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1

Sunday, September 01, 2013

4:15 pm

Jean Renoir in Color!

ElÚna And Her Men

France, Italy | 1956 | Jean Renoir

Ingrid Bergman, Jean Marais, and Mel Ferrer star in this colorful bauble set in 1880s Paris, about a radiant but impoverished Polish princess who must choose a husband from her many admirers. Cinematography by Claude Renoir.

6:30 pm

Student

Kazakhstan | 2012 | Darezhan Omirbayev

A college film student in present-day Almaty commits a senseless robbery and murder in this fleet, spare adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment. This new movie by master Kazakh filmmaker Dareshan Omirbayev (Killer) is one of his best. “A stark, Bressonian tale…Omirbayev once again offers a quietly scathing portrait of his homeland, which, on the evidence here, is on the verge of losing its soul in the pursuit of Range Rovers, banal soap operas and...

8:20 pm

Tom Jones

United Kingdom | 1963 | Tony Richardson

Winner of four Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director (and nominated for six others), this exuberant, innovative, hugely enjoyable adaptation of Henry Fielding's classic novel stars Albert Finney as a handsome young bastard who has a series of randy misadventures in 18th-century England. The all-star supporting cast includes Susannah York, Hugh Griffith, Edith Evans, and many others. Screenplay by John Osborne.

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Thursday, September 05, 2013

6:45 pm

Dead Man

Germany, Japan, United States | 1995 | Jim Jarmusch

18 years before he played Tonto in the ill-fated The Lone Ranger, Johnny Depp played a “stupid white man” from Cleveland in this transcendental Western by Jim Jarmusch. Depp portrays a meek, 19th-century accountant named William Blake who journeys west and inadvertently becomes a wanted man. A wryly amusing Native American guide (Gary Farmer) takes him under his wing and leads him into uncharted territory. With Crispin Glover, Iggy Pop, and Robert Mitchum. Music by...

9:05 pm

Stories We Tell

Canada | 2012 | Sarah Polley

Latest film by actress and director Sarah Polley is one of the most acclaimed movies of the past year. (It has an overall metacritic.com score of 90 out of 100, and a 95% "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.) Polley turns her camera on her father, siblings, other relatives, and family friends to explore not only the secret life of her late actress mother, who died in 1990, but also the myths and ambiguities surrounding Polley's...

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Friday, September 06, 2013

7 pm

Hayao Miyazaki in English!

Castle In The Sky

Japan | 1986 | Hayao Miyazaki

A young girl battles sky pirates and government agents for possession of a magical levitation stone that unlocks the secrets of Laputa, a mysterious floating island in the sky. This funny, thrilling, dazzling animated aerial adventure “may be Miyazaki’s most purely enjoyable movie” (Film Comment). English voices by Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek, Cloris Leachman, Mark Hamill, et al.

9:30 pm

Dead Man

Germany, Japan, United States | 1995 | Jim Jarmusch

18 years before he played Tonto in the ill-fated The Lone Ranger, Johnny Depp played a “stupid white man” from Cleveland in this transcendental Western by Jim Jarmusch. Depp portrays a meek, 19th-century accountant named William Blake who journeys west and inadvertently becomes a wanted man. A wryly amusing Native American guide (Gary Farmer) takes him under his wing and leads him into uncharted territory. With Crispin Glover, Iggy Pop, and Robert Mitchum. Music by...

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Saturday, September 07, 2013

5 pm

Hayao Miyazaki in English!

Castle In The Sky

Japan | 1986 | Hayao Miyazaki

A young girl battles sky pirates and government agents for possession of a magical levitation stone that unlocks the secrets of Laputa, a mysterious floating island in the sky. This funny, thrilling, dazzling animated aerial adventure “may be Miyazaki’s most purely enjoyable movie” (Film Comment). English voices by Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek, Cloris Leachman, Mark Hamill, et al.

7:25 pm

Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's

United States | 2013 | Matthew Miele

This new documentary on NYC’s Bergdorf Goodman, the legendary Fifth Avenue luxury goods department store, features interviews with fashion designers, style icons, and celebrities such as Candice Bergen, Tom Ford, and Vera Wang, among others.

9:20 pm

The Bling Ring

France, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, United States | 2013 | Sofia Coppola

The new film from Sofia Coppola (The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation) tells an incredible true story: about how a gang of amoral, fame-obsessed SoCal teens broke into and robbed the homes of Paris Hilton and other celebrities who were out of town, stealing millions in cash, jewelry, clothes, and accessories. With Emma Watson.

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Sunday, September 08, 2013

4 pm

Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's

United States | 2013 | Matthew Miele

This new documentary on NYC’s Bergdorf Goodman, the legendary Fifth Avenue luxury goods department store, features interviews with fashion designers, style icons, and celebrities such as Candice Bergen, Tom Ford, and Vera Wang, among others.

6:30 pm

Stories We Tell

Canada | 2012 | Sarah Polley

Latest film by actress and director Sarah Polley is one of the most acclaimed movies of the past year. (It has an overall metacritic.com score of 90 out of 100, and a 95% "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.) Polley turns her camera on her father, siblings, other relatives, and family friends to explore not only the secret life of her late actress mother, who died in 1990, but also the myths and ambiguities surrounding Polley's...

8:40 pm

The Bling Ring

France, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, United States | 2013 | Sofia Coppola

The new film from Sofia Coppola (The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation) tells an incredible true story: about how a gang of amoral, fame-obsessed SoCal teens broke into and robbed the homes of Paris Hilton and other celebrities who were out of town, stealing millions in cash, jewelry, clothes, and accessories. With Emma Watson.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

6:45 pm

Wish You Were Here

Australia | 2012 | Kieran Darcy-Smith

Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby) stars in this acclaimed thriller about two Aussie couples who go on a carefree South Asian holiday in Cambodia—from which only three of them return. The truth behind the mysterious disappearance of the fourth threatens the stability and marriage of the other couple. “Consistently entertains by throwing the kinds of curves one should see coming but doesn't.” -Variety.

8:35 pm

Hayao Miyazaki in English!

Nausicań Of The Valley Of The Wind

Japan | 1984 | Hayao Miyazaki

Miyazaki’s breakthrough animated movie is an epic post-apocalyptic fantasy set in the harmonious Valley of the Wind, whose ecosystem survived the devastating “Seven Days of Fire.” But now young princess Nausicaä must stop two warring clans, and giant insects in the surrounding toxic jungle, that threaten the Valley’s destruction once again. English voices by Shia LaBeouf, Edward James Olmos, Patrick Stewart, Uma Thurman, et al.

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Friday, September 13, 2013

7:30 pm

Before Sunrise

Austria, Switzerland, United States | 1995 | Richard Linklater

Young American tourist Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and French student Celine (Julie Delpy) meet on the train from Budapest and spend a day and a night talking and walking around Vienna—and falling in love. Jesse must catch a plane in the morning. Will they ever see each other again? Richard Linklater’s poetic, poignant romance remains one of the most touching films of the 1990s.

9:30 pm

Before Sunset

United States | 2004 | Richard Linklater

Nine years after their memorable night in Vienna (see previous blurb), one-time lovers Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy), now grown-up and gainfully employed, meet by chance in Paris and spend a few hours together before he needs to catch another plane.

14

Saturday, September 14, 2013

5:15 pm

Hayao Miyazaki in English!

Nausicań Of The Valley Of The Wind

Japan | 1984 | Hayao Miyazaki

Miyazaki’s breakthrough animated movie is an epic post-apocalyptic fantasy set in the harmonious Valley of the Wind, whose ecosystem survived the devastating “Seven Days of Fire.” But now young princess Nausicaä must stop two warring clans, and giant insects in the surrounding toxic jungle, that threaten the Valley’s destruction once again. English voices by Shia LaBeouf, Edward James Olmos, Patrick Stewart, Uma Thurman, et al.

7:35 pm

Wish You Were Here

Australia | 2012 | Kieran Darcy-Smith

Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby) stars in this acclaimed thriller about two Aussie couples who go on a carefree South Asian holiday in Cambodia—from which only three of them return. The truth behind the mysterious disappearance of the fourth threatens the stability and marriage of the other couple. “Consistently entertains by throwing the kinds of curves one should see coming but doesn't.” -Variety.

9:30 pm

Before Midnight

United States | 2013 | Richard Linklater

2013's most acclaimed film picks up the story of Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) nine years after the events of Before Sunset (see 9/13 at 9:30), 18 years after they first met on that Vienna-bound train (see 9/13 at 7:30). Now in Greece, they are older and (maybe) wiser, but still possess the ability to transfix and entertain an audience by doing little more than walking and talking. "If the first two films...

15

Sunday, September 15, 2013

3 pm

Before Sunrise

Austria, Switzerland, United States | 1995 | Richard Linklater

Young American tourist Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and French student Celine (Julie Delpy) meet on the train from Budapest and spend a day and a night talking and walking around Vienna—and falling in love. Jesse must catch a plane in the morning. Will they ever see each other again? Richard Linklater’s poetic, poignant romance remains one of the most touching films of the 1990s.

5 pm

Before Sunset

United States | 2004 | Richard Linklater

Nine years after their memorable night in Vienna (see previous blurb), one-time lovers Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy), now grown-up and gainfully employed, meet by chance in Paris and spend a few hours together before he needs to catch another plane.

7:30 pm

Before Midnight

United States | 2013 | Richard Linklater

2013's most acclaimed film picks up the story of Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) nine years after the events of Before Sunset (see 9/13 at 9:30), 18 years after they first met on that Vienna-bound train (see 9/13 at 7:30). Now in Greece, they are older and (maybe) wiser, but still possess the ability to transfix and entertain an audience by doing little more than walking and talking. "If the first two films...

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

6:45 pm

Ashes Of Time Redux

China, Hong Kong | 2008 | Wong Kar-wai

The Grandmaster is not the first martial arts movie by Hong Kong’s master of cinematic style, Wong Kar-wai. In 1994 he released Ashes of Time, a trippy, ethereal, somewhat mystifying work with an all-star cast (Maggie Cheung, Leslie Cheung, Brigitte Lin, The Grandmaster’s Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, et al.), about a swordsman who arranges hits for paying customers. 14 years later—after comparing release prints of various lengths, re-cutting and rearranging action, and digitally tweaking cinematographer Christopher...

8:40 pm

The East

United Kingdom, United States | 2013 | Zal Batmanglij

Brit Marling, Ellen Page, and Alexander Skarsgård star in the new counterculture thriller from the maker of Sound of My Voice. Marling, who also co-wrote the movie, plays an operative for a private security firm who infiltrates an underground eco-terrorist organization that covertly attacks corporations that abuse the environment.

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Friday, September 20, 2013

7:30 pm

Hayao Miyazaki in English!

My Neighbor Totoro

Japan | 1988 | Hayao Miyazaki

This gentle, poetic masterpiece tells of two young Japanese sisters who move with their father to the countryside, where they encounter spirits and other amazing creatures who can be seen only by children. One of these critters, the huge, furry, flying Totoro, takes the girls on a series of fantastic adventures. “The film that first brought Miyazaki to international attention remains an animated achievement almost without parallel.” –Time Out Film Guide. English voices by Dakota...

9:15 pm

L'Avventura

France, Italy | 1960 | Michelangelo Antonioni

Antonioni’s breakthrough film (seen here in a gorgeous new print) remains his most celebrated and influential work, redefining cinematic concepts of time and space. (It regularly places high on lists of the best movies of all time.) Monica Vitti stars in this tale of a group of wealthy young socialites who yacht to a barren Sicilian island, where a woman from their party disappears. The missing woman’s fiancé and best friend look for her—but become...

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

5:15 pm

Hayao Miyazaki in English!

My Neighbor Totoro

Japan | 1988 | Hayao Miyazaki

This gentle, poetic masterpiece tells of two young Japanese sisters who move with their father to the countryside, where they encounter spirits and other amazing creatures who can be seen only by children. One of these critters, the huge, furry, flying Totoro, takes the girls on a series of fantastic adventures. “The film that first brought Miyazaki to international attention remains an animated achievement almost without parallel.” –Time Out Film Guide. English voices by Dakota...

7 pm

L'Avventura

France, Italy | 1960 | Michelangelo Antonioni

Antonioni’s breakthrough film (seen here in a gorgeous new print) remains his most celebrated and influential work, redefining cinematic concepts of time and space. (It regularly places high on lists of the best movies of all time.) Monica Vitti stars in this tale of a group of wealthy young socialites who yacht to a barren Sicilian island, where a woman from their party disappears. The missing woman’s fiancé and best friend look for her—but become...

9:45 pm

Ashes Of Time Redux

China, Hong Kong | 2008 | Wong Kar-wai

The Grandmaster is not the first martial arts movie by Hong Kong’s master of cinematic style, Wong Kar-wai. In 1994 he released Ashes of Time, a trippy, ethereal, somewhat mystifying work with an all-star cast (Maggie Cheung, Leslie Cheung, Brigitte Lin, The Grandmaster’s Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, et al.), about a swordsman who arranges hits for paying customers. 14 years later—after comparing release prints of various lengths, re-cutting and rearranging action, and digitally tweaking cinematographer Christopher...

22

Sunday, September 22, 2013

3 pm

Richard Myers in Person!

The Films of Richard Myers: An Intro

United States | 1960-74 | Richard Myers

Before the Russo brothers, before Jim Jarmusch, before Robert Banks, there was Richard Myers (b. 1937 in Massillon), an internationally celebrated Ohio filmmaker creating 16mm shorts and features from his home base in Kent. Myers' films (eight features and 14 shorts in over 40 years) have been acclaimed by such critics as Roger Ebert and Pauline Kael. They have won top prizes at the Ann Arbor and Chicago Film Festivals, and have been exhibited at...

6:30 pm

Hayao Miyazaki in English!

My Neighbor Totoro

Japan | 1988 | Hayao Miyazaki

This gentle, poetic masterpiece tells of two young Japanese sisters who move with their father to the countryside, where they encounter spirits and other amazing creatures who can be seen only by children. One of these critters, the huge, furry, flying Totoro, takes the girls on a series of fantastic adventures. “The film that first brought Miyazaki to international attention remains an animated achievement almost without parallel.” –Time Out Film Guide. English voices by Dakota...

8:15 pm

The East

United Kingdom, United States | 2013 | Zal Batmanglij

Brit Marling, Ellen Page, and Alexander Skarsgård star in the new counterculture thriller from the maker of Sound of My Voice. Marling, who also co-wrote the movie, plays an operative for a private security firm who infiltrates an underground eco-terrorist organization that covertly attacks corporations that abuse the environment.

24

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

7 pm

The Cinematheque at the Capitol Theatre

A Pig Across Paris

France, Italy | 1964 | Claude Autant-Lara

In this “explosively funny” (Pauline Kael) rediscovered comedy-thriller, a bold, garrulous, resourceful artist (Jean Gabin) and a nervous cab driver (Bourvil) try to transport four suitcases of black market pork across Paris during the German Occupation—dodging German patrols, French police, hungry dogs, roadblocks, collaborators, and air raids during a blackout. Voted the best film of 1956 by France's film critics, this hilarious movie was also one of the first French films to acknowledge the...

26

Thursday, September 26, 2013

6:45 pm

Frances Ha

United States | 2012 | Noah Baumbach

Indie movie fixture Greta Gerwig may finally have found stardom thanks to her performance in this delightful, touching, and acclaimed new comedy-drama from the director of The Squid and the Whale. Gerwig plays a ditzy but endearing 27-year-old New Yorker whose dance career is not going especially well and who loses her roommate and apartment early in the film. The movie chronicles her funny, gauche, and fumbling attempts to find her place in the city—and...

8:35 pm

Hayao Miyazaki in English!

Kiki's Delivery Service

Japan | 1989 | Hayao Miyazaki

Miyazaki’s lyrical coming-of-age comedy focuses on a broomstick-riding, 13-year-old witch-in-training—a good witch—who leaves home with her loquacious black cat to spend a year doing good deeds in a far-off seaside city. She sets up a delivery service with a local baker, but discovers that self-doubt and insecurity threaten her aerial abilities. English voices by Kirsten Dunst, Debbie Reynolds, et al.

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Friday, September 27, 2013

7:30 pm

Hayao Miyazaki in English!

Kiki's Delivery Service

Japan | 1989 | Hayao Miyazaki

Miyazaki’s lyrical coming-of-age comedy focuses on a broomstick-riding, 13-year-old witch-in-training—a good witch—who leaves home with her loquacious black cat to spend a year doing good deeds in a far-off seaside city. She sets up a delivery service with a local baker, but discovers that self-doubt and insecurity threaten her aerial abilities. English voices by Kirsten Dunst, Debbie Reynolds, et al.

9:35 pm

Frances Ha

United States | 2012 | Noah Baumbach

Indie movie fixture Greta Gerwig may finally have found stardom thanks to her performance in this delightful, touching, and acclaimed new comedy-drama from the director of The Squid and the Whale. Gerwig plays a ditzy but endearing 27-year-old New Yorker whose dance career is not going especially well and who loses her roommate and apartment early in the film. The movie chronicles her funny, gauche, and fumbling attempts to find her place in the city—and...

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

5 pm

Rarely Seen Gems of Japanese Cinema

Miss Oyu

Japan | 1951 | Kenji Mizoguchi

A young Japanese man falls in love with his fiancée’s widowed sister (Kinuyo Tanaka) in this exquisite romantic drama by the great Kenji Mizoguchi. Never before shown at the Cinematheque, this little known classic from Mizoguchi’s greatest decade (his next five films included The Life of Oharu, Ugetsu, and Sansho the Bailiff) demonstrates his stunning pictorial sense and his sympathy for women. Linda Ehrlich, associate professor of Japanese and cinema at CWRU, will introduce the...

8 pm

The Alloy Orchestra accompanies

Metropolis

Germany | 1927 | Fritz Lang

Roger Ebert called Boston’s Alloy Orchestra “the best in the world at accompanying silent films.” Tonight this internationally known trio—Terry Donahue, Roger Miller (Mission of Burma), Ken Winokur—perform their signature score for Fritz Lang’s 1927 sci-fi spectacle Metropolis. Though the band has accompanied Metropolis at the Cinematheque before, tonight (for the first time on Cleveland’s East Side) they will lend their distinctive mix of clarinet, accordion, electronics, and junk metal percussion to the 2010 restoration...

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

4 pm

The Alloy Orchestra accompanies

The Phanthom of the Opera

United States | 1925 | Rupert Julian

This afternoon Boston’s Alloy Orchestra (see previous blurb) presents the Cleveland premiere of their original score for the Lon Chaney silent horror classic that spawned numerous remakes and the hit Broadway musical. This tale of a mysterious masked man (Chaney) who lives in the bowels of the Paris Opera House will be seen in a gorgeous new color-tinted print that also restores the original two-strip Technicolor of the masquerade ball sequence.

7 pm

The Alloy Orchestra accompanies

He Who Gets Slapped

United States | 1924 | Victor Sj÷strom

The latest score by the Alloy Orchestra (see 9/28 at 8 pm), premiered at this year's Telluride Film Festival, accompanies a little-known but sensational silent melodrama made in Hollywood by the great Swedish director Victor Sjöstrom (The Wind, The Phantom Chariot). Lon Chaney (see previous blurb), the "Man of a Thousand Faces," plays a brilliant scientist who loses both his groundbreaking research and his wife to a dishonest man. Wounded, he joins the circus and...

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Monday, September 30, 2013

7 pm

The Cinematheque at John Carroll University

A Hijacking

Denmark | 2012 | Tobias Lindholm

Tonight the Cinematheque travels to the Dolan Science Center Auditorium at John Carroll University to present the East Side Cleveland premiere of one of the most acclaimed and exciting movies of 2013! (It has a 97% “fresh” rating on RottenTomatoes.com.) A Hijacking chronicles what happens when a Danish cargo ship is hijacked in the Indian Ocean by Somali pirates and the crew held hostage. The movie crosscuts between the besieged vessel and shipping company’s corporate...

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