This film was screened at Cinematheque in February and is back by popular demand. It was first released in 1972 and hailed as a masterpiece. This French film maker chronicles life's unfolding in this story of an 80 year old blacksmith (cousin of the director) and his wife who live on a farm in rural France. It is described as "serene, ravishing and totally immersive" as we enter the subjects world and rhythm of life. The film was shot over a 5 year period and has been newly restored. subtitled.
5:15 PM MOVIE at The Cinematheque at CIA
Meet us in the lobby ahead of time, look for us in the theater, or catch up with us near the outer doors after the film.
7:30PM DINNER/DISCUSSION at Washington Place Bistro and Inn
2203 Cornell Rd., Cleveland Ohio
Just in case you don't connect with the group after the film, proceed over to the restaurant and ask to sit at the "Movie Group" table.
Film Review by Dan Talbot, 1990:
"Let us now praise this exquisite gem, this masterpiece of humanity….Benicheti shot this film in Cinemascope and stereophonic sound, twenty years before the introduction of digital sound….You hear the buzz of bees, the crackle of fire, the crunch of gravel as if you were experiencing the workings of nature for the first time. I consider myself among the priviledged few for having screened this film. I was unable to speak for two days after seeing it….Twenty years later I am still transformed by it.
FIRST TIME MOVIEGOERS
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*NOTE TO ALL
In the world of Independent films, it is recommended that you check back a few days before the event to make sure the movie, restaurant, location or time has not changed.
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