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Cinematheque . Film Schedule . FOOLISH WIVES

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Film Classics in 35mm! 100th Anniversary!


United States | 1922 | Erich von Stroheim

FOOLISH WIVES film still

The feature that Erich von Stroheim made right before Greed was a typically extravagant spectacle that Universal touted as the first picture to cost over a million dollars. Set in Monte Carlo, this shocking, cynical movie tells of a ruthless con man (von Stroheim, “the man you love to hate”) who poses as a Russian count in order to seduce and extort money from naïve, wealthy American wives. Restored version courtesy of the San Francisco Film Society. Recorded music. 35mm. 110 min. @ 24 frames per second.

Special admission $13; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $10. No passes.

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Saturday 11/26
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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: $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.