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May 2, 2019
Her Smell / Ask Dr. Ruth / Hesburgh / The Chaperone / Sunset / Self-Destructive Characters
On this week's episode: Ryan White's Ask Dr. Ruth, Patrick Creadon's Hesburgh, Michael Engler's The Chaperone, László Nemes' Sunset and Alex Ross Perry's Her Smell. We also discuss the Cannes Film Festival lineup for 2019, explaining the juggalos to the uninitiated and our #CedarLee3 picks for great self-destructive characters in film.
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36 min
April 25, 2019
Wild Nights with Emily / Family / Great Bio Pics
On this week's episode: Madeline Olnek's Wild Nights with Emily and Laura Steinel's Family. We also discuss the growing evidence for a streaming service bubble, niche documentaries that keep finding an audiences and our #CedarLee3 picks for great Bio Pics.
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29 min
April 18, 2019
Amazing Grace / High Life / Peterloo / Teen Spirit / Music Documentaries
On this week's episode: Amazing Grace, High Life, Peterloo and Teen Spirit. Dave says the DC film universe finally got it right, we discuss exactly how people pick the films they watch in a theatre and our #CedarLee3 picks for great Music Documentaries.
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42 min
April 11, 2019
The Public / Diane / Woman at War / Activist Films
On this week's episode: Emilio Estevez's The Public, Kent Jones' Diane and Benedikt Erlingsson's Woman at War. We also discuss a few films we caught at the 43rd Cleveland International Film Festival and our #CedarLee3 picks for great Activist Films. New Films: The Public [Trailer] Diane [Trailer] Woman at War [Trailer]   #CedarLee3: This week’s list of films you should be watching was inspired by Woman at War and it's main character's environmental activism against the aluminum industry.  For this week's list, we count down our favorite Activist Films. Tell us about your favorites @CedarLeeTheatre using #CedarLee3.
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38 min
April 4, 2019
Ash is Purest White / The Aftermath / Chinese Action Films
On this week's episode: Jia Zhangke's Ash is Purest White & James Kent's The Aftermath. We deviate from our usual format a little as the 43rd Cleveland International Film Festival is in full swing and we're busy watching as many films as we can.  But, we do still discuss our #CedarLee3 picks for great Chinese Action Films. We've been nominated for Best Local Podcast! If you'd like to help us out with a vote, use this link to cast your ballot. New Films: Ash is Purest White [Trailer] The Aftermath [Trailer] #CedarLee3: This week’s list of films you should be watching was inspired by Jia Zhangke's Ash is Purest White.  We count down our top Chinese Action Films. Tell us about your favorites @CedarLeeTheatre using #CedarLee3.
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15 min
March 28, 2019
The Beach Bum / Hotel Mumbai / The Mustang / The Hummingbird Project / Favorite Cinematic Provocateurs
On this week's episode: Harmony Korine's The Beach Bum, Anthony Maras' Hotel Mumbai, Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre's The Mustang and Kim Nguyen's The Hummingbird Project.  We also discuss cinematic palate cleansers, is Robert Bronzi the new Charles Bronson (he's not), a new streaming service for cinephiles (Ovid.tv) and our #CedarLee3 picks for great Cinematic Provocateurs. Dave says you have to see this poster. We've been nominated for Best Local Podcast! If you'd like to help us out with a vote, use this link to cast your ballot. New Films: The Beach Bum [Trailer] Hotel Mumbai [Trailer] The Mustang [Trailer] The Hummingbird Project [Trailer] #CedarLee3: This week’s list of films you should be watching was inspired by Harmony Korine.  He's been labelled a provocateur filmmaker since his debut as a screenwriter: Kids (1995).  This week we count down our top Cinematic Provocateurs. Tell us about your favorites @CedarLeeTheatre using #CedarLee3.  
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30 min
March 21, 2019
Gloria Bell / Ruben Brandt, Collector / American Remakes of Foreign Films
On this week's episode: Sebastián Lelio's Gloria Bell and Milorad Krstic's Ruben Brandt, Collector.   We also discuss the proper way to shoot a "trippy" drug scene, J.C. Chandor's Triple Frontier, SXSW Film Festival programming and our #CedarLee3 picks for great American Remakes of Foreign Films. Trailer recommendation: Olivia Wilde's Booksmart New Films: Gloria Bell (Sebastián Lelio) [Trailer] Ruben Brandt, Collector (Milorad Krstic) [Trailer] #CedarLee3: This week’s list of films you should be watching was inspired by Gloria Bell.  Writer/Director Sebastian Lelio has remade his own film - in English this time - so we discuss our picks for great American Remakes of Foreign Films. Tell us about your favorites @CedarLeeTheatre using #CedarLee3.
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37 min
March 14, 2019
Climax / The Wedding Guest / Birds of Passage / Combat Obscura / Best Drug Films
On this week's episode: Gasper Noe's Climax, Michael Winterbottom's The Wedding Guest, Cristina Gallego & Ciro Guerra's Birds of Passage and Miles Lagoze's Combat Obscura. We also discuss CatVideo Fest 2019, the crazy specific terminology the MPAA uses when rating a film, the one film Dave will never re-gift and our #CedarLee3 picks for great drug films. Dave also recommends this sub-Reddit thread: Cats Murdering Toddlers New Films: Climax The Wedding Guest Birds of Passage Combat Obscura   #CedarLee3: This week’s list of films you should be watching was inspired by Birds of Passage, a film that chronicles the origins of the Colombian drug trade.  So here are our picks for Best Drug Films: Cocaine Cowboys (2006), American Made (2017), Kill the Messenger (2014), Traffic (2000), Gridlock'd (1997) and Cartel Land(2015). Tell us about your favorites @CedarLeeTheatre using #CedarLee3.
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38 min
March 7, 2019
Apollo 11 / Everybody Knows / The Invisibles / I'm Not Here / CIFF's Bill Guentzler
On this week's episode: Todd Douglas Miller's Apollo 11, Asghar Farhadi's Everybody Knows, Claus Räfle's The Invisibles and Michelle Schumacher's I'm Not Here. We also discuss Dan Reed's Leaving Neverland, actors and directors taking some filmmaking risks, the 43rd Cleveland International Film Festival with special guest Bill Guentzler and our #CedarLee3 picks for most anticipated film of 2019 New Films: Apollo 11 (Todd Douglas Miller) Everybody Knows (Asghar Farhadi) The Invisibles (Claus Räfle) I'm Not Here (Michelle Schumacher) #CedarLee3: We're closing the book on 2018 (except for a few foreign language films that are still coming soon) and looking forward to our most anticipated films of 2019.   Tell us about your picks @CedarLeeTheatre using #CedarLee3.
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51 min
February 28, 2019
Never Look Away / Greta / Oscar Performance Snubs
On this week's episode: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's Never Look Away and Neil Jordan's Greta.  We also discuss Carles Torrens' Pet, Alex Lehmann's Paddleton, the Oscar winners, the Oscar snubs, the Independent Spirit Awards and our #CedarLee3 picks for great performers who have yet to feel Oscar gold in their hands. Also: Watch Shangela's hilarious Independent Spirit Awards performance HERE. New Film: Never Look Away (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck) Greta (Neil Jordan) #CedarLee3: This week’s list of films you should be watching was inspired by yet another Oscar snub for Glenn Close.  We discuss our picks for great performers who have never tasted Oscar victory. Tell us about your favorites @CedarLeeTheatre using #CedarLee3.
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40 min
February 21, 2019
Arctic / To Dust / Oscar Predictions / Debut Feature Films
On this week's episode: Joe Penna's Arctic & Shawn Snyder's To Dust.  We also discuss Jonas Åkerlund's Lords of Chaos, Nicolas Winding Refn's Pusher (1996), Oliver Stone's JFK: Directors Cut, Oscar Conspiracy Theories, Oscar Predictions and our #CedarLee3 picks for great feature film debuts. New Film: Arctic (Joe Penna) To Dust (Shawn Snyder) #CedarLee3: This week’s list of films you should be watching was inspired by both Joe Penna and Shawn Snyder making their feature film debuts this week with Arctic and To Dust (respectively).  We discuss District 9 (2009) Shadows (1958), Fruitvale Station (2013), The Blair Witch Project (1999), Lady Bird (2017) and Primer (2004). Tell us about your favorites @CedarLeeTheatre using #CedarLee3.
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51 min
February 14, 2019
Capernaum / Non-Professional Actors
On this week's episode: Nadine Labaki's Capernaum.  We also discuss Carlos López Estrada's Blindspotting, David Gregory's Master of Dark Shadows, movie obsessions, BAFTA Awards, are Oscar campaigns getting dirtier (or more interesting) and our #CedarLee3 picks for great films that use non-professional actors. New Film: Capernaum (Nadine Labaki) #CedarLee3: This week’s list of films you should be watching was inspired by Capernaum and Nadine Labaki's use of non-professional actors.  We discuss Elephant (2003), Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012), Tangerine (2015), City of God (2002), Freaks (1932) and The Best Years of our Lives (1946). Tell us about your favorites @CedarLeeTheatre using #CedarLee3.
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34 min
February 7, 2019
Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action / Animated / Documentary
On this week's episode all three Oscar Nominated Shorts programs arrive at the theatre: Live Action / Animated / Documentary.  We also discuss Dan Gilroy's Velvet Buzzsaw, the Directors Guild Awards, film acquisitions at the Sundance Film Festival and filmmakers who started their careers with Oscar nominated short films. Art House News: Peter Jackson's They Shall Not Grow Old is continuing the 2018 trend of successful documentaries at the Art House.  This weekend the film crossed the $10 million mark at the box office. New Films: Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animated Oscar Nominated Shorts - Documentary   #CedarLee3: This week’s list of films you should be watching was inspired by the Oscar Nominated Shorts programs.  We each pick three filmmakers that started their career with an Oscar nomination for their short film work. Tell us about your favorites @CedarLeeTheatre using #CedarLee3.
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34 min
January 31, 2019
Cold War / They Shall Not Grow Old / Plain Dealer's Laura DeMarco
On this week's episode: Pawel Pawlikowski's Cold War and Peter Jackson's They Shall Not Grow Old (2D & 3D). We also discuss the Oscar bump that several film got at the box office this weekend, the SAG awards, the frustration of trying to find classic films on streaming services and Joe Berlinger's new documentary - Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes. In the second half of the show we visit with Laura DeMarco.  She's the author of Cleveland: Then and Now and Lost Cleveland as well as the Arts & Culture reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer.  We discuss a little bit of Cleveland Movie Theatre history before diving in to the Oscar Nominations and some of her favorite films of 2018. Visit Laura's Lost Cleveland Facebook for a wonderful trip down memory lane. New Film Pawel Pawlikowski's Cold War Peter Jackson's They Shall Not Grow Old (2D & 3D)
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41 min
January 24, 2019
Stan & Ollie / Oscar Nominations / Cinematheque's John Ewing
On this week's episode: Jon S. Baird's Stan & Ollie.  We also discuss the Oscar Nominations, Waterworld gets a director's cut, and Ja Rule's reaction to the dueling Fyre Festival documentaries.  In the second half of the show we visit with John Ewing (co-founder of the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque and the Cleveland Museum of Art Film Series) about the Oscar Nominations, best films versus favorite films and his picks for overlooked films of 2018. New Film Stan & Ollie (Jon S. Baird) #CedarLee3 We've got a twist to our usual #CedarLee3 segment for the next few episodes.  We're checking in with friends and colleagues from around the Cleveland film scene to see what they thought of the year of film that was 2018. This week we sit down with Cinematheque co-founder John Ewing to find out his picks for most overlooked films of 2018.   Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque Cleveland Museum of Art Film Series
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47 min
January 17, 2019
Shoplifters / Production Coordinator Mike Wendt
On this week's episode: Hirokazu Kore-eda's Palme d'Or winning new film - Shoplifters.  We also discuss the dueling Fyre Fest documentaries, mid-budget films for grown ups and the Critics Choice winners. In the second half of the show we visit with Mike Wendt of the Greater Cleveland Film Commission about location scouting and his favorite theatrical experiences of 2018. New Film Shoplifters (Hirokazu Kore-eda)   #CedarLee3 We've got a twist to our usual #CedarLee3 segment for the next few episodes.  We're checking in with friends and colleagues from around the Cleveland film scene to see what they thought of the year of film that was 2018. This week we sit down with Greater Cleveland Film Commission Production Coordinator Mike Wendt. You can find him on Twitter (@endmike1), Letterboxd (EndMike1) and  ClevelandFilm.com
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36 min
January 10, 2019
On the Basis of Sex / Film Critic Dede Crimmins
On this week's episode we discuss two new films: On the Basis of Sex and The Aspern Papers. We also catch up on If Beale Street Could Talk, the Golden Globe Awards, the filmmaker we can all blame for the Rick Roll phenomenon and we talk film trends of 2018 with our special guest: film critic Dede Crimmins.   New Films On the Basis of Sex (Mimi Leder) The Aspern Papers (Julien Landais) #CedarLee3 We've got a twist to our usual #CedarLee3 segment for the next few episodes.  We're checking in with friends and colleagues from around the Cleveland film scene to see what they thought of the year of film that was 2018. This week we sit down with film critic Dede Crimmins.  You can find her on Twitter(@dedecrim) and read her articles at: High Def Digest Rue Morgue
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35 min
December 27, 2018
Best Films of 2018
The numbers don't lie. We count down the most attended films of 2018 in 5 categories: Comedy, Drama, Foreign, Documentaries and overall.  Then we reveal our top 5 films of the year.  Come get nostalgic for the year with us.  
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34 min
December 20, 2018
Mary Queen of Scots / Ben is Back / Vice / Best Actors of 2018
On this week's episode we discuss three new films: Mary Queen of Scots, Ben is Back and Vice.  We also touch on the specialty box office, the short list for Documentary & Foreign Film nominations are out, how to properly restore WWI footage, South Korean thrillers, tricky Netflix thumbnails and our #CedarLee3 picks for Best Actors of 2018. Art House News At the specialty box office this weekend, Barry Jenkins' If Beale Street Could Talk dominated the Art Houses of NYC and LA.  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released their short list for Best Documentary and Best Foreign Film of 2018. New Films Mary Queen of Scots (Josie Rourke) Ben is Back (Peter Hedges) Vice (Adam McKay)  #CedarLee3 We continue our end of the year coverage by discussing our picks for best performances by an actor in 2018.  This week we rave about John David Washington (BlackKklansman), Ben Foster (Leave No Trace), Lakeith Stanfield (Sorry to Bother You), Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) and Ethan Hawke (First Reformed). Tell us about your favorites @CedarLeeTheatre using #CedarLee3.
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38 min
December 13, 2018
Roma / The Favourite / Vox Lux / Best Actresses of 2018
On this week's episode we discuss three new films: Roma, The Favourite and Vox Lux.  We also touch on the specialty box office, the Golden Globe Nominations, films from 2018 we totally forgot existed and our #CedarLee3 picks for Best Actresses of 2018. Art House News At the specialty box office this weekend, Mary Queen of Scots and Vox Lux are drawing a large audiences while the mainstream box office had no new releases and smaller attendance. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominations for the Golden Globes Awards and as usual, their category definitions are quite fluid and confusing.  New Films Vox Lux (Brady Corbet) The Favourite (Yorgos Lanthimos) Roma (Alfonso Cuarón) [Examples of the Golden Ratio] #CedarLee3 We continue our end of the year coverage by discussing our picks for best performances by an actress in 2018.  This week we rave about Olivia Colman (The Favourite), Natalie Portman (Annihilation), Nicole Kidman (Destroyer), Regina Hall (Support the Girls) and (both of us agree) Toni Collette (Hereditary). Tell us about your favorites @CedarLeeTheatre using #CedarLee3.
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35 min
December 6, 2018
At Eternity's Gate / Maria by Callas / Schindler's List / Best Documentaries of 2018
On this week's episode we discuss the 25th anniversary re-release of Steven Spielberg's Schindler’s List, Tom Volf’s Maria by Callas and Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate.  We also discuss the specialty box office, a weird German art horror film, how to convince people to watch a film without spoiling the fun, the New York Film Critics Circle Awards, the National Board of Review awards and our #CedarLee3 picks for Best Documentaries of 2018. Art House News At the specialty box office this weekend, The Favourite continues to connect with critics and audiences as it nears $2 million at the box office on only 34 screens.  Free Solo passes the $10 million mark and joins RBG, Won’t You Be My Neighbor and The Identical Strangers as the stand out documentary hits of 2018. The New York Film Critics Circle Awards and the National Board of Review awards have been announced and look to be early indicators of the coming awards season. [We’ll be covering the Golden Globe Nominations on the next episode.] New Films Schindler’s List (Steven Spielberg) Maria by Callas (Tom Volf) At Eternity’s Gate (Julian Schnabel) #CedarLee3 We continue our end of the year coverage by discussing our picks for best documentaries of 2018.  Soufra (Thomas A. Morgan), RBG (Julie Cohen & Betsy West), Free Solo (Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi), Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (Morgan Neville) and Minding the Gap (Bing Liu). Tell us about your favorites @CedarLeeTheatre using #CedarLee3.
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34 min
November 29, 2018
Border / Best Foreign Language Films of 2018
On this week's episode we discuss Ali Abbasi’s Border. We also discuss the specialty box office, the Independent Spirit Award Nominees, the enduring power of Free Solo, a bloody French heist film and say good-bye to Nicolas Roeg and Bernardo Bertolucci. For our #CedarLee3 picks this week we start our year end wrap up lists with our favorite foreign language films of 2018. Art House News At the specialty box office this weekend, The Favourite came out the big winner with a $93k per screen average.  Netflix continues its resistance to letting anyone know how well its films do in theatres.  Luckily, some enterprising entertainment reporters are sleuthing out some numbers for us. The Independent Spirit Award Nominations are out and feature some of the best independent American films of the year in their top categories.  Keep and eye on the nominees and the eventual winner of the John Cassavetes Award (films made for less than $500,000) as that category has long featured the best in emerging voices on the indie film scene. New Film Border (dir. Ali Abbasi) Click HERE for the trailer. #CedarLee3 Inspired by Ali Abbasi’s Border (a film so good Sweden submitted it for Oscar contention) and since it’s the end of the year, it’s time to take stock of the film year that was 2018.  Our picks for favorite Foreign Language Films of 2018. Cold War (Pawel Pawlikowski), Spoor (Agnieszka Holland), Burning (Lee Chang-dong), Let the Sunshine In (Claire Denis) and Roma (Alfonso Cuarón). Tell us about your favorites @CedarLeeTheatre using #CedarLee3.  
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31 min
November 20, 2018
Green Book / Filmmakers We're Thankful For
On this week's Thanksgiving episode we take a look at Peter Farrelley's Green Book and discuss our #CedarLee3 picks for filmmakers we are thankful for. New Film: Green Book (dir. Peter Farrelley) #CedarLee3: This weeks list is a Thanksgiving themed one...and since Thanksgiving is a holiday unique to the United States, we list our top American filmmakers we are thankful for.  John Waters, Justin Chon, Robert Altman, Debra Granik, David Lynch and Christine Vachon. Tell us about the filmmakers you are thankful for @CedarLeeTheatre using #CedarLee3.   Tickets and more information HERE.
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25 min
November 15, 2018
Boy Erased / Wildlife / A Private War / Triple Threat Filmmakers
On this week's episode we take a look at Matthew Heinemen’s A Private War, Paul Dano’s Wildlife and Joel Edgerton’s Boy Erased.  We also discuss the specialty box office, Paul Dano’s visit to the Criterion Collection, the Critics Choice Award for Best Documentary of the year, actors we should pay closer attention to and inspired by Joel Edgerton’s acting/writing/directing of Boy Erased - we’ll be discussing our #CedarLee3 picks for triple threat artists. Art House News: At the specialty Box Office this weekend, Boy Erased continued expand into more theatres with solid per screen average results.  Meanwhile, Netflix continues to buck trends and baffle the theatrical release model - to the detriment of filmmakers, filmgoers and Art House theatres. The Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association presented the Critics Choice Documentary Awards this past weekend and Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Free Solo and RBG all took home trophies. Paul Dano stopped by the Criterion Collection office and discussed some of his favorite films from their collection right as his directorial debut is released in theatres. New Films: A Private War (dir. Matthew Heinemen) Wildlife (dir. Paul Dano) Boy Erased (dir. Joel Edgerton) #CedarLee3: This week’s list of films you should be watching was inspired by Joel Edgerton’s acting/writing/directing of Boy Erased - Our picks for best triple threat artists: Appropriate Behavior (Desiree Akhavan), Polisse (Maïwenn), In A World… (Lake Bell), Coquette (Mary Pickford), Deadbeat at Dawn (Jim Van Bebber) and Phantom Thread (Paul Thomas Anderson). Tell us about your favorites @CedarLeeTheatre using #CedarLee3. Show segments: Intro - 00:00 - 01:15 Last Seen - 01:19 - 04:51 Cedar Lee Buzz - 04:53 - 07:18 Art House News - 07:28 - 11:54 New Films - 12:05 - 26:40 #CedarLee3 - 26:48 - 35:34 Special Events - 35:35 - 37:21 Tickets and more information HERE.
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37 min
November 8, 2018
Can You Ever Forgive Me, What They Had and Con Artist Films
On this week's episode we take a look at What They Had and Can You Ever Forgive Me?  We also discuss the importance of the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, Orson Welles final film, Russia’s version of a Marvel Film, the Oscar shortlist for best animated film and inspired by Marielle Heller’s Can You Ever Forgive Me? we discuss our favorite Con Artist Films. Art House News: At the specialty Box Office this weekend, Boy Erased opened to a $44,000 per screen average  Meanwhile, Beautiful Boy passed the $3 million mark, Can You Ever Forgive Me? is closing in on $2 million and Free Solo finds continued success at it nears $7 million. The Sundance Film Festival is more than just a festival.  Both Elizabeth Chomko (What They Had) and Marielle Heller (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) are alumni of the Sundance Screenwriters Lab.  Other recent alumni include Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station), Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), Dee Rees (Pariah) and Robert Eggers (The Witch). The official list of films submitted to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for consideration as Best Animated Feature is out and Cedar Lee regulars have seen almost half of the films.  MFKZ, Fireworks, Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms, Night is Short, Walk on Girl, Mirai (12.5.18) and Liz and the Blue Bird (11.13). New Films: What They Had (dir. Elizabeth Chomko) Can You Ever Forgive Me? (dir. Marielle Heller) #CedarLee3: This week’s list of films you should be watching was inspired by Marielle Heller’s Can You ever Forgive Me? in which Melissa McCarthy plays con artist Lee Isreal - Our picks for best Con Artist Films: F for Fake (1973), House of Games (1987), Baby Face (1933), Paper Moon (1973), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) and The Honeymoon Killers (1970). Tell us about your favorites @CedarLeeTheatre using #CedarLee3. Show segments: Intro - 00:00 - 00:45 Last Seen - 00:46 - 05:50 Art House News - 05:51 - 12:34 Cedar Lee Buzz - 12:35 - 14:06 New Films - 15:10 - 22:51 #CedarLee3 - 23:00 - 32:39 Special Events - 32:45 - 37:12 Tickets and more information HERE.
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37 min
November 1, 2018
Suspiria, Beautiful Boy and Art House Horror Films
On this week's episode we take a look at Beautiful Boy and Suspiria.  We also discuss the specialty box office, mourn the loss of FilmStruck, some buzz on Mid90s and inspired by Suspiria we reveal our favorite Art House Horror films. Art House News: At the specialty Box Office this weekend, Suspiria opened on just 2 screens but scored a massive per screen average of $89,900.  Mid90s debuted last week to a per screen average of $64,500 and in wider release this past weekend, cracked $3 million. FilmStruck has been cancelled.  After AT&T bought Time Warner a few months back, there were hints at some major changes and it looks like FilmStruck is a casualty of those changes.  If you are looking for some (free) alternatives, we suggest - Kanopy / LeCineClub / MiniFlix.  There is a petition to keep FilmStruck alive that you can sign HERE. New Films: Beautiful Boy (dir. Felix van Groeningen) Suspiria (dir. Luca Guadagnino) #CedarLee3: This week’s list of films you should be watching was inspired by Luca Guadagnino’s artful remake of Suspiria.  We discuss our favorite Art House Horror films: The Eyes of My Mother (2016), Don’t Look Now (1973), Let the Right One In (2008), Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986), Hereditary (2018) & Revenge (2018).  Tell us about your favorites @CedarLeeTheatre using #CedarLee3. Show segments: Intro - 00:00 - 00:49 Corrections - 00:50 - 01:38 Last Seen - 01:39 - 04:29 Art House News - 04:30 - 10:47 Cedar Lee Buzz - 11:45 - 13:33 New Films - 13:34 - 23:46 #CedarLee3 - 23:51 - 33:15 Special Events - 33:18 - 35:49 Tickets and more information HERE.
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35 min
October 25, 2018
Mid90s / Studio 54 / Coming of Age Films
On this week's episode we take a look at Studio 54 and Mid90s.  We also check in with the specialty box office, ask if it is too early to start predicting the Oscar nominations and (inspired by Mid90s) we reveal our #CedarLee3 picks for our favorite coming of age films. Art House News: At the specialty Box Office this weekend, Mid90s had a strong per screen average with Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Nov. 2nd) and Wildlife (Nov. 9th) close behind.  Oscar Watch: The Broadcast Film Critics Association released their list of Documentary Award nominees, with Free Solo leading the pack. New Film:  Studio 54(Matt Tyrnauer)  Mid90s(Jonah Hill) #CedarLee3: This week’s list of films you should be watching was inspired by Jonah Hill's writing and directing debut Mid90s. We pick of our favorite coming of age films.  Beautiful Thing (1996), The Incredibly True Adventures of 2 Girls in Love (1995), Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995), Kids (1995) and The Way Way Back (2013) Tell us about your favorites @CedarLeeTheatre using #CedarLee3. Show segments: Intro - 00:00 - 00:50 Last Seen - 00:52 - 04:18 Cedar Lee Buzz - 04:24 - 07:15 Art House News - 07:15 - 10:49 New Films - 10:45 - 15:43 #CedarLee3 - 15:48 - 24:30 Special Events - 24:35 - 28:44  Tickets and more information HERE.
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28 min
October 23, 2018
BONUS: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
BONUS EPISODE: We have a chat with Kev Boycik, the Director and Founding Member of Simply His Servants, the floorshow cast here at the Cedar Lee Theatre.  We talk about the start of The Rocky Horror Picture Show here at the theatre, Kev's collection of RHPS ephemera, the logistics of making hundreds of pieces of toast and 'virgin' initiations.   Join Kev and the entire cast of Simply His Servants this Saturday (October 27th) for our special Halloween shows at 9:30pm and Midnight. Click HERE for tickets. Follow for more RHPS information: Twitter: @SimplyHServants Instagram: @SimplyHisServants Facebook: Simply His Servants #CLErocky
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25 min
October 18, 2018
Free Solo / Films About Obsession
On this week's episode we take a look at the new documentary Free Solo.  We also discuss which company is better for movie theatres - Amazon or Netflix, we check in with the specialty box office, we try to figure out if First Man is a box office failure and we reveal our #CedarLee3 picks for our favorite films about obsession. Art House News: The specialty Box Office this week had some early indications that Amazon has a hit film in Beautiful Boy.  2018 is the first year that Amazon has distributed their own films, and so far they haven't seen that much success - financially speaking. First Man is being interpreted as a potential box office failure after less than a week in wide release.  It seems a little premature for a film that is connecting with audiences. New Film:  Free Solo (Elizabeth Chai Vasharhelyi and Jimmy Chin) #CedarLee3: This week’s list of films you should be watching was inspired by Free Solo and Alex Honnold's obsession to free climb El Capitan's 3,000ft wall.  We pick of our favorite films about obsession.  Characters with a drive that won't be stopped.  Fitzcarraldo (1982), Man on Wire (2008), All About Eve (1950), Misery (1990), Zodiac (2007) and Whiplash (2014). Tell us about your favorites @CedarLeeTheatre using #CedarLee3. Show segments: Intro - 00:00 - 00:48 Last Seen - 00:50 - 03:46 Cedar Lee Buzz - 03:47 - 08:38 Art House News - 08:45 - 16:19 New Films - 16:24 - 21:12 #CedarLee3 - 21:12 - 29:30 Special Events - 29:31 - 33:49  Tickets and more information HERE.
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33 min
October 11, 2018
Colette / The Old Man and the Gun / Tea with the Dames / First Man / Redford Films
On this week's episode we take a look at Colette, The Old Man and the Gun, Tea with the Dames and First Man.  We also try and figure out if Robert Redford is really retiring from acting, we check in with the specialty box office and reveal our #CedarLee3 picks for the best Redford films - either as actor or director.  Art House News: The specialty Box Office this week was all about Free Solo (again) and Colette.  Free Solo crossed the $1 million dollar mark this past weekend (on only 41 screens) and looks to be the doc hit of the fall. Is Robert Redford done acting...you decide.  He also recently posted a personal message on the Sundance Film Festival website encouraging some social civility. #CedarLee3: This week’s list of films you should be watching was inspired by The Old Man and the Gun and the news of Robert Redford's (possible) retirement - our favorite Redford films, acting or directing.  Ordinary  People (1980), The Company You Keep (2012), Out of Africa (1985), All the President's Men (1976), All is Lost (2013) and Jeremiah Johnson (1976). Tell us about your favorites @CedarLeeTheatre using #CedarLee3. Show segments: Intro - 00:00 - 01:07 Last Seen - 01:10 - 03:37 Cedar Lee Buzz - 03:38 - 05:48 Art House News - 05:49 - 08:15 New Films - 08:21 - 17:33 #CedarLee3 - 17:40 - 24:35 Special Events - 24:36 - 28:09  Tickets and more information HERE.
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28 min
October 4, 2018
A Star is Born / Cleveland Jewish Film Festival / The Rocky Horror Picture Show / Unconventional Musicals
On this week's episode we take a look at the latest remake of A Star is Born. We'll also be discussing the Cleveland Jewish Film Festival with Deborah Bobrow, The Rocky Horror Picture Show with Kev Boycik and our #CedarLee3 picks for the best "unconventional musicals".  Art House News: The specialty Box Office this week was all about Free Solo and The Old Man and the Gun.  Free Solo debuted with the highest per screen average for a documentary.  Both films open later this month. At the DOC NYC festival, the largest documentary film festival in the United States, there is an annual 'Short List' that tries to predict which docs will go on to Oscar glory.   #CedarLee3: This week’s list of films you should be watching was inspired by A Star is Born and the sub-genre of "unconventional musicals".  We discuss: Hairspray (1988), Tiger Zinda Hai (2017), Nashville (1975), Cabaret (1972), The Miami Connection (1987) and Almost Famous (2000). Tell us about your favorites @CedarLeeTheatre using #CedarLee3. Show segments: Intro - 00:00 - 01:01 Last Seen - 01:02 - 03:56 Cedar Lee Buzz - 03:57 - 07:45 Art House News - 07:46 - 12:08 Interview (Deborah Bobrow) - 12:10-24:29 New Film - 24:37 - 28:32 #CedarLee3 - 28:33 - 38:15 Interview (Kev Boycik) - 38:22 - 43:52 Special Events - 44:01 - 47:34 
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47 min
September 27, 2018
Blaze / Pick of the Litter / Love Gilda / Great Dog Films
On this week's episode we take a look at three new films: Blaze, Pick of the Litter and Love, Gilda.   Art House News: The specialty Box Office this week was all about Colette and it's spectacular debut in limited release.  It opens here on October 12th.   The expectations for any film directed by Michael Moore have been unrealistic for years, and Fahrenheit 11/9 is no exception.  Unfortunately, Moore himself isn't helping by setting unrealistic expectations himself.   #CedarLee3: This week’s list of films you should be watching was inspired by Pick of the Litter and got us thinking about the different kinds of roles dogs have played in wildly different films throughout the years.  Tell us about your favorites @CedarLeeTheatre using #CedarLee3.   Show segments: Intro - 00:00 - 00:46 Last Seen - 00:47 - 3:36 Cedar Lee Buzz - 03:37 - 08:21 Art House News - 08:22 - 13:39 New Films - 14:43 - 24:16 #CedarLee3 - 24:22 - 32:44 Special Events - 32:45 - 36:14 
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36 min
September 20, 2018
Lizzie / Assassination Nation / Mandy / Fahrenheit 11/9 / Life Itself / A Happening of Monumental Proportions / TIFF
On this week's episode we take a look at six new films: Lizzie, Assassination Nation, Mandy, Fahrenheit 11/9, Life Itself and A Happening of Monumental Proportions. In Art House News this week: Jon Forman, President of Cleveland Cinemas and Founder of the Cleveland International Film Festival joins us to discuss the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).  Jon was there at the first TIFF and gives us some perspective on how the festival has evolved thru the years.  Then we discuss the films he saw this year: Fahrenheit 11/9, A Star is Born, Roma, The Old Man and the Gun, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Beautiful Boy, Boy Erased and What They Had. #CedarLee3: This week’s list of films you should be watching was inspired by Judy Greer stepping behind the camera to direct A Happening of Monumental Proportions - our top films directed by actors.  Share your favorite films directed by actors with us @CedarLeeTheatre using #CedarLee3. Show segments: Intro - 00:00 - 00:54 Last Seen - 00:55 - 2:44 Cedar Lee Buzz - 02:45 - 04:57 Art House News (Interview) - 05:02 - 18:25 New Films - 19:26 - 30:07 Cedar Lee 3 - 30:13 - 37:20 Special Events - 37:21 - 39:45 
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39 min
September 13, 2018
The Wife / We the Animals / Where Hands Touch / Worst Oscar Snubs
On this week's episode we take a look at three new films: The Wife, We the Animals and Where Hands Touch. In Art House News this week: Why TIFF is Great for Art House Business - Since 2010, the Audience Award Winners coming out of Toronto have been; The King’s Speech, Silver Linings Playbook, 12 Years a Slave, The Imitation Game, Room, La La Land and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri.  So we’ll pay attention to all the buzz and awards…so check back next week for more.   For now, we check in on Fahrenheit 11/9 (opening next week) and TV Shows premiering at a film festival. Box Office Hits (on the Art House Circuit) - Why you don’t see that hit festival film the same time film geeks in NYC are able to.  It’s not us, we swear.  We use the release of Sony Pictures Classics The Wife as an example of how to perfectly build critical buzz and audience interest in a film, while taking their sweet time getting the film to us in Cleveland. Also on this episode: Cedar Lee 3 - our list of films you should be seeing this week was inspired by Glenn Close and her powerful performance in The Wife.  She’s been nominated for an Oscar 6 times (hope, hope #7 on the way), but has never won.  So, we list our Top 3 Oscar Snubs.  Share your most egregious Oscar snubbed film, technician or performer with us @CedarLeeTheatre #CedarLee3 Show segements: Intro - 00:00 - 00:48 Last Seen - 00:50 - 3:37 Cedar Lee Buzz - 03:38 - 06:10 Art House News: 06:11 - 16:36 New Films - 17:34 - 24:57 Cedar Lee 3 - 25:04 - 36:38 Special Events - 36:40 - 31:53 
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38 min
September 6, 2018
The Bookshop & John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection
On this week's episode we take a look at two new films: The Bookshop and John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection. In Art House News this week: R.I.P. Village Voice Netflix Aims for an Oscar Telluride Film Festival Also on this episode: Cedar Lee 3 - our list of films you should be seeing this week was inspired by The Bookshop - Aaron and Dave list their top film adaptations.  Share your favorite adapted films with us @CedarLeeTheatre #CedarLee3
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31 min
August 30, 2018
Operation Finale, The Little Stranger & Juliet, Naked
On this week's episode we take a look at three new films: Operation Finale, The Little Stranger and Juliet, Naked. We also discuss Ethan Hawke throwing shade at superhero movies, David Lynch waxing philosophic about the art and purpose of cinema and check in with how the specialty box office performed. Also on this episode: Cedar Lee 3 - our list of films you should be seeing this week was inspired by Operation Finale - Aaron and Dave list their top WWII films.
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25 min
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