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Cleveland premiere!

JOURNEY TO THE WEST

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France, Taiwan | 2014 | Tsai Ming-liang

JOURNEY TO THE WEST film still

In this non-narrative film by Taiwanese master Tsai Ming-liang (The Hole; Goodbye, Dragon Inn), Tsai’s perennial star Lee Kang-sheng impersonates a robed Buddhist monk who walks barefoot at a glacial pace through the hustle and bustle of modern Marseille. Tsai’s sixth entry in his globe-trotting, slo-mo “Walker” series is a mesmerizing mix of documentary and performance art—and the only one that co-stars cult French actor Denis Lavant (Beau Travail, Holy Motors), who mimics (mocks?) the monk. Cleveland premiere. DCP. 56 min. Preceded at 6:30 by Nathaniel Dorsky’s 18-min. silent film The Visitation (USA, 2002, 16mm), the first of Dorsky’s “Two Devotional Songs.” Total 74 min.

Special admission $13; members, CIA/CSU I.D. holders, age 25 & under $10; no passes.

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Sunday 6/23
6:30pm
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General Admission: $12
Member: $9 (includes CIA and CSU I.D. holders)
Age 25 & under: $9 (proof of age required)
Additional film on the same day: $9 (or the member price for that film)
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