Friday, February 7, 2014


[Press Releas from the Cleveland Museum of Art.]


Film tickets $9; $7 for CMA members, seniors 65 & over, and students; or one CMA Film Series voucher. Vouchers, in books of ten, can be purchased at the Ticket Center for $70 (CMA members $60). For tickets please call the Ticket Center at 216-421-7350 or visit  Full schedule follows after the break.

Masters of the Violin Film Series

Three films that complement February’s “Masters of the Violin” concerts, part of the CMA Performing Arts Series. Each film $9; CMA members, seniors 65 & over, and students $7; or one CMA Film Series voucher.

Speak the Music: Robert Mann and the Mysteries of Chamber Music
Sunday, February 9, 1:30 p.m.

Directed by Allan Miller. The Oscar-winning director whom The New York Times has called "America's foremost filmmaker of documentaries on classical music” profiles Robert Mann, founding member and first violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet for over 50 years. Cleveland theatrical premiere. (USA, 2013, color/b&w, Blu-ray, 58 min.)

Sunday, February 16, 1:30 p.m.

Directed by Jan Negulesco. With Joan Crawford, John Garfield, and Oscar Levant. This full-bodied melodrama tells of an ambitious but dirt-poor violinist who becomes involved with his wealthy, lonely, emotionally unstable patroness. Isaac Stern dubbed the violin playing. 35mm print preserved by the Library of Congress. (USA, 1946, b&w, 35mm, 125 min.)

God’s Fiddler: Jascha Heifetz
Sunday, February 23, 1:30 p.m.

Directed by Peter Rosen. With Itzhak Perlman. The life of the legendary, Russian-born violin virtuoso is recounted in this new film that even features clips from Heifetz's home movies. (USA/Russsia, 2011, color/b&w, Blu-ray, 87 min.)

The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers
Friday, January 31, 6:45 p.m.
Sunday, February 2, 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.)

Mother of George
Wednesday, February 5, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, February 7, 7:00 p.m.

Directed by Andrew Dosunmu. With Danai Gurira and Isaach De Bankolé. A newlywed Nigerian woman living in contemporary Brooklyn is unable to conceive a child, so takes drastic measures. This visually resplendent look at New York’s modern Yoruba community has a 92% “fresh” rating on “The most visually arresting drama of 2013, and certainly one of the year’s best films.” –The Playlist. Cleveland premiere. (USA, 2013, color, Blu-ray, 106 min.)

When I Walk
Wednesday, February 12, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, February 14, 7:00 p.m.

Directed by Jason DaSilva. In this frank, moving, and inspiring video diary, a filmmaker diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 25 chronicles the effects the disease has had on his body, his psyche, and his family. “Extraordinarily accomplished, poignant, and wise.” –L.A. Times. Cleveland premiere. (USA/Canada, 2013, color, Blu-ray, 84 min.)
The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology
Wednesday, February 19, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, February 21, 6:30 p.m.

Directed by Sophie Fiennes. Superstar Slovenian philosopher, psychoanalyst, and cultural theorist Slavoj Žižek examines a wide variety of film classics (from Taxi Driver to Titanic, The Searchers to The Dark Knight) to explore how films reinforce ideologies that shape our beliefs and practices. “A lecture like no other.” –Village Voice. “Exhilarating.” –Time Out New York. Cleveland premiere. (UK/Ireland, 2012, color, Blu-ray, 136 min.)

Enzo Avitabile Music Life
Wednesday, February 26, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, February 28, 7:00 p.m.
Directed by Jonathan Demme. In this joyous celebration of world music by Jonathan Demme (Stop Making Sense, Neil Young: Heart of Gold), Neapolitan saxophonist and composer Enzo Avitabile leads a series of exuberant jam sessions with stellar string-musicians from Cuba, Mauritania, Iran, Pakistan, et al. “Demme has crafted yet another superb document of musicians at work…A wonderful film, as in, it's full of wonders.” –Village Voice. Cleveland premiere. (Italy, 2012, subtitles, color, Blu-ray, 79 min.)

Film tickets $9; $7 for CMA members, seniors 65 & over, and students; or one CMA Film Series voucher. Vouchers, in books of ten, can be purchased at the Ticket Center for $70 (CMA members $60). For tickets please call the Ticket Center at 216-421-7350 or visit

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