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Friday, July 05, 2024

7pm

Back by Popular Demand!

THE PEOPLE’S JOKER

United States | 2022 | Vera Drew

Vera Drew’s semi-autobiographical Batman satire—about an aspiring clown (Drew) in a Gotham City where comedy is outlawed—is a gutsy, gonzo work that reimagines the origin story of the Caped Crusader’s nemesis as a trans coming-of-age tale. DCP. 92 min.

9pm

Back Again by Popular Demand!

HUNDREDS OF BEAVERS

United States | 2022 | Mike Cheslik

A 19th-century trapper battles scores of buck-toothed varmints (all played by humans in mascot costumes) who have destroyed his applejack distillery in this wordless, wildly inventive, live-action comic book-cum-videogame—the indie comedy sensation of 2024! DCP. 108 min.

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Saturday, July 06, 2024

5pm

Francis Ford Coppola: Adolescence Now

YOU’RE A BIG BOY NOW

United States | 1966 | Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola’s breakthrough film is a French New Wave-inspired comedy about a 19-year-old virgin (Peter Kastner), living in a NYC boarding house, who tries to shake his over-protective parents and make it with a go-go dancer (Elizabeth Hartman). The great supporting cast includes Geraldine Page, Rip Torn, Julie Harris, and Karen Black. Includes songs by the Lovin’ Spoonful. 4K DCP. 96 min.

7pm

Film Classics in 35mm?*

CASINO

France, United States | 1995 | Martin Scorsese

Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s bravura epic of 1970s Las Vegas, about a Chicago bookmaker with Mafia connections who is sent west to manage the Tangiers casino and hotel. Things go skimmingly swimmingly for him—until they don’t. Goodfellas co-screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi co-wrote the screenplay, adapting his nonfiction book. With Don Rickles. 35mm. 178 min. *Due to a technical problem on one of our 35mm projectors, Casino (as...

7

Sunday, July 07, 2024

4pm

Cleveland theatrical premiere!

NOWHERE SPECIAL

Italy, Romania, United Kingdom | 2020 | Uberto Pasolini

This touching, understated drama stars James Norton (Little Women) as a 35-year-old single father who learns that he is dying, prompting him to look for a new family for his three-year-old son. “One of the great father-son movies.” –IndieWire. Cleveland theatrical premiere. DCP. 96 min.

6:30pm

Cleveland theatrical premiere!

REVIVAL69: THE CONCERT THAT ROCKED THE WORLD

Canada, France | 2022 | Ron Chapman

John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, the Doors, Alice Cooper, and other legendary musicians perform before 20,000 fans at the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival music festival in September, 1969. This new film is a behind-the-scenes look at a one-day concert that has been called “the second most important event in rock and roll history." Culminating in John Lennon's first public performance with the Plastic Ono Band, the festival almost didn’t happen. Cleveland...

8:15pm

Francis Ford Coppola: Adolescence Now

YOU’RE A BIG BOY NOW

United States | 1966 | Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola’s breakthrough film is a French New Wave-inspired comedy about a 19-year-old virgin (Peter Kastner), living in a NYC boarding house, who tries to shake his over-protective parents and make it with a go-go dancer (Elizabeth Hartman). The great supporting cast includes Geraldine Page, Rip Torn, Julie Harris, and Karen Black. Includes songs by the Lovin’ Spoonful. 4K DCP. 96 min.

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Thursday, July 11, 2024

6:45pm

Film Classics in 35mm! Francis Ford Coppola: Adolescence Now

THE OUTSIDERS

France | 1983 | Francis Ford Coppola

An amazing cast of future stars—Tom Cruise, Matt Dillon, Emilio Estevez, Leif Garrett, C. Thomas Howell, Ralph Macchio, Diane Lane, Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze—shines in Francis Ford Coppola’s film version of S. E. Hinton’s novel, about two teen gangs from opposite sides of the tracks in 1960s Tulsa. Tom Waits, Sofia Coppola, and Hinton herself also appear. 35mm scope print of the original theatrical version (not the expanded "complete novel" cut). 94 min.

8:40pm

Cleveland premiere!

A PRINCE

France | 2023 | Pierre Creton

John Waters’ second favorite film of 2023 (it was also on Cahiers du Cinéma’s top ten list) is a painterly, pastoral tale of a gay horticulture student and gardener whose relationships with three older mentors—his school’s principal, his botany teacher, and his employer—expand his knowledge of plants and unleash his sexuality. This quiet, meditative work relays its story largely through voiceover; one of the three narrators is Mathieu Amalric. The filmmaker plays the older version...

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Friday, July 12, 2024

7pm

Cleveland premiere!

COMA

France | 2022 | Bertrand Bonello

From the director of The Beast and Zombi Child comes this tale of an 18-year-old girl, homebound and perpetually online during a global health crisis, who falls under the spell of a mysterious vlogger named Patricia Coma. Eventually, the lines between the teen’s dreams, fears, hopes, and reality begin to blur—rendered on screen with a dazzling mix of animation and live action. Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 82 min.

8:45pm

Film Classics in 35mm! Francis Ford Coppola: Adolescence Now

THE OUTSIDERS

France | 1983 | Francis Ford Coppola

An amazing cast of future stars—Tom Cruise, Matt Dillon, Emilio Estevez, Leif Garrett, C. Thomas Howell, Ralph Macchio, Diane Lane, Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze—shines in Francis Ford Coppola’s film version of S. E. Hinton’s novel, about two teen gangs from opposite sides of the tracks in 1960s Tulsa. Tom Waits, Sofia Coppola, and Hinton herself also appear. 35mm scope print of the original theatrical version (not the expanded "complete novel" cut). 94 min.

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Saturday, July 13, 2024

5pm

4K Restoration!

IT (1927)

United States | 1927 | Clarence Badger, Josef von Sternberg

Clara Bow (whom Taylor Swift sings about in her Tortured Poets Department album) rocketed to stardom in this blockbuster silent film. She plays a poor but spunky department store clerk who has designs on her handsome, wealthy boss. The film proved so popular that Bow was known ever after as the “It girl.”With Gary Cooper. Music track. DCP. 72 min.

6:30pm

New 4K Restoration! Grafton Nunes presents

SEVEN SAMURAI

Japan | 1954 | Akira Kurosawa

Voted the greatest foreign-language film of all time in an int’l poll conducted by BBC Culture in 2018, Akira Kurosawa’s stirring epic is set in 16th-century Japan, where a ragtag bunch of out-of-work samurai join together to protect a poor farming village from marauding bandits. Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura star in this influential classic that will be introduced at 6:30 by Grafton Nunes, film scholar and former President + CEO of the Cleveland Institute...

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Sunday, July 14, 2024

4:30pm

New 4K Restoration!

TIME OF THE HEATHEN

United States | 1961 | Peter Kass

Once thought lost but recently rediscovered and newly restored, this indie-film anomaly is the only movie by theater actor/director/teacher Peter Kass. Shot in upstate New York and set four years after the bombing of Hiroshima, the film tells of a Bible-carrying drifter who witnesses the killing of a Black housekeeper and then is himself accused of the crime. He flees with the woman’s deaf-mute son. This b&w movie’s somber mood of post-traumatic distress and collective...

6:30pm

Cleveland premiere!

A PRINCE

France | 2023 | Pierre Creton

John Waters’ second favorite film of 2023 (it was also on Cahiers du Cinéma’s top ten list) is a painterly, pastoral tale of a gay horticulture student and gardener whose relationships with three older mentors—his school’s principal, his botany teacher, and his employer—expand his knowledge of plants and unleash his sexuality. This quiet, meditative work relays its story largely through voiceover; one of the three narrators is Mathieu Amalric. The filmmaker plays the older version...

8:15pm

Cleveland premiere!

COMA

France | 2022 | Bertrand Bonello

From the director of The Beast and Zombi Child comes this tale of an 18-year-old girl, homebound and perpetually online during a global health crisis, who falls under the spell of a mysterious vlogger named Patricia Coma. Eventually, the lines between the teen’s dreams, fears, hopes, and reality begin to blur—rendered on screen with a dazzling mix of animation and live action. Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 82 min.

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

6:30pm

Cleveland premiere!

KIDNAPPED: THE ABDUCTION OF EDGARDO MORTARA

France, Germany, Italy | 2023 | Marco Bellocchio

In 1858 Bologna, a seven-year-old Jewish boy who was secretly baptized by his nurse is kidnapped from his home by papal authorities and raised as a Catholic. This outrageous incident—and the resultant outcry from family members and the public—is dramatized in a powerful, sumptuous historical drama by octogenarian Italian master Marco Bellocchio (Fists in the Pocket, Vincere). “An expertly paced, gorgeously shot and evocative true story of faith, family, and the power of people coming...

9:05pm

Cleveland premiere!

BANEL & ADAMA

France, Mali, Qatar, Senegal | 2023 | Ramata-Toulaye Sy

Senegal’s official submission for the 2024 Oscar for Best Int’l Feature is a beautifully-realized fable set in a village in northern Senegal. Two teen lovers find that their total devotion to each other conflicts with their duty to the community and other local traditions. “A striking debut.” –Variety. Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 87 min.

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Friday, July 19, 2024

7pm

100th Anniversary! New Digital Restoration!

THE NAVIGATOR

United States | 1924 | Buster Keaton, Donald Crisp

Buster Keaton, in one of his greatest silent comedies, plays a wealthy fop adrift on a deserted ocean liner with his ditsy sweetheart. New music score by Robert Israel. “The funniest of all Keaton’s features.” –Time Out. Cleveland revival premiere. DCP. 59 min.

8:20pm

Cleveland premiere!

KIDNAPPED: THE ABDUCTION OF EDGARDO MORTARA

France, Germany, Italy | 2023 | Marco Bellocchio

In 1858 Bologna, a seven-year-old Jewish boy who was secretly baptized by his nurse is kidnapped from his home by papal authorities and raised as a Catholic. This outrageous incident—and the resultant outcry from family members and the public—is dramatized in a powerful, sumptuous historical drama by octogenarian Italian master Marco Bellocchio (Fists in the Pocket, Vincere). “An expertly paced, gorgeously shot and evocative true story of faith, family, and the power of people coming...

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Saturday, July 20, 2024

5pm

Cleveland premiere!

BANEL & ADAMA

France, Mali, Qatar, Senegal | 2023 | Ramata-Toulaye Sy

Senegal’s official submission for the 2024 Oscar for Best Int’l Feature is a beautifully-realized fable set in a village in northern Senegal. Two teen lovers find that their total devotion to each other conflicts with their duty to the community and other local traditions. “A striking debut.” –Variety. Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 87 min.

6:50pm

Francis Ford Coppola: Adolescence Now

RUMBLE FISH

United States | 1983 | Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola’s second S. E. Hinton adaptation (after The Outsiders; see 7/11 at 6:45) is a bold, expressionistic work that Sofia Coppola has called her favorite of her father’s films. Shot immediately after The Outsiders with three of that movie’s cast members (Matt Dillon, Diane Lane, and Tom Waits) along with Mickey Rourke, Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper, and Larry Fishburne, the b&w movie tells of a restless teen tough guy whose idolization of his...

8:45pm

Film Classics in 35mm! 50th Anniversary!

THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE

United States | 1974 | Joseph Sargent

Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw star in this thrilling crime drama in which armed thugs hijack a NYC subway car and hold the conductor and riders hostage for a hefty ransom. Remade twice, the film also inspired the characters’ names in Reservoir Dogs. 35mm. 104 min.

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Sunday, July 21, 2024

4:15pm

Cinécraft's Neil McCormick introduces

BUCKEYES GO! VINTAGE “ROAD MOVIES” MADE IN OHIO

United States | 1954-76 | various directors

This summer, take a trip in and around the Buckeye State and through time—courtesy of three classic, colorful “sponsored films” made by Cleveland’s Cinécraft Productions, the country's longest-standing corporate film & video production house. All three can be seen as “road movies.” First up is Free Wheelin’ (1976), a documentary about 1970s van culture as seen at the 1976 National Truck-In in Bowling Green, KY. Sponsored by B.F. Goodrich Tires, the movie is like a...

6:30pm

Film Classics in 35mm! 50th Anniversary!

THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE

United States | 1974 | Joseph Sargent

Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw star in this thrilling crime drama in which armed thugs hijack a NYC subway car and hold the conductor and riders hostage for a hefty ransom. Remade twice, the film also inspired the characters’ names in Reservoir Dogs. 35mm. 104 min.

8:40pm

Francis Ford Coppola: Adolescence Now

RUMBLE FISH

United States | 1983 | Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola’s second S. E. Hinton adaptation (after The Outsiders; see 7/11 at 6:45) is a bold, expressionistic work that Sofia Coppola has called her favorite of her father’s films. Shot immediately after The Outsiders with three of that movie’s cast members (Matt Dillon, Diane Lane, and Tom Waits) along with Mickey Rourke, Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper, and Larry Fishburne, the b&w movie tells of a restless teen tough guy whose idolization of his...

25

Thursday, July 25, 2024

7pm

Special Art House Theater Day Event! Mary Jo Bole in Person!

FAMILY WHITE ELEPHANTS

United States | 2024 | Mary Jo Bole

In her first feature film, prominent Cleveland-born-and-raised (now Columbus-based) artist Mary Jo Bole mines an eccentric inherited archive to trace her family tree, which includes industrial magnates like the Carnegies and Rockefellers on one side and Eastern European immigrant factory workers on the other. Piecing together stories via a collection of photographs, newspaper clippings, and other ephemera, and aided by interviews with her now deceased mother, Bole provides a familial front-row seat to the Gilded...

26

Friday, July 26, 2024

7pm

Jim Jarmusch’s nocturnal fantasy

ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE

France, Germany, Greece, United Kingdom | 2013 | Jim Jarmusch

Adam and Eve (Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton) are hipster vampire lovers married for centuries. (Adam is also a famous, reclusive, depressed musician.) But their relationship is strained by the sudden arrival of Eve’s unruly younger sister from L.A. (Mia Wasikowska). Jim Jarmusch’s wry, laconic, nocturnal fantasy is set largely within the underground music scene of a devastated Detroit. With Anton Yelchin, Jeffrey Wright, and John Hurt. DCP. 123 min.

9:25pm

Cleveland premiere!

2024 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL SHORT FILM TOUR

Japan, Spain, United Kingdom, United States | 2023-24 | various directors

Seven short films from January’s 40th Sundance Film Festival—fiction, nonfiction, and animation—make up the latest edition of this popular annual program. Sundance is widely considered the premier American showcase for new independent short films, serving for four decades as the launchpad for many now-prominent filmmakers, including Andrea Arnold, Damien Chazelle, Sky Hopinka, and Taika Waititi. Four countries are represented in this year’s collection, and three festival award winners are included: Phoebe Jane Hart’s Bug Diner...

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Saturday, July 27, 2024

5pm

Milestones of Pre-Revolution Iranian Cinema. New Digital Restoration!

DOWNPOUR

Iran | 1972 | Bahram Beyzaie

The entrancing first feature by esteemed Iranian moviemaker and theater director Bahram Beyzaie (Bashu, the Little Stranger) is one of the key works of Iran’s pre-revolution “New Wave.” Restored from the only known film print, the work employs humor and style to tell of a newly-arrived schoolteacher who falls for the beautiful sister of one of his unruly students. But she is betrothed to a wealthy butcher. “What appears to be just a charming comic...

7:30pm

Cleveland premiere!

2024 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL SHORT FILM TOUR

Japan, Spain, United Kingdom, United States | 2023-24 | various directors

Seven short films from January’s 40th Sundance Film Festival—fiction, nonfiction, and animation—make up the latest edition of this popular annual program. Sundance is widely considered the premier American showcase for new independent short films, serving for four decades as the launchpad for many now-prominent filmmakers, including Andrea Arnold, Damien Chazelle, Sky Hopinka, and Taika Waititi. Four countries are represented in this year’s collection, and three festival award winners are included: Phoebe Jane Hart’s Bug Diner...

9:40pm

Joseph Sargent's early AI thriller

COLOSSUS: THE FORBIN PROJECT

United States | 1970 | Joseph Sargent

U.S. government officials who apparently never saw 2001: A Space Odyssey assign control of the country’s nuclear weapons to a supercomputer. What could possibly go wrong? This early AI thriller from the future director of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (see 7/20 at 8:45) is a big favorite among those who know it. Scope DCP. 100 min.

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Sunday, July 28, 2024

4:30pm

Film Classics in 16mm! 50th Anniversary!

37-73

United States | 1974 | Richard Myers

Richard Myers’ surreal dream-memory piece about growing up in Massillon, Ohio, is an ideal introduction to the visually-stunning work of this NE Ohio-based (but nationally known) artist and indie filmmaker, a Cleveland Arts Prize recipient. Myers’ award-winning movies have been praised by Roger Ebert, Pauline Kael, and many others. The film’s title references the year Myers was born and the year the film was shot. 16mm. 56 min.

6:30pm

Joseph Sargent's early AI thriller

COLOSSUS: THE FORBIN PROJECT

United States | 1970 | Joseph Sargent

U.S. government officials who apparently never saw 2001: A Space Odyssey assign control of the country’s nuclear weapons to a supercomputer. What could possibly go wrong? This early AI thriller from the future director of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (see 7/20 at 8:45) is a big favorite among those who know it. Scope DCP. 100 min.

8:30pm

Jim Jarmusch’s nocturnal fantasy

ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE

France, Germany, Greece, United Kingdom | 2013 | Jim Jarmusch

Adam and Eve (Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton) are hipster vampire lovers married for centuries. (Adam is also a famous, reclusive, depressed musician.) But their relationship is strained by the sudden arrival of Eve’s unruly younger sister from L.A. (Mia Wasikowska). Jim Jarmusch’s wry, laconic, nocturnal fantasy is set largely within the underground music scene of a devastated Detroit. With Anton Yelchin, Jeffrey Wright, and John Hurt. DCP. 123 min.

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