Cinematheque . 3/27-30: The Babadook, Ted Neeley with Jesus Christ Superstar & more!
Ted Neeley, Barry Dennen appear in person with JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
First a hit record album, then a Broadway show, then a movie, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's rock opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR recounts the Passion of Christ. On Monday at 7pm three of the stars of the movie—Ted Neeley (Jesus), Barry Dennen (Pontius Pilate), and Bob Bingham (Caiaphas)—will appear in person with a new digital restoration of Norman Jewison's 1973 film version. Before the movie, from 7 to 7:30pm, Neeley (who also appeared inDjango Unchained), Dennen (who also played Pilate on the originalJCS album and on Broadway, and whose other movies include The Shining, Shock Treatment, Titanic, and The Dark Crystal), and Bingham will answer audience questions. After the screening, they will greet fans and sign autographs. Special admission is $12; members and CIA I.D. holders $9; tickets at those two prices are available in advance through 3/29 at jcsuperstar.brownpapertickets.com. If seats remain on 3/30, $8 tickets for those age 25 & under will go on sale starting at 6 pm at the Cinematheque box office, cash/check only. No passes, twofers, or radio winners will be honored for this show. Watch the original trailer here.
Pop-up book monster comes to life in terrifying thriller THE BABADOOK
Jennifer Kent's THE BABADOOK was the breakout art house horror hit of 2014. This Australian film tells of a beleaguered Aussie single mother, still haunted by her husband’s recent death in an automobile accident, who must now deal with her six-year-old son’s belief that the monster from one of his pop-up storybooks is lurking in his bedroom. Pretty scary. Adults can see it Friday or Saturday. 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 of two discount admissions per print-out) Here's the trailer.
Author of "The Exorcist" writes and directs wacky, unclassifiable cult classic THE NINTH CONFIGURATION
Written and directed by Exorcist author William Peter Blatty, the unclassifiable 1980 comic drama THE NINTH CONFIGURATION is set in an old castle turned insane asylum. There an army shrink (Stacy Keach) who is himself unstable encourages a troubled astronaut (Scott Wilson) and the disturbed Vietnam War vets in his care to act out their fantasies as therapy. Released in five different versions by distributors who didn’t know how to market and sell such an unusual movie, The Ninth Configuration will be shown Friday and Saturday in Blatty’s approved cut. Jason Miller co-stars in this little-shown classic that has a rabid cult following.
Cinematheque partners on ground-breaking Cleveland Int'l Film Festival film THE TRIBE at Tower City Cinemas
On Wednesday at 11:30am and on Saturday at 9pm at Tower City Cinemas, we partner with the Cleveland Int’l Film Festival on one of the films showing in their 39th edition, running through March 29. This year’s co-presentation, Miroslav Slaboshpitsky's THE TRIBE, is unlike any movie you’ve ever seen: a Ukrainian drama set in a boarding school for deaf teens, told entirely in sign language with no subtitles. It is also one of the most groundbreaking, acclaimed, and unflinching films of the past year. The story focuses on a shy young man, newly arrived at the school, who soon learns that hooliganism reigns when classes end. A hierarchical criminal clique engaged in robbery and prostitution controls the “extracurricular activities” of the students, and the new kid is forced to find his own place in this gang. Varietyobserves that “actions, emotions and desperate impulses speak far louder than words in The Tribe, a formally audacious coup de cinema that marks a stunning writing-directing debut…Feels like something unmistakably, radically new.” Special admission $15; CIFF members $13; students & seniors $13 (day of show only). Use code “CINE” and save $2 off your ticket price to this or any regular CIFF screening. No Cinematheque passes, Cinematheque twofers, or Cinematheque radio winners will be accepted.
The Cinematheque at the Film Fest!
Wed., March 25, at 11:30am
Sat., March 28, at 9:00pm
Shown at the 39th Cleveland International Film Festival, Tower City Cinemas
Fri., March 27, at 7:30pm
Sat., March 28, at 9:20pm
Terrifying Aussie thriller
Fri., March 27, at 9:25pm
Sat., March 28, at 7:00pm
Stacy Keach in
William Peter Blatty's
THE NINTH CONFIGURATION
A Special Event!
Ted Neeley, Barry Dennen, and Bob Bingham in Person!
Mon., March 30, at 7:00pm
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
$12; $9; $8
Thu., April 2, at 8:00pm
STORY OF MY DEATH
Fri., April 3, at 7:30pm
Sat., April 4, at 7:05pm
MISS HILL: MAKING DANCE MATTER
Fri., April 3, at 9:10pm
Sat., April 4, at 5:30pm
Sat., April 4, at 8:45pm
NO FILMS SUN., APRIL 5
at the Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106