Blog . May 3-6: Ewing Introduces Shane, Madonna's W.e., Will Ferrell In Casa De Mi Padre & More!
John Ewing introduces and discusses his all-time favorite movie SHANE! SHANE comes back! On Thursday the all-time favorite film of Cinematheque Director John Ewing will be shown in a rare, vintage, dye-transfer Technicolor print to open our 10-film centenary salute to Paramount Pictures. Ewing will introduce the movie and lead a post-film discussion. George Stevens' 1953 classic is one of the greatest and most archetypal westerns ever made-a stirring (and beautifully filmed) account of settlers vs. cattlemen, and of a mysterious, dangerous stranger (Alan Ladd) who sides with a family of "sodbusters." Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde, and Jack Palance co-star. It's based on the terrific novel by Jack Schaefer, who was born in Cleveland in 1907 and graduated from Oberlin College. No passes will be accepted. Here's the film's original trailer , but don't watch it if you've never seen SHANE; it contains spoilers! Turkish police drama ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA is a must-see masterpiece Co-winner of the Grand Prix at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival (and one of the most acclaimed movies of the past year), ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA is the new masterpiece by Turkey's foremost filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan. It's a moody police procedural in which an accused killer spends a night with law enforcement officials combing the Anatolian countryside for the body of his victim. The NY Times designated it a "Critics' Pick," calling it "a metaphysical road movie about life, death and the limits of knowledge." It has an impressive overall metacritic.com score of 81 (out of 100) . Don't miss it Friday or Saturday. Note that the second-film discount price for this movie will be $7, members $5. Iranian drama DANCING IN THE DUST opens Asghar Farhadi retrospective The 2003 Iranian drama DANCING IN THE DUST was the first feature by Oscar-winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi (A SEPARATION). It tells of an Iranian man who is forced to divorce his beloved, blameless wife when it is discovered that her mother is a prostitute. The payment of restitution to his ex forces him to work in the desert with an unsociable old man who collects snake venom. See it Thursday or Sunday in a 35mm print from Iran. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Will Ferrell Spanish-language spoof CASA DE MI PADRE Will Ferrell and the two male stars of Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN, Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna, star in Matt Piedmont's new Spanish-language comedy CASA DE MI PADRE , a spoof of both soap and horse operas. Farrell plays the "black sheep" son of a Mexican ranchero who tries to save the family farm and win his brother's beautiful fiancée while also battling the country's most ruthless drug lord. According to USA Today, "this very funny spoof of telenovelas and classic Mexican westerns is decidedly offbeat and absurdly daffy." Come to our casa to see it in a 35mm color & scope print on Cinco de Mayo (Saturday) or Sunday. DeMille's 1915 silent melodrama THE CHEAT is oldest film in Paramount centenary series Cecil B. DeMille's scandalous 1915 silent film THE CHEAT tells of a society woman who gambles away funds raised for the Red Cross. When she tries to make amends by borrowing money from a wealthy Japanese man (Sessue Hayakawa), he demands that she become his mistress. Banned in many states (though a hit in Paris), this lurid melodrama was a huge box office hit. Please note that KSU music professor Sebastian Birch will not provide live piano accompaniment for the film, as announced in our May-June calendar. Birch just won a teaching award (congratulations, Sebastian) and the awards ceremony is that same night! So alternative music will be provided. See THE CHEAT in a color-tinted print on Friday night only. Madonna directs W.E., about legendary lovers Wallis and Edward Madonna's incredibly lush 2011 period piece W.E. recounts the love story of American socialite Wallis Simpson ("W") and England's King Edward VIII ("E"). In 1936, Edward shocked with world by abdicating the throne rather than break up with Simpson, a divorcée then married to another man. Andrea Riseborough and James D'Arcy play the famous couple; Abbie Cornish is an unhappy Manhattan wife in a parallel contemporary story. Don't miss the exclusive Cleveland theatrical premiere of this Oscar-nominated movie on Saturday or Sunday. Schedule distributor needed for Lakewood We're looking for a person to distribute Cinematheque calendars in Lakewood. Distributor would get four free passes every two months. If interested, call Tim Harry at (216) 421-7450. THIS WEEKEND 100 Years of Paramount Pictures 35mm IB Technicolor print! George Stevens' SHANE Thu., May 3, at 6:45 pm Introduced by John Ewing Asghar Farhadi's DANCING IN THE DUST Thu., May 3, at 9:15 pm Sun., May 6, at 6:30 pm 100 Years of Paramount Pictures Cecil B. DeMille's THE CHEAT Fri., May 4, at 7:00 pm Nuri Bilge Ceylan's ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA Fri., May 4, at 8:15 pm Sat., May 5, at 9:05 pm Madonna's W.E. Sat., May 5, at 5:00 pm Sun., May 6, at 3:45 pm Will Ferrell in CASA DE MI PADRE Sat., May 5, at 7:20 pm Sun., May 6, at 8:35 pm NEXT WEEK CIRKUS COLUMBIA Thu., May 10, at 6:45 pm Fri., May 11, at 9:15 pm BEAUTIFUL CITY Thu., May 10, at 9:00 pm Sun., May 13, at 6:30 pm TOMBOY Fri., May 11, at 7:30 pm Sat., May 12, at 9:45 pm RUGGLES OF RED GAP Sat., May 12, at 5:15 pm Sun., May 13, at 4:15 pm CRAZY HORSE Sat., May 12, at 7:10 pm Sun., May 13, at 8:30 pm