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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.

The Capote Tapes

United States | 2019 | Ebs Burnough

Truman Capote’s unfinished novel Answered Prayers, an epic portrait of New York's glittering jet-set society, was meant to be the ultimate masterpiece by the author of Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood. Instead, its airing of socialites’ dirty laundry in public prompted the ostracization and downfall of one of America's most influential writers and public figures, who died in 1984. This new documentary explores the back story of Answered Prayers via vintage, never-before-heard audio tapes and new interviews with Capote's famous friends and infamous enemies. “A vivid, enjoyable portrait of a one-of-a-kind provocateur.” –L.A. Times. Cleveland premiere. 98 min.

The Capote Tapes, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 10/8 thru at least 10/28 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $9.99 and you have 72 hours to watch it.

http://watch.eventive.org/capotetapes/play/6152466aca9298006991479f

Detention

Taiwan | 2019 | John Hsu

Inspired by a video game that also spawned a Netflix series with a different plot, this chilling melodrama is set at a Taiwanese high school in 1962, during a repressive time of martial law. When a rebellious teacher who leads a subversive “banned book” club suddenly disappears, two student members of the group launch a search that eventually takes them into a spooky spirit realm of ghosts and monsters. This visual stunner won the 2020 Taipei Film Award for Best Narrative Feature. “Absorbing and entertaining…Surprisingly moving final moments.” –Variety. Subtitles. 102 min.

Detention, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 10/22 thru at least 11/11 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/detention/play/6171b440f34bac008e91585b

In Balanchine’s Classroom

United States | 2020 | Connie Hochman

This new documentary revisits the glory years of George Balanchine’s New York City Ballet. Former dancers remember their time with Balanchine, explaining how they tried to fulfill the vision of a genius who was at once a groundbreaking choreographer, taskmaster, mad scientist, and spiritual teacher. The film is filled with never-before-seen archival footage of Balanchine at work during rehearsals and classes in preparation for his seminal works. 88 min.

In Balanchine’s Classroom, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 10/8 thru at least 10/28 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $12 and you have 5 days to watch it.

http://kinomarquee.com/film/in-balanchines-classroom/611a871fe21b1a0001f19ec3/cleveland-cinematheque

Man in the Field: The Life and Art of Jim Denevan

USA | 2021 | Patrick Trefz

This amazing documentary is a portrait of singular American artist and chef Jim Denevan, whose unique career has encompassed both monumental land art (i.e., epic geometric patterns on sand beaches) and grand dinners in beautiful natural settings. As founder of Outstanding in the Field, Denevan has hosted (and fed) 100-1000 guests seated at one long table set up in vineyards, meadows, fishing docks, city streets, et al. around the world. Instead of bringing the food to the restaurant, Denevan brings the restaurant to the food. Cleveland premiere. 78 min.        

Man in the Field, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 10/1 thru at least 11/11 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $9.99 and you have 72 hours to watch it. 

http://watch.eventive.org/maninthemiddle/play/614921cec0e5d8004c3755b2

Red Post on Escher Street

Japan | 2020 | Sion Sono

Prolific, subversive Japanese cult director Sion Sono (Suicide ClubLove Exposure) is finally starting to find an audience in the U.S. (his first English-language film, Prisoners of the Ghostland starring Nicolas Cage, was released on 9/17.) Red Post, the film Sono made right before Ghostland, is a madcap comedy-drama in which a bevy of aspiring actresses audition for parts in a new movie by a prominent and acclaimed arthouse filmmaker. But life impinges upon art. “An exhilarating postmodern comedy...An orgiastic celebration...Mega-satisfying and weirdly sweet.” –IndieWire. “A love-letter to cinema itself, its makers and, more than anything else, its performers.” –Brooklyn Rail. Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. 148 min.

Red Post on Escher Street, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 9/24 thru at least 11/4 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $12 and you have 72 hours to watch it.

https://projectr.tv/films/red-post-on-escher-street/612682f1a56fb40001186ecd?theater_id=217

Sabaya

Sweden | 2021 | Hogir Hirori

A group of volunteers risk their lives to free Yazidi women and girls being held by ISIS as sex slaves (sabaya) in a dangerous Syrian refugee camp in this riveting new documentary. Armed only with cell phones and pistols, these fearless infiltrators make their raids mostly at night, often accompanied by burka-clad women. Has a 100% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes (as of 7/27). “Gripping, harrowing, superb.” –Variety. Cleveland premiere. 90 min.

Sabaya, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 8/6 thru at least 10/28 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/sabaya/play/61043b70c6694400c4bd35cf

Saint-Narcisse

Canada | 2020 | Bruce La Bruce

The latest provocation from the veteran underground filmmaker who has been called “the John Waters of Canada” focuses on a narcissistic young man whose world is rocked when he learns that he has an identical twin brother. Set in the sexually liberated 1970s, La Bruce’s movie is a love letter to the psychosexual thrillers of that era. “A wild ride that’s enjoyable in all its B-movie glory while also titillating the intellect.” –Hollywood Reporter. Adults only! Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. 101 min. 

Saint-Narcisse, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 9/17 thru at least 10/28 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/saintnarcisse/play/61436c8d253ce5004cd779e1

Wife of a Spy

Japan | 2020 | Kiyoshi Kurosawa

In this elegant WWII-era period piece and Hitchcockian thriller, a Japanese merchant travels to Nippon-occupied 1940 Manchuria, where he documents evidence of Japanese atrocities against the Chinese. His activities and ties to the West cause the nationalistic military police, and even his wife, to question his loyalties. The mysterious murder of an associate doesn’t help his case. From the director of Cure. “Critic’s Pick…Linear narrative perfection, with every scene perfectly calibrated.” –NY Times. Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. 115 mins.

Wife of a Spy, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 10/15 thru at least 11/4 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $12 and you have 5 days to watch it.

https://kinomarquee.com/film/wife-of-a-spy/611abb6dc2b2700001bb89e0?venue_id=124

 


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