Blog . 12/2-5: Animal Kingdom, Playtime, Duel In The Sun & More!
HIDEAWAY is offbeat tale of love and death HIDEAWAY is the new film by France's François Ozon (SWIMMING POOL, UNDER THE SAND, 8 WOMEN) and if that by itself is not enough to get you to see it, then read the following description (which may spoil some of the movie's surprises). The film tells of a drug-addicted young woman who, after her boyfriend dies, discovers that she is pregnant. So she moves to a country house where she is cared for by her late lover's gay brother. Read The New York Times review here and then don't miss the movie's exclusive Cleveland showings on Friday or Saturday. DUEL IN THE SUN: How the Was Was Won-derfully Lurid! King Vidor's DUEL IN THE SUN (1946) is one of the craziest, campiest, most lurid and torrid movies ever made, and you can see it this Saturday or Sunday in a fully-restored 35mm print of its original roadshow version! This overwrought Technicolor Western is easily the most operatic of all horse operas, and no wonder: producer David O. Selznick (who co-wrote the screenplay) set out to duplicate the financial and artistic success of his GONE WITH THE WIND (and went through six different directors to do so). Despite poor reviews and numerous censorship problems (the film had so much sex that it was nicknamed "Lust in the Dust"), DUEL IN THE SUN actually was a box office hit, though no GWTW. Jennifer Jones plays a beautiful "half breed" who goes to live with distant, wealthy relatives who have two very different sons. One (Joseph Cotton) is gentlemanly and rational; the other (Gregory Peck) is animalistic and abusive. Of course she's attracted to that one? Lionel Barrymore, Lillian Gish, Herbert Marshall, Walter Huston, and Butterfly McQueen co-star in this silly sizzler that is absolute over-the-top fun. You can even see it in the film's original theatrical trailer. Unmissable! Thug characters do some bad things in Aussie crime drama ANIMAL KINGDOM One of the most acclaimed and gripping movies of 2010, David Michôd's Aussie crime thriller ANIMAL KINGDOM was just nominated (at the end of October) for a record-setting 18 Australian Film Institute Awards. The movie tells of a teenager's rocky initiation into a Melbourne crime family run by his maternal grandmother, whom he goes to live with after his mother dies from an overdose. Jacki Weaver is chilling as sweet-talking Grandma "Smurf," one of the great screen baddies of recent years. With an amazing 96% "fresh" rating on RottenTomatoes, ANIMAL KINGDON is bound to turn up on many 2010 Ten Best lists. Don't miss it Thursday or Sunday. Peru's MADEINUSA is exotic, colorful drama Named one of the "Key Latin American Films of the (Last) Decade" in the September 2010 Sight & Sound magazine, the 2006 Peruvian/Spanish coproduction MADEINUSA (2006) is the debut feature of Peru's Claudia Llosa, whose second film, THE MILK OF SORROW, was a 2010 Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. (It comes to The Cleveland Museum of Art in January.) Llosa is also the niece of Mario Vargas Llosa, winner of this year's Nobel Prize in Literature. Madeinusa (pronounced "Mah-din-OO-sah") is a 14-year-old Indian girl living with her father and younger sister in a Peruvian mountain village where a strange religious ritual takes place during Easter weekend. From 3 pm Good Friday (when Christ allegedly died on the cross) until Easter morning (when He reappeared), the villagers believe that God is dead and sin does not exist. Thus they sin with abandon-drinking, stealing, carousing. And lusting. In fact, Madeinusa's father (who's also the mayor) plans to take his daughter's virginity during these "holy days." Watch the unsubtitled trailer and then see the whole movie, with subtitles, this Thursday or Friday. Print this email and present it at the box office and see MADEINUSA for only $6 ($5 if you're a Cinematheque member). It's our Deal of the Week! (Limit two discount admissions per print-out) Lost in spaces: Jacques Tati's PLAYTIME Jacques Tati's epic 1967 comedy PLAYTIME -showing on Saturday only in a fully-restored, complete-and-uncut 35mm color print-is one of the grandest visions ever committed to celluloid. Although it cost (and lost) loads of money and bankrupted its director and star, it stands today as one of the greatest and most unique films of the 1960s. Tati, who won an Oscar for his previous feature MY UNCLE, once again plays his comic alter ego Monsieur Hulot. Here the lurching Frenchman tries to navigate the glass and steel labyrinth of modernist 1960s Paris amid a swarm of American tourists and a plague of modern "conveniences." With minimum dialogue and maximum long shots to show the comic peregrinations of people, this singular satire evokes the screen's great silent comedies. This short trailer gives you a taste... CIA student art sale this weekend! One of our favorite annual events, the Cleveland Institute of Art Student Holiday Sale, takes place this weekend at CIA. So you can attend a movie and get a jump on your holiday shopping (with some truly one-of-a-kind gifts) in one fell swoop! Hours for the sale are Friday (12/3) from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm; Saturday (12/4) from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm; and Sunday (12/5) from 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Location this year is the Gund Building student lounge (where the vending machines are). Films This Week Thu., Dec. 2, at 6:45 pm Fri., Dec. 3, at 9:20 pm Peruvian drama MADEINUSA Thu., Dec. 2, at 8:45 pm Sun., Dec. 5, at 9:00 pm Aussie crime thriller ANIMAL KINGDOM Fri., Dec. 3, at 7:30 pm Sat., Dec. 4, at 9:55 pm Francois Ozon's HIDEAWAY Sat., Dec. 4, at 4:45 pm Sun., Dec. 5, at 6:15 pm Jennifer Jones and Gregory Peck in DUEL IN THE SUN Sat., Dec. 4, at 7:30 pm Jacques Tati's PLAYTIME Films Next Week Thu., Dec. 9, at 6:45 pm Sat., Dec, 11, at 8:55 pm THE ISLAND Thu., Dec. 9, at 9:00 pm Fri., Dec. 10, at 5:30 pm Sat., Dec. 11, at 7:10 pm MY DOG TULIP Fri., Dec. 10, at 7:15 pm TRAFFIC Fri., Dec. 10, at 9:15 pm Sat., Dec. 11, at 5:15 pm New 35mm Archive Print! THE AWFUL TRUTH The Cinematheque The Cleveland Institute of Art 11141 East Boulevard Cleveland, OH 44106 Phone: (216) 421-7450 http://cia.edu/cinematheque