Search
Blog
View full story 28.jpg

Story: Sep 11, 2014

Two CIA grads commissioned for CWRU public art works

View details 2014 Faculty Exhibition

CIA Exhibition: Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition

View full story williambaffinroselc.jpg

Story: Sep 10, 2014

Painting chair curates exhibition exploring art, materials

View details Mizoguchi's Greatest Decade

Events: Sep 06, 2014

Mizoguchi's Greatest Decade

View Link

Social: about 10 hours ago via Facebook

Talk about a view! CIA students take it in while practicing yoga on the deck of CIA's new Uptown Residence Hall.

View full story inthedark.jpg

Story: Sep 02, 2014

CIA ingenuity will be on display at arts and technology fest...

View details Lunch On Fridays: Marc Petrovic

Events: Sep 19, 2014

Lunch On Fridays: Marc Petrovic

View full story dorm.jpg

Story: Aug 27, 2014

New residence hall welcomes first-year students in comfort, ...

View details Filmmaker and author John Waters to present one-man show

Events: Sep 27, 2014

Filmmaker and author John Waters to present one-man show

View details lynnnmeg.jpg

Blog: Sep 16, 2014

Interning at Terra Vista Studios

View full story liberal-artscma.jpg

Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

View details A Creative Life featuring Paul Yanko

Events: Oct 18, 2014 @ William Busta Gallery in Cleveland, OH

A Creative Life featuring Paul Yanko

Blog . 12/5-8: AT BERKELEY, A TOUCH OF SIN, PORTRAIT OF JASON & more!

Blog

12/5-8: AT BERKELEY, A TOUCH OF SIN, PORTRAIT OF JASON & more!

12/03/13  |  Posted by Cinematheque  |  Posted in Cinematheque

Inflammatory Chinese drama A TOUCH OF SIN is one of 2013's must-see movies
Jia Zhangke’s new film, A TOUCH OF SIN, marks a radical change of pace for the acclaimed Chinese director of Still Life and The World. It’s an angry contemporary drama that re-creates four under-reported but actual incidents from recent Chinese history—two killing sprees, one murder, and one suicide—all involving dissatisfied or exploited workers. Film Comment calls it "an explosive indictment of the Chinese economic miracle and its brutalizing effect on ordinary Chinese life.” It won the award for Best Screenplay at this year's Cannes Film Festival, was a 2013 New York Film Festival selection, and just last week was named one of 2013's ten best films by both Sight & Sound and Cahiers du Cinema magazines. Now it looks like it may not be released in China. But Clevelanders can see A TOUCH OF SIN this Saturday or Sunday. Sunday afternoon moviegoers should allow extra time to park; Holiday CircleFest takes place in University Circle from 1 to 7 pm on 12/8. Watch the trailer here.

Frederick Wiseman looks at UC Berkeley in inspiring, hopeful AT BERKELEY
For his 40th feature AT BERKELEY, America’s foremost chronicler of U.S. institutions Frederick Wiseman (Titicut Follies, High School, et al.) captures the inner workings and struggles of the University of California at Berkeley, a public university that is also one of the nation’s great centers of higher learning. Culling 250 hours of footage (shot over 12 weeks) to a mere 244 minutes, Wiseman shows how U.C. Berkeley is facing numerous challenges—from finite financial aid and massive cuts in state funding to campus protests and preserving the humanities in a high-tech world. See this 2013 New York Film Festival selection, "one of Wiseman’s best” (according to Variety), on Thursday or Friday. Special admission is $10; Cinematheque members and CIA I.D.holders $8; age 25 & under $7 (no passes, twofers, or radio winners). But if you print this email and present it at the box office, you can see AT BERKELEY for only $8 ($7 if you're a Cinematheque member). It's our Deal of the Week! (Limit two discount admissions per print-out) Here's the trailer.

Shirley Clarke's 1967 classic PORTRAIT OF JASON is an unforgettable portrait of an unforgettable person
Ingmar Bergman once called PORTRAIT OF JASON "the most extraordinary film I've seen in my life." This unique 1967 classic was shot by indie giant Shirley Clarke in her Chelsea Hotel apartment during one marathon, 12-hour session that started at 9 pm on 12/2/66. In the film, Jason Holliday, a flamboyant, gay, 33-year-old African-American hustler and aspiring cabaret singer, recounts his tortured, troubled life for Clarke's camera while drinking. Clarke continually goads Jason for more stories, more songs, more truth (was he making this stuff up?) until his grandly theatrical façade shatters. On Saturday and Sunday we show a new 35mm restoration of Clarke’s cinéma vérité classic. It has a 100% “fresh” rating on RottenTomatoes.com, and according to The Village Voice, "says more about race, class, and sexuality than just about any movie before or since." Watch a trailer here.

Gary Cooper, Claudette Colbert star in Lubitsch's BLUEBEARD'S EIGHTH WIFE
Claudette Colbert, Gary Cooper, and David Niven star in BLUEBEARD'S EIGHTH WIFE, a 1938 comedy directed by Ernst Lubitsch and written by Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder. (Throughout his career Wilder kept a sign in his office that said "How would Lubitsch do it?"). Colbert plays the eighth wife of an oft-divorced millionaire (Cooper), but she is determined not to end up like her predecessors. Don't miss this classic on Saturday or Sunday when it shows in a 35mm print from the Universal Pictures studio archive!

THIS WEEK:

Thu., Dec. 5, at 6:45pm
Fri., Dec. 6, at 7:30pm
Frederick Wiseman's
AT BERKELEY

Sat., Dec. 7, at 5:15pm
Sun., Dec. 8, at 8:35pm
Claudette Colbert &
Gary Cooper in
Ernst Lubitsch's
BLUEBEARD'S EIGHTH WIFE

Sat., Dec. 7, at 7pm
Sun., Dec. 8, at 4pm
Jia Zhangke's
A TOUCH OF SIN

Sat., Dec. 7, at 9:25pm
Sun., Dec. 8, at 6:30pm
Shirley Clarke's
PORTRAIT OF JASON

NEXT WEEK:

Thu., Dec.12, at 6:45pm
Sat., Dec.14, at 9:30pm
WHITE REINDEER

Thu., Dec.12, at 8:30pm
Fri., Dec. 13, at 7:30pm
THE LAST TIME I SAW MACAO

Fri., Dec. 13, at 9:15pm
Sat., Dec. 14, at 7:30pm
THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER

Sat., Dec., 14, at 5:15pm
HEAVEN CAN WAIT

  • Comments
    0
  • Print

Leave a comment

Back to blog listing

YouTube Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Flickr Pinterest Instagram

Social Feed

Talk about a view! CIA students take it in while practicing yoga on the deck of CIA's new Uptown Residence Hall. http://t.co/FpIGT5lQVK

about 10 hours ago via Twitter

Read More

Community Works

Visiting artists, exhibitions, conference and symposia exploring socially engaged art.

Read More

Support CIA

Show the world creativity matters: make a gift to the annual fund.

Read More

Cores + Connections

Learn more about CIA's proven method for academic and professional excellence.