Award for best picture), this gripping romantic thriller tells of a Stasi agent in 1984 East Germany who becomes personally involved in the lives of a playwright and his actress lover on whom he eavesdrops. Subtitles. 35mm. 137 min.
 
Thursday, July 18, at 8:10 pm &
Friday, July 19, at 5:15 pm
SIMON KILLER
USA/France, 2012, Antonio Campos
The unflinching, coolly elegant new thriller from the director of Afterschool is a descent into Gaspar Noé territory. Brady Corbet (Martha Marcy May Marlene, Funny Games) plays a heartbroken, unhinged young man who flees to Paris and there begins an ill-fated relationship with a prostitute.  “A beautifully made look at ugliness and brutality, the kind of oxymoronic exercise that fascinates some and repels others.” –Arizona Republic. No one under 18 admitted! Cleveland premiere. 35mm. Some subtitles. 101 min. www.ifcfilms.com/films/simon-killer
 
Friday, July 19, at 7:15 pm &
Saturday, July 20, at 9:45
TO THE WONDER
USA, 2012, Terrence Malick
The exquisite new film from the director of Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line, and Tree of Life employs sublime visuals, snippets of classical music, and snatches of dialogue and voiceover narration to tell a skeletal story of a young French woman (Olga Kurylenko) and an American man (Ben Affleck) who are happy in France but grow apart in America. The actors and camera never stop moving. Like Malick’s other movies, this lyrical work is both a paean and a prayer; he seeks the eternal in the evanescent. With Javier Bardem and Rachel McAdams. 35mm. Some subtitles. 112 min. www.magpictures.com/tothewonder
 
Friday, July 19, at 9:30 pm &
Saturday, July 20, at 5:00 pm
BLANCANIEVES
Spain/France, 2012, Pablo Berger
The story of Snow White is transposed to the world of 1920s Spanish bullfighting in this new b&w silent feature that was Spain’s submission for last year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. It’s a dazzling, magical movie in which the daughter of a master matador escapes her cruel and conniving stepmother and joins a traveling troupe of tiny toreadors. As the evil stepmother, Maribel Verdú (Y tu mamá también) pulls out all the stops and won the Goya Award (Spain’s Oscar) for Best Actress. The film itself won nine other Goyas, including Best Film and Best Original Score (Alfonso de Villalonga). 35mm. 104 min. cohenmedia.net/blancanieves
 
Saturday, July 20, at 7:05 pm
THE LIVES OF OTHERS
See 7/18 at 5:30 for description
 
Saturday, July 20, at 9:45 pm
TO THE WONDER
See 7/19 at 7:15 for description
 
NO FILMS SUN., JULY 21
 
Monday, July 22, at 7:00 pm
Special Free Screening!
A Tribute to Christina Gaston
THE AMERICAN ASTRONAUT
USA, 2001, Cory McAbee
Tonight we remember musician, arts lover, and Cinematheque volunteer Christina Gaston, who passed away suddenly in April, at age 34. We will present a free screening of one of her favorite films. The American Astronaut is a loony, low-tech sci-fi Western/musical about an interplanetary trader from Earth (writer-director-singer Cory McAbee) who encounters an old nemesis while traversing the solar system—rendered here as a grubby frontier populated by tough guys and other ne’er-do-wells. Prior to the screening, at 7:00, friends will speak about Christina. 35mm. 94 min. Co-sponsored by Column & Stripe: The New Friends of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Film courtesy of Cory McAbee and Pablo Kjolseth.
 
JULY 25-27
 
Thursday, July 25, at 5:45 pm & 7:45 pm
Special Offsite Event!
The Cinematheque at Uptown
KISS OF THE DAMNED
USA, 2012, Xan Cassavetes
This “appealingly affectionate homage to ‘70s baroque horror films” (Time Out New York) was directed by John Cassavetes’ daughter. It’s a sexy, full-bodied vampire picture about a smitten screenwriter who willingly submits to a strawberry blonde bloodsucker, until her even more vampish and voracious sister (Roxane Mesquida) disrupts the couple’s bloody bliss. “Saucily thumbing its nose at the insipid teen love of the Twilight franchise, Kiss reimagines its bloodsuckers as horny, supercilious Eurotrash with addiction issues…Rapacious lovers of cult cinema will sink their fangs into this.” –Variety. Adults only! Cleveland theatrical premiere. Blu-ray. 97 min. Shown in the Mandel Screening Room at CIA’s Joseph McCullough Center, 11610 Euclid Ave. Park free in the CIA lot off E. 117th St. No radio winners. www.magnetreleasing.com/kissofthedamned/
 
Friday, July 26, at 5:30 pm &
Saturday, July 27, at 9:25 pm
IN THE HOUSE
DANS LA MAISON
France, 2012, François Ozon
The New Yorker calls the clever, playful new film from veteran French helmer François Ozon (Swimming Pool, 8 Women) "one of his best.” And they’re right. A literature teacher at a French high school finds himself seduced by the written compositions of a precocious student who has insinuated himself into a classmate’s "typical" bourgeois home and begun reporting about what he sees there. The instructor becomes hooked by this ongoing voyeuristic narrative, and pretty soon all kinds of boundaries are being crossed—including the big one between truth and fiction. With Kristin Scott Thomas. "Wry humor and mystery…Might be acclaimed filmmaker François Ozon's most accomplished and unpredictable work to date." –Film Journal Int’l. Subtitles. 35mm. 105 min. cohenmedia.net/in-the-house
 
Friday, July 26, at 7:35 pm &
Saturday, July 27, at 5:15 pm
Cleveland Cultural Gardens Film Fest
KOLYA
Czech Republic/UK/France, 1996, Jan Svĕrák
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, this funny, charming, and touching drama is set in 1980s Soviet bloc Czechoslovakia, where a blacklisted, middle-aged cellist who has lost his philharmonic gig decides to earn some money by marrying a Russian woman seeking Czechoslovak citizenship. But she comes with a five-year-old child who causes considerable complications. Subtitles. 35mm. 105 min.
 
Friday, July 26, at 9:40 pm &
Saturday, July 27, at 7:20 pm
AUGUSTINE
France, 2012, Alice Winocour
Female “hysteria” is the subject of this lush period piece, which chronicles the relationship between pioneering real-life 19th-century French neurologist Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot (Vincent Lindon) and a young, partially paralyzed teen patient suffering seizures (French singer Soko). Though he hypnotizes and manhandles her, and parades her in near-pornographic public demonstrations, the learned, married, repressed scientist eventually finds himself attracted to this poor, uninhibited kitchen maid. With Chiara Mastroianni and Grégoire Colin. “A dark romance of sex and power…Vivid and feverish…Soko is as grave and luminous as a silent-film star.” –The NY Times. Adults only! Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. 35mm. 102 min. www.musicboxfilms.com
 
Saturday, July 27, at 5:15 pm
KOLYA
See 7/26 at 7:35 for description
 
Saturday, July 27, at 7:20 pm
AUGUSTINE
See 7/26 at 9:40 for description
 
Saturday, July 27, at 9:25 pm
IN THE HOUSE
See 7/26 at 5:30 for description
 
AUGUST 1-3
 
Thursday, August 1, at 5:45 pm & 7:45 pm
Special Offsite Event!
The Cinematheque at Uptown
SHADOW DANCER
UK/Ireland, 2012, James Marsh
Clive Owen and Andrea Riseborough (W.E., Oblivion) star in the new film from the director of Man on Wire and Project Nim. It’s a taut, slow-burn thriller, set in 1993 Belfast, about an Irish woman and I.R.A. member who agrees to become a mole for MI5 rather than go to prison and leave her young son. With Gillian Anderson. “Critics’ Pick…Gripping.” –The NY Times. Cleveland theatrical premiere. Blu-ray. 101 min. Shown in the Mandel Screening Room at CIA’s Joseph McCullough Center, 11610 Euclid Ave. Park free in the CIA lot off E. 117th St. No radio winners. www.magpictures.com/shadowdancer/
 
Friday, August 2, at 5:30 pm &
Saturday, August 3, at 5:15 pm
Cleveland Cultural Gardens Film Fest
THE MATCH FACTORY GIRL
TULITIKKUTEHTAAN TYTTÖ
Finland/Sweden, 1990, Aki Kaurismäki
The deadpan proletarian fables of Finland’s master filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki walk a fine line between tragedy and comedy. This is well seen in this droll but affecting blue collar masterpiece, about a shy, lonely factory worker (Kaurismäki’s muse Kati Outinen) who has a dull job, a pathetic home life, and a drab social life. Nevertheless, she prevails. “Just about perfect.” –David Denby. Subtitles. 35mm. 68 min. Preceded at showtime by Kaurismäki’s 6-min. music film Those Were the Days, starring his outlandish rock band, the Leningrad Cowboys.
 
Friday, August 2, at 7:05 pm &
Saturday, August 3, at 9:40 pm
ISLAND OF LOST SOULS
USA, 1932, Erle C. Kenton
Charles Laughton and Bela Lugosi star in this notorious film version of H. G. Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau, about a mad scientist on a remote island who tries to turn jungle beasts into humans. Dialogue from this creepy movie (which was banned in Britain for over 25 years) has seeped into pop culture, also inspiring rock musicians from Devo (“Are we not men?”) and Oingo Boingo to Van Halen. Cinematography by Karl Struss (Sunrise). 35mm print from the Universal Pictures studio archive! 71 min.
 
Friday, August 2, at 8:35 pm &
Saturday, August 3, at 6:50 pm
New 35mm Print!
THE WAGES OF FEAR
LE SALAIRE DE LA PEUR
France, 1953, Henri-Georges Clouzot
Yves Montand stars in this classic French thriller, one of the most suspenseful movies ever made! Set in a Central American petroleum republic, the film follows four down-on-their-luck drifters who take on a veritable suicide mission: driving two truckloads of volatile nitroglycerine across 300 miles of perilous mountain roads. From the director of Diabolique. Original, uncut version. Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. 147 min. www.janusfilms.com/wagesoffear/
 
Saturday, August 3, at 5:15 pm
THE MATCH FACTORY GIRL
See 8/2 at 5:30 for description
 
Saturday, August 3, at 6:50 pm
THE WAGES OF FEAR
See 8/2 at 8:35 for description
 
Saturday, August 3, at 9:40 pm
ISLAND OF LOST SOULS
See 8/2 at 7:05 for description
 
AUGUST 8-10
 
Thursday, August 8, at 7:00 pm
Special Offsite Event!
27th Anniversary Screening!
The Cinematheque at the Capitol Theatre
YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHIN’ YET
VOUS N’AVEZ ENCORE RIEN VU
France, 2012, Alain Resnais
Tonight we mark the 27th anniversary of the Cinematheque’s first film showing at the Cleveland Institute of Art with a special screening at our home away from home: the Capitol Theatre on Cleveland’s West Side. (There will also be free cookies!) You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet is the highly acclaimed new film by the great Alain Resnais (Last Year at Marienbad; Hiroshima, Mon Amour ), now 91 and still turning out bold, innovative masterpieces that blend reality, artifice, and imagination. Resnais calls his new work “a film for cinephiles,” and it features an all-star French cast (Michel Piccoli, Mathieu Amalric, Lambert Wilson, Resnais regulars Sabine Azéma and Pierre Arditi, et al.). They play themselves—prominent actors summoned to a chateau by a now-deceased playwright to watch a recording of a new production of his famous play Eurydice (actually written by Jean Anouilh). Pretty soon they begin saying lines along with the on-screen actors—and inhabiting a dream space in which time melts away and pain, desire, and loss work together to forge something new. “A playful, intellectual consideration of memory, theatre, and love lost and regained.” –The Hollywood Reporter. Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. DCP.  115 min. www.kinolorberfilms.com Shown on the big screen at the Capitol Theatre, 1390 W. 65th St. at Detroit Ave. Special admission $10; Cinematheque members $8; age 25 & under $7. No passes, twofers, or radio winners and no Cleveland Cinemas passes or discounts. Advance tickets available at www.clevelandcinemas.com. Special thanks to Jon Forman and Dave Huffman.
 
Friday, August 9, at 5:15 pm &
Saturday, August 10, at 9:45 pm
Cleveland Cultural Gardens Film Fest
WHICH WAY IS UP?
USA, 1977, Michael Schultz
Richard Pryor plays three different roles in this raunchy but hilarious American remake of Lina Wertmüller’s The Seduction of Mimi. It tells of a poor California orange picker who has trouble with labor relations and human relations at work, marital relations and sexual relations at home. With Lonette McKee and Margaret Avery. Adults only!  35mm color print from the Universal Pictures studio archive! 94 min.
 
Friday, August 9, at 7:10 pm &
Saturday, August 10, at 5:00 pm
Jean Renoir in Color!
THE RIVER
France/India/USA, 1951, Jean Renoir
A teenage British girl living with her upper middle class family in colonial India experiences the pangs of first love. Jean Renoir's exotic, lyrical, and deeply moving drama partially inspired Wes Anderson's The Darjeeling Limited. Claude Renoir, nephew of the director and grandson of the painter, did the exquisite Technicolor cinematography. A young Satyajit Ray also worked on the film. From a Rumer Godden novel. In English. 35mm. 99 min.
 
Friday, August 9, at 9:10 pm &
Saturday, August 10, at 7:00 pm
MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN
Canada/UK, 2012, Deepa Mehta
Salman Rushdie adapted his own novel for Deepa Mehta’s epic film version. (He also narrates the story.) Two Indian boys—one from a wealthy family, the other the son of a beggar—are born at midnight on August 15, 1947, the day India broke free of British rule. Switched at birth, the two lead very different lives during the next 30 years. Their growing pains reflect those of their young nation. “Big in both ideas and heart.” –Empire. Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. 146 min. www.midnightschildren.com/
 
Saturday, August 10, at 5:00 pm
THE RIVER
See 8/9 at 7:10 for description
 
Saturday, August 10, at 7:00 pm
MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN
See 8/9 at 9:10 for description
 
Saturday, August 10, at 9:45 pm
WHICH WAY IS UP?
See 8/9 at 5:15 for description
 
AUGUST 16-17
 
Friday, August 16, at 5:15 pm &
Saturday, August 17, at 9:30 pm
Cleveland Cultural Gardens Film Fest
4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS
4 LUNI, 3 SAPTAMÂNI SI 2 ZILE
Romania, 2007, Cristian Mungiu
The winner of the top prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival remains perhaps the most acclaimed work of the Romanian New Wave: a gripping, suspenseful drama about a young woman in Ceauşescu’s Romania who tries to help her college roommate get an illegal abortion. The film’s overall metacritic.com score (97 out of 100) was the highest of 2008! Subtitles. 35mm. 113 min.
 
Friday, August 16, at 7:30 pm &
Saturday, August 17, at 5:15 pm
Jean Renoir in Color!
THE GOLDEN COACH
LE CARROSSE D’OR
France/Italy, 1952, Jean Renoir
The theatre vies with life in Jean Renoir’s colorful romance set in 18th-century South America, about a touring commedia dell’arte star (Anna Magnani) who is wooed by three different men—a bullfighter, a soldier, and a viceroy. Cinematography by Claude Renoir. François Truffaut loved this film so much that he named his production company after it. In English. 35mm. 100 min.
 
Friday, August 16, at 9:30 pm &
Saturday, August 17, at 7:15 pm
DISCONNECT
USA, 2012, Henry Alex Rubin
Jason Bateman, Hope Davis, Paula Patton (Precious), Michael Nyqvist (Sweden’s Millennium trilogy), Alexander Skarsgård, and Andrea Riseborough star in this new Crash-like thriller—a cautionary tale about the perils of modern technology, which drives people apart as much as it brings them together. The film’s multiple strands touch on cyber-bullying, identity theft, internet porn, and more. From the co-director of Murderball. “Fascinating and riveting.” –San Francisco Chronicle. 35mm. 115 min. www.disconnectthemovie.com
 
Saturday, August 17, at 5:15 pm
THE GOLDEN COACH
See 8/16 at 7:30 for description
 
Saturday, August 17, at 7:15 pm
DISCONNECT
See 8/16 at 9:30 for description
 
Saturday, August 17, at 9:30 pm
4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS
See 8/16 at 5:15 for description
 
AUGUST 22-25
 
Thursday, August 22, at 6:45 pm &
Friday, August 23, at 9:35 pm &
Sunday, August 25, at 3:45 pm
New 35mm Color Print!
NOSTALGHIA
Italy/USSR, 1983, Andrei Tarkovsky
Long unavailable on 35mm in the U.S. (we last showed it in 1987!), Andrei Tarkovsky’s penultimate film—and the first movie he made outside the USSR—is a melancholy, poetic tale of alienation, exile, and homesickness. A Russian poet and musicologist (Oleg Yankovsky) experiences a crisis of confidence and faith while visiting Tuscany to research the life of a little-known 18th-century Russian composer. But the village’s mysterious lunatic (Erland Josephson) claims to have a remedy for the traveler’s despair. Unmissable! “An article of faith.” –Time Out Film Guide. Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. 125 min. www.kinolorber.com
 
Thursday, August 22, at 9:10 pm &
Friday, August 23, at 7:30 pm
Cleveland Cultural Gardens Film Fest
ASHES AND DIAMONDS
POPIÓL I DIAMENT
Poland, 1958, Andrzej Wajda
Andrzej Wajda's fourth feature is one of the greatest Polish films ever made. At the close of WWII, Maciek, a young Polish Resistance fighter, is ordered to kill the new Communist district leader. But a budding love affair makes him realize he has grown weary of violence and bloodshed. Wajda imbues his war movie with baroque imagery and film noir style. Maciek is played by Zbigniew Cybulski, an iconic star of post-WWII Polish cinema who is often called the "Polish James Dean" because of his rebel persona and accidental death at age 39. Subtitles. 35mm. 104 min.
 
Friday, August 23, at 9:35 pm
NOSTALGHIA
See 8/22 at 6:45 for description
 
Saturday, August 24, at 5:15 pm &
Sunday, August 25, at 6:30 pm
Jean Renoir in Color!
FRENCH CANCAN
France, 1954, Jean Renoir
The founding of Paris’ Moulin Rouge cabaret  and the training of its famous dancing girls are brought to exuberant life in Jean Renoir’s colorful extravaganza that conjures up the world of the French impressionists. Jean Gabin, Maria Félix, and Edith Piaf star. Subtitles. 35mm. 102 min.
 
Saturday, August 24, at 7:20 pm
Les Blank, 1935-2013
CHULAS FRONTERAS
USA, 1976, Les Blank
GARLIC IS AS GOOD AS TEN MOTHERS
USA, 1980, Les Blank
Longtime independent filmmaker Les Blank, who died in April at age 77, was a cultural ethnographer who celebrated regional American food and roots music in a series of acclaimed documentaries. He directed over 40 films in a career that spanned five decades. Tonight, as a tribute, we present his two works that are on the Library of Congress' National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." Chulas Fronteras is a spirited snapshot of conjunto or norteño music of the Tex-Mex border and features such performers as Flaco Jiménez and Lydia Mendoza. Garlic… is a flavorful celebration of the “stinking rose,” and features interviews with chefs, fans, and historians. 16mm. Total 109 min. www.lesblank.com
 
Saturday, August 24, at 9:30 pm &
Sunday, August 25, at 8:30 pm
New 35mm Color Print!
LE PONT DU NORD (THE NORTH BRIDGE)
France, 1981, Jacques Rivette
This never-before-released-in-America film by French New Wave master Jacques Rivette is a more sinister companion piece to his celebrated trip down the rabbit hole Céline and Julie Go Boating. Like that peripatetic 1974 puzzler, this film focuses on two women, an ex-con and a motorcyclist (Bulle Ogier and her real-life daughter Pascale), who cross paths one day in Paris and, inside a stolen briefcase, discover evidence of a nefarious conspiracy. Possessing a map that turns the wintry city into an elaborate board game, they embark on a labyrinthine quest to unravel the plot via signs, codes, billboards, and other clues in plain sight. "Playfully profound…There are few artists better than Rivette at uncovering the magical in the everyday." -Time Out New York (2013). Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. 35mm. 129 min. www.thefilmdesk.com
Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. 129 min. www.thefilmdesk.com
 
Sunday, August 25, at 3:45 pm
NOSTALGHIA
See 8/22 at 6:45 for description
 
Sunday, August 25, at 6:30 pm
FRENCH CANCAN
See 8/24 at 5:15 for description
 
Sunday, August 25, at 8:30 pm
LE PONT DU NORD
See 8/24 at 9:30 for description
 
AUGUST 29 – SEPTEMBER 1
 
Thursday, August 29, at 6:45 pm &
Friday, August 30, at 7:30 pm
Cleveland Cultural Gardens Film Fest
THE WEEPING MEADOW
TRILOGIA I: O LIVADI POU DAKIRIZI
France/Greece/Italy, 2004, Theodoros Angelopoulos
Greece’s Theo Angelopoulos, one of the world’s greatest filmmakers, died unexpectedly in 2012 when he was struck by a motorcycle while shooting a new movie. This 2004 epic, the first part of a projected (and now unfinished) trilogy about 20th-century Greece, is one of his best. Spanning the years 1919-49, the movie focuses on Eleni, a Greek orphan girl taken in by another Greek family. Eleni eventually marries her new father, a widower, though she really loves her adoptive brother Alexis. So when she and Alexis run away together, they set in motion a father-and-son conflict with mythic overtones – an elemental drama of patriarchy and rebellion set against a backdrop of floods, fascism, war, and civil strife. Angelopoulos tells his allegorical tale in his usual grand fashion, with stunning cinematography, stately long takes, monumental set pieces, and haunting music. “There are moments of such breathtaking grace and artistry that you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re watching the most beautiful movie ever made.” –TV Guide.com  Subtitles. 35mm. 170 min.
 
Saturday, August 31, at 5:15 pm &
Sunday, September 1, at 4:15 pm
Jean Renoir in Color!
ELÉNA AND HER MEN
ELÉNA ET LES HOMMES
aka PARIS DOES STRANGE THINGS
France/Italy, 1956, Jean Renoir
Ingrid Bergman,  Jean Marais, and Mel Ferrer star in this colorful bauble set in 1880s Paris, about a radiant but impoverished Polish princess who must choose a husband from her many admirers. Cinematography by Claude Renoir. Subtitles. 35mm. 95 min.
 
Saturday, August 31, at 7:10 pm &
Sunday, September 1, at 8:20 pm
50th Anniversary!
TOM JONES
UK, 1963, Tony Richardson
Winner of four Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director (and nominated for six others), this exuberant, innovative, hugely enjoyable adaptation of Henry Fielding's classic novel stars Albert Finney as a handsome young bastard who has a series of randy misadventures in 18th-century England. The all-star supporting cast includes Susannah York, Hugh Griffith, Edith Evans, and many others. Screenplay by John Osborne. 35mm. 129 min.
 
Saturday, August 31, at 9:40 pm &
Sunday, September 1, at 6:30 pm
STUDENT
Kazakhstan, 2012, Darezhan Omirbayev
A college film student in present-day Almaty commits a senseless robbery and murder in this fleet, spare adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment. This new movie by master Kazakh filmmaker Dareshan Omirbayev (Killer) is one of his best. “A stark, Bressonian tale…Omirbayev once again offers a quietly scathing portrait of his homeland, which, on the evidence here, is on the verge of losing its soul in the pursuit of Range Rovers, banal soap operas and other ephemeral pleasures.” –Variety. Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. 35mm. 90 min. This film is co-presented by the Global Film Initiative and is part of the Global Lens 2013 film series. For more information, visit www.globalfilm.org. Print from GFI.
 
Sunday, September 1, at 4:15 pm
ELÉNA AND HER MEN
See 8/31 at 5:15 for description
 
Sunday, September 1, at 6:30 pm
STUDENT
See 8/31 at 9:40 for description
 
Sunday, September 1, at 8:20 pm
TOM JONES
See 8/31 at 7:10 for description

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