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Cleveland premiere!


France, United States | 2022 | Frederick Wiseman

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Sophia Tolstaya, wife of Leo Tolstoy, reflects on her relationship with the great writer in this rare non-documentary by America’s great nonfiction filmmaker Frederick Wiseman. French actress Nathalie Boutefeu plays Tolstaya in this one-woman show. She also co-wrote the screenplay with Wiseman, which is based on Tolstaya’s letters and diaries. “An expressive and moving portrait of a tempestuous marriage.” –Hollywood Reporter. Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 63 min.

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

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11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

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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.

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