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Sunday, May 01, 2016

4:15 pm

Cleveland premiere!

FIDELIO: ALICE'S ODYSSEY

France | 2014 | Lucie Borleteau

Can a young woman who forsakes her landlubber boyfriend for months on end to work as a mechanic on an ocean freighter remain faithful to him—especially when she’s the only female on a boat full of men and the ship’s captain is an old flame? The Hollywood Reporter summarizes this gorgeous, widescreen adventure as “high passions on the high seas,” commenting that the film’s title “hints at wide-ranging cultural depths, combining as it does Beethoven,...

6:30 pm

New 4K Digital Restoration!

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

France | 1946 | Jean Cocteau

Cocteau’s enchanting film version of the classic fairy tale is one of the most magical movies ever made! It is now also the recipient of a lustrous 4K digital restoration. With Jean Marais and Josette Day. Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. 4K DCP. 93 min.

8:25 pm

Film Classics in 35mm!

THE BLUE ANGEL

Germany | 1929 | Josef von Sternberg

Marlene Dietrich made her screen debut in this classic film that was also her first collaboration with director Josef von Sternberg (The Scarlet Empress). She plays a sexy cabaret singer who corrupts an upstanding university professor (Emil Jannings), leading him down a path to shame and degradation. This restored version also includes Dietrich’s original Blue Angel screen test. Subtitles. 107 min.

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Saturday, May 07, 2016

6 pm

Mexican Noir

THE OTHER ONE

Mexico | 1946 | Roberto Gavaldón

Dolores del Rio plays estranged twin sisters—one an impoverished manicurist, the other a conniving married woman whose wealthy husband was once her sibling’s sweetheart—in this gripping noir melodrama that The Village Voice called “a cruel and perfect film.” Subtitles. DCP. 98 min.

8 pm

Cleveland theatrical premiere!

REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM

United States | 2015 | Peter D. Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, Jared P. Scott

In this provocative and disturbing new film, longtime intellectual and activist Noam Chomsky reflects on the demise of the American middle class and the concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few. Chomsky traces policies that, over the past 50 years, have brought us to this crisis that threatens democracy as we have long known it. “A very useful addition to public discourse at any time. But it’s particularly so during...

9:35 pm

Film Classics in 35mm!

DAZED AND CONFUSED

United States | 1993 | Richard Linklater

1976 Texas high schoolers (Matthew McConaughey, Jason London, Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Parker Posey, Joey Lauren Adams, et al.) engage in all types of disreputable activities on the last day of school in this coming-of-age classic by Richard Linklater (Boyhood, Everybody Wants Some!!). 35mm color print from the Universal Pictures studio archive. 102 min.

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Sunday, May 08, 2016

4:30 pm

Cleveland theatrical premiere!

REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM

United States | 2015 | Peter D. Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, Jared P. Scott

In this provocative and disturbing new film, longtime intellectual and activist Noam Chomsky reflects on the demise of the American middle class and the concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few. Chomsky traces policies that, over the past 50 years, have brought us to this crisis that threatens democracy as we have long known it. “A very useful addition to public discourse at any time. But it’s particularly so during...

6:30 pm

Mexican Noir

IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND

Mexico | 1951 | Roberto Gavaldón

A phony spiritualist and fake fortune teller (Arturo de Córdova) uses the secrets he learns to blackmail a recent widow. “The finest film in the [“Mexico at Midnight”] series…An entrancingly sensuous drama of deception, seduction, and murder…Pulp poetry.” –Imogen Sara Smith, The Life Sentence. Subtitles. DCP. 113 min.

8:45 pm

Film Classics in 35mm!

DAZED AND CONFUSED

United States | 1993 | Richard Linklater

1976 Texas high schoolers (Matthew McConaughey, Jason London, Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Parker Posey, Joey Lauren Adams, et al.) engage in all types of disreputable activities on the last day of school in this coming-of-age classic by Richard Linklater (Boyhood, Everybody Wants Some!!). 35mm color print from the Universal Pictures studio archive. 102 min.

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Monday, May 09, 2016

6:45 pm

Cleveland premiere!

RABIN: THE LAST DAY

Israel | 2015 | Amos Gitai

Amos Gitai’s gripping new political thriller re-creates the events leading up to the 1995 assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. (Rabin was shot by a Jewish fundamentalist who opposed the Oslo Accords that he had helped engineer.) “Unsettling in its depiction of the dark underbelly of the country, where a culture of hate paved the way for violence and tragedy.” –The Hollywood Reporter. Subtitles. DCP. 153 min.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

6:30 pm

New Digital Restoration!

OUT 1: SPECTRE

France | 1974 | Jacques Rivette

In this counterculture conspiracy thriller set in the early 1970s, a scam artist (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and a petty thief (Juliet Berto) uncover a possible secret society in Paris (“the Thirteen”) that includes members of two avant-garde theatre groups and some well-heeled professionals. This shortened version of Jacques Rivette’s long unreleased, eight-part, 13-hour Out 1: Noli Me Tangere (shown in January over four Thursday nights) is more a reimagining of the original work than a condensation...

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

6:45 pm

Cleveland premiere!

THE WAVE

Norway | 2015 | Roar Uthaug

The U.S. is not the only country that makes disaster pictures, but ours usually aren’t submitted for Academy Awards (other than those for visual effects and sound). However, this new thriller—about a giant tsunami that threatens a scenic Norwegian tourist town—was Norway’s official submission for the 2016 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Despite some inevitable clichés, the movie is a nail-biter that doesn’t overlook the human dimension. “Adds credible writing and effective acting to...

8:50 pm

Cleveland theatrical premiere!

11 MINUTES

Poland | 2015 | Jerzy Skolimowski

The tense new film from the master Polish director of Deep End and Moonlighting was Poland’s submission for this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. It’s an alternately kinetic and contemplative kaleidoscope of contemporary life that delineates the interlocking lives of several characters—a lecherous film producer, a drug courier, a hot dog vendor, et al.—from 5:00 pm to 5:11 pm on one particular day in Warsaw. “[An] unorthodox answer to Hollywood action movies…Extraordinary.” –cinema...

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Friday, May 13, 2016

7:30 pm

Cleveland theatrical premiere!

11 MINUTES

Poland | 2015 | Jerzy Skolimowski

The tense new film from the master Polish director of Deep End and Moonlighting was Poland’s submission for this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. It’s an alternately kinetic and contemplative kaleidoscope of contemporary life that delineates the interlocking lives of several characters—a lecherous film producer, a drug courier, a hot dog vendor, et al.—from 5:00 pm to 5:11 pm on one particular day in Warsaw. “[An] unorthodox answer to Hollywood action movies…Extraordinary.” –cinema...

9:15 pm

Cleveland premiere!

A WAR

2015 | Tobias Lindholm

One of the five nominees for this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, the new movie from the director of the superb A Hijacking focuses on a thoughtful, compassionate army commander (Pilou Asbæk of Game of Thrones) who makes a difficult battlefield decision in Afghanistan that ultimately affects his wife and three children back home. “Perhaps the best film yet set against the mess of the ongoing Middle Eastern wars.” –The Village Voice. Subtitles....

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

5:30 pm

Mexican Noir

NIGHT FALLS

Mexico | 1952 | Roberto Gavaldón

In this hard-hitting Mexican noir, a brutish jai alai champion (Pedro Armendáriz) romances a series of women, discarding them like Kleenex, until he finally gets his comeuppance. “A richly sordid tale of double-double-crossing and multiple gambles.” –J. Hoberman, The NY Times. Subtitles. DCP. 85 min.

7:30 pm

A Special Event! Willem Dafoe in person!

PASOLINI

France, Italy | 2014 | Abel Ferrara

Willem Dafoe returns to the Cinematheque! The Oscar-nominated actor will answer audience questions after a screening of a recent Abel Ferrara movie in which he plays the late, great Italian film director Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975), director of The Gospel According to Matthew, The Hawks and the Sparrows, The Canterbury Tales, and others. (He was the subject of a near-complete Cinematheque retrospective in 2014.) Ferrara paints a kaleidoscopic portrait of this controversial artist—a Christian Marxist...

10 pm

Film Classics in 35mm!

THE HUNGER

United Kingdom | 1983 | Tony Scott

This stylish and erotic vampire movie tells of a beautiful, chic, centuries-old bloodsucker (Catherine Deneuve) who cruises New York City nightclubs searching for fresh victims. But when her supposedly immortal paramour and cohort in crime (David Bowie) suddenly starts to age, they seek help from an unsuspecting doctor (Susan Sarandon). With Willem Dafoe. Adults only! Color & scope print! 97 min.

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

4 pm

Cleveland premiere!

A WAR

2015 | Tobias Lindholm

One of the five nominees for this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, the new movie from the director of the superb A Hijacking focuses on a thoughtful, compassionate army commander (Pilou Asbæk of Game of Thrones) who makes a difficult battlefield decision in Afghanistan that ultimately affects his wife and three children back home. “Perhaps the best film yet set against the mess of the ongoing Middle Eastern wars.” –The Village Voice. Subtitles....

6:30 pm

Mexican Noir

THE DEVIL'S MONEY

Mexico | 1953 | Alejandro Galinda

A textile factory worker smitten with the boss’s daughter suddenly needs money, so makes the mistake of turning to another woman, a rumba dancer, and her gangster cohorts for help. Subtitles. DCP. 85 min.

8:15 pm

Film Classics in 35mm!

THE HUNGER

United Kingdom | 1983 | Tony Scott

This stylish and erotic vampire movie tells of a beautiful, chic, centuries-old bloodsucker (Catherine Deneuve) who cruises New York City nightclubs searching for fresh victims. But when her supposedly immortal paramour and cohort in crime (David Bowie) suddenly starts to age, they seek help from an unsuspecting doctor (Susan Sarandon). With Willem Dafoe. Adults only! Color & scope print! 97 min.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

6:45 pm

Cleveland premiere!

A SPACE PROGRAM

United States | 2015 | Van Neistat

Internationally acclaimed bricolage artist Tom Sachs built an entire space program from scratch and sent two female astronauts to the red planet in his ambitious and whimsical art installation “Space Program 2.0: MARS,” presented at New York’s Park Avenue Armory in 2012. This new film documents Sachs’ historic performance piece while also taking us into his studio. “An alternately entrancing and amusing documentary-fiction hybrid that marries existential questions with absurdist humor.” –Variety. “Something like the...

8:20 pm

Cleveland theatrical premiere!

HIGH-RISE

United Kingdom | 2015 | Ben Wheatley

Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, and Sienna Miller star in this J.G. Ballard adaptation from the cult director of Kill List, Sightseers, and A Field in England. Set during the shagadelic seventies, the film focuses on a massive, brutalist London apartment complex where real brutality and class warfare break out among the tenants. “An apocalyptic romp…Rollicking, nastily funny.” –The NY Times. Adults only! DCP. 119 min.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

7 pm

Cleveland premiere!

A SPACE PROGRAM

United States | 2015 | Van Neistat

Internationally acclaimed bricolage artist Tom Sachs built an entire space program from scratch and sent two female astronauts to the red planet in his ambitious and whimsical art installation “Space Program 2.0: MARS,” presented at New York’s Park Avenue Armory in 2012. This new film documents Sachs’ historic performance piece while also taking us into his studio. “An alternately entrancing and amusing documentary-fiction hybrid that marries existential questions with absurdist humor.” –Variety. “Something like the...

8:35 pm

Filmmaker in Person!

DYING TO KNOW: RAM DASS & TIMOTHY LEARY

United States | 2014 | Gay Dillingham

Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert became friends during the 1960s when they were both psychology professors at Harvard. They went on to shape a generation—Leary as the “turn on, tune in, drop out” advocate of LSD and other psychedelic drugs, Alpert as the Eastern-influenced spiritual leader Ram Dass. Robert Redford narrates this new film that takes an intimate look at the life and work of these two pioneers and radical thinkers who faced life head...

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

5 pm

Mexican Noir

THE KNEELING GODDESS

Mexico | 1947 | Roberto Gavaldón

The sensuous María Félix plays a stormy, dark-haired artist’s model who lures a married man (Arturo de Córdova) away from his innocent wife and down a path to degradation. This vivid Mexican classic is surprisingly sexy and suggestive for a 1940s movie. “The most outré of melodramas…A movie of flagrant symbols, blatant coincidences and astounding scenes.” –J. Hoberman, The NY Times. Subtitles. DCP. 107 min.

7:10 pm

Filmmaker in Person!

DYING TO KNOW: RAM DASS & TIMOTHY LEARY

United States | 2014 | Gay Dillingham

Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert became friends during the 1960s when they were both psychology professors at Harvard. They went on to shape a generation—Leary as the “turn on, tune in, drop out” advocate of LSD and other psychedelic drugs, Alpert as the Eastern-influenced spiritual leader Ram Dass. Robert Redford narrates this new film that takes an intimate look at the life and work of these two pioneers and radical thinkers who faced life head...

9:35 pm

Film Classics in 35mm!

METROPOLIS (2002 restoration)

Germany | 1927 | Fritz Lang

This is not the most complete extant version of Fritz Lang’s silent sci-fi masterpiece, but it is the longest cut distributed on 35mm film in the U.S. When first released in 2002, it was touted as the “definitive” Metropolis, having collated and cleaned up shots, scenes, and elements from all copies of the film known at that time. The soundtrack consisted of a new recording of Gottfried Huppertz’ original symphonic score. In any version, Metropolis...

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

3:45 pm

Film Classics in 35mm!

METROPOLIS (2002 restoration)

Germany | 1927 | Fritz Lang

This is not the most complete extant version of Fritz Lang’s silent sci-fi masterpiece, but it is the longest cut distributed on 35mm film in the U.S. When first released in 2002, it was touted as the “definitive” Metropolis, having collated and cleaned up shots, scenes, and elements from all copies of the film known at that time. The soundtrack consisted of a new recording of Gottfried Huppertz’ original symphonic score. In any version, Metropolis...

6:30 pm

New Digital Restoration! Cleveland revival premiere!

RIVER OF GRASS

United States | 1994 | Kelly Reichardt

Here’s a new digital restoration of the acclaimed first feature by one of America’s premier independent filmmakers, Kelly Reichardt (Wendy and Lucy, Meek’s Cutoff, et al.). Shot on 16mm in her native Florida, the movie is a revisionist noir comedy about a bored suburban Miami housewife and an aimless handyman (indie filmmaker Larry Fessenden) who almost become outlaw lovers on the run after an accidental shooting. This funny, stylish film turns melodramatic crime-movie conventions upside...

8:05 pm

Cleveland theatrical premiere!

HIGH-RISE

United Kingdom | 2015 | Ben Wheatley

Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, and Sienna Miller star in this J.G. Ballard adaptation from the cult director of Kill List, Sightseers, and A Field in England. Set during the shagadelic seventies, the film focuses on a massive, brutalist London apartment complex where real brutality and class warfare break out among the tenants. “An apocalyptic romp…Rollicking, nastily funny.” –The NY Times. Adults only! DCP. 119 min.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

6:45 pm

Mexican Noir

ANOTHER DAWN

Mexico | 1942 | Julio Bracho

Beautifully shot by the great Gabriel Figueroa, this south-of-the-border noir stars Mexican matinee idol Pedro Armendáriz as a union organizer on the run from a corrupt politician. (He’s carrying incriminating documents.). He seeks help from an old flame, a tough lefty turned unhappily married nightclub hostess. “Another triumph, thrilling in its tense storytelling.” –The Village Voice. Subtitles. DCP. 106 min.

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Friday, May 27, 2016

7 pm

The Republicans Are Coming, The Republicans Are Coming!

CONAN THE BARBARIAN

United States | 1982 | John Milius

Ex-Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger plays Robert E. Howard’s musclebound warrior in this bloody pulp fiction by legendary right-winger John Milius (co-writer of Apocalypse Now). Co-written by Oliver Stone, with production design by Ron Cobb, the film follows Conan as he seeks to avenge the deaths of his parents, murdered by the slimy leader of an evil snake cult (James Earl Jones). With Max von Sydow. 35mm color & scope print from the Universal Pictures...

9:30 pm

New Digital Restoration!

THE MASK (in 3-D)

Canada | 1961 | Julian Roffman

Canada’s first 3-D feature tells of an ancient tribal burial mask that causes the wearer to see gruesome psychedelic visions and commit unspeakable crimes. This low-budget shocker with stereoscopic nightmares by montage master Slavko Vorkapich (The Life and Death of 9413: a Hollywood Extra) was also Canada’s first full-length horror film. “At the risk of overstating things, [the film’s] trip sequences—with their emphasis on ritual, incantation, and a central figure struggling to cope with a...

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

5 pm

New Digital Restoration!

THE MASK (in 3-D)

Canada | 1961 | Julian Roffman

Canada’s first 3-D feature tells of an ancient tribal burial mask that causes the wearer to see gruesome psychedelic visions and commit unspeakable crimes. This low-budget shocker with stereoscopic nightmares by montage master Slavko Vorkapich (The Life and Death of 9413: a Hollywood Extra) was also Canada’s first full-length horror film. “At the risk of overstating things, [the film’s] trip sequences—with their emphasis on ritual, incantation, and a central figure struggling to cope with a...

6:45 pm

The Republicans Are Coming, The Republicans Are Coming! Film Classics in 35mm!

THE FOUNTAINHEAD

United States | 1949 | King Vidor

Ayn Rand wrote the screenplay for this film version of her famous philosophical novel, about an individualistic, uncompromising modern architect (Gary Cooper) who butts heads with those who have mediocre, middlebrow taste. With Patricia Neal and Raymond Massey. 35mm print preserved by the Library of Congress. 114 min.

9 pm

The Republicans Are Coming, The Republicans Are Coming!

CONAN THE BARBARIAN

United States | 1982 | John Milius

Ex-Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger plays Robert E. Howard’s musclebound warrior in this bloody pulp fiction by legendary right-winger John Milius (co-writer of Apocalypse Now). Co-written by Oliver Stone, with production design by Ron Cobb, the film follows Conan as he seeks to avenge the deaths of his parents, murdered by the slimy leader of an evil snake cult (James Earl Jones). With Max von Sydow. 35mm color & scope print from the Universal Pictures...

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

4 pm

The Republicans Are Coming, The Republicans Are Coming! Film Classics in 35mm!

THE FOUNTAINHEAD

United States | 1949 | King Vidor

Ayn Rand wrote the screenplay for this film version of her famous philosophical novel, about an individualistic, uncompromising modern architect (Gary Cooper) who butts heads with those who have mediocre, middlebrow taste. With Patricia Neal and Raymond Massey. 35mm print preserved by the Library of Congress. 114 min.

6:30 pm

New Digital Restoration!

THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES

United States | 1946 | William Wyler

Fredric March, Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, and Teresa Wright star in William Wyler’s moving account of three returning U.S. servicemen who try to readjust to civilian life after WWII. One of the most honored American films, it won seven Oscars, including Best Film, Director, and Actor (March). Cinematography by Gregg Toland. Cleveland revival premiere. DCP. 172 min.

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