Blog . 0/22-25: Valhalla Rising, Holiday With Kate Hepburn, My Darling Clementine & More!
Viking joins Crusades in VALHALLA RISING "When it comes to crazy, violent, semidelirious, testosterone-laden, proto-Viking tales about a mute visionary one-eyed warrior who breaks skulls, VALHALLA RISING is pretty great." Entertainment Weekly's appraisal pretty much sums up the appeal of the striking and cinematic new English-language film by Denmark's Nicolas Winding Refn (THE PUSHER TRILOGY, BRONSON), a Cinematheque favorite. Danish superstar Mads Mikkelsen (PUSHER, CASINO ROYALE) plays the heavily-tattooed, 11th-century Nordic slave/warrior/hero who has mystical visions and falls in with a group of Christian Viking crusaders headed to the Holy Land. Evoking the hallucinatory, crypto-religious work of both Andrei Tarkovsky and Werner Herzog, this pagan rhapsody is sure to find a cult following. Watch the trailer and then see the whole film in a 35mm color and scope print on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. It's for adults only. ALAMAR is breathtaking Mexican fable In Pedro González-Rubio's 2009 Mexican stunner ALAMAR http://www.cia.edu/cinematheque_info_current/#2516, a divorced father decides to bond with his five-year-old son before the child moves away to Rome with his Italian mother. Traveling to a pristine reef in the impossibly blue Caribbean, the father, a fisherman, gives his son a crash course in living in harmony with nature. This elemental tale is sensuously photographed and suitable for all ages. ALAMAR (TO THE SEA) has an overall metacritic.com rating of 77 (out of 100) . See it Friday or Saturday. Kids 12 & under are only $6. CIA's new president Grafton Nunes introduces MY DARLING CLEMENTINE On Monday the Cleveland Institute of Art's new president Grafton Nunes, a film scholar and former film producer (he produced Kathryn Bigelow's first feature THE LOVELESS), introduces one of his all-time favorite movies: MY DARLING CLEMENTINE (1946). This is John Ford's lyrical take on Wyatt Earp (Henry Fonda) and Doc Holliday (Victor Mature) and the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, and it's one of his greatest movies. It will be shown in a restored 35mm print from the Twentieth Century Fox film archive. Special admission price of $10 (members and CIA students & staff $7) includes a modest cookies-and-coffee reception from 6 to 7 pm. Go on HOLIDAY with K. Hepburn, Cary Grant Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant star in George Cukor's HOLIDAY , a sophisticated 1938 romantic comedy written by Philip Barry (who also wrote the equally-celebrated Hepburn-Grant vehicle THE PHILADELPHIA STORY). Grant plays a suitor engaged to a young woman in a snobbish upper-class family. But he discovers that he has more in common with his fiancée's tomboyish older sister. See it in a new 35mm print on Saturday or Sunday. (On Sunday the film will be introduced and discussed by a representative from the Kent State University Museum, which presents the exhibition "Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen" from 10/2/10-9/4/11.) KSU students & staff (with I.D.) and KSU alumni and Friends of Fashion are only $6. So is anyone who prints out this email and presents it at the box office (unless they're Cinematheque members, in which case admission is only $5). It's our Deal of the Week! (Limit two discount admissions per print-out) Painter Edward Hopper gives Joseph Strick's THE SAVAGE EYE two thumbs up Painter Edward Hopper once told a friend, "If anyone wants to see what America is, go and see a movie called THE SAVAGE EYE." Hopper's fondness for this 1960 landmark of cinema-verité is understandable, since it unflinchingly depicts an alienating (and nameless) American city (actually L.A.) full of faddists and faith healers, barflies and strippers. All are seen through the eyes of a recently divorced young woman looking for warmth and companionship. Admired in Europe but mostly forgotten in the U.S., THE SAVAGE EYE is being shown to mark the recent passing of co-director Joseph Strick (1923-2010). The fully restored print we will show (on Sunday night only) comes to us courtesy of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Film Archive in Hollywood. Special admission $10, members and CIA students & staff $7; no passes, twofers, or radio winners. Experimental Opera UNSUNG TORSOS coming to MOCA on Sat., Oct. 30 On Saturday, October 30, MOCA presents "The Unsung Torsos: An Experimental Opera in 13 Parts." Music, video, and poetry converge in this original sonic narrative commemorating the victims of Cleveland's notorious 1930s "Torso Murders." This new multimedia opera is by artists Julia Christensen and Sarah Paul, working with the Women and Art Music Ensemble of Oberlin Conservatory. The event is co-presented by SPACES. The 8:00 pm performance is preceded by a 7:00 pm reception. Admission is $5 (free for students and MOCA and SPACES members), but seats are limited. For tickets visit www.mocacleveland.org Films This Week Fri., Oct. 22, at 7:30 pm Sat., Oct. 23, at 8:45 pm Sun., Oct. 24, at 8:00 pm Nicolas Winding Refn's VALHALLA RISING Fri., Oct. 22, at 9:25 pm Sat., Oct. 23, at 7:10 pm Luminous Mexican drama ALAMAR Sat., Oct. 23, at 5:15 pm Sun., Oct. 24, at 4:00 pm Katharine Hepburn & Cary Grant in George Cukor's HOLIDAY Sun., Oct. 24, at 6:30 pm Joseph Strick's THE SAVAGE EYE Mon., Oct. 25, at 7:00 pm CIA President Grafton Nunes introduces John Ford's MY DARLING CLEMENTINE Films Next Week Thu., Oct. 28, at 7:00 pm Post-film Panel Discussion! ART & COPY Fri., Oct. 29, at 7:30 pm Sat., Oct. 30, at 7:00 pm Sun., Oct. 31, at 4:30 pm AROUND A SMALL MOUNTAIN Fri., Oct. 29, at 9:15 pm LET THE RIGHT ONE IN Sat., Oct. 30, at 5:15 pm Sun., Oct. 31, at 8:15 pm SCREAM OF FEAR Sat., Oct. 30, at 8:45 pm Sun., Oct. 31, at 6:30 pm CARNIVAL OF SOULS The Cinematheque The Cleveland Institute of Art 11141 East Boulevard Cleveland, OH 44106 Phone: (216) 421-7450 http://cia.edu/cinematheque