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Cinematheque Sneaks "Nine"

By admin Published: December 14, 2009

The Rob Marshall big-screen adaptation of the Broadway musical, itself inspired by the work of Federico Fellini, opens in local theaters on Christmas Day. It's a curious film, but with some show-stoppers (Penelope Cruz, Fergie). I'll have a full review closer to its opening but did want to let you know about an early screening:

As a post-script to its November-December film series "Nine by Fellini," the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque will present a special advance screening of the Fellini-inspired musical NINE on Sunday, December 20 at 3:30 pm in CIA's Aitken Auditorium at 11141 East Boulevard in University Circle. Admission is free, but only Cinematheque members and Cleveland Institute of Art students, faculty, and staff will be admitted before 3:15 pm. The screening is courtesy of The Weinstein Company.

NINE is Rob ("Chicago") Marshall's highly-anticipated film version of the Tony-winning Broadway musical inspired by Federico Fellini's landmark 1963 film "8 1/2," about the loves, dreams, and fantasies of a successful but blocked Italian film director. Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench, Kate Hudson, and Sophia Loren star in the movie, which is rated PG-13 and lasts 117 min.

For further information, call (216) 421-7450. The Cinematheque's web site is

Also, the cast of "Nine" will be on "Larry King Live" on Tuesday (Dec. 15).

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