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Saturday, June 01, 2019

5pm

Robert Aldrich 101

VERA CRUZ

United States | 1954 | Robert Aldrich

Gary Cooper and Burt Lancaster play American soldiers of fortune who go south of the border to work for Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico during the 1860s Franco-Mexican War. Robert Aldrich’s exciting widescreen western almost certainly influenced Sergio Leone and Sam Peckinpah. With Ernest Borgnine and Charles Bronson. DCP. 94 min.

6:55pm

Film Classics in 35mm! André Previn, 1929-2019

IRMA LA DOUCE

United States | 1963 | Billy Wilder

Longtime pianist, arranger, composer, and conductor André Previn won one of his four Academy Awards for his adapted score to this rarely revived Billy Wilder comedy. The movie reunites The Apartment’s two romantic leads, Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine, as a French gendarme and a Paris streetwalker who fall for each other. 144 min.

9:40pm

Gaspar Noé's latest!

CLIMAX

Belgium, France | 2018 | Gaspar Noé

The latest hallucinatory horrorshow by French provocateur Gaspar Noé (Enter the Void, Irreversible) contains some of the most stunningly cinematic sequences of recent memory (including one incredible dance number)—as well as off-putting passages of pain, humiliation, excess, and tedium. Set in an abandoned building and scored to a throbbing techno beat, the movie focuses on a group of contemporary dancers whose post-rehearsal party devolves into bad acid trip worthy of Dante’s Inferno. No one under...

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Sunday, June 02, 2019

3:30pm

Cleveland revival premiere!

WAR AND PEACE, PART I: ANDREI BOLKONSKY

USSR | 1965 | Sergei Bondarchuk

Here’s a new digital restoration of one of the most expensive and spectacular Soviet films ever made! Sergei Bondarchuk’s lavish adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s tome cost the equivalent of 60-70 million 2019 dollars and employed 120,000 soldiers as extras in its battle scenes. Winner of the 1969 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, the movie skillfully mixes the epic and the intimate, with sensitive performances and cinematic poetry. A portrait of Russia at the time...

6:30pm

Cleveland premiere!

THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES

United Kingdom | 2018 | Mark Cousins

Film critic and cinema historian turned moviemaker Mark Cousins (The Story of Film: An Odyssey) charts some of the unknown territory of Orson Welles’ vast imagination. Granted unprecedented access to hundreds of sketches, drawings, and paintings by Welles—tantalizing, never-before-seen glimpses into the filmmaker’s rich inner life—Cousins sheds new light on the life experiences, dreams, desires, and obsessions that fueled this giant’s creativity. “Genuinely eye-opening.” –Rolling Stone. DCP. 115 min.

8:45pm

Gaspar Noé's latest!

CLIMAX

Belgium, France | 2018 | Gaspar Noé

The latest hallucinatory horrorshow by French provocateur Gaspar Noé (Enter the Void, Irreversible) contains some of the most stunningly cinematic sequences of recent memory (including one incredible dance number)—as well as off-putting passages of pain, humiliation, excess, and tedium. Set in an abandoned building and scored to a throbbing techno beat, the movie focuses on a group of contemporary dancers whose post-rehearsal party devolves into bad acid trip worthy of Dante’s Inferno. No one under...

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Friday, June 07, 2019

7:30pm

Back by Popular Demand!

CHESLEY BONESTELL: A BRUSH WITH THE FUTURE

United States | 2018 | Douglass M. Stewart Jr.

Ray Bradbury, Douglas Trumbull, and others appear in this new documentary about the life and work of Chesley Bonestell (1888-1986), an American artist and designer whose visionary, pre-NASA paintings of planets and space travel influenced and inspired sci-fi art, movies, and even the U.S. space program. DCP. 96 min.

9:30pm

Cleveland revival premiere!

WAR AND PEACE, PART II: NATASHA ROSTOVA

USSR | 1966 | Sergei Bondarchuk

Here’s a new digital restoration of one of the most expensive and spectacular Soviet films ever made! Sergei Bondarchuk’s lavish adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s tome cost the equivalent of 60-70 million 2019 dollars and employed 120,000 soldiers as extras in its battle scenes. Winner of the 1969 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, the movie skillfully mixes the epic and the intimate, with sensitive performances and cinematic poetry. A portrait of Russia at the time...

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Saturday, June 08, 2019

5pm

Film Classics in 35mm! Robert Aldrich 101

ULZANA’S RAID

United States | 1972 | Robert Aldrich

Burt Lancaster, who played a renegade Indian battling the U.S. Cavalry in Robert Aldrich’s Apache (see 5/25 at 5:00 pm), here plays a veteran scout working for the army and leading a group of still-green officers to a different band of marauding Apaches. Aldrich’s potent western (one of his best films) was made during the Vietnam era, and any parallels to that conflict are entirely intentional. Archival studio print! 103 min.

7:05pm

Stanley Donen, 1924-2019

MOVIE MOVIE

United States | 1978 | Stanley Donen

Almost 30 years before Grindhouse, legendary choreographer and director Stanley Donen (Singin’ in the Rain, Funny Face) concocted his own tongue-in-cheek double feature that was released as a single movie. Working from a script co-penned by Larry Gelbart (TV’s M*A*S*H), Donen turned for inspiration, not to 1970s horror and exploitation movies, but to 1930s Warner Bros "programmers" (short feature films comprising a longer film program). The result, Movie Movie, consists of two faux Depression-era pictures:...

9:10pm

Cleveland premiere!

RELAXER

United States | 2018 | Joel Potrykus

The Exterminating Angel meets Slacker in the latest gross-out comedy by Michigan indie filmmaker Joel Potrykus (Buzzard). Set in a rotting living room late in 1999, the movie focuses on a couch potato obsessed with beating the infamous level 256 in Pac-Man before the Y2K apocalypse. He vows not to get up from the couch until he has done so. Adults only! DCP. 91 min.

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Sunday, June 09, 2019

4pm

Cleveland revival premiere!

WAR AND PEACE, PART II: NATASHA ROSTOVA

USSR | 1966 | Sergei Bondarchuk

Here’s a new digital restoration of one of the most expensive and spectacular Soviet films ever made! Sergei Bondarchuk’s lavish adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s tome cost the equivalent of 60-70 million 2019 dollars and employed 120,000 soldiers as extras in its battle scenes. Winner of the 1969 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, the movie skillfully mixes the epic and the intimate, with sensitive performances and cinematic poetry. A portrait of Russia at the time...

6:30pm

Cleveland premiere!

THE BURIAL OF KOJO

Ghana, United States | 2018 | Sam Blitz Bazawule

“The Burial of Kojo is a near-virtuoso work, a feast of emotion, nuance and beauty, and a startling feature directing debut.” So says The NY Times about the first feature by Ghana-born, Brooklyn-based musician turned filmmaker Blitz Bazawule. Set in Ghana, the film tells of a daughter who embarks on a magical journey to rescue her father who’s trapped in a mine shaft. “A spellbinding experience.” –L.A. Times. Subtitles. DCP. 80 min.

8:10pm

Cleveland premiere!

RELAXER

United States | 2018 | Joel Potrykus

The Exterminating Angel meets Slacker in the latest gross-out comedy by Michigan indie filmmaker Joel Potrykus (Buzzard). Set in a rotting living room late in 1999, the movie focuses on a couch potato obsessed with beating the infamous level 256 in Pac-Man before the Y2K apocalypse. He vows not to get up from the couch until he has done so. Adults only! DCP. 91 min.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

7pm

Free advance screening! Ticket required!

THE DEAD DON'T DIE

United States | 2019 | Jim Jarmusch

ALL TICKETS FOR THIS SCREENING HAVE BEEN CLAIMED. Moviegoers without advance tickets can form a rush line at the theater on 6/10. They will be admitted, as space allows, after 6:50 pm, when ticket holders must claim their seats. Here's a free advance screening of Jim Jarmusch's new film, a zombie comedy that opened this year's Cannes Film Festival on May 14! Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry...

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

7pm

Special Advance “Road Show” Screening!

ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: A BOB DYLAN STORY BY MARTIN SCORSESE

United States | 2019 | Martin Scorsese

In the fall of 1975, Bob Dylan embarked on the first leg of a concert tour that saw him performing at more intimate venues in smaller cities, often playing with special guests that ranged from Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell to Roger McGuinn, Allen Ginsberg, and Patti Smith. Martin Scorsese’s new Netflix-produced movie about the tour, described as “part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream,” includes new interviews with Dylan and other tour participants....

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

6:45pm

Cleveland premiere!

THE VENERABLE W.

France, Switzerland | 2017 | Barbet Schroeder

A Burmese Buddhist monk who preaches hatred of Muslims is the subject of this unsettling new documentary from the veteran director of Reversal of Fortune, Single White Female, and Barfly. (It concludes Schroeder’s “trilogy of evil” that began with 1974’s General Idi Amin Dada and 2007’s Terror’s Advocate.) Ashin Wirathu’s abhorrent Islamophobic rhetoric (couched in appeals for nationalism and pure bloodlines) has been at the forefront of Myanmar’s ethnic cleansing campaign against its Rohingya minority...

8:45pm

Cleveland premiere!

RAMEN SHOP

France, Japan, Singapore | 2018 | Eric Khoo

In the new movie by one of Singapore’s top filmmakers, a young ramen chef leaves his hometown in Japan to embark on a culinary journey to Singapore—and also find out about his late parents’ past there. But he uncovers more than delicious recipes and family secrets. “Mouth-watering.” –Hollywood Reporter. Subtitles. DCP. 89 min.

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Friday, June 14, 2019

7:30pm

Cleveland premiere!

RAMEN SHOP

France, Japan, Singapore | 2018 | Eric Khoo

In the new movie by one of Singapore’s top filmmakers, a young ramen chef leaves his hometown in Japan to embark on a culinary journey to Singapore—and also find out about his late parents’ past there. But he uncovers more than delicious recipes and family secrets. “Mouth-watering.” –Hollywood Reporter. Subtitles. DCP. 89 min.

9:20pm

Cleveland revival premiere!

WAR AND PEACE, PART III: THE YEAR 1812

USSR | 1967 | Sergei Bondarchuk

Here’s a new digital restoration of one of the most expensive and spectacular Soviet films ever made! Sergei Bondarchuk’s lavish adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s tome cost the equivalent of 60-70 million 2019 dollars and employed 120,000 soldiers as extras in its battle scenes. Winner of the 1969 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, the movie skillfully mixes the epic and the intimate, with sensitive performances and cinematic poetry. A portrait of Russia at the time...

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

5pm

Film Classics for Kids & Families! Free Popcorn!

THE GOLD RUSH

United States | 1925 | Charles Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin’s funniest silent feature finds the Little Tramp prospecting for gold in the frozen Yukon, where he battles bears, the elements, and hunger, and falls in love with a dance hall girl. If you think you don’t like Chaplin, or feel that Chaplin is inferior to Keaton, see this movie. 35mm with music track. 88 min.

6:50pm

Film Classics in 35mm! Robert Aldrich 101

THE DIRTY DOZEN

United States | 1967 | Robert Aldrich

In the waning days of WWII in Europe, 12 prisoners serving long jail terms (or on death row) are given a chance to have their sentences commuted by volunteering for an ultra-dangerous military mission behind enemy lines. Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, and George Kennedy play army officers. The motley, fearless felons include John Cassavetes, Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland, Charles Bronson, and Telly Savalas. Robert Aldrich’s box office smash proved funny, exciting, and influential....

9:40pm

Cleveland premiere!

THE VENERABLE W.

France, Switzerland | 2017 | Barbet Schroeder

A Burmese Buddhist monk who preaches hatred of Muslims is the subject of this unsettling new documentary from the veteran director of Reversal of Fortune, Single White Female, and Barfly. (It concludes Schroeder’s “trilogy of evil” that began with 1974’s General Idi Amin Dada and 2007’s Terror’s Advocate.) Ashin Wirathu’s abhorrent Islamophobic rhetoric (couched in appeals for nationalism and pure bloodlines) has been at the forefront of Myanmar’s ethnic cleansing campaign against its Rohingya minority...

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

4:15pm

Cleveland revival premiere!

WAR AND PEACE, PART III: THE YEAR 1812

USSR | 1967 | Sergei Bondarchuk

Here’s a new digital restoration of one of the most expensive and spectacular Soviet films ever made! Sergei Bondarchuk’s lavish adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s tome cost the equivalent of 60-70 million 2019 dollars and employed 120,000 soldiers as extras in its battle scenes. Winner of the 1969 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, the movie skillfully mixes the epic and the intimate, with sensitive performances and cinematic poetry. A portrait of Russia at the time...

6:15pm

New Digital Restoration! Original, Uncut Version!

CHRIST STOPPED AT EBOLI

France, Italy | 1979 | Francesco Rosi

Here’s the complete, uncut TV version of Francesco Rosi’s acclaimed adaptation of Carlo Levi’s 1945 memoir. (It’s twice as long as the cut first released in America 40 years ago.) Gian Maria Volonté plays a painter, writer, doctor, and intellectual in Fascist 1930s Italy who is banished to a small mountain village in the South. There the simple poor folk teach him a lot about humanity. With Irene Papas. “Achingly beautiful.” –David Denby. Cleveland revival...

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

6:45pm

Back by Popular Demand!

STIV

Spain | 2019 | Danny Garcia

Stiv Bators (1949-1990) was a punk pioneer, notorious for his exploits in life and for his untimely death. This new documentary by veteran punk chronicler Danny Garcia traces Bators’ life from his formative years in Youngstown to his time with the Dead Boys and The Lords of the New Church to his last days in Paris. If you missed (or were turned away from) our sold-out world premiere screening of this movie in March, don’t...

8:25pm

Albert Finney, 1936-2019

SHOOT THE MOON

United States | 1982 | Alan Parker

The late, great Albert Finney gives one of his best performances (co-starring with an equally fine Diane Keaton) in this wrenching drama, set in Marin County, about the breakup of a 15-year marriage that produced four children. Karen Allen and Peter Weller co-star. DCP. 124 min.

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Friday, June 21, 2019

7pm

Albert Finney, 1936-2019

SHOOT THE MOON

United States | 1982 | Alan Parker

The late, great Albert Finney gives one of his best performances (co-starring with an equally fine Diane Keaton) in this wrenching drama, set in Marin County, about the breakup of a 15-year marriage that produced four children. Karen Allen and Peter Weller co-star. DCP. 124 min.

9:25pm

Cleveland revival premiere!

WAR AND PEACE, PART IV: PIERRE BEZUKHOV

USSR | 1967 | Sergei Bondarchuk

Here’s a new digital restoration of one of the most expensive and spectacular Soviet films ever made! Sergei Bondarchuk’s lavish adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s tome cost the equivalent of 60-70 million 2019 dollars and employed 120,000 soldiers as extras in its battle scenes. Winner of the 1969 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, the movie skillfully mixes the epic and the intimate, with sensitive performances and cinematic poetry. A portrait of Russia at the time...

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

5pm

Film Classics in 35mm! Agnès Varda, 1928-2019

VAGABOND

France | 1985 | Agnès Varda

Agnès Varda, the foremost female filmmaker associated with the French New Wave, made many memorable films during her long career. To some, this mid-career movie—which investigates the life of a mysterious young female drifter (Sandrine Bonnaire) found frozen and dead in a ditch in rural France—is her masterpiece. Subtitles. 105 min.

7:05pm

Robert Aldrich 101

WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?

United States | 1962 | Robert Aldrich

Bette Davis and Joan Crawford revived their flagging careers with this grotesquely funny horror hit that launched a new sub-genre of “granny” Guignol. The two stars play sisters, both former actresses and longtime bitter rivals who never enjoyed success at the same time. Now retired, they share a Hollywood mansion. One of them is a paraplegic, the other a deranged alcoholic, so their lifelong game of cat and mouse continues—with higher stakes than ever before!...

9:40pm

Robert Aldrich 101

HUSH…HUSH, SWEET CHARLOTTE

United States | 1964 | Robert Aldrich

Bette Davis re-teamed with director Robert Aldrich for his spooky follow-up to What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (See previous blurb.) Davis plays an aging, unmarried, tormented Southern belle living in a decaying Louisiana mansion and going crazy guarding a traumatic family secret. With Olivia de Havilland, Agnes Moorehead, Joseph Cotten, Victor Buono, Mary Astor, and Bruce Dern. Nominated for seven Oscars! DCP. 133 min.

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

4pm

Cleveland revival premiere!

WAR AND PEACE, PART IV: PIERRE BEZUKHOV

USSR | 1967 | Sergei Bondarchuk

Here’s a new digital restoration of one of the most expensive and spectacular Soviet films ever made! Sergei Bondarchuk’s lavish adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s tome cost the equivalent of 60-70 million 2019 dollars and employed 120,000 soldiers as extras in its battle scenes. Winner of the 1969 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, the movie skillfully mixes the epic and the intimate, with sensitive performances and cinematic poetry. A portrait of Russia at the time...

6:15pm

Robert Aldrich 101

HUSH…HUSH, SWEET CHARLOTTE

United States | 1964 | Robert Aldrich

Bette Davis re-teamed with director Robert Aldrich for his spooky follow-up to What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (See previous blurb.) Davis plays an aging, unmarried, tormented Southern belle living in a decaying Louisiana mansion and going crazy guarding a traumatic family secret. With Olivia de Havilland, Agnes Moorehead, Joseph Cotten, Victor Buono, Mary Astor, and Bruce Dern. Nominated for seven Oscars! DCP. 133 min.

8:45pm

Robert Aldrich 101

WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?

United States | 1962 | Robert Aldrich

Bette Davis and Joan Crawford revived their flagging careers with this grotesquely funny horror hit that launched a new sub-genre of “granny” Guignol. The two stars play sisters, both former actresses and longtime bitter rivals who never enjoyed success at the same time. Now retired, they share a Hollywood mansion. One of them is a paraplegic, the other a deranged alcoholic, so their lifelong game of cat and mouse continues—with higher stakes than ever before!...

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

6:45pm

Larry Cohen, 1936-2019

IT’S ALIVE!

United States | 1974 | Larry Cohen

Larry Cohen, who died in March, was a longtime producer, writer, and director of B movies, mostly horror and sci-fi. It’s Alive!, his biggest success, tells of a murderous mutant baby. It boasts a Bernard Herrmann score and makeup and effects by Rick Baker and was followed by two sequels. Blu-ray. 91 min.

8:35pm

Robert Aldrich 101

THE LONGEST YARD

United States | 1974 | Robert Aldrich

Robert Aldrich’s raucous, rousing sports comedy stars Burt Reynolds as a disgraced NFL quarterback who, while serving time in a Florida penitentiary, leads a ragtag bunch of fellow inmates in a dirty football game against prison guards. DCP. 123 min.

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Friday, June 28, 2019

7pm

Robert Aldrich 101

THE LONGEST YARD

United States | 1974 | Robert Aldrich

Robert Aldrich’s raucous, rousing sports comedy stars Burt Reynolds as a disgraced NFL quarterback who, while serving time in a Florida penitentiary, leads a ragtag bunch of fellow inmates in a dirty football game against prison guards. DCP. 123 min.

9:25pm

Larry Cohen, 1936-2019

IT’S ALIVE!

United States | 1974 | Larry Cohen

Larry Cohen, who died in March, was a longtime producer, writer, and director of B movies, mostly horror and sci-fi. It’s Alive!, his biggest success, tells of a murderous mutant baby. It boasts a Bernard Herrmann score and makeup and effects by Rick Baker and was followed by two sequels. Blu-ray. 91 min.

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Saturday, June 29, 2019

5pm

Cleveland premiere!

BUDDY

Netherlands | 2018 | Heddy Honigmann

Six service dogs and their owners are the subjects of the new film by veteran Dutch documentarian Heddy Honigmann. This poignant, philosophical work explores the close bond between animals and humans. “An audience favorite! A tender tribute to tail-wagging treasures.” –Hollywood Reporter. Subtitles. DCP. 86 min.

6:50pm

Film Classics in 35mm!

THE HIDDEN FORTRESS

Japan | 1958 | Akira Kurosawa

Here’s the Kurosawa film that inspired Star Wars! Set during the Japanese clan wars of the 16th century, the movie follows a fugitive princess as she flees through enemy territory accompanied by a loyal general (Toshiro Mifune) and two oafish, constantly bickering peasants. This immensely enjoyable comedy epic, Kurosawa’s first film in scope, boasts breathless action, stunning vistas, and big laughs. Mifune even does his own stunts. Original, uncut version! Subtitles. 139 min

9:30pm

Film Classics in 35mm! Robby Müller, 1940-2018

DOWN BY LAW

United States | 1986 | Jim Jarmusch

Tom Waits, John Lurie, and Roberto Benigni star in Jim Jarmusch’s follow-up to Stranger than Paradise, a wonderfully funny and whimsical shaggy-man story about three drifters and jailbirds in deepest Louisiana. The exquisite b&w cinematography is by the late, great Robby Müller. 107 min.

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

3:30pm

Robert Aldrich 101

TWILIGHT’S LAST GLEAMING

Germany, United States | 1977 | Robert Aldrich

In Robert Aldrich’s tense, subversive thriller, a renegade US Air Force general (Burt Lancaster) takes over an ICBM silo and threatens to start WWIII unless the U.S. President (Charles Durning) publicly reveals some government secrets about the Vietnam War. The great supporting cast includes Richard Widmark, Joseph Cotten, Melvyn Douglas, and Paul Winfield. Blu-ray. 146 min.

6:30pm

Film Classics in 35mm! Robby Müller, 1940-2018

DOWN BY LAW

United States | 1986 | Jim Jarmusch

Tom Waits, John Lurie, and Roberto Benigni star in Jim Jarmusch’s follow-up to Stranger than Paradise, a wonderfully funny and whimsical shaggy-man story about three drifters and jailbirds in deepest Louisiana. The exquisite b&w cinematography is by the late, great Robby Müller. 107 min.

8:40pm

Cleveland premiere!

BUDDY

Netherlands | 2018 | Heddy Honigmann

Six service dogs and their owners are the subjects of the new film by veteran Dutch documentarian Heddy Honigmann. This poignant, philosophical work explores the close bond between animals and humans. “An audience favorite! A tender tribute to tail-wagging treasures.” –Hollywood Reporter. Subtitles. DCP. 86 min.

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