Inspired by the museum's current special exhibition, Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modernist Photography, this year's holiday film festival, titled The Persistence of Surrealism, features essential classics from nine decades of surrealist cinema. In this podcast, we caught up with the museum's Curator of Film, John Ewing, for some insight into each of these films. Take a listen to learn more, and check out the films December 26 through 31 at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
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In tribute of the many female artists who paved the way for those today, THE GIRLS IN THE BAND(2011) tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the 1920s to today. We catch up with the film's director before the film's screening at the CMA this weekend.
One of the city’s most popular and beloved events is upon us. The 37th Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) runs through Sunday, April 14 at Tower City Cinemas. Each year, the Cleveland Museum of Art partners with the festival to sponsor a film, and this year is no exception. We sat down with John Ewing, curator of film, to talk to him about the festival and our film The Painting.
CLEVELAND (March 4, 2010) – Explore the cinematic achievements of Native Americans with seven classic and contemporary films about North America's indigenous peoples. The Cleveland Museum of Art's Seeing Red: An American Indian Film Series features many films directed by active Native American filmmakers; five movies are Cleveland premieres. Select screenings will be followed by a discussion led by Marie Toledo, a Native American educator.
CLEVELAND (Feb. 16, 2010) – Clevelanders can travel the globe from the comfort of The Cleveland Museum of Art this spring as the CMA Film Series gathers documentaries and narratives from around the world (seven of them Cleveland premieres) and hosts one classic movie adventure. Two films will show in the newly renovated Gartner Auditorium, open again after a five-year closure. The remaining movies will show in the Morley Lecture Hall.
CLEVELAND (April 19, 2010) – Renowned by film buffs and science fiction fans alike, Fritz Lang's silent movie masterpiece Metropolis will be screened in a definitive new version at the Cleveland Museum of Art this May. The film will be shown on Friday, May 21, at 6:15 p.m.; Saturday, May 22, at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.; and Sunday, May 23, at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the large screen in the museum's newly renovated Gartner Auditorium.
CLEVELAND (April 19, 2010) – Those seeking the truth will find it at the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) this spring, as 16 documentary film programs, including 14 Cleveland premieres, screen in May and June as part of the museum's renowned film series.
CLEVELAND (Aug. 17, 2010) – New movies are the focus of the Cleveland Museum of Art's September and October film schedule. Nearly all of the 16 films screening over the next two months will be making their exclusive Cleveland premieres at the museum.
Before the world started watching “talkies” in the late 1920s, silent film had just established itself as a higher art form.