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Upcoming Films

E.g., 2015-02-27
E.g., 2015-02-27
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:25pm
  • Wed., April 1, 2015, 7:00 pm
Morley Lecture Hall

For 45 years Ouagadougou’s Pan-African film festival, FESPACO, has been the chief meeting place for African filmmakers. Every two years they come to Burkina Faso to showcase their new works and discuss the state of cinema on the continent. This new documentary profiles the festival and its guests during its 2011 edition. Cleveland premiere.

Friday, April 3, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
  • Fri., April 3, 2015, 7:00 pm
  • Wed., April 8, 2015, 7:00 pm
Morley Lecture Hall

Sometimes cited as the greatest African film ever made, this strange, gorgeous fable follows a Bamana boy who flees his murderous father, grows to maturity in the wilderness, and returns to confront his paternal nemesis. Suffused with myth and ritual, this fantasy has been likened by some to Star Wars.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
  • Fri., April 3, 2015, 7:00 pm
  • Wed., April 8, 2015, 7:00 pm
Morley Lecture Hall

Sometimes cited as the greatest African film ever made, this strange, gorgeous fable follows a Bamana boy who flees his murderous father, grows to maturity in the wilderness, and returns to confront his paternal nemesis. Suffused with myth and ritual, this fantasy has been likened by some to Star Wars.

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:55pm
  • Fri., April 10, 2015, 7:00 pm
  • Sun., April 12, 2015, 1:30 pm
Morley Lecture Hall

Master filmmaker John Boorman (Point Blank, Deliverance, Excalibur), who chronicled his WWII childhood in Hope and Glory, now turns to the early 1950s when he was called up for two years of national service in the British army at the time of the Korean War. Cleveland premiere.

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 1:30pm to 3:25pm
  • Fri., April 10, 2015, 7:00 pm
  • Sun., April 12, 2015, 1:30 pm
Morley Lecture Hall

Master filmmaker John Boorman (Point Blank, Deliverance, Excalibur), who chronicled his WWII childhood in Hope and Glory, now turns to the early 1950s when he was called up for two years of national service in the British army at the time of the Korean War. Cleveland premiere.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
  • Wed., April 15, 2015, 7:00 pm
Morley Lecture Hall

A powerful mask foments a reversal of gender roles in an 18th-century African rural community in this entertaining comedy that is informed by Dogon mythology and condemns patriarchy. Winner of the Jury Prize at FESPACO 1997.

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:50pm
  • Fri., April 17, 2015, 7:00 pm
  • Sun., April 19, 2015, 1:30 pm
Morley Lecture Hall

Two eccentric female police detectives investigate murder and corruption in a small French town in this wacky, kinky whodunit. “An utterly brazen mix of screwball comedy, film noir, and sharp social commentary. . . . Hits its own strange bullseye.”–Variety. Adults only!

Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 1:30pm to 3:20pm
  • Fri., April 17, 2015, 7:00 pm
  • Sun., April 19, 2015, 1:30 pm
Morley Lecture Hall

Two eccentric female police detectives investigate murder and corruption in a small French town in this wacky, kinky whodunit. “An utterly brazen mix of screwball comedy, film noir, and sharp social commentary. . . . Hits its own strange bullseye.”–Variety. Adults only!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Wed., April 22, 2015, 7:00 pm
  • Sun., April 26, 2015, 1:30 pm
Morley Lecture Hall

Nicholas Vreeland, grandson of legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, stars in this new documentary. Trained by photographer Irving Penn, Vreeland gave up a life of privilege to become a Tibetan Buddhist monk (though he still takes pictures). Cleveland premiere.

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:35pm
  • Fri., April 24, 2015, 7:00 pm
Morley Lecture Hall

Winner of the top prize at FESPACO 1995, this colorful comedy-drama chronicles the downfall of a cruel, lustful, and despotic leader.

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