Blog . 12/11-13: Awake: The Life of Yogananda, two music docs & more!
"Autobiography of a Yogi" author is profiled in AWAKE: THE LIFE OF YOGANANDA
The new documentary AWAKE: THE LIFE OF YOGANANDA traces the life and career of India’s Hindu Swami Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952). Yogananda introduced millions of westerners to yoga and meditation through his many U.S. lectures and his Self-Realization Fellowship. His best-selling book Autobiography of a Yogi was a favorite of George Harrison and Steve Jobs. See this movie, which has proved a big box office hit, on Thursday or Saturday. Here's the trailer.
Film title FILMAGE: THE STORY OF THE DESCENDANTS/ALL says it all
The new music doc FILMAGE: THE STORY OF DESCENDENTS/ALL traces the four-decade history of the pioneering SoCal pop-punk bands Descendents and All. Both led by drummer Bill Stevenson, they were a major influence on better-known acts that followed (Foo Fighters, Blink-182, Green Day, et al.) The film includes new interviews with Dave Grohl, Mike Watt, et al., as well as vintage performance footage. The Hollywood Reporter calls Filmage "an upbeat, unpretentious documentary about an upbeat, unpretentious bunch of musicians." Catch the movie's Cleveland theatrical premiere on Friday at 9:25pm. Watch the trailer here.
Arhoolie Records founder is the focus of new doc THIS AIN'T NO MOUSE MUSIC!
Chris Strachwitz, founder of Arhoolie Records (which tracks down and records regional blues, zydeco, bluegrass, and jazz musicians, and other roots music), is profiled in the toe-tapping new documentary THIS AIN'T NO MOUSE MUSIC! Co-directed by Les Blank’s longtime collaborator, Maureen Gosling, this music-filled movie features Ry Cooder, Bonnie Raitt, Richard Thompson, and others. It receives its exclusive Cleveland premiere on Friday at 7:30pm. Here's the trailer.
Lee Van Cleef stars in 1967 spaghetti Western DEATH RIDES A HORSE
Lee Van Cleef and John Phillip Law star in Giulio Petroni's 1967 spaghetti Western DEATH RIDES A HORSE, which is quoted numerous times in Tarantino’s Kill Bill and was revived at the 2013 Telluride Film Festival. In the film (which is in English), a young gunslinger teams up with a mysterious older shootist to avenge a gang of criminals who transgressed against both of them at different times. Ennio Morricone did the music. See Death Rides a Horse in a gorgeous 35mm color & scope print on Thursday or Saturday. Watch the original trailer here.
Anna Karina stars in Fassbinder's 1976 classic CHINESE ROULETTE
Anna Karina stars in Rainer Werner Fassbinder's CHINESE ROULETTE, one of the director's most elegant and stylish films. The movie is a variation on Renoir’s The Rules of the Game; a disabled woman (Margit Carstensen) invites her estranged parents (and their respective lovers) to a country house for an uncomfortable weekend of truth-telling games. See this 1976 classic in a 35mm color print on Saturday at 5:15pm.
Thu., Dec. 11, at 6:45pm
Sat., Dec. 13, at 7:00pm
AWAKE: THE LIFE OF YOGANANDA
Thu., Dec. 11, at 8:35pm
Sat., Dec. 13, at 8:50pm
Lee Van Cleef in
1967 spaghetti Western
DEATH RIDES A HORSE
Fri., Dec. 12, at 7:30pm
Roots music doc
THIS AIN'T NO MOUSE MUSIC!
Fri., Dec. 12, at 9:25pm
Punk music doc
FILMAGE: THE STORY OF THE DESCENDENTS/ALL
Sat., Dec. 13, at 5:15pm
Anna Karina in
NO FILMS SUN., DEC. 14
Fri., Dec. 19, at 7:00pm
Sat., Dec. 20, at 5:15pm
REMEMBER THE NIGHT
Fri., Dec. 19, at 8:55pm
Sat., Dec. 20, at 7:10pm
Sat., Dec. 20, at 8:50pm
MOTHER KUSTERS GOES TO HEAVEN
NO FILMS DEC. 20 - JAN. 7