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Cinematheque . 5/23-27: Goldfinger, Pig Death Machine, The Glenn Miller Story & more!

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5/23-27: Goldfinger, Pig Death Machine, The Glenn Miller Story & more!

05/20/14  |  Posted by Cinematheque  |  Posted in Cinematheque

GOLDFINGER shows in new color print in honor of its 50th anniversary
GOLDFINGER (1964) is probably the most famous and iconic of all James Bond films. The third movie in the series stars Sean Connery as Agent 007, Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore, Gert Frobe as precious metals magnate Auric Goldfinger, and Harold Sakata as hat-throwing hit man Oddjob. Shirley Bassey sings the classic theme song. The story concerns international criminal masterminds who plot to tamper with the U.S. stockpile of gold bullion at Fort Knox in order to wreak havoc on the world economy. (This was before sub-prime mortgages, mortgage-backed securities, and collateralized debt obligations simplified the process.) See Goldfinger in a new 35mm color print on Friday or Saturday!

Underground icon Jon Moritsugu resurfaces with PIG DEATH MACHINE
PIG DEATH MACHINE, the first feature film in a more than a decade from underground cinema icon Jon Moritsugu (Scumrock, Mod F*ck Explosion, Hippy Porn), is another lo-fi aberration. Shot in garish colors on cheap digital video, Moritsugu’s new movie tells of a shipment of tainted pork that turns a brainless hottie into a genius and allows a buxom botanist to start communicating with her plants. The L.A. Times observes:“Anyone who longs for the old, weird films of John Waters or the psychotronic freak-outs of New York's Cinema of Transgression school should be able to get their fix from Pig Death Machine." The Wall Street Journal describes it as "overflowing with eye-popping production design, eardrum-destroying rock 'n' roll, gross-outs aplenty and deadpan one-liners you'll be quoting for weeks.” Those 18 & over can see it on Friday or Saturday. Be assaulted by the trailer here.

James Stewart stars in music-filled big band biopic THE GLENN MILLER STORY
James Stewart plays the legendary bandleader in THE GLENN MILLER STORY. This colorful 1954 biopic with lots of terrific musical numbers (e.g., Louis Armstrong and Gene Krupa play "Basin Street Blues").was the first non-Western collaboration between Stewart and director Anthony Mann; they made it between The Naked Spur and The Far Country, both of which we showed in 2011. June Allyson co-stars in the film—the second of three times she played Stewart’s wife on screen. On Friday and Saturday you can see The Glenn Miller Story in a 35mm color print from the Universal Pictures studio archive! Print this email and present it at the box office and pay only $7 ($6 if you're a Cinematheque member). It's our Deal of the Week! (Limit two discount admissions per print-out)

Cinematheque shows CHARLIE VICTOR ROMEO in 3D at the Capitol Theatre
The black box transcripts from six real-life airline emergencies between 1985 and 1996 are brought to heart-pounding life in CHARLIE VICTOR ROMEO, a 3D film version of an acclaimed stage play. Set entirely within the planes’ cockpits, the film features a cast of actors playing pilots, co-pilots, and flight attendants doing everything they can to avert disaster. A. O. Scott in The New York Times calls this 2013 New York Film Festival presentation "a curious hybrid of documentary and experimental theater…Also one of the most terrifying movies I have ever seen." Adults can see it next Tuesday, May 27, at 7:00 pm on the big screen at the Capitol Theatre, 1390 W. 65th St. at Detroit Ave. Special admission is $10; Cinematheque members & CIA I.D. holders $8; age 25 & under $7. (Price includes 3D glasses.) No passes, twofers, or radio winners and no Cleveland Cinemas passes or discounts will be accepted. Here's the trailer.

Have you bought your Willem Dafoe tickets yet?
Actor Willem Dafoe appears in person on Sat., June 7 -- less than three weeks away. This event could easily sell out. Have you bought your tickets yet? If not, do so here. Other details about the show will also be found at the link. We are NOT selling advance tickets to the Dafoe appearance at the Cinematheque box office.

This Week:

Fri., May 23, at 5:15pm
Sat., May 24, at 5:00pm
James Stewart in
Anthony Mann's

Fri., May 23, at 7:30pm
Sat., May 24, at 9:40pm
Jon Moritsugu's transgressive
Must be 18!

Fri., May 23, at 9:15pm
Sat., May 24, at 7:15pm
Sean Connery is 007 in

Tue., May 27, at 7:00pm
Special offsite 3D event!
Shown at the Capitol Theatre, 1390 W. 65th St.
Tickets $10/$8/$7.
Adults only!

Next Week:

Fri., May 20, at 5:00pm
Sat., May 31, at 6:45pm

Fri., May 30, at 7:30pm
Sat., May 31, at 9:15pm

Fri., May 30, at 9:20pm
Sat., May 31, at 5:00pm

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