Search
Cinematheque
View full story dorm.jpg

Story: Aug 27, 2014

New residence hall welcomes first-year students in comfort, ...

View details 2014 Faculty Exhibition

CIA Exhibition: Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition

View full story brittanylockwood1.jpg

Story: Aug 18, 2014

2014 grad to design whimsical playgrounds for Colorado compa...

View details Lunch On Fridays: Kasumi

Events: Sep 05, 2014

Lunch On Fridays: Kasumi

View Link

Social: 2 days ago via Facebook

We love to hear the excited reactions from our incoming class, who are the first to live in CIA's new Uptown Residence Hall. One student, Emily Linville, sai...

View full story liberal-artscma.jpg

Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

View details Mizoguchi's Greatest Decade

Events: Sep 06, 2014

Mizoguchi's Greatest Decade

View full story emilyhromi-stillforscreen.jpg

Story: Aug 13, 2014

Biomedical grad wins award for animation on stuttering

View details Filmmaker and author John Waters to present one-man show

Events: Sep 27, 2014

Filmmaker and author John Waters to present one-man show

View details picresized1407629035horsesofgod2.jpg

Blog: Aug 26, 2014

8/28-31: Finding Vivian Maier, Stand Clear of the Closing Doors & more!

View full story cnswithlabelsfullscreen.jpg

Story: Aug 11, 2014

Student-designed app teaches embryology, improves scores

View details Fall 2014 Open House

Events: Nov 15, 2014

Fall 2014 Open House

Cinematheque . Film Schedule 

Cinematheque Film Schedule

Previous September 2014 Next

4

Thursday, September 04, 2014

6:45 pm

Manuscripts Don't Burn

Iran | 2013 | Mohammad Rasoulof

Despite being banned from filmmaking for 20 years (along with his countryman Jafar Panahi; see 10/26), Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof has secretly shot this angry new thriller, based on real events, about the lengths to which the Islamic state will go to silence dissidents. These include kidnaping, torture, and murder. “Easily the most daring and politically provocative film yet to emerge from Iran.” –RogerEbert.com.

9:10 pm

Witching and Bitching

France, Spain | 2013 | Álex de la Iglesia

Winner of eight Goya Awards (Spain’s Oscars), the new horror-comedy from the director of Day of the Beast and El Crimen Perfecto tells of a gang of fleeing jewel thieves who run right into a coven of cannibalistic witches. “A major achievement in sunny wretchedness, Álex de la Iglesia's splatter-comedy projectile pukes its outrages at you with a gusto recalling the early days of those (sadly) reformed upchuckers Sam Raimi and Peter Jackson.” –Village Voice.

5

Friday, September 05, 2014

7 pm

Norte, The End of History

Philippines | 2013 | Lav Diaz

Rhapsodically received at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, this Filipino epic (inspired by Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment) is a four-hour drama in which an embittered Luzon law student commits a double murder that has many repercussions. The first is that an innocent family man is punished for the crime. “Five stars (highest rating)…You'd have to go back to Edward Yang's Yi Yi to find another movie that approaches a marathon-length running time yet still makes...

6

Saturday, September 06, 2014

5 pm

Mizoguchi's Greatest Decade

The Life of Oharu

Japan | 1952 | Kenji Mizoguchi

We begin our Mizoguchi retrospective with the film that the director himself regarded as his masterpiece. It’s a beautifully photographed period piece that charts the step-by-step downfall of a 17th-century woman (Kinuyo Tanaka, Mizoguchi’s favorite actress) from court woman to common prostitute. With Toshiro Mifune. “Perhaps the finest film made in any country about the oppression of women.” –Joan Mellen.

7:40 pm

Half of a Yellow Sun

United Kingdom | Nigeria | 2013 | Biyi Bandele

Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) and Thandie Newton star in this epic film version of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel, about two UK-educated sisters who return to Nigeria in the mid-1960s and get caught up in the outbreak of the Nigerian Civil War (aka the Biafran War). “A well-acted, finely wrought epic.” –The NY Times.

9:45 pm

The German Doctor

Argentina, France, Norway, Spain | 2013 | Lucia Puenzo

Argentina’s submission for this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film is a historical thriller set in 1960 Patagonia, where notorious Nazi death camp doctor Josef Mengele hides out in a hotel run by a German couple and befriends their 12-year-old daughter. “A true-life horror story about the helpful, soft-spoken monster in our midst.” – Bob Mondello, NPR. Cleveland premiere. Subtitles.

7

Sunday, September 07, 2014

4:15 pm

The German Doctor

Argentina, France, Norway, Spain | 2013 | Lucia Puenzo

Argentina’s submission for this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film is a historical thriller set in 1960 Patagonia, where notorious Nazi death camp doctor Josef Mengele hides out in a hotel run by a German couple and befriends their 12-year-old daughter. “A true-life horror story about the helpful, soft-spoken monster in our midst.” – Bob Mondello, NPR. Cleveland premiere. Subtitles.

6:30 pm

Witching and Bitching

France, Spain | 2013 | Álex de la Iglesia

Winner of eight Goya Awards (Spain’s Oscars), the new horror-comedy from the director of Day of the Beast and El Crimen Perfecto tells of a gang of fleeing jewel thieves who run right into a coven of cannibalistic witches. “A major achievement in sunny wretchedness, Álex de la Iglesia's splatter-comedy projectile pukes its outrages at you with a gusto recalling the early days of those (sadly) reformed upchuckers Sam Raimi and Peter Jackson.” –Village Voice.

8:45 pm

Manuscripts Don't Burn

Iran | 2013 | Mohammad Rasoulof

Despite being banned from filmmaking for 20 years (along with his countryman Jafar Panahi; see 10/26), Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof has secretly shot this angry new thriller, based on real events, about the lengths to which the Islamic state will go to silence dissidents. These include kidnaping, torture, and murder. “Easily the most daring and politically provocative film yet to emerge from Iran.” –RogerEbert.com.

11

Thursday, September 11, 2014

6:45 pm

A Coffee in Berlin

Germany | 2012 | Jan Ole Gerster

Winner of six Lolas (German Oscars) including Best Film, Director, Screenplay, Actor, and Score, this slacker comedy chronicles a day in the life of a twenty-something German college dropout as he tries to reconnect with life. The movie’s droll, laid-back humor and charm, and its b&w camerawork, recall early Jarmusch, while the jazz score evokes Woody Allen. “Manages to make an entertaining story out of nothing in particular.” –The Washington Post.

8:30 pm

The Amazing Catfish

France, Mexico | 2013 | Caludia Sainte-Luce

In this affecting family drama shown at this year’s Cleveland Int’l Film Festival, a twenty-something supermarket clerk moves into a household with four children to help their ailing single mother. Shot by the great Agnès Godard, known for her work with Claire Denis. “An enormously affecting portrait of a family in crisis that dares to hope.” –The L.A. Times.

12

Friday, September 12, 2014

7:30 pm

The Amazing Catfish

France, Mexico | 2013 | Caludia Sainte-Luce

In this affecting family drama shown at this year’s Cleveland Int’l Film Festival, a twenty-something supermarket clerk moves into a household with four children to help their ailing single mother. Shot by the great Agnès Godard, known for her work with Claire Denis. “An enormously affecting portrait of a family in crisis that dares to hope.” –The L.A. Times.

9:20 pm

A Coffee in Berlin

Germany | 2012 | Jan Ole Gerster

Winner of six Lolas (German Oscars) including Best Film, Director, Screenplay, Actor, and Score, this slacker comedy chronicles a day in the life of a twenty-something German college dropout as he tries to reconnect with life. The movie’s droll, laid-back humor and charm, and its b&w camerawork, recall early Jarmusch, while the jazz score evokes Woody Allen. “Manages to make an entertaining story out of nothing in particular.” –The Washington Post.

13

Saturday, September 13, 2014

5 pm

Mizoguchi's Greatest Decade

Ugetsu

Japan | 1953 | Kenji Mizoguchi

Mizoguchi’s most celebrated film is an atmospheric samurai drama and ghost story in which two peasants living in war-torn 16th-century Japan leave their homes hoping to profit from the conflict. This haunting movie subtly conveys the illusory nature of ambition and desire. With Machiko Kyō and Kinuyo Tanaka; cinematography by Kazuo Miyagawa. “Simultaneously realistic, allegorical and supernatural, Ugetsu is the most stylistically perfect of all Mizoguchi’s work, and many critics consider it the greatest Japanese...

7 pm

World War I + 100

The Green Room

France | 1978 | François Truffaut

This little known Truffaut movie, inspired by three Henry James stories, is one of the director’s most unusual, personal, and moving films. Set in France ten years after the end of WWI, the movie stars Truffaut as a grieving, reclusive, widowed journalist who maintains a private shrine to his late wife and fallen friends. But when he invites a similarly bereft, death-obsessed young woman (Nathalie Baye) to help him with his sanctuary, complications arise. Haunting...

8:55 pm

We Are the Best!

Denmark, Sweden | 2013 | Lukas Moodysson

Lukas Moodysson’s first film in four years marks a triumphant return to form for the director of Show Me Love, Together, and Lilya 4-Ever. Set in 1982 Stockholm, this delightful coming-of-age movie follows three misfit teens who form an all-girl punk band, thus breaching an all-male realm. Has a 97% “fresh” rating on RottenTomatoes.com!

14

Sunday, September 14, 2014

4:15 pm

Breastmilk

United States | 2014 | Dana Ben-Ari

The promise and pitfalls of breastfeeding, and the social and psychological challenges facing nursing mothers, are explored frankly in this acclaimed new documentary. “Gently affecting and insightful...An inspiring labor of love.” –Variety.

6:30 pm

We Are the Best!

Denmark, Sweden | 2013 | Lukas Moodysson

Lukas Moodysson’s first film in four years marks a triumphant return to form for the director of Show Me Love, Together, and Lilya 4-Ever. Set in 1982 Stockholm, this delightful coming-of-age movie follows three misfit teens who form an all-girl punk band, thus breaching an all-male realm. Has a 97% “fresh” rating on RottenTomatoes.com!

8:35 pm

World War I + 100

The Green Room

France | 1978 | François Truffaut

This little known Truffaut movie, inspired by three Henry James stories, is one of the director’s most unusual, personal, and moving films. Set in France ten years after the end of WWI, the movie stars Truffaut as a grieving, reclusive, widowed journalist who maintains a private shrine to his late wife and fallen friends. But when he invites a similarly bereft, death-obsessed young woman (Nathalie Baye) to help him with his sanctuary, complications arise. Haunting...

18

Thursday, September 18, 2014

6:45 pm

Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater

France, Portugal, United States | 2014 | Gabe Klinger

Longtime friends and fellow filmmakers Richard Linklater (Boyhood, Before Sunrise, Slacker) and experimentalist James Benning (Landscape Suicide, One Way Boogie Woogie) talk about their craft, their careers, and their shared love of baseball in this easy-going, disarming new documentary.

8:15 pm

Heli

France, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands | 2013 | Amat Escalante

One of the most honored Latin American films of 2013 (it won the Best Director prize at Cannes and was also Mexico’s submission for this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film) focuses on a poor, hardworking Mexican family that runs afoul of both a vicious drug cartel and the corrupt local police. Director Escalante is a disciple of Carlos Reygadas. “A stunning piece of filmmaking.” –The L.A. Times.

19

Friday, September 19, 2014

7:30 pm

Ivory Tower

United States | 2014 | Andrew Rossi

With tuition skyrocketing and student loan debt topping a trillion dollars, is college still worth the expense? That’s the question posed by this acclaimed, provocative documentary that surveys academia today—from online coursework to universities that are more like country clubs than schools.

9:20 pm

Heli

France, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands | 2013 | Amat Escalante

One of the most honored Latin American films of 2013 (it won the Best Director prize at Cannes and was also Mexico’s submission for this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film) focuses on a poor, hardworking Mexican family that runs afoul of both a vicious drug cartel and the corrupt local police. Director Escalante is a disciple of Carlos Reygadas. “A stunning piece of filmmaking.” –The L.A. Times.

20

Saturday, September 20, 2014

5 pm

Mizoguchi's Greatest Decade

A Geisha

Japan | 1953 | Kenji Mizoguchi

In Mizoguchi’s reworking of his 1936 masterpiece Sisters of the Gion, an elderly geisha trains a self-centered young girl in the art of “entertaining,” while also trying to steer her clear of the profession’s more sordid realities. Cinematography by Kazuo Miyagawa.

6:45 pm

Policeman

Israel | 2011 | Nadav Lapid

Nominated for seven Israeli Academy Awards (including Best Film, Director, Actor, and Screenplay) and a major prizewinner at film festivals worldwide, this galvanizing thriller follows a cop who is a member of a close-knit, elite, Israeli anti-terrorist unit who must suddenly wrap his head around the reality of Jewish (not Arab) terrorists fomenting chaos and class warfare. “Critics’ pick…An electrifying feature directing debut.” –The NY Times.

8:50 pm

In Odorama!

Polyester

United States | 1981 | John Waters

The first movie shot in “Odorama” (free scratch and sniff cards will be handed out to ticket buyers), John Waters’ “scentsational” bad-taste comedy stars Divine as Baltimore housewife Francine Fishpaw. Francine—who has a philandering pornographer husband, a pregnant daughter, and a fetishist son who may be the “Baltimore foot stomper”—is understandably at the end of her rope. But hope arrives in the form of a handsome, Corvette-driving hunk (Tab Hunter). With Edith Massey, Mink Stole,...

21

Sunday, September 21, 2014

4 pm

Paul Mazursky, 1930-2014

Next Stop, Greenwich Village

United States | 1976 | Paul Mazursky

A Jewish kid from Brooklyn (Lenny Baker) moves to 1953 Greenwich Village to try to break into acting. Paul Mazursky’s semi-autobiographical dramedy teems with Beat Era NYC detail (coffee bars, Actors Studio classes, etc.). With Shelley Winters, Ellen Greene, Lois Smith, Christopher Walken, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Murray, et al.

6:30 pm

In Odorama!

Polyester

United States | 1981 | John Waters

The first movie shot in “Odorama” (free scratch and sniff cards will be handed out to ticket buyers), John Waters’ “scentsational” bad-taste comedy stars Divine as Baltimore housewife Francine Fishpaw. Francine—who has a philandering pornographer husband, a pregnant daughter, and a fetishist son who may be the “Baltimore foot stomper”—is understandably at the end of her rope. But hope arrives in the form of a handsome, Corvette-driving hunk (Tab Hunter). With Edith Massey, Mink Stole,...

8:20 pm

Policeman

Israel | 2011 | Nadav Lapid

Nominated for seven Israeli Academy Awards (including Best Film, Director, Actor, and Screenplay) and a major prizewinner at film festivals worldwide, this galvanizing thriller follows a cop who is a member of a close-knit, elite, Israeli anti-terrorist unit who must suddenly wrap his head around the reality of Jewish (not Arab) terrorists fomenting chaos and class warfare. “Critics’ pick…An electrifying feature directing debut.” –The NY Times.

25

Thursday, September 25, 2014

8:50 pm

Whole Hogg

Unrelated

United Kingdom | 2007 | Joanna Hogg

Tom Hiddleston made his big-screen debut in this acute and impressive first feature by Brit up-and-comer Joanna Hogg. The film focuses on Anna, a childless 40-year-old British woman who goes on vacation in Tuscany with her longtime friend Verena, who is married with a brood of teenagers. But tensions arise between the two women when Anna hangs out more with the teens than with the adults. “A tremendously accomplished, subtle and supremely confident feature.” –The...

26

Friday, September 26, 2014

7:30 pm

Whole Hogg

Unrelated

United Kingdom | 2007 | Joanna Hogg

Tom Hiddleston made his big-screen debut in this acute and impressive first feature by Brit up-and-comer Joanna Hogg. The film focuses on Anna, a childless 40-year-old British woman who goes on vacation in Tuscany with her longtime friend Verena, who is married with a brood of teenagers. But tensions arise between the two women when Anna hangs out more with the teens than with the adults. “A tremendously accomplished, subtle and supremely confident feature.” –The...

9:30 pm

Whole Hogg

Archipelago

United Kingdom | 2010 | Joanna Hogg

Joanna Hogg's highly acclaimed second feature, like her first (Unrelated, see previous blurb), features Tom Hiddleston and tells of a tension-filled holiday. This time the location is one of the Isles of Scilly, off Britain's Cornish coast, where two members of an upper-middle-class family wish bon voyage to a third who's leaving for a year in Africa. But mostly they fight and fall apart as buried anger and other repressed emotions surface. “A beautifully distilled...

27

Saturday, September 27, 2014

7:30 pm

A Special Event! John Waters in Person!

This Filthy World: Filthier and Dirtier

|

John Waters, the Baltimore underground filmmaker (Pink Flamingos) turned American cultural icon, appears in person to present his unique one-man show that has delighted audiences around the world. Waters’ “vaudeville act” (as he calls it) is a 75-minute monologue in which the man whom William Burroughs once called “the Pope of Trash” dissects his checkered film career and unusual tastes. Listen and laugh as the outré auteur with the pencil mustache details his early negative...

28

Sunday, September 28, 2014

3:45 pm

Sansho the Bailiff

Japan | 1954 | Kenji Mizoguchi

Critic Robin Wood once called this sublime Mizoguchi drama “the greatest movie I have ever seen.” An aristocratic family living in 11th-century Japan is broken up, exiled, and sold into slavery. Over many years, the family members struggle to reunite. This deeply moving drama of great formal beauty advocates for empathy, justice, and mercy. Cinematography by Kazuo Miyagawa.

6:30 pm

Whole Hogg

Archipelago

United Kingdom | 2010 | Joanna Hogg

Joanna Hogg's highly acclaimed second feature, like her first (Unrelated, see previous blurb), features Tom Hiddleston and tells of a tension-filled holiday. This time the location is one of the Isles of Scilly, off Britain's Cornish coast, where two members of an upper-middle-class family wish bon voyage to a third who's leaving for a year in Africa. But mostly they fight and fall apart as buried anger and other repressed emotions surface. “A beautifully distilled...

8:45 pm

Whole Hogg

Exhibition

United Kingdom | 2014 | Joanna Hogg

Tom Hiddleston is one of the stars of the most recent film by Joanna Hogg, a rising Brit filmmaker whose three features were all released in NYC in June. Viv Albertine (of the punk band the Slits) and Liam Gillick (a prominent conceptual artist) play a couple of fiftyish London creatives whose stale marriage is further destabilized when they decide to sell the modernist house where they have lived and worked for two decades. This...

Cinematheque

Cinematheque
at the Cleveland Institute of Art
11141 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106
216.421.7450
[contact]

Ongoing CIA Events

Read More

Community Works

Visiting artists, exhibitions, conference and symposia exploring socially engaged art.

Read More

Support CIA

Show the world creativity matters: make a gift to the annual fund.

Read More

Cores + Connections

Learn more about CIA's proven method for academic and professional excellence.