Cinematheque . 2/25-28: Mammoth, Witchcraft Through The Ages, Brighton Rock & More!
Michelle Williams and Gael Garcia Bernal star in Lukas Moodysson's MAMMOTH Gael García Bernal and Michelle Williams star in the new film (and first in English) from Lukas Moodysson, the acclaimed Swedish director of "Together" and "Lilya 4-Ever." MAMMOTH is a tale of globalization, economic inequity, and international interconnectedness that revolves around two affluent New Yorkers, their 8-year-old daughter, their Filipino nanny, and a Bangkok prostitute. Watch the trailer and then catch the whole movie on Saturday or Sunday. Juliette Binoche stars in DISENGAGEMENT Juliette Binoche stars in DISENGAGEMENT, a recent, mostly English-language movie by veteran Israeli filmmaker Amos Gitai. She plays a French woman who travels to Gaza with her Israeli-policeman half-brother after the death of her father. In Gaza she searches for her daughter whom she abandoned years earlier. Jeanne Moreau, Hiam Abbass, and opera star Barbara Hendricks also appear in the movie, which plays Saturday and Sunday. Watch the trailer here. Korean painter muddles through contempo Paris in comedy NIGHT AND DAY Got your attention, didn't we? Well, this really is a scene from NIGHT AND DAY , a wry, delightful comedy from S. Korean master Hong Sang-soo. The movie focuses on a self-absorbed 40-year-old Korean painter who impulsively flies to France to flee a possible drug rap in Seoul. But in Paris he finds himself a fish out of water, and spends most of his time wandering through the city, worrying about the wife he left behind, and womanizing in a midlife-crisis kind of way. Here's the trailer. This acclaimed movie was selected for the prestigious 2008 New York Film Festival, and you can see it Thursday or Friday for only $6 ($5 if you're a Cinematheque member) by printing this email and presenting it at the box office. It's our Deal of the Week! (Limit two discount admissions per print-out) BRIGHTON ROCK has 100% "fresh" rating on RottenTomatoes.com Hailed as "one of the finest British thrillers ever" by Time Out London, the 1947 classic BRIGHTON ROCK was co-written by Graham Greene, adapting his own novel. A young Richard Attenborough plays a ruthless, razor-wielding thug named Pinkie Brown who will do anything to cover up a murder he has committed and passed off as a suicide. Recently re-released in a new, restored 35mm print, this movie has a rare 100% "fresh" rating (unanimous favorable reviews) on rottentomatoes.com ! Don't miss it Saturday or Sunday. William S. Burroughs narrates silent classic WITCHCRAFT THROUGH THE AGES Originally banned in the U.S. for its graphic depictions of torture, nudity, and sexual perversion, WITCHCRAFT THROUGH THE AGES is a famous Scandinavian silent film that surveys witchcraft during the 15th-17th centuries and, in the process, condemns the Church. The movie presents a series of nightmarish tableaux that evoke Bosch, Breughel, and Goya. On Thursday and Friday, we will show a 35mm print of Antony Balch's abridged 1968 version of the film. It features a jazz score by Daniel Humair and Jean-Luc Ponty and narration by William S. Burroughs. This Weeks Films Thu., Feb. 25, at 6:30 pm Fri., Feb. 26, at 11:45 pm WITCHCRAFT THROUGH THE AGES Thu., Feb. 25, at 8:10 pm Fri., Feb. 26, at 9:00 pm NIGHT AND DAY Sat., Feb. 27, at 5:15 pm Sun., Feb. 28, at 4:00 pm BRIGHTON ROCK Sat., Feb. 27, at 7:10 pm Sun., Feb. 28, at 8:45 pm MAMMOTH Sat., Feb. 27, at 9:35 pm Sun., Feb. 28, at 6:30 pm DISENGAGEMENT Next Weeks Films Thu., Mar. 3, at 6:45 pm Sun., Mar. 7, at 12:45 pm WHERE IS WHERE? Thu., Mar. 4, at 8:00 pm Fri., Mar. 5, at 9:30 pm RED CLIFF (Part 1) Fri., Mar. 5, at 7:15 pm THE MESSENGER Sat., Mar. 6, at 5:00 pm Sun., Mar. 7, at 4:00 pm Z Sat., Mar. 6, at 7:25 pm Sun., Mar. 7, at 2:00 pm THE END OF POVERTY? Sat., Mar. 6, at 9:30 pm ANTICHRIST No one under 18 admitted! No films Sunday night Mar. 7 The Cinematheque The Cleveland Institute of Art 11141 East Boulevard Cleveland, OH 44106 Phone: (216) 421-7450 http://cia.edu/cinematheque