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Monday, April 01, 2024

7pm

Added April Fools’ Day Screening!

HUNDREDS OF BEAVERS

United States | 2022 | Mike Cheslik

There will be no in-person special guests (or beavers) this time around, but here’s a second chance to catch the comedy sensation of the year on the big, crowded screen! A wordless, wildly inventive, live-action comic book-cum-videogame about a 19th-century trapper battling scores of buck-toothed varmints (all played by humans in mascot costumes) one Upper Midwestern winter, this indie anomaly saw sold-out shows during its Jan-Feb “Great Lakes Roadshow.” It has since conquered NYC and...

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Thursday, April 04, 2024

6:30pm

Starring Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, and Ronny Cox!

DELIVERANCE

United States | 1972 | John Boorman

A canoe trip down a remote, soon-to-be-dammed Georgia river turns into a hellish outdoor adventure for four Atlanta city slickers in John Boorman’s harrowing wilderness thriller. Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, and Ronny Cox star in this nightmarish classic that also features “Duelling Banjos.” Adults only! DCP. 109 min.

8:40pm

Late Edward Yang. New 4K Restoration!

A CONFUCIAN CONFUSION

Taiwan | 1994 | Edward Yang

Edward Yang’s intricate comedy is set in a world of compromised artists, trash TV, and vacuous public relations firms. Taking place over two intense days, the movie follows a group of bored, affluent, twentysomething Taipeians who anguish over love and money, art and commerce, and each other. Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 125 min.

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Friday, April 05, 2024

7pm

Late Edward Yang. New 4K Restoration!

A CONFUCIAN CONFUSION

Taiwan | 1994 | Edward Yang

Edward Yang’s intricate comedy is set in a world of compromised artists, trash TV, and vacuous public relations firms. Taking place over two intense days, the movie follows a group of bored, affluent, twentysomething Taipeians who anguish over love and money, art and commerce, and each other. Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 125 min.

9:25pm

Written by Paddy Chayefsky. Sidney Lumet Centenary

NETWORK

United States | 1976 | Sidney Lumet

Paddy Chayefsky’s most celebrated original screenplay is a sardonic account of an aging TV news anchor (Peter Finch) whose on-air mental breakdown and subsequent rants are exploited by network executives to boost ratings. Nominated for nine Oscars including Best Picture and Director, it took home four: Actor (Finch), Actress (Faye Dunaway), Supporting Actress (Beatrice Straight), and Original Screenplay. William Holden, Robert Duvall, and Ned Beatty co-star. DCP. 122 min.

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Saturday, April 06, 2024

5pm

New 4K Restoration!

ONE FROM THE HEART: REPRISE

United States | 1982 | Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola has reimagined, recut, and restored his innovative follow-up to Apocalypse Now—a visually stupendous ode to amour set in a lavishly theatrical Las Vegas dreamland. Featuring original songs and a score by Tom Waits, the film focuses on a bored couple (Frederic Forrest and Teri Garr) who separate and have flings with two exotics (Nastassja Kinski, Raul Julia) one Independence Day weekend in Vegas. Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro. “Some of the best work...

6:55pm

Written by Paddy Chayefsky. Sidney Lumet Centenary

NETWORK

United States | 1976 | Sidney Lumet

Paddy Chayefsky’s most celebrated original screenplay is a sardonic account of an aging TV news anchor (Peter Finch) whose on-air mental breakdown and subsequent rants are exploited by network executives to boost ratings. Nominated for nine Oscars including Best Picture and Director, it took home four: Actor (Finch), Actress (Faye Dunaway), Supporting Actress (Beatrice Straight), and Original Screenplay. William Holden, Robert Duvall, and Ned Beatty co-star. DCP. 122 min.

9:20pm

Starring Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, and Ronny Cox!

DELIVERANCE

United States | 1972 | John Boorman

A canoe trip down a remote, soon-to-be-dammed Georgia river turns into a hellish outdoor adventure for four Atlanta city slickers in John Boorman’s harrowing wilderness thriller. Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, and Ronny Cox star in this nightmarish classic that also features “Duelling Banjos.” Adults only! DCP. 109 min.

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Sunday, April 07, 2024

2:15pm

New 4K Restoration!

ONE FROM THE HEART: REPRISE

United States | 1982 | Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola has reimagined, recut, and restored his innovative follow-up to Apocalypse Now—a visually stupendous ode to amour set in a lavishly theatrical Las Vegas dreamland. Featuring original songs and a score by Tom Waits, the film focuses on a bored couple (Frederic Forrest and Teri Garr) who separate and have flings with two exotics (Nastassja Kinski, Raul Julia) one Independence Day weekend in Vegas. Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro. “Some of the best work...

4:10pm

Film Classics in 35mm! Written by Paddy Chayefsky

THE GODDESS

United States | 1958 | John Cromwell

Either Marilyn Monroe or Ava Gardner was Paddy Chayefsky’s inspiration for the screen “goddess” at the center of his first original movie script. Kim Stanley, an esteemed Actors Studio alum who appeared in only five theatrical features during her illustrious career (and earned Oscar nominations for two of them), made her film debut in the movie. She plays a poor Southern girl who becomes a motion picture sexpot adored by millions—while remaining deeply unhappy and...

6:30pm

Antonioni’s 1960s “trilogy of alienation”

THE ECLIPSE

France, Italy | 1962 | Michelangelo Antonioni

The stunning final entry in Antonioni’s 1960s “trilogy of alienation” (following L’Avventura and La Notte) focuses on a Roman woman (Monica Vitti) who leaves her lover of four years (Francisco Rabal) for a fling with a young stockbroker (Alain Delon). But she really seems to prefer solitude to a relationship. Antonioni’s great opus concludes with a unique sequence—58 shots lasting a total of seven minutes, without dialogue or even people—that has been discussed for decades....

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Thursday, April 11, 2024

6:45pm

One of the first 25 movies selected for the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry!

HIGH NOON

United States | 1952 | Fred Zinnemann

Gary Cooper stars in one of the most famous and celebrated westerns ever made—a real-time nail-biter about a soon-to-retire lawman who must decide whether to face a vicious, vengeful outlaw alone, or leave town with his beautiful new bride (Grace Kelly). Called “un-American” by John Wayne, the film became one of the first 25 movies selected for the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry. Features Lee Van Cleef’s film debut. 4K DCP. 84 min.

7pm

The Cinematheque at the 48th CIFF! Film shows 4/11 at the Mimi Ohio Theatre, Playhouse Square.

GREEN BORDER

Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Poland | 2023 | Agnieszka Holland

Legendary filmmaker Agnieszka Holland (“Europa Europa,” “The Secret Garden”) won the Golden Lion at the 2023 Venice Film Festival with this ground-level examination of the refugee crisis at the titular exclusion zone between Belarus and Poland, as seen through the eyes of a Syrian family fleeing their war-torn home. From master filmmaker and Academy Award® nominee Agnieszka Holland, and winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival, GREEN BORDER dramatizes the...

8:30pm

Late Edward Yang. New 4K Restoration!

MAHJONG

Taiwan | 1996 | Edward Yang

“A screwball comedy made by an arthouse director” is how Variety described Edward Yang’s funny, convoluted tale of trendy foreigners in modern Taipei who get caught up with Chinese hoodlums. Yang’s theme is the amorality and soullessness of life in the booming, all-consuming metropolis, but colorful characters and amusing incidents help his bitter pill go down. With Virginie Ledoyen. “A razor-sharp satire on mercantilism versus morality.” –Film Comment. Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 121 min. ...

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Friday, April 12, 2024

7pm

Late Edward Yang. New 4K Restoration!

MAHJONG

Taiwan | 1996 | Edward Yang

“A screwball comedy made by an arthouse director” is how Variety described Edward Yang’s funny, convoluted tale of trendy foreigners in modern Taipei who get caught up with Chinese hoodlums. Yang’s theme is the amorality and soullessness of life in the booming, all-consuming metropolis, but colorful characters and amusing incidents help his bitter pill go down. With Virginie Ledoyen. “A razor-sharp satire on mercantilism versus morality.” –Film Comment. Cleveland revival premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 121 min. ...

9:20pm

Presented as part of the 2024 Cleveland Humanities Festival

KING KONG

United States | 1933 | Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack

A giant ape is captured on a South Pacific island and brought to New York City, where he is put on display—before escaping and wreaking havoc. This famous adventure movie, with awesome special effects and stop-motion animation by Willis O’Brien, remains unsurpassed for horror and heartbreak. Fay Wray plays the “beauty” to Kong’s “beast.” DCP. 104 min.

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Saturday, April 13, 2024

5pm

One of the first 25 movies selected for the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry!

HIGH NOON

United States | 1952 | Fred Zinnemann

Gary Cooper stars in one of the most famous and celebrated westerns ever made—a real-time nail-biter about a soon-to-retire lawman who must decide whether to face a vicious, vengeful outlaw alone, or leave town with his beautiful new bride (Grace Kelly). Called “un-American” by John Wayne, the film became one of the first 25 movies selected for the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry. Features Lee Van Cleef’s film debut. 4K DCP. 84 min.

6:45pm

Presented as part of the 2024 Cleveland Humanities Festival

KING KONG

United States | 1933 | Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack

A giant ape is captured on a South Pacific island and brought to New York City, where he is put on display—before escaping and wreaking havoc. This famous adventure movie, with awesome special effects and stop-motion animation by Willis O’Brien, remains unsurpassed for horror and heartbreak. Fay Wray plays the “beauty” to Kong’s “beast.” DCP. 104 min.

8:50pm

Cleveland premiere!

DO NOT EXPECT TOO MUCH FROM THE END OF THE WORLD

Croatia, France, Luxembourg, Romania | 2023 | Radu Jude

In the exhilarating, idea-filled new satire by Radu Jude (Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn), an overworked and underpaid production assistant in Bucharest prepares a workplace safety video for a multinational company. But when a participant in the movie makes an unacceptable statement during the shoot, the beleaguered filmmaker is compelled to re-work his story in a manner consistent with the company's narrative. Variety‘s Jessica Kiang proclaimed Jude’s comedy her favorite film of 2023, writing...

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Sunday, April 14, 2024

2:15pm

Cleveland premiere!

MUCH ADO ABOUT DYING

Ireland, United Kingdom | 2022 | Simon Chambers

Veteran documentary filmmaker Simon Chambers spends five years caring for and filming his elderly, eccentric gay Uncle David, a retired actor who lives in a cluttered, squalid, mouse-infested house in London, where he constantly declaims Shakespeare. Uncle David is dying, but this lonely old bohemian refuses to go gentle into that good night—a spectacle both entertaining and exasperating. “A thought-provoking study of what it means to live.” –Screen Int’l. Cleveland premiere. DCP. 84 min.

4pm

Film Classics in 35mm! Written by Paddy Chayefsky

THE AMERICANIZATION OF EMILY

United States | 1964 | Arthur Hiller

James Garner, Julie Andrews, and Melvyn Douglas star in this sardonic anti-war black comedy adapted by Paddy Chayefsky from William Bradford Huie’s novel. Set in WWII London shortly before D-Day, the film tells of a cowardly, fun-loving naval officer who falls for a young British war widow shortly before he is selected by his commanding officer for the dubious honor of (probably) becoming the first American to die during the Normandy invasion. Julie Andrews has...

6:30pm

Cleveland premiere!

DO NOT EXPECT TOO MUCH FROM THE END OF THE WORLD

Croatia, France, Luxembourg, Romania | 2023 | Radu Jude

In the exhilarating, idea-filled new satire by Radu Jude (Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn), an overworked and underpaid production assistant in Bucharest prepares a workplace safety video for a multinational company. But when a participant in the movie makes an unacceptable statement during the shoot, the beleaguered filmmaker is compelled to re-work his story in a manner consistent with the company's narrative. Variety‘s Jessica Kiang proclaimed Jude’s comedy her favorite film of 2023, writing...

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Thursday, April 18, 2024

6:30pm

New 4K Restoration!

WEST INDIES: THE FUGITIVE SLAVES OF LIBERTY

Algeria, France, Mauritania | 1979 | Med Hondo

The most expensive African film production up to that time, this long-neglected, anti-colonialist musical extravaganza is set on a vast slave-ship set, where centuries of French oppression in the West Indies are explored via a mix of theatrical and cinematic conventions. French-Mauritanian filmmaker Med Hondo said he “wanted to free the very concept of musical comedy from its American trade mark,” and he succeeded. “An exhilarating cinema experience…A scathing and unapologetic attack on French imperialism...

8:40pm

Cleveland premiere!

ON THE ADAMANT

France, Japan | 2023 | Nicolas Philibert

Winner of the top prize at last year’s Berlin Film Festival, the uplifting new movie from France’s nonfiction master Nicolas Philibert (To Be and To Have) takes us on board the Adamant, a Parisian daycare center floating in the Seine River, where compassionate caregivers use art and music to enrich the lives of adults with mental disorders. “Profoundly affecting.” –Observer (UK). Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 109 min.

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Friday, April 19, 2024

7pm

Cleveland premiere!

CLUB ZERO

Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Qatar, United Kingdom | 2023 | Jessica Hausner

Mia Wasikowska stars in the new English-language satire by Austria’s Jessica Hausner (Lourdes). She plays a charismatic nutrition instructor at an elite boarding school who instructs students in “conscious eating.” The impressionable teens swallow every extreme idea this pied piper dishes out, and soon they’re headed for anorexia—and worse! “[A] supremely audacious and disturbing eating-disorder thriller.” –Variety. Not for the squeamish! Cleveland premiere. DCP. 110 min.

9:10pm

New 4K Restoration!

WEST INDIES: THE FUGITIVE SLAVES OF LIBERTY

Algeria, France, Mauritania | 1979 | Med Hondo

The most expensive African film production up to that time, this long-neglected, anti-colonialist musical extravaganza is set on a vast slave-ship set, where centuries of French oppression in the West Indies are explored via a mix of theatrical and cinematic conventions. French-Mauritanian filmmaker Med Hondo said he “wanted to free the very concept of musical comedy from its American trade mark,” and he succeeded. “An exhilarating cinema experience…A scathing and unapologetic attack on French imperialism...

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Saturday, April 20, 2024

5pm

Cleveland premiere!

ON THE ADAMANT

France, Japan | 2023 | Nicolas Philibert

Winner of the top prize at last year’s Berlin Film Festival, the uplifting new movie from France’s nonfiction master Nicolas Philibert (To Be and To Have) takes us on board the Adamant, a Parisian daycare center floating in the Seine River, where compassionate caregivers use art and music to enrich the lives of adults with mental disorders. “Profoundly affecting.” –Observer (UK). Cleveland premiere. Subtitles. DCP. 109 min.

7:10pm

Film Classics in 35mm! 50th Anniversary!

ALICE DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

United States | 1974 | Martin Scorsese

Made between Mean Streets and Taxi Driver, Martin Scorsese’s fourth dramatic feature is one of the director’s most moving and endearing works. It won the Oscar for Best Actress (Ellen Burstyn) and inspired the long-running TV sitcom Alice. Scorsese’s film focuses on a recently-widowed, middle-aged woman who decides to return to her California hometown (along with her precocious preteen son) and resume a singing career she had abandoned when she married. But the road home...

9:25pm

Cleveland premiere

THE OLD OAK

Belgium, France, United Kingdom | 2023 | Ken Loach

Master British filmmaker Ken Loach, who has won the Cannes Palme d’Or two separate times, has declared that this new feature will be his last. Written by Loach’s longtime collaborator Paul Laverty, the film is set in a once-thriving mining village in northern England, where the angry, downtrodden residents are trying to hold on to the local pub, their last public gathering space. An influx of Syrian refugees spurs additional tensions in the community. “If...

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Sunday, April 21, 2024

1:45pm

Cleveland premiere

THE OLD OAK

Belgium, France, United Kingdom | 2023 | Ken Loach

Master British filmmaker Ken Loach, who has won the Cannes Palme d’Or two separate times, has declared that this new feature will be his last. Written by Loach’s longtime collaborator Paul Laverty, the film is set in a once-thriving mining village in northern England, where the angry, downtrodden residents are trying to hold on to the local pub, their last public gathering space. An influx of Syrian refugees spurs additional tensions in the community. “If...

4pm

Film Classics in 35mm! 50th Anniversary!

ALICE DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

United States | 1974 | Martin Scorsese

Made between Mean Streets and Taxi Driver, Martin Scorsese’s fourth dramatic feature is one of the director’s most moving and endearing works. It won the Oscar for Best Actress (Ellen Burstyn) and inspired the long-running TV sitcom Alice. Scorsese’s film focuses on a recently-widowed, middle-aged woman who decides to return to her California hometown (along with her precocious preteen son) and resume a singing career she had abandoned when she married. But the road home...

6:30pm

Late Edward Yang

YI YI (A ONE AND A TWO…)

Japan, Taiwan | 2000 | Edward Yang

It opens with a wedding and ends with a funeral, and in between are almost three hours of some of the most rapturous cinema you will ever see. Edward Yang’s final film is an extravagantly praised, multi-generational saga that focuses on a middle-aged, middle-class Taipei couple (he works at a computer company, she joins a religious cult), their young daughter and son, and assorted friends and relatives who complicate their lives. Characters represent different stages...

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Thursday, April 25, 2024

6:45pm

Halloween in April

JENNIFER’S BODY

United States | 2009 | Karyn Kusama

Megan Fox plays a demonically-possessed high school hottie who turns literal man-eater in this feminist cult horror-comedy written by Diablo Cody (Juno). Amanda Seyfried is her nerdy BFF. “A witty, subversive look at the darker side of teen friendship.” –Time Out Film Guide. DCP. 102 min.

8:50pm

Halloween in April

THE CHANGELING

Canada | 1980 | Peter Medak

One of Martin Scorsese’s 11 scariest movies of all time, this award-winning chiller follows a grieving composer (George C. Scott) who rents an old Victorian mansion that is haunted by the restless ghost of a child. Trish Van Devere and Melvyn Douglas co-star. DCP. 107 min.

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Friday, April 26, 2024

7pm

Halloween in April

THE CHANGELING

Canada | 1980 | Peter Medak

One of Martin Scorsese’s 11 scariest movies of all time, this award-winning chiller follows a grieving composer (George C. Scott) who rents an old Victorian mansion that is haunted by the restless ghost of a child. Trish Van Devere and Melvyn Douglas co-star. DCP. 107 min.

9:10pm

Halloween in April

JENNIFER’S BODY

United States | 2009 | Karyn Kusama

Megan Fox plays a demonically-possessed high school hottie who turns literal man-eater in this feminist cult horror-comedy written by Diablo Cody (Juno). Amanda Seyfried is her nerdy BFF. “A witty, subversive look at the darker side of teen friendship.” –Time Out Film Guide. DCP. 102 min.

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Saturday, April 27, 2024

5pm

Halloween in April

THE INNOCENTS

United Kingdom | 1961 | Jack Clayton

A repressed Victorian governess (Deborah Kerr) suspects that her two young charges may be possessed by the evil spirits of dead former servants in this literate, exquisitely photographed adaptation of Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw. Screenplay co-written by Truman Capote. “One of the most elegantly beautiful ghost movies ever made.” –Pauline Kael. 4K DCP. 100 min.

7pm

Film Classics in 35mm! Halloween in April

THE BAD SEED

United States | 1956 | Mervyn LeRoy

A woman slowly gleans that her pig-tailed, picture-perfect eight-year-old daughter is in fact a holy terror, prone to lying, theft, and much, much worse. What’s a mother to do? This overwrought, outrageous, but vastly entertaining film version of Maxwell Anderson’s stage shocker is both operatic and campy. Stars Nancy Kelly and Patty McCormack re-create their Broadway roles. 35mm. 129 min.

9:30pm

Halloween in April. Sunday screening introduced by WCLV's Bill O'Connell!

THE OMEN

United Kingdom, United States | 1976 | Richard Donner

After a series of unfortunate events, an American diplomat living in London (Gregory Peck) and his wife (Lee Remick) begin to suspect that their unholy terror of a child, Damien, is in fact the Antichrist. (And you thought you had a bad day!) Composer Jerry Goldsmith’s much celebrated score won him his only Oscar. DCP. 111 min.

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Sunday, April 28, 2024

2pm

Halloween in April

THE INNOCENTS

United Kingdom | 1961 | Jack Clayton

A repressed Victorian governess (Deborah Kerr) suspects that her two young charges may be possessed by the evil spirits of dead former servants in this literate, exquisitely photographed adaptation of Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw. Screenplay co-written by Truman Capote. “One of the most elegantly beautiful ghost movies ever made.” –Pauline Kael. 4K DCP. 100 min.

4pm

Halloween in April. Sunday screening introduced by WCLV's Bill O'Connell!

THE OMEN

United Kingdom, United States | 1976 | Richard Donner

After a series of unfortunate events, an American diplomat living in London (Gregory Peck) and his wife (Lee Remick) begin to suspect that their unholy terror of a child, Damien, is in fact the Antichrist. (And you thought you had a bad day!) Composer Jerry Goldsmith’s much celebrated score won him his only Oscar. DCP. 111 min.

6:30pm

Film Classics in 35mm! Halloween in April

VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED

United Kingdom | 1960 | Wolf Rilla

An unexplained “blackout” in a small English village leaves all the women of child-bearing age pregnant. Eventually they give birth to an eerie race of precocious, blonde-haired, emotionless children with supernatural powers. This tight, haunting, atmospheric chiller was remade, less effectively, by John Carpenter in 1995. 35mm. 78 min.

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