Cinematheque . May 10-13: Crazy Horse, Tomboy, Ruggles Of Red Gap & More!
Frederick Wiseman's CRAZY HORSE zeroes in on legendary Paris nude cabaret! A movie about a nude nightclub in Paris by America's foremost documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman? Yes! In his new film CRAZY HORSE the celebrated director of TITICUT FOLLIES, HIGH SCHOOL, and HOSPITAL, now in his 80s, takes his cameras to France, where he zeroes in on the legendary Crazy Horse cabaret, home of perhaps the best and most sophisticated erotic dancing in the world. Wiseman, who focused on French ballet artists in LA DANSE, now captures a very different set of performers, directors, and choreographer as they rehearse a rigorous new revue, "Désir." Adults can saddle up Saturday or Sunday. CRAZY HORSE has an overall metacritic.com rating of 72 out of 100 , making it one of the best reviewed movies the year! Young girl passes herself off as young boy in touching French drama TOMBOY Céline Sciamma's 2011 French film TOMBOY was one of the very best films at this year's Cleveland Int'l Film Festival. It's a fresh, tender account of an androgynous 10-year-old girl who wants to pass herself off as a boy. And for one summer, after moving with her family to a different town, she does just that. But will her little sister, parents, and new playmates (including a girlfriend) discover her ruse? This perfectly cast, impeccably acted, beautifully observed movie (which has an overall metacritic.com score of 74 out of 100 ) is a new classic. Don't miss it on Friday or Saturday. Charles Laughton stars in 1935 Leo McCarey comedy RUGGLES OF RED GAP Leo McCarey's RUGGLES OF RED GAP (1935) is a great but now little-known classic comedy from the director of DUCK SOUP, THE AWFUL TRUTH, and GOING MY WAY. In the movie, two uncouth nouveau riche Americans (Charlie Ruggles and Mary Boland) win an English butler, Marmaduke Ruggles (Charles Laughton), in a poker game. They take this eminently proper gent to their remote western boomtown of Red Gap, Washington, where he grows to appreciate America. RUGGLES OF RED GAP was revived theatrically in April in NYC, where it received rave reviews. It also has a 100% "fresh" rating (unanimous favorable reviews) on RottenTomatoes.com . Don't miss it in a 35mm studio archive print on Saturday or Sunday! CIRKUS COLUMBIA is new movie by Oscar-winning Bosnian director Danis Tanovi? CIRKUS COLUMBIA is a new black comedy from Danis Tanovi?, the Bosnian director of the Oscar-winning NO MAN'S LAND. Set in the former Yugoslavia shortly before the outbreak of the Bosnian War, the film features Balkan superstar Miki Manojlovic (UNDERGROUND) as a dissident who returns to his small town in southern Herzegovina after years in Germany. Flashing wads of cash and driving a Mercedes, with a sexy girlfriend in tow, he pays the cops to evict his ex-wife and teenage son from his old house. But he soon learns that greasing palms goes only so far? See CIRKUS COLUMBIA in a 35mm color & scope print on Thursday or Friday. Here's the trailer. Asghar Farhadi series continues with his second film BEAUTIFUL CITY The 2004 Iranian drama BEAUTIFUL CITY is the second feature by Oscar-winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi (A SEPARATION). It focuses on a young man accused of murder at age 16 and sentenced to death. Now 18 (the youngest age at which a prisoner can be executed), the man hopes that his ex-con friend on the outside can successfully lobby those involved in the case to stop the execution. See it in an imported 35mm print on Thursday or Sunday. Click here to read Joanna Connors' 5/12 article about our Farhadi retrospective. THIS WEEKEND Denis Tanovic's CIRKUS COLUMBIA Thu., May 10, at 6:45 pm Fri., May 11, at 9:15 pm Asghar Farhadi's BEAUTIFUL CITY Thu., May 10, at 9:00 pm Sun., May 13, at 6:30 pm Cleveland International Film Festival Hit! TOMBOY Fri., May 11, at 7:30 pm Sat., May 12, at 9:45 pm Charles Laughton in Leo McCarey's RUGGLES OF RED GAP Sat., May 12, at 5:15 pm Sun., May 13, at 4:15 pm Frederick Wiseman's CRAZY HORSE Sat., May 12, at 7:10 pm Sun., May 13, at 8:30 pm NEXT WEEK THE UNINVITED Thu., May 17, at 6:45 pm Fri., May 18, at 5:30 pm FIREWORKS WEDNESDAY Thu., May 17, at 8:45 pm Fri., May 18, at 7:30 pm THE YELLOW SEA Fri., May 18, at 9:30 pm Sat., May 19, at 9:50 pm LE HAVRE Sat., May 19, at 8:00 pm