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Saturday, December 01, 2018

5pm

The Films of Jacques Becker. New Digital Restoration!

ANTOINE AND ANTOINETTE

France | 1947 | Jacques Becker

Jacques Becker’s lively, affectionate tribute to the Parisian working class focuses on a printer and his sales clerk wife. She wins the lottery but he misplaces the ticket, causing tensions in their marriage. This romantic gem, “one of the most likeable pictures of its time” (Cinema: The Magic Vehicle), was the first of Becker’s “youth” or “loving couples” trilogy. The other two parts show over the next two weekends. Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 84...

6:45pm

New Digital Restoration!

THIS IS CINERAMA

United States | 1952 | Merian C. Cooper

Here’s a new digital restoration of the dazzling, dizzying movie that introduced Cinerama to the world! (Cinerama was a widescreen process in which three synchronized projectors, in three different booths, each projected one third of a single, panoramic image onto a huge, curved screen with an arc of 146 degrees.) Only three cinemas in the world are still equipped for Cinerama film projection, but thanks to newly developed “Smilebox” technology, other theaters (like us) are...

9:15pm

Orson Welles in 35mm!

TOUCH OF EVIL

United States | 1958/98 | Orson Welles

Orson Welles’ garish, flamboyant crime thriller is set in a sin-soaked hellhole of a town on the Mexican border, where a corrupt, corpulent cop (Welles) locks horns with a Mexican narcotics officer (Charlton Heston) over a murder investigation that spirals into drugs and kidnapping. We will show the reconstructed long version of the film, incorporating changes suggested by Welles in a 58-page memo to Universal Pictures. With Janet Leigh, Marlene Dietrich, and Joseph Cotten. Studio...

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Sunday, December 02, 2018

3:30pm

Cleveland premiere!

MONROVIA, INDIANA

United States | 2018 | Frederick Wiseman

The 44th film by America’s preeminent nonfiction filmmaker, Frederick Wiseman, finds the 88-year-old director traveling to a small farming community (pop. 1063) in the heart of Trump country. But national politics has not brought him to this red state; he’s more interested in the people, their way of life, their rituals and institutions (churches, clubs), and their values (duty, service, generosity). The result is another one of Wiseman’s patented patient and poetic portraits of life...

6:30pm

Orson Welles in 35mm!

TOUCH OF EVIL

United States | 1958/98 | Orson Welles

Orson Welles’ garish, flamboyant crime thriller is set in a sin-soaked hellhole of a town on the Mexican border, where a corrupt, corpulent cop (Welles) locks horns with a Mexican narcotics officer (Charlton Heston) over a murder investigation that spirals into drugs and kidnapping. We will show the reconstructed long version of the film, incorporating changes suggested by Welles in a 58-page memo to Universal Pictures. With Janet Leigh, Marlene Dietrich, and Joseph Cotten. Studio...

8:45pm

The Films of Jacques Becker. New Digital Restoration!

ANTOINE AND ANTOINETTE

France | 1947 | Jacques Becker

Jacques Becker’s lively, affectionate tribute to the Parisian working class focuses on a printer and his sales clerk wife. She wins the lottery but he misplaces the ticket, causing tensions in their marriage. This romantic gem, “one of the most likeable pictures of its time” (Cinema: The Magic Vehicle), was the first of Becker’s “youth” or “loving couples” trilogy. The other two parts show over the next two weekends. Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 84...

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Thursday, December 06, 2018

6:30pm

Cleveland premiere!

A BREAD FACTORY, PART ONE: FOR THE SAKE OF GOLD

United States | 2018 | Patrick Wang

The new two-part comedy-drama written and directed by indie phenom Patrick Wang (In the Family) is the story of a community arts center, The Bread Factory, in the small town of Checkford, NY. Tyne Daly plays one half of the female couple that has run the center for 40 years, but now faces an existential threat when a celebrity couple—performance artists from China—comes to Checkford to build an enormous arts complex down the street, signifying...

8:45pm

Cleveland premiere!

A BREAD FACTORY, PART TWO: WALK WITH ME A WHILE

2018 | Patrick Wang

The second half of Patrick (In the Family) Wang’s new comedy-drama (see 12/6 at 6:30) continues the saga of The Bread Factory, a community arts center in the small but changing town of Checkford, NY. The 40-year-old facility suddenly faces competition from a new arts complex down the street. Though rehearsals for the Greek play Hecuba are underway at The Bread Factory, the real theatrics are outside the center. The town has been invaded by...

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Friday, December 07, 2018

7pm

35mm Scope Print!

MUSEO

Mexico | 2018 | Alonso Ruizpalacios

Gael García Bernal stars in this “fabulously entertaining” (Variety) new comedy thriller in which two gormless Mexican veterinary students break into Mexico’s National Museum of Anthropology on Christmas Eve 1985 and steal 140 Mayan and Mesoamerican objects. Based on an actual case, this widely praised new film is funny, rueful, stylish, and even thoughtful, raising the sensitive issue of cultural plundering of ancient artifacts. “Made of dazzle and wit and melancholy…An irresistibly inventive and unusually...

9:30pm

Back by Popular Demand!

SURFER: TEEN CONFRONTS FEAR

United States | 2018 | Douglas Burke

Hailed by some as the new The Room (meaning it’s so bad, it’s good), Douglas Burke’s earnest indie drama is actually sui generis—a true original! Burke produced, directed, wrote, stars in, and composed the music for his “spiritual” movie, in which his real-life son Sage plays a teen surfer paralyzed by fear after a near-death experience in the water. Burke père plays the ghost of the kid’s father (he’s composed of electricity and squid ink,...

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Saturday, December 08, 2018

5pm

The Films of Jacques Becker. New Digital Restoration!

RENDEZVOUS IN JULY

France | 1949 | Jacques Becker

The second part of Jacques Becker’s “youth” or “loving couples” trilogy (see 12/1 at 5:00) focuses on a close-knit group of young Parisian artists and bohemians in postwar Saint-Germain-des-Prés as they try to find their place in the world via jazz, theatre, cinema, and love. “Superabundant in charm, wit and soul…Has many expressive visual touches.” –NY Times (2018). Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 112 min.

7:15pm

Film Classics in 35mm! Neil Simon, 1927-2018

AFTER THE FOX

Italy, United Kingdom | 1966 | Vittorio De Sica

Peter Sellers plays a master criminal (“the Fox”) who masquerades as an Italian film director in this comedy penned by late playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon. (It was Simon’s first screenplay; Cesare Zavattini, the great Italian screenwriter of such Vittorio De Sica neorealist classics as The Bicycle Thief and Umberto D., was the co-writer and De Sica directed.) After stealing a cache of gold bullion in Egypt, “the Fox” schemes to smuggle it into Europe...

9:20pm

35mm Scope Print!

MUSEO

Mexico | 2018 | Alonso Ruizpalacios

Gael García Bernal stars in this “fabulously entertaining” (Variety) new comedy thriller in which two gormless Mexican veterinary students break into Mexico’s National Museum of Anthropology on Christmas Eve 1985 and steal 140 Mayan and Mesoamerican objects. Based on an actual case, this widely praised new film is funny, rueful, stylish, and even thoughtful, raising the sensitive issue of cultural plundering of ancient artifacts. “Made of dazzle and wit and melancholy…An irresistibly inventive and unusually...

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Sunday, December 09, 2018

3:30pm

Cleveland premiere!

A BREAD FACTORY, PART ONE: FOR THE SAKE OF GOLD

United States | 2018 | Patrick Wang

The new two-part comedy-drama written and directed by indie phenom Patrick Wang (In the Family) is the story of a community arts center, The Bread Factory, in the small town of Checkford, NY. Tyne Daly plays one half of the female couple that has run the center for 40 years, but now faces an existential threat when a celebrity couple—performance artists from China—comes to Checkford to build an enormous arts complex down the street, signifying...

6:30pm

Cleveland premiere!

A BREAD FACTORY, PART TWO: WALK WITH ME A WHILE

2018 | Patrick Wang

The second half of Patrick (In the Family) Wang’s new comedy-drama (see 12/6 at 6:30) continues the saga of The Bread Factory, a community arts center in the small but changing town of Checkford, NY. The 40-year-old facility suddenly faces competition from a new arts complex down the street. Though rehearsals for the Greek play Hecuba are underway at The Bread Factory, the real theatrics are outside the center. The town has been invaded by...

8:50pm

The Films of Jacques Becker. New Digital Restoration!

RENDEZVOUS IN JULY

France | 1949 | Jacques Becker

The second part of Jacques Becker’s “youth” or “loving couples” trilogy (see 12/1 at 5:00) focuses on a close-knit group of young Parisian artists and bohemians in postwar Saint-Germain-des-Prés as they try to find their place in the world via jazz, theatre, cinema, and love. “Superabundant in charm, wit and soul…Has many expressive visual touches.” –NY Times (2018). Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 112 min.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

6:45pm

Film Classics in 35mm! Charles Aznavour, 1924-2018

SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER

France | 1960 | François Truffaut

The late, great French singer Charles Aznavour was best known to American film buffs as the indelible, unflappable star of this François Truffaut New Wave crime classic. Aznavour plays an ex-concert pianist working at a seedy bar when he gets involved with crooks and murder. Truffaut’s hugely enjoyable second feature mixes comedy and tragedy, and enhances its pulpy B-movie plot with bold stylistic innovations. Scope print! Subtitles. 80 min.

8:25pm

The Films of Jacques Becker. New Digital Restoration!

EDWARD AND CAROLINE

France | 1951 | Jacques Becker

Pianist Edward and his wife Caroline are expected at a party at the house of her affluent and influential uncle. Edward plans to use the opportunity to wow the gathering’s fancy guests with his musical abilities. But the couple engages in a long, lingering argument before the party and it threatens to torpedo their night out. The final part of Becker’s “youth” or “loving couples” trilogy “has the allure of an American screwball comedy but...

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Friday, December 14, 2018

7pm

Burt Reynolds, 1936-2018. Director’s Cut!

AT LONG LAST LOVE

United States | 1975 | Peter Bogdanovich

One of the worst reviewed movies of the 1970s has been re-edited into a version closer to Peter Bogdanovich’s shooting script and his first pre-release cut. And it’s been favorably received; Richard Brody in The New Yorker recently called it “a blazingly original masterwork.” The late Burt Reynolds stars in the picture (along with Cybill Shepherd, Madeline Kahn, and Eileen Brennan) which is comprised of 18 musical numbers—all Cole Porter songs. The film is a...

9:25pm

Cleveland premiere!

THE GREAT BUSTER: A CELEBRATION

United States | 2018 | Peter Bogdanovich

The comic and filmmaking genius of silent screen comedian Buster Keaton is celebrated in Peter Bogdanovich’s latest picture, which mixes a wealth of film clips with new interviews with Mel Brooks, Bill Hader, Werner Herzog, Quentin Tarantino, et al. “Certain to please Keaton aficionados. Most importantly, it’s likely to induce newcomers to investigate the great stone face for themselves.” –Hollywood Reporter. DCP. 102 min.

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

5pm

The Films of Jacques Becker. New Digital Restoration!

EDWARD AND CAROLINE

France | 1951 | Jacques Becker

Pianist Edward and his wife Caroline are expected at a party at the house of her affluent and influential uncle. Edward plans to use the opportunity to wow the gathering’s fancy guests with his musical abilities. But the couple engages in a long, lingering argument before the party and it threatens to torpedo their night out. The final part of Becker’s “youth” or “loving couples” trilogy “has the allure of an American screwball comedy but...

6:50pm

Cleveland premiere!

THE GREAT BUSTER: A CELEBRATION

United States | 2018 | Peter Bogdanovich

The comic and filmmaking genius of silent screen comedian Buster Keaton is celebrated in Peter Bogdanovich’s latest picture, which mixes a wealth of film clips with new interviews with Mel Brooks, Bill Hader, Werner Herzog, Quentin Tarantino, et al. “Certain to please Keaton aficionados. Most importantly, it’s likely to induce newcomers to investigate the great stone face for themselves.” –Hollywood Reporter. DCP. 102 min.

8:55pm

Film Classics in 35mm! Charles Aznavour, 1924-2018

SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER

France | 1960 | François Truffaut

The late, great French singer Charles Aznavour was best known to American film buffs as the indelible, unflappable star of this François Truffaut New Wave crime classic. Aznavour plays an ex-concert pianist working at a seedy bar when he gets involved with crooks and murder. Truffaut’s hugely enjoyable second feature mixes comedy and tragedy, and enhances its pulpy B-movie plot with bold stylistic innovations. Scope print! Subtitles. 80 min.

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Sunday, December 16, 2018

3pm

Ingmar Bergman 100. New Digital Restoration!

FANNY AND ALEXANDER (UNCUT TV VERSION)

Sweden | 1982 | Ingmar Bergman

We conclude our year-long celebration of Ingmar Bergman’s centennial year with one of the Swedish master’s greatest and most beloved films—shown in a version that’s two hours longer than the cut released to theaters! This sumptuous family epic is a magnificent summation of the themes (love and loneliness; dreams and nightmares; pain and ecstasy; God and emptiness; reality and illusion; theatre and cinema) that preoccupied the great filmmaker throughout his long career. Set in early...

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