and as a former stomping ground of the Russo brothers
), will host a special series of films by Republican filmmakers to help ring in the RNC.
The screenings, starring famous Republicans from Jimmy Stewart to Chuck Norris, will begin this Friday, May 27.
And in mind-blowing news: Former child star Shirley Temple, the dictionary definition of "adorable," was a Republican
. She even ran for office in 1967!
“As northeast Ohio braces for July’s elephant stampede," said Cinematheque director John Ewing, in a news release about the series, "we thought we would spotlight ten classic films showcasing prominent Republicans who have made major contributions to the movies, behind or in front of the cameras. A few of the films even resonate with key issues in the 2016 campaign. This GOP series should be fun—a Grand Old Party itself!”
Ewing can't stop, won't stop.
All ten movies will show in the magnificent new Peter B. Lewis Theater inside the new Cleveland Institute of Art building at 11610 Euclid Avenue in Uptown. To complicate matters somewhat, admission to eight of the films
is $10, unless you're a Cinematheque member or 25 & under, in which case it's $8. But admission to The Little Colonel
on June 4 and El Cid
on June 18 is $12; (members and age 25 & under $9).
Here's the schedule, (or feel free to access it on the Cinematheque's website
). Invasion U.S.A.
is the 1985 Chuck Norris action-thriller
, if you're keeping score at home.
FRI 5/27 7:00 PM CONAN THE BARBARIAN
SAT 5/28 6:45 PM THE FOUNTAINHEAD
SAT 5/28 9:00 PM CONAN THE BARBARIAN
SUN 5/29 4:00 PM THE FOUNTAINHEAD
SAT 6/4 5:00 PM THE LITTLE COLONEL
SAT 6/4 8:40 PM KINGS ROW
SUN 6/5 3:45 PM KINGS ROW
FRI 6/10 7:00 PM SAFETY LAST!
SAT 6/11 5:00 PM SAFETY LAST!
SAT 6/11 9:00 PM THE GREEN BERETS
THU 6/16 8:40 PM MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
SAT 6/18 5:00 PM MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
SAT 6/18 7:30 PM EL CID
FRI 6/24 9:35 PM INVASION U.S.A.
SAT 6/25 7:00 PM UNFORGIVEN
SUN 6/26 6:30 PM INVASION U.S.A.
SUN 6/26 8:40 PM UNFORGIVEN
The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, the region's repertory movie theater known for screening offbeat indie and foreign fare (