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Schedule subject to change without notice. Movie information provided by the Internet Movie Database and Rotten Tomatoes.

Tuesday, 16 August, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
Contact (1997) FREE ADMISSION
Rated PG (150 mins.)
Directed by: Robert Zemekis
With Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt
Format: 35mm
Presented in Partnership with moCa Cleveland and FRONT
Read more about it at IMDb
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Dr. Eleanor Arroway has spent her life searching for truth in the study of radio astronomy. Palmer Joss has spent his life searching for truth through faith in God. When Eleanor discovers a stunning message from an extraterrestrial intelligence, will humankind be able to find a compromise between science and belief?

Saturday, 27 August, 2022, 8:30 p.m.
Encanto (2021)
Rated PG (106 mins.)
Directed by: Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith
With Stephanie Beatriz, Maria Cecilia Botero, John Leguizamo
Format: BD
Special Outdoor Screening Presented by UMB
Read more about it at IMDb

The Madrigals are an extraordinary family who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a charmed place called the Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift -- every child except Mirabel. However, she soon may be the Madrigals' last hope when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is now in danger.

Sunday, 28 August, 2022, 8:00 p.m. (subject to change)
Casablanca (1942)
Rated PG (102 mins.)
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
With Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid
Format: 35mm
Read more about it at IMDb

Per Film Society tradition, we kick off our season with a screening of "Casablanca." Bogie, Bergman, Nazisa, and romance abound in one of the greatest movies of all time, a film referenced so heavily referenced in popular culture that you probably already quote it, even if you haven't seen it yet. Tours of the projection booth will also be available. The Film Society hopes that "this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship".

Tuesday, 30 August, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
Ash is Purest White (2018) FREE ADMISSION
(136 mins.)
Directed by: Jia Zhangke
With Tao Zhao, Fan Liao, Zheng Xu
Format: Digital
Presented in Partnership with moCa Cleveland and FRONT
Read more about it at IMDb
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Opening in 2001 in Datong, a former coal mining town, Bin was a mob gangster of Jianghu and when the leader was dethroned he takes over. Qiao loves Bin and one day to save Bin from henchmen, she uses his pistol and is imprisoned for 5 years. When she is released she reaches out to Bin who has no interest for Qiao and is in love with another girl.

Friday, 2 September, 2022, 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Everything, Everywhere, All at Once (2022)
Rated R (139 mins.)
Directed by: Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert
With Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Lee Curtis, Stephanie Hsu
Format: DCP
Read more about it at IMDb

An aging Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led.

Saturday, 3 September, 2022, 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Rated PG (92 mins.)
Directed by: Mark Osborne, John Stevenson
With Jack Black, Ian McShane, Angelina Jolie
Format: DCP
Cosponsored by CWRU Kung Fu
Read more about it at IMDb

To everyone's surprise, including his own, Po, an overweight, clumsy panda, is chosen as protector of the Valley of Peace. His suitability will soon be tested as the valley's arch-enemy is on his way.

Tuesday, 6 September, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
The Stuart Hall Project (2013) FREE ADMISSION
(103 mins.)
Directed by: John Akomfrah
With Stuart Hall, Catherine Hall
Format: Digital
Presented in Partnership with moCa Cleveland and FRONT
Read more about it at IMDb
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Stuart Hall is one of the most influential and esteemed cultural theorists of a generation. The Stuart Hall Project takes the viewer on a roller coaster ride through the upheavals, struggles and turning points that made the 20th century the century of campaigning, and of global political and cultural change.

Friday, 9 September, 2022, 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.
The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
Rated G (94 mins.)
Directed by: Frank Oz
With Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz
Format: 35mm
Read more about it at IMDb

The Muppets graduate from college and decide to take their senior revue on the road. They hit the streets of Manhattan trying to sell their show to producers, finally finding one young and idealistic enough to take their show. After several mishaps and much confusion, things begin to come together for them.

Saturday, 10 September, 2022, 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Rated PG-13 (94 mins.)
Directed by: Frank Oz
With Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Steve Martin
Format: 35mm
Cosponsored by Footlighters
Read more about it at IMDb

Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik's, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day as Seymour is seeking a new mysterious plant, he finds a very mysterious unidentified plant which he calls Audrey II. The plant seems to have a craving for blood and soon begins to sing for his supper. Soon enough, Seymour feeds Audrey's sadistic dentist boyfriend to the plant and later, Mushnik for witnessing the death of Audrey's ex.

Friday, 16 September, 2022, 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 11:59 p.m.
Lupin the III: Castle Cagliostro (1979)
Rated Not Rated (102 mins.)
Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
With Yasuo Yamada, Eiko Masuyama, Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Format: DCP
Cosponsored by JapanCase
Read more about it at IMDb

Reknowned international thief Lupin III comes to the small European duchy of Cagliostro to investigate some excellently-forged money and stumbles across a national conspiracy going back some hundreds of years. Lupin and his friends must rescue the beautiful Clarice from the hands of the evil Count Cagliostro and solve the mystery of a hidden treasure dating back to the 15th century.

Saturday, 17 September, 2022,
Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Rated PG-13 (178 mins.)
Directed by: Peter Jackson
With Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean
Format: 35mm
Read more about it at IMDb

Saturday, 17 September, 2022,
Lord of the Rings The Two Towers (2002)
Rated PG-13 (179 mins.)
Directed by: Peter Jackson
With Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean
Format: 35mm
Read more about it at IMDb

Saturday, 17 September, 2022,
Lord of the Rings Return of the King (2003)
Rated PG-13 (200 mins.)
Directed by: Peter Jackson
With Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean
Format: 35mm
Read more about it at IMDb

Tuesday, 20 September, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
D`Est (1993) FREE ADMISSION
(107 mins.)
Directed by: Chantal Akermann
With Natalia Chakhovskaia
Format: Digital
Presented in Partnership with moCa Cleveland and FRONT
Read more about it at IMDb
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Following the demolition of the Berlin Wall, Chantal Akerman captures the reality and mutation of former Soviet territories, shot from summer through to winter in a series of traveling shots or with a static camera.

Friday, 23 September, 2022, 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 11:59 p.m.
The Blues Brothers (1980)
Rated R (133 mins.)
Directed by: John Landis
With John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy
Format: 35mm
Read more about it at IMDb

Jake Blues rejoins with his brother Elwood after being released from prison, but the duo has just days to reunite their old R&B band and save the Catholic home where the two were raised, outrunning the police as they tear through Chicago.

Saturday, 24 September, 2022, 7:00 p.m., 9:15 p.m.
Sister Act (1992)
Rated PG (100 mins.)
Directed by: Emile Ardolino
With Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Harvey Keitel
Format: 35mm
Read more about it at IMDb

Reno, Nevada lounge singer Deloris witnesses a mob murder and the cops stash her in a nunnery to protect her from the hitmen. The Mother Superior does not trust her, and takes steps to limit her influence on the other nuns. Eventually, the singer rescues the failing choir and begins helping with community projects, which gets her an interview on television. This alerts the mob to her whereabouts, and the chase is back on.

Friday, 30 September, 2022, 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 11:59 p.m.
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
Rated PG (120 mins.)
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
With James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda de Banzie
Format: DCP
Cosponsored by The Observer
Read more about it at IMDb

Dr. Ben McKenna, his wife Jo and their son Hank are on a touring vacation of Africa when they meet the mysterious Louis Bernard on a bus. The next day, Bernard is murdered in the local marketplace, but before he dies, he manages to reveal details of an assassination about to take place in London. Fearing that their plot will be revealed, the assassins kidnap Hank in order to keep the McKenna's silent. Ben and Jo go to London and take matters into their own hands.

Saturday, 1 October, 2022, 7:00 p.m., 9:15 p.m.
Manry at Sea: In the Wake of a Dream (2018)
Rated Not Rated (94 mins.)
Directed by: Steve Wystrach
With Robert Manry, Bill Jorgensen, Steven Callahan
Format: DCP
Read more about it at IMDb

In 1965, Robert Manry was a middle-aged copywriter in Cleveland, Ohio. However, his colleagues at the Cleveland Plain Dealer were shocked to learn he had just set sail on a solo voyage across the Atlantic in his 13½-foot sloop, Tinkerbelle. By the time his 78-day odyssey ended in England, Manry was the target of a wild journalistic arms race, the guest of honor to a welcoming committee of 20,000 Britons, and had become a hero to his countrymen - and to dreamers everywhere.

Tuesday, 4 October, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
Mariner of the Mountains (2021) FREE ADMISSION
(95 mins.)
Directed by: Karim Aïnouz
With Karim Aïnouz, Murilo Hauser
Format: Digital
Presented in Partnership with moCa Cleveland and FRONT
Read more about it at IMDb
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Filmmaker Karim Aïnouz decides to take a boat, cross the Mediterranean and embark on his first journey to Algeria. Accompanied by the memory of his mother, Iracema, and his camera, Aïnouz gives us a detailed account of the journey to his father's homeland; from the sea crossing to his arrival in the Atlas Mountains in Kabylia.

Friday, 7 October, 2022, 8:00 pm, 10:00 pm, 11:59 pm
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
Rated PG (85 mins.)
Directed by: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders
With Daveigh Chase, Chris Sanders, Tia Carrere
Format: 35mm
Homecoming Screening Sponsored by the Case Alumni Association
Read more about it at IMDb

Six-year-old Lilo Pelekai struggles to stay out of trouble and make friends, until she adopts her dog Stitch - who is actually an intergalactic refugee known as Experiment 626.

Saturday, 8 October, 2022, 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Rated PG (106 mins.)
Directed by: Mel Brooks
With Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman
Format: DCP
Homecoming Screening Sponsored by the Case Alumni Association
Read more about it at IMDb

Tuesday, 18 October, 2022,
ED/HF (2017) FREE ADMISSION
Directed by: Renée Green
Format: Digital
Presented in Partnership with moCa Cleveland and FRONT

On its surface, ED/HF could be described as a double portrait of Green, and artist and filmmaker Harun Farocki. But ED/HF's primary focus is guided less by a binary comparison of these two personas, and more by the pair's personal experiences of migration and the legacies of displacement that have affected both the artists and their work.

Tuesday, 18 October, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
Interface (1995) FREE ADMISSION
Rated Not Rated Directed by: Harun Farocki
With Harun Farocki
Format: Digital
Presented in Partnership with moCa Cleveland and FRONT
Read more about it at IMDb

Reflecting on Farocki's own documentary work, Interface (Schnittstelle) examines the question of what it means to work with existing images rather than producing one's own, new images. The German title plays on the double meaning of "Schnitt", referring to the editing table and the "human-machine interface" where a person operates a computer.

Tuesday, 1 November, 2022,
A New England Document (2020) FREE ADMISSION
Rated Not Rated Directed by: Che Applewhaite
Format: Digital
Presented in Partnership with moCa Cleveland and FRONT
Read more about it at IMDb
Purchase Tickets on CampusGroups

Using found footage with selected images and text from the Marshall Collection at Harvard University's Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, "A New England Document" reconstructs the genocidal impulses of two ethnographers' photographic encounters in the Kalahari Desert, Namibia, from the perspective of its suppressed stories.

Tuesday, 1 November, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
The Memory Album (2014) FREE ADMISSION
Directed by: Cinematic Migrations Workshop
Format: Digital
Presented in Partnership with moCa Cleveland and FRONT
Purchase Tickets on CampusGroups

In 2012, Renée Green initiated in MIT a research project, Cinematic Migrations, which is still ongoing; to launch it, she invited John Akomfrah and Lina Gopaul from Smoking Dogs Film for a series of concentrated week-long visits during 2012-2014. In Akomfrah and Gopaul's last visit, a short film was collaboratively produced, The Memory Album. Workshop participants provided moving image materials, texts, photographs, as well as sound recordings, not knowing what would become of all that was "thrown into the pot." The process of making the film unfolded while the film was being woven together in the editing suite. Made of disparate materials, including an interview with an MIT professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, The Memory Album enacts a collective and active process of thinking, feeling, and sharing, while simultaneously attesting to the power of cinema to render memories into dream-like sequences, in relation to an ever-continuous material present. Copyright Cinematic Migrations Workshop

Friday, 18 November, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
At Home but Not at Home (2019) FREE ADMISSION
Directed by: Suneil Sanzgiri
Format: Digital
Presented in Partnership with moCa Cleveland and FRONT

In 1961,14 years after India gained independence from Britain, the Indian Armed Forces defeated the last remaining Portuguese colonizers in the newly formed state of Goa. In considering identity, liberation, and the movement of people across space and time, Sanzgiri returned to this period in search of moments of anti-colonial solidarity across continents.

Friday, 18 November, 2022, ?
Letter from Your Far-off Country (2020) FREE ADMISSION
Directed by: Suneil Sanzgiri
Format: Digital
Presented in Partnership with moCa Cleveland and FRONT

A search for solidarity in the Muslim women-led Shaheen Bagh movement in Delhi, in the poetry of Agha Shahid Ali, the song of Iqbal Bano, the theater of Safdar Hashmi, and images of the radical anti-caste Dalit intellectual B. R. Ambedkar—all surrounding a letter addressed to the filmmaker's distant relative Prabhakar Sanzgiri.

Friday, 18 November, 2022, ?
Golden Jubilee (2021) FREE ADMISSION
Directed by: Suneil Sanzgiri
Format: Digital
Presented in Partnership with moCa Cleveland and FRONT

Golden Jubilee, the third film in a series of works about memory, diaspora and decoloniality, takes as its starting point scenes of the filmmaker's father navigating a virtual rendering of their ancestral home in Goa, India, created using the same technologies of surveillance that mining companies use to map locations for iron ore in the region.

Tuesday, 6 December, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
Greetings from Free Forests (2018) FREE ADMISSION
Rated Not Rated (98 mins.)
Directed by: Ian Soroka
With Sasa Hajzler
Format: Digital
Presented in Partnership with moCa Cleveland and FRONT
Read more about it at IMDb
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"Underground resistance" is made literal in Ian Soroka's debut feature. The film traces the hidden historial currents between southern Slovenia's verdant terrain, exploring cave hideouts, quarries, archaeological sites, unmarked graves, and even a subterranean bunker that became a film archive.

Tuesday, 20 December, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
Those That, at a Distance, Resemble Another (2019) FREE ADMISSION
Rated Not Rated (67 mins.)
Directed by: Jessica Sarah Rinland
With Jessica Sarah Rinland
Format: Digital
Presented in Partnership with moCa Cleveland and FRONT
Read more about it at IMDb
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With an elephant's ivory tusk as the protagonist, Those That, at a Distance, Resemble Another meditates upon the endless tactility of museological and ecological conservation, inviting reflection upon forms of representation, replicas, and embodiments of various materials, disciplines, and institutions.