Blog . Aug 9-11: Juliette Binoche, Two Capitol Shows, Destry Rides Again & More!
Juliette Binoche uncovers student prostitution ring in racy ELLES! In Malgorzata Szumowska's 2011 French-Polish film ELLES , Juliette Binoche plays a Paris journalist (and wife and mother) who uncovers-and writes about-a college-student prostitution ring for Elle magazine. Her investigation, which focuses on two very different undergraduates (one French, one Polish), causes her to re-examine her own domestic life and sexual satisfaction, both of which leave much to be desired. No one under 18 will be admitted to this film that shows on Friday and Saturday. See the next block for another movie about prostitution. WHORES' GLORY looks at prostitution around the world The notion of the happy hooker is discredited in WHORE'S GLORY , an impeccably shot new film by Austrian filmmaker Michael Glawogger (WORKINGMAN'S DEATH). The movie proffers a frank, fearless portrait of prostitution around the world that focuses on women of three different religions in three countries (Thailand, Bangladesh, Mexico). The film emphasizes not only the diverse cultures of exploitation but also the shared plight of those trapped in the profession. Salon hails it as "both a wrenching journalistic exploration of real life and something close to great cinema." No one under 18 will be admitted to this film that debuts on Friday or Saturday. OC87: THE OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE, MAJOR DEPRESSION, BIPOLAR, ASPERGER'S MOVIE represents a triumph over mental illness On Thursday night at 7 pm the Cinematheque returns to the Capitol Theatre to present OC87: THE OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE, MAJOR DEPRESSION, BIPOLAR, ASPERGER'S MOVIE , a unique film hailed as "a remarkable achievement" by The Huffington Post. Three decades after mental illness interrupted his dreams of a moviemaking career, college film major Bud Clayman finally made a movie. And it's the movie of his life-literally-in which he recounts, with surprising intimacy, his decades-long battle to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder (specifically "Harm OCD" with its extreme anger and violent thoughts) and Asperger's syndrome. We can all learn from his courageous example. This movie, which The New York Times designated a "Critics' Pick" and called "[a] moving, penetrating documentary," will show on the big screen at the Capitol Theatre, 1390 W. 65th St. at Detroit Ave. Regular Cinematheque prices apply, and no Cinematheque passes, twofers, or radio winners and no Cleveland Cinemas passes or discounts will be honored. $9 tickets available in advance at www.clevelandcinemas.com. Free parking is available next to theatre and at other lots in the Gordon Square Arts District. Jimmy Stewart and Marlene Dietrich star in delightful DESTRY RIDES AGAIN James Stewart and Marlene Dietrich star in George Marshall's stellar 1939 Western spoof DESTRY RIDES AGAIN , about a pacifist marshal who tangles with an ornery saloon singer and gun-toting villains, and tames a lawless frontier town with words and jokes rather than bullets. This richly entertaining classic has everything-humor, romance, suspense, and action. Dietrich sings "See What the Boys in the Back Room Will Have." See it in a 35mm print on Friday or Saturday. SEXUAL CHRONICLES OF A FRENCH FAMILY could have been called "French Pie" Our second film at the Capitol on Thursday night (see OC87 blurb above) is SEXUAL CHRONICLES OF A FRENCH FAMILY , a comedy that could have been titled "French Pie." When teenager Romain is caught masturbating in biology class, his distressed mother decides that their family needs to be more open about sex. Pretty soon everyone in Romain's three-generation family-his sister, brother, mother, father, and grandfather-is not only talking about sex, but engaging in it (no incest, thankfully). Talk about TMI! No one under 18 will be admitted to this new French film that will show at 9:15 pm on the big screen at the Capitol Theatre, 1390 W. 65th St. at Detroit Ave. Regular Cinematheque prices apply, but there will be no second-film discount for those seeing both of Thursday's movies. (Also, Cinematheque passes, twofers, or radio winners and Cleveland Cinemas passes or discounts will not be honored.) $9 tickets are available in advance at www.clevelandcinemas.com , and free parking is available next to the theatre and at other lots in the Gordon Square Arts District. Special thanks to Jon Forman and Dave Huffman, Cleveland Cinemas. Watch the film's trailer here. THIS WEEK Thu., Aug. 9, at 7:00 pm Special Offsite Event! OC87: THE OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE, MAJOR DEPRESSION, BIPOLAR, ASPERGER'S MOVIE Shown at the Capitol Theatre, West 65th & Detroit Ave. Thu., Aug. 9, at 9:15 pm Special Offsite Event! SEXUAL CHRONICLES OF A FRENCH FAMILY Shown at the Capitol Theatre, West 65th & Detroit Ave. Fri., Aug. 10, at 5:30 pm Sat., Aug. 11, at 5:15 pm James Stewart & Marlene Dietrich in DESTRY RIDES AGAIN Fri., Aug. 10, at 7:25 pm Sat., Aug. 11, at 9:10 pm Michael Glawogger's WHORES' GLORY Fri., Aug. 10, at 9:35 pm Sat., Aug. 11, at 7:10 pm Juliette Binoche in ELLES NEXT WEEKEND Fri., Aug. 17, at 5:30 pm Sat., Aug. 18, at 7:00 pm QUILL: THE LIFE OF A GUIDE DOG Fri., Aug. 17, at 7:30 pm Sat., Aug. 18, at 9:00 pm ABENDLAND Fri., Aug. 17, at 9:20 pm Sat., Aug. 18, at 5:15 pm THERE'S ALWAYS TOMORROW