Blog . 1/13-17: Collapse At The Capitol, Days Of Heaven, Black Dynamite & More!
Ozon's ANGEL receives Cleveland premiere French helmer Francois Ozon is nothing if not versatile, having made everything from thrillers ("See the Sea") to satirical comedies ("Sitcom") to psychological dramas ("Under the Sand," "The Swimming Pool") to a musical ("8 Women"). Now he tackles the historical costume film with ANGEL , a wry, sly account of a poor young woman who rises through Edwardian England high society after she becomes a romance novelist. Romola Garai (TV's "Emma"), Sam Neill, and Ozon regular Charlotte Rampling star in this English-language film. The film shows Saturday and Sunday. By the way, Ozon's brand-new movie "Ricky" will come to the Cinematheque in April. Paul Lynde biographer to attend Sunday screening of restored BYE BYE BIRDIE Joe Florenski, co-author of the biography "Center Square: The Paul Lynde Story," will answer audience questions after the 4 pm screening of BYE BYE BIRDIE this coming Sunday. The Ohio-born Lynde (best known for his tenure on "Hollywood Squares") had his most memorable film role in the musical, playing a befuddled Ohio father whose teenage daughter has been chosen to receive "one last kiss" from Elivisesque singing idol Conrad Birdie on national TV before the crooner leaves for the Army. (The show was inspired by the nationwide uproar that ensued after Elvis Presley was drafted in 1958. Lynde created his role on Broadway.) "Bye Bye Birdie," which co-stars Dick Van Dyke, Janet Leigh, and Ann-Margret (pictured above) and features such songs as "Put on a Happy Face," "A Lotta Livin' To Do," and "Kids," will also show on Saturday at 5:15 pm. We will screen a new, fully-restored 35mm studio archive print. Florenski, who has degrees in pop culture and library science and is currently researching the Kenley Players, contends that the movie preserves the four funniest words ever uttered by Lynde. To find out what they are, see the movie. (Special thanks to Dave Huffman.) Cinematheque presents COLLAPSE at the Capitol Theatre on Wednesday night By popular demand, we present another Cinematheque night at the newly restored Capitol Theatre in the Gordon Square Arts District at 1390 W. 65th Street at Detroit Avenue on Cleveland's West Side. COLLAPSE , showing Wednesday night at 7:30 pm, is the new film from Chris Smith, director of "American Movie" and "The Yes Men." It's a gripping, Errol Morris-style portrait of real-life apocalyptic prophet Michael C. Ruppert, a former L.A. police officer turned rogue reporter who foresees the downfall of the U.S. industrial and economic infrastructure now that we have reached "peak oil." Regular Cinematheque admission prices apply. Free parking is available behind the theatre or on the street. Bring an extra $15 and buy Ruppert's book "Confronting Collapse," which we will sell in the Capitol lobby. Please note that "Collapse" will show in one of the Capitol's upstairs theatres, which are not wheelchair-accessible. Gorgeous DAYS OF HEAVEN to be shown in 35mm studio archive print DAYS OF HEAVEN is one of the most gorgeous films ever made, and it should look great in Paramount Pictures' 35mm studio archive print, which we show on Thursday and Friday. This is part two of our January series "Visions & Voiceovers: The Films of Terrence Malick." Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, and Sam Shepard star in this tragic 1978 love story set among migrant farm workers in the Texas panhandle in the early 20th century. 1941 Disney mission to Latin America explored in fascinating WALT & EL GRUPO WALT & EL GRUPO is a new documentary that pulls together a wealth of beautifully preserved archival materials to recount a little-known ten-week trip to Latin America made by 39-year-old Walt Disney, his wife, and 16 studio colleagues in 1941. The purpose? To collect material for a series of south-of-the-border-themed Disney films, and to promote goodwill during a time of imminent war. BLACK DYNAMITE is hilarious, affectionate spoof of 1970s blaxploitation movies, come on Saturday or Sunday to see BLACK DYNAMITE , an uproarious spoof of 1970s grindhouse cinema. Black Dynamite is a mean, macho mutha whose fight against "The Man" takes him from crime-ridden city streets to the crime-ridden "Honky House" of Richard M. Nixon. Print this post and present it at the box office and see "Black Dynamite" for only $6 ($5 if you're a Cinematheque member). It's our Deal of the Week! (Limit two discount admissions per print-out) News: Eric Rohmer dies, Nighttown offers discount, and we make mistakes Eric Rohmer, the great French filmmaker best known for "My Night at Maud's" and "Claire's Knee," has died at age 89. We showed Rohmer's unreleased-in-America 1993 film "The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque" just last Saturday night. Nighttown restaurant at 12387 Cedar Road in Cleveland Heights is offering Cinematheque-goers a deal on food at their fine establishment. Show your Cinematheque ticket stub and receive 15% off your meal. Drinks are not included, and each diner must have his/her own ticket stub to get the discount. Reader Michael Ceraolo has pointed out a mistake in our blurb for "In a Lonely Place." He writes: "Bogart was never married to Gloria Grahame so she could not have been his soon-to-be ex-wife; she was married at that time to Nicholas Ray, the movie's director." Thanks, Michael. We ourselves have noticed two other mistakes (so far) in our Jan-Feb calendar. "Amreeka" takes place at the time of Operation Iraqi Freedom, not the first Gulf War. And in John Ewing's "CinemaTalk" column, the magazine mentioned in paragraph #6 should have been "cinema scope," not "cinema source." Films This Week Special Offsite Event! The Cinematheque at the Capitol Theatre Wed., Jan. 13, at 7:30 pm COLLAPSE Thu., Jan. 14, at 6:45 pm Fri., Jan. 15, at 9:40 pm The Films of Terrence Malick DAYS OF HEAVEN Thu., Jan. 14, at 8:40 pm Fri., Jan. 15, at 7:30 pm WALT & EL GRUPO Sat., Jan. 16, at 5:15 pm Sun., Jan. 17, at 4:00 pm BYE BYE BIRDIE Paul Lynde biographer Joe Florenski in person on Sunday! Sat., Jan. 16, at 7:30 pm Sun., Jan. 17, at 8:20 pm ANGEL Sat., Jan. 16, at 10:05 pm Sun., Jan. 17, at 8:30 pm BLACK DYNAMITE Films Next Week Thu., Jan. 21, at 6:30 pm Fri., Jan. 22, at 7:30 pm ACT OF GOD Thu., Jan.21, at 8:05 pm Fri., Jan. 22, at 9:05 pm THE THIN RED LINE Sat., Jan. 23, at 5:15 pm Sun., Jan. 24, at 4:00 pm IN A LONELY PLACE Sat., Jan. 23, at 7:10 pm Sun., Jan. 24, at 8:55 pm (UNTITLED) Sat., Jan. 23, at 9:10 pm Sun., Jan. 24, at 6:45 pm AFTERSCHOOL The Cinematheque The Cleveland Institute of Art 11141 East Boulevard Cleveland, OH 44106 Phone: (216) 421-7450 http://cia.edu/cinematheque