Well, the Cleveland International Film Festival closed on Sunday and I didn’t get to go to as many movies as I wanted, but I did get to spend a couple of days there and it was a blast. From a fascinating documentary, to a program of shorts to a football movie filmed in Canton, the movies were diverse and the crowd and their enthusiasm was cheering.
Three of the films that showed at the festival: Clandestine Childhood, Lucky and La Sirga, are also part of our Indie Int’l Film Festival and will be shown here at the library in May, June and August. Please join us and continue celebrating the spirit of cinema!
Onto new DVD releases:
Django Unchained – Blu-ray & DVD: Quentin Tarantino’s latest is about a former slave who returns to the plantation to free his wife. Tarantino won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
This is 40 – Blu-ray & DVD: a comedy by Judd Apatow about a couple turning 40.
Les Miserables – Blu-ray & DVD: the musical that was nominated for 8 Academy Awards.
Pawn – DVD: small time robbers hold up a diner that’s a front for the mob.
Spies of Warsaw – DVD: A BBC TV series based on a novel by Alan Furst set in Warsaw before the second World War.
Repo Man – Blu-ray: This is a new Criterion Blu-Ray release of the classic movie from 1984 about an old grizzled repo man who takes a punk rocker under his wing.