CINEMA TALK HERE… August 8 2006 marks 20 by tyndale

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									August 8, 2006, marks 20 years to the day that the Cinematheque showed its
first films at the Cleveland Institute of Art. So what have we accomplished during
the last two decades? Let‟s look at some names and numbers.
    Numbers first. By August 8, we will have shown a total of 5169 different
feature films (or feature-length programs of short films) in 8049 individual
screenings. 2602 of those movies will have been exclusive Cleveland-area first-
runs. Everything else will have been a Cleveland theatrical exclusive at the time
of its showing.
    Now the names. During the past 20 years we‟ve presented retrospectives of
films by Raj Kapoor, Ritwik Ghatak, Guru Dutt, Akira Kurosawa, Derek Jarman,
Gyula Gazdag, Alain Tanner, Roland West, Krzysztof Zanussi, Vasily Shukshin,
Dennis Hopper, Alf Sjoberg, Alexander Kluge, Jan Troell, Lino Brocka, Werner
Schroeter, William Klein, John Cassavetes, Martin Scorsese, Aki Kaurismäki,
Cecil B. DeMille, Andy Warhol, Albert Brooks, Jaime Humberto Hermosillo, Yoko
Ono, François Truffaut, Wim Wenders, Daniel Schmid, Mike Leigh, Henning
Carlsen, Werner Herzog, Lars von Trier, Richard Myers, Chantal Akerman,
Jackie Chan, Federico Fellini, Sacha Guitry, Alan Clarke, Yasujiro Ozu, Sergei
Paradjanov, Leni Riefenstahl, Marcel Pagnol, Sam Fuller, Roman Polanski,
Wong Kar-wai, Seijun Suzuki, Marguerite Duras, Nicholas Ray, Ingmar Bergman,
Jan Svankmajer, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, Satyajit Ray, Buster
Keaton, Jean-Pierre Melville, Kenji Mizoguchi, David Cronenberg, Rainer W erner
Fassbinder, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Howard Hawks, Edward Yang, Jacques Tati,
Abbas Kiarostami, Andrei Konchalovsky, Yasuzo Masamura, Shohei Imamura,
Olivier Assayas, Karel Kachyna, Charlie Chaplin, Takeshi Kitano, Michael
Haneke, Sergei Eisenstein, Susumu Hani, Jack Smith, Robert Bresson, Jiri
Menzel, Bo Widerberg, Hayao Miyazaki, Alfred Hitchcock, Luis Buñuel, Youssef
Chahine, Douglas Sirk, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Michelangelo Antonioni, Alain Resnais,
Leos Carax, Kurt Kren, Stanley Kubrick, Herbert Achternbusch, Ömer Kavur,
Agnès Varda, Julio Medem, Tatsumi Kumashiro, Kon Ichikawa, Robert Altman,
Tsai Ming-liang, Alexandr Ptushko, Eric Rohmer, František Vlačil, Andrzej Munk,
John Sayles, Takashi Miike, José Mojica Marins (Coffin Joe), Ulrich Seidl, Akira
Kurosawa, Andrei Tarkovsky, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Mario Bava, Josef von
Sternberg, Guy Maddin, Roy Anderssen, F.W. Murnau, Maurice Pialat, Orson
Welles, Louis Malle, Álex de la Iglesia, Damjan Kozole, Elem Klimov, Sergio
Leone, Luc Moullet, Mikio Naruse, and Krzysztof Kieslowski.
    We‟ve presented thematic series devoted to “psychotronic” movies, the Sex
Pistols, Canadian independent films, classic Italian comedies, documentaries,
Yugoslav films, banned movies, underground films, movies by Norwegian
women, Cinemascope, Hong Kong action films, Czech Modernism, African-
American indies, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Horton Foote, X-rated movies, opera
films, gay and lesbian films, I.B. Technicolor, film noir, classic Mexican cinema,
German crime films, movies by African-American women, River Phoenix, Arthur
Miller, EuroHorror, Nazi-era German films, atom bomb movies, blaxploitation,
Holocaust films, rock „n‟ roll movies, Arab cinema, Bertolt Brecht, sixties spy
movies, Brazilian Cinema Nôvo, Slovenian cinema, sixties Soviet films, Totò, pre-
Code Hollywood, postwar German films, Bob Hope, Czech fantasies, Chinese
martial arts movies, Central Asian cinema, Polish animation, French cinema
under the Occupation, and New Argentine Cinema.
    We‟ve shown movies from six continents, countless countries, and all eras of
cinema history. We‟ve presented tributes to Film Forum, Women Make Movies,
and Gaumont, and have organized Jewish, Native American, Iranian, Hispanic,
and Slovenian Film Festivals.
    We‟ve programmed weekends devoted to Peter Jackson, Jackie Chan, Jet Li,
John Woo, Ray Harryhausen, and Peter Greenaway, in addition to eight
Japanimation Weekends.
    We‟ve screened long movies that few other American exhibitors would touch:
Masaki Kobayashi‟s The Human Condition (9½ hours); Edgar Reitz‟s Heimat
(15½ hours), The Second Heimat (26 hours), and Heimat 3 (11 hours); Bernardo
Bertolucci‟s 1900 (5 hours); Kieslowski‟s The Decalogue (10 hours); Ulrike
Ottinger‟s Taiga (8 hours); Bela Tarr‟s Satantango (7 hours); Hans-Jürgen
Syberberg‟s Our Hitler (7 hours); Matthew Barney‟s Cremaster cycle (6½ hours);
Marco Tullio Giordana‟s The Best of Youth (6 hours).
    In October 1989, we presented the First Cleveland Film Conference in
conjunction with John Carroll University. The theme was “Soviet Cinema Today:
Literary and Cultural Aspects.” Among the 20 Soviet guests was a young
Aleksandr Sokurov (as we spelled it at the time). Other filmmakers who have
appeared at the Cinematheque include Krzysztof Zanussi, Jan Troell, Lino
Brocka, William Klein, Chen Kaige, Peter Greenaway, Arthur Penn, Ray
Harryhausen, Jim Jarmusch, Bela Tarr, Ken Jacobs, Su Friedrich, Richard
Fleischer, and Guy Maddin.
    In all of this, we have been guided by two bedrock beliefs: (1) that
Clevelanders, like residents of other great cities, deserve to see the world‟s best
movies, past and present, on a year-round basis, and (2) that they deserve to
see them the way they were meant to be seen – projected from 35mm film, on
the big screen, in a dark and quiet room. With your help and the support of the
Cleveland Institute of Art -- and a dedicated staff consisting of two 20-year
veterans (projectionists Tom Sedlak and Les Vince), an assistant director (Tim
Harry) who‟s served for over 14 years, a third projectionist (Mike Glazer) who‟s
worked for us for over six years (but has shown movies most of his life), and
bright, friendly ticket sellers and volunteers – I think we have translated these two
beliefs into real accomplishments that have enriched the cultural life of this
community. Thank you for getting us this far.

PREMIERE SHOWCASE
July 7 – September 3 (21 different programs)
The first Cleveland showing of new films by Yoji Yamada, Olivier Assayas, Guy
Maddin, Hong Sang-soo, Fatih Akin, Matthew Barney, and Shane Meadows, plus
Oscar-nominated documentaries and a special 20 th Anniversary advance
screening of the new film by Michel (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
Gondry.

FRI.   7/7    7:00 PM       I AM A SEX ADDICT
FRI. 7/7   9:00 PM   THE HIDDEN BLADE
SAT. 7/8   7:00 PM   THE HIDDEN BLADE
SAT. 7/8   9:30 PM   LA PETITE JÉRUSALEM
SUN. 7/9   7:00 PM   LA PETITE JÉRUSALEM
SUN. 7/9   8:55 PM   I AM A SEX ADDICT
FRI. 7/14 7:00 PM    SOMERSAULT
SAT. 7/15 8:55 PM    CLEAN
SUN. 7/16 7:00 PM    CLEAN
SUN. 7/16 9:05 PM    SOMERSAULT
FRI. 7/21 7:00 PM    LOOK BOTH WAYS
FRI. 7/21 9:00 PM    MOUNTAIN PATROL: KEKEXILI
SAT. 7/22 7:00 PM    MOUNTAIN PATROL: KEKEXILI
SUN. 7/23 9:15 PM    LOOK BOTH WAYS
FRI. 7/28 5:15 PM    IRON ISLAND
FRI. 7/28 7:00 PM    ACADEMY AWARD-NOMINATED DOCUMENTARY
SHORTS
SAT. 7/29 7:00 PM    MY DAD IS 100 YEARS OLD (with THE FLOWERS
OF ST. FRANCIS)
SAT. 7/29 9:00 PM    ACADEMY AWARD-NOMINATED DOCUMENTARY
SHORTS
SUN. 7/30 7:00 PM    IRON ISLAND
SUN. 7/30 8:45 PM    MY DAD IS 100 YEARS OLD (with THE FLOWERS
OF ST. FRANCIS)
FRI. 8/4   9:15 PM   LEMMING
SAT. 8/5   9:30 PM   THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP
SUN. 8/6   7:00 PM   LEMMING
FRI. 8/11 7:00 PM    WOMAN IS THE FUTURE OF MAN
SAT. 8/12 9:20 PM    TAKE MY EYES
SUN. 8/13 7:00 PM    TAKE MY EYES
SUN. 8/13 9:10 PM    WOMAN IS THE FUTURE OF MAN
FRI. 8/18 7:00 PM    THE BEAUTY ACADEMY OF KABUL
FRI. 8/18 9:00 PM    CROSSING THE BRIDGE: THE SOUND OF
ISTANBUL
SAT. 8/19 7:00 PM    THE BEAUTY ACADEMY OF KABUL
SUN. 8/20 7:00 PM    CROSSING THE BRIDGE: THE SOUND OF
ISTANBUL
FRI. 8/25 8:00 PM    WHEN THE SEA RISES
FRI. 8/25 9:45 PM    DRAWING RESTRAINT 9
SAT. 8/26 5:45 PM    WHEN THE SEA RISES
SAT. 8/26 9:20 PM    DRAWING RESTRAINT 9
SUN. 8/27 3:30 PM    DRAWING RESTRAINT 9
MON. 8/28 7:00 PM    DRAWING RESTRAINT 9
THU. 8/31 9:00 PM    DEAD MAN‟S SHOES
FRI. 9/1   7:30 PM   DEAD MAN‟S SHOES
SAT. 9/2   7:40 PM   SISTERS IN LAW
SAT. 9/2   9:45 PM   4
SUN. 9/3      4:00 PM      SISTERS IN LAW
SUN. 9/3      7:00 PM      4

A SECOND LOOK
July 14 – September 3 (6 films)
New prints of three classics, two rarities from overseas, and a second-run film
that is a natural for the Cleveland Institute of Art.

FRI. 7/14 9:05 PM          THE FALLEN IDOL
SAT. 7/15 7:00 PM          THE FALLEN IDOL
SAT. 7/29 7:00 PM          THE FLOWERS OF ST. FRANCIS (with MY DAD IS
100 YEARS OLD)
SUN. 7/30 8:45 PM          THE FLOWERS OF ST. FRANCIS (with MY DAD IS
100 YEARS OLD
SAT. 8/5   7:00 PM         AN INN AT OSAKA
THU. 8/24 7:00 PM          STALKER
SAT. 8/26 7:30 PM          BOUDU SAVED FROM DROWNING
THU. 8/31 7:00 PM          ART SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL
SUN. 9/3   9:30 PM         ART SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL

SEVEN SAMURAI FILMS
July 22 – September 2 (7 films)
How can we present a series of samurai movies without a film by Akira
Kurosawa? Well, it‟s easy when you‟ve got new 35mm prints of seven other
swordplay classics by such accomplished action auteurs as Masaki Kobayashi,
Hideo Gosha, Kihachi Okamoto, and Hiroshi Inagaki. Besides, two of Kurosawa‟s
favorite stars, Toshiro Mifune (Throne of Blood, Yojimbo) and Tatsuya Nakadai
(Kagemusha, Ran) appear, separately or together, in six of the movies we will
show. And Kurosawa‟s frequent scenarist, Shinobu Hashimoto (he co-wrote
Seven Samurai), penned three of the series‟ films (Samurai Rebellion, Sword of
Doom, Harakiri). Believe us: when the slicing and dicing starts, you won‟t miss
Super K at all!

SAT.   7/22   8:50 PM      SAMURAI REBELLION
SUN.   7/23   7:00 PM      SAMURAI REBELLION
FRI.   7/28   9:30 PM      THREE OUTLAW SAMURAI
FRI.   8/4    7:00 PM      KILL!
SUN.   8/6    9:30 PM      KILL!
FRI.   8/11   8:45 PM      SWORD OF DOOM
SAT.   8/12   7:00 PM      SWORD OF DOOM
SAT.   8/19   8:30 PM      HARAKIRI
SUN.   8/20   8:45 PM      HARAKIRI
SUN.   8/27   7:00 PM      BANDITS VS. SAMURAI SQUADRON
FRI.   9/1    9:20 PM      SAMURAI SAGA
SAT.   9/2    5:30 PM      SAMURAI SAGA

								
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