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August 05, 2011

Cinematheque Celebrates 25th Anniversary Weekend

Cinematheque at 25: Silver anniversary brings movie-packed weekend and flood of memories at Cleveland Institute of Art.

Cinematheque Celebrates 25th Anniversary Weekend

A Plain Dealer article celebrates the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque’s 25th anniversary with a set of lighthearted interviews and the weekend film program. Read the story to hear from the Cinematheque’s directors, projectionists, longtime fans, and more.

The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, 11141 East Blvd. in University Circle, celebrates its 25th anniversary tonight and Saturday, followed by a party and special screening on Monday. For ticket information, call 216.421.7450 or go to cia.edu/cinematheque.

"Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff." Cardiff's career is saluted in this documentary from Craig McCall, which spotlight's the cinematographer's work on such films as "The Red Shoes," "The Vikings" and "The African Queen." 5:30pm tonight; 9:10pm Saturday.

"Children of Hiroshima." Director Kaneto Shindo looks at the atomic bomb's devastation to his hometown in this 1952 film. 7:15pm tonight; 5pm Saturday.

Mystery Movie. How brave are you? The Cinematheque presents its "The Great Whatsit #4," a surprise movie. (Hint: they say it is a classic Hollywood comedy suitable for all ages and that it has never been released in the United States "legally on video or DVD." 9:15pm tonight.

"Those Lips, Those Eyes." Shot in Cain Park in Cleveland Heights, Michael Pressman's rarely seen comedy-romance from 1980 stars Frank Langella, Glynnis O'Connor and Tom Hulce. 7pm Saturday.

"A Useful Life." How's this for a salute to the Cinematheque: a film about a struggling cinematheque and its beleaguered director? Federico Veiroj's 2010 film looks at a cinematheque in Uruguay that faces disrepair and dwindling attendance. Subtitles. 8pm Monday. (You can buy a regular ticket, or for $25 you can see the film and attend a pre-screening champagne-and-dessert reception that starts at 6:45pm. For reservations, call 216.421.7415).

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