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January 23, 2011

Audrey Hepburn: Sophisticated Lady

In January and February 2011, the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque will screen a series of seven classic Audrey Hepburn films.

Audrey Hepburn: Sophisticated Lady

Seven classic films starring Audrey Hepburn will be shown in January and February at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. “Audrey Hepburn: Sophisticated Lady” runs January 15 to February 27, 2011.

The series includes Roman Holiday, Sabrina, Funny Face, Charade, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Two for the Road, and Wait until Dark. One movie will be shown every Saturday, and six of the films will receive a second screening on the following Sunday. All seven movies will be projected from beautiful film prints—no video, DVD, or Blu-ray.

The elegant Hepburn was America’s foremost sound-film sweetheart and remains an enduring screen icon. Born in Belgium in 1929, this daughter of a British banker and a Dutch baroness became a ballet dancer and a fashion model before turning to acting. Her 1951 Broadway debut in the play Gigi (not the musical of the same name) sent Hollywood calling, and she won the Oscar for Best Actress for her first starring film role in Roman Holiday. Hepburn was also an ardent humanitarian, working tirelessly for UNICEF before her death in 1993 at the age of 63.

Roman Holiday opens the Cinematheque series on January 15 and 16. On January 15, Marcie Goodman, Executive Director of the Cleveland International Film Festival and a longtime Hepburn fan, will introduce the movie. The complete series schedule is below.

Roman Holiday : Sat 1/15 at 5:15pm and Sun 1/16 at 6:30pm
Sabrina: Sat 1/22 at 5:15pm and Sun 1/23 at 8:15pm
Funny Face: Sat 1/29 at 5:15pm
Charade: Sat 2/5 at 5:15pm and Sun 2/6 at 4pm
Breakfast at Tiffany’s: Sat 2/12 at 5:15pm and Sun 2/13 at 8:05pm
Two for the Road: Sat 2/19 at 5:15pm and Sun 2/20 at 6:30pm
Wait until Dark: Sat 2/26 at 5:15pm and Sun 2/27 at 1pm

All films will be shown in the Aitken Auditorium of the Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Boulevard in University Circle. Admission to each film is $9 (Cinematheque members and CIA students & staff $6). Free parking is available for filmgoers in the adjacent CIA lot, located north of the building off of East Blvd. For further information or photos, visit, call John Ewing or Tim Harry at 216.421.7450, or email

Hear Cinematheque Director John Ewing speak about this series and the Cinematheque's upcoming programming on the January 11 edition of Around Noon, WCPN's arts-focused radio magazine.

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