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Thursday, February 01, 2024

6:45pm

Film Classics in 35mm!* Grafton Nunes Presents

SERGEANT RUTLEDGE

United States | 1960 | John Ford

Woody Strode plays a Black U.S. Calvary officer in 1881 Arizona who is accused of assaulting and murdering a white woman—and killing her father (his commanding officer)—in John Ford’s groundbreaking western and courtroom drama that will be introduced and discussed by film scholar Grafton Nunes, former President + CEO of the Cleveland Institute of Art. Jeffrey Hunter plays Rutledge’s defense attorney. 35mm/DVD. 111 min. *The one-of-a-kind 35mm IB Techniclor print we were sent is old and...

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Friday, February 02, 2024

7pm

All That ZAZ

AIRPLANE!

United States | 1980 | Jim Abrahams, David & Jerry Zucker

This uproarious, anything-for-a-laugh spoof of mid-air disaster movies (particularly 1957’s Zero Hour!) proved an enormous critical and box office hit, influencing screen comedy and inspiring writers and comedians for years. It was selected for the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry in 2010. 4K DCP. 88 min.

8:50pm

Cleveland theatrical premiere!

EVE’S BAYOU: DIRECTOR’S CUT

United States | 1997/2022 | Kasi Lemmons

Seven minutes longer than the original theatrical release, the director’s cut of Kasi Lemmons’ acclaimed debut feature restores one of the Southern Gothic drama’s key characters. Set in 1960s Louisiana, the film focuses on a prominent American Creole family that begins to unravel when the father’s infidelity is witnessed by his impressionable 10-year-old daughter, sending her to a voodoo priestess for recourse, redress, and maybe revenge. Samuel L. Jackson and Jurnee Smollett star. Roger Ebert...

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Saturday, February 03, 2024

5pm

New 5K Restoration!

I WENT TO THE DANCE

United States | 1989 | Les Blank, Chris Strachwitz, Maureen Gosling

This joyous history of the foot-stomping, toe-tapping music of French Southwest Louisiana features many Cajun and Zydeco greats: Michael Doucet, BeauSoleil, Clifton Chenier, et al. Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 84 min.

6:45pm

Bogie in Black & White

THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE

United States | 1948 | John Huston

Humphrey Bogart, in one of his most indelible roles, plays Fred C. Dobbs, a paranoid loser who teams up with a young drifter (Tim Holt) and an old prospector (Walter Huston) to search for gold in Mexico. The film, one of the most famous of all American movies, won Oscars for both John Huston (director, screenplay) and his father (supporting actor). One of the first 100 movies selected for the Library of Congress’ National Film...

9:20pm

All That ZAZ

AIRPLANE!

United States | 1980 | Jim Abrahams, David & Jerry Zucker

This uproarious, anything-for-a-laugh spoof of mid-air disaster movies (particularly 1957’s Zero Hour!) proved an enormous critical and box office hit, influencing screen comedy and inspiring writers and comedians for years. It was selected for the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry in 2010. 4K DCP. 88 min.

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Sunday, February 04, 2024

1:45pm

Bogie in Black & White

THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE

United States | 1948 | John Huston

Humphrey Bogart, in one of his most indelible roles, plays Fred C. Dobbs, a paranoid loser who teams up with a young drifter (Tim Holt) and an old prospector (Walter Huston) to search for gold in Mexico. The film, one of the most famous of all American movies, won Oscars for both John Huston (director, screenplay) and his father (supporting actor). One of the first 100 movies selected for the Library of Congress’ National Film...

4:15pm

Cleveland theatrical premiere!

LAKE MICHIGAN MONSTER

United States | 2018 | Ryland Brickson Cole Tews

Winner of the audience award for Best Int’l Feature at the 2019 Fantasia Film Festival, this microbudget Milwaukee- and Michigan-shot horror-comedy-adventure film tells of an eccentric sea captain who assembles a crew of specialists to help him destroy the beast that killed his father. This goofy, b&w monster mash-up of H.P. Lovecraft, Moby Dick, Ed Wood, Monty Python, Sam Raimi, and Guy Maddin was the first feature collaboration between Ryland Brickson Cole Tews and Mike...

6:30pm

Filmmaker, Star & Beavers in Person!

HUNDREDS OF BEAVERS

United States | 2022 | Mike Cheslik

In this wackadoodle new action comedy that has taken the fantasy-film-festival world by storm, a 19th-century applejack manufacturer living in the Great Lakes region turns fur trapper in order to kill the legion of beavers that threaten his livelihood. If this sounds too violent for your delicate sensibilities, don’t worry. The beavers here are actors in goofy animal costumes and the whole wordless, b&w movie is an affectionate tribute to the gag-filled slapstick comedies of...

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Thursday, February 08, 2024

6:45pm

Surreal comic nightmare!

THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL

Mexico | 1962 | Luis Buñuel

This great Buñuel film inspired not only Stephen Sondheim’s final musical Here We Are but also a 2016 opera by Thomas Adès and perhaps the best gag in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris. It’s a surreal comic nightmare in which the guests at a posh dinner party find themselves unable to leave the room in which they have gathered. Subtitles. DCP. 93 min.

8:40pm

Cleveland premiere!

TOTEM

Denmark, France, Mexico | 2023 | Lila Avilés

Lila Avilés’ follow-up to her auspicious 2018 debut feature The Chambermaid is Mexico’s entry for this year’s Oscar for Best Int’l Feature Film. Her new movie follows a seven-year-old girl as she spends a bustling day in her grandfather’s expansive, middle-class house with her mom, aunts, cousins, and others. The child observes them all as they prepare a surprise birthday celebration for her dying dad. “Exuberantly lovely. A dazzling, child’s-eye view of jubilation and tragedy.”...

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Friday, February 09, 2024

7pm

Cleveland premiere!

TOTEM

Denmark, France, Mexico | 2023 | Lila Avilés

Lila Avilés’ follow-up to her auspicious 2018 debut feature The Chambermaid is Mexico’s entry for this year’s Oscar for Best Int’l Feature Film. Her new movie follows a seven-year-old girl as she spends a bustling day in her grandfather’s expansive, middle-class house with her mom, aunts, cousins, and others. The child observes them all as they prepare a surprise birthday celebration for her dying dad. “Exuberantly lovely. A dazzling, child’s-eye view of jubilation and tragedy.”...

8:55pm

Surreal comic nightmare!

THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL

Mexico | 1962 | Luis Buñuel

This great Buñuel film inspired not only Stephen Sondheim’s final musical Here We Are but also a 2016 opera by Thomas Adès and perhaps the best gag in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris. It’s a surreal comic nightmare in which the guests at a posh dinner party find themselves unable to leave the room in which they have gathered. Subtitles. DCP. 93 min.

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Saturday, February 10, 2024

5pm

New Hong Sang-soo + New Pedro Costa!

IN WATER

South Korea | 2023 | Hong Sang-soo

Three young friends—an actor turned first-time director, an actress, and a cameraman—journey to the rocky shores of a large island to make a movie together. But the director doesn’t yet know what kind of movie to make, so the three of them roam around the island seeking inspiration in what they encounter. This new film by prolific South Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo is one of his most audacious works, featuring bold experiments in focus. “Hong...

6:30pm

Bogie in Black & White

IN A LONELY PLACE

United States | 1950 | Nicholas Ray

Humphrey Bogart plays a lonely, weary, self-destructive Hollywood screenwriter who, when he is accused of murder, finds that the attractive girl next door (Gloria Grahame) is willing to be his alibi. But the more this woman witnesses her neighbor’s violent outbursts, the more she doubts his innocence—and her own safety. “One of the screen’s most adult and touching love affairs…An achingly poetic meditation on pain, distrust and loss of faith…Never were despair and solitude so...

8:20pm

New 4K Restoration!

THE PIANIST

France, Germany, Poland, United Kingdom, United States | 2002 | Roman Polanski

The most acclaimed of Roman Polanski’s late features won Academy Awards for Best Actor (Adrien Brody), Best Director (Polanski), and Best Adapted Screenplay. It also nabbed the top prize at Cannes 2002. Set in the Nazi-occupied Poland of Polanski’s youth, the film relays the improbable but true story of how a Jewish-Polish pianist stayed alive in the ruins of Warsaw throughout WWII. “One of the very few nondocumentary movies about Jewish life and death under...

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Sunday, February 11, 2024

1:30pm

New 4K Restoration!

THE PIANIST

France, Germany, Poland, United Kingdom, United States | 2002 | Roman Polanski

The most acclaimed of Roman Polanski’s late features won Academy Awards for Best Actor (Adrien Brody), Best Director (Polanski), and Best Adapted Screenplay. It also nabbed the top prize at Cannes 2002. Set in the Nazi-occupied Poland of Polanski’s youth, the film relays the improbable but true story of how a Jewish-Polish pianist stayed alive in the ruins of Warsaw throughout WWII. “One of the very few nondocumentary movies about Jewish life and death under...

4:20pm

Bogie in Black & White

IN A LONELY PLACE

United States | 1950 | Nicholas Ray

Humphrey Bogart plays a lonely, weary, self-destructive Hollywood screenwriter who, when he is accused of murder, finds that the attractive girl next door (Gloria Grahame) is willing to be his alibi. But the more this woman witnesses her neighbor’s violent outbursts, the more she doubts his innocence—and her own safety. “One of the screen’s most adult and touching love affairs…An achingly poetic meditation on pain, distrust and loss of faith…Never were despair and solitude so...

6:30pm

Film Classics in 35mm! John Ford’s Cavalry Trilogy, Part 1

FORT APACHE

United States | 1948 | John Ford

John Wayne and Henry Fonda star in the first part of John Ford’s celebrated “Cavalry Trilogy.” Fonda plays a vainglorious, West Point-trained martinet and Civil War general whose rigid sense of decorum and duty proves inappropriate for his latest assignment—commanding officer at a remote Arizona outpost charged with keeping Cochise in check. The film will be introduced by Grafton Nunes (see 2/1). “One of the great achievements of classical American cinema, a film of immense...

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

7pm

Bogie in Black & White. Introduced by Paavo Turtiainen, former personal assistant and archivist for Ingrid Bergman

CASABLANCA

United States | 1942 | Michael Curtiz

Play it again? OK, we are. Here, for Valentine’s Day, is the beloved romantic classic in which Humphrey Bogart is Rick, the cynical American nightclub owner in polyglot Morocco during WWII. Ingrid Bergman plays his old flame, who turns up one day at Rick’s “gin joint” with her Resistance fighter husband wanted by the Nazis. And Dooley Wilson is Sam, the singer and pianist who plays “As Time Goes By.” Never seen Casablanca? We’re shocked…shocked....

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

6:45pm

Cleveland premiere!

INSIDE THE YELLOW COCOON SHELL

France, Singapore, Spain, Vietnam | 2023 | Pham Thien An

In this entrancing debut that won the Camera d’Or for best first film at Cannes 2023, a thirtyish Vietnamese man escorts his five-year-old nephew to their rural hometown after a sudden death in the family. Along the way, the man, who’s both haunted and prodded on by a series of sublime dreams and memories, detours into a search for his long-missing older brother. The journey home becomes a pilgrimage—a mystical and visually-splendid spiritual quest for...

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Friday, February 16, 2024

7pm

Nick Pinkerton in Person at Both Shows!

THE SWEET EAST

United States | 2023 | Sean Price Williams

A field trip to Washington, DC, turns trippy for a high schooler (Talia Ryder) who gets separated from her classmates and embarks on a wild odyssey through America’s crazy-quilt East Coast—seen here as a patchwork of kooks, cretins, and conspiracy theorists. The first movie directed by celebrated indie cinematographer Sean Price Williams (known for his gritty work with Alex Ross Perry and the Safdie brothers) and written by film critic Nick Pinkerton is a funny,...

9:30pm

All That ZAZ

TOP SECRET!

United Kingdom, United States | 1984 | Jim Abrahams, David & Jerry Zucker

Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker’s hilarious, anarchic, gag-filled follow-up to Airplane! spoofs Elvis musicals, WWII movies, and Cold War thrillers. Val Kilmer plays an American rock-n-roll star who performs in a Nazified East Germany, where he falls in with some French Resistance fighters. Considered a box office flop in its day, it is reputedly “Weird Al” Yankovic’s favorite movie. DCP. 90 min.

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Saturday, February 17, 2024

5pm

100th Anniversary! New 4K Restoration!

SHERLOCK JR.

United States | 1924 | Buster Keaton

In one of the funniest, most inventive, and most amazing silent comedies ever made, Buster Keaton plays a dozing film projectionist who dreams himself into the movie he is showing, imagining himself as a dapper, daring, death-defying detective. Timothy Brock composed the new score. Cleveland revival premiere. DCP. 45 min.

6:05pm

Film Classics in 35mm! John Ford’s Cavalry Trilogy, Part 2. Scout Tafoya introduces

SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON

United States | 1949 | John Ford

The second film in John Ford’s “Cavalry Trilogy” is the only one in color—and it’s gorgeous, winning an Oscar for its cinematography. John Wayne plays a soon-to-retire Cavalry captain at a frontier outpost where he must try to suppress a brewing Native American uprising in the wake of Custer’s defeat. This elegiac classic was shot in Monument Valley with a look inspired by the paintings of Frederic Remington. The film will be introduced by film...

8:30pm

AMÉLIE

France, Germany | 2001 | Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Audrey Tautou stars in one of the most beloved, acclaimed, and honored romantic comedies ever made. She plays a naïve Montmartre waitress who performs random acts of kindness for others but privately leads a lonely, melancholy life bereft of love. This imaginative, whimsical masterpiece from the director of Delicatessen and City of Lost Children is stunningly shot and designed. Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 122 min.

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Sunday, February 18, 2024

1:45pm

AMÉLIE

France, Germany | 2001 | Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Audrey Tautou stars in one of the most beloved, acclaimed, and honored romantic comedies ever made. She plays a naïve Montmartre waitress who performs random acts of kindness for others but privately leads a lonely, melancholy life bereft of love. This imaginative, whimsical masterpiece from the director of Delicatessen and City of Lost Children is stunningly shot and designed. Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 122 min.

4:10pm

Nick Pinkerton in Person at Both Shows!

THE SWEET EAST

United States | 2023 | Sean Price Williams

A field trip to Washington, DC, turns trippy for a high schooler (Talia Ryder) who gets separated from her classmates and embarks on a wild odyssey through America’s crazy-quilt East Coast—seen here as a patchwork of kooks, cretins, and conspiracy theorists. The first movie directed by celebrated indie cinematographer Sean Price Williams (known for his gritty work with Alex Ross Perry and the Safdie brothers) and written by film critic Nick Pinkerton is a funny,...

6:30pm

All That ZAZ

TOP SECRET!

United Kingdom, United States | 1984 | Jim Abrahams, David & Jerry Zucker

Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker’s hilarious, anarchic, gag-filled follow-up to Airplane! spoofs Elvis musicals, WWII movies, and Cold War thrillers. Val Kilmer plays an American rock-n-roll star who performs in a Nazified East Germany, where he falls in with some French Resistance fighters. Considered a box office flop in its day, it is reputedly “Weird Al” Yankovic’s favorite movie. DCP. 90 min.

8:15pm

Back By Popular Demand!

FALLEN LEAVES

Finland, Germany | 2023 | Aki Kaurismäki

Snubbed by the Oscars, the first feature in six years from Finland’s mordantly funny master moviemaker Aki Kaurismäki is one of his most acclaimed films, winning the Jury prize at Cannes last year. This fourth entry in the director’s intermittent “Proletariat” series (begun in 1986) focuses on two single, middle-aged Helsinki sad sacks—a supermarket worker and an alcoholic—who together find love for the first time in their lives. Time Magazine named Fallen Leaves the best...

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Thursday, February 22, 2024

6:45pm

Introduced by WCLV's Bill O'Connell!

ENNIO

Belgium, France, Italy, Netherlands | 2021 | Giuseppe Tornatore

The director of Cinema Paradiso looks at the life and extraordinary career of his frequent collaborator, Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone (1928-2020), whose 400+ scores for movies and TV include those for The Mission, The Hateful Eight, Days of Heaven, The Thing, and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Features interviews with Quentin Tarantino, Bruce Springsteen, Dario Argento, Clint Eastwood, and many others. Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 156 min.

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Friday, February 23, 2024

8:30pm

New Digital Restoration!

PANDORA’S BOX

Germany | 1929 | G.W. Pabst

Kansas native and onetime Ziegfeld girl Louise Brooks stars in G.W. Pabst's lurid, controversial, sensationally-modern silent melodrama, which charts the downward spiral of a fiery, brash, yet innocent showgirl, Lulu, whose sexual vivacity has a devastating effect on everyone she meets. The recorded music score for this long-awaited restoration of this German masterpiece is by Fassbinder’s regular composer Peer Raben. Cleveland revival premiere. German intertitles with English subtitles. DCP. 141 min.

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Saturday, February 24, 2024

5pm

The director's preferred version!

MY BROTHER’S WEDDING

United States | 1983/2007 | Charles Burnett

Charles Burnett’s little-known follow-up to his landmark 1978 debut feature Killer of Sheep was released prematurely in rough-cut form—and flopped. But in 2007, this forgotten film was restored and completed by the director in the preferred version we show tonight. Set in South Central L.A., the movie focuses on a young man who resents his upwardly-mobile lawyer brother and his brother’s upper-middle-class fiancée. Yet he’s supposed to be the best man at their wedding! “A...

6:45pm

New Digital Restoration!

PANDORA’S BOX

Germany | 1929 | G.W. Pabst

Kansas native and onetime Ziegfeld girl Louise Brooks stars in G.W. Pabst's lurid, controversial, sensationally-modern silent melodrama, which charts the downward spiral of a fiery, brash, yet innocent showgirl, Lulu, whose sexual vivacity has a devastating effect on everyone she meets. The recorded music score for this long-awaited restoration of this German masterpiece is by Fassbinder’s regular composer Peer Raben. Cleveland revival premiere. German intertitles with English subtitles. DCP. 141 min.

9:30pm

All That ZAZ

THE NAKED GUN: FROM THE FILES OF POLICE SQUAD!

United States | 1988 | David Zucker

Derived from the critically-acclaimed 1982 TV series Police Squad! (which was canceled after only six episodes), this silly, slapstick spoof of TV police dramas was written by the Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker team but directed by only one of them. A critical and box office hit, it was followed by two sequels. It also made straight-faced character actor Leslie Nielsen a comic superstar. Priscilla Presley co-stars. DCP. 85 min.

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Sunday, February 25, 2024

1:20pm

John Ford’s Cavalry Trilogy, Part 3

RIO GRANDE

United States | 1950 | John Ford

The final film in Ford’s “Cavalry Trilogy” stars John Wayne as a Lieutenant Colonel trying to quell marauding Apaches on the Texas frontier when he unexpectedly encounters his estranged son (a new recruit) and, shortly thereafter, his estranged wife (Maureen O’Hara). DCP. 105 min.

3:30pm

A Special Event! Jon Forman in Person!

F FOR FAKE

France, Germany, Iran | 1973 | Orson Welles

Over the past five decades, no one has had a bigger impact on the art-film scene in greater Cleveland than Jonathan Forman. Founder of the Cleveland Int’l Film Festival in 1977 and director of the organization until the early 1990s, Forman also purchased the Cedar Lee Theatre in 1977, and it has served as the flagship location of his Cleveland Cinemas chain ever since. This afternoon, Jon will discuss his remarkable career, answering questions from...

6:30pm

All That ZAZ

THE NAKED GUN: FROM THE FILES OF POLICE SQUAD!

United States | 1988 | David Zucker

Derived from the critically-acclaimed 1982 TV series Police Squad! (which was canceled after only six episodes), this silly, slapstick spoof of TV police dramas was written by the Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker team but directed by only one of them. A critical and box office hit, it was followed by two sequels. It also made straight-faced character actor Leslie Nielsen a comic superstar. Priscilla Presley co-stars. DCP. 85 min.

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Thursday, February 29, 2024

6:45pm

Cleveland premiere!

HOW TO HAVE SEX

United Kingdom | 2023 | Molly Manning Walker

In this highly-acclaimed, award-winning new coming-of-age drama, three British teenage girls go on a rites-of-passage holiday in Greece—drinking, clubbing, and hooking up during what they hope will be the best summer of their lives. It’s not. “A vivid and heartbreaking depiction of what is caused by the willful, dehumanizing disregard of women.” –Vanity Fair. ”A poignant story about the ambivalences of growing up, female friendships, and consent.” –Film Stage. Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 91 min....

8:35pm

Film Classics in 35mm! Encounters at the Ends of the World

GRIZZLY MAN

United States | 2005 | Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog’s mesmerizing, unforgettable nonfiction masterpiece focuses on Timothy Treadwell, an obsessive grizzly-bear enthusiast who spent 13 summers living (dangerously) among bears in Alaska, filming them up close until a tragic incident ended his research. Herzog appears on screen and also narrates. Adults only! 35mm. 103 min.

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