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25 year Cimematheque and City of Life and Death: Cinematheque / Maxi's Bistro in Little Italy

From: Jims
Sent on: Sunday, August 14, 2011 4:24 PM

Hi everyone,

Sorry for the duplicate emails.  A couple of items related to this week.

Friday is the Future.  I have seen the previews a few times and it really looks like the quirky independents that we so much enjoy.  I hope you can make it.  Check back midweek for the exact time.

Last week, a few of us went to the 25th Anniversary of the Cinematheque.  It turned out to be quite an emotional event.  There was a retrospective showing all the flyers announcing the movies over the last 25 as well as a lot of pictures of John with various indy / foreign film celebrities.  They then showed previews for some of the movies that had premiered here including some of my favorites (Russian Ark, Yi Yi and Dogville). 

It really made me realize how lucky we are to have something in town like this.  John mentioned that the equivalent art house in San Francisco just closed, yet we still hang on here in Cleveland.  If you are so inclined, send a donation or at least get a membership.  Yes, the seats are hard and sometimes the movies are even harder, but we are all that much the richer because of it. 

On another note, "Vincent Wants to Sea", which won the CIFF best film in 2011 is coming up the last week in August.  It has a lot of heart (although a bit formulaic for a festival movie, but still better than most of Hollywood) but if anyone wants to see it or schedule it, let me know. 

For everything Cinematheque, see the link below.


That same weekend, we are seeing an important film about one of the 20th centuries greatest injustices, "The Rape of Nanking".  Having traveled been to China, in a way, this is their 9/11.  There have been other tragedies that have been bigger (e.g cultural revolution), but this one was the result of humiliation  from another country that Chinese still have not come to terms with.  It won't be an easy  viewing, but don't let that keep you away.

Thanks to all of you who have paid their $5 fee  this year.  If you haven't, there is a paypal link in the left column.

When: Saturday, August 27,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Cleveland Cinematheque
11141 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106

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