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Thursday, May 03, 2018

6:45pm

Ingmar Bergman 100: Trilogy of Faith. New Digital Restoration!

THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY

Sweden | 1961 | Ingmar Bergman

The first part of Ingmar Bergman’s “Trilogy of Faith” focuses on a young schizophrenic woman (Harriet Andersson) whose often-absent father (Gunnar Björnstrand) and ineffectual husband (Max von Sydow) do nothing to halt her descent into madness. Oscar winner for best foreign language film. Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 91 min.

8:40pm

Cleveland premiere!

MIND GAME

Japan | 2004 | Masaaki Yuasa, Kji Morimoto

This psychedelic anime feature, a longtime cult favorite, is only now being released in the U.S. An aspiring manga artist too geeky and timid to pursue his longtime crush takes a yakuza’s bullet in the butt, propelling him into the next world. There his life (and a lot more) passes before his eyes—until a polymorphous Creator grants him a second chance. This wildly inventive and unpredictable head trip is “a mind-blowing experience” (Film Threat). No...

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Friday, May 04, 2018

7:15pm

Cleveland premiere!

HAPPY END

Austria, France, Germany | 2017 | Michael Haneke

Amour co-stars Isabelle Huppert and Jean-Louis Trintignant are reunited with director Michael Haneke in this chilly, sardonic, darkly funny tale of a wealthy, dysfunctional family in present-day Calais. The European migrant crisis provides a barbed backdrop to the activities of this self-absorbed clan that lives pretty much in a bourgeois bubble. Austria’s official entry for this year’s foreign film Oscar. “Stark, brilliant and unforgiving.” –The Guardian. Subtitles. DCP. 107 min.

9:25pm

Ingmar Bergman 100: Trilogy of Faith. New Digital Restoration!

THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY

Sweden | 1961 | Ingmar Bergman

The first part of Ingmar Bergman’s “Trilogy of Faith” focuses on a young schizophrenic woman (Harriet Andersson) whose often-absent father (Gunnar Björnstrand) and ineffectual husband (Max von Sydow) do nothing to halt her descent into madness. Oscar winner for best foreign language film. Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 91 min.

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Saturday, May 05, 2018

1pm

Marvel Studios Triple Feature! Anthony & Joe Russo in Person!

RUSSO-RAMA!

United States | 2014-18 | Anthony & Joe Russo

Former Clevelanders Anthony & Joe Russo have directed three of the most popular films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series. Today we present all three during a special marathon screening. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), largely shot in Cleveland, will show at 1:00 pm; after a short intermission, Captain America: Civil War (2016) will show at 3:30 pm; and after a one-hour dinner break, Avengers: Infinity War (2018) will show at 7:00 pm. At...

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Sunday, May 06, 2018

4pm

Cleveland premiere!

HAPPY END

Austria, France, Germany | 2017 | Michael Haneke

Amour co-stars Isabelle Huppert and Jean-Louis Trintignant are reunited with director Michael Haneke in this chilly, sardonic, darkly funny tale of a wealthy, dysfunctional family in present-day Calais. The European migrant crisis provides a barbed backdrop to the activities of this self-absorbed clan that lives pretty much in a bourgeois bubble. Austria’s official entry for this year’s foreign film Oscar. “Stark, brilliant and unforgiving.” –The Guardian. Subtitles. DCP. 107 min.

6:30pm

A Special Event! Film Classics in 35mm!

GOOD TIME

United States | 2017 | Josh & Benny Safdie

Voted the best film of 2017 by Film Comment magazine, this dazzling crime film by NYC’s Safdie brothers follows a petty criminal (Robert Pattinson) who desperately tries to free his developmentally disabled brother (Benny Safdie) from police custody after a botched bank robbery. Shot on film, we will show Good Time from the distributor’s sole 35mm color print. With Jennifer Jason Leigh. “A swift, relentless chase thriller and an exhilarating mood piece that recalls the...

8:30pm

Cleveland premiere!

MIND GAME

Japan | 2004 | Masaaki Yuasa, Kji Morimoto

This psychedelic anime feature, a longtime cult favorite, is only now being released in the U.S. An aspiring manga artist too geeky and timid to pursue his longtime crush takes a yakuza’s bullet in the butt, propelling him into the next world. There his life (and a lot more) passes before his eyes—until a polymorphous Creator grants him a second chance. This wildly inventive and unpredictable head trip is “a mind-blowing experience” (Film Threat). No...

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

6:30pm

Grace An introduces Thursday's show!

IN THE INTENSE NOW

Brazil | 2017 | Joo Moreira Salles

Student protests and a general strike erupted in Paris 50 years ago this month, impacting a generation of French citizens. In this acclaimed new essay film, a Brazilian moviemaker combines amateur and professional footage of France’s May ‘68 uprising with extraordinary clips from two of the 1960s other major revolutions—in Czechoslovakia, where Russian tanks crushed the Prague Spring in August ‘68, and in China, where Mao’s Cultural Revolution uprooted families in the name of “progress.”...

9:10pm

Ingmar Bergman 100: Trilogy of Faith. New Digital Restoration!

WINTER LIGHT

Sweden | 1963 | Ingmar Bergman

In the second part of Ingmar Bergman’s “Trilogy of Faith” (see 5/3 at 6:45), Gunnar Björnstrand plays a village pastor undergoing a spiritual crisis. He finds it increasingly difficult to minister to his dwindling flock. With Max von Sydow, Ingrid Thulin, and Gunnel Lindblom. Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 80 min.

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

5pm

A Special Event! The Puppet Master: Jiří Trnka. New Digital Restoration!

THE CZECH YEAR

Czechoslovakia | 1947 | Jiří Trnka

Jiří Trnka’s first animated feature—“an absolute revelation,” according to the Dictionary of Films—is a stop-motion celebration of Czech music, dance, folklore, and customs chronicling a year of life in a rural village. “A deeply magical film fantasy.” -Jean-Pierre Coursodon. Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 78 min. Preceded at 5:00 by Trnka’s 15-min. The Gift (Dárek, 1946, subtitles).

7pm

A Special Event! Film Classics in 35mm!

PHANTOM THREAD

United Kingdom, United States | 2017 | Paul Thomas Anderson

Ten years after their electrifying collaboration in There Will Be Blood, Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Thomas Anderson work together again. The result is one of the very best films of the past year. Tonight, for the first time in Cleveland, you can see it the way PTA shot it—on beautiful 35mm film! Set in 1950s London, Phantom Thread is a tale of love and obsession—about an exacting, temperamental, high-end fashion designer and the two women,...

9:30pm

Cleveland theatrical premiere!

GOLDEN EXITS

Greece, United States | 2017 | Alex Ross Perry

Emily Browning, Adam Horovitz, Mary-Louise Parker, Jason Schwartzman, and Chloë Sevigny star in the new film from the director of Listen Up Philip and Queen of Earth. It tells of a 25-year-old Australian woman who spends a semester in New York interning with an archivist. But her presence upsets the delicate balance within two different families living in the same Brooklyn neighborhood. “Transfixing.” –New Republic. DCP. 94 min.

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

4:15pm

Cleveland theatrical premiere!

GOLDEN EXITS

Greece, United States | 2017 | Alex Ross Perry

Emily Browning, Adam Horovitz, Mary-Louise Parker, Jason Schwartzman, and Chloë Sevigny star in the new film from the director of Listen Up Philip and Queen of Earth. It tells of a 25-year-old Australian woman who spends a semester in New York interning with an archivist. But her presence upsets the delicate balance within two different families living in the same Brooklyn neighborhood. “Transfixing.” –New Republic. DCP. 94 min.

6:30pm

Ingmar Bergman 100: Trilogy of Faith. New Digital Restoration!

WINTER LIGHT

Sweden | 1963 | Ingmar Bergman

In the second part of Ingmar Bergman’s “Trilogy of Faith” (see 5/3 at 6:45), Gunnar Björnstrand plays a village pastor undergoing a spiritual crisis. He finds it increasingly difficult to minister to his dwindling flock. With Max von Sydow, Ingrid Thulin, and Gunnel Lindblom. Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 80 min.

8:15pm

Grace An introduces Thursday's show!

IN THE INTENSE NOW

Brazil | 2017 | Joo Moreira Salles

Student protests and a general strike erupted in Paris 50 years ago this month, impacting a generation of French citizens. In this acclaimed new essay film, a Brazilian moviemaker combines amateur and professional footage of France’s May ‘68 uprising with extraordinary clips from two of the 1960s other major revolutions—in Czechoslovakia, where Russian tanks crushed the Prague Spring in August ‘68, and in China, where Mao’s Cultural Revolution uprooted families in the name of “progress.”...

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

6pm

Rescheduled screening!

RUSSO-RAMA, TAKE TWO

United States | 2014 & 2016 | Anthony & Joe Russo

Former Clevelanders Anthony & Joe Russo have directed three of the most popular films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014); Captain America: Civil War (2016); and Avengers: Infinity War (2018). On Saturday, May 5, we were to have presented all three in a marathon screening. But a neighborhood power outage scotched our showings of both Captain America movies, so we have rescheduled those two for Tuesday night, May 15....

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

6:45pm

Cleveland premiere!

DID YOU WONDER WHO FIRED THE GUN?

United States | 2017 | Travis Wilkerson

In 1946, Alabama Klansman S.E. Branch murdered unarmed black man Bill Spann and got away with it. 70 years later, Branch’s great-grandson, filmmaker Travis Wilkerson, attempts to uncover the truth behind this horrific incident and the society that allowed it to happen. Acting as both narrator and guide, Wilkerson takes us on a journey through the American South, touching on the Recy Tayor case, To Kill a Mockingbird, and the music of Janelle Monáe and...

8:35pm

Cleveland premiere!

NOVEMBER

Estonia, Netherlands, Poland | 2017 | Rainer Sarnet

This strange, stunningly shot monochrome folk tale is set in a plague-ravaged 19th-century Estonia, where a farm girl yearns for a village boy who in turn yearns for a visiting baroness. These two young lovers are willing to do anything to realize their hearts’ desires—and with spirits, witches, werewolves, and even the Devil himself in the vicinity, the transformative possibilities are endless. This one-of-a-kind black-comedy fantasy, which won the cinematography prize at the Tribeca Film...

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Friday, May 18, 2018

7:15pm

Cleveland premiere!

NOVEMBER

Estonia, Netherlands, Poland | 2017 | Rainer Sarnet

This strange, stunningly shot monochrome folk tale is set in a plague-ravaged 19th-century Estonia, where a farm girl yearns for a village boy who in turn yearns for a visiting baroness. These two young lovers are willing to do anything to realize their hearts’ desires—and with spirits, witches, werewolves, and even the Devil himself in the vicinity, the transformative possibilities are endless. This one-of-a-kind black-comedy fantasy, which won the cinematography prize at the Tribeca Film...

9:30pm

Cleveland premiere!

DID YOU WONDER WHO FIRED THE GUN?

United States | 2017 | Travis Wilkerson

In 1946, Alabama Klansman S.E. Branch murdered unarmed black man Bill Spann and got away with it. 70 years later, Branch’s great-grandson, filmmaker Travis Wilkerson, attempts to uncover the truth behind this horrific incident and the society that allowed it to happen. Acting as both narrator and guide, Wilkerson takes us on a journey through the American South, touching on the Recy Tayor case, To Kill a Mockingbird, and the music of Janelle Monáe and...

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

5pm

A Special Event! Film Classics in 35mm! Imported Archival Print! The Puppet Master: Jiří Trnka

THE EMPEROR'S NIGHTINGALE

Czechoslovakia | 1948 | Jiří Trnka

A Chinese emperor prefers his mechanical nightingale to a real one in this colorful and imaginative stop-motion adaptation of a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. No dialogue. 35mm. 72 min. Preceded at 5:00 by Trnka’s 12-min. The Two Frosts (Dva mrazíci, 1954, subtitles, DCP) featuring the voices of Czech comedians Vlasta Burian and Jan Werich.

6:45pm

Cleveland premiere!

OH LUCY!

Japan, United States | 2017 | Atsuko Hirayanagi

This new comedy drama, which has a 100% critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes, focuses on Setsuko, an emotionally unfulfilled, middle-aged Tokyo salarywoman. At the urging of her young niece, Setsuko enrolls in an unorthodox English-language class that requires her to don a blonde wig and adopt an “American” alter ego, Lucy. She also develops a crush on her instructor (Josh Hartnett). So when he absconds to California with the niece, Setsuko chases after them. “Critic’s...

8:45pm

Ingmar Bergman 100: Trilogy of Faith. New Digital Restoration!

THE SILENCE

Sweden | 1963 | Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman’s overtly erotic conclusion to his celebrated “Trilogy of Faith” (see 5/3 at 6:45 & 5/10 at 9:10) focuses on two sisters—a seriously ill lesbian (Ingrid Thulin) and a promiscuous mother with a young son (Gunnel Lindblom)—both staying at a mostly vacant hotel in an unnamed foreign city threatened by war. Dark, cryptic, and unforgettable, the film encountered censorship problems around the world. But we will show the original uncut version. Cleveland revival premiere....

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

4pm

Back by Popular Demand!

DJANGO

France | 2017 | Etienne Comar

This lavish new biopic that opened the 2017 Berlin Film Festival (and proved a hit at the Cleveland Museum of Art in February) dramatizes how legendary Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt evaded the Nazis in WWII Paris. With Reda Kateb and Cécile de France . “A handsomely made affair with one of the best scores imaginable.” –Hollywood Reporter. Subtitles. DCP. 117 min.

6:30pm

Ingmar Bergman 100: Trilogy of Faith. New Digital Restoration!

THE SILENCE

Sweden | 1963 | Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman’s overtly erotic conclusion to his celebrated “Trilogy of Faith” (see 5/3 at 6:45 & 5/10 at 9:10) focuses on two sisters—a seriously ill lesbian (Ingrid Thulin) and a promiscuous mother with a young son (Gunnel Lindblom)—both staying at a mostly vacant hotel in an unnamed foreign city threatened by war. Dark, cryptic, and unforgettable, the film encountered censorship problems around the world. But we will show the original uncut version. Cleveland revival premiere....

8:30pm

Cleveland premiere!

OH LUCY!

Japan, United States | 2017 | Atsuko Hirayanagi

This new comedy drama, which has a 100% critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes, focuses on Setsuko, an emotionally unfulfilled, middle-aged Tokyo salarywoman. At the urging of her young niece, Setsuko enrolls in an unorthodox English-language class that requires her to don a blonde wig and adopt an “American” alter ego, Lucy. She also develops a crush on her instructor (Josh Hartnett). So when he absconds to California with the niece, Setsuko chases after them. “Critic’s...

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

6:45pm

New Digital Restorations!

RESTORED LAUREL & HARDY SHORTS

United States | 1927-32 | Clyde Bruckman, James Parrott

In 2016 we showed 14 newly restored Laurel & Hardy short comedies and features, part of a major L&H library restoration project overseen by former film dealer Jeff Joseph. That work continues, and this week and next we screen the effort’s latest fruits: five more two- and three-reel comedies and arguably the duo’s funniest feature (see 6/3 at 4:15). The four shorts in this program, among the team’s very best, include: Clyde Bruckman’s The Battle...

8:30pm

Cleveland premiere!

ARE WE NOT CATS

United States | 2016 | Xander Robin

In this stylish, inventive, and somewhat icky indie romance, a luckless NYC nobody loses his girlfriend, job, and apartment in quick succession. Moving upstate, he falls for a kooky young woman who shares his strange compulsion: pulling out and eating hair! “Promising and uncompromising…There's more than enough cinematic chutzpah on display here to confirm the Floridian writer-director as a name to watch.” –Hollywood Reporter. Adults only! Cleveland premiere. DCP. 78 min.

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Friday, May 25, 2018

7pm

Cleveland premiere!

ARE WE NOT CATS

United States | 2016 | Xander Robin

In this stylish, inventive, and somewhat icky indie romance, a luckless NYC nobody loses his girlfriend, job, and apartment in quick succession. Moving upstate, he falls for a kooky young woman who shares his strange compulsion: pulling out and eating hair! “Promising and uncompromising…There's more than enough cinematic chutzpah on display here to confirm the Floridian writer-director as a name to watch.” –Hollywood Reporter. Adults only! Cleveland premiere. DCP. 78 min.

8:40pm

In 4K!

BLADE RUNNER 2049

Canada, Hungary, United Kingdom, United States | 2017 | Denis Villeneuve

Was Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve crazy to have agreed to make the sequel to one of the most beloved and influential cult sci-fi films of all time? Maybe not. His acclaimed follow-up not only honors the original in terms of story, cast, themes, music, and “look” but also takes the saga into bold new directions. Set 30 years after the events of the first movie (see 5/27 at 6:30), the new film stars Ryan Gosling...

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

5pm

A Special Event! The Puppet Master: Jiří Trnka. New Digital Restorations!

OLD CZECH LEGENDS

Czechoslovakia | 1952 | Jiří Trnka

Seven historic Czech legends involving slaves, a wild boar, a women’s revolt, and lust for gold are brought to stunning stop-motion life in this rousing folkloric spectacle that features a veritable “cast of thousands” (all figurines). The climactic battle against attacking wolves and birds is worthy of Kurosawa! “Old Czech Legends was for Trnka what The Nibelungen was for Fritz Lang: an epic full of noble deeds.” –Dictionary of Films. Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. DCP....

7pm

New Digital Restorations!

RESTORED LAUREL & HARDY SHORTS

United States | 1927-32 | Clyde Bruckman, James Parrott

In 2016 we showed 14 newly restored Laurel & Hardy short comedies and features, part of a major L&H library restoration project overseen by former film dealer Jeff Joseph. That work continues, and this week and next we screen the effort’s latest fruits: five more two- and three-reel comedies and arguably the duo’s funniest feature (see 6/3 at 4:15). The four shorts in this program, among the team’s very best, include: Clyde Bruckman’s The Battle...

8:45pm

A Special Event! Film Classics in 35mm! Stéphane Audran, 1932-2018

BABETTE'S FEAST

Denmark | 1987 | Gabriel Axel

This Oscar-winning classic ushered in a wave of food movies that hasn’t abated yet. (According to The NY Times, it’s also Pope Francis’ favorite film.) Stéphane Audran (who died in March) plays a 19th-century French exile who hides her past as a gourmet chef when she becomes housekeeper and cook for two elderly, unmarried sisters who head an ascetic, pious Protestant community in remote Denmark. From an Isak Dinesen story. Subtitles. 35mm. 103 min.

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

4pm

A Special Event! Film Classics in 35mm! Stéphane Audran, 1932-2018

BABETTE'S FEAST

Denmark | 1987 | Gabriel Axel

This Oscar-winning classic ushered in a wave of food movies that hasn’t abated yet. (According to The NY Times, it’s also Pope Francis’ favorite film.) Stéphane Audran (who died in March) plays a 19th-century French exile who hides her past as a gourmet chef when she becomes housekeeper and cook for two elderly, unmarried sisters who head an ascetic, pious Protestant community in remote Denmark. From an Isak Dinesen story. Subtitles. 35mm. 103 min.

6:30pm

New 4K Restoration!

BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT

United States | 1982/2007 | Ridley Scott

The 25th-anniversary edition of Blade Runner was the only one on which director Ridley Scott had total artistic control. It restores footage that was cut out of earlier versions, and is the definitive edition of this visionary sci-fi classic. Set in a dystopian 2019 Los Angeles, Blade Runner tells of a weary ex-cop (Harrison Ford) who is enlisted to track down and terminate four mutinous androids (“replicants”) who have come to Earth to meet their...

8:45pm

In 4K!

BLADE RUNNER 2049

Canada, Hungary, United Kingdom, United States | 2017 | Denis Villeneuve

Was Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve crazy to have agreed to make the sequel to one of the most beloved and influential cult sci-fi films of all time? Maybe not. His acclaimed follow-up not only honors the original in terms of story, cast, themes, music, and “look” but also takes the saga into bold new directions. Set 30 years after the events of the first movie (see 5/27 at 6:30), the new film stars Ryan Gosling...

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

6:30pm

New 4K Restoration!

MANILA IN THE CLAWS OF LIGHT

Philippines | 1975 | Lino Brocka

Sometimes called the greatest Filipino film ever made, Lino Brocka’s breakthrough drama was revived in 2013 as a “Cannes Classic” and has a 100% critics’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes. A provincial fisherman moves to Marcos-era Manila to find his girlfriend who has disappeared there. But he is unprepared for the harsh, squalid, sordid living conditions in the big city. In this movie, Brocka, who died in a 1991 car crash at age 51, added a...

8:55pm

Cleveland premiere!

12 DAYS

France | 2017 | Raymond Depardon

Every year in France, 92,000 people are placed under psychiatric care without their consent. Within 12 days of their confinement, each of these individuals is entitled to a hearing before a judge during which they can advocate for their release. For the first time ever, a filmmaker (veteran documentarian Raymond Depardon) has been given access to these closed-door sessions, and what his compassionate camera records is fascinating, heartbreaking, sometimes hilarious, always human. “Rarely has a...

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