Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" kicks off Ennio Morricone series at the Cinematheque on Saturday

[Press release from the Cleveland Cinematheque.]

Four classic films with celebrated scores by Italian film composer Ennio Morricone, who won his first non-honorary Oscar last night, will show between March 5 and 26 at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. The series “Morricone the Maestro” will run over four weekends.
Morricone, who was born in 1928 and has written scores for over 500 movies and TV shows during a six-decade career, is one of history’s most influential film composers. His scores for Sergio Leone are legendary, his soundtrack for The Mission has been called the greatest ever, and the beloved Cinema Paradiso would lose much of its sentimental appeal without his lyrical music. Often employing unusual instruments as well as the human voice, Morricone has worked for a multitude of major filmmakers: Dario Argento, Mario Bava, Bernardo Bertolucci, John Boorman, Brian De Palma, Terrence Malick, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Roman Polanski, Gillo Pontecorvo, and Franco Zeffirelli, to name just a few.
SAT        3/5         8:10 PM                THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY
THU       3/10       8:20 PM                THE UNTOUCHABLES
SUN       3/13       8:05 PM                THE UNTOUCHABLES
SAT        3/19       7:00 PM                THE MISSION
SAT        3/26       7:15 PM                CINEMA PARADISO
Admission to each of the Morricone films is $10; Cinematheque members, those with CIA or CSU I.D.’s, and those age 25 & under $8. The Cinematheque shows its films in the Peter B. Lewis Theater of the Cleveland Institute of Art, 11610 Euclid Avenue in the Uptown District of University Circle. For further information, call (216) 421-7450 or visit

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