share this

Share This Search
News
View full story newgundfinal1157951robertmullermedium3.jpg

Story: Jan 09, 2015

Time-lapse video shows completion of major construction on n...

View details 35th Annual Scholastic Art & Writing Exhibition

CIA Exhibition: Jan 15, 2015

35th Annual Scholastic Art & Writing Exhibition

View full story croppedmadesurrealfinalleahandericfinalbestrobertmuller.jpg

Story: Jan 08, 2015

Recognition, milestones were highlights of 2014 for CIA

View details CIA Freshman Mail Art at MOCA

Events: Jan 19, 2015 @ Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

CIA Freshman Mail Art at MOCA

View Link

Social: 2 days ago via Facebook

This weekend, enjoy a winter wonderland and some very cool student work from Associate Professor Kevin Kautenburger’s fall semester course, Community Works: Env...

View full story dscabingtonarms5382-2medium.jpg

Story: Dec 23, 2014

Printmaking project links students with seniors and their st...

View details 69th Annual Student Independent Exhibition

CIA Exhibition: Feb 13, 2015

69th Annual Student Independent Exhibition

View full story unknown.png

Story: Nov 03, 2014

CIA video shows off new Uptown Residence Hall

View details CIA Campus Connection: Presidents' Day

Events: Feb 16, 2015

CIA Campus Connection: Presidents' Day

View full story bestregmidwest.jpg

Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

News . Feature Stories . Writer-Director Paul Schrader Coming to Cinematheque

News

March 06, 2011

Writer-Director Paul Schrader Coming to Cinematheque

On March 18 filmmaker Paul Schrader will answer questions after a screening of his 1987 shot-in-Cleveland movie Light of Day.

Filmmaker Paul Schrader, whose screenwriting credits include Taxi Driver and Raging Bull and whose directorial credits include American Gigolo and Auto Focus, will appear in person on Friday, March 18 at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. Schrader will answer audience questions after a rare theatrical showing of his 1987 rock 'n' roll movie Light of Day, filmed in Cleveland with stars Michael J. Fox, Joan Jett, and Gena Rowlands. Tickets cost $15, Cinematheque members $10. Full-price tickets can be purchased in advance at brownpapertickets.com.

Twenty-five years ago Schrader was in Cleveland shooting a rock ‘n’ roll movie at the Euclid Tavern and other University Circle and east-side locations. Light of Day (the title comes from a Bruce Springsteen song written for the film) focuses on the on- and off-stage lives of the brother and sister lead performers in a working-class Cleveland rock band. He (Fox) is a factory worker who loses his job; she (Jett) is an impoverished unwed mother whose reckless lifestyle has alienated her from her deeply religious mother (Rowlands).

Though Schrader readily admits that the film is “flawed,” it is also fascinating—especially for Clevelanders. The Time Out Film Guide says that “what at first seems just another dreary blue-collar melodrama turns out to be something infinitely superior…Create(s) a powerful feeling of real lives being lived and lost.” See The Plain Dealer's March 16, 2011 writeup of the film.

Never released on DVD, Light of Day features a cameo by young Trent Reznor, who can be seen playing with other members of Exotic Birds, his pre-Nine Inch Nails band (here called the Problems).

More films by Schrader
Earlier in the week that Schrader comes to Cleveland, the Cinematheque will show two other films by the Michigan native. Schrader's first film as a director, Blue Collar (1978), will screen on Monday, March 14 at 7pm, and his Oscar-winning Affliction (1997) will play on Thursday, March 17 at 7pm. Admission to either of these films is $9, Cinematheque members $6.

Cleveland Cult Film Festival
Two weeks after Schrader appears in Cleveland, the Cinematheque will show a new 35mm print of Raging Bull as part of the second Cleveland Cult Film Festival. This two-week mini-series, which runs from March 25 to April 2, will feature three other movies: Psycho, The Not-For-TV Blooper Movie, and Shanty Tramp. Admission to each is $9, Cinematheque members $6, or $15 ($12 members) for two films on the same night.

More info
For further information about any Cinematheque presentation, call John Ewing or Tim Harry at 216.421.7450, email cinema@cia.edu, or visit cia.edu/cinematheque.

YouTube Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Flickr Pinterest Instagram

Social Feed

Student work on view at Look About Lodge in the Cleveland Metroparks South Chagrin reservation this weekend, 12-4pm. http://t.co/vwRLFvUzlk

2 days ago via Twitter

Questions?

For more information about this or other CIA news, contact us here.

Read More

Community Works

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

Read More

SPECTRUM CIA 2015

Save the date. Four celebration events.

Read More

Cores + Connections

Creating. Connecting. Building better futures.