Blog . 9/8-11: Dead Man, United 93, From Here To Eternity & More!
Johnny Depp stars in Jim Jarmusch's transcendental Western DEAD MAN Jim Jarmusch's dreamy 1995 Western DEAD MAN focuses on a 19th-century Cleveland accountant named William Blake (Johnny Depp) who journeys west to take a job. After a series of chance misfortunes makes Blake wanted man, he goes on the lam with a wryly amusing Native American guide (Gary Farmer) who leads him deeper and deeper into uncharted territory. Lance Henriksen, Crispin Glover, Iggy Pop, and Robert Mitchum co-star in this unique film, one of critic Jonathan Rosenbaum's "Top 100" movies. (Rosenbaum will appear in person on Mon., Oct. 3.) Watch the trailer and then see the whole movie in a 35mm print on Friday or Saturday. It has music by Neil Young. Winner of the 2010 European Film Award for Best Documentary, and boasting a 100% "fresh" rating (unanimous favorable reviews) on RottenTomatoes.com, Patricio Guzmán's 2010 Chilean film NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT is one of the essential art films of the year. The movie takes place 10,000 feet above sea level in one of the driest places on earth, Chile's Atacama Desert, where astronomers peer through the clear, star-filled sky to the boundaries of the observable universe. Meanwhile, nearby in the same desert, elderly women comb the earth for bone fragments of relatives who disappeared during the brutal Pinochet regime. By juxtaposing these two activities that are almost mirror images of each other, Guzmán has constructed a singular poetic/political/metaphysical masterpiece that Sight & Sound magazine has called "an extraordinary film about the unknown and the unknowable." Don't miss it when it returns to the Cinematheque on Saturday and Sunday. FROM HERE TO ETERNITY dramatizes pre-9/11 national trauma Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Frank Sinatra, Deborah Kerr, and Donna Reed star in Fred Zinnemann's FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953), one of the most famous American movies of the post WWII era. Winner of eight Oscars including Best Picture, Director, Supporting Actor (Sinatra), and Supporting Actress (Reed), the movie chronicles the passions, prejudices, and jealousies of U.S. servicemen in Hawaii shortly before the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. It's based on James Jones' novel. See it in a 35mm print on Thursday or Saturday. Print this post and present it at the box office and pay only $7 ($5 if you're a Cinematheque member). It's our Deal of the Week! (Limit two discount admissions per print-out) VIVA RIVA! is sexy, high octane Congolese crime drama VIVA RIVA!, a 2010 Congolese movie directed by Djo Tunda Wa Munga, won six 2011 African Movie Academy Awards including Best Picture and Director and also the prize for Best Feature Film at the 2011 Pan African Film Festival. It's a pulsating, pastel-colored thriller in which a small-town gangster with a supply of stolen gas and a wad of cash comes to Kinshasa and parties like there's no tomorrow. And for him there may not be; Angolan thugs are on his tail. The A.V. Club calls this acclaimed, sexy crime drama "frenetic, sleazy and entertaining as all hell." Adults can see it Thursday or Friday. UNITED 93 honors heroes and victims of 9/11 The world-changing events of ten years ago are re-created-docudrama-style, with some of the real-life participants-in Paul Greengrass' UNITED 93, showing Sunday, September 11. This highly acclaimed 2006 film is a galvanizing account of the heroic in-air and on-ground activities surrounding the hijacked United Airlines flight that flew over Cleveland and crashed in Pennsylvania on its way to its intended target, the Capitol building in Washington, DC. Greengrass, the British director of two of the BOURNE films, manages to honor the heroes and victims of that fateful day without exploiting them. Films This Week Thu., Sept. 8, at 6:30 pm & Sat., Sept. 10, at 5:15 pm 1953 Best Picture Oscar Winner FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Thu., Sept. 8, at 8:50 pm & Fri., Sept. 9, at 9:35 pm Congolese crime drama VIVA RIVA! Fri., Sept. 9, at 7:15 pm & Sat., Sept. 10, at 9:25 pm Johnny Depp in Jim Jarmusch's DEAD MAN Sat., Sept. 10, at 7:35 pm & Sun., Sept. 11, at 8:45 pm Argentine masterpiece NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT Sun., Sept. 11, at 6:30 pm Remembering 9/11/01 UNITED 93 Films Next Week Thu., Spet. 15, at 6:45 pm Fri., Sept. 16, at 9:25 pm SUBMARINE Thu., Sept. 15, at 8:45 pm Sun., Sept. 18, at 6:30 pm BEAUTIFUL BOY Fri., Sept. 16, at 7:30 pm Sat., Sept. 17, at 9:40 pm THE BATTLE FOR BROOKLYN Sat., Sept. 17, at 5:15 pm Sun., Sept. 18, at 8:30 pm FOOLISH WIVES Sat., Sept. 17, at 7:25pm Sun., Sept. 18, at 4:00 pm REJOICE AND SHOUT The Cinematheque The Cleveland Institute of Art 11141 East Boulevard Cleveland, OH 44106 Phone: (216) 421-7450 http://cia.edu/cinematheque