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Support the Cinematheque from home!

Theatrical screenings in our auditorium are suspended indefinitely, but these films can be viewed online now. 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.

2021 Oscar Nominated Short Films

France/Iceland/Israel/Norway/Palestine/United States | 2019-20 | Various directors 

Three different programs of this year’s Oscar-nominated short films presented by ShortsTV—Animated, Live Action, and Documentary—lets you select your personal favorites before the winners are announced on April 25. The “Animated” program (99 min.) includes the five nominees, representing USA, France, and Iceland—BurrowGenius LociOperaIf Anything Happens I Love You, and Yes-People—as well as three shortlisted finalists. The “Live Action” program (130 min.) includes the five nominees—The Present, Feeling ThroughTwo Distant Strangers, White Eye, and The Letter Room—representing the U.S., Israel, and Palestine. And the “Documentary” program (136 min.) includes the five nominees—A Love Song for LatashaDo Not SplitHunger WardColette, and A Concerto Is a Conversation—representing USA and Norway. (Click here for complete program details.) NOTE: These three programs are not suitable for younger viewers and would probably be rated PG-13 (Animated) and R (Live Action, Documentary). Cleveland premiere. Some subtitles.  

The three different programs of 2021 Oscar Nominated Short Films (Animated, Live Action, Documentary), all Cinematheque streaming exclusives, can be viewed online from 4/2 thru at least 5/13 via the links below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee for each program is $12 and you have 72 hours to watch it. Or purchase all three programs at the same time for only $30.  

https://watch.eventive.org/ons21-clevelandcinematheque 

8 Billion Angels

USA | 2019 | Victor Velle

This new documentary argues that the size of the globe’s human population (now approaching eight billion) threatens the sustainability of our planet, endangering rivers, oceans, land, and air. It also argues that technology and reduced consumption alone can’t save us. “A no-nonsense look at how our greed is the thing that will kill us and the planet...Persuasive and important, startling and familiar.” –What She Said. Cleveland premiere. 78 min. A recorded panel discussion with four international experts in public health and the environment follows the movie.    

8 Billion Angels, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 4/23 thru at least 5/13 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $12 and you have 30 days to watch it.  

https://watch.eventive.org/8billionangels/play/60762d52632bc200c7d49257 

About Endlessness

Sweden/Germany/Norway/France | 2019 | Roy Andersson

Swedish auteur Roy Andersson (A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence) once again ponders the human condition—and the meaning of life—in a series of wry, mordant, impeccably art-directed sketches and tableaux that span WWII to the present day. These dreamy, deadpan, painterly, mostly unrelated vignettes feature an assortment of pallid characters in a variety of ordinary and fantastical settings—from Hitler’s bunker and the mind of a tormented priest to contemporary cafes and the skies over Cologne. “Five stars (highest rating)…A masterpiece…Utterly unique…A mesmerizing odyssey to the heart of existence.” –The Guardian (UK). Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. 76 min. 

About Endlessness, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 4/30 thru at least 5/20 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $12 and you have 72 hours to watch it.  

http://watch.eventive.org/aboutendlessness/play/6079c674b996b5006adb0f53 

In addition to the feature, there will be an exclusive pre-recorded discussion between filmmaker Roy Andersson and Palme d’Or winning/Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ruben Östlund (The SquareForce Majeure). 

Another Round

Denmark/Sweden/Netherlands | 2020 | Thomas Vinterberg

Mads Mikkelsen stars in this comedy-drama by Dogme 95 co-founder Thomas Vinterberg (The Celebration) that swept the 2020 European Film Awards (winning Best Picture, Actor, Director, and Screenplay) and is now a 2021 Oscar nominee for Best Int'l Feature Film and Best Director. The movie focuses on four men, all dissatisfied high school teachers, who decide to test a prominent psychologist’s theory that human beings would be more creative, happier, and relaxed with a constant level of alcohol in their blood. So they begin to drink… “An engaging tribute to friendship, family and bacchanalian hedonism in moderation.” –Hollywood Reporter. “Pop some champagne…The feelgood film of this or any festival has arrived.” –Times (UK). Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. 117 min.

Another Round, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online thru at least 5/13 via the link below. (Doing so supports the Cinematheque.) Screening fee is $12, and after opening the film, you have 72 hours to watch it. 

http://samuelgoldwynfilms.vhx.tv/products/another-round-cleveland-cinematheque 

Berlin Alexanderplatz

Germany/Netherlands/France/Canada | 2020 | Burhan Qurbani

An undocumented West African immigrant in present-day Berlin falls in with a drug dealer, a sex worker, and other societal outcasts in this update of Alfred Döblin’s 1929 novel that was also the basis for Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 15-hour 1980 miniseries. This new version is 12 hours shorter than RWF’s and was featured in CIFF45 Streams. “Unimpeachable craft and performances.” –Variety. Subtitles. 183 min.  

Berlin Alexanderplatz, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 5/7 thru at least 5/27 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $12 and you have five days to watch it.   

https://kinomarquee.com/film/berlin-alexanderplatz/5fff5be8fee6040001430d14/cleveland-cinematheque

Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts

USA | 2019 | Jeffrey Wolf

This new nonfiction film brings to light the life and work of a remarkable, self-taught African-American artist who was born into slavery in rural Alabama in 1853 and witnessed the Civil War, Reconstruction, Jim Crow segregation, and the Great Migration before dying in 1949. A sharecropper most of his life, Bill Traylor eventually moved to Montgomery where, between 1939 and 1942, he drew or painted over 1,000 pictures of the Black experience. (He was in his late 80s.) In 2018, Traylor’s work received a major exhibition at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art that garnered national attention. “An extraordinary artist…Traylor’s pictures stamp themselves on your eye and mind.” –Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker. “Shines a spotlight on a creative gift that was long ignored and marginalized” –Variety. Cleveland premiere. 75 min.

Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 4/16 thru at least 5/20 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $12 and you have five days to watch it.  

https://kinomarquee.com/film/bill-traylor-chasing-ghosts/604f8e7e9392d90001c8a93a/cleveland-cinematheque

The Columnist

Netherlands | 2019 | Ivo van Aart

A female newspaper columnist fed up with death threats and other nasty comments on social media turns “trollhunter” and takes revenge on her critics. This savage horror comedy was recently included in CIFF45 Streams. “A blackly funny satire exploring the limits of obscenity and hateful discourse in our new mediated age.” 
—Sight & Sound. Adults only! Subtitles. 86 min.  

The Columnist, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 5/7 thru at least 5/27 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $6.99 and you have 72 hours to watch it.  

The County

Iceland/Denmark/Germany/France | 2019 | Grímar Hákonarson

The new film from the director of Rams is a darkly comic tale of a widowed Icelandic dairy farmer who rises up against the corrupt, all-powerful local cooperative that may have played a part in her husband’s death. This picturesque, rabble-rousing saga recalls classic westerns in which ranchers are the bad guys. “The spirit of Elia Kazan lives on.” –The Guardian (UK). Subtitles. 92 min.  

The County, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 4/30 thru at least 5/20 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $12 and you have 72 hours to watch it.  

https://watch.eventive.org/thecounty/play/607e619f705333006791bd96 

Emily @ the Edge of Chaos

USA | 2021 | Wendy Apple

The recently deceased humorist Emily Levine, a successful TV writer and producer and Ted Talk superstar, explores the universe and the human condition through the lens of science, pop culture, and recent events in this film version of one of her hilarious live performances. Levine’s presentation here is augmented by animation, with celebrities providing the voices for cartoon versions of famous scientists and thinkers (John Lithgow as Sir Isaac Newton, Lily Tomlin as Ayn Rand, Leonard Nimoy as Sigmund Freud, Matt Groening as Aldo Leopold, etc.). This helps to bring her lofty notions of physics and metaphysics down to earth. “Go see Emily Levine at the risk of blowing your mind, splitting your sides, and exiting a better person.” –Norman Lear. Cleveland premiere. 61 min.

Emily @ the Edge of Chaos, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 5/7 thru at least 5/27 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $8 and you have five days to watch it.  

The Great Green Wall

UK | 2019 | Jared P. Scott

In this new environmental doc, Oscar-nominated Brazilian producer Fernando Meirelles (City of GodThe Constant Gardener) and Malian-French female singer Inna Modja take us on an epic, music-driven journey of hope, hardship, and perseverance along Africa's Great Green Wall, which is being created along the southern border of the Sahara. This budding, 8,000-kilometer belt of trees stretching across the continent—from Senegal to Djibouti—is intended to fight climate change, desertification, and mass migration while providing jobs, food, and a future for millions of Africans. The movie is both a stunning travelogue and an oasis of memorable music, from Malian blues to Sub-Saharan hip-hop. “Shines a light on one of the world’s most ambitious initiatives.” –Variety. Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. 90 min.  

The Great Green Wall, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 4/22 thru at least 5/13 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $10 and you have 48 hours to watch it.  

http://junonow.com/req.php?req=static.php&page=the-great-green-wall

Hope

Norway/Sweden/Denmark | 2019 | Maria Sødahl

Stellan Skarsgård stars in this acclaimed drama that was Norway’s official submission for this year’s Oscar for Best Int’l Feature Film. (It made the shortlist of 15 finalists.) Anja and Tomas, a successful artist couple working in parallel worlds, have grown largely independent of each other over the many years of raising their biological children and stepchildren. But when Anja is diagnosed with terminal cancer, the two must reactivate their neglected love and recommit to the family in order to withstand the crisis. “[A] highly satisfying adult drama…Intensely moving!” –Hollywood Reporter. Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. 125 min. 

Hope, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 4/16 thru at least 5/20 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $12 and you have 72 hours to watch it.  

https://kimstimvirtual.vhx.tv/products/hope-cleveland-cinematheque 

In Silico

USA | 2020 | Noah Hutton

In his new nonfiction work, Lapsis filmmaker Noah Hutton documents an ambitious, ten-year project in which a brilliant neuroscientist, Henry Markram, aspires to replicate the brain via supercomputers. But this unprecedented, costly undertaking with its big philosophical, ethical, and scientific questions is soon sabotaged by equally big egos. “A bold and insightful film, a film that has the courage to change course of its basic hopes and beliefs…I have never seen anything like this.” –Werner Herzog. Cleveland premiere. 83 min.  

In Silico, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 4/30 thru at least 5/27 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $12 and you have 48 hours to watch it.  

https://watch.eventive.org/insilico/play/6086bcae4a5f1e00a98ccb6d 

Looking for a Lady With Fangs and a Mustache

Nepal/Mexico/Singapore | 2019 | Khyentse Norbu

The latest film by the Bhutanese director of the 1999 art house hit The Cup is a tale of spirituality in the modern world. A Tibetan businessman driven to open the finest coffee shop in Kathmandu is skeptical of his culture’s superstition and mysticism. But when he starts having troubling visions of his own death, a monk tells him to seek out a specific “dakini,” a feminine being who possesses vital energy. Cinematography by Mark Lee Ping-bin (In the Mood for Love). Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. 114 min.  

Looking for a Lady with Fangs and a Moustache, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 4/9 thru at least 5/13 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $12 and you have 30 days to watch it.  

https://watch.eventive.org/lookingforaladyfilm/play/604fad4bde213916ec9e7cbf

The Man Who Sold His Skin

Tunisia/France/Belgium/Germany/Sweden/Turkey | 2020 | Kaouther Ben Hania

One of the five 2021 Oscar nominees for Best Int’l Feature Film, this provocative new drama tells of a Syrian civil war refugee in Lebanon who agrees to let a Mephistophelian Western tattoo artist use his bare back as a “canvas” in exchange for money and entrée to Europe. Inspired by a true case, this wildly unorthodox tale veers from romance to satire, black comedy to tragedy. With Monica Bellucci. “A slick, sublimely shot musing on freedom.” —Screen Daily. Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. 104 min.    

The Man Who Sold His Skin, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 4/9 thru at least 5/13 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $12 and you have 72 hours to watch it.  

https://samuelgoldwynfilms.vhx.tv/products/the-man-who-sold-his-skin-cleveland-cinematheque 

Meeting the Beatles in India

Canada | 2020 | Paul Satlzman

In 1968, future Emmy-winning filmmaker Paul Saltzman was a distraught young man who traveled to Rishikesh, India, to study transcendental meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in order to heal his broken heart. By chance, his stay at the ashram overlapped with the time the Beatles were there, so he spent several days hanging out with the Fab Four and their extended party (which included Mia Farrow, Donovan, and Mike Love) at the height of their worldwide fame. Saltzman looks back on that magical time on the banks of the Ganges in this film that includes 40 of his personal photos never-before-seen in any other Beatles movie. Produced by David Lynch, who also appears; narrated by Morgan Freeman. Cleveland premiere. 82 min.  

Meeting the Beatles in India, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 9/11 thru at least 5/31 via the link below. (Doing so supports the Cinematheque.) Screening fee is $12, and after opening the film, you have 24 hours to watch it.  

https://www.gathr.pro/QL3F2/2CTPL/ 

My Wonderful Wanda

Switzerland | 2020 | Bettina Oberli

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative at the Vancouver Int’l Film Festival, this delightful comedy-drama tells of a poor middle-aged Polish woman who leaves her young children in Poland to take a job as caretaker to a wealthy, elderly stroke victim living with his wife (Marthe Keller) and two grown children in a lavish lakeside villa in Switzerland. She becomes intimately involved with this odd, drama-laden family in surprising ways. “A wonderfully fascinating story about a dysfunctional family that brings the tears and the laughs.” –Film Threat. Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. 111 min.  

My Wonderful Wanda, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 4/23 thru at least 5/13 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $12 and you have five days to watch it.  

https://kinomarquee.com/film/my-wonderful-wanda/6058b5c13d945700013d88a2/cleveland-cinematheque  

Paris Calligrammes

Germany/France | 2020 | Ulrike Ottinger

In “one of the great works of first-person cinema” (The New Yorker), veteran German filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger (Joan of Arc of Mongolia & 25 others) looks back on the exciting, turbulent time she spent in Paris during the 1960s as a young painter. A torrent of archival audio clips and vintage visuals—from shots of Ottinger's artwork to excerpts from her films—resurrect the old Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood and the Latin Quarter, with their literary cafés and jazz clubs, and re-create the political upheavals of the Algerian War and May ’68. “Ottinger's personal and political masterwork.” –Richard Brody. Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. 129 min.  

Paris Calligrammes, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 4/30 thru at least 5/20 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $12 and you have 72 hours to watch it.  

http://vimeo.com/ondemand/clevelandcalligrammes 

The film will have two language options: in English (narrated by Jenny Agutter), or in German with English subtitles (narrated by filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger), which is offered as a Bonus Feature. 

Shiva Baby

USA/Canada | 2020 | Emma Seligman

In this uncomfortable comedy that marks an auspicious feature debut for writer-director Emma Seligman, a bi-sexual young Jewish woman finds herself at an awkward funeral gathering attended by her parents, relatives, ex-girlfriend, and an older married man who is her secret sugar daddy. “An assured and impressively choreographed debut that gets funnier with every new complication.” –A.V. Club. Cleveland premiere. 77 min.  

Shiva Baby, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 4/2 thru at least 5/13 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $5.99 and you have 48 hours to watch it.  

https://www.altavod.com/content/shivababy?code=cleveland

Slalom

France/Belgium | 2020 | Charlène Favier

A 15-year-old ski prodigy (Noée Abita) is accepted into an elite program in the French Alps but must contend with a demanding, predatory coach (Dardenne brothers regular Jérémie Renier). Charlène Favier’s riveting debut feature was selected for Cannes and has a 100% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes (derived from 16 reviews). “A searing account of athleticism and abuse.” –Hollywood Reporter. Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. 92 min.  

Slalom, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 4/9 thru at least 5/13 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $12 and you have five days to watch it.  

https://kinomarquee.com/film/slalom/6046469db8c0390001108f90/cleveland-cinematheque

A Tale of Autumn  

France | 1998 | Éric Rohmer

Éric Rohmer regulars Marie Rivière (Le Rayon Vert) and Béatrice Romand (Claire’s Knee) star in the last of his “Tales of the Four Seasons.” It’s a wry romantic comedy in which two friends of a Rhône Valley winegrower and widow try to find her a new husband. “The best of Éric Rohmer's 1990s series ‘Tales of the Four Seasons’.” –Newsweek. New restoration! Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. 112 min.  

A Tale of Autumn, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 4/2 thru 5/27 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $12 and you have 72 hours to watch it. The other three films in the cycle—A Tale of Springtime (1990), A Tale of Winter (1992), and A Tale of Summer (1996)—will also be available to stream from 4/2 thru 5/27. A pass to watch all four restorations during that time period costs only $40.  

http://watch.eventive.org/fourseasonscleveland 

A Tale of Springtime

France | 1990 | Éric Rohmer

In the first of Éric Rohmer’s film cycle “Tales of the Four Seasons,” a young high school teacher, Jeanne, is invited to crash at the home of a piano student, Natasha, because Natasha’s dad spends many nights away with his young girlfriend Eve (whom Natasha despises). Jeanne accepts the invitation but soon suspects that she is being set up by Natasha to replace Eve in her father’s life. A quintessential Rohmeresque account of romantic intrigue, ambiguous motivations, and ambivalent behavior. New restoration! Cleveland revival premiere. 108 min.  

A Tale of Springtime, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 4/2 thru 5/27 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $12 and you have 72 hours to watch it. The other three films in the cycle—A Tale of Winter (1992), A Tale of Summer (1996), and A Tale of Autumn (1998)—will also be available to stream from 4/2 thru 5/27. A pass to watch all four restorations during that time period costs only $40.  

https://watch.eventive.org/fourseasonscleveland

A Tale of Summer  

France | 1996 | Éric Rohmer

In the third of Éric Rohmer’s “Tales of the Four Seasons,” a recent university graduate (Melvil Poupaud) vacationing on the Brittany coast becomes involved with two young local women while waiting for his sort-of girlfriend to join him. Rohmer called this comedy of indecision and the fickleness of desire his “most personal vehicle.” “The sunniest and funniest of Rohmer’s seasonal tales...Wonderfully witty.” –Time Out London. New restoration! Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. 113 min.  

A Tale of Summer, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 4/2 thru 5/27 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $12 and you have 72 hours to watch it. The other three films in the cycle—A Tale of Springtime (1990), A Tale of Winter (1992), and A Tale of Autumn (1998)—will also be available to stream from 4/2 thru 5/27. A pass to watch all four restorations during that time period costs only $40.  

http://watch.eventive.org/fourseasonscleveland 

A Tale of Winter  

France | 1992 | Éric Rohmer

In the second of Éric Rohmer’s “Tales of the Four Seasons,” a young woman on summer holiday falls in love with a cook and returns home bearing his child. But an incorrect address causes her to lose touch with him, so she raises the tyke alone. For four years she is wooed by two other suitors, a hairdresser and a librarian, but she can’t help thinking about her vanished true love. “Rohmer at his very best, effortlessly and unsentimentally charting the absurd complexities of human psychology, while creating a compelling contemporary fairytale.” –Time Out Film Guide. New restoration! Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. 114 min.  

A Tale of Winter, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 4/2 thru 5/27 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $12 and you have 72 hours to watch it. The other three films in the cycle—A Tale of Springtime (1990), A Tale of Summer (1996), and A Tale of Autumn (1998)—will also be available to stream from 4/2 thru 5/27. A pass to watch all four restorations during that time period costs only $40.   

https://watch.eventive.org/fourseasonscleveland

This is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection

Lesotho/South Africa/Italy/USA | 2019 | Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese

Worthy of comparison with the work of Pedro Costa, Andrei Tarkovsky, and Souleymane Cissé, this multi-award-winning new movie that snagged 2020 African Movie Academy Awards for Best Actress, Director, and Cinematography marks the introduction of a major filmmaker while showcasing the final performance of an indelible actress. The late Mary Twala Mhlongo (Beyoncé’s Black Is King) plays an elderly Mosotho woman who’s preparing her own funeral when she decides to resist the construction of a new dam and reservoir that will force the resettlement of her village. Has a 100% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes! “An extraordinary and otherworldly feature film from the tiny landlocked kingdom of Lesotho in southern Africa.” –The Guardian (UK). Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. 120 min.  

This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 4/2 thru at least 5/13 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $10 and you have 72 hours to watch it.  

https://watch.eventive.org/thisisnotaburialitsaresurrection/play/604a962d57e84c007129bb76 

Tu Me Manques (I Miss You)

Bolivia/USA | 2019 | Rodrigo Bellot

Reeling from his gay son’s recent suicide, a homophobic father travels from conservative Bolivia to liberated NYC to confront his offspring’s boyfriend. While there, he is taken on a transformative guided tour of his son’s former life. Boasting a 100% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Bolivia’s submission for the 2020 Int’l Feature Film Oscar is based on the filmmaker’s own popular stage play, which changed attitudes in his largely disapproving country. With Rossy de Palma (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown). “A moving and intellectually rewarding testament to queer life and loss.” –NY Times. Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. 105 min.  

Tu Me Manques (I Miss You), a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 4/30 thru at least 5/20 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/tumemanques/play/60821bc41d567d0037bfac69 

Wet Season

Singapore/Taiwan | 2019 | Anthony Chen

In Anthony Chen’s sensitive but simmering follow-up to his 2013 Camera d’Or winner Ilo Ilo, an unhappily married, Singapore-based language teacher in her late thirties who’s undergoing IVF treatment finds herself drawn to a promising student whose parents seem to have abandoned him. “Suffused with love and humor, and directed with striking maturity and restraint.” –Variety. Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. 103 min.  

Wet Season, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 4/30 thru at least 5/20 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $12 and you have 72 hours to watch it.  

https://watch.eventive.org/wetseason/play/608888a0a97637007e315cef 


 


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Yes, we’ve relaxed our stringent presentation standards during our current coronavirus quarantine and closure. Though we still believe that movies are properly seen only in theaters (especially true in the case of the great, unusual, and special ones that the Cinematheque shows), we also believe that moviegoers should not have to jeopardize their health to view them that way.

That’s why we’ve teamed up with a number of our longtime film suppliers to allow temporary streaming of their movies on a unique revenue-sharing basis. When you rent one of the films listed on this page (accessing it through the Cleveland Cinematheque link), the fee you pay will be split between us and the film company. (The money is much needed on both ends). This arrangement allows distributors to keep releasing new films and restored classics to art houses like the Cinematheque while the nation’s theatrical exhibition network is offline.

We know that watching films at home is not the same as watching them on the big screen, with big sound, in our Peter B. Lewis Theater. But don’t feel guilty about compromising your own standards. You’re supporting us by streaming these movies, so we forgive you for aligning yourself right now with “the competition,” at-home viewing. (To be honest, we’re paying to watch these same films—and dealing with the same intermittent technical issues—from our own homes during this time.) We can all resume being cinema purists when this crisis is over.

Just don’t become too enamored of watching art films from your couch. We want you to return to the Cinematheque after the COVID-19 cloud passes. So go ahead and frequent our online multiplex and enjoy “virtual cinema” as often as you can. But always remember that “virtual” is the operative word. With your help, we will resume showing real movies in a real theater (where they will look, sound, and play the way they should) when this crisis subsides.

—John Ewing, Cinematheque Director

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