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Cinematheque . Film Schedule . SAMPO

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SAMPO

aka THE DAY THE EARTH FROZE
Finland, USSR | 1959 | Aleksandr Ptushko

SAMPO film still

Released dubbed and heavily cut in the U.S., this gorgeous mythical fantasy by the Soviet Union’s prodigious special effects wiz Aleksandr Ptushko has recently been restored to its original color and widescreen splendor. Based on the Finnish national epic “Kalevala,” the film tells of an evil witch who covets the Sampo, a magical mill that produces unlimited salt, grain, and gold. When she can’t get it, she steals the sun, plunging the world into darkness and cold. “An impossibly beautiful film.” –Tim Lucas. Cleveland premiere. Finnish with subtitles. DCP. 91 min.

General admission $11; members, CIA & CSU I.D.holders, and those age 25 & under $8.

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UGETSU
WITCHCRAFT THROUGH THE AGES

Friday 10/28
7pm
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Single Film Admission

General Admission: $11
Member: $8 (includes CIA and CSU I.D. holders)
Age 25 & under: $8 (proof of age required)
Additional film on the same day: $8 (or the member price for that film)
Note: Certain films cost more. Exceptions are noted.

No refunds unless screening is canceled.