Shinel aka The Cloak
Russia | 1926 | Grigori Kozintsev, Leonid Trauberg
USSR, 1926, Grigori Kozintsev, Leonid Trauberg
Two years after their sold-out Metropolis show at the Capitol Theatre (a Cinematheque presentation), the Alloy Orchestra returns to the Cinematheque! This time the Boston band that Roger Ebert calls “the best in the world at accompanying silent films” will lend their distinctive mix of clarinet, accordion, electronics, and junk metal percussion to two movies they have never before performed in Cleveland, both Soviet silents in rare 35mm prints. First up is their newest project, The Overcoat, which the band will debut at the New York Film Festival two days before presenting it here! This fantastical film version of Gogol’s famous story focuses on a poor, unhappy clerk who becomes fixated on acquiring a new overcoat. Produced by USSR’s avant-garde FEKS (Factory of the Eccentric Actor) workshop, the visually stunning movie owes a major debt to German Expressionism. New 35mm restoration from the British Film Institute. Approx. 70 min. Special admission $15, Cinematheque members $12, ages 25 & under $9 (with proof of age). Stay for tonight’s second Alloy Orchestra performance (see below) for an additional $5. Advance tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/268317.
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General Admission: $9
Member: $7 (includes CIA I.D. holders)
Age 25 & under: $7 (proof of age required)
*Additional film on the same day: $7