[Press release from the Cleveland Cinematheque.]
The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque is showing two movies related to the new movie THE MONUMENTS MEN:
Saturday, February 15, at 6:45 pm
THE RAPE OF EUROPA
USA, 2006, Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen, Nicole Newnham
Co-produced by Robert Edsel (who wrote the book The Monuments Men that inspired George Clooney’s new film), this superb documentary traces the fate of European art treasures that were systematically looted by the Nazis during WWII and, in many cases, rescued and preserved by heroic museum directors, curators, and art historians. The film also serves as a superbly succinct history of the war in Europe, for those too young to know anything about the epic conflict. 117 min.
Thursday, February 20, at 8:40 pm &
Saturday, February 22, at 7:10 pm
USA/France, 1964, John Frankenheimer
Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau, and Michel Simon star in this terrifically exciting WWII thriller, in which members of the French Resistance try to stop a train loaded with stolen French art treasures from leaving for Nazi Germany. Has a 100% "fresh" rating on RottenTomatoes.com. 35mm. 133 min.
Admission to each film is $9; Cinematheque members $7; age 25 7 under $6. All show in the Aitken Auditorium of the Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Boulevard in University Circle, telephone (216) 421-7450, www.cia.edu/cinematheque