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Support the Cinematheque from home!

Theatrical screenings in our auditorium have resumed, but these films can be viewed online from the comfort of home. Watching them through the links below supports the Cinematheque! New titles will be added every week. 

Previous virtual offerings may still be available to stream. See Film Schedule pages for titles, descriptions, and links.

Black Box

France/Belgium | 2021 | Yann Gozlan

In this gripping suspense movie, a young black box analyst investigating the fatal crash of a brand-new aircraft feels that the authorities have closed the case prematurely. So he continues his own inquiry—at great personal peril. “Buckle up. Black Box is the kind of smart, taut conspiracy thriller Hollywood used to consistently make.” –Variety.  Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. 129 min.

Black Box, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 6/24 thru at least 7/14 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $10 and you have 3 days to watch it. 

https://distribfilmsusvirtual.vhx.tv/products/black-box-cleveland-cinematheque

The Earth is Blue as an Orange

Ukraine/Lithuania | 2020 | Iryna Tsilyk 

Trauma is transformed into poetry in this multi-award-winning nonfiction film that focuses on a single mother and her four children living in a small town in the war-ravaged Donbass region of Ukraine during 2014-15. The whole clan is passionate about cinema, so they collaborate on this film inspired by their surreal lives, turning their home into a creative refuge from the destructive war raging outside. “An intimate and surprisingly playful family’s eye view of life in the Ukraine warzone.” –Screen Daily. Subtitles. 74 min. 

The Earth Is Blue as an Orange, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 5/13 thru at least 7/14 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $10 and you have 72 hours to watch it. 

http://watch.eventive.org/theearthisblueasanorange/play/627d5b3eb4675a0030880478

Fire In The Mountains

India | 2021 | Ajitpal Singh

A forward-thinking Indian woman who runs a guest house in the scenic Himalayas with her hidebound husband is determined to build a road to their remote village—in order to give their wheelchair-bound son easier access to the health care and education he needs. This beautifully filmed, clash-of-values family saga was featured at CIFF45. “Critic’s Pick…Its criticisms of patriarchal authority, bureaucratic corruption and superstition in rural India are sharp and unsparing, but its political themes are embedded in a humanism that is at once expansive and specific.” –A. O. Scott, NY Times. Subtitles. 84 min.

Fire in the Mountains, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 6/17 thru at least 7/7 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $12 and you have 7 days to watch it. 

https://kinomarquee.com/film/fire-in-the-mountains/625ca0bb53553a000136e738/cleveland-cinematheque

Hit The Road

Iran | 2021 | Panah Panahi

Winner of the award for Best Film at the 2021 London Film Festival, the crowd-pleasing debut feature by the son of beleaguered, long-banned Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi follows an Iranian family of four—two middle-aged parents, their grown son, and a six-year-old second son—as they (and their sick dog) barrel across the Iranian countryside in the family car, heading toward an unspoken destination. This comic road movie is warm and funny, mysterious and moving; Tripadvisor would almost certainly approve. “A beautifully tender comedy…Swerves between tragedy and gallows humor with the expert control of a stunt driver.” –IndieWire. Subtitles. 93 min.

Hit the Road, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 6/3 thru at least 7/14 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $12 and you have 7 days to watch it. 

https://kinomarquee.com/film/hit-the-road/6230e09a1f38170001eea99b/cleveland-cinematheque

I've Heard The Mermaids Singing

Canada | 1987 | Patricia Rozema

Polly (Sheila McCarthy), a gauche, scatterbrained young woman who lapses into daydreams and aspires to be a photographer, gets a temp job as a secretary at a trendy Toronto art gallery. She develops a crush on the gallery’s sophisticated French owner, Gabrielle, but soon learns that Gabrielle is not all she seems. Patricia Rozema’s whimsical indie comedy is a landmark Canadian film. “[Polly] is, perhaps, the most memorable, genuinely likeable screen creation in years, and Rozema’s debut [is] touching, hilarious, as fresh as a summer breeze.” –Time Out Film Guide. 81 min.

I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 6/10 thru at least 7/21 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $12 and you have 7 days to watch it. 

https://kinomarquee.com/film/ive-heard-the-mermaids-singing/62153fa2345c8d0001337ab3/cleveland-cinematheque

Macbeth

UK | 1971 | Roman Polanski 

Made between Rosemary’s Baby and Chinatown, Roman Polanski’s primal, violent version of Shakespeare’s tragedy of prophecies, power, and political ambition evokes the 1969 Manson Family massacre that claimed Polanski’s pregnant wife Sharon Tate. Jon Finch stars. “Gripping, atmospheric…[A] great example of film storytelling.” –Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide. Adults only! 140 min. 

Macbeth, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 5/27 thru at least 7/7 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $10 and you have 24 hours to watch it. 

https://watch.eventive.org/tragedyofmacbeth/play/6287f24277f57700930be4a5

Neptune Frost

USA/Rwanda | 2021 | Saul Williams, Anisia Uzeyman

Co-produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda, this Afrofuturist, cyberpunk, queer musical is set in Burundi, where an intersex runaway, an escaped coltan miner, and a hacker collective resist an authoritarian regime. This dreamy, colorful work is overloaded with ideas (about gender, colonialism, capitalism, freedom, technology, existence, and meaning), so can be somewhat overwhelming. But its staggering inventiveness and energy keep it from crashing. Neptune Frost has been featured at the Cannes, New York, London, Toronto, and Sundance Film Festivals. “Dizzyingly inventive…A wholly original piece of world-building.” –Screen Daily. Subtitles. 110 min. 

Neptune Frost, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 7/1 thru 7/21 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $12 and you have 7 days to watch it. 

http://kinomarquee.com/film/neptune-frost/62685abbfbed6a000159fa76/cleveland-cinematheque

Sexual Drive

Japan | 2021 | Yoshida Kôta 

Three sexually frustrated adults—one woman and two men—find titillation, pleasure, and release in their private food fetishes. This wry, three-part Japanese movie explores the connection between individuals’ culinary and carnal appetites. “Consistently intriguing and occasionally hilarious…Does not depict sex itself.” –NY Times. Adults only! Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. 70 min. 

Sexual Drive, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 5/6 thru at least 7/7 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $6.99 and you have 72 hours to watch it. 

http://watch.eventive.org/sexualdrive/play/622620dd1ed656006896f2a7

The Wobblies

USA | 1979 | Stewart Bird, Deborah Shaffer

Added to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry last year, this rousing labor documentary chronicles the history of the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World, known as “The Wobblies”), which was founded in Chicago in 1905 and tried to organize a vast array of unskilled laborers—factory workers, field hands, miners, dockworkers, et al.—into one big union. The film is a rich tapestry of newsreels, photographs, songs, and testimonials. “One emerges stunned and angry, admiring and amused.” –Time Out Film Guide. 89 min. Online screening co-sponsored by the United Labor Agency and the North Shore Federation of Labor.

The Wobblies, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 5/27 thru at least 7/7 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $4.99 and you have 7 days to watch it. 

http://kinomarquee.com/film/the-wobblies/624202eb7b0e1200011ce8c3/cleveland-cinematheque

 

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