Blog . 11/7-10: That Man from Rio, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant & more!
Fassbinder series continues with THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT
Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT is a lesbian chamber drama set in the heroine’s floridly designed apartment. This 1972 German masterpiece charts the shifting power relationships and sadomasochistic passions of three women—a successful fashion designer (Margit Carstensen), her mute “slave girl” (Irm Hermann), and a sultry model (Hanna Schygulla). Critic Molly Haskell calls it “a tragi-comic love story disguised as a lesbian slumber party in high camp drag.” See it in a 35mm color print on Saturday or Sunday.
Belmondo stars in witty, thrilling 1964 adventure classic THAT MAN FROM RIO
Jean-Paul Belmondo and Françoise Dorléac (Catherine Deneuve's older sister, who died is a car crash in 1967) star in Philippe (King of Hearts) de Broca's THAT MAN FROM RIO, a funny, thrilling, colorful 1964 adventure film marking its 50th anniversary this year. In it, a French soldier on leave ends up spending his vacation in Brazil, where he frantically pursues treasure hunters who have stolen an ancient Amazonian figurine from a Paris museum and abducted an anthropologist -- as well as his fiancée! The great Georges Delerue did the music for this French movie that the Time Out Film Guide calls "wittier than any of the Bond spoofs that subsequently flooded the market and a good deal racier than Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Catch it in a new digital restoration on Saturday or Sunday. Watch the great trailer here.
MOEBIUS is bizarre tale from South Korean master Kim Ki-duk
Most movies by South Korea’s Kim Ki-duk (Pieta, 3-Iron, et al.) are so weird, violent, and extreme that it’s easy to forget that he also directed the meditative 2003 art-house hit Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring. But he’s back in midnight movie mode with his latest, MOEBIUS, and it’s one of his boldest and most squirm-inducing black comedies yet. Moebius is a breathlessly bizarre tale of infidelity, rape, incest, and castration that centers on a husband, his wife, his mistress, and his teenage son. Stranger still, the story is told without spoken dialogue. Variety calls it "a gloriously off-the-charts study in perversity.” No one under 18 will be admitted to this movie that shows on Friday and Saturday. Print this email and present it at the box office and see Moebius for 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.
German domestic drama THE STRANGE LITTLE CAT is a truly original oddity
Ramon Zürcher’s wildly acclaimed debut film THE STRANGE LITTLE CAT is a domestic drama like no other. Set in a Berlin flat where a middle-class family comes together for a raucous dinner, the film makes fresh, innovative use of off-screen space, unconventional framing, dialogue fragments, and multiple perspectives—rendering a mundane situation as both a Jacques Tati-style comedy and a tense thriller. The New York Times designated The Strange Little Cat a “Critics’ Pick," commenting that "Mr. Zürcher has concocted something intimate yet otherworldly with this highly original debut.” See its exclusive Cleveland premiere on Friday at 8:00 pm. Watch the trailer here.
CANOPY: an acclaimed, atmospheric WWII thriller in which "you are there"
In CANOPY, an Australian airman shot down during WWII finds himself alone in the dense Singaporean rain forest, where nature’s menace is compounded by the sounds of nearby bombs and gunfire. This tense, immersive, almost wordless Aussie movie evokes Terrence Malick and marks an auspicious feature debut for Aaron Wilson. The Hollywood Reporter describes it as "remarkably visceral. You can feel the stickiness of the tropics, the drench of perspiration, and the ever-present fear.” It plays Sunday at 6:30 pm.
WHAT NOW? REMIND ME is a Portuguese filmmaker's touching film diary
Joaquim Pinto, a Portuguese sound recordist and designer turned producer and director, has worked with such filmmaking legends as Raül Ruiz, Manoel de Oliveira, and João César Monteiro. He has also lived with HIV for two decades. In his rapturously received new film diary WHAT NOW? REMIND ME, Pinto looks back over his life in cinema, remembers friends and lovers, and ponders the mysteries of art and the universe—all while undergoing an experimental drug treatment. This was a "Critics’ Pick" in The New York Times, which hailed it as "gentle on the eyes but stirring to the mind...An extraordinary, almost indescribably personal reflection on life, love, suffering and impermanence.”It premieres in Cleveland on Monday at 6:45 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. Here's the trailer.
NO FILMS THU., NOV. 6
Thu., Nov. 7, at 8:00pm
It's a comedy, It's a thriller. It's
THE STRANGE LITTLE CAT
Fri., Nov. 7, at 9:35pm
Sat., Nov. 8, at 9:55pm
No one under 18 admitted!
Sat., Nov. 8, at 5:15pm
Sun., Nov. 9, at 4:00pm
Jean-Paul Belmondo in
THAT MAN FROM RIO
New digital restoration!
Sat., Nov. 8, at 7:30pm
Sun., Nov. 9, at 8:15pm
Rainer Werner Fassbinder's
THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT
Sun., Nov. 9, at 6:30pm
Aussie WWII drama
Mon., Nov. 10, at 6:45pm
Diary film extraordinaire
WHAT NOW? REMIND ME
Thu., Nov. 13, at 6:45pm
HENRI LANGLOIS: THE PHANTOM OF THE CINEMATHEQUE
NO FILMS FRI., NOV. 14
Sat., Nov. 15, at 5:00pm
Sun., Nov. 16, at 6:45pm
Sat., Nov. 15, at 6:40pm
Sat., Nov. 15, at 9:20pm
Sun., Nov. 16, at 8:25pm
THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY'S TEARS
Sun., Nov. 16, at 3:30pm
LINES OF WELLINGTON
Tue., Nov. 18, at 7:00pm
at the Cedar Lee Theatre
GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE
Wed., Nov. 19, at 7:00pm
at the Capitol Theatre
GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE