Thursday, January 2, 2014

JANUARY 2014 FILM LISTINGS FOR THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART

JANUARY 2014 FILM ISTINGS FOR THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART
 
Special Free Screenings! Part of the Opening Week Celebration
The Birth of Chaplin’s “Little Tramp”
Thursday, January 2, 2014, 1:30 p.m.
Friday, January 3, 2014, 1:30 p.m.
 
Directed by Charles Chaplin et al. 1914 marks the 100th anniversary of the creation of Charlie Chaplin’s beloved “tramp” character. To celebrate this milestone, we present two different programs of short silent comedies that Chaplin made for Mack Sennett’s Keystone Studios, where he created his mustachioed alter ego with baggy pants and bowler hat.
Free, no tickets required.
USA, 1914, b&w, DVD, silent with music tracks, approx. 158/144 min.
 
American Promise
Friday, January 3, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 5, 2014, 1:30 p.m.
Directed by Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson. Shot over a 13-year period, this intimate, groundbreaking documentary charts the rollercoaster K-12 educational odyssey of two NYC African American boys that began at an elite, mostly white private school. “A hard-edged and inspiring account on how African American males can attain academic success.” –Hollywood Reporter. Cleveland premiere.
USA, 2013, color, Blu-ray, 134 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).
 

Special Free Screenings! Part of the Opening Week Celebrations
Russian Ark Nonstop
Saturday, January 4, 2014, 10:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Directed by Aleksandr Sokurov. Four continuous showings of a staggering 2002 Russian masterpiece that consists of one unbroken, 96-minute shot through 33 galleries and corridors of St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum, around 2000 costumed extras, and across 300 years of Russian history. A singular sensation, now multiplied. Go with the flow!
Free, no tickets required.
Russia/Germany, 2002, subtitles, color, Blu-ray, 99 min.
 
Men at Lunch
Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Directed by Seán Ó Cualáin. Who were the 11 construction workers sitting on a steel girder and eating lunch high above Manhattan in the famous 1932 photo “Lunch atop a Skyscraper”? And who took this iconic image of 30 Rockefeller Plaza? This new film tries to answer these questions while also paying tribute to American immigrants. Cleveland theatrical premiere.
Ireland, 2012, color/b&w, Blu-ray, 75 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).
 
Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony
Friday, January 10, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 12, 2014, 1:30 p.m.
Directed by Kerry Candaele. This inspiring new film examines the legacy of Beethoven’s final symphony and its historic resonance for activists in Pinochet’s Chile, in Cold War East Berlin, and at China’s Tiananmen Square—and for hundreds of Japanese choristers who perform the “Ode to Joy” every December. “[A] majestic sonic travelogue charting the inextricable relationship between music and the human experience…A documentary as ineffable and transformative in its reach as it sets out to be.” –Village Voice. Cleveland premiere.
Germany/USA/UK/Austria/Chile/China/Japan/South Africa, 2011, color, video, 80 min.
 
This Is Martin Bonner
Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Directed by Chad Hartigan. This sensitive, low-key drama is one of the most acclaimed Amerindie films of 2013. A 58-year-old divorced man, recently downsized, moves to Reno, where he helps an ex-con adjust to life on the outside—while simultaneously trying to find his own place in a new locale. “A minimalist masterpiece.” –L.A. Times. Cleveland premiere.
USA, 2013, color, Blu-ray, 83 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).
 
Muscle Shoals
Friday, January 17, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 1:30 p.m.
Directed by Greg “Freddy” Camalier. With Aretha Franklin, Mick Jagger, Alicia Keyes, Gregg Allman, et al. This eye- and ear-opening new music film explores how Rick Hall overcame poverty and adversity to record some of the most memorable rock, soul and R&B hits of the 1960s and 1970s at his FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. “The next must-see music doc.” –Hollywood Reporter. Cleveland theatrical premiere.
USA, 2012, color, Blu-ray, 111 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).
 
Kiss the Water
Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Directed by Eric Steele. Legendary among fly fishermen, the beautiful and intricate lures hand-crafted for decades by Scotland’s late Megan Boyd are even displayed in museums. This sensual, poetic movie looks at this eccentric woman, her remarkable creations, and the anglers who used them (including Prince Charles). Cleveland premiere.
USA/UK, 2013, color, Blu-ray, 80 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).
 
Mademoiselle C
Friday, January 24, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 26, 2014, 1:30 p.m.
Directed by Fabien Constant. With Tom Ford, Karl Lagerfeld, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Upton, et al.  French Vogue editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld moves to New York to start her own magazine in this new documentary. “All the artistry and absurdity, glamour and grit of the fashion industry are on display.” –RogerEbert.com. Cleveland premiere.
France, 2013, color, 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).
 
Tokyo Waka
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Directed by John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson. “Waka” is a term for Japanese poetry, and this award-winning film is a poem about Tokyo, its people and 20,000 crows that also live there. “A nimble consideration of the collision between the wildness of nature and the orderly bustle of modern urban life…An essay on ornithology, Japanese culture and the challenges of pest control.” –N.Y. Times.
USA/Japan, 2012, color, Blu-ray, 63 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 Prime Ministers: The Pioneers
Friday, January 31, 2014, 6:45 p.m.
Sunday, February 2, 2014, 1:30 p.m.
Directed by Richard Trank. This insider’s look at Israeli prime ministers Levi Eshkol and Golda Meir is derived from the memoirs of Yehuda Avner, a longtime aide and speechwriter. The film sheds new light on 1967’s Six-Day War and 1973’s Yom Kippur War, as well as on terrorism and the young nation’s relationship with the U.S.
USA, 2013, color, Blu-ray, 115 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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