Blog . 1/7-10: Ny I Love You, Badlands, Amarcord & More!
Many stars, 11 different stories constitute delightful NEW YORK, I LOVE YOU Christina Ricci, Orlando Bloom (both pictured above), Natalie Portman, Bradley Cooper, Shia LaBeouf, Robin Wright Penn, Andy Garcia, Julie Christie, James Caan, and Chris Cooper are just some of the stars who appear in the 11 segments that make up NEW YORK, I LOVE YOU . Like its predecessor "Paris, je t'aime," the movie tells stories of love, romance, and sex in the city, and each episode is set in a different neighborhood -- in this case, a NYC neighborhood. Watch the trailer here and then catch the whole movie this Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. BADLANDS opens Terrence Malick series Terrence Malick has directed and released only four features in a 35+ year film career, and many would argue that each one is a masterpiece. The Cinematheque shows all four of them in January, starting with BADLANDS, Malick's 1974 breakthrough (and one of the major American films of the 1970s), this Thursday and Friday. Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek play young outlaw lovers on the run in this lyrical and chilling movie set in the Midwest during the 1950s. Inspired by the Charles Starkweather killing spree of 1958-59 (also the basis for "Natural Born Killers"), the film -- like all Malick films -- is so beautifully shot that it must be seen from 35mm film, as we will present it. Watch the original trailer here . Unreleased-in-America 1993 Eric Rohmer film receives rare 35mm screening Eric Rohmer, the ex-critic who turned director of such film series as "Six Moral Tales" (which includes "My Night at Maud's" and "Claire's Knee") and "Comedies and Proverbs," is one of the world's greatest living directors. Sadly, not every movie he made has been released in the U.S., and on Saturday at 7:25 we show a 35mm print from France of one of them. The movie is THE TREE, THE MAYOR AND THE MEDIATHEQUE and Rohmer shot it in 1993 as a break from his celebrated series "Tales of Four Seasons." French favorites Pascal Greggory and Fabrice Luchini star in the film, which chronicles a battle of wills between a small-town mayor who has secured government funding to build a modern media arts center in his village and the schoolmaster who wants to preserve the pastoral patch of land picked for the site. Hailed by The New Yorker in October as "one of Eric Rohmer's most personal films," the movie is a Cinematheque Elite presentation so tickets cost slightly more -- $12, Cinematheque members and CIA students & staff $8. But it's a small price to pay for something you may never get another chance to see. Palestinian woman adapts to American life during first Gulf War in touching AMREEKA A Palestinian mother and divorcee moves with her teenage son from the West Bank to small-town Illinois in the heartfelt and compassionate AMREEKA. Then, while trying to adapt to their new country, the first Gulf War happens. This acclaimed independent film by a young Arab-American filmmaker (who experienced much of what she depicts) was one of the most acclaimed movies of 2009. (It was a NY Times Critics' Pick, as you can see from this review .) It offers a unique perspective on Arab-American domestic relations and should be required viewing for everyone living in post-9/11 USA. Fellini's AMARCORD: an end & a beginning AMARCORD (I REMEMBER) is one of four Federico Fellini films that won the Oscar for Best Foreign-Language Film during his illustrious career. And this 1973 reminiscence of growing up in a small Italian coastal town during the Fascist era is truly one of Fellini's funniest, fondest, and most lyrical films. The movie will show in a restored 35mm print that is absolutely beautiful; we know, because we first played it last April. "Amarcord" is the last Fellini film in our recent series. It also opens our new "Revivals & Restorations" series, which will showcase a classic film in a new or restored 35mm print every Saturday at 5:00 or 5:15 and every Sunday at 4:00. Print this post and present it at the box office and see "Amarcord" for only $6 ($5 if you're a Cinematheque member). It's our Deal of the Week! (Limit two discount admissions per print-out.) Then save your ticket stub and present it at La Dolce Vita or La Strada restaurants between now and February 28 and receive a free appetizer with the purchase of any entree. Thanks to Terry Tarantino for this generous offer. January-February calendar mailing is late Due to a series of hardware and software glitches involving our postal equipment (compounded by our building's holiday closure), the January-February calendar mailing is late -- going out just this week. We are very sorry for the delay. But you can find a pdf of the printed calendar on our website. In the meantime, tell your friends about all the great films we're showing this weekend only. Or, better yet, forward this email to them. Thanks! Hear John Ewing on Around Noon on Jan. 11 Cinematheque Director John Ewing will be an in-person guest on WCPN's Around Noon show next Monday, January 11. He will come on around 12:10 pm to talk about films coming to both the Cinematheque and the art museum over the next two months. Tune in to 90.3 FM and listen, or listen online at www.wcpn.org . This Week's Films Thu., Jan. 7, at 6:45 pm Fri., Jan. 8, at 9:35 pm BADLANDS Thu., Jan. 7, at 8:40 pm Sun., Jan. 10, at 6:45 pm AMREEKA Fri., Jan. 8, at 7:30 pm Sat., Jan. 9, at 9:30 pm Sun., Jan. 10, at 8:45 pm NEW YORK, I LOVE YOU Sat., Jan. 9, at 5:00 pm Sun., Jan 10, at 4:00 pm AMARCORD Sat., Jan. 9, at 7:25 pm Cinematheque Elite THE TREE, THE MAYOR AND THE MEDIATHEQUE Admission $12; members/CIA $8 Next Week's Films Wed., Jan. 13, at 7:30 pm Special Offsite Event! The Cinematheque at the Capitol Theatre COLLAPSE Thu., Jan. 14, at 6:45 pm Fri., Jan. 15, at 9:40 pm 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 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 The Cinematheque The Cleveland Institute of Art 11141 East Boulevard Cleveland, OH 44106 Phone: (216) 421-7450 http://cia.edu/cinematheque