Blog . July 26-28: Goodbye First Love, The Good Shepherd, Last Call At The Oasis & More!
THE GOOD SHEPHERD is "Godfather"-style epic about the Central Intelligence Agency Robert De Niro's 2006 GODFATHER-style CIA epic THE GOOD SHEPHERD http://www.cia.edu/cinematheque_info_current/#7312 is one of the most overlooked and underappreciated movies of the 2000s. Spanning three decades, this expansive drama follows a bright young Yale man (Matt Damon) who does espionage work during WWII, then joins the Central Intelligence Agency during the heyday of Cold War relations and covert operations. But the job's climate of secrecy undermines his ability to trust, and takes a toll on his personal relationships and family life. The great supporting cast includes Angelina Jolie, William Hurt, Alec Baldwin, Robert De Niro, Billy Crudup, Michael Gambon, Joe Pesci, John Turturro, and Keir Dullea. See this two-hour-and-47-minute movie in a 35mm color & scope print on Thursday night only. Here's the trailer. http://blog.cia.edu/cinematheque/?p=1463 THE SALT OF LIFE: fantasies of an over-the-hill Italian Casanova Italian writer-director-actor Gianni Di Gregorio, who cared and cooked for his 93-year-old mother and her elderly friends in his delightful 2010 entrée MID-AUGUST LUNCH, returns with a wry new comedy entitled THE SALT OF LIFE http://www.cia.edu/cinematheque_info_current/#7314. Here the sad-sack auteur, age 60 and lonely (despite a wife and mother), decides to spice up his retirement with an extramarital affair-if he can first get a woman to notice him. You can catch this charming movie that The L.A. Times called "rueful, funny and wise" on Friday or Saturday. LAST CALL AT THE OASIS: water water not everywhere The global water crisis-shortages, contamination, and commercialization-is the focus of LAST CALL AT THE OASIS http://www.cia.edu/cinematheque_info_current/#7313, a new documentary by Oscar-winning filmmaker Jessica Yu. It's a must-see for those who live near the Great Lakes, and the Toronto Globe and Mail says there's "nothing dry" about it. It shows Friday and Saturday. Print this email and present it at the box office and see LAST CALL AT THE OASIS for only $7 ($5 if you're a Cinematheque member). It's our Deal of the Week! (Limit two discount admissions per print-out) Feelings linger for years in heartbreaking French drama GOODBYE FIRST LOVE A first love that lingers for a decade-from blissful adolescence to messier young adulthood, exerting an emotional pull that trumps that of subsequent relationships-is expertly delineated in the 2011 French drama GOODBYE FIRST LOVE http://www.cia.edu/cinematheque_info_current/#7315. This poignant, sensuous film was directed by Mia Hansen-Løve, director of 2009's FATHER OF MY CHILDREN, and it's a major movie, one of the most acclaimed films of the year, selected for the Cannes, Telluride, Toronto, and New York Film Festivals. Time Out New York awarded the movie five stars (its highest rating), calling it "an incisive, exhilaratingly frank examination of l'amour lost." Don't miss it on Friday or Saturday. The presentation of GOODBYE FIRST LOVE is supported by a generous grant from Maison Française de Cleveland. Filmmaker Larry Peerce returns to northeast Ohio almost 50 years after shooting his groundbreaking debut feature ONE POTATO, TWO POTATO in Painesville Veteran Hollywood filmmaker Larry Peerce, who directed over 50 movies and TV shows in a career that spanned five decades, will appear in person on Saturday, August 4. Peerce will present two of his earliest, and best, feature films: the shot-in-Painesville ONE POTATO, TWO POTATO http://www.cia.edu/cinematheque_info_current/#7337 (1964) at 5:30 pm and the 1967 New York subway thriller THE INCIDENT http://www.cia.edu/cinematheque_info_current/#7338 at 8:00 pm. He will answer audience questions after each movie. "Given his historic connection to northeast Ohio, we have long wanted to bring Mr. Peerce to Cleveland," said Cinematheque Director John Ewing. "These special shows also mark the Cinematheque's 26th anniversary at the Cleveland Institute of Art." Larry Peerce was born in 1930 in the Bronx and is the son of Metropolitan Opera star Jan Peerce. Among his many works are the feature films GOODBYE COLUMBUS, THE BIG T.N.T. SHOW, and THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN and episodes of TV's "Branded," "Batman," and "The Wild Wild West." ONE POTATO, TWO POTATO, which was shot in Painesville almost 50 years ago, was Peerce's debut film. The first American movie to deal with the subject of interracial marriage, it is a landmark American independent film and won the Best Actress prize at Cannes for star Barbara Barrie. THE INCIDENT is the movie Larry Peerce is proudest of. It is a harrowing tale of two young punks who terrorize the passengers of a NYC subway car. THIS WEEKEND Tue., July 24, at 7:00 pm Special Offsite Event! The Cinematheque at the Capitol Theatre (W.65th & Detroit) New Digital Restoration! CHILDREN OF PARADISE Tickets $10; members $8; ages 25 & under $6 Thu., July 26, at 6:45 pm Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie in Robert De Niro's THE GOOD SHEPHERD Fri., July 27, at 5:30 pm Sat., July 28, at 9:15 pm Water documentary LAST CALL AT THE OASIS Fri., July 27, at 7:35 pm Sat., July 28, at 5:15 pm Italian comedy THE SALT OF LIFE Fri., July 27, at 9:25 pm Sat., July 28, at 7:05 pm French love story GOODBYE FIRST LOVE NEXT WEEK Thu., Aug. 2, at 5:30 pm Fri., Aug. 3, at 9::30 pm BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW Thu., Aug. 2, at 7:40 pm Fri., Aug. 3, at 5:30 pm PSYCHO (1998) Fri., Aug. 3, at 7:40 pm Back by Popular Demand! BOY Sat., Aug. 4 26th Anniversary Celebration! An Evening with Larry Peerce Sat., Aug. 4, at 5:30 pm Director Larry Peerce in Person! ONE POTATO, TWO POTATO Sat., Aug. 4, at 8:00 pm Director Larry Peerce in Person! THE INCIDENT