Blog . 9/1-4: Bill Cunningham New York, My Night At Maud's & More!
BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK returns to delight more Cleveland moviegoers! Back by popular demand is perhaps the year's biggest crowd-pleaser, Richard Press's BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK, which some have avoided because they're "not interested in fashion photography." But this joyous documentary-about an octogenarian New York Times shutterbug who bikes around Manhattan snapping candid photos of people with a sense of style-is less about fashion than about how one endearing, humble man chooses to live his life. All of us can learn something from his inspiring example. Don't miss this movie on Saturday or Sunday. Acclaimed, poetic "sleep furiously" captures life in sleepy Welsh farming community In the 2008 British documentary sleep furiously ,which Sight & Sound magazine has hailed as a "masterpiece," filmmaker Gideon Koppel documents a year in the life of the small, backward rural Welsh village where he grew up with his German-Jewish refugee parents. Koppel's unobtrusive, unblinking camera poetically captures everyday life as it unfolds: school and church activities, seasonal sheep shearing, the monthly arrival of the library bookmobile. etc. Watch this trailer and then catch the movie's exclusive Cleveland premiere on Thursday or Sunday. Three beauties flee post-war Holland for new, married life in New Zealand in scenic romantic saga BRIDE FLIGHT Ben Sombogaart's sweeping new romantic drama BRIDE FLIGHT is the most expensive film ever made in the Netherlands. The movie, which spans decades and has been likened to DR. ZHIVAGO, charts the intersecting paths of three very different Dutch women who abandon devastated post-WWII Europe to start new lives with husbands-to-be in spectacularly beautiful New Zealand. See it during its exclusive East Side Cleveland premiere on Saturday or Sunday. Hung-up Catholic meets sexually liberated agnostic in great MY NIGHT AT MAUD'S Voted the Best Foreign Film of the decade by an international poll of film critics, Eric Rohmer's 1969 French film MY NIGHT AT MAUD'S tells of a hung-up young Catholic man (Jean-Louis Trintignant) who becomes snowbound at the apartment of a beautiful, seductive, free-thinking divorced woman (Françoise Fabian). He spends an uncomfortable night with this sexually liberated woman discussing religion, atheism, love, marriage, fidelity, and morality. This wry, brainy movie marked the American breakthrough for the late, great Éric Rohmer (CLAIRE'S KNEE, SUMMER). Don't miss seeing it Friday or Saturday in a 35mm print imported from France. The presentation of MY NIGHT AT MAUD'S is supported by a generous grant from Maison Française de Cleveland. Italy's LE QUATTRO VOLTE depicts ashes-to-ashes life cycle (and lots of goats) Pythagoras' belief in reincarnation and the transmigration of the soul-from human to animal to vegetable to mineral-is eloquently expressed in Michelangelo Frammartino's 2010 Italian film LE QUATTRO VOLTE (THE FOUR TIMES), a singular film poem set in a small mountain village in the southern Italian region of Calabria. Devoid of dialogue, this much lauded film employs four conjoined chapters to delineate an ashes-to-ashes life cycle encompassing an elderly goatherd, one of his animals, a large tree, and a lot of charcoal. England's Financial Times calls it not only "a masterpiece" but also "overpoweringly lovable." This was one of the best movies we premiered this past summer, it returns to Cleveland on Thursday and Friday. Print this post and present it at the box office and see LE QUATTRO VOLTE for only $7 ($5 if you're a Cinematheque member). It's our Deal of the Week! (Limit two discount admissions per print-out) Moviegoers attending Thursday night's show should allow extra time tom park; the public opening of the CIA Faculty Exhibition in the gallery takes place from 6 to 8 pm that night. Hear John Ewing on Around Noon The Cinematheque's director John Ewing will be an in-studio guest on Thursday's Around Noon show on WCPN 90.3 FM. Sometime between 12:10 pm and 12:45 pm, he will discuss upcoming movies at both the Cinematheque and the Cleveland Museum of Art. This Weeks Films Thu., Sept. 1, at 7:00 pm Fri., Sept. 2, at 9:25 pm Italian "life cycle" stunner LE QUATTRO VOLTE (THE FOUR TIMES) Thu., Sept. 1, at 8:45 pm Sun., Sept. 4, at 6:30 pm Poetic Welsh drama sleep furiously Fri., Sept. 2, at 7:15 pm Sat., Sept. 3, at 5:15 pm Eric Rohmer masterpiece MY NIGHT AT MAUD'S Sat., Sept. 3, at 7:35 pm Sun., Sept. 4, at 8:25 pm 2011's most beloved doc BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK Sat., Sept. 3, at 9:10 pm Sun., Sept. 4, at 3:45 pm Epic Dutch romance BRIDE FLIGHT Next Weeks Films Thu., Sept. 8, at 6:30 pm Sat., Sept. 10, at 5:15 pm FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Thu., Sept. 8, at 8:50 pm Fri., Sept. 9, at 9:35 pm VIVA RIVA! Fri., Sept. 9, at 7:15 pm Sat., Sept. 10, at 9:25 pm DEAD MAN Sat., Sept. 10, at 7:35 pm Sun., Sept. 11, at 8:45 pm NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT Sun., Sept. 11, at 6:30 pm UNITED 93 The Cinematheque at 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.