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Cinematheque . 2/20-23: Salo, The Train, ex-child star Charlie Korsmo in person & more!

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2/20-23: Salo, The Train, ex-child star Charlie Korsmo in person & more!

02/18/14  |  Posted by Cinematheque  |  Posted in Cinematheque

Ex-child star Charlie Korsmo to answer audience questions after screening of 1990 comedy-drama MEN DON'T LEAVE Charles Korsmo is a law professor at Case Western Reserve University. But before he became a lawyer and teacher, he was Charlie Korsmo, a very successful child actor in a number of high profile Hollywood films—Dick Tracy (second-billed to Warren Beatty as the “Kid”), Hook (playing Jack “Jackie” Banning), What About Bob?, et al. On Friday night at 7:30 Korsmo appears in person to answer audience questions about his short-lived screen career—and his decision to leave acting—after a screening of the first movie he appeared in, MEN DON'T LEAVE (1990), which he thinks may also be the best. Paul Brickman’s follow-up to Risky Business remains the last movie Brickman has directed, as well as one of the most overlooked and underappreciated Hollywood films of the past 25 years. Jessica Lange and her future American Horror Story castmate Kathy Bates star in the movie, a funny and very moving tale of a recently widowed woman trying to raise two sons in Baltimore. (Korsmo is the younger child.) Arliss Howard, Chris O’Donnell, and Joan Cusack co-star. Note that we will screen Men Don't Leave from DVD, as we were unable to locate a 35mm print to show (even with Paul Brickman's help) and the movie has not yet been released on Blu-ray. Special admission is $10; members $8; age 25 & under $7; no passes, twofers, or radio winners will be accepted.

Burt Lancaster tries to prevent the Nazis from stealing art treasures in THE TRAIN
Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau, and Michel Simon star in John Frankenheimer's terrifically exciting WWII thriller THE TRAIN, in which members of the French Resistance try to stop a train loaded with stolen art treasures from leaving France for Nazi Germany. This 1964 classic (based on events that also inspired The Monuments Men) has a 100% "fresh" rating on See it in 35mm on Thursday or Saturday. Watch a trailer here.

Pier Paolo Pasolini's Fascist parable SALÒ remains one of the most controversial movies ever made Pier Paolo Pasolini's notorious final film SALÒ, OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM (made just before the director's brutal 1975 murder) is one of the most controversial, revolting, and disturbing movies ever made. Transposing the Marquis de Sade's 1785 novel to Mussolini's Italy, the movie is set at a palatial villa where beautiful young people are humiliated, abused, and tortured by sadistic and powerful members of the upper class. Intended as a parable about fascism, SALÒ is a dark and explicit downer, and remains banned in several countries even to this day. However, Austrian master Michael Haneke regards it as one of the ten best movies ever made. No one under 18 will be admitted when we show the movie in a new 35mm color print from Italy on Saturday at 9:45 pm. Special admission is $12; members $9; age 25-18 $7; no passes, twofers, or radio winners will be accepted and there will be no second film discount for those seeing an earlier movie. Here's an all-ages trailer.

ARABIAN NIGHTS concludes Pasolini's sumptuous, erotic "Trilogy of Life"
Pier Paolo Pasolini's penultimate film ARABIAN NIGHTS (1974) was filmed in Yemen, Eritrea, Iran, and Nepal. This opulent work follows a young man as he searches for his beloved slave girl who has been kidnapped. This main narrative is dissected and amplified by a series of erotic tales. Ninetto Davoli and Franco Citti star, and Ennio Morricone did the music. No one under 18 will be admitted to this film that shows in a new 35mm color print from Italy on Sunday at 3:45 pm. It concludes our two-month Pasolini series. Special admission is $12; Cinematheque members $9; age 25-18 $7; no passes, twofers, or radio winners will be accepted.

Immersive COUSIN JULES captures rural life in France circa 1972
Hailed as a masterpiece when first released in 1972, then forgotten for 40 years, Dominique Benicheti's COUSIN JULES is a serene ode to rural France and life’s simple pleasures. The movie chronicles the daily existence of an 80-ish blacksmith (the filmmaker's cousin) livings on a farm with his elderly wife of many years. Painstakingly shot in color, scope, and stereo over a five-year period, Cousin Jules has been restored in the wake of Benicheti's recent death and is now being revived and rediscovered around the world. The program guide of the 50th New York Film Festival described the movie as "a ravishing, totally immersive work, in which we not only enter into the subjects’ world but also into the very rhythms of their lives." The Village Voice calls it "thoroughly transporting." Catch its first and only Cleveland screenings on Saturday or Sunday. Watch the trailer here.

Farmers battle bankers and businessmen in wintry, early 20th-century North Dakota in indie classic NORTHERN LIGHTS
Winner of the Camera d'Or for best first film at the 1978 Cannes Film Festival, John Hanson and Rob Nilsson's NORTHERN LIGHTS is a landmark American independent film. Shot in b&w in bitterly cold, wintry North Dakota, the movie chronicles the efforts of Great Plains farmers to organize the populist Nonpartisan League in the early 1900s. The Time Out Film Guide calls it "extraordinary filmmaking." See a new 35mm restoration of this indie classic on Thursday or Sunday. Print this email and present it at the box office and see Northern Lights for only $7 ($6 if you're a Cinematheque member). It's our Deal of the Week! (Limit two discount admissions per print-out)


Thu., Feb. 20, at 6:45pm
Sun., Feb. 23, at 8:25pm
New 35mm Restoration!

Thu., Feb. 20, at 8:40pm
Sat., Feb. 22, at 7:10pm
Burt Lancaster in
John Frankenheimer's

Fri., Feb. 21, at 7:30pm
Ex-child star
Charlie Korsmo in person!
Jessica Lange in
Paul Brickman's

Sat., Feb. 22, at 5:15pm
Sun., Feb. 23, at 6:30pm
Rediscovered 1972 French masterpiece

Sat., Feb. 22, at 9:45pm
Pier Paolo Pasolini's
No one under 18 admitted!

Sun., Feb. 23, at 3:45pm
Pier Paolo Pasolini's
No one under 18 admitted!


Thu., Feb. 27, at 6:45pm
Fri., Feb. 28, at 9:30pm

Thu., Feb. 27, at 8:50pm
Fri., Feb, 28, at 7:00pm

Sat., March 1, at 5:00pm
Sun., March 2, at 1:30pm

Sat., March 1, at 7:00pm
Sun., March 2, at 5:10pm

Sat., March 1, at 8:55pm
Sun., March 2, at 3:30pm

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