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Cinematheque . Film Schedule . BALL OF FIRE

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Film Classics in 35mm! Hawksian Rhapsodies


United States | 1941 | Howard Hawks

BALL OF FIRE film still

Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett wrote this rarely shown screwball comedy by the great Howard Hawks. It’s a reworking of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in which the fusty domicile of a fuddy-duddy professor (Gary Cooper) and seven other unmarried grammarians is transformed by the sudden arrival of a brash, slang-spewing stripper (Barbara Stanwyck) who’s hiding out from both gangsters and the police. Cinematography by Gregg Toland. On the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry. “Pure joy.” –Time Out Film Guide. 111 min.

Special event pricing $12; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $9. No passes, twofers, or radio winners.

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Saturday 3/2
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at the Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

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Single Film Admission

General Admission: $10
Member: $7 (includes CIA and CSU I.D. holders)
Age 25 & under: $7 (proof of age required)
Additional film on the same day: $7 (or the member price for that film)

Note: Special events cost more. Exceptions are noted.