Knight and Day in Akron

Knight and Day in Akron

Friday, March 20 7:00 PM - Saturday, March 21 11:55 PM

Akron Art Museum
1 South High Street
Akron, OH
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Akron-Summit County Public Library
60 S. High Street
Akron, OH
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The Nightlight
30 North High Street
Akron, OH
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Knight Foundation

The Cleveland International Film Festival is proud to hold screenings in Akron for the fifth consecutive year. We will add The Nightlight as a third screening location -- in addition to the Akron Art Museum and Akron-Summit County Public Library. Plus the program will now take place on Friday evening and Saturday.

Friday's screening of FINDING THE GOLD WITHIN will be preceded by a reception in the Library lobby. Hor d'oeuvres and beverages will be served. That screening will be followed by a FilmForum.

TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased in advance online, by phone, or in person at the CIFF Box Office at Tower City Cinemas. Day of show tickets can be purchased on-site beginning one hour prior to the start of the first screening at each Akron location.

WILL CALL: If you don't already have your tickets, Will Call will open one hour prior to the start of the first screening at each Akron location.

PARKING: Convenient and free parking can be found at the High & Market Deck (down the street from The Nightlight, across the street from the Akron Art Museum, and directly connected to the Akron-Summit County Public Library).


Finding the Gold Within

Directed By Karina Epperlein
Running Time: 92 Minutes

Alchemy Inc. is an adolescent support program based in Akron, Ohio. It combines adult mentoring, traditional African drumming, and the art of storytelling and myth to create a safe and open forum for young black men. Like the name suggests,... {more}

The Circle (Der Kreis)

Directed By Stefan Haupt
Running Time: 102 Minutes

The lights go down, the crowd goes silent, and out steps the most beautiful person you’ve ever seen in a shimmering red dress. You think to yourself, “Wow, that’s the one.” In 1961, that’s how it was for Ernst, a... {more}


Directed By Johanna Hamilton
Running Time: 80 Minutes

Before the Pentagon Papers and WikiLeaks, before Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations, there was Media, Pennsylvania. On March 8, 1971, during the “Fight of the Century” boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, eight activists calling themselves the “Citizens’ Commission... {more}

Man from Reno

Directed By Dave Boyle
Running Time: 111 Minutes

Filmmaker Dave Boyle (Someone to Watch Award, 35th CIFF) returns to Cleveland with MAN FROM RENO, a neo-noir thriller set in and around San Francisco. The film opens as sheriff Paul Del Moral drives through dense fog at night. He... {more}

A Royal Hangover

Directed By Arthur Cauty
Running Time: 102 Minutes

When you think of British culture, chances are “they drink a lot” will come to mind. A ROYAL HANGOVER is an eye-opener of a documentary that examines the binge drinking culture of Great Britain: when, where, and why it started;... {more}

Traficant: The Congressman of Crimetown

Directed By Eric Murphy
Running Time: 90 Minutes

Eric Murphy’s TRAFICANT: THE CONGRESSMAN OF CRIMETOWN depicts the turbulent career of Youngstown politico Jim Traficant. Since his days as a high school quarterback, Traficant was never one to follow directions. And that confident roguishness was precisely what appealed to... {more}

The Creeping Garden

Directed By Tim Grabham, Jasper Sharp
Running Time: 81 Minutes

If “The Blob” creeps you out, you’ll likely be horrified to learn there are real-life equivalents all around you. What’s worse… they’re actually intelligent. Cue the science lesson from the mad researchers who make up this unprecedented docu-fantasia. Focusing on... {more}

Tickets On Sale to the General Public Friday, March 6th >

Tickets On Sale to the General Public Friday, March 6th

CIFF39 tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday, March 6th at 11:00 a.m.

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Tickets on Sale to Members Friday, February 27th

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