Les Amants - 50th Anniversary & Stone Oven Cafe

We'll begin the evening with dinner at the Stone Oven Cafe then walk to the library for the film. Nov. 13 marks the 50th anniversary of the infamous “bust” in Cleveland Heights history: Cleveland Heights Police raided the Heights Art Theater (later the Centrum), shut down an evening showing of "Les Amants," (The Lovers) and arrested manager Nico Jacobellis - all because of a three-minute love scene that would seem tame by today’s standards. The Cleveland Heights Historical Society announces a free screening of"Les Amants" at the Lee Road Library, along with the opportunity to hear an accompanying lecture, enjoy free popcorn and not worry about getting arrested and having your case taken all the way to the Supreme Court, which is what happened to Jacobellis. The event takes place Nov. 13 in the Brody/Nelson meeting room at the Lee Road Library. The lecture is at 6:30 p.m.; the movie begins at 7 p.m. The event is free, though donations or membership applications to the Cleveland Heights Historical Society are welcome.
Only 60 seats are available, and reservations are required. Call[masked] or e-mail [masked]. Include your name and the number in your party. Perhaps you'll agree with Justice Potter Stewart regarding pornography: "I know it when I see it, and the motion picture involved in this case is not that." Jacobellis v. Ohio, 378 U.S. 184, 197 (1964).

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  • Cindy

    Happy to have had the opportunity to see this movie that I've read so much about.
    I think the controversy surrounding this film has as much to do
    with Jeanne's disregard for the traditional role of women in the late 1950s
    as the three minutes in her bedroom with Bernard.

    November 13, 2009

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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