Blog . 10/2-5: Bertolucci's new film Me And You, A Fistful of Dollars, Bound by Flesh & more!
Clint Eastwood / Sergio Leone spaghetti Western A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS turns 50!
Clint Eastwood debuted as the surly, laconic, lethal “man with no name” in A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS, Sergio Leone’s first spaghetti Western. This stylish remake of Akira Kurosawa’s samurai classicYojimbo finds Eastwood playing an amoral gunslinger who shrewdly plays two rival gangs off against each other in a deadly feud. Ennio Morricone did the famous music. In honor of the film's 50th anniversary, we will show A Fistful of Dollars in a 35mm color & scope print on Thursday and Friday.
Bernardo Bertolucci returns to Italy for new youth drama ME AND YOU
Bernardo Bertolucci's ME AND YOU is the first film in nine years (and first Italian-language film in 32 years!) from the great Italian director ofThe Conformist, Last Tango in Paris, and The Last Emperor. The movie tells of a lonely, pimply, geeky 14-year-old boy who wants to get some time away from his parents and peers. So during a week that he is supposed to be on a skiing trip with his school, he hides out in his family's basement. But soon he is joined by his 25-year-old half-sister, a junkie who wants to lick her heroin habit. The New York Times designated Me and You a “Critics’ Pick," calling it "beautifully made" and "a meditation on the transformative possibilities of a relationship.” Catch its exclusive Cleveland premiere on Thursday or Friday. Here's the trailer. (See Bertolucci's 1969 masterpiece The Conformist at the Capitol this week, present your ticket stub at the Cinematheque box office, and see Me and You for only $7.)
Conjoined twins who conquered vaudeville are the subject of BOUND BY FLESH
BOUND BY FLESH, the new documentary from Leslie Zemeckis (Behind the Burly Q), relates the incredible true story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton (Freaks, Chained for Life). The sisters rose to superstardom as sideshow attractions at the beginning of the 20th century and became the highest paid act in vaudeville during the 1930s and 1940s. But they were so exploited by their managers that they had to sue for their freedom. The Hollywood Reporter hailsBound by Flesh as "a masterful movie, certain to touch the hearts of all audiences.” Catch its exclusive Cleveland premiere on Saturday or Sunday. Watch the trailer here.
Epic spiritual trek from France to Spain is explored in WALKING THE CAMINO
In the inspiring and picturesque new documentary WALKING THE CAMINO: SIX WAYS TO SANTIAGO, international pilgrims aged 3 to 73 attempt the 500-mile trek along the El Camino de Santiago from southern France to the shrine of St. James in Galicia, Spain. This arduous (though scenic) journey began over a thousand years ago as a religious procession. Now hikers from all over the world walk it for a variety of personal/spiritual reasons. The film introduces us to six of them. See the movie on Saturday or Sunday. Here's the trailer.
A WOMAN OF RUMOR is the rarest film in our current Mizoguchi series
Kenji Mizoguchi's 1954 drama A WOMAN OF RUMOR features Kinuyo Tanaka in her 15th and final role for Mizoguchi. She plays a geisha house owner in 1950s Kyoto who is distressed to realize that her doctor lover prefers her respectable daughter to herself. Once again, the great Kazuo Miyagawa did the cinematography. On Saturday at 5:00pm you can see this rarity in a 35mm print imported from Japan! Special admission is $10; members, CIA I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $8; no passes, twofers, or radio winners will be accepted. Above photo © 1954 Kadokawa Pictures.
Berlin prizewinner VIC + FLO SAW A BEAR is offbeat rural comedy thriller
In Denis Côté's 2013 French Canadian drama VIC + FLO SAW A BEAR, lesbian ex-cons Victoria and Florence resume their relationship when Vic is paroled from prison and moves to a remote small town in the Quebec woods. But the rural setting proves anything but idyllic: Vic’s elderly uncle (whom she cares for) is a mute, bearded paraplegic; suspicious strangers visit their cabin; and nature itself is pregnant with menace. This droll, oddball comedy/thriller is the most acclaimed and accomplished narrative feature yet from Côté (Curling, Bestiaire), a Quebec film critic turned director who has become a favorite on the film festival circuit. Adults can see it Sunday at 6:30pm. 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) Here's the trailer.
Nick Cave doc 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH to show on October 16
The new Nick Cave documentary 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH has been added to the Cinematheque's October schedule. It will show one time on Thursday, October 16, at 8:55pm.
Thu., Oct. 2, at 6:45pm
Fri., Oct. 3, at 9:30pm
Clint Eastwood in
A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS
Thu., Oct. 2, at 8:45pm
Fri., Oct. 3, at 7:30pm
ME AND YOU
Sat., Oct. 4, at 5:00pm
A WOMAN OF RUMOR
Sat., Oct. 4, at 6:45pm
Sun., Oct. 5, at 4:15pm
WALKING THE CAMINO:
SIX WAYS TO SANTIAGO
Sat., Oct. 4, at 8:30pm
Sun., Oct. 5, at 8:25pm
Sad tale of Siamese twins
BOUND BY FLESH
Sun., Oct. 5, at 6:30pm
Comic French Canadian thriller
VIC + FLO SAW A BEAR
Thu., Oct. 9, at 6:45pm
Sat., Oct. 11, at 9:35pm
THE EMPTY HOURS
Thu., Oct. 9, at 8:45pm
Fri., Oct. 10, at 7:15pm
Fri., Oct. 10, at 9:30pm
Sat., Oct. 11, at 7:05pm
FISHING WITHOUT NETS
Sat., Oct. 11, at 5:00pm
Sun., Oct. 12, at 3:30pm
NYMPHOMANIAC, VOLUME I: THE DIRECTOR'S CUT
Sun., Oct. 12, at 7:00 pm
NYMPHOMANIAC, VOLUME II: THE DIRECTOR'S CUT