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Cedar Lee to Host Special Screening for Beloved Concessions Worker

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click to enlarge Courtesy of Cleveland Cinemas Arjeye Lacey, who died Jan. 19 at the age of 36. Regular attendees at the Cedar Lee will no doubt recognize the face, if not the name, of Arjeye Lacey. He was a Cleveland Cinemas employee who worked the concession stand for nearly......
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Local Horror Film to Screen at Two Upcoming Festivals

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click to enlarge Courtesy of Distillation Studios The locally based production company Fly-By-Wire Films has teamed up with Cleveland’s Distillation Studios to release its newest short film, From Darkness Returned. Produced for the 48 Hour Film Horror Project, the film has been selected to screen at two upcoming local film......
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‘Napoleon Dynamite’ Stars Head to Akron This Spring in Honor of Film’s 15th Anniversary, Gosh

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Friday, January 24, 2020 ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ Stars Head to Akron This Spring in Honor of Film’s 15th Anniversary, Gosh Posted By Laura Morrison on Fri, Jan 24, 2020 at 4:05 PM click to enlarge In honor of the Napoleon Dynamite‘s 15th anniversary, stars from the cult favorite are headed to......
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The Cleveland International Film Festival Will Move to Playhouse Square in 2021

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click to enlarge For 30 years, the Cleveland International Film Festival has hunkered down at Tower City Cinemas for two weeks in the spring to screen hundreds of independent movies. The festival will return to Tower City Cinemas in March of this year, but organizers have just announced that the......
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Documentary Film ‘I Am Human’ to Have Its Cleveland Premiere on Jan. 30 at the Hanna Theatre

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I Am Human, a documentary film chronicling the journey of a paralyzed Cleveland veteran and the doctors and researchers who helped him regain control of his hand and arm, will screen at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, at the Hanna Theatre at Playhouse Square. Directed and produced by Taryn......
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Cedar Lee Theatre to Host Live Broadcast of the Sundance Premiere of ‘The Climb’

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At 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 26, the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland Heights will broadcast the Sundance premiere of The Climb. The screening comes complete with the filmmakers’ intro, the film screening, and a Q&A with cast and crew. An official 2020 Sundance Film Festival selection, The Climb also won......
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Local Film ‘Turn Out the Lights’ to Screen Next Week at Andrews Osborne Academy

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click to enlarge Courtesy of Get the Pix Productions Based in Cleveland, director Jonathan Elihu Klein has been making videos since before he can remember. Homeschooled while growing up, he dedicated his free time to video production. As a child, he saw movies as a way of exploring the world......
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Chagrin Documentary Film Fest to Present a Series of Special Screenings as an Encore to Its 10th Anniversary

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The folks at the Chagrin Documentary Film Fest have just announced that they’ll present an encore screening of some of the most talked about films from the tenth iteration of the festival, which took place last fall. That festival broke attendance and growth records. As part of its growing year-round......
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Oscars 2020: No Academy Awards host for second consecutive year

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For the second consecutive year, the ceremony will not have a TV host. The broadcast will focus on “huge entertainment value, big musical numbers, big comedy and star power,” according to ABC, the television network airing the award show. “Let me confirm it now, together with the Academy, that there......
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Stanley Kubrick Classics Coming to Cleveland Cinematheque in January

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click to enlarge Facebook The Peter B. Lewis theater at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque Four films by director Stanley Kubrick will screen at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque in January as part of its series, “A Kubrick Quartet.” Admission to each film is $12, ($9 for all......
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The 10 Best Movies of 2019, According to Scene

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click to enlarge Twenty-nineteen has been an exhilarating year in filmmaking. Here are our picks for the best movies released in the U.S. this calendar year. I welcome quibbles and disagreements. But for the record, I’ve not seen several titles that are receiving wide critical acclaim, including the following: The......
History

What Were the Best History Movies of the Decade? | History

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This holiday season, moviegoers can learn about World War I with 1917, the Atlanta Olympics bombing with Richard Jewell, automotive history with Ford v. Ferrari, World War II maritime battles with Midway, the Underground Railroad with Harriet and that’s not even touching the streaming services where the likes of Jimmy......
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Cast is Incandescent in Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’

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click to enlarge Greta Gerwig has followed up her masterful coming-of-age directorial debut Lady Bird (2017) with an adaptation of the famous 1868 Louisa May Alcott novel Little Women. The film, which opens in wide release on Christmas Day, has been nominated for two Golden Globes (Best Actress for Saoirse......
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The True History Behind the ‘1917’ Movie | History

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SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | Dec. 20, 2019, 8 a.m. The new World War I drama from director Sam Mendes, 1917, unfolds in real-time, tracking a pair of British soldiers as they cross the Western Front on a desperate rescue mission. Seemingly filmed in one continuous take, the 117-minute epic has garnered accolades......
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Despite Its All-Star Cast, ‘Cats’ Falls Flat

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click to enlarge There was probably a time and place when it made sense to turn Cats, the musical that made its debut in 1981, into a theatrical release. But that time and place has placed. Even though the musical continues to draw crowds wherever it plays, the songs and......
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‘The Rise of Skywalker’ is Visually Breathtaking, but Wimps Out in Service to Fans

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click to enlarge Disney/Lucasfilm The gang’s all back together in Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker There are so many sequences of explosive, spectacular action in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker that it’s easy to be distracted from the fact that you’re watching the conclusion to the......
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‘Love Actually,’ Playing at Cedar Lee Next Week, Proves Love is Still All Around

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click to enlarge The Cedar Lee Theatre is bringing Christmas feelings to hands and toes once again in the form of Love Actually. The schmaltzy romantic comedy, playing on the big screen next Tuesday, tells the tale of eight or so mostly British couples as they dive into ponds, learn to......
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The True Story of the Manson Family Murders | History

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In Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the new film from director Quentin Tarantino, an actor and stuntman (played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, respectively) find themselves living next door to beautiful actress Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie). It’s the summer of 1969, and what none of the characters know......

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