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Thursday, January 02, 2020

6:45pm

Cleveland premiere!

LORO

France, Italy | 2018 | Paolo Sorrentino

The star (Toni Servillo) and director of the Oscar-winning The Great Beauty reunite for this lavish, phantasmagorical look at the mid-2000s Italy of Silvio Berlusconi, the egomaniac media mogul and billionaire who presided over an empire of sex, drugs, power, scandal, and corruption as the country’s four-time Prime Minister. “Visually resplendent.” -NY Magazine. Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 151 min.

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Friday, January 03, 2020

7pm

Remembering Jacob Hunt, 1987-2019

COBY

France, United States | 2017 | Christian Sonderegger

Susannah, a young woman in a close-knit Chagrin Falls family, decides to become a man, Jacob/“Coby,” forcing friends and family members to confront their own preconceived notions of gender and sexuality. This acclaimed, step-by-step chronicle of Susannah’s physical and emotional transition to manhood is candid, intimate, moving, and inspiring. DCP. 78 min.

8:45pm

Cleveland revival premiere!

THE COTTON CLUB ENCORE

United States | 1984/2017 | Francis Ford CoppolaFran

Francis Coppola has reworked his 1984 music and crime film that reunited him with the producer (Robert Evans) and co-screenwriter (Mario Puzo) of The Godfather. He has reinserted musical numbers removed from the original cut and restored his originally envisioned ending, thus making the movie less an underworld drama than a tale of two men, one white and one black, who navigate the mobsters and musicians at the legendary Harlem nightclub during the 1920s and...

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Saturday, January 04, 2020

5pm

Film Classics in 35mm! A Kubrick Quartet

KILLER’S KISS

United States | 1955 | Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick’s second feature is a strikingly photographed noir melodrama about a young boxer who protects a nightclub dancer from her vicious boss (Frank Silvera). The climactic fight in a warehouse filled with mannequins is chilling, surreal, and unforgettable. 67 min.

6:30pm

Added screening, by popular demand!

FANTASTIC FUNGI

United States | 2019 | Louis Schwartzberg

One of the most unexpected art house hits of 2019 is a mind-blowing, beautifully photographed look at the world of mushrooms—and how they can help save the planet. With Michael Pollan and Andrew Weil; narrated by Brie Larson. East Side Cleveland premiere. DCP. 81 min.

8:15pm

Cleveland premiere!

LORO

France, Italy | 2018 | Paolo Sorrentino

The star (Toni Servillo) and director of the Oscar-winning The Great Beauty reunite for this lavish, phantasmagorical look at the mid-2000s Italy of Silvio Berlusconi, the egomaniac media mogul and billionaire who presided over an empire of sex, drugs, power, scandal, and corruption as the country’s four-time Prime Minister. “Visually resplendent.” -NY Magazine. Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 151 min.

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Sunday, January 05, 2020

3:30pm

Cleveland revival premiere!

THE COTTON CLUB ENCORE

United States | 1984/2017 | Francis Ford CoppolaFran

Francis Coppola has reworked his 1984 music and crime film that reunited him with the producer (Robert Evans) and co-screenwriter (Mario Puzo) of The Godfather. He has reinserted musical numbers removed from the original cut and restored his originally envisioned ending, thus making the movie less an underworld drama than a tale of two men, one white and one black, who navigate the mobsters and musicians at the legendary Harlem nightclub during the 1920s and...

6:30pm

New Digital Restoration!

THE TIGER OF ESCHNAPUR

France, Germany, Italy | 1959 | Fritz Lang

A European architect summoned to India falls in love with a sultry temple dancer (Debra Paget) promised to the maharajah, prompting a rebellion, in Fritz (Metropolis, M) Lang’s two-part adventure that was filmed in India but marked his return to German film production after two decades in Hollywood. This film and its sequel The Indian Tomb, which shows at 8:30 pm, were originally released in America as a radically condensed single movie entitled Journey to...

8:30pm

New Digital Restoration!

THE INDIAN TOMB

France, Germany, Italy | 1959 | Fritz Lang

A European architect summoned to India falls in love with a sultry temple dancer (Debra Paget) promised to the maharajah, prompting a rebellion, in Fritz (Metropolis, M) Lang’s two-part adventure that was filmed in India but marked his return to German film production after two decades in Hollywood. The Tiger of Eschnapur, which shows at 6:30 pm, and its sequel The Indian Tomb, were originally released in America as a radically condensed single movie entitled...

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Thursday, January 09, 2020

6:45pm

New 4K Restoration!

JE T’AIME MOI NON PLUS (I LOVE YOU, I DON’T)

France | 1976 | Serge Gainsbourg

The first film written and directed by iconic French singer and songwriter Serge Gainsbourg is a love triangle that begins when a lonely truck-stop waitress (Jane Birkin, Gainsbourg’s then-partner) falls for a hunky garbage collector (American cult actor and Warhol sex symbol Joe Dallesandro), making her boyfriend jealous. The movie shares its title with that of a sexually-explicit 1969 pop hit by Gainsbourg and Birkin. With Gérard Depardieu. “This meditation on sex, love, lust, death...

8:35pm

Cleveland premiere!

IN MY ROOM

Germany, Italy | 2018 | Ulrich Köhler

A 40-something man who’s a failure both personally and professionally wakes up one day to discover that he may be the last person on earth. So he sets about reinventing himself. This wry sci-fi drama by the partner of Toni Erdmann director Maren Ade is a singular blend of the fantastic and the mundane; it may be the drollest, most serene post-apocalyptic movie ever made. “Horrifying, hilarious and deeply humane.” –Sight & Sound. Cleveland premiere....

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Friday, January 10, 2020

7pm

Cleveland premiere!

IN MY ROOM

Germany, Italy | 2018 | Ulrich Köhler

A 40-something man who’s a failure both personally and professionally wakes up one day to discover that he may be the last person on earth. So he sets about reinventing himself. This wry sci-fi drama by the partner of Toni Erdmann director Maren Ade is a singular blend of the fantastic and the mundane; it may be the drollest, most serene post-apocalyptic movie ever made. “Horrifying, hilarious and deeply humane.” –Sight & Sound. Cleveland premiere....

9:20pm

New 4K Restoration!

JE T’AIME MOI NON PLUS (I LOVE YOU, I DON’T)

France | 1976 | Serge Gainsbourg

The first film written and directed by iconic French singer and songwriter Serge Gainsbourg is a love triangle that begins when a lonely truck-stop waitress (Jane Birkin, Gainsbourg’s then-partner) falls for a hunky garbage collector (American cult actor and Warhol sex symbol Joe Dallesandro), making her boyfriend jealous. The movie shares its title with that of a sexually-explicit 1969 pop hit by Gainsbourg and Birkin. With Gérard Depardieu. “This meditation on sex, love, lust, death...

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

5pm

Cleveland premiere!

CYRANO, MY LOVE

Belgium, France | 2018 | Alexis Michalik

This funny, fast-paced, fanciful look at Belle Époque Paris focuses on Edmond Rostand, a blocked writer beset with debts, who frantically assembles a motley cast for a new play about a French nobleman with a large nose and an abundance of panache. “Attempts to give the Shakespeare in Love treatment to the timeless French play Cyrano de Bergerac…Undeniably entertaining.” -Variety. Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 113 min.

7:15pm

Film Classics in 35mm! A Kubrick Quartet

THE KILLING

United States | 1956 | Stanley Kubrick

In Kubrick’s first masterpiece, ex-con Sterling Hayden brings together a bunch of petty thieves to rob a racetrack. This lean, steely thriller boasts a tricky structure full of flashbacks and cross-cutting. Co-written by Jim Thompson. 83 min.

9pm

Cleveland premiere!

KINETTA

Greece | 2005 | Yorgos Lanthimos

Never before released in the U.S., the solo directorial debut by the maker of The Favourite, The Lobster, and Dogtooth is a predictably droll, original, and unpredictable affair in which three strangers in a desolate, off-season seaside resort town—a plainclothes cop, a hotel maid, and a photographer—join forces to re-enact crime scenes. Adults only! Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 95 min.

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

3:15pm

Bill Rudman introduces

BELLS ARE RINGING

United States | 1960 | Vincente Minnelli

A switchboard operator (Judy Holliday) working for a telephone answering service becomes involved in the lives of some of her clients, including a blocked playwright (Dean Martin). Vincente Minnelli’s film version of the Broadway musical written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green (Singin’ in the Rain), with music by Jule Styne, also features Jean Stapleton, Frank Gorshin, and Gerry Mulligan. Songs include “Just in Time” and “The Party’s Over.” Co-presented by The Musical Theater Project....

6:30pm

Cleveland premiere!

CYRANO, MY LOVE

Belgium, France | 2018 | Alexis Michalik

This funny, fast-paced, fanciful look at Belle Époque Paris focuses on Edmond Rostand, a blocked writer beset with debts, who frantically assembles a motley cast for a new play about a French nobleman with a large nose and an abundance of panache. “Attempts to give the Shakespeare in Love treatment to the timeless French play Cyrano de Bergerac…Undeniably entertaining.” -Variety. Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 113 min.

8:45pm

Cleveland premiere!

KINETTA

Greece | 2005 | Yorgos Lanthimos

Never before released in the U.S., the solo directorial debut by the maker of The Favourite, The Lobster, and Dogtooth is a predictably droll, original, and unpredictable affair in which three strangers in a desolate, off-season seaside resort town—a plainclothes cop, a hotel maid, and a photographer—join forces to re-enact crime scenes. Adults only! Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 95 min.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

7:15pm

Added screening, by popular demand!

FANTASTIC FUNGI

United States | 2019 | Louis Schwartzberg

One of the most unexpected art house hits of 2019 is a mind-blowing, beautifully photographed look at the world of mushrooms—and how they can help save the planet. With Michael Pollan and Andrew Weil; narrated by Brie Larson. East Side Cleveland premiere. DCP. 81 min.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

6:45pm

Film Classics in 35mm! Tom Sedlak Tribute Night

DEMON SEED

United States | 1977 | Donald Cammell

A sentient supercomputer traps, terrorizes, and tries to impregnate a woman (Julie Christie) in her high-tech house in Donald Cammell’s follow-up to Performance. Released one month before Star Wars, this prescient but overlooked sci-fi thriller (which boasts visual effects by ace experimentalist Jordan Belson) was a favorite movie of longtime Cinematheque projectionist Tom Sedlak, who died in November after showing films for us for over 33 years. After the screening, attendees are invited to come...

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Friday, January 17, 2020

7pm

2020 Oscar nominee for Best Actor & Best International Feature Film!

PAIN AND GLORY

France, Spain | 2019 | Pedro Almodóvar

Antonio Banderas plays a veteran Spanish movie director in declining health who looks back over his life, loves, and career, his successes and his failures. Pedro Almodóvar’s rapturously received, semi-autobiographical new film could be seen as his 8½. With Penélope Cruz. “The best movie of 2019…May be Almodóvar’s most resplendent and moving film, a panorama of vibrant paint-box colors and even more intense emotions.” -Time. Subtitles. DCP. 113 min.

9:15pm

Cleveland premiere!

BY THE GRACE OF GOD

Belgium, France | 2018 | François Ozon

The highly praised new film from the veteran French director of Swimming Pool, Potiche, and Frantz is a potent account of how three adult men band together to expose a still active priest who abused them all when they were children. Based on a real case. With Melvil Poupaud. “Critic’s pick…A rarity: an important film that's also utterly inspired ...Engrossing from the start, while building to something greater and more emotionally encompassing.” –NY Times. Cleveland...

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

5pm

Cleveland premiere!

BY THE GRACE OF GOD

Belgium, France | 2018 | François Ozon

The highly praised new film from the veteran French director of Swimming Pool, Potiche, and Frantz is a potent account of how three adult men band together to expose a still active priest who abused them all when they were children. Based on a real case. With Melvil Poupaud. “Critic’s pick…A rarity: an important film that's also utterly inspired ...Engrossing from the start, while building to something greater and more emotionally encompassing.” –NY Times. Cleveland...

7:40pm

2020 Oscar nominee for Best Actor & Best International Feature Film!

PAIN AND GLORY

France, Spain | 2019 | Pedro Almodóvar

Antonio Banderas plays a veteran Spanish movie director in declining health who looks back over his life, loves, and career, his successes and his failures. Pedro Almodóvar’s rapturously received, semi-autobiographical new film could be seen as his 8½. With Penélope Cruz. “The best movie of 2019…May be Almodóvar’s most resplendent and moving film, a panorama of vibrant paint-box colors and even more intense emotions.” -Time. Subtitles. DCP. 113 min.

9:50pm

Future Cult Classic!

GREENER GRASS

United States | 2019 | Jocelyn DeBoer, Dawn Luebbe

Two soccer moms living in a sunny, seemingly idyllic, pastel-colored suburban neverland (where adults wear braces and everyone drives golf carts) carry on a bizarre game of one-upmanship that begins when one of them gives the other her adorable newborn daughter—for keeps. This first feature directed by two veteran female improv comics (who also star) is a future cult classic. “Basically the best Saturday Night Live movie that Saturday Night Live never made…Such a delightful...

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Sunday, January 19, 2020

4pm

Film Classics for Kids & Families! Free Popcorn!

PINOCCHIO

United States | 1940 | Ben Sharpsteen, Hamilton Luske

Here’s a rare chance to see arguably Disney’s greatest animated feature on the big screen! This beautiful, thrilling, emotional fairy tale centers on a wooden puppet who aspires to become a real boy and on the wise, conscientious cricket who guides him. Memorable songs include the Oscar-winning “When You Wish Upon a Star.” Sublime! DCP. 88 min.

6:30pm

A Kubrick Quartet

BARRY LYNDON

United Kingdom, United States | 1975 | Stanley Kubrick

Kubrick tracks the rise and fall of an opportunistic Irish rogue (Ryan O’Neal) through the armies and drawing rooms of 18th-century Europe in this funny, opulent, chilling, and moving period epic—one of the great movies. With Marisa Berenson; from Thackeray’s novel. DCP. 185 min.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

7:15pm

Added screening, by popular demand!

FANTASTIC FUNGI

United States | 2019 | Louis Schwartzberg

One of the most unexpected art house hits of 2019 is a mind-blowing, beautifully photographed look at the world of mushrooms—and how they can help save the planet. With Michael Pollan and Andrew Weil; narrated by Brie Larson. East Side Cleveland premiere. DCP. 81 min.

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

6:45pm

Cleveland theatrical premiere!

BURNING CANE

United States | 2019 | Phillip Youmans

Winner of the prize for Best Narrative Feature at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards, this acclaimed new movie is the directorial debut of a 17-year-old New Orleans high school student—clearly a filmmaker to watch! It’s a Terrence Malick-esque portrait of a mother living in Southeastern Louisiana and of the two men she worries about most—her unemployed, alcoholic son and a conflicted preacher also tempted by the bottle (The...

8:25pm

Cleveland premiere!

MAKING WAVES: THE ART OF CINEMATIC SOUND

United States | 2019 | Midge Costin

This new documentary by a veteran Hollywood sound editor explores the history and power of movie sound through interviews with prominent directors (Lucas, Spielberg, Lynch, Sofia Coppola, Ryan Coogler, et al.) and with such pioneering sound designers as Walter Murch, Ben Burtt, and Gary Rydstrom. Lots of film clips, too. “A delight.” –Hollywood Reporter. Cleveland premiere. DCP. 94 min.

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

5pm

Federico Fellini Centenary. Alberto Sordi Centenary. New 4K Restoration!

THE WHITE SHEIK

Italy | 1952 | Federico Fellini

Federico Fellini’s 100th birthday is January 20, 2020, and we mark the occasion with two screenings of a long sought-after gem by him that we have never shown before. (It was the maestro’s first solo outing). Co-written by Michelangelo Antonioni, The White Sheik focuses on a young provincial bride who, while honeymooning in Rome, abandons her new husband to meet her longtime romantic idol, the star of her favorite fumetti (photographic comic book). The “sheik”...

6:45pm

Film Classics in 35mm! A Kubrick Quartet

FULL METAL JACKET

United States | 1987 | Stanley Kubrick

In his penultimate film, Kubrick fixes his steely gaze on young Marine recruits as they progress from dehumanizing basic training to the hellish battlegrounds of Vietnam. With Matthew Modine, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Lee Ermey. 35mm. 116 min.

9:05pm

Cleveland premiere!

SYNONYMS

France, Germany, Israel | 2019 | Nadav Lapid

Winner of the top prize at the 2019 Berlin Int’l Film Festival, this brilliant new comedy from the director of The Kindergarten Teacher and Policeman tells of a disgruntled ex-Israeli soldier who moves to Paris with the intention of erasing his national identity and starting over, Hebrew-French dictionary in hand, as a Frenchman. “Breathtaking…An excoriation of Israel’s militant machismo and a self-teasing parody of Parisian stereotypes.” -Variety. Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 123 min.

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

3:45pm

Cleveland premiere!

SYNONYMS

France, Germany, Israel | 2019 | Nadav Lapid

Winner of the top prize at the 2019 Berlin Int’l Film Festival, this brilliant new comedy from the director of The Kindergarten Teacher and Policeman tells of a disgruntled ex-Israeli soldier who moves to Paris with the intention of erasing his national identity and starting over, Hebrew-French dictionary in hand, as a Frenchman. “Breathtaking…An excoriation of Israel’s militant machismo and a self-teasing parody of Parisian stereotypes.” -Variety. Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 123 min.

6:30pm

Federico Fellini Centenary. Alberto Sordi Centenary. New 4K Restoration!

THE WHITE SHEIK

Italy | 1952 | Federico Fellini

Federico Fellini’s 100th birthday is January 20, 2020, and we mark the occasion with two screenings of a long sought-after gem by him that we have never shown before. (It was the maestro’s first solo outing). Co-written by Michelangelo Antonioni, The White Sheik focuses on a young provincial bride who, while honeymooning in Rome, abandons her new husband to meet her longtime romantic idol, the star of her favorite fumetti (photographic comic book). The “sheik”...

8:15pm

Cleveland premiere!

MAKING WAVES: THE ART OF CINEMATIC SOUND

United States | 2019 | Midge Costin

This new documentary by a veteran Hollywood sound editor explores the history and power of movie sound through interviews with prominent directors (Lucas, Spielberg, Lynch, Sofia Coppola, Ryan Coogler, et al.) and with such pioneering sound designers as Walter Murch, Ben Burtt, and Gary Rydstrom. Lots of film clips, too. “A delight.” –Hollywood Reporter. Cleveland premiere. DCP. 94 min.

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

6:45pm

2020 Oscar nominee for Best Animated Feature Film!

I LOST MY BODY

France | 2019 | Jérémy Clapin

Winner of both the audience award and festival award for Best Feature at the 2019 Annecy Int’l Animation Festival, this surreal animated feature follows a severed hand as it escapes a medical lab and scuttles across a danger-filled Paris to reunite with its owner. “One of the most original and creative animated features I’ve ever seen…Every second feels like a discovery.” -Variety. Cleveland theatrical premiere! Subtitles. DCP. 81 min.

8:25pm

Cleveland premiere!

REDOUBT

United States | 2019 | Matthew Barney

Matthew (The Cremaster Cycle) Barney’s “eminently accessible” (Slant Magazine) new film finds the artist-filmmaker in the snowy Sawtooth Mountains of his native Idaho. There an updated version of the myth of Diana and Actaeon unfolds as a huntress (real-life sharpshooter Anette Wachter), accompanied by two cavorting nymphs, tracks an elusive gray wolf in a series of expeditions. Beautifully shot in the great outdoors, this dialogue-free, dance-filled movie co-stars Barney as a bearded forest ranger who...

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Friday, January 31, 2020

7pm

Cleveland premiere!

REDOUBT

United States | 2019 | Matthew Barney

Matthew (The Cremaster Cycle) Barney’s “eminently accessible” (Slant Magazine) new film finds the artist-filmmaker in the snowy Sawtooth Mountains of his native Idaho. There an updated version of the myth of Diana and Actaeon unfolds as a huntress (real-life sharpshooter Anette Wachter), accompanied by two cavorting nymphs, tracks an elusive gray wolf in a series of expeditions. Beautifully shot in the great outdoors, this dialogue-free, dance-filled movie co-stars Barney as a bearded forest ranger who...

9:35pm

2020 Oscar nominee for Best Animated Feature Film!

I LOST MY BODY

France | 2019 | Jérémy Clapin

Winner of both the audience award and festival award for Best Feature at the 2019 Annecy Int’l Animation Festival, this surreal animated feature follows a severed hand as it escapes a medical lab and scuttles across a danger-filled Paris to reunite with its owner. “One of the most original and creative animated features I’ve ever seen…Every second feels like a discovery.” -Variety. Cleveland theatrical premiere! Subtitles. DCP. 81 min.

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