Monday, May 5, 2014

May 2014 Film Schedule at the Cleveland Museum of Art

[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

Two Lives
Friday, May 9, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 11, 1:30 p.m.

Directed by Georg Maas. With Liv Ullmann. Short-listed for this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, this mystery thriller is set after the fall of the Berlin Wall. It tells of a happy East German/Norwegian woman, the child of a Norwegian mother and a German occupation soldier, who is conflicted when asked to testify against the Norwegian state on behalf of other “war children.” Cleveland premiere.
Germany/Norway, 2012, subtitles, color, Blu-ray, 97 min.

Peter Brook: The Tightrope
Wednesday, May 14, 7:00 p.m.

Directed by Simon Brook. Five hidden cameras provide a privileged look at an acting workshop run by legendary theatre and film director Peter Brook.  Cleveland premiere.
UK/Italy/France, 2012, color, Blu-ray, 86 min.

What’s in a Name?
Friday, May 16, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 18, 1:30 p.m.

Directed by Alexandre de La Patellière, Matthieu Delaporte. Two married couples argue about baby names (and one objectionable name in particular: Adolphe) in this acclaimed and award-winning French comedy that beat The Avengers at the French box office. Cleveland premiere.
France/Belgium, 2012, subtitles, color, Blu-ray, 109 min.

Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America
Wednesday, May 21, 7:00 p.m.

Directed by Rodrigo H. Vila. With David Byrne. This portrait of the famed Argentine folksinger and social activist who died in 2009 features new interviews with friends, relatives, and colleagues as well as archival interviews with the performer herself. Cleveland theatrical premiere.
Argentina, 2013, subtitles, color, Blu-ray, 90 min.

The Last of the Unjust
Friday, May 23, 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 25, 1:00 p.m.

Directed by Claude Lanzmann. Claude Lanzmann’s four-hour coda to his epic Holocaust documentary Shoah finds the dogged filmmaker exhuming a long, troubling interview (shot in 1975) that did not fit into his nine-hour masterpiece. The subject is Benjamin Murmelstein, an Austrian rabbi who led the Jewish council at Theresienstadt, the Nazis’ notorious “model” concentration camp. Though branded a collaborator by many, Murmelstein argues that he negotiated daily with Holocaust architect Adolf Eichmann to aid and save the Jews at Terezin. Cleveland premiere.
France/Austria, 2013, subtitles, color, Blu-ray, 218 min.

Star in Person!
Sweet Dreams
Wednesday, May 28, 7:00 p.m.

Directed by Lisa and Rob Fruchtman.  In this uplifting documentary, female survivors of the Rwandan genocide (both Hutus and Tutsis) come together to make history—forming Rwanda’s first all-woman drumming troupe and then opening the country’s first-ever ice cream shop. Alexis Miesen, an ice cream entrepreneur and Rocky River native who is one of the “stars” of Sweet Dreams, will answer audience questions after the screening. Cleveland premiere.
USA/Rwanda, 2012, subtitles, color, Blu-ray, 89 min.

When Jews Were Funny
Friday, May 30, 7:00 p.m.

Directed by Alan Zweig. With Shelley Berman, David Steinberg, Howie Mandel, et al. Cranky Canadian documentarian Alan Zweig (I, Curmudgeon; Vinyl) asks Jewish comics whether they think, as he does, that Jews used to be funnier than they are now. Many disagree. Cleveland premiere.
Canada, 2013, color, Blu-ray, 90 min.

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