The Cleveland Museum of Art's film program functions like a year-round film festival. Art house and indie film fans have the opportunity to see unique and beautiful films from around the world each week.The September-October film schedule brings movies from Portugal, France, Britain, Poland, China, Belgium, Germany, Japan and the United States.
We recently talked to John Ewing , our associate director of film about what you have to look forward to in the upcoming schedule.
Q: You're bringing back a film by popular demand this month. A film about Ohio?
A: Yes, 45365  shows on Wednesday September 15, at 5:30 and 7:15 p.m. This is our third showing of this film. It's an audience favorite and anybody who lives in Ohio and has a fondness for small
Q: We're also bringing a filmmaker in person this month. Why is this a special opportunity?
A:Hilari Scarl will join us to discuss her film See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary  on September 17 and September 19.
It's a groundbreaking documentary that follows four accomplished entertainers with hearing impairments. The film opened in New York and got good reviews.
Q: You're showing a film  about two legendary French filmmakers on September 8. Does this have anything to do with the prestigious award you recently received from the Republic of France?
A: Not really. That award has a longer history. Someone nominated me about three years ago for my service in arts and culture, and I just found out that I've been named Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters of the Republic of France . I'm pretty excited about it.
When the letter came to my house in a colorful envelope, I thought it was just an invitation to subscribe to a French culture magazine. My wife and I translated it and figured out that I won the award . But no trips to Paris are involved. Instead, I'll receive a sort of diploma and recognition at a local ceremony.
Q: Many of the films that you bring to the museum are Cleveland premieres. Why do you think it is so important for people to take the time to see them?
A: To be engaged in movies is to be engaged in the world.
Get the upcoming film schedule  on our web site.
If you have suggestions for films that we should consider,