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Sunday 23, June

Journey to the West (2014)

Journey to the West (2014)

Sunday 23, June

Shoeshine

Shoeshine

Sunday 23, June

Thursday 27, June

Green Border

Green Border

Thursday 27, June

Friday 28, June

Blackmail (1929 sound version)

Blackmail (1929 sound version)

Friday 28, June

Scala!!!

Scala!!!

Friday 28, June

Saturday 29, June

Blackmail (1929 sound version)

Blackmail (1929 sound version)

Saturday 29, June

Sans Soleil (Sunless) (1983)

Sans Soleil (Sunless) (1983)

Saturday 29, June

Sunday 30, June

The Magnificent Ambersons

The Magnificent Ambersons

Sunday 30, June

LATE SPRING

LATE SPRING

Sunday 30, June

Shane

Shane

Sunday 30, June

Friday 5, July

The People's Joker

The People's Joker

Friday 5, July

Hundreds of Beavers

Hundreds of Beavers

Friday 5, July

Saturday 6, July

You're a Big Boy Now

You're a Big Boy Now

Saturday 6, July

Casino

Casino

Rfor strong brutal violence, pervasive strong language, drug use and some sexuality

Saturday 6, July

Sunday 7, July

Nowhere Special

Nowhere Special

TBC

Sunday 7, July

Revival69: The Concert That Rocked the World

Revival69: The Concert That Rocked the World

Sunday 7, July

You're a Big Boy Now

You're a Big Boy Now

Sunday 7, July

Thursday 11, July

The Outsiders

The Outsiders

PG

Thursday 11, July

A Prince

A Prince

Thursday 11, July

Friday 12, July

Coma

Coma

Friday 12, July

The Outsiders

The Outsiders

PG

Friday 12, July

Saturday 13, July

It (1927)

It (1927)

Saturday 13, July

Seven Samurai

Seven Samurai

PG

Saturday 13, July

Sunday 14, July

Time of the Heathen

Time of the Heathen

Sunday 14, July

A Prince

A Prince

Sunday 14, July

Coma

Coma

Sunday 14, July

Thursday 18, July

Kidnapped: The Abduction Of Edgardo Mortara

Kidnapped: The Abduction Of Edgardo Mortara

Thursday 18, July

Banel & Adama

Banel & Adama

Thursday 18, July

Friday 19, July

The Navigator

The Navigator

Friday 19, July

Kidnapped: The Abduction Of Edgardo Mortara

Kidnapped: The Abduction Of Edgardo Mortara

Friday 19, July

Saturday 20, July

Banel & Adama

Banel & Adama

Saturday 20, July

Rumble Fish

Rumble Fish

R

Saturday 20, July

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

R

Saturday 20, July

Sunday 21, July

BUCKEYES GO! VINTAGE “ROAD MOVIES” MADE IN OHIO

BUCKEYES GO! VINTAGE “ROAD MOVIES” MADE IN OHIO

Sunday 21, July

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

R

Sunday 21, July

Rumble Fish

Rumble Fish

R

Sunday 21, July

A Prince

A Prince

Pierre-Joseph goes to an apprenticeship college to train as a gardener. There he meets a series of characters — Françoise Brown, the principal, Alberto, his botany teacher, and Adrien, his employer — who will prove decisive in his apprenticeship story and in unleashing his sexuality. Forty years later Kutta appears, Françoise Brown’s adoptive child whom he has heard so much about but never met. But Kutta, who is now the owner of a strange château, seems to be looking for more than just a gardener.

Thursday 11, July

Sunday 14, July

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Banel & Adama

Banel & Adama

Banel and Adama are fiercely in love. The young married couple lives in a remote village in northern Senegal. For them, nothing else exists. Yet their perfect everlasting love is on a collision course with their community’s customs. Because in this world, there is no room for passion, let alone chaos.

Thursday 18, July

Saturday 20, July

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Blackmail (1929 sound version)

Blackmail (1929 sound version)

Hitchcock’s first sound feature was also Britain’s first all-talkie. One of Hitch’s best, the innovative film tells of a young woman who is blackmailed after killing an attempted rapist.

Friday 28, June

Saturday 29, June

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BUCKEYES GO! VINTAGE “ROAD MOVIES” MADE IN OHIO

BUCKEYES GO! VINTAGE “ROAD MOVIES” MADE IN OHIO

This summer, take a trip in and around the Buckeye State and through time—courtesy of three classic, colorful “sponsored films” made by Cleveland’s Cinécraft Productions, the country's longest-standing corporate film & video production house. All three can be seen as “road movies.” First up is Free Wheelin’ (1976), a documentary about 1970s van culture as seen at the 1976 National Truck-In in Bowling Green, KY. Sponsored by B.F. Goodrich Tires, the movie is like a street-van Woodstock and includes live performances by The J.T.S. Band. Next up is Milestones of Motoring (1954), an industrial musical starring Merv Griffin and Joe. E. Brown that traces Ohio’s transportation innovations—from the first drive-in gas station and first self-starter to the role of Standard Oil (the film’s sponsor) in developing automobile fuels. The program concludes with Invitation to Ohio (1964), in which a peanut vendor played by Wally Cox receives the red-carpet treatment from state officials when he ponders relocating his business to Ohio. Ohio Bell and the Ohio Development Dept. commissioned the film. Neil McCormick, co-owner of Cinécraft, will introduce the program. DCP. Total film running time 77 min. Free Wheelin’ has been newly restored by the Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE, with a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation. Special thanks to Jim Culley, Neil McCormick, and Kevin Martin.

Sunday 21, July

Casino

Casino

Rfor strong brutal violence, pervasive strong language, drug use and some sexuality

A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive, compete against each other over a gambling empire, and over a fast living and fast loving socialite.

Saturday 6, July

Coma

Coma

Amidst a period of unprecedented world events, an eighteen-year-old girl’s life is placed on hold. Isolated in her bedroom, she falls under the spell of the mysterious vlogger Patricia Coma. As time carries on, the lines between her dreams, fears, hopes, and reality begin to blur into one another. From French master Bertrand Bonello (The Beast, Zombi Child, Nocturama), COMA is “a neo-Lynchian slow burn masterpiece” (International Cinephile Society) that creates a dream-like representation of our present. A “delirious marvel” (The Playlist) that breaks apart boundaries of genre, filmmaking, and storytelling, COMA bravely confronts the anxieties of today in order to imagine the possibilities of the future.

Friday 12, July

Sunday 14, July

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Green Border

Green Border

Follows a family of Syrian refugees, an English teacher from Afghanistan and a border guard. They all meet on the Polish-Belarusian border during the most recent humanitarian crisis in Belarus.

Thursday 27, June

Hundreds of Beavers

Hundreds of Beavers

In this wackadoodle new action comedy that has taken the fantasy-film-festival world by storm, a 19th-century applejack manufacturer living in the Great Lakes region turns fur trapper in order to kill the legion of beavers that threaten his livelihood. If this sounds too violent for your delicate sensibilities, don’t worry. The beavers here are actors in goofy animal costumes and the whole wordless, b&w movie is an affectionate tribute to the gag-filled slapstick comedies of the silent era.

Friday 5, July

It (1927)

It (1927)

Clara Bow (whom Taylor Swift sings about in her Tortured Poets Department album) rocketed to stardom in this blockbuster silent film. She plays a poor but spunky department store clerk who has designs on her handsome, wealthy boss. The film proved so popular that Bow was known ever after as the “It girl.” With Gary Cooper. Music track.

Saturday 13, July

Journey to the West (2014)

Journey to the West (2014)

In this non-narrative film by Taiwanese master Tsai Ming-liang (The Hole; Goodbye, Dragon Inn), Tsai’s perennial star Lee Kang-sheng impersonates a robed Buddhist monk who walks barefoot at a glacial pace through the hustle and bustle of modern Marseille. Tsai’s sixth entry in his globe-trotting, slo-mo “Walker” series is a mesmerizing mix of documentary and performance art—and the only one that co-stars cult French actor Denis Lavant (Beau Travail, Holy Motors), who mimics (mocks?) the monk. Cleveland premiere. DCP. 56 min. Preceded at 6:30 by Nathaniel Dorsky’s 18-min. silent film The Visitation (USA, 2002, 16mm), the first of Dorsky’s “Two Devotional Songs.”

Sunday 23, June

Kidnapped: The Abduction Of Edgardo Mortara

Kidnapped: The Abduction Of Edgardo Mortara

In 1858, in the Jewish quarter of Bologna, the Pope’s soldiers burst into the home of the Mortara family. By order of the cardinal, they have come to take Edgardo, their seven-year-old son. The child had been secretly baptized by his nurse as a baby and the papal law is unquestionable: he must receive a Catholic education. Edgardo’s parents, distraught, will do anything to get their son back. Supported by public opinion and the international Jewish community, the Mortaras’ struggle quickly take a political dimension. But the Church and the Pope will not agree to return the child, to consolidate an increasingly wavering power…

Thursday 18, July

Friday 19, July

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LATE SPRING

LATE SPRING

One of the most perfect of Yasujiro Ozu’s family dramas, this piercingly beautiful movie delineates the attempts of an elderly widower (Chishu Ryu) to marry off his devoted grown daughter (Setsuko Hara) who is reluctant to leave him. Sublime!

Sunday 30, June

Nowhere Special

Nowhere Special

TBC

John, a 35-year-old window cleaner, devotes his life to raising his 4-year-old son Michael, as the child’s mother left them immediately after his birth. Their life is a simple one, made up of universal daily rituals, a life of complete dedication, and innocent love that reveals the strength of their relationship. But John only has a few months to live. Since he has no family to turn to, he will spend the days left to him looking for a new and perfect one to adopt Michael, trying to protect his child from the terrible reality.

Sunday 7, July

Revival69: The Concert That Rocked the World

Revival69: The Concert That Rocked the World

"Revival69: The Concert That Rocked the World", is the remarkable, behind-the-scenes story of how a little known music festival came together against all odds. Young, scrappy concert promoter John Brower puts his life on the line to turn his failing Toronto Rock n Roll Revival into a one-day event, later coined in rock mythology as “the second most important event in rock n’ roll history.” And it almost didn't happen. The festival united rock legends and the almost famous, but it was the 11th hour arrival of John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band that ignited a truly seminal moment for the 20,000 fans at Toronto’s Varsity Stadium, triggering Lennon's final decision to leave the Beatles forever.

Sunday 7, July

Rumble Fish

Rumble Fish

R

Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.

Saturday 20, July

Sunday 21, July

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Sans Soleil (Sunless) (1983)

Sans Soleil (Sunless) (1983)

The Cinematheque’s new director, Bilgesu Sisman, will introduce and answer audience questions after a screening of one of her favorite movies (also voted the 59th greatest film of all time in the 2022 Sight and Sound magazine poll). Regarded as the feature-length masterpiece of French documentarian Chris (La Jetée) Marker, Sans Soleil is an evocative collage of sights captured by the globe-trotting filmmaker in Japan, Africa, Iceland, Paris, and San Francisco, accompanied by his insights about memory, history, society, and technology. “Marker, the cinema’s greatest essayist, sums up a lifetime’s travels, speculations and passions.” –Time Out Film Guide. English narration. DCP. 100 min.

Saturday 29, June

Scala!!!

Scala!!!

Subtitled Or the Incredibly Strange Rise and Fall of the World's Wildest Cinema and How It Influenced a Mixed-up Generation of Weirdos and Misfits, Scala!!! is a tribute to London’s legendary Scala Cinema, which from 1978 to 1993 presented a changing-daily program of double-bills and all-nighters to more than a million moviegoers. Offering everything from high art to horror, sexploitation to kung fu, this seedy, notorious picture palace (where sex, drugs, and even deaths were not unknown) catered to a non-conformist audience that included many future filmmakers, musicians, writers, actors, activists, and artists. New interviews, archive material, movie clips, animation, graphics, and a score by Barry Adamson all add up to a hilarious and joyous celebration of cinema-going.

Friday 28, June

Seven Samurai

Seven Samurai

PG

This three-hour ride from Akira Kurosawa seamlessly weaves philosophy and entertainment, delicate human emotions, and relentless action, into a rich, evocative, and unforgettable tale of courage and hope.

Saturday 13, July

Shane

Shane

John Ewing’s all-time favorite film is the one that hooked him on movies almost 60 years ago. George Stevens’ celebrated western concerns a feud between cattlemen and homesteaders in late 19th-century Wyoming—and the mysterious stranger who sides with the “sodbusters.” Based on a novel by Cleveland-born Jack Schaefer, this tense, exciting movie tells a great, archetypal story that is at once frontier actioner, coming-of-age saga, love story, and metaphysical allegory. With Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon de Wilde, and Jack Palance.

Sunday 30, June

Shoeshine

Shoeshine

The wrenching neorealist masterpiece that Vittorio De Sica and screenwriter Cesare Zavattini made just before they collaborated on Bicycle Thieves won the first Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Set in Rome in the immediate aftermath of WWII, the movie focuses on two street kids—shoeshine boys—who run afoul of the law when they become involved in the black market.

Sunday 23, June

The Magnificent Ambersons

The Magnificent Ambersons

The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved.

Sunday 30, June

The Navigator

The Navigator

Rollo decides to marry his sweetheart Betsy and sail to Honolulu. When she rejects him he decides to go alone but boards the wrong ship, the "Navigator" owned by Betsy's father. Unaware of this, Betsy boards the ship to look for her father. whom spies capture before cutting the ship loose. It drifts out to sea with the two socialites each unaware of there being anyone else on board.

Friday 19, July

The Outsiders

The Outsiders

PG

A teen gang in rural Oklahoma, the Greasers are perpetually at odds with the Socials, a rival group. When Greasers Ponyboy (C. Thomas Howell) and Johnny (Ralph Macchio) get into a brawl that ends in the death of a Social member, the boys are forced to go into hiding. Soon Ponyboy and Johnny, along with the intense Dallas (Matt Dillon) and their other Greaser buddies, must contend with the consequences of their violent lives. While some Greasers try to achieve redemption, others meet tragic ends.

Thursday 11, July

Friday 12, July

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The People's Joker

The People's Joker

This revolutionary DIY parody film and hilarious reimagining of the classic autobiographical coming-of-age story follows an unconfident, closeted trans girl as she moves to Gotham City to make it big as a comedian by joining the cast of UCB Live - a government-sanctioned late night sketch show in a world where comedy has been outlawed. As mainstream success eludes our heroine, leading her to unite with a ragtag team of rejects, misfits, and a certain love interest named Mister J, "Joker the Harlequin" is born again as a confident (and psychotic) joker on a collision course with the city's fascist caped crusader. Vats of feminizing chemicals, sexy cartoon interludes, scarecrow psychiatrists, CGI Lorne Michaels, and psychedelic gender dysphoria all play supporting roles. Helmed by writer/director/editor/star Vera Drew and using her own life experiences as a basis for the film, THE PEOPLE'S JOKER is a deeply personal journey that's as much documentary as it is parody.

Friday 5, July

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

R

In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?

Saturday 20, July

Sunday 21, July

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Time of the Heathen

Time of the Heathen

Once thought lost but recently rediscovered and newly restored, this indie-film anomaly is the only movie by theater actor/director/teacher Peter Kass. Shot in upstate New York and set four years after the bombing of Hiroshima, the film tells of a Bible-carrying drifter who witnesses the killing of a Black housekeeper and then is himself accused of the crime. He flees with the woman’s deaf-mute son. This b&w movie’s somber mood of post-traumatic distress and collective guilt eventually explodes into a psychedelic climax; experimental filmmaker Ed Emshwiller was the cinematographer. Avant-garde composer Lejaren Hiller did the music. Restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive and Lightbox Film Center, University of the Arts at Illuminate Hollywood laboratory, in collaboration with Corpus Fluxus and Audio Mechanics from the 35mm picture, soundtrack negative and the original ¼” stereo master recording of Lejaren Hiller’s score. Funding provided by Ron and Suzanne Naples.

Sunday 14, July

You're a Big Boy Now

You're a Big Boy Now

Francis Ford Coppola’s breakthrough film is a French New Wave-inspired comedy about a 19-year-old virgin (Peter Kastner), living in a NYC boarding house, who tries to shake his over-protective parents and make it with a go-go dancer (Elizabeth Hartman). The great supporting cast includes Geraldine Page, Rip Torn, Julie Harris, and Karen Black. Includes songs by the Lovin’ Spoonful.

Saturday 6, July

Sunday 7, July

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