Blog . 10/10-15: Pedro Almodovar, Princess Mononoke, Ryan Gosling & more!
Almodóvar takes to the air in new film I'M SO EXCITED; fasten your seat belts!
Pedro Almodóvar's kinky, colorful, and elegantly designed new Spanish movie I'M SO EXCITED is a lighter-than-air comedy set in the cockpit and cabin of an ill-fated flight from Madrid to Mexico City. When a damaged landing gear jeopardizes the plane's safe arrival, the pilots, passengers, and swishy flight attendants obsess about their love lives while also revealing deep, dark secrets. With Almodóvar regulars Javier Cámara, Cecilia Roth, and Lola Dueñas, plus some notable cameos. Adults can see it on Saturday or Sunday.
Pagan gods and nature spirits battle mortals in PRINCESS MONONOKE
Mortals who have learned how to fashion weapons out of metal battle nature spirits, pagan gods, and forest creatures in Hayao Miyazaki’s sumptuous, ecologically-themed mythological epic PRINCESS MONONOKE (1997). 16 years in the making, this Japanese movie is one of the most impressive animated features ever! On Thursday, Friday, and Sunday you can catch a 35mm print of its English-language version (voices by Clare Danes, Minnie Driver, Billy Crudup, Billy Bob Thornton, et al.).
Ryan Gosling stars in violent, stylish crime drama ONLY GOD FORGIVES
Ryan Gosling and an unforgettably malevolent Kristin Scott Thomas star in ONLY GOD FORGIVES, the stylish and violent new film from Nicolas Winding Refn, the Danish maker of DRIVE, BRONSON, and the PUSHER Trilogy. It's a languid, cryptic fable of murder and revenge set in a seedy nighttime Bangkok of boxing clubs, brothels, and bars. Gosling's ex-pat drug smuggler locks horns with a stern, sword-wielding Thai policeman known as the "Angel of Vengeance” in a lurid Lynchian landscape that seems part dream, part purgatory. Adults can see it in 35mm on Thursday or Friday. Print this email and present it at the box office and pay only $7 ($6 if you're a Cinematheque member). It's our Deal of the Week! (Limit two discount admissions per print-out)
AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL is a groovy, kooky 1972 cult classic
The newly rediscovered 1972 camp classic AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL tells of a group of idealistic 1970s young people who flee civilization for a life of peace, freedom, and happiness on an isolated island. Things are groovy until the clan members' buried animal instincts begin to surface, turning their idyllic Eden into a nightmarish episode of "Survivor." The film's distributor, Grindhouse Releasing, promises "murderous mimes, robots, blood-thirsty sharks, free-loving debauchery and poignant anti-war monologues by raving mad hippies!" Be there to see it on Saturday or Sunday -- or be square!
Gosho's GROWING UP concludes series of rare Japanese film classics
The late, great Isuzu Yamada (Lady Macbeth in Kurosawa's THRONE OF BLOOD) stars in the 1955 Japanese drama GROWING UP, a beautifully photographed major work by Japan's prolific but criminally undershown movie master Heinosuke Gosho. The film follows a young girl doomed to a life of prostitution as she slowly comprehends her unfortunate fate. Don't miss it Saturday at 5 pm in a subtitled film print from Japan! Ann Sherif of Oberlin College introduces the film and also leads a post-film discussion. CWRU I.D. holders will be admitted for only $7.
Cinematheque presents unforgettable PARADISE: FAITH at the Capitol Theatre
The most uncompromising, uncomfortable, and unforgettable (i.e., best) film we saw at this year’s Cleveland Int’l Film Festival was the 2012 Austrian movie PARADISE: FAITH, the second part of Ulrich Seidl’s PARADISE Trilogy. (But each part stands alone.) PARADISE: FAITH follows a fanatically religious Austrian Catholic woman whose extreme devotion frequently crosses the line into comedy or cruelty. To reveal more would spoil the film’s shocks and surprises. But this darkly funny, sometimes harrowing drama has virtuosic scenes that will make you wince, and incidents and images that will stick with you for years. No one under 18 will be admitted when we present this film next Tuesday, October 15, at 7 pm on the big screen at the Capitol Theatre, 1390 W. 65th St. at Detroit Ave. Special admission is $10; Cinematheque members and CIA I.D. holders $8; age 25 & under $7. No passes, twofers, or radio winners and no Cleveland Cinemas passes or discounts will be accepted.
Chantal Akerman cancels upcoming appearance; two new films will show instead
Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman, who was scheduled to appear at the Cinematheque on Saturday, October 19, has had to cancel her appearance due to personal reasons that will keep her in Belgium.
However, the film she was to have presented on 10/19, her most recent feature ALMAYER’S FOLLY, will still be shown at 7:30 pm. Ticket prices have been reduced to $9; Cinematheque members $7; age 25 & under $6. The Cinematheque will try to reschedule Ms. Akerman for a later date.
Thu., Oct. 10, at 6:45pm
Fri., Oct. 11, at 9:35pm
Ryan Gosling in
Nicolas Winding Refn's
ONLY GOD FORGIVES
Thu., Oct. 10, at 8:35pm
Fri., Oct. 11, at 7:00pm
Sun., Oct. 13, at 8:25pm
Rarely Seen Gems of Japanese Cinema
Sat., Oct. 12, at 5:00pm
Introduced by Ann Sharif of Oberlin College
Sat., Oct. 12, at 7:35pm
Sun., Oct. 13, at 4:15pm
I'M SO EXCITED
Sat., Oct. 12, at 9:25pm
Sun., Oct. 13, at 6:30pm
New cult/camp classic!
AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL
Tue., Oct. 15, at 7:00pm
Special Offsite Event!
Shown at the Capitol Theatre, 1390 W. 65th St. at Detroit Ave.
Thu., Oct. 17, at 6:45pm
Fri., Oct; 18, at 9:35pm
LE PETIT SOLIDAT
(THE LITTLE SOLDIER)
Thu., Oct. 17, at 8:35pm
Fri., Oct. 18, at 7:15pm
HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE
Sat., Oct. 19, at 5:15pm
Sun., Oct. 20, at 4:00pm
Sat., Oct. 19, at 7:30pm
Sat., Oct. 19, at 9:55pm
Sun., Oct. 20, at 8:15pm
Sun., Oct. 20, at 6:30pm
Tue., Oct. 22, at 7:00pm
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE