DECEMBER 2013 FILM LISTINGS FOR THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART
2013 Holiday Film Festival: Gene Kelly 101 – Five essential musicals by the legendary dancer, choreographer, and director who was born in Pittsburgh 101 years ago.
Admission for each film is $9; CMA members, seniors 65 & over, and students $7; or one CMA Film Series voucher.
· Cover Girl
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
Directed by Charles Vidor. With Gene Kelly and Rita Hayworth. An aspiring dancer turns magazine model as a way to hasten her Broadway debut. Songs by Jerome Kern and Ira Gershwin. (USA, 1943, color, 35mm, 107 min.)
· On the Town
Friday, December 27, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
Directed by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly. With Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Betty Garrett. Three sailors on leave spend a whirlwind 24 hours taking in the sights and sounds of New York City. (USA, 1949, color, 35mm, 98 min.)
· An American in Paris
Saturday, December 28, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
Directed by Vincente Minnelli. With Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron and Oscar Levant. A struggling American painter in Paris suddenly finds himself torn between two very different women. Music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin; winner of six Oscars, including Best Picture. (USA, 1951, color, 35mm, 113 min.)
· Singin’ in the Rain
Sunday, December 29, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
Directed by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly. With Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. The movie generally regarded as the greatest musical ever made is set in Hollywood during the waning days of the silent pictures and the advent of sound. (USA, 1952, color, 35mm, 103 min.)
· Invitation to the Dance
Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
Directed by Gene Kelly. With Gene Kelly. This ambitious dance anthology tells three separate stories (of a circus clown, a bracelet, a magic lantern) without words, set to the music of Jacques Ibert, André Previn and Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The final episode combines live action and animation. (USA, 1956, color, 35mm, 93 min.)
Film tickets $9; CMA members, seniors 65 & over, 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).
Friday, November 29, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 1, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
Directed by Lynn Shelton. With Rosemarie DeWitt, Ellen Page, and Josh Pais. The new comedy from the director of Your Sister’s Sister and Humpday tells of a massage therapist who develops a fear of intimacy when her bicycle peddler boyfriend asks her to move in with him. Cleveland theatrical premiere. (USA, 2013, color, Blu-ray, 89 min.)
Voyage to Congo
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Part of the series Congo on Film – Three Congolese music films and a classic documentary complement our current exhibition of Congo sculpture, Fragments of the Invisible: The Delenne Collection.
Live piano accompaniment!
Directed by Marc Allégret. This rare silent feature was shot during André Gide's influential 1926–27 expedition to French Equatorial Africa (including what is now the Republic of the Congo) that resulted in his anti-colonialist book of the same name. Live piano accompaniment by Sebastian Birch. (France, 1927, b&w, DVD, 101 min.)
Friday, December 6, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
Directed by Aleksandr Sokurov. With Hanna Schygulla. The most recent film from the director of Russian Ark won the top prize at the 2011 Venice Film Festival. It’s an eccentric, visually stunning version of the famous legend, about a man searching for enlightenment who sells his soul to the devil, here disguised as a moneylender. “Truly distinctive.” –Time Out London. Cleveland premiere. (Russia, 2011, subtitles, color, Blu-ray, 134 min.)
Bird’s Nest: Herzog & de Meuron in China
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Directed by Christoph Schaub and Michael Schindhelm. With Ai Weiwei. This documentary captures how superstar Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron worked with Chinese artist Ai Weiwei to bridge cultures and build China’s National Stadium for the 2008 Olympic Games. (Switzerland, 2008, subtitles, color, DVD, 87 min.)
The Show That Shook the World: Marcel Duchamp and the 1913 Armory Show
Friday, December 13, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
Directed by Garry Gates. This new documentary recaps the story of the infamous 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art (the “Armory Show”) that introduced America to Cubism and other experimental styles from Europe, as well as to groundbreaking works like Marcel Duchamp’s “Nude Descending a Staircase.” (USA, 2013, color, DVD, 56 min.)
Friday, December 13, 2013, 7:45 p.m.
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 2:45 p.m.
Directed by Miguel Piñeiro. In this rhapsodically praised new movie, a young Buenos Aires bicycle courier becomes involved with the women in an all-female production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. “Five stars (highest rating)…[A] magical, mysterious romantic comedy.” –Time Out New York. Cleveland premiere. (Argentina/USA, 2012, subtitles, color, Blu-ray, 65 min.)
You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet
Friday, December 20, 2013, 6:45 p.m.
Sunday, December 22, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
Directed by Alain Resnais. With Sabine Azéma, Mathieu Amalric, Michel Piccoli, Lambert Wilson, et al. In this surreal memory piece from the director of Last Year at Marienbad, famous French actors are summoned to the house of a deceased friend and director to watch a video recording of his new production of Eurydice, a play all of them had acted in over the years. France, 2012, subtitles, color, Blu-ray, 115 min.)
Friday, December 27, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Filmmaker in Person!
Directed by Gina Telaroli. This impressionistic feature by a Mentor High School alum chronicles a February train ride from Penn Station to Cleveland, across an ever-changing landscape as the winter light surrenders to darkness. Preceded by Telaroli’s short 4’ 8½”, a compendium of train scenes from classic films conjoined into one cosmic cinematic journey across time and distance. Telaroli will answer audience questions after the screening. All aboard! Cleveland theatrical premiere. (USA, 2011, color, Blu-ray, total 69 min.)