[Press release 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 www.clevelandart.org.
Friday, March 7, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 9, 1:30 p.m.
Directed by Carlos Saura. Saura’s “sequel” to his 1995 performance film Flamenco is a swirl of colors, light, camerawork, and Spanish music and dance. Featured are three of the artists who will perform in CMA’s Flamenco Festival: Estrella Morente, Tomatito, and Eva Yerbabuena. No subtitles, but none needed. “The best thing [Saura’s] ever done.” –Ken Eisner.
Spain, 2010, color, Blu-ray, 97 min.
BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD
Wednesday, March 5, 7:00 p.m.
Directed by Rob Kuhns. With George A. Romero, et al. Being the story of how a 27-year-old college dropout made the seminal zombie movie Night of the Living Dead in 1967 Pittsburgh. Cleveland premiere.
USA, 2013, color/b&w, Blu-ray, 76 min.
Filmmaker in Person!
SIX MILLION AND ONE
Wednesday, March 12, 6:30 p.m.
Part of the Cleveland Israel Arts Connection, a program of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Directed by David Fisher. The final part of the David Fisher Film Trilogy (the other two parts screen on March 9 at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and March 11 at the Mandel JCC) finds the Israeli filmmaker—and his reluctant siblings—retracing the wartime steps of their late father, a Hungarian Jew and Holocaust survivor. Their “guidebook” is their dad’s frank and often harrowing journal. David Fisher will answer audience questions after the screening. “A unique, highly personal approach to unraveling the endless mysteries of the Shoah.” –L.A. Times. Cleveland premiere.
Israel/Austria/Germany/USA, 2011, color, Blu-ray, 93 min.
Friday, March 14, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 16, 1:30 p.m.
Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf. Exiled Iranian film master Mohsen Makhmalbaf (Kandahar), a self-proclaimed agnostic, journeys with his moviemaker son to the magnificent gardens at the Bahá’í Faith headquarters in Israel. There the two directors depict and debate the pros and cons of religion in society. “The filmmaker once responsible for virtuoso, tragicomic social critiques like The Cyclist (1987) and Marriage of the Blessed (1989) now delicately works to see how beautiful the world can look when people embrace each other’s differences.” –Village Voice. Cleveland premiere.
South Korea/Israel/Iran/UK, 2012, subtitles, color, Blu-ray, 87 min.
CMA at the FilmFest!
Save $2 off the ticket price to any CIFF screening when you use the code “CMA”.
THE MISSING PICTURE
Saturday, March 22, 2014, 8:35 p.m.
Sunday, March 23, 2014, 2:40 p.m.
Tower City Cinemas, Downtown Cleveland
Directed by Rithy Panh. The museum partners on an acclaimed new foreign-language film showing at this year’s Cleveland International Film Festival, March 19–30 at Tower City Cinemas downtown. One of the five nominees for this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, this unique autobiography finds a celebrated Cambodian filmmaker employing clay figurines, newsreels, and narration to re-create a genocide that was never documented on film—specifically the atrocities visited on his own family by Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge during the 1970s. “Personal and unexpected, a documentary that mixes media in an unusual way to very potent effect.” –L.A. Times. Cleveland premiere.
Cambodia/France, 2013, color/b&w, subtitles, video, 92 min.
For advance tickets, visit www.clevelandfilm.org. Admission $14; CIFF members and (on day of show) students & seniors $12. Mention the code “CMA” and save $2 off the ticket price to any CIFF screening.
Tickets not available at CMA Ticket Center; no CMA Film Series vouchers accepted.