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Blog . 3/26-27: Reefer Madness, House, Sita & More!


3/26-27: Reefer Madness, House, Sita & More!

03/23/10  |  Posted by Cinematheque  |  Posted in Cinematheque

SITA SINGS THE BLUES has rare 100% "fresh" rating on!
Betty Boop meets Bollywood in SITA SINGS THE BLUES , a witty, delightful animated musical by the truly independent American filmmaker Nina Paley. Moviegoers loved this movie when we premiered it in Cleveland last May. Since then it has opened commercially in New York City and elsewhere, garnering unanimous rave reviews! We're excited to bring it back. The film weds the ancient Indian legend of the Ramayana, in which a woman is abandoned by her husband, to the true story of Paley's own marital break-up and to 1920s jazz/pop standards sung by Annette Hanshaw (1901-1985). It may sound like a strange brew, but it works wonderfully. To find out how well it works print this email and present it at the box office on Friday or Saturday night and see "Sita" for only $6 ($5 if you're a Cinematheque member). It's our Deal of the Week! (Limit two discounts per print-out) 1977 Japanese teen horror comedy HOUSE (HAUSU) raises the roof! HOUSE is a crazy, unclassifiable 1977 Japanese horror comedy which one wag has described as "an episode of Scooby Doo directed by Dario Argento." After wowing moviegoers at a series of stupendously successful festival/museum screenings during 2009, the movie finally receives a U.S. theatrical release -- in a new 35mm color print. The movie follows seven schoolgirls who take an excursion into the country and stay at the creaky old house belonging to the aunt of one of them. There they encounter evil spirits, a bloodthirsty piano, a demonic housecat, and other unpleasant surprises. Director Nobuhiko Obayashi employed all the tricks in his 1970s analog arsenal to create the crude and cheesy special effects that fill this bizarre and hilarious ghost story and haunted house movie. Watch the trailer and then don't miss this one-of-a-kind thriller this Friday or Saturday. REEFER MADNESS is absolutely abNORML The granddaddy of anti-marijuana films, REEFER MADNESS (1936) is a campy cautionary tale in which evil drug dealers lure an upstanding high school student into a sordid life of weed, women, and (shudder!) jazz-to say nothing of dementia, rape, manslaughter, and suicide! It will be preceded at showtime on Friday and Saturday by Dave Fleischer's great Betty Boop cartoon "Betty in Blunderland" (1934). Buy Kurosawa box set at substantial discount and support the Cinematheque! March 23 is the 100th anniversary of the birth of the great Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. In honor of his centennial year, the Criterion Collection has created a gorgeous collector's set "AK 100: 25 Films by Akira Kurosawa." And for a limited time, you can purchase this DVD box set for a substantial discount and support the Cinematheque at the same time. Buy "AK 100: 25 Films by Akira Kurosawa" at, enter the code CINE at the prompt, and you'll not only save 25% off the retail price of $399.95, you'll be making a $25 contribution to the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque! This deluxe, linen-bound set includes timeless masterpieces from one of cinema's greatest directors, films like "Rashomon" (showing from 35mm at the Cinematheque on April 1 and 3), "Ikiru," "Seven Samurai," "Yojimbo," and "High and Low." Featuring 25 of the films Kurosawa made over the course of his 50 years in movies-from samurai epics to postwar noirs to Shakespeare adaptations-"AK 100" is the most complete set of his works ever released in this country, and includes four rare films that have never been available on DVD. Once again, to take advantage of this special offer, shop at, enter the code CINE at checkout, and pay only $299.95 for the "AK" box set. Criterion will send $25 to the Cinematheque. Thanks! In April Cinematheque will show four of the very best films from the past decade Four of the most acclaimed feature films made between 2000 and 2009 -- all of them "ought-to-see" movies -- will be shown in the upcoming Cinematheque series "'Oughts' from the Aughts." The series runs from April 1 through 23. All four movies placed first in one or more of six wide-ranging, prestigious surveys designed to find the best films of the past decade, now often referred to as "the aughts." Each movie is by one of the decade's most acclaimed filmmakers. David Lynch's "Mulholland Dr." (4/8 & 9) was voted "best of the decade" in polls conducted by Film Comment magazine, indieWIRE, and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Wong Kar-wai's "In the Mood for Love" (4/22 & 23) topped the poll conducted by Time Out London. Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Thai masterpiece "Syndromes and a Century" (4/15 & 16) came in first in a survey of 60+ curators, critics, and film historians conducted by the Cinematheque Ontario in Toronto. And Lucrecia Martel's "La Cienaga (The Swamp)" was voted "best Latin American film of the decade" in a Cinema Tropical poll. It opens the series on April 1. Films This Week Cleveland Cult Film Festival! Fri., March 26, at 7:00 pm Sat., March 27, at 10:15 pm SITA SINGS THE BLUES Fri., March 26, at 8:45 pm Sat., March 27, at 7:00 pm HOUSE (HAUSU) Fri., March 26, at 10:30 pm Sat., March27, at 8:45 pm REEFER MADNESS Films Next Week Thu., April 1, at 6:45 pm LA CIENAGA (THE SWAMP) Thu., April 1, at 8:45 pm Sat., April 3, at 5:15 pm RASHOMON Fri., April 2, at 7:30 pm Sat., April 3, at 9:20 pm DISTRICT 13: ULTIMATUM Fri., April 2, at 9:30 pm Sat., April 3, at 7:05 pm POLICE ADJECTIVE The Cinematheque The Cleveland Institute of Art 11141 East Boulevard Cleveland, OH 44106 Phone: (216) 421-7450

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