Monday, October 7, 2013

October Films at Cleveland Museum of Art

[Press release from the Cleveland Museum of Art.]

October Film Program at CMA

Seven Intellectuals in a Bamboo Forest, Parts 1 & 4

Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 6:30 p.m.

Directed by Yang Fudong. Yang Fudong (b. 1971) is a major Chinese filmmaker, photographer, and installation artist. His Seven Intellectuals in a Bamboo Forest is a five-part, four-hour film inspired by the lives of the storied Seven Sages, a group of third century Chinese intellectuals who abandoned government service for a more reclusive life of reflection, discussion, music, poetry, and drinking. Yang’s epic work (of which the museum will show only two parts) finds these seven free spirits reincarnated in 21st-century China. Cleveland premiere. Program introduced by Noelle Giuffrida, Case Western Reserve University.

Films courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.

China, 2003/2006, subtitles, b&w, DVD, total 109 min.

Admission is $9; CMA members, seniors 65 & over, and students $7; or one CMA Film Series voucher. Vouchers, in books of ten, can be purchased at the Ticket Center for $70 (CMA members $60).



The Missing Piece: The Truth About the Man Who Stole the Mona Lisa
Friday, October 11, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 13, 2013, 1:30 p.m.

Directed by Joe Medeiros. This movie tells the true story of Vincenzo Peruggia, an Italian who stole the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in August, 1911, and kept it in his Paris apartment for almost two years.

USA/UK/Italy/France, 2012, color, Blu-ray, 85 min.

Admission is $9; CMA members, seniors 65 & over, and students $7; or one CMA Film Series voucher. Vouchers, in books of ten, can be purchased at the Ticket Center for $70 (CMA members $60).



In the Fog

Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 6:30 p.m.

Directed by Sergei Loznitsa. A railway worker is seized by partisans and accused of being a Nazi-collaborator in this sober, haunting, philosophical drama set in WWII Belarus. Cleveland premiere.

Germany/Netherlands/Belarus/Russia/Latvia, 2012, subtitles, color, Blu-ray, 127 min.

Admission is $9; CMA members, seniors 65 & over, and students $7; or one CMA Film Series voucher. Vouchers, in books of ten, can be purchased at the Ticket Center for $70 (CMA members $60).



The Trials of Muhammad Ali
Friday, October 18, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 20, 2013, 1:30 p.m.

Directed by Bill Siegel. This new documentary chronicles the pivotal years in the life of the great boxer, during which he converted to Islam, changed his name from Cassius Clay, and refused to fight in Vietnam. For this affront he was banned from boxing and faced a five-year prison sentence. Cleveland premiere.

USA, 2013, color/b&w, Blu-ray, 86 min.

Admission is $9; CMA members, seniors 65 & over, and students $7; or one CMA Film Series voucher. Vouchers, in books of ten, can be purchased at the Ticket Center for $70 (CMA members $60).



The New Babylon
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 6:30 p.m.

Part of The Cleveland Orchestra's festival “Fate and Freedom: Music of Beethoven and Shostakovich.”

Directed by Grigori Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg. The events of the 1871 Paris Commune are seen through the eyes of a French department store clerk in this great, incandescent Soviet silent film that will be shown with a recording of Dmitri Shostakovich's original orchestral score.

At 6:30 p.m., CMA Curator of Film John Ewing will discuss politics, music and cinema with composer/music journalist Frank J. Oteri. Dr. James Krukones of John Carroll University will moderate. Special thanks to Nina Goslar, ZDF/Arte and Miles Feinberg, G. Schirmer, Inc.

USSR, 1929, subtitles, b&w, Blu-ray, 93 min.

Admission is $9; CMA members, seniors 65 & over, and students $7; or one CMA Film Series voucher. Vouchers, in books of ten, can be purchased at the Ticket Center for $70 (CMA members $60).


La Maison de la Radio

Friday, October 25, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 27, 2013, 1:30 p.m.

Directed by Nicholas Philibert. Acclaimed documentarian Philibert (Louvre City, To Be and To Have) prowls the corridors of Radio France, capturing 24 hours in the busy lives of the hosts, reporters, engineers, producers, and other professionals who populate this public broadcaster’s distinctive “round house” on the Seine. “Terrific.” –Variety. Cleveland premiere.

France/Japan, 2013, subtitles, color, Blu-ray, 99 min.

Admission is $9; CMA members, seniors 65 & over, and students $7; or one CMA Film Series voucher. Vouchers, in books of ten, can be purchased at the Ticket Center for $70 (CMA members $60).


Old Dog

Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

Directed by Pema Tseden. When mastiffs become prized pets among wealthy Chinese, a Tibetan father and son tussle over whether to sell the family dog. This is one of the few Chinese movies filmed in the Tibetan language. “Subtle and affecting.” –J. Hoberman. Cleveland premiere.

China, 2011, subtitles, color, Blu-ray, 88 min.

Admission is $9; CMA members, seniors 65 & over, and students $7; or one CMA Film Series voucher. Vouchers, in books of ten, can be purchased at the Ticket Center for $70 (CMA members $60).

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