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Cinematheque . 10/31-11/5: Brian De Palma's Passion, To Be Or Not To Be, Ponyo & more!

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10/31-11/5: Brian De Palma's Passion, To Be Or Not To Be, Ponyo & more!

10/29/13  |  Posted by Cinematheque  |  Posted in Cinematheque

Rachel McAdams & Noomi Rapace star in Brian De Palma's PASSION
Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace star in PASSION, the stylish new thriller by Brian De Palma (CARRIE, DRESSED TO KILL, SCARFACE). It's a sleek, seductive tale about an icy, ambitious female advertising executive and her equally driven and duplicitous protégé. Call it Mad Women. Adults can catch the Cleveland premiere of this New York Film Festival selection on Friday or Saturday. Here's the trailer.

PONYO concludes Hayao Miyazaki series
Never before shown at the Cinematheque, PONYO is the most recent Miayazaki feature to be released in the U.S. (His new film, THE WIND RISES, is due here soon.) This 2008 Japanese animated feature tells of a five-year-old boy who finds and befriends a magical goldfish with the power to change into a human being. Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Tina Fey, Liam Neeson, and others supplied the voices in the English-language version we will show on Thursday and Friday. Watch the trailer here.

Hilarious, daring TO BE OR NOT TO BE opens eight-film Ernst Lubitsch series
A troupe of Polish actors led by a hammy husband-and-wife team (Jack Benny, Carole Lombard) outwit Hitler and the Nazis in TO BE OR NOT TO BE, a hilarious (and sometimes heartbreaking) 1942 comedy set in occupied Warsaw during WWII. Criticized as tasteless when first released, this Ernst Lubitsch masterpiece is now regarded as one of the great screen comedies. Cinematheque Director John Ewing will introduce the movie, one of his all-time favorites, at 5:15 pm on Saturday.

England's answer to Hugh Hefner is the subject of THE LOOK OF LOVE
THE LOOK OF LOVE is the new film from Michael Winterbottom, the director of 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE, TRISTRAM SHANDY, and THE TRIP. All these movies also star Steve Coogan. Here Coogan plays Paul Raymond, a British porn tycoon who was England's answer to Hugh Hefner and once his nation’s wealthiest man. Raymond rose to prominence in the 1960s and 1970s, when he produced nudity-laden revues, published racy men’s magazines, and opened members-only clubs. But his wealth and influence came at a high personal cost, which is also dramatized here. No one under 18 will be admitted to THE LOOK OF LOVE, which receives its Cleveland theatrical premiere on Saturday and Sunday. Here's the trailer.

All-star cast looks at life of "Deep Throat" star in racy, wrenching LOVELACE
LOVELACE finds Oscar-winning filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (COMMON THREADS: STORIES FROM THE QUILT, THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK) dramatizing the life of DEEP THROAT star Linda Lovelace. Amanda Seyfried plays the naïve Florida teenager who became the era’s reigning porn star. The movie looks at both Lovelace’s public and private lives, which were dramatically different from each other. The great supporting cast includes Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, Juno Temple, James Franco, Bobby Cannavale, and others. Adults can see it Sunday or Friday, 11/8. Watch the trailer here.

Cinematheque screens Joseph Losey's THE SERVANT at the Capitol Theatre
Joseph Losey's twisted class-relations classic THE SERVANT (written by Harold Pinter) stars Dirk Bogarde as a scheming manservant who proceeds to turn the tables on his effete, moneyed, man-about-town “master” (James Fox). This sardonic, subversive, deliciously decadent upstairs/downstairs psychodrama "literally takes us through the looking glass into a charged, claustrophobic fever dream of privilege, power, and perversion" (Time Out London). Elect to see this 1963 classic, in a new 50th anniversary digital restoration, on Tuesday, 11/5 on the big screen at the Capitol Theatre, 1390 W. 65th St. at Detroit Ave. Special admission is $10; Cinematheque members $8; age 25 & under $7. No passes, twofers, or radio winners will be accepted and no Cleveland Cinemas passes or discounts will be honored. Advance tickets available at Here's the trailer.

Award-winning Belgian drama OUR CHILDREN is shattering domestic tragedy
Winner of Magritte Awards (Belgian Oscars) for Best Film, Director, and Actress, the shattering psychological drama OUR CHILDREN was also Belgium's official entry for this year's Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Based on an actual case, Joachim Lafosse's movie explores why a young wife and mother (Émilie Dequenne of ROSETTA) committed an unspeakable crime—killing her five children. Niels Arestrup co-stars. Time Out New York awarded OUR CHILDREN five stars (its highest rating), calling it "a near-perfect portrait of a domestic tragedy." Adults can see it Thursday or Sunday. Watch the trailer here. Print this email and present it at the box office and see OUR CHILDREN for only $7 ($6 if you're a Cinematheque member). It's our Deal of the Week! (Limit two discount admissions per print-out)

This Week:

Thu., Oct. 31, at 6:45pm
Sun., Nov. 3, at 8:25pm
Acclaimed Belgian drama

Thu., Oct. 31, at 8:45pm
Fri., Nov. 1, at 7:30pm
Hayao Miyazaki's

Fri., Nov. 1, at 9:30pm
Sat., Nov. 2, at 7:30pm
Brian De Palma's

Sat., Nov. 2, at 5:15pm
Ernst Lubitsch's
Introduced by John Ewing

Sat., Nov. 2, at 9:35pm
Sun., Nov. 3, at 4:00pm
Steve Coogan in
Michael Winterbottom's

Sun., Nov. 3, at 6:30pm
Fri., Nov. 8, at 9:55pm
Amanda Seyfried in

Special Offsite Event!
Tue., Nov. 5, at 7:00pm
Dirk Bogarde in
Joseph Losey's
Shown at the Capitol Theatre;
admission $10/$8/$7

Next Week:

Special Free Screening!
Filmmaker in Person!
Fri., Nov. 8, at 7:45pm
ROME '78

Fri., Nov. 8, at 9:55pm

Sat., Nov. 9, at 5:15pm
Sun., Nov. 10, at 4:00pm

Sat., Nov. 9, at 7:25pm
Sun., Nov. 10, at 8:25pm

Sat., Nov. 9, at 9:25pm
Sun., Nov. 10, at 6:30pm

A Tribute to Tom Peterson
Mon., Nov. 11, at 7:00pm

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