Blog . 1/13-16: Carlos, Roman Holiday, Buried And More!
ROMAN HOLIDAY kicks off Audrey Hepburn series; Marcie Goodman introduces film on Saturday night! William Wyler's 1953 romance ROMAN HOLIDAY stars Audrey Hepburn in her breakthrough film role (which also won her an Oscar). Hepburn plays a crown princess on an official tour of Europe who, weary of protocol, runs away from her minders and handlers to experience Rome on her own. She meets up and falls in love with an American reporter (Gregory Peck). The movie shows in a 35mm print on Saturday and Sunday; on Saturday Marcie Goodman, Executive Director of the Cleveland International Film Festival and a longtime Audrey Hepburn fan, will introduce the movie. Assayas' crime epic CARLOS, a must-see, is the best-reviewed foreign film of 2010 With an astounding overall metacritic.com score of 94 out of 100 (second-highest of the year, derived from rave reviews by 21 different critics), Olivier (SUMMER HOURS) Assayas' French/German thriller CARLOS is the most acclaimed foreign-language film of 2010. Want more proof? Read on. -It was the only movie listed on all three 2010 Top Ten lists of The New York Times' three main film critics, A. O. Scott, Manohla Dargis, and Stephen Holden. -It was voted best movie of 2010 in the annual Film Comment magazine poll. -It was voted second best movie of 2010 in both the indieWIRE Critics' Poll and The Village Voice Film Critics' Poll. -It was named best foreign language film of the year by both the New York Film Critics Circle and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (and came in second for best film of the year in the L.A. voting). The movie dramatizes the rise and fall of the notorious international terrorist known as "Carlos the Jackal" (he was born Ilich Ramírez Sánchez in Venezuela in 1949), who masterminded assorted criminal activities in Europe and the Middle East during the 1970s and 1980s. As embodied by the sexy, swaggering Venezuelan actor Édgar Ramírez, Carlos emerges as a kind of global rock star, and the film around him is fast-moving and electrifying. CARLOS was originally a three-part, 5½-hour TV miniseries, but will be shown at the Cinematheque this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in its two-hour-and-45-minute theatrical cut, the only version available on 35mm film (the format in which the film was shot). But those who want to see the complete movie can do so on Saturday, March 5, when the Cleveland Museum of Art will screen it from Blu-ray starting at 10:30 am. (There will be two intermissions, including a lunch break.) Just don't miss CARLOS, in one version or the other. 1968 Japanese ghost story KURONEKO (BLACK CAT) to be shown in new print Never released on DVD, Kaneto Shindô's 1968 Japanese chiller KURONEKO (BLACK CAT) is a creepy ghost story from the director of ONIBABA. Set in medieval Japan, where a mysterious demon is killing samurai near the Rajomon gate, the film follows a warrior who is dispatched to investigate these strange happenings. But all he finds are two beautiful women who live there. However, they do look at lot like his dead mother and late wife.. Print this post and present it at the box office on Thursday or Sunday night and see KURONEKO in a new 35mm scope print for only $6 ($5 if you're a Cinematheque member). It's our Deal of the Week! (Limit two discount admissions per print out) Claustrophobic? Then avoid BURIED Ryan Reynolds is the sexiest man buried alive in Rodrigo Cortés' BURIED , a clever, claustrophobic, English-language Spanish thriller that takes place entirely within the confines of a coffin. Reynolds plays an American contractor entombed somewhere in Iraq by ransom-seeking kidnappers. With only a Zippo lighter and a dying cell phone at his disposal, he tries to arrange a rescue before his oxygen runs out. This cinematic stunt is a diabolical tour de force and has an 85% "fresh" rating on RottenTomatoes.com. Dig it in a 35mm color & scope print this Thursday or Friday! Comedy MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS, with special guest, added to January sked The following event has been added to the Cinematheque's schedule on Monday, January 31, at 7:00 pm: John B. Alexander in person! THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS USA, 2009, Grant Heslov George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, and Kevin Spacey star in this recent, Strangelovian military farce about a reporter who stumbles upon a cadre of renegade U.S. soldiers in Iraq who employ New Age-inspired, paranormal techniques developed during the Vietnam era to wage psychic war on the enemy. (They also try to kill goats by staring at them). Based on Jon Ronson's nonfiction book of the same name, the film will be introduced by John B. Alexander, Ph.D., a retired U.S. Army colonel and intelligence expert who is a leading proponent for the development of non-lethal weapons. Alexander was featured prominently in Ronson's book and is one of the real-life military men who inspired Clooney's character in the movie. (He has also appeared on George Noory's radio show Coast to Coast AM.) The Cleveland Council on World Affairs is bringing Alexander to Cleveland, and he will answer questions after the screening. "A superbly written loony-tunes satire, played by a tony cast at the top of its game." ?Variety. 35mm color & scope print! 94 min. Special admission $12; Cinematheque and CCWA members and CIA students & staff $8; no passes, twofers, or radio winners. Public comment invited as Cleveland Institute of Art seeks reaccreditation Last year, as a requirement for reaccreditation by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), CIA administrators, faculty, and staff began a study of CIA's processes and functions. CIA will submit its report to the NCA in late January and NCA evaluators will visit campus in late March. You are invited to comment by filling out a form on the website for the NCA's Higher Learning Commission . Comments must be received by the NCA no later than Feb. 28. Films This Week Thu., Jan. 13, at 6:45 pm Sun., Jan. 16, at 8:50 pm 1968 Japanese ghost story KURONEKO (BLACK CAT) Thu., Jan. 13, at 8:45 pm Fri., Jan. 14, at 7:15 pm Ryan Reynolds in BURIED Fri., Jan. 14, at 9:10 pm Sat., Jan. 15, at 7:45 pm Sun., Jan. 16, at 3:15 pm Best-reviewed foreign film of 2010! CARLOS Sat., Jan. 15, at 5:15 pm Sun., Jan. 16, at 6:30 pm Audrey Hepburn in ROMAN HOLIDAY Films Next Week Thu., Jan. 20,a t 6:45 pm The Silver Anniversary Screen THE FIANCES Thu., Jan. 20, at 8:25 pm Sun., Jan. 23, at 6:30 pm LAST TRAIN HOME Fri., Jan. 21, at 7:30 pm Sat., Jan. 22, at 9:40 pm Part 1 of Mesrine saga MESRINE: KILLER INSTINCT Fri., Jan. 21, at 9:45 pm Sat., Jan. 22, at 7:30 pm Sun., Jan. 23, at 4:00 pm INSPECTOR BELLAMY Sat., Jan. 22, at 5:15 pm Sun., Jan. 23, at 8:15 pm SABRINA The Cinematheque The Cleveland Institute of Art 11141 East Boulevard Cleveland, OH 44106 Phone: (216) 421-7450 http://cia.edu/cinematheque 2011 The Cleveland Institute of Art. All rights reserved.