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Sat
Start: 7:30 pm
End: 7:00 pm

Matthew Barney's CREMASTER films are not on video or DVD, so this is a rare chance to see them.

Admission to each program is $8, Cinematheque members $5.
 

Friday, March 24, at 7:30 pm
All-Request Weekend!
Double Feature!
CREMASTER 1
USA, 1995, Matthew Barney
CREMASTER 2
USA, 1999, Matthew Barney
Sculptor Matthew Barney's five Cremaster movies have become an art-world sensation. But few have seen the complete film cycle, named for the muscle that regulates the height of the testicles in the male body. Cremaster 1 is set in a hovering Goodyear blimp, where a woman arranges grapes into geometric patterns that a bevy of chorus girls re-create on a blue Astroturf football field below. Cremaster 2 is a mythopoeic western that encompasses executed Utah killer Gary Gilmore (Matthew Barney), legendary escape artist Harry Houdini (Norman Mailer), bees, cars, country dancing, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and stunning scenic vistas. Both 35mm. Total 120 min. www.cremaster.net

Saturday, March 25, at 7:00 pm
All-Request Weekend!
CREMASTER 3
USA, 2002, Matthew Barney
The last-completed film in Matthew Barney's Cremaster cycle is the longest, grandest, and most accomplished. Shot in locations ranging from Ireland and Scotland to the Chrysler Building and the Guggenheim Museum, this surrealistic, dialogue-less epic embraces myth and history while offering up a series of visually staggering vignettes illustrating man's age-old proclivity to create and destroy. During the course of this inscrutable but fascinating "spaces" odyssey, Barney confronts Masons, chorus girls, punk rockers, a half-cheetah woman, and the architect of the Chrysler Building (played by artist Richard Serra). 35mm. 178 min.

www.cremaster.net\n

\nSunday, March 26, at 7:00 pm
\nAll-Request Weekend!
\nDouble Feature!
\nCREMASTER 4
\nUSA, 1994, Matthew Barney
\nCREMASTER 5
\nUSA, 1997, Matthew Barney
\nPart 4 of Matthew Barney\'s Cremaster cycle is set on the Isle of Man,\nwhere a red-haired satyr (Barney) tap dances through the floor of a\nbuilding and into the sea, and rival motorcycle gangs race in opposite\ndirections around the island. Part 5 is a hypnotically strange and\nvisually stunning spectacle set in, around, and under a Budapest opera\nhouse, where a Queen (Ursula Andress), a Diva, a Magician, a Giant (all\nBarney), and some water sprites enact a bizarre ritual of sexual release.\nFellini would be proud! Both 35mm. Total 97 min.\nwww.cremaster.net\n

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\nJohn Ewing
\nDirector
\nCleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque
\n11141 East Boulevard
\nCleveland, Ohio 44106
\nUSA

\nTel 216 421 7450
\nFax 216 754 3632
\n\nwww.cia.edu/cinematheque

\nCleveland\'s alternative film theatre. Since 1986.

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\nDear Dept. of Art History,
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\nIf possible, please send this info to your faculty and students. Matthew\nBarney\'s CREMASTER films are not on video or DVD, so this is a rare\nchance to see them.

\nAdmission to each program is $8, Cinematheque members $5.

\nThanks,
\nJohn Ewing
\nCinematheque Director

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www.cremaster.net

Sunday, March 26, at 7:00 pm
All-Request Weekend!
Double Feature!
CREMASTER 4
USA, 1994, Matthew Barney
CREMASTER 5
USA, 1997, Matthew Barney
Part 4 of Matthew Barney's Cremaster cycle is set on the Isle of Man, where a red-haired satyr (Barney) tap dances through the floor of a building and into the sea, and rival motorcycle gangs race in opposite directions around the island. Part 5 is a hypnotically strange and visually stunning spectacle set in, around, and under a Budapest opera house, where a Queen (Ursula Andress), a Diva, a Magician, a Giant (all Barney), and some water sprites enact a bizarre ritual of sexual release. Fellini would be proud! Both 35mm. Total 97 min. www.cremaster.net