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Cleveland Independent Movie Goers Message Board › David Lynch's new film premieres at Cinematheque 3/2-3/8

David Lynch's new film premieres at Cinematheque 3/2-3/8

user 3388092
Cleveland, OH
Post #: 4
In case you hadn't heard:

From the Cinematheque:

David Lynch's new film INLAND EMPIRE will play for an exclusive run here at Cinematheque starting this Friday, March 2, at 8:30 pm (see schedule below). We are excited to be playing the master's new film and we are doing something we've never done before, playing INLAND EMPIRE for an
entire week run, March 2-8! You'll have plenty of opportunity to see Lynch's new film and plenty of seats are available, 600 plus in all! Join us for what will prove to be a fun and festive week of Lynch lunacy.

Another program of films play this weekend, The Brothers Quay short films in two (2) programs. The Quay brothers are American-born identical twins that now live and work in England. Anyone who is a fan of the surreal, Jan Svankmajer, strange, and otherworldly images will not want to miss these two programs of short films including their breakthrough film, STREET OF CROCODILES. These shorts get us ready for The Quay Brothers latest film, THE PIANO TUNER OF EARTHQUAKES, that will play here next week and is a Cleveland premiere! See the schedule below for more information.

Next week we will play THE ANIMATION SHOW 3, a new program of short
animated films curated by Mike Judge (Beavis & Butthead, OFFICE SPACE,
IDIOCRACY) and Don Hertzfeldt. This program features award-winning
animated films including Hertzfeldt's latest animation that was awarded
the top animation prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

The 31st Cleveland International Film Festival runs March 15-25 and we
at the Cinematheque are as excited as the next guy to be joining in on
all the fun. The folks that run CIFF do a great job and it's like heaven
being around an event dedicated to my favorite subject.

Thursday, March 1, at 7:00 pm &
Friday, March 2, at 7:00 pm*
The (Almost) Quomplete Quay Bros.
Britain, 1979-1986, Stephen & Timothy Quay
This weekend we show newly-struck prints of the Quay Bros.’ animated
short films, in advance of their new live-action feature The Piano Tuner
of Earthquakes next weekend. Stephen and Timothy Quay are American-born
identical twins who live and work in England, where they have emerged as
the true successors to the great Czech stop-motion master Jan
Svankmajer. Like their mentor, the Quays create creepy, surreal,
nightmarish worlds on film using puppets, miniatures, and ordinary
household objects. Their movies have palpable textures and striking
music and sound effects.
This program contains the Quays’ celebrated
breakthrough film Street of Crocodiles (1986), based on the writings of
Bruno Schulz, as well as three films that preceded it, Nocturna
Artificialia (1979), The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer (1984), and The Epic
of Gilgamesh (1985). Not for children. 16mm/35mm. Total 67 min. See next blurb for a second program of Quay Bros.
Thursday, March 1, at 8:30 pm &
Saturday, March 3, at 7:15 pm*
The (Almost) Quomplete Quay Bros.
Britain, 1987-2000, Stephen & Timothy Quay
Here’s the second of two programs of stop-motion animated shorts by the
Bros. Quay (see previous blurb). There are eight films in this show
(some made for MTV), all shown in new 35mm prints, culminating in the
20-min. In Absentia (2000), a portrait of psychosis inspired by music of
Karlheinz Stockhausen and shot in scope. Also showing: Rehearsals for
Extinct Anatomies (1987), Dramolet (Stille Nacht 1) (1988), The Comb
(1990), Anamorphosis (aka De Artificiali Perspectiva ) (1991), Are We
Still Married? (Stille Nacht II) (1992), Tales from the Vienna Woods
(Stille Nacht III) (1992), and Can’t Go Wrong Without You (Stille Nacht
IV) (1993). Not for children. 77 min.

*Friday, March 2, at 8:30 pm &
Saturday, March 3, at 4:00 pm &
Saturday, March 3, at 9:00 pm &
Sunday, March 4, at 3:00 pm &
Sunday, March 4, at 7:00 pm &
Monday, March 5, at 7:00 pm &
Tuesday, March 6, at 7:00 pm &
Wednesday, March 7, at 7:00 pm &
Thursday, March 8, at 7:00 pm*
David Lynch’s

USA/Poland/France, 2006, David Lynch
David Lynch’s first feature since Mulholland Drive stars Laura Dern,
Justin Theroux, Jeremy Irons, and Harry Dean Stanton in a three-hour
head trip that “may be most aggressively surreal feature film ever
released to movie theaters in this country” (The Boston Globe). Shot on
digital video, the movie follows an actress (Dern, spectacular) who
lands a dream movie part that soon devolves into all manner of
nightmarish role-playing. This hallucinatory epic is just what you would
expect from the director of Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks, and Lost Highway:
an emotional roller coaster ride that is by turns funny, spooky,
horrifying, perverse, and mystifying. “Lynch's most experimental
endeavor in the 30 years since Eraserhead…After two viewings, I cannot
wait to see it again.” –Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly. “One of the few
films I've seen this year that deserves to be called art.” –Manohla
Dargis, The NY Times. Cleveland premiere. Some subtitles. 35mm. 172 min. Members and CIA students & staff $6; no passes.


THE PIANO TUNER OF EARTHQUAKES - Live action feature from Brothers Quay
and "nothing short of a masterpiece." /- The L.A. Times.

/THE ANIMATION SHOW 3 - All new, all fun, and full of animations best
stuff! Follow the crowd!

A former member
Post #: 4
Hi Folks. I saw _Inland Empire_ last weekend. "Aggressive" and "head trip" characterize the film accurately, but we should add to the mix 'gorgeous, layered cinematography.' And 'creepy.' It's definitely a must-see. Too bad the CIMGs didn't see this together--I saw it alone and have no one to discuss it with! Any thoughts from those who have seen it?
Group Organizer
Beachwood, OH
Post #: 20
I guess we are blessed with so many movie options that I hadn't even considered trying to see this one as a group. If you think of it, let me know when a movie like this is coming out again.
Cleveland, OH
Post #: 112
I see it's coming to the Cedar Lee on the 9th after it leaves the Cinematheque:

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