The Cinematheque at the Capitol Theatre
Austria, France, Germany | 2012 | Ulrich Seidl
The most uncompromising, uncomfortable, and unforgettable (i.e., best) film we saw at this year’s Cleveland Int’l Film Festival was the second part of Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise trilogy. (All three films stand alone.) Paradise: Faith follows a fanatically religious Austrian Catholic woman whose extreme devotion frequently crosses the line into comedy or cruelty. To reveal more would spoil the film’s shocks and surprises. But this darkly funny, sometimes harrowing drama has virtuosic scenes that will make you wince, and incidents and images that will stick with you for years.
115 min. DCP. No one under 18 admitted! Special Offsite Event! Shown on the big screen at the Capitol Theatre, 1390 W. 65th St. at Detroit Ave. Special admission $10; Cinematheque members and CIA I.D. holders $8; age 25 & under $7. No passes, twofers, or radio winners and no Cleveland Cinemas passes or discounts. Advance tickets available at www.clevelandcinemas.com. Special thanks to Jon Forman and Dave Huffman.
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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