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Friday, June 01, 2018

7:30pm

Cleveland premiere!

12 DAYS

France | 2017 | Raymond Depardon

Every year in France, 92,000 people are placed under psychiatric care without their consent. Within 12 days of their confinement, each of these individuals is entitled to a hearing before a judge during which they can advocate for their release. For the first time ever, a filmmaker (veteran documentarian Raymond Depardon) has been given access to these closed-door sessions, and what his compassionate camera records is fascinating, heartbreaking, sometimes hilarious, always human. “Rarely has a...

9:20pm

New 4K Restoration!

MANILA IN THE CLAWS OF LIGHT

Philippines | 1975 | Lino Brocka

Sometimes called the greatest Filipino film ever made, Lino Brocka’s breakthrough drama was revived in 2013 as a “Cannes Classic” and has a 100% critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes. A provincial fisherman moves to Marcos-era Manila to find his girlfriend who has disappeared there. But he is unprepared for the harsh, squalid, sordid living conditions in the big city. In this movie, Brocka, who died in a 1991 car crash at age 51, added a...

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Saturday, June 02, 2018

5pm

A Special Event! Film Classics in 35mm! The Puppet Master: Jiř Trnka

JIŘ TRNKA: FIVE ANIMATED SHORTS

Czechoslovakia | 1946-1965 | Jiř Trnka

Five essential animated shorts spanning Trnka’s 20-year film career illustrate his versatility and political courage. Program includes: Springman and the SS (Pérák a SS, 1946, co-directed by Jiří Brdečka, no dialogue), a biting anti-Nazi satire; the whimsical cutout animation Merry Circus (Veselý circus, 1951, no dialogue); the dystopian Space Age satire Cybernetic Grandma (Kybernetická babička, 1962, subtitles, DCP); the bawdy Boccaccio adaptation Archangel Gabriel and Mistress Goose (Archandĕl Gabriel a paní Husa, 1964, no dialogue,...

7pm

Cleveland premiere!

CLAIRE'S CAMERA

France, South Korea | 2017 | Hong Sang-soo

In this sunny new comedy from South Korea’s prolific Hong Sang-soo (On the Beach at Night Alone), Isabelle Huppert plays Claire, a French schoolteacher with a Polaroid camera. On her first visit to Cannes, Claire meets Manhee (Kim Min-hee), a South Korean film sales agent who has just been fired by her female boss of five years. Claire and Manhee team up and prowl around the seaside resort city, taking pictures and uncovering the circumstances...

8:30pm

50th Anniversary! New Digital Restoration!

THE GREAT SILENCE

France, Italy | 1968 | Sergio Corbucci

“The greatest spaghetti western ever made,” according to Repo Man director Alex Cox, was never released in America until March of this year. (However, in 2012 we presented one screening of an English-dubbed version of it in a 35mm print from Europe.) Klaus Kinski (Aguirre, Fitzcarraldo) plays a vicious bounty hunter who locks horns with a mute gunslinger (Jean-Louis Trintignant of L’Amour and The Conformist) in the snowy mountains of Utah during the Great...

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Sunday, June 03, 2018

4:15pm

New Digital Restorations!

SONS OF THE DESERT

United States | 1933 | William A. Seiter

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy play henpecked husbands who sneak away to attend their fraternal lodge’s annual convention in Chicago. This hilarious comedy—often cited as the duo’s best feature—is a subversive spoof of men’s fraternal organizations. Fellow screen comedian Charlie Chase is hilarious as an obnoxious conventioneer fond of practical jokes. “Sons of the Desert” was adopted as the name of the international L&H Appreciation Society, still active. Preceded at 4:15 by Lewis R. Foster’s...

6:30pm

Cleveland premiere!

CLAIRE'S CAMERA

France, South Korea | 2017 | Hong Sang-soo

In this sunny new comedy from South Korea’s prolific Hong Sang-soo (On the Beach at Night Alone), Isabelle Huppert plays Claire, a French schoolteacher with a Polaroid camera. On her first visit to Cannes, Claire meets Manhee (Kim Min-hee), a South Korean film sales agent who has just been fired by her female boss of five years. Claire and Manhee team up and prowl around the seaside resort city, taking pictures and uncovering the circumstances...

8pm

50th Anniversary! New Digital Restoration!

THE GREAT SILENCE

France, Italy | 1968 | Sergio Corbucci

“The greatest spaghetti western ever made,” according to Repo Man director Alex Cox, was never released in America until March of this year. (However, in 2012 we presented one screening of an English-dubbed version of it in a 35mm print from Europe.) Klaus Kinski (Aguirre, Fitzcarraldo) plays a vicious bounty hunter who locks horns with a mute gunslinger (Jean-Louis Trintignant of L’Amour and The Conformist) in the snowy mountains of Utah during the Great...

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Thursday, June 07, 2018

6:45pm

Bergman 100: Summer with Ingmar. New Digital Restoration!

SUMMER INTERLUDE

Sweden | 1951 | Ingmar Bergman

In Ingmar Bergman’s “breakthrough” film (Pauline Kael), a Stockholm ballerina scarred by tragedy thinks back on an idyllic summer love affair. “This evocation of past happiness is one of Bergman’s most moving films.” –Dictionary of Films. Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 96 min.

8:45pm

New Digital Restoration! Original Uncut Version!

GANJA & HESS

United States | 1973 | Bill Gunn

In this African American art-exploitation classic that was remade by Spike Lee in 2014 as Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, a prominent black archaeologist turns into a vampire after he is stabbed with a ceremonial dagger from an ancient, bloodthirsty African civilization. Duane Jones (Night of the Living Dead) stars. “[A] landmark 1973 indie that used vampirism as an ingenious metaphor for black assimilation, white cultural imperialism and the hypocrisies of organized religion.” –Scott Foundas....

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Friday, June 08, 2018

7pm

Cleveland premiere!

SIXTY SIX

United States | 2015 | Lewis Klahr

Thirteen years in the making, this magnum opus by longtime California collage artist Lewis Klahr is an emotionally fraught, 12-part, stop-motion dreamscape that poetically fuses images and pop culture ephemera from the 1960s with Greek mythology. “Offers a dizzying display of largely found images and sounds—culled from old comics, ads, magazine layouts, songs and noises—that together form a kind of cinematic archaeology of the American unconscious…One of the finest cinematic achievements of the year and...

9:20pm

New Digital Restoration! Original Uncut Version!

GANJA & HESS

United States | 1973 | Bill Gunn

In this African American art-exploitation classic that was remade by Spike Lee in 2014 as Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, a prominent black archaeologist turns into a vampire after he is stabbed with a ceremonial dagger from an ancient, bloodthirsty African civilization. Duane Jones (Night of the Living Dead) stars. “[A] landmark 1973 indie that used vampirism as an ingenious metaphor for black assimilation, white cultural imperialism and the hypocrisies of organized religion.” –Scott Foundas....

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Saturday, June 09, 2018

5pm

A Special Event! Film Classics in 35mm! Imported Archival Print! The Puppet Master: Jiř Trnka

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Czechoslovakia | 1959 | Jiř Trnka

Three years in production, Trnka’s final feature is one of his grandest visions—a bewitching adaptation of Shakespeare’s dreamy romantic fantasy, narrated in English by Richard Burton and Alec McCowen. Color and scope. 72 min. Preceded at 5:00 by Trnka’s 20-min. slapstick sagebrush spoof Song of the Prairie (Arie prerie, 1949, no dialogue, DCP).

7pm

A Special Event! New Digital Restoration!

TIME REGAINED

France, Italy, Portugal | 1999 | Ral Ruiz

Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Béart, Vincent Perez, John Malkovich, and Chiara Mastroianni head an all-star cast in this luxurious, acclaimed epic by the late Chilean-born surrealist Raúl Ruiz. Ruiz attempts the impossible here: a film version of Marcel Proust’s seven-volume novel In Search of Lost Time/Remembrance of Things Past. The miracle is that he succeeds so well, turning Proust’s elegy to lost time into a baroque kaleidoscope of characters and incidents—both real and fictional—appearing before the...

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

4:15pm

Bergman 100: Summer with Ingmar. New Digital Restoration!

SUMMER INTERLUDE

Sweden | 1951 | Ingmar Bergman

In Ingmar Bergman’s “breakthrough” film (Pauline Kael), a Stockholm ballerina scarred by tragedy thinks back on an idyllic summer love affair. “This evocation of past happiness is one of Bergman’s most moving films.” –Dictionary of Films. Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 96 min.

6:30pm

A Special Event! New Digital Restoration!

PERSONAL PROBLEMS

United States | 1980 | Bill Gunn

Two pioneering African American artists, writer Ishmael Reed and filmmaker Bill Gunn (Ganja & Hess; see 6/7 at 8:45), collaborated on this unique “experimental soap opera” that aspired to capture working-class African American life in NYC at the start of the 1980s. Funded by an NEA grant and shot on video for public television, the film ended up being broadcast only in New York and San Francisco in 1982, and faded into oblivion after that....

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

6:45pm

New 4K Restoration!

BASKET CASE

United States | 1982 | Frank Henenlotter

This horror-comedy, one of the earliest midnight movie hits, has been recently restored by none other than the Museum of Modern Art! Shot independently in NYC, it’s an often disgusting spectacle that follows once-conjoined twin brothers—one normal, one deformed—as they seek revenge on the doctors who separated them against their will. “[It’s] like Herschell Gordon Lewis directing Freaks on the set of Taxi Driver.” –American Genre Film Archive. Adults only! Cleveland revival premiere. DCP. 91...

8:40pm

Bergman 100: Summer with Ingmar. New Digital Restoration!

SUMMER WITH MONIKA

Sweden | 1953 | Ingmar Bergman

Originally distributed in America as a Swedish sex film (it even played drive-ins and was seized by the LAPD vice squad), this early Ingmar Bergman drama chronicles a summertime love affair that turns sour when the season and setting change. 20-year-old Harriet Andersson, in the first of her many Bergman roles, plays the wild, impulsive girl whose unfettered sexuality leaves tragedy in its wake. Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. 96 min.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

7:15pm

Bergman 100: Summer with Ingmar. New Digital Restoration!

SUMMER WITH MONIKA

Sweden | 1953 | Ingmar Bergman

Originally distributed in America as a Swedish sex film (it even played drive-ins and was seized by the LAPD vice squad), this early Ingmar Bergman drama chronicles a summertime love affair that turns sour when the season and setting change. 20-year-old Harriet Andersson, in the first of her many Bergman roles, plays the wild, impulsive girl whose unfettered sexuality leaves tragedy in its wake. Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. 96 min.

9:15pm

New Digital Restoration!

THE LEGEND OF THE HOLY DRINKER

Italy | 1988 | Ermanno Olmi

Despite winning the top prize at the 1988 Venice Film Festival and four Italian “Oscars” (including best film and best director), this major work from the director of Il Posto and The Tree of Wooden Clogs was never distributed in the U.S. until now. Based on a novella by Joseph Roth, the movie stars Rutger Hauer as a drunken, homeless exile in Paris who is given 200 francs by an elderly stranger who asks only...

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

5pm

World War I + 100. New Digital Restoration!

BEHIND THE DOOR

United States | 1919 | Irvin V. Willat

One of the most shocking of all First World War-era “revenge” silent films has been newly constituted from the two existing prints and restored with color tints and a new music score. The movie focuses on a working class American of German descent who is so persecuted by his fellow citizens during the war that he enlists and goes to sea to fight his former countrymen. With Wallace Beery. “The most outspoken of all the...

6:30pm

New Digital Restoration!

THE LEGEND OF THE HOLY DRINKER

Italy | 1988 | Ermanno Olmi

Despite winning the top prize at the 1988 Venice Film Festival and four Italian “Oscars” (including best film and best director), this major work from the director of Il Posto and The Tree of Wooden Clogs was never distributed in the U.S. until now. Based on a novella by Joseph Roth, the movie stars Rutger Hauer as a drunken, homeless exile in Paris who is given 200 francs by an elderly stranger who asks only...

9pm

New 4K Restoration!

BASKET CASE

United States | 1982 | Frank Henenlotter

This horror-comedy, one of the earliest midnight movie hits, has been recently restored by none other than the Museum of Modern Art! Shot independently in NYC, it’s an often disgusting spectacle that follows once-conjoined twin brothers—one normal, one deformed—as they seek revenge on the doctors who separated them against their will. “[It’s] like Herschell Gordon Lewis directing Freaks on the set of Taxi Driver.” –American Genre Film Archive. Adults only! Cleveland revival premiere. DCP. 91...

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

4:15pm

Cleveland theatrical premiere!

THE WORK

United States | 2017 | Jairus McLeary, Gethin Aldous

Spend part of Father’s Day in California’s Folsom State Prison with some tough, tattooed men whose crimes and incarceration may be traceable to absent or withholding dads. This rapturously reviewed documentary finds these maximum-security inmates participating in an intense, four-day group therapy session designed to help them control their rage and get in touch with their feelings. They are also called on to help three troubled strangers from the outside world who have voluntarily joined...

6:30pm

A Special Event! Film Classics in 35mm!

BOOGIE NIGHTS

United States | 1997 | Paul Thomas Anderson

A young L.A. dishwasher (Mark Wahlberg) becomes an adult movie superstar during the porn industry’s 1970s-1980s heyday in Paul Thomas Anderson’s entertaining, accomplished breakthrough film The stellar cast includes Don Cheadle, Heather Graham, Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, Julianne Moore, John C. Reilly, and Burt Reynolds. Adults only! Scope. 155 min.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

6:30pm

Bergman 100: Summer with Ingmar New Digital Restoration!

SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT

Sweden | 1955 | Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman’s wise and witty love roundelay, set in and around a Swedish country house at the turn of the last century, focuses on four men and four women who pair off in various combinations during one sensual midsummer weekend. This magnificent valentine to lovers, fools, and dreamers was the basis for Stephen Sondheim’s musical A Little Night Music. With Gunnar Björnstrand, Eva Dahlbeck, and Harriet Andersson. Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 108 min.

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

5pm

Bergman 100: Summer with Ingmar New Digital Restoration!

SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT

Sweden | 1955 | Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman’s wise and witty love roundelay, set in and around a Swedish country house at the turn of the last century, focuses on four men and four women who pair off in various combinations during one sensual midsummer weekend. This magnificent valentine to lovers, fools, and dreamers was the basis for Stephen Sondheim’s musical A Little Night Music. With Gunnar Björnstrand, Eva Dahlbeck, and Harriet Andersson. Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 108 min.

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