Blog . Nine Sneak Peek, Easy Rider, The Room & More!
Just added: free sneak preview of NINE on Sunday, December 20 at 3:30 pm! Our Fellini series may be over (actually it's on a three-week hiatus because we show his "Amarcord" on Jan. 9 & 10), but the spirit of Fellini lives on! And you can see and feel it in the new movie NINE , the long-awaited film version of the Tony-winning Broadway musical based on Fellini's "8½." The Weinstein Company has generously given us a special advance screening of this movie that stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, Kate Hudson, and Sophia Loren and is directed by Rob Marshall ("Chicago"). It will show one time this Sunday afternoon, Dec. 20 at 3:30 pm. Admission is free to all, but only Cinematheque members and those with CIA I.D.'s will be seated prior to 3:15. At 3:15, anybody can enter. The movie, about the loves and dreams of a blocked Italian film director, lasts 117 minutes and is rated PG-13. It opens commercially in Cleveland on Christmas day. BRONSON: "A Clockwork Orange" for the 21st century? The Cinematheque has long championed the work of talented Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn -- from "Bleeder" to "The Pusher Trilogy" to "Fear X." He's now being noticed by the rest of the world, and his new movie BRONSON has gotten some of the best reviews http://www.metacritic.com/film/titles/bronson?q=bronsonof his career. "Bronson" is a fantasia inspired by the life of real-life British criminal Michael Peterson, whose penchant for fighting and rioting has extended his seven-year prison sentence into a term of 34 years so far -- most of it in solitary confinement! Watch this intoxicating British trailer and you may understand why some critics have called this mesmerizing mix of imagery, camera movements, and music "'A Clockwork Orange' for the 21st century." Adults only can see it Saturday or Sunday. Hippie cyclists search for America in road-movie classic EASY RIDER Hard to believe that 1969's seminal "youth film" EASY RIDER is now 40 years old! But unlike most people who are middle-aged, this well-traveled road movie looks better than ever -- thanks to a recent restoration by Sony Pictures. And according to Jared Sapolin at the studio, it looks "amazing." Don't miss Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Jack Nicholson when we show the new 35mm color print of this counterculture classic on Friday and Sunday. AMERICAN CASINO shows how 2008 foreclosure crisis hit home -- and homes AMERICAN CASINO is a lacerating investigation of the 2008 subprime mortgage meltdown. It starts on Wall Street but quickly moves to Main Street (Baltimore and SoCal, to be precise). Catch this upsetting documentary Friday or Saturday, then vent at a post-film discussion either night in the CIA student lounge. The talk-back session will be led by Greg Coleridge, director of the Economic Justice program of the American Friends Service Committee. Print this post and present it at the box office and see "American Casino" for only $6 ($5 if you're a Cinematheque member). It's our Deal of the Week! (Limit two discount admissions per print-out) Last chance to see THE ROOM! If Tommy Wiseau (above right) looks sad, it could be because he and his friends are leaving the Cinematheque. After an unprecedented nine-month run, Wiseau's hilariously bad 2003 indie film THE ROOM will screen for the last time this Saturday night. This news will spark holiday cheer among some viewers glad to see it go; others -- the uninitiated "Room" virgins who come this Saturday -- wlll find another kind of holiday cheer by seeing the movie and laughing their heads off. The movie is a tragic love story, and the movie is tragic in more ways than one. Make a year-end gift to the Cinematheque! Every non-profit arts organization is doing it: hitting you up for donations that you can write off on your 2010 tax return. Why should we be any different? But the difference between us and certain other arts organizations is this: we really need the money! We're small, we're lean, and we continually overachieve, showing 200-250 important new international films and film classics -- films that would not come to Cleveland without us -- year round on a miniscule budget. Please help us out, before December 31, with a tax-deductible gift of any amount you can afford. (And do give to other organizations as well.) For your convenience you can click on the "Make a Gift " link, but good old-fashioned checks and cash are also welcome if you'd rather do it by mail or in person. Thank you for considering this request! Films This Week Friday, Dec. 18, at 7:00 pm Saturday, Dec. 19, at 5:30 pm Post-film discussion both nights! AMERICAN CASINO Friday, Dec. 18, at 8:50 pm Sunday, Dec. 20, at 6:30 pm 40th Anniversary! EASY RIDER Saturday, Dec. 19, at 7:20 pm Sunday, Dec. 20, at 8:25 pm BRONSON Saturday, Dec. 19, at 9:15 pm Last Chance To See It! THE ROOM Sunday, Dec. 20, at 3:30 pm Special Advance Screening! Admission Free! NINE Films Next Week No films Dec. 21 - Jan. 6. Happy holidays! The Cinematheque The Cleveland Institute of Art 11141 East Boulevard Cleveland, OH 44106 Phone: (216) 421-7450 http://cia.edu/cinematheque