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Cinematheque . 11/8-11: Paul Schrader's The Canyons, Ninotchka, free screening & more!

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11/8-11: Paul Schrader's The Canyons, Ninotchka, free screening & more!

11/05/13  |  Posted by Cinematheque  |  Posted in Cinematheque

Lindsay Lohan stars in Paul Schrader's notorious new film THE CANYONS
THE CANYONS is the most notorious film of the year. It stars Lindsay Lohan and porn star James Deen, was directed by Paul Schrader, and was written by Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho). The movie tells of a spoiled, sociopathic Hollywood rich kid who goes ballistic when the male star of a slasher movie he is bankrolling turns out to be an ex-lover of his live-in, plaything girlfriend. Entertainment Weekly awarded the movie a “B+," calling it "a stylishly scandalous tale of sex, lies, manipulation, moviemaking, murder, and other dark-side-of-L.A. pursuits." No one under 18 will be admitted to this movie when we premiere it locally on Saturday and Sunday. Here's the trailer.

Artist and filmmaker James Nares appears in person at free screening of his ROME '78
As part of Friday night’s public opening of the new exhibition in CIA’s Reinberger Galleries (adjacent to Aitken Auditorium), we present a free screening of ROME '78, a 1978 feature film by one of the four artists spotlighted in the show, James Nares. Nares will also attend the screening and answer audience questions after the movie. Nares is a British-born, New York-based painter and video artist who was also a major figure in the underground "No Wave" movement that sprouted in New York’s Lower East Side during the 1970s and 1980s. A Del-Byzanteens bandmate of Jim Jarmusch and Contortions cohort of James Chance, Nares made numerous short videos and Super 8 movies during the seventies, as well as this zero-budget narrative feature that finds an all-star No Wave cast (Lydia Lunch, Eric Mitchell, James Chance, John Lurie, Lance Loud, Patti Astor, et al.) enacting an Ancient Roman drama in an American city and civilization experiencing their own decline and fall. The film centers around Emperor Caligula, played by artist David McDermott of McDermott & McGough. Nares’ hour-long 2011 video Street is on view in the Reinberger Galleries through Dec. 14.

Paul Rudd stars in David Gordon Green's poetic comedy PRINCE AVALANCHE
Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch star in PRINCE AVALANCHE, the new film from David Gordon Green, director of George Washington, All the Real Girls, and Pineapple Express. Hailed as a return to form for Green, PRINCE AVALANCHE is a minimalist, poetic comedy, set during the late 1980s, about a pair of mismatched working men—a self-important, finicky loner (Rudd) and a more relaxed, much younger party animal (Hirsch). The two paint lines and install markers on an isolated stretch of highway in a remote, burned-out corner of Texas. The gorgeous color cinematography is by Green’s usual collaborator, Tim Orr. The Washington Post calls it "a work of eccentric but often profound beauty…Weird and wonderful, a refreshing movie that looks and sounds only like itself. That old Green magic, it seems, is back.” Catch its Cleveland premiere on Saturday or Sunday. Watch the trailer here.

Garbo laughs in Lubitsch's NINOTCHKA -- and you will, too!
“Garbo laughs” (or so proclaimed the original ads) in NINOTCHKA, the celebrated 1938 Ernst Lubitsch comedy starring Greta Garbo and co-written by Billy Wilder. But prior to that she is a severe, no-nonsense Soviet agent who has been sent to Paris to supervise the sale of some valuable jewels for her government. While there she falls for a debonair Western playboy (Melvyn Douglas) who represents everything she hates. Bela Lugosi co-stars in this movie that shows in a new 35mm print of Saturday and Sunday.

LOVELACE looks at "Deep Throat" star
Oscar-winning filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt, The Times of Harvey Milk) dramatize the life of Deep Throat star Linda Lovelace in the new film LOVELACE. Amanda Seyfried plays the naïve Florida teenager who became the era’s reigning porn star. The movie looks at both Lovelace’s public and private lives, which were dramatically different from each other. The great supporting cast includes Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, Juno Temple, James Franco, Bobby Cannavale, and others. Adults can see it Friday night. Print this email and present it at the box office and see LOVELACE for only $7 ($6 if you're a Cinematheque member). It's our Deal of the Week! (Limit two discount admissions per print-out)

BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO conjures up lost world of 1970s Italian horror movies
Next Monday night we pay tribute to Thomas F. Peterson, Jr., who owned and operated Motion Picture Sound, Inc., a sound studio in downtown Cleveland from 1966 until 1987. (He also purchased the HD video projector that allows us to show tonight’s program!) Tom will have a conversation with Cinematheque Director John Ewing after a showing of Peter Strickland's BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO, an acclaimed new British thriller that is itself set within the confines of a motion picture sound studio, in Italy during the 1970s. The movie, which Sight & Sound magazine named the fifth best film of 2012, tells of a mousy British foley artist (sound effects specialist) played by Toby Jones who is summoned to Italy to work on a giallo (erotic horror) film that evokes the work of Dario Argento (Suspiria). But the experience proves so truly foreign, disturbing, and nightmarish that the meek, anxious engineer goes crazy. This New York Film Festival selection is for adults only! Here's the trailer.

This Week:

Tonight!
Special Offsite Event!
The Cinematheque at the Capitol Theatre
Tue., Nov. 5, at 7:00pm
Dirk Bogarde in
Joseph Losey's
THE SERVANT
Written by Harold Pinter
50th anniversary restoration!
Shown at the Capitol Theatre, W. 65th St. & Detroit Ave.
Tix $10/$8/$7

Special Free Screening!
Filmmaker in Person!
Fri., Nov. 8, at 7:45pm
James Nares'
ROME '78

Fri., Nov. 8, at 9:55pm
Amanda Seyfried in
LOVELACE

Sat., Nov. 9, at 5:15pm
Sun., Nov. 10, at 4:00pm
Greta Garbo in
Ernst Lubitsch's
NINOTCHKA

Sat., Nov. 9, at 7:25pm
Sun., Nov. 10, at 8:25pm
Lindsay Lohan in
Paul Schrader's
THE CANYONS

Sat., Nov. 9, at 9:25pm
Sun., Nov. 10, at 6:30pm
Paul Rudd in
David Gordon Green's
PRINCE AVALANCHE

Mon., Nov. 11, at 7:00pm
A Tribute to Tom Peterson
New British salute to 1970s Italian horror movies
BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO
Post-film conversation with Thomas F. Peterson, Jr., longtime proprietor of Motion Picture Sound, Inc.

Next Week:

A Special Event!
Father Donald Cozzens discusses the Pope's favorite movie
Thu., Nov. 14, at 7:00pm
LA STRADA

Fri., Nov. 15, at 7:00pm
Sat., Nov. 16, at 9:15pm
THE GRANDMASTER

A Special Event!
Fri., Nov. 15, at 9:15pm
COCKSUCKER BLUES

Sat., Nov. 16, at 5:15pm
Sun., Nov. 17, at 4:00pm
TROUBLE IN PARADISE

Sat., Nov. 16, at 7:00pm
HANNAH ARENDT

Sun., Nov. 17, at 6:15pm
EXPERIMENTAL FILMS FROM 1963

A Special Event!
Filmmakers in Person!
Post-Screening Discussion!
Filmmaker Magazine presents
Sun., Nov. 17, at 8:00pm
"25 NEW FACES OF INDEPENDENT FILM" TRAVELING SIDESHOW

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