share this

Apply Now
Get started here.
Share This Search

Blog . 10/30-11/2: Fassbinder sereis begins, Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Bjork concert film & more!


10/30-11/2: Fassbinder sereis begins, Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Bjork concert film & more!

10/28/14  |  Posted by Cinematheque  |  Posted in Cinematheque

BJÖRK: BIOPHILIA LIVE is a concert film that doubles as a big-screen spectacle
The live concert film BJÖRK: BIOPHILIA LIVE captures the Icelandic singer and artist performing songs from her eighth studio album in a multimedia stage show that is a breathtaking hybrid of performance-art piece, nature documentary, sci-fi movie, and grand opera. The Hollywood Reporter calls it "a dazzling audiovisual spectacle that benefits from the full cinematic treatment.” The movie receives its exclusive Cleveland theatrical premiere on Saturday and Sunday.

Fassbinder series begins with the German director's 1971 masterpiece THE MERCHANT OF FOUR SEASONS
Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s international breakthrough came with the 1971 release of THE MERCHANT OF FOUR SEASONS, an unflinching tale of a street fruit peddler whose dried-up ambitions and unhappy home life drive him to drink—and worse. The movie marked the emergence of Fassbinder’s mature style, and some hailed it as the greatest German film since WWII. Andrew Sarris went even further, calling it “the most exquisite achievement in German cinema to reach these shores since the Golden Age of Murnau, Lang, Pabst, et al.” Hanna Schygulla co-stars in this movie that is, "by consensus, Fassbinder’s masterpiece” (J. Hoberman, Village Voice). See it in a 35mm color print on Saturday or Sunday. Saturday’s screening will be followed by a discussion open to all moviegoers.

James Franco stars in his own film version of Cormac McCarthy's CHILD OF GOD
James Franco and Tim Blake Nelson star in Franco’s horrific, darkly humorous adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s 1973 novel CHILD OF GOD, in which a mentally disturbed, anti-social loner living in rural Tennessee engages in all manner of aberrant, abhorrent human behavior. This 2013 New York Film Festival selection, "a shocking tale of backwoods lunacy and one man's descent into hell” (according toThe Guardian), premieres locally on Thursday and Friday. No one under 18 will be admitted! Here's the trailer. Print this email and present it at the box office and see Child of God for only $7 ($6 if you're a Cinematheque member). It's our Deal of the Week! (Limit two discount admissions per print-out)

Dr. Alice Rothchild to present her documentary about the Palestinian situation VOICES ACROSS THE DIVIDE
An American Jew’s personal journey toward understanding and empathy for the plight of Palestinians is chronicled in VOICES ACROSS THE DIVIDE, a new documentary by Dr. Alice Rothchild, co-founder of American Jews for a Just Peace Boston and former professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Rothchild will answer questions after the screening, and also sell and sign her booksBroken Promises, Broken Dreams and On the Brink. This special event, which begins at 4:00 pm Sunday, is co-sponsored by Cleveland Peace Action, Middle East Committee; Interfaith Council for Peace in the Middle East; and Interfaith Peace Builders, Ohio.

Mizoguchi series ends with the director's final film, STREET OF SHAME
STREET OF SHAME, Mizoguchi’s final film (he died at age 58 six months after it opened), is a penetrating group portrait of prostitutes at a fictional brothel in 1950s Tokyo. The movie, which explores the desperation that drives women to this profession, proved so effective that legal prostitution was outlawed in Japan a year after its release. Machiko Kyo stars in this classic that film historian Donald Richie called "the best of all films examining the problems of women in postwar Japan.” See it in a 35mm print on Saturday at 5:00 pm. Special admission is $10; members, CIA I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $8; no passes, twofers, or radio winners will be accepted.

Silent horror classic THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI shows in new digital restoration
On Thursday and Friday we show a new, color-tinted digital restoration of the granddaddy of all German Expressionist films, THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI. This eerie, nightmarish 1920 psychodrama that unfolds on artificial, abstract sets tells of a carnival hypnotist (Werner Krauss) who orders a sleepwalker (Conrad Veidt) to commit a series of ghastly murders. The Time Out Film Guide callsCaligari "undoubtedly one of the most exciting and inspired horror movies ever made.” Watch the trailer here. Happy Halloween!

This Weekend

Thu., Oct.30, at 6:45pm
Fri., Oct. 31, at 9:35pm
Rediscoveries and Restorations
New Digital Restoration!
Robert Wiene's

Thu., Oct. 30, at 8:20pm
Fri., Oct. 31, at 7:30pm
James Franco in
Cormac McCarthy's

Sat., Nov. 1, at 5:00pm
Kenji Mizoguchi's

Sat., Nov. 1, at 6:45pm
Sun., Nov. 2, at 8:30pm
Rainer Werner Fassbinder's
Post-film discussion on Saturday

Sat., Nov. 1, at 8:45pm
Sun., Nov. 2, at 6:30pm
New concert spectacular

Sun., Nov. 2, at 4:00pm
Filmmaker in Person!
Dr. Alice Rothchild presents

Next Week

Fri., Nov. 7, at 8:00pm

Fri., Nov. 7, at 9:35pm
Sat., Nov. 8, at 9:55pm

Sat., Nov. 8, at 5:15pm
Sun., Nov. 9, at 4:00pm

Sat., Nov. 8, at 7:30pm
Sun., Nov. 9, at 8:15pm

Sun., Nov. 9, at 6:30pm

Mon., Nov. 10, at 6:45pm

  • Comments
  • Print

Leave a comment

Back to blog listing

YouTube Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Flickr Pinterest Instagram

Social Feed

Some beautiful sunlight in the atrium on this first day of spring.

about 4 hours ago via Twitter

Read More

Support CIA

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

Read More

Pre-College Program

Focus on your art at CIA's Pre-College Program this summer.

Read More

Cores + Connections

Creating. Connecting. Building better futures.