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Friday, March 01, 2019

7:30pm

Cleveland theatrical premiere!

TYREL

United States | 2018 | Sebastián Silva

A young man accompanies a friend to a birthday party at a cabin in the Catskills but soon realizes that he is the only black person at a fraught weekend of white bro drinking and debauchery. This new comedy-drama from the Chilean director of The Maid has echoes of Get Out. With Christopher Abbott, Michael Cera, and Caleb Landry Jones. “Fast and lean…A devilish roller coaster ride for audiences. It’s funny, disturbing, cringeworthy, nerve-wracking.” –Vanity...

9:20pm

New 4K Restoration!

POLICE STORY

Hong Kong | 1985 | Jackie Chan

The 1985 classic that Jackie Chan regards as his best action film has been newly restored and rereleased—along with its first sequel (see 3/8 & 9). Chan plays a Hong Kong cop who singlehandedly captures a drug kingpin, but then must protect this crime boss’s secretary (Brigitte Lin) until the trial. This comic thriller contains some of Chan’s most jaw-dropping and dangerous stunts (one of which landed him in the hospital). It was also the...

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Saturday, March 02, 2019

5pm

Film Classics in 35mm! Hawksian Rhapsodies

BALL OF FIRE

United States | 1941 | Howard Hawks

Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett wrote this rarely shown screwball comedy by the great Howard Hawks. It’s a reworking of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in which the fusty domicile of a fuddy-duddy professor (Gary Cooper) and seven other unmarried grammarians is transformed by the sudden arrival of a brash, slang-spewing stripper (Barbara Stanwyck) who’s hiding out from both gangsters and the police. Cinematography by Gregg Toland. On the Library of Congress’ National Film...

7:15pm

New 4K Restoration!

POLICE STORY

Hong Kong | 1985 | Jackie Chan

The 1985 classic that Jackie Chan regards as his best action film has been newly restored and rereleased—along with its first sequel (see 3/8 & 9). Chan plays a Hong Kong cop who singlehandedly captures a drug kingpin, but then must protect this crime boss’s secretary (Brigitte Lin) until the trial. This comic thriller contains some of Chan’s most jaw-dropping and dangerous stunts (one of which landed him in the hospital). It was also the...

9:20pm

From the director of "The Childhood of a Leader"

VOX LUX

United States | 2018 | Brady Corbet

Natalie Portman stars in Brady Corbet’s portentous fable of this young millennium—about a young singer who survives a traumatic national tragedy to become a pop music superstar. Features songs by Sia and music by Scott Walker. With Jude Law, Raffey Cassidy, Stacy Martin, and Christopher Abbott; narration by Willem Dafoe. DCP. 114 min.

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Sunday, March 03, 2019

1:30pm

Cleveland premiere!

SALVADOR DALÍ: IN SEARCH OF IMMORTALITY

Spain | 2018 | David Pujol

This new documentary traces the life and work of Salvador Dalí from 1929, when he joined the Surrealists and met his muse and future wife Gala, to his death in 1989. The film was produced by the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation and is co-presented by the Cleveland Museum of Art. Subtitles. DCP. 105 min.

3:45pm

Willem Dafoe, 2019 Oscar nominee for Best Actor

AT ETERNITY’S GATE

France, Ireland, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States | 2018 | Julian Schnabel

2019 Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe plays Vincent van Gogh in this visually stunning new drama about the artist’s later years by painter and filmmaker Julian Schnabel (Basquiat, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly). With Rupert Friend, Mathieu Amalric, Mads Mikkelson, Emmanuelle Seigner, and, as Paul Gauguin, Oscar Isaac. DCP. Some subtitles. 111 min.

6:30pm

One of 2018's best films!

BURNING

South Korea | 2018 | Lee Chang-dong

Shortlisted for this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, but denied a nomination, Lee Chang-dong’s slow-burn mystery-thriller remains one of the four or five most acclaimed films of 2018. The movie focuses on a lower-class Korean young man who works as a delivery person but aspires to become a writer. By chance, he reconnects with an old female classmate, similarly impoverished, who wants to be an actress. Soon they are joined by a confident,...

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Thursday, March 07, 2019

6:45pm

Back by Popular Demand!

THE WORLD BEFORE YOUR FEET

United States | 2018 | Jeremy Workman

This acclaimed “walkumentary” focuses on a man who gave up his home and job to spend six years walking every one of the 8000 miles of streets and paths that traverse New York City. Matt Green’s five-borough odyssey proved an unprecedented journey of discovery, humanity, beauty, and wonder. The audience loved this movie when we showed it in January. DCP. 95 min.

8:40pm

Film Classics in 35mm! Hawksian Rhapsodies

THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD

United States | 1951 | Christian Nyby

Signed by Howard Hawks’ frequent editor Christian Nyby but widely attributed to Hawks himself (he produced it, planned it, and oversaw the shooting), this suspenseful sci-fi classic focuses on a group of scientists at a remote Arctic outpost who happen upon a mysterious spaceship and a frozen humanoid alien that came to earth in it. Remade by John Carpenter in 1982. “One of the great sci-fi classics…A masterpiece.” –Time Out Film Guide. 87 min.

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Friday, March 08, 2019

7:30pm

Film Classics in 35mm! Hawksian Rhapsodies

THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD

United States | 1951 | Christian Nyby

Signed by Howard Hawks’ frequent editor Christian Nyby but widely attributed to Hawks himself (he produced it, planned it, and oversaw the shooting), this suspenseful sci-fi classic focuses on a group of scientists at a remote Arctic outpost who happen upon a mysterious spaceship and a frozen humanoid alien that came to earth in it. Remade by John Carpenter in 1982. “One of the great sci-fi classics…A masterpiece.” –Time Out Film Guide. 87 min.

9:20pm

New 4K Restoration!

POLICE STORY 2

Hong Kong | 1988 | Jackie Chan

In this bone-crushing, rib-tickling sequel to Police Story (see 3/1 & 2), Jackie Chan and Maggie Cheung repeat their roles as cop and girlfriend/helper. But this time they battle mad bombers, as well as (once again) the drug lord who was put away in the first movie. Great stunts, natch. Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 122 min.

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Saturday, March 09, 2019

5pm

Jonas Mekas, 1922-2019

REMINISCENCES OF A JOURNEY TO LITHUANIA

United States | 1972 | Jonas Mekas

Jonas Mekas, the “godfather” of American avant-garde cinema who died in January, accomplished a lot in his 96 years. After surviving WWII and emigrating to the U.S. in 1949 with his brother Adolfas (another filmmaker), Jonas Mekas started the magazine Film Culture, co-created New York’s Film-Makers’ Co-op, became the first movie critic for The Village Voice, and co-founded the Anthology Film Archives. He was also a poet and moviemaker whose many diary films documented his...

6:45pm

New 4K Restoration!

POLICE STORY 2

Hong Kong | 1988 | Jackie Chan

In this bone-crushing, rib-tickling sequel to Police Story (see 3/1 & 2), Jackie Chan and Maggie Cheung repeat their roles as cop and girlfriend/helper. But this time they battle mad bombers, as well as (once again) the drug lord who was put away in the first movie. Great stunts, natch. Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 122 min.

9:10pm

New 4K Restoration!

LA RELIGIEUSE (THE NUN)

France | 1966 | Jacques Rivette

Initially banned in France, Jacques Rivette’s second feature stars Anna Karina as a young woman forced by her parents to become a nun, which she ardently resists. It’s hard to blame her, given the semi-starvation, beatings, and sexual intimidation (from both men and women) she must endure. From the novel by Diderot. “A great film…One of the cornerstones of the French New Wave.” –Jonathan Rosenbaum. “Certainly there is no better time than the present to...

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

3:30pm

New 4K Restoration!

LA RELIGIEUSE (THE NUN)

France | 1966 | Jacques Rivette

Initially banned in France, Jacques Rivette’s second feature stars Anna Karina as a young woman forced by her parents to become a nun, which she ardently resists. It’s hard to blame her, given the semi-starvation, beatings, and sexual intimidation (from both men and women) she must endure. From the novel by Diderot. “A great film…One of the cornerstones of the French New Wave.” –Jonathan Rosenbaum. “Certainly there is no better time than the present to...

6:30pm

The art film sensation!

LOVING VINCENT

Poland, United Kingdom | 2017 | Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman

Thousands of pictures hand-painted in the style of Vincent van Gogh are brought to gorgeous, swirling, pulsating life in this unique, Oscar-nominated animated feature that investigates and dramatizes the events that led to the Dutch artist’s death in France in 1890. The movie is in English, with voices by Chris O’Dowd, Saoirse Ronin, et al. “Truly awe-inspiring.” –Variety. DCP. 94 min.

8:25pm

Back by Popular Demand!

THE WORLD BEFORE YOUR FEET

United States | 2018 | Jeremy Workman

This acclaimed “walkumentary” focuses on a man who gave up his home and job to spend six years walking every one of the 8000 miles of streets and paths that traverse New York City. Matt Green’s five-borough odyssey proved an unprecedented journey of discovery, humanity, beauty, and wonder. The audience loved this movie when we showed it in January. DCP. 95 min.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

6:45pm

Cleveland theatrical premiere!

THE QUAKE

Norway | 2018 | John Andreas Andersen

Three years after Norway was ravaged by a tsunami in The Wave, Oslo is threatened by a major trembler in this new disaster film written by the same team that wrote the previous thriller. The geologist who predicted the avalanche that caused that devastating wall of water in The Wave is now the guy who detects the seismic activity underneath Norway’s capital city! But does anybody believe him? Noooooo… “This isn’t a sequel, it’s an...

8:50pm

Cleveland premiere!

THE HEIRESSES

Paraguay | 2018 | Marcelo Martinessi

Two women from wealthy families who have lived together in a same-sex relationship for over 30 years suddenly find their comfortable existence threatened by debt. Despite selling off inherited possessions for cash, one of them goes to jail while the other is forced to work as a driver for wealthy Asunción ladies. But this leads to new beginnings. This astute, acclaimed take on class, privilege, age, and latent sexual desire was Paraguay’s submission for this...

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Friday, March 15, 2019

7:30pm

Cleveland premiere!

THE HEIRESSES

Paraguay | 2018 | Marcelo Martinessi

Two women from wealthy families who have lived together in a same-sex relationship for over 30 years suddenly find their comfortable existence threatened by debt. Despite selling off inherited possessions for cash, one of them goes to jail while the other is forced to work as a driver for wealthy Asunción ladies. But this leads to new beginnings. This astute, acclaimed take on class, privilege, age, and latent sexual desire was Paraguay’s submission for this...

9:30pm

Cleveland theatrical premiere!

THE QUAKE

Norway | 2018 | John Andreas Andersen

Three years after Norway was ravaged by a tsunami in The Wave, Oslo is threatened by a major trembler in this new disaster film written by the same team that wrote the previous thriller. The geologist who predicted the avalanche that caused that devastating wall of water in The Wave is now the guy who detects the seismic activity underneath Norway’s capital city! But does anybody believe him? Noooooo… “This isn’t a sequel, it’s an...

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

5pm

Hawksian Rhapsodies

I WAS A MALE WAR BRIDE

United States | 1949 | Howard Hawks

Cary Grant reunites with the director of Bringing Up Baby and His Girl Friday for this post-WWII screwball farce. Grant plays a French army officer who marries an American WAC (Ann Sheridan), then encounters red tape when trying to join her in the U.S. “A comedy on frustration and sex-roles…Romantic, subversive and extremely funny.” –Time Out Film Guide. DCP. 105 min.

7:05pm

Cleveland theatrical premiere!

THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS

United States | 2018 | Joel and Ethan Coen

Tim Blake Nelson, Liam Neeson, James Franco, Tom Waits, Zoe Kazan, Brendan Gleeson, and Tyne Daly are among the many actors appearing in the Coen brothers’ latest film—a comedy/drama/musical that tells six different tales of the Old West. These stories involve bank robbers, bounty hunters, prospectors, settlers, showmen, and a singing gunslinger. “A hilarious, beautifully made, very enjoyable and rather disturbing anthology of stories.” –The Guardian. DCP. 133 min.

9:40pm

Film Classics in 35mm!

STRANGER THAN PARADISE

United States | 1984 | Jim Jarmusch

Sorry, A Christmas Story. For our money, this minimalist, miserablist comic triptych by NE Ohio native Jim Jarmusch remains the best Cleveland movie ever made—even if only one third of it was shot here! The low-budget, b&w work follows a NYC slacker (John Lurie) as he shuffles off to frigid Cleveland and sunny Florida with his 16-year-old Hungarian cousin (Eszter Balint) and his dim buddy (Richard Edson). 35mm. 90 min.

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

4:15pm

Cleveland premiere!

THE WALDHEIM WALTZ

Austria | 2018 | Ruth Beckermann

Austria’s official entry for the 2019 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film is this acclaimed documentary that investigates the Nazi past of Kurt Waldheim (1918-2007), former Secretary-General of the United Nations and one-time President of Austria. “While the film recounts events three decades ago, it couldn’t be more relevant today.” –Screen Int’l. Subtitles. DCP. 93 min.

6:30pm

Film Classics in 35mm!

STRANGER THAN PARADISE

United States | 1984 | Jim Jarmusch

Sorry, A Christmas Story. For our money, this minimalist, miserablist comic triptych by NE Ohio native Jim Jarmusch remains the best Cleveland movie ever made—even if only one third of it was shot here! The low-budget, b&w work follows a NYC slacker (John Lurie) as he shuffles off to frigid Cleveland and sunny Florida with his 16-year-old Hungarian cousin (Eszter Balint) and his dim buddy (Richard Edson). 35mm. 90 min.

8:20pm

Hawksian Rhapsodies

I WAS A MALE WAR BRIDE

United States | 1949 | Howard Hawks

Cary Grant reunites with the director of Bringing Up Baby and His Girl Friday for this post-WWII screwball farce. Grant plays a French army officer who marries an American WAC (Ann Sheridan), then encounters red tape when trying to join her in the U.S. “A comedy on frustration and sex-roles…Romantic, subversive and extremely funny.” –Time Out Film Guide. DCP. 105 min.

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

6:30pm

Back by Popular Demand!

MINUTE BODIES: THE INTIMATE WORLD OF F. PERCY SMITH

United Kingdom | 2016 | Stuart A. Staples

Tindersticks, the alternative rock band that has scored six films for Claire Denis, provides new recorded music for a series of short, silent nature films made in the early 1900s by pioneering British naturalist and documentarian F. Percy Smith (1880-1945). Recently restored by the British Film Institute, Smith’s movies feature breathtaking time-lapse micro-cinematography of plants, insects, microbes, et al. This may be the most psychedelic b&w movie you’ve ever seen! DCP. 55 min.

7:45pm

Filmmaker in Person!

STARFISH

United Kingdom | 2018 | A.T. White

Personal loss is made manifest in this ambitious, unorthodox horror film by A.T. White, lead singer of the UK indie band Ghostlight. Virginia Gardner of Marvel’s Runaways plays Aubrey, a grieving young woman who spends the night at her dead friend Grace’s apartment. Aubrey wakes up to a strangely apocalyptic world that even contains a monster. Can a series of mixtapes left behind by Grace save the planet and promote Aubrey’s healing? Filmmaker White will...

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

5pm

Special Cleveland Humanities Festival presentation!

GENESIS 2.0

Switzerland | 2018 | Christian Frei, Maxim Arbugaev

This provocative and unsettling new documentary focuses on the hunters who harvest valuable tusks of long-dead woolly mammoths from the thawing permafrost of the remote New Siberian Islands. It also spotlights the Russian and Korean biologists who seek to clone this extinct animal, Jurassic Park-style, from the completely preserved carcasses that are occasionally discovered. “A double-stranded helix of a real-life thriller, chilling and unforgettable.” –Hollywood Reporter. Subtitles. DCP. 112 min.

8pm

World Premiere! In-person Special Guests!

STIV

Spain | 2019 | Danny Garcia

Stiv Bators (1949-1990) was a punk pioneer, notorious for his exploits in life and for his untimely death. Now his story is told in a new documentary by veteran punk chronicler Danny Garcia, and it receives its world premiere tonight! Stiv traces Bators’ life from his formative years in Youngstown, to his time with the Dead Boys, The Lords of the New Church, and others, to his last days in Paris. Never-before-released 8mm footage is...

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

3:45pm

Film Classics in 35mm! Hawksian Rhapsodies

THE BIG SKY

United States | 1952 | Howard Hawks

In this little-known western from the director of Red River and Rio Bravo, a Kentucky fur trapper (Kirk Douglas) embarks on a perilous trading mission up the Missouri River, into Indian country. Beautifully photographed; from the novel by A. B. Guthrie, Jr. 124 min.

6:30pm

By Popular Demand!

FIVE SEASONS: THE GARDENS OF PIET OUDOLF

United States | 2017 | Thomas Piper

This popular documentary explores how Piet Oudolf, the revolutionary Dutch landscape designer of New York City’s High Line and Chicago’s Lurie Garden in Millennium Park, upends conventional notions of nature, public space, and beauty itself. DCP. 75 min.

8:05pm

Special Cleveland Humanities Festival presentation!

GENESIS 2.0

Switzerland | 2018 | Christian Frei, Maxim Arbugaev

This provocative and unsettling new documentary focuses on the hunters who harvest valuable tusks of long-dead woolly mammoths from the thawing permafrost of the remote New Siberian Islands. It also spotlights the Russian and Korean biologists who seek to clone this extinct animal, Jurassic Park-style, from the completely preserved carcasses that are occasionally discovered. “A double-stranded helix of a real-life thriller, chilling and unforgettable.” –Hollywood Reporter. Subtitles. DCP. 112 min.

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Monday, March 25, 2019

6:45pm

A Special Event! Linda Ehrlich presents

SHOPLIFTERS

Japan | 2018 | Hirokazu Kore-eda

CWRU associate professor emerita Linda Ehrlich is one of the foremost authorities on contemporary Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda. She has interviewed him twice, provided the full-length commentary for Milestone Film and Video’s 25th-anniversary Blu-ray/DVD release of his 1995 debut film Maborosi, and is finishing a book on the director. Tonight Linda returns to Cleveland to introduce and answer questions after a screening of Kore-eda’s latest (and perhaps most acclaimed) feature, winner of the top prize...

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Friday, March 29, 2019

7:30pm

Cleveland Cult Film Festival 10

REEFER MADNESS

United States | 1936 | Louis J. Gasnier

With medical marijuana already legal in Ohio, and efforts to legalize recreational weed afoot, the time seems right to resurrect this cautionary classic that helped keep Buckeyes safe from hopped-up maniacs for many decades. (Hopefully, it’s not too late.) This educational classic dramatizes, as only film can, the horrors that are unleashed when a pusher entices innocent high schoolers to try cannabis. Be forewarned: it’s not a pretty picture—but it’s an important one. “The ultimate...

9:10pm

Film Classics in 35mm! Cleveland Cult Film Festival 10

AUDITION

Japan | 1999 | Takashi Miike

Takashi Miike’s breakthrough film is one of the seminal modern horror movies. A widower stages a bogus casting call for female actors in order to find a new wife. But the woman he picks proves to be more than he can handle. “Takes sex war tensions to an hallucinatory extreme.” –Time Out Film Guide. No one under 18 admitted! Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. 115 min.

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

7pm

Film Classics in 35mm! Cleveland Cult Film Festival 10

AUDITION

Japan | 1999 | Takashi Miike

Takashi Miike’s breakthrough film is one of the seminal modern horror movies. A widower stages a bogus casting call for female actors in order to find a new wife. But the woman he picks proves to be more than he can handle. “Takes sex war tensions to an hallucinatory extreme.” –Time Out Film Guide. No one under 18 admitted! Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. 115 min.

9:15pm

Cleveland Cult Film Festival 10

REEFER MADNESS

United States | 1936 | Louis J. Gasnier

With medical marijuana already legal in Ohio, and efforts to legalize recreational weed afoot, the time seems right to resurrect this cautionary classic that helped keep Buckeyes safe from hopped-up maniacs for many decades. (Hopefully, it’s not too late.) This educational classic dramatizes, as only film can, the horrors that are unleashed when a pusher entices innocent high schoolers to try cannabis. Be forewarned: it’s not a pretty picture—but it’s an important one. “The ultimate...

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