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Saturday, March 01, 2014

5 pm

The Rossellini / Ingrid Bergman Trinity

Stromboli

Italy, United States | 1949 | Roberto Rossellini

In her first collaboration with the man who would become her lover and husband, Ingrid Bergman plays a Lithuanian refugee in a post-WWII internment camp. To escape the camp, she marries a simple Italian fisherman and moves with him to Stromboli, a barren volcanic island that is his home. But there she suffers an existential crisis when she can’t adapt to the harsh, primitive living conditions. “Genuinely great.” –Martin Scorsese.

7:05 pm

Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?

France | 2013 | Michel Gondry

This amazing “doctoon" in the tradition of Waking Life animates a conversation between filmmaker Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Science of Sleep) and philosopher/linguist/activist Noam Chomsky. As the two men talk—about their pasts, the origins of language, and other heady topics—Gondry amplifies Chomsky's ideas with free-flowing doodles, sketches, and other visual flights of fancy that illustrate, embroider, and comment on what he is hearing (and sometimes understanding). "An inspired meeting of...

8:55 pm

Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven's Final Symphony

Austria, Chile, China, Germany, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States | 2011 | Kerry Candaele

Recently heralded by both Bill Moyers and NPR, this moving new film examines the life-changing legacy of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. The work, a celebration of peace and harmony, had historic resonance for activists in Pinochet’s Chile, in Cold War East Berlin, and in China’s Tiananmen Square. And it continues to console and inspire hundreds of tsunami-shaken Japanese choristers who gather to sing the “Ode to Joy” every December. “[A] majestic sonic travelogue charting the inextricable...

2

Sunday, March 02, 2014

1:30 pm

The Rossellini / Ingrid Bergman Trinity

Stromboli

Italy, United States | 1949 | Roberto Rossellini

In her first collaboration with the man who would become her lover and husband, Ingrid Bergman plays a Lithuanian refugee in a post-WWII internment camp. To escape the camp, she marries a simple Italian fisherman and moves with him to Stromboli, a barren volcanic island that is his home. But there she suffers an existential crisis when she can’t adapt to the harsh, primitive living conditions. “Genuinely great.” –Martin Scorsese.

3:30 pm

Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven's Final Symphony

Austria, Chile, China, Germany, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States | 2011 | Kerry Candaele

Recently heralded by both Bill Moyers and NPR, this moving new film examines the life-changing legacy of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. The work, a celebration of peace and harmony, had historic resonance for activists in Pinochet’s Chile, in Cold War East Berlin, and in China’s Tiananmen Square. And it continues to console and inspire hundreds of tsunami-shaken Japanese choristers who gather to sing the “Ode to Joy” every December. “[A] majestic sonic travelogue charting the inextricable...

5:10 pm

Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?

France | 2013 | Michel Gondry

This amazing “doctoon" in the tradition of Waking Life animates a conversation between filmmaker Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Science of Sleep) and philosopher/linguist/activist Noam Chomsky. As the two men talk—about their pasts, the origins of language, and other heady topics—Gondry amplifies Chomsky's ideas with free-flowing doodles, sketches, and other visual flights of fancy that illustrate, embroider, and comment on what he is hearing (and sometimes understanding). "An inspired meeting of...

6

Thursday, March 06, 2014

6:45 pm

Filmmaker Jon Jost in Person!

Coming to Terms

United States | 2013 | Jon Jost

Jon Jost Is one of the most independent and resourceful of American indie filmmakers, having directed 60+ low-budget films (half of them features) in a career spanning 50 years (and the globe). Best known in the U.S. for his 1990 work All the Vermeers in New York, Jost was shown regularly at the Cinematheque in the early nineties. But when he moved oversees late in the decade, we lost track of his work. Tonight he...

7

Friday, March 07, 2014

7:30 pm

Filmmaker Jon Jost in Person!

Last Chants for a Slow Dance

United States | 1977 | Jon Jost

Jon Jost’s first narrative feature remains one of his most important works. Allegedly inspired by the life of Gary Gilmore, the film is a minimalist road movie that dissects macho behavior. It follows an unemployed cowboy drifter (Tom Blair), estranged from his wife and kids, who drives across Montana in his pickup in a half-hearted attempt to find a job. Jost also wrote, shot, and edited the film—and penned the country songs heard in it....

8

Saturday, March 08, 2014

5 pm

The Rossellini / Ingrid Bergman Trinity

Europa '51

Italy | 1952 | Roberto Rossellini

Ingrid Bergman’s second film with Rossellini was reputedly the director’s favorite of all his movies. Bergman plays an American society woman in Rome who decides to dedicate her life to the poor and the sick after she suffers a shattering family tragedy. But Rossellini wanted to demonstrate the difficulty of being a modern saint, so she pays a hefty price for her newfound altruism. With Giulietta Masina. New digital restoration! Cleveland revival premiere.

7:10 pm

50th Anniversary!

The Pawnbroker

United States | 1964 | Sidney Lumet

Rod Steiger, in the role that made him an A-list movie star, plays a benumbed, emotionally withdrawn concentration camp survivor who runs a pawnshop in a rough section of Harlem. Sidney Lumet’s powerful film (which contains flashes of nudity) pushed the limits of 1964’s Motion Picture Production Code; in 2008 the movie was selected for the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry. With Geraldine Fitzgerald, Brock Peters, and Raymond St. Jacques; music by Quincy Jones....

9:30 pm

Bettie Page Reveals All

United States | 2012 | Mark Mori

1940s-50s pinup queen Bettie Page tells her own story in tape recordings made in the late '90s (a decade before her death) in this fascinating account of a life and career that helped usher in the sexual revolution. Even when unclothed, Bettie always wore a smile. But her non-modeling life was not always happy, and here she speaks frankly about it without regrets. Includes vintage photos and film clips and interviews with Dita Von Teese,...

9

Sunday, March 09, 2014

4 pm

The Rossellini / Ingrid Bergman Trinity

Europa '51

Italy | 1952 | Roberto Rossellini

Ingrid Bergman’s second film with Rossellini was reputedly the director’s favorite of all his movies. Bergman plays an American society woman in Rome who decides to dedicate her life to the poor and the sick after she suffers a shattering family tragedy. But Rossellini wanted to demonstrate the difficulty of being a modern saint, so she pays a hefty price for her newfound altruism. With Giulietta Masina. New digital restoration! Cleveland revival premiere.

6:30 pm

Bettie Page Reveals All

United States | 2012 | Mark Mori

1940s-50s pinup queen Bettie Page tells her own story in tape recordings made in the late '90s (a decade before her death) in this fascinating account of a life and career that helped usher in the sexual revolution. Even when unclothed, Bettie always wore a smile. But her non-modeling life was not always happy, and here she speaks frankly about it without regrets. Includes vintage photos and film clips and interviews with Dita Von Teese,...

8:30 pm

50th Anniversary!

The Pawnbroker

United States | 1964 | Sidney Lumet

Rod Steiger, in the role that made him an A-list movie star, plays a benumbed, emotionally withdrawn concentration camp survivor who runs a pawnshop in a rough section of Harlem. Sidney Lumet’s powerful film (which contains flashes of nudity) pushed the limits of 1964’s Motion Picture Production Code; in 2008 the movie was selected for the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry. With Geraldine Fitzgerald, Brock Peters, and Raymond St. Jacques; music by Quincy Jones....

13

Thursday, March 13, 2014

6:45 pm

Kurtiss Hare introduces

To the Wonder

United States | 2012 | Terrence Malick

The latest film from the director of Badlands, Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line, and Tree of Life employs sublime visuals, snippets of classical music, and snatches of dialogue and voiceover narration to delineate a trans-continental love story between a young French woman (Olga Kurylenko) and an American man (Ben Affleck). The actors and camera never stop moving in this supremely lyrical work that, like Malick’s other movies, is both a paean and a...

9 pm

The Selfish Giant

United Kingdom | 2013 | Clio Barnard

Internationally, this was one of the most acclaimed movies of 2013 (it has a 96% "fresh" rating on RottenTomatoes.com) and it won the 2013 British Independent Film Award for Best British Independent Film. The movie is a slice of working class social realism set in Northern England, about two 13-year-old best friends who go to work for a disreputable scrap metal dealer after they are expelled from school. Phenomenal performances from the entire cast ensure...

14

Friday, March 14, 2014

7:30 pm

The Selfish Giant

United Kingdom | 2013 | Clio Barnard

Internationally, this was one of the most acclaimed movies of 2013 (it has a 96% "fresh" rating on RottenTomatoes.com) and it won the 2013 British Independent Film Award for Best British Independent Film. The movie is a slice of working class social realism set in Northern England, about two 13-year-old best friends who go to work for a disreputable scrap metal dealer after they are expelled from school. Phenomenal performances from the entire cast ensure...

9:20 pm

Liv & Ingmar

Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom | 2012 | Dheeraj Akolkar

This new documentary charts the 42-year relationship between celebrated actress Liv Ullmann and master Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. Lovers as well as co-workers, the two made 10 films together, including such masterpieces as Persona, Cries and Whispers, and Scenes from a Marriage. “An anecdotal treasure chest for cinephiles, but more than that, it's a beautifully told love story.” –The Village Voice.

15

Saturday, March 15, 2014

5:15 pm

Voyage to Italy aka Journey to Italy

France, Italy | 1954 | Roberto Rossellini

Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders star in Rossellini’s revered and moving drama, about a British husband and wife whose festering marital problems come to a head as they travel through Italy. The most celebrated of the films Rossellini and Bergman made together, Viaggio in Italia was proclaimed the first modern film by no less than François Truffaut. It has a perfect rating of 100 on Metacritic.com. “[The] most beautiful and magical of films.” –Time Out...

7 pm

Ikiru

Japan | 1952 | Akira Kurosawa

In one of Kurosawa’s greatest and most moving films, a Japanese career bureaucrat who learns that he is dying from cancer decides to devote his remaining days to doing something meaningful with his life. This beloved classic has a perfect 100% “fresh” rating on RottenTomatoes.com. With Takashi Shimura.

9:45 pm

Kurtiss Hare introduces

To the Wonder

United States | 2012 | Terrence Malick

The latest film from the director of Badlands, Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line, and Tree of Life employs sublime visuals, snippets of classical music, and snatches of dialogue and voiceover narration to delineate a trans-continental love story between a young French woman (Olga Kurylenko) and an American man (Ben Affleck). The actors and camera never stop moving in this supremely lyrical work that, like Malick’s other movies, is both a paean and a...

16

Sunday, March 16, 2014

4:30 pm

Liv & Ingmar

Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom | 2012 | Dheeraj Akolkar

This new documentary charts the 42-year relationship between celebrated actress Liv Ullmann and master Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. Lovers as well as co-workers, the two made 10 films together, including such masterpieces as Persona, Cries and Whispers, and Scenes from a Marriage. “An anecdotal treasure chest for cinephiles, but more than that, it's a beautifully told love story.” –The Village Voice.

6:30 pm

Voyage to Italy aka Journey to Italy

France, Italy | 1954 | Roberto Rossellini

Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders star in Rossellini’s revered and moving drama, about a British husband and wife whose festering marital problems come to a head as they travel through Italy. The most celebrated of the films Rossellini and Bergman made together, Viaggio in Italia was proclaimed the first modern film by no less than François Truffaut. It has a perfect rating of 100 on Metacritic.com. “[The] most beautiful and magical of films.” –Time Out...

8:15 pm

Escape From Tomorrow

United States | 2013 | Randy Moore

One of the most daring—and talked-about—movies of the past year! Shot surreptitiously at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, this subversive psychological horror comedy tells of a man in the midst of a mid-life crisis whose family vacation with his wife and two kids devolves into an hallucinatory nightmare.

17

Monday, March 17, 2014

7:30 pm

A Special Event! Eric Grayson presents

Color in the Movies

United States | various years | various directors

Indiana-based film historian and collector Eric Grayson appears in person tonight to present a brief illustrated history of motion picture color. Using rare and beautiful film clips from his extensive personal collection, Grayson will demonstrate that, contrary to conventional wisdom, movie color existed years before The Wizard of Oz. He’ll also talk about (and show) a wide variety of processes (Kinemacolor, Technicolor, Kodachrome, Eastman color, et al.). Nothing digital will be projected—and no PowerPoint either!...

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Friday, March 21, 2014

7:30 pm

Cleveland Cult Film Festival 5

The Punk Singer

United States | 2013 | Sini Anderson

Kathleen Hanna, the outspoken activist, musician, and cultural icon who was lead singer for the punk bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre and spokesperson for the "riot grrrl" movement of the 1990s, is the subject of this new documentary. Features archival footage and new interviews with Hanna herself.

8:50 pm

Special Offsite Event! The Cinematheque at the Film Festival

Stranger by the Lake

France | 2013 | Alain Guiraudie

Once again the Cinematheque partners with the Cleveland Int’l Film Festival on one of their films showing at Tower City Cinemas downtown. This year’s co-presentation is one of 2014’s most acclaimed must-see movies, which (as this is written) has a perfect 100% “fresh” rating on RottenTomatoes.com! Stranger by the Lake is set on the banks of a peaceful, secluded body of water in rural France, where gay men spend the summer cruising for companionship. One...

9:10 pm

Cleveland Cult Film Festival 5

Johnny Guitar

United States | 1954 | Nicholas Ray

Nicholas Ray's crazy, campy, kinky Western is actually a thinly veiled critique of McCarthyism. Championed by French critics long before it became a cult classic here, the film added feminism and Freud to the frontier-movie mix. Joan Crawford plays a tough, gun-totin', pants-wearin' saloon owner who locks horns over men and money with another local woman (Mercedes McCambridge), a half-cocked hothead who tries to run her out of town. With Sterling Hayden, Ward Bond, Ernest...

22

Saturday, March 22, 2014

7 pm

Cleveland Cult Film Festival 5

Johnny Guitar

United States | 1954 | Nicholas Ray

Nicholas Ray's crazy, campy, kinky Western is actually a thinly veiled critique of McCarthyism. Championed by French critics long before it became a cult classic here, the film added feminism and Freud to the frontier-movie mix. Joan Crawford plays a tough, gun-totin', pants-wearin' saloon owner who locks horns over men and money with another local woman (Mercedes McCambridge), a half-cocked hothead who tries to run her out of town. With Sterling Hayden, Ward Bond, Ernest...

9:10 pm

Cleveland Cult Film Festival 5

The Punk Singer

United States | 2013 | Sini Anderson

Kathleen Hanna, the outspoken activist, musician, and cultural icon who was lead singer for the punk bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre and spokesperson for the "riot grrrl" movement of the 1990s, is the subject of this new documentary. Features archival footage and new interviews with Hanna herself.

23

Sunday, March 23, 2014

1:35 pm

Special Offsite Event! The Cinematheque at the Film Festival

Stranger by the Lake

France | 2013 | Alain Guiraudie

Once again the Cinematheque partners with the Cleveland Int’l Film Festival on one of their films showing at Tower City Cinemas downtown. This year’s co-presentation is one of 2014’s most acclaimed must-see movies, which (as this is written) has a perfect 100% “fresh” rating on RottenTomatoes.com! Stranger by the Lake is set on the banks of a peaceful, secluded body of water in rural France, where gay men spend the summer cruising for companionship. One...

28

Friday, March 28, 2014

8 pm

Cleveland Cult Film Festival 5

Fear and Desire

United States | 1953 | Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick’s first feature (which he tried to suppress and destroy while alive, calling it “inept and pretentious”) chronicles the exploits of a military patrol behind enemy lines during an unnamed, abstract war. This low-budget independent movie may not be 2001, but it’s visually impressive and contains the seeds of much of the director’s later work. Kubrick also photographed the film and co-wrote it with Howard Sackler (The Great White Hope). Frank Silvera and Paul...

9:30 pm

Cleveland Cult Film Festival 5

The Good, the Bad, the Weird

South Korea | 2008 | Kim Jee-woon

Inspired by Sergio Leone's classic spaghetti Western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, this South Korean action epic is set in 1930s Manchuria, where two rival bandits and a bounty hunter all vie with each other (and with the Japanese army and a Chinese criminal gang) for possession of a treasure map. This Eastern Western is a spirited, glorious spectacle that fills the big, wide screen with kung-fu cowboys, horses, train robberies, chases, and...

29

Saturday, March 29, 2014

7 pm

Cleveland Cult Film Festival 5

The Good, the Bad, the Weird

South Korea | 2008 | Kim Jee-woon

Inspired by Sergio Leone's classic spaghetti Western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, this South Korean action epic is set in 1930s Manchuria, where two rival bandits and a bounty hunter all vie with each other (and with the Japanese army and a Chinese criminal gang) for possession of a treasure map. This Eastern Western is a spirited, glorious spectacle that fills the big, wide screen with kung-fu cowboys, horses, train robberies, chases, and...

9:30 pm

Cleveland Cult Film Festival 5

Fear and Desire

United States | 1953 | Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick’s first feature (which he tried to suppress and destroy while alive, calling it “inept and pretentious”) chronicles the exploits of a military patrol behind enemy lines during an unnamed, abstract war. This low-budget independent movie may not be 2001, but it’s visually impressive and contains the seeds of much of the director’s later work. Kubrick also photographed the film and co-wrote it with Howard Sackler (The Great White Hope). Frank Silvera and Paul...

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