Cleveland, Ohio — Cinémathèque films for September and October: The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque has announced its September and October 2022 film screenings, all screening at the Peter B. Lewis Theater at the Cleveland Institute of Art, 11610 Euclid Ave.
The Cinémathèque has sent out quite a long list of films, so we’ll have to direct you to their website for a closer look at what’s to come. But, we can say that the upcoming first movie on September 1-3 certainly looks interesting. It’s a 1925 Russian film called Battleship Potemkin.
Directed by Sergei Eisenstein, the Cinémathèque tells us about this film: “Elected one of the 10 best films of all time in six for the past seven years Sight and sound magazine polls (1952-2002), this historic Soviet silencer is an electrifying and groundbreaking recreation of a 1905 mutiny on a Tsarist Russian battleship.
“The work contains perhaps the most famous single sequence in film history – the ‘Odessa Marches’ massacre. A recording of Edmund Meisel’s original musical score provides the soundtrack.
The 75 minute film is subtitled. There’s special admission for this one, $13, while members, CIA and CSU ID holders, and seniors 25 and under pay $10. No passes will be honored.
And we also inform you that, from September 3 to 18, the Cinémathèque will present a new 4K restoration of the “Three Colors” trilogy by Krzysztof Kieślowski. This trio of works from the 1990s was one of the iconic achievements of the late Polish director famous for his 1980s Decaloga series of films in 10 episodes inspired by the Ten Commandments.
The three movies — Blue, Whiteand Red — were named after the colors of the French flag, and each film pays homage to one of the enduring principles represented by those colored bars (liberty, equality, fraternity). But the films are not period pieces; they are subtle and elegant contemporary stories that tell emotionally resonant tales of love and loss and approach each virtue obliquely. A great female star of arthouse cinema, Juliette Binoche, Julie Delpy, Irène Jacob, anchors each one.
Although each of these beautifully filmed stories stands in isolation, the works have overlapping characters. Seeing all three of them in the correct order increases their cumulative dramatic power.
As always, the films scheduled were shot in different countries around the world and cover different eras and subjects. Worth seeing what they have to come, so visit here.
Shakin’ house music: The religious group known as the Shakers a few hundred years ago founded the area now known as Shaker Heights as the North Union. Have you ever wondered what kind of music they listen to? Probably not, but if this question has you wondering how that music might have sounded, you can stop wondering.
That’s because the Shaker Library, 16500 Van Aken Blvd. plans “May We Ever Be United: Music of the North Union Shakers, with Roger Lee Hall,” from 7-8:30 p.m. on September 8. Stop and hear the music of these North Union Shakers.
The Shaker Library extends its thanks to the Friends of the Shaker Library for their generous support of this program, in conjunction with the Shaker Historical Society.
The renovation of the library wins an award: While we’re talking about the Shaker bookcase, we can tell you that Turner Construction Co. was honored with a Building Excellence & Craftsmanship award for its work on the Library renovation project. The award was presented Aug. 11 at a ceremony hosted by the Construction Employers Association in conjunction with the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council and other associations.
The awards recognize the excellent work done by artisans and construction tradeswomen, and the contractors who employ them.
Turner Project Manager Jack Kellogg cited his team for their excellent work saying, “I am proud of our craftsmen who bring their technical knowledge, experience and ingenuity to the delivery of our construction services.
Upon learning of the award, Shaker Library Director Amy Switzer said, “Not only was the craftsmanship outstanding, but the teamwork on this ambitious project was excellent as well. The result is an open, airy and inviting place for the community to gather.
The challenge for workers was that the library remained open for much of the renovation. “The workers were helpful and understood the mission of the library throughout the project and even participated in a children’s story hour on YouTube about the construction,” Switzer said in a statement.
Turner’s work on the Shaker Library renovation project was reviewed by an esteemed jury and competed against many prominent projects in the area.
The awards celebrate not only skilled work, but also the dedication and challenges workers have had to overcome on various projects. The Craftsmanship Awards have a long history in Cleveland. After a 20-year hiatus, the event returned in 2019 and has been held as an annual event, either in-person or virtual, ever since.
Connecting For Kids Music Therapy Program: The Connecting For Kids organization has scheduled its popular Music Therapy & More program at 10:30 a.m. on September 23 at the Solon Library, 34125 Portz Parkway.
The Music, Therapy and More program is designed for families and children up to age six who are struggling in one area of development. This hands-on program is designed to teach families how to use music to improve their child’s academic, motor, communication and social skills, as well as behavior. It is led by a qualified music therapist.
For more information and to register, visit connectionforkids.org/music.
Pitch Libraries Events: The Lee Road branch will host a program as part of its Financial Wellness Series titled “Recognizing Scams, Fraud and Financial Abuse” from 7-8 p.m. on September 13. The branch is located at 2345 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights. Registration is not compulsory.
Plus, you can unwind this fall with the Japanese art of bonsai care by picking up a bonsai kit, 1-9 p.m. September 12 at University Heights Library, 13866 Cedar Road. Each kit contains everything you will need to bring the joy of growing bonsai into your life. Register, starting August 29 here.
College news: Kent State University’s spring graduates included, from Beachwood, Chad Baker, Samantha Cassara, Jordan Hill, Nina Iyer, Hallie Lieberman, Ariana Miller, Niarra Ogbonna, Jhaz Reed, Kira Ruffin, Maya Sparks, Sari Stone and Clio Thorman .
Rosh Hashanah Feminine Traditions: With major holidays fast approaching, women in the community are invited to attend “Mama’s Tzimmes, Bubbe’s Honey Cake: Women’s Rosh Hashanah Traditions,” featuring Gila Silverman, at 7 p.m. on September 7.
The event will take place outdoors in the Wain Pavilion at Park Synagogue East, 27500 Shaker Blvd. at Pepper Pike. Silverman, who is director of Jewish lifelong learning for the Siegel Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University, will discuss how the long holidays are times for reflection about our connections to the past and our visions for the future, not only through prayer, but also by creating special recipes that have spanned history and connect us to our families and communities. Join us to talk about food, memory and the role of women as guardians of Jewish traditions.
The program is free and open to the community, but pre-registration is required by September 2. Register on parksynagogue.org, or by contacting Ellen Petler at [email protected], or 216-371-2244, ext. 122.
Tenth anniversary of Siegal: At 7 p.m. on September 14, Case Western Reserve University’s Siegal Lifelong Learning will celebrate the tenth anniversary of its achievements with a celebration at CWRU’s Tinkham Veale University Center, 11038 Bellflower Road.
Siegal Lifelong Learning was established in 2012 to present adult learning opportunities that include personal enrichment classes and lectures in General and Jewish Studies; continuing professional studies, boot camps and certificate programs; and a travel program for alumni and friends.
The program will include a series of 10-minute lectures given by some of its top instructors, followed by a dessert reception open to the community.
For more information, visit case.edu/lifelonglearning/birthday.
Local abstract art exhibited at the Mandel JCC: The work of local artist Karen Hopwood is now on view in the atrium of the Mandel Jewish Community Center, 26001 S. Woodland Road in Beachwood, until October 3.
Hopwood, from Chesterland, is inspired by photographs, a color scheme or something she has seen in nature. The exhibition is free and open to the community.
Hopwood enjoys experimenting with colors and textures, combining them with different mediums to see how they interact. Her work has been exhibited in northeast Ohio, Florida and California, and is included in numerous private and public collections.
All works are available for sale. The artist will also accept orders for custom works.
For more information, contact Deborah Bobrow at 216-593-6278, or [email protected]
Fishing workshop: Join the Doan Brook Watershed Partnership and Cleveland Metroparks Youth Outdoors for fun, family-friendly fishing. During fishing workshops to be held from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to handling. You will even learn how to clean and prepare your catches.
After learning the basics, anyone can try their luck fishing for catfish and bluegill in the lagoon, E. 105th Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Cleveland. Bring your own rod and reel or borrow one from the animators. Bait will be provided.
Register online at doanbrookpartnership.org/fish/or call 216-325-7781.
At the Beachwood Library: The Beachwood Library, 25501 Shaker Blvd., will host a “meet the author” event with Kwame Christian from 7-8 p.m. on September 15. Christian visits to discuss his new book, How to Have Difficult Conversations About Race.
Registration is required, so call 216-831-6868 to do so.
Also coming is the Arts for Wellness: Ceramic Pocket Workshop, where you can create a ceramic wall hanging. This is a three-part workshop and participants should be able to attend all sessions. These sessions will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on September 14; 2-4.30pm 28 September; and 1-2 p.m. on October 11.
Registration is mandatory. To do so, call Barbara DiScenna at 216-844-1211.
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