20 Feet from Stardom

20 Feet from Stardom (2013)

Film Event: Documentary
Film: 20 Feet from Stardom
Date: Friday Jan 24 @ 7 PM
Year: 2013
Director: Morgan Neville
Format: Color
Subtitles: No
Language: English
Genre: Documentary, Music
Starring: David Bowie, Ray Charles, Sheryl Crow and more…
Studio: Gil Friesen Productions
Country: USA
Runtime: 91 Min
Cost: Free
Status: Seats Available

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Film: 20 Feet from Stardom (2013)

This Friday, we will show one of five final films up for this year’s
Academy Award for Best Documentary, 20 Feet From Stardom (2103). The
story centers around the the backup singers that backed many of the
biggest acts in our generation. The title reflects the general theme
of those that don’t quite make it to the top and that there is alsways
more to making it big than talent, luck and timing.

Film: 20 Feet from Stardom (2013)

This event takes place at the Cafe Cinema located in Idyllwild. Click HERE for directions.

Cairo Station (1958)

Cairo Station (1958)

Cafe Cinema Event
Film: Cairo Station (AKA The Iron Gate)
Date: Friday Jan 3 @ 7 PM
Year: 1958
Director: Youssef Chahine
Format: Black and White
Subtitles: Yes
Language: Arabic
Genre: Film Noir, Crime, Drama
Starring: Farid Shawqi, Hind Rostom, Youssef Chahine
Writers: Mohamed Abu Youssef, Abdel Hai Adib
Studio: Arabic
Country: Egypt
Runtime: 77 Min
Cost: Free
Status: Seats Available

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The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)

“By shedding light on Egypt in all her moods and dimensions, Youssef
Chahine reveals his own tormented self, an artist committed to define
Egypt’s identity as well as his own, daring to tell the ‘truth’ as he
sees it, and advocating humanistic values.”

Film: Cairo Station (AKA The Iron Gate)

Cairo Station is the story of a nameless “nobody,” a handicapped
vendor, Qinawi, in Cairo’s main train station. He sells newspapers
there and nobody looks at him. He is not only physically and
financially handicapped, but emotionally too. His troubles magnify
when he falls in love, albeit unrequited, with Hanouma (who is
engaged), the beautiful Coca Cola saleswoman. Much like Italian
neo-realism, Cairo Station is an involved look at the difficulties of
poverty and what it means to be trapped in the system with no way out.
Although Cairo Station was banned for 20 years in Egypt, it
nonetheless is considered the pinacle of achievement of Egypt’s now
massive film industry.

Film: Cairo Station (AKA The Iron Gate)

This event takes place at the Cafe Cinema located in Idyllwild. Click HERE for directions.

The Man Who Came to Dinner

The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)

Cafe Cinema Event
When: Friday Dec 13 @ 7 PM
Year: 1942
Director: William Keighley
Format: Color
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Starring: Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Jimmy Durante, Monty Woolley
Country: USA
Runtime: 102 Min
Cost: Free
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The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)

This week, its the holiday Christmas classic comedy base on a Pulitzer
Prize novel by  George S. Kaufman, The Man Who Came to Dinner from Warner Bros. (1942). The film was based on an extremely popular Broadway play of the same name and made famous by Monty Woolley in both.

The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)

As they are financially strapped, they are forever working hard to
sell their artwork. Cutie and the Boxer chronicles roughly fifty years
of their union and unique lifestyle. Although Ushio is a bully and a
tyrant, he clearly cares for Noriko and the film is very much a love story, albeit a
revealing one.

The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)

This event takes place at the Cafe Cinema located in Idyllwild. Click HERE for directions.

Cutie and the Boxer (2013)

Cutie and the Boxer (2013)

Cafe Cinema Event
When: Friday Nov 29 @ 7 PM
Year: 2013
Director: Zachary Heinzerling
Format: Color
Genre: Documentary
Starring: Ushio Shinohara, Noriko Shinohara
Country: Japan
Runtime: 102 Min
Cost: Free
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Cutie and the Boxer (2013)

Cutie and the Boxer examines the lives and tribulations of two gifted
and edgy artists, Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko. Ushio is
internationally famous for his boxing paintings (yes, he dips his
boxing gloves into paint and shadow-boxes with a canvas). Noriko is
known for creating the “Cutie” animation character. This revealing documentary
starts off with the celebration of Ushio’s 80th birthday and works backwards to
tell the story of Ushio and Noriko chaotic relationship.

Cutie and the Boxer (2013)

As they are financially strapped, they are forever working hard to
sell their artwork. Cutie and the Boxer chronicles roughly fifty years
of their union and unique lifestyle. Although Ushio is a bully and a
tyrant, he clearly cares for Noriko and the film is very much a love story, albeit a
revealing one.

Cutie and the Boxer (2013)

This event takes place at the Cafe Cinema located in Idyllwild. Click HERE for directions.

Sound City (2013)

Sound City (2013)

Cafe Cinema Event
When: Friday Nov 22 @ 7 PM
Film: Sound City
Year: 2013
Director: David Grohl
Format: Color
Genre: Documentary
Starring: Neil Young, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, John Fogerty
Country: US
Runtime: 108 Min
Cost: Free
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Sound City (2013)

A fabulously entertaining documentary about Sound City Studios in Van Nuys,
California . Director Dave Grohl (Nirvana & Foo Fighters), reveals a stunning
glimpse at the famous, and very quazi-organized studio, where albums like Neil Young’s “After the Gold Rush”, Fleetwoood Mac’s “Fleetwood Mac”, Cheap Trick’s “Heaven Tonight”, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ “Damn the
Torpedoes” and Nirvana’s “Nevermind” were recorded.

Sound City (2013)

Grohl’s documentary chronicles the rise and fall of the iconic
recording studio and the influence it had on modern rock ‘n’ roll
before Apple’s Steve Jobs efforts with the digital revolution reduced
it to obsolete.

Sound City (2013)

This event takes place at the Cafe Cinema located in Idyllwild. Click HERE for directions.

The Uninvited (1944)

The Uninvited (1944)

Cafe Cinema Event
When: Friday Oct 25 @ 7 PM
Film: The Uninvited
Year: 1944
Director: Lewis Allen
Format: Black and White
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Starring: Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Donald Crisp
Country: US
Runtime: 99 Min
Cost: Free

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“They call them the haunted shores, these stretches of Devonshire and
Cornwall and Ireland, which rear up against the westward ocean. Mists
gather here… and sea fog… and eerie stories…”

The Univited (1944)

That’s not because there are more ghosts here than other places, mind
you. It’s just that people who live here about are strangely aware of
them. You see, day and night, year in, year out they listen to the
pound and stir of the waves. There’s life and death in that restless
sound… and eternity too. If you listen to it long enough, all your
senses are sharpened. You come by strange instincts. You get to
recognize a peculiar cold which is the first warning. A cold which is
no mere matter of degrees Fahrenheit, but a draining of warmth from
the vital centers of the living.

The Univited (1944)

Loads of people tell me they would’ve felt it. Even outside that
locked door. We didn’t! They can’t understand why we didn’t know what
it meant when our dog wouldn’t go up those stairs. Animals see the
blasted things that appear.

Well, my sister Pamela and I knew nothing about such matters. Not then
we didn’t! We had the disadvantage of being Londoners, just down for a
fortnight’s rest. That 10th day of May 1937 was the end of our
holiday!”

The Univited (1944)

An so The Univited begins with a voice-over by Roderick Fitzgerald as
we see dark waves crash against the cliffs. This Friday night, Cafe
Cinema presents its annual halloween offering, The Uninvited. It
concerns a composer and his sister who move into a beautiful gothic
mansion on the coast which they feel they purchased way below market
value. They discover that the reason they could purchase it on the
cheap is due to house’s horrific past.

Oldboy 2013

Oldboy (2003)

Cafe Cinema Event
When: Friday Oct 18 @ 7 PM
Film: Oldboy (2003)
Year: 2003
Director: Chan-wook Park
Format: Color
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Adventure
Starring: Min-sik Choi, Ji-tae Yu, Hye-jeong Kang
Country: Korea
Runtime: 120 Min
Cost: Free

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Oldboy (2003)

This Friday night, Cafe Cinema presents its first film from Korea, Oldboy, the 2004 winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes. Directed by Chan-wook Park, this absorbing neo-noir thriller follows the predicament of a drunk Dae-su Oh, who is dragged off the streets and imprisoned, without explanation, for years. In the same mysterious way
he was captured, he is released. His journey for truth begins and is nothing short of mind-bending.

Oldboy (2003)

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Oldboy (2003)

Cafe Cinema has weekly screenings of great films and is a production of and local filmic venue outlet for Idyllwild Film Festival.

Kriemhild’s Revenge (1924)

Siegfried (1924)

Cafe Cinema Event
When: Friday Sept 27 @ 7 PM
Film: Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge
Year: 1924
Director: Fritz Lang
Format: B/W Silent
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Starring: Gertrud Arnold, Margarete Schön
Country: Germany
Runtime: 120 Min
Cost: Free

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Kriemhild's Revenge (1924)

Two weeks ago, Cafe Cinema presented part one of Fritz Lang’s 1924
fantasy epics, Die Nibelungen: Siegfried. This week, we have part two
(of two), Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge. This second half of
Fritz Lang's Saga is of the fine quality of the first but the story is
takes on a much different tone. There is way more action, with the
true focus being on Kriemhild and her tireless desire for revenge.
Like the first part, the magical imagery are unforgettable.

Kriemhild's Revenge (1924)

Kriemhild's Revenge, as well as Siefried, were the Lord of the Rings
of their day. Both wonderfully captured a medieval time with stellar and
idyllic sets and wardrobe. Many consider them the mother of all
adventures as all that follow owe a huge chunk of gratitude. For this
presentation, we spare no expense and present the newly remastered
Blu-Ray version that is simply just mind-blowing. If you missed part
one, no need to worry, we will summarize the events of last week's
film before the showing of Kriemhild's Revenge.

Kriemhild's Revenge (1924)

Cafe Cinema has weekly screenings of great films and is a production of and local filmic venue outlet for Idyllwild Film Festival.

Siegfried (1924)

Siegfried (1924)

Cafe Cinema Event
When: Friday Sept 6 @ 7 PM
Film: Siegfried
Year: 1924
Director: Fritz Lang
Format: B/W Silent
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Starring: Gertrud Arnold, Margarete Schön
Country: Germany
Runtime: 120 Min
Cost: Free

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Siegfried (1924)

Its the projectionist's birthday and traditionally that calls for a special selection for this week. Fritz Lang’s 1924 fantasy epic, Siegfried was a rewrite of Die Nibelungen. Lang and his wife, Thea von Harbou, who would work a few years later on Metropolis, revised the story to reflect the very different perspectives each of them had. Like all of Lang’s silent films, Siegfried was a very big-budget but staggeringly artistic and technical achievement of the German silent cinema.

Salesman (1968)

Siefried is the Lord of the Rings of its day and wonderfully captures a medieval time with incredibly idyllic sets and wardrobe. Many consider it the mother of all adventures as all that follow owe a huge chunk of gratitude. For this presentation, we spare no expense and present the newly remastered Blu-Ray version that is simply just mind-blowing.

Siegfried (1924)

Cafe Cinema has weekly screenings of great films and is a production of and local filmic venue outlet for Idyllwild Film Festival.

Salesman (1968)

Salesman (1968)

Cafe Cinema Event
When: Friday August 30 @ 7 PM
Film: Salesman
Year: 1968
Director: Albert Maysles, David Maysles
Format: B/W
Genre: Documentary
Starring: Paul Brennan, James Baker, Raymond Martos

Country: USA
Runtime: 85 Min
Cost: Free

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Salesman (1968)

A stunning and groundbreaking documentary about four tireless door-to-door bible salesman on the East coast who must deal with constant rejection and job related burnout in their pursuit to sell very expensive bibles to low-income Catholic families. The four salesmen look like they are out of Quentin Tarantino (Reservoir Dogs) movie ... only more serious and more poignant.

Salesman (1968)

Easily one of the greatest achievements in the documentary class ever. It is now protected by Federal Law from any modification whatsoever by it inclusion by Congress in 1992 into the National Fim Registry.

Salesman (1968)

Cafe Cinema has weekly screenings of great films and is a production of and local filmic venue outlet for Idyllwild Film Festival.