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3/13-17: Ikiru, To the Wonder, Escape from Tomorrow & more!

03/11/14  |  Posted by Cinematheque  |  Posted in Cinematheque

Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece IKIRU is moving tale of life and death
In IKIRU, one of Akira Kurosawa’s greatest and most moving films, a Japanese career bureaucrat who learns that he is dying from cancer decides to devote his remaining days to doing something meaningful with his life. This beloved 1952 classic has a perfect 100% “fresh” rating on RottenTomatoes. Ikiru shows on Saturday night at 7:00 pm; it complements MOCA Cleveland's new exhibition DIRGE: Reflections on [Life and] Death (on view 3/7-6/8). MOCA members will be admitted for only $7.

LIV & INGMAR: scenes from a love story
This new documentary LIV & INGMAR charts the 42-year relationship between celebrated actress Liv Ullmann and master Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. Lovers as well as co-workers, the two made 10 films together, including such masterpieces as Persona, Cries and Whispers, and Scenes from a Marriage. The Village Voice calls Liv & Ingmar "an anecdotal treasure chest for cinephiles, but more than that, it's a beautifully told love story.” Catch its exclusive Cleveland showing Friday or Sunday.

THE SELFISH GIANT is touching, acclaimed account of two British "j.d.'s"
Clio Barnard's THE SELFISH GIANT was one of the most acclaimed movies of 2013 (it has a 97% "fresh" rating on RottenTomatoes) and it won the 2013 British Independent Film Award for Best British Independent Film. It's a slice of working class social realism set in Northern England, about two 13-year-old best friends who go to work for a disreputable scrap metal dealer after they are expelled from school. With phenomenal performances from the entire cast, this second film from the director of The Arbor packs a real punch. Catch its exclusive Cleveland theatrical premiere on Thursday or Friday. Print this email and present it at the box office and see The Selfish Giant for only $7 ($6 if you're a Cinematheque member). It's our Deal of the Week. (Limit two discount admissions per print-out) Here's the original British trailer, but know that the film is shown with English subtitles in the U.S.

Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders star in Rossellini's great VOYAGE TO ITALY
Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders star in Rossellini’s revered and moving 1954 drama VOYAGE TO ITALY, about a British husband and wife whose festering marital problems come to a head as they travel through Italy. This is the most celebrated of the films Rossellini and Bergman made together, and was proclaimed the first modern film by no less than François Truffaut. It has a perfect rating of 100 on Metacritic.com. The Time Out Film Guide calls it “[the] most beautiful and magical of films.” See it in a new digital restoration on Saturday or Sunday. It's in English, by the way. Watch a trailer here.

Terrence Malick's latest, TO THE WONDER, is itself a thing of wonder
Terrence Malick's TO THE WONDER, the latest film from the director of Badlands, Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line, and Tree of Life, employs sublime visuals, snippets of classical music, and snatches of dialogue and voiceover narration to delineate a trans-continental love story between a young French woman (Olga Kurylenko) and an American man (Ben Affleck). The actors and camera never stop moving in this supremely lyrical work that, like Malick’s other movies, is at once a poem, a paean, and a prayer, seeking the eternal in the evanescent. With Javier Bardem and Rachel McAdams. Local film writer Kurtiss Hare, who named To the Wonder the best film of 2013, will introduce both shows. See it in 35mm on Thursday or Saturday. Watch this trailer and then tell us you don't want to see this exquisite movie.

See Disneyland as you've never seen it before in ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW
ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW is one of the most daring—and talked-about—movies of the past year! Shot surreptitiously at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, this subversive psychological horror comedy tells of a man in the midst of a mid-life crisis whose family vacation with his wife and two kids devolves into an hallucinatory nightmare. Adults can see this future cult classic Sunday at 8:15pm. Here's the trailer.

Film historian Eric Grayson to present clip-filled talk on COLOR IN THE MOVIES
Indiana-based film historian and collector Eric Grayson (above) appears in person Monday at 7:30 pm to present COLOR IN THE MOVIES, a brief illustrated history of motion picture color. Using rare and beautiful film clips from his extensive personal collection, Grayson will demonstrate that, contrary to conventional wisdom, movie color existed years before The Wizard of Oz. He’ll also talk about (and show) a wide variety of processes (Kinemacolor, Technicolor, Kodachrome, Eastman color, et al.). Nothing digital will be projected—and no PowerPoint either! Just real film from real reels! Special admission to this show is $10; Cinematheque members & CIA I.D. holders $8; age 25 & under $7; no passes, twofers, or radio winners will be honored.

THIS WEEK

Thu., March 13, at 6:45pm
Sat., March 15, at 9:45pm
Ben Affleck in
Terrence Malick's
TO THE WONDER
Introduced by Kurtiss Hare

Thu., March 13, at 9:00pm
Fri., March 14, at 7:30pm
Acclaimed new Brit drama
THE SELFISH GIANT

Fri., March 14, at 9:20pm
Sun., March 16, at 4:30pm
Liv Ullmann &
Ingmar Bergman in
LIV & INGMAR

Sat., March 15, at 5:15pm
Sun., March 14, at 6:30pm
Ingrid Bergman in
Roberto Rossellini's
VOYAGE TO ITALY

Sat., March 15, at 7:00pm
Akira Kurosawa's
IKIRU

Sun., March 16, at 8:15pm
Disney World Head Trip
ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW
Adults only!

Mon., March 17, at 7:30pm
Eric Grayson presents
COLOR IN THE MOVIES
$10/$8/$7

NEXT WEEK

Fri., March 21, at 7:30pm
Sat., March 22, at 9:10pm
THE PUNK SINGER

Fri., March 21, at 9:10pm
Sat., March 22, at 7:00pm
JOHNNY GUITAR

The Cinematheque at the CIFF
Fri., March 21, at 8:50pm
Sun, March 23, at 1:35pm
STRANGER BY THE LAKE
Showing at Tower City Cinemas, downtown

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