Cleveland Independent Movie Goers Message Board › Iron Lady----CHANGE OF SCHEDULE!
Happy New Year!
Ok-now for the changes (I'm as bummed as you are)--
I was just informed that Iron Lady will NOT be playing at the Cedar Lee this weekend or anywhere else. In fact, it will not open until mid Feb. I am rescheduling it in mid Feb before the academy awards. Details to follow.
SCHEDULE FOR SAT. JAN. 14TH: Le Havre ---a comedy from France and Finland that has received a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes followed by dinner/discussion at the Mad Greek.
Here are some reviews --preceded by a synopsis. Hope to see you there!!
In this warmhearted portrait of the French harbor city that gives the film its name, fate throws young African refugee Idrissa (Blondin Miguel) into the path of Marcel Marx (André Wilms), a well-spoken bohemian who works as a shoeshiner. With innate optimism and the unwavering support of his community, Marcel stands up to officials doggedly pursuing the boy for deportation. A political fairy tale that exists somewhere between the reality of contemporary France and the classic cinema of Jean-Pierre Melville and Marcel Carné, Le Havre is a charming, deadpan delight
"Three and-a-half stars! Its view is that of a child who hasn't yet been broken to accept a world of limited possibilities, which is another way of saying that its view is revolutionary."
- Phil Coldiron, Slant Magazine
"Buster Keaton isn't dead, he's alive and well in Finland ... If the name Aki Kaurismäki doesn't mean anything to you, it should, and Le Havre may be the film to make it happen."
- Kenneth Turan, The Los Angeles Times
"Grade: A! A perfect, deadpan, impishly optimistic fairy tale."
- Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"A stylized and sentimental fairy tale about the way the world might be ... Aki Kaurismäki has become a major inheritor of the comic-humanist tradition of Charlie Chaplin, Jean Renoir and Jacques Tati."
- A.O. Scott, The New York Times
"Four stars! There is nothing cynical or cheap about it, it tells a good story with clear eyes and a level gaze, and it just plain makes you feel good."
- Roger Ebert, The Chicago Sun-Times
"A gem! I left the theater thinking yes, there is a God who occasionally performs miracles."
- Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch, The Westchester Guardian