Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank

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Admission for this screening is FREE!

Film Forums

FilmForums are moderated and interactive panel discussions that feature filmmakers, community leaders, and scholars who are knowledgeable about the topic at hand.

Film forums begin after the film ends, and are 45 minutes long.

What is Stand by?

Only a portion of available seats are sold in advance in order to save room for passholders. Once these advanced tickets have sold, a film is considered on Stand By. However, even for crowded films, we can often accommodate additional patrons just before showtime.

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Cedar Lee Theatre
2163 Lee Rd
Cleveland HTS, OH 44118

216.321.5411

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Shaker Square Cinemas
13116 Shaker Square
Cleveland, OH 44120

216.921.9342

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Capitol Theatre
1390 W 65th St
Cleveland, OH 44102

216.651.7295

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Akron Art Museum
1 S High St
Akron, OH 44308

330.376.9185

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Akron-Summit County Public Library
60 S. High St
Akron, OH 44326

330.643.9000

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Apollo Theatre
19 East College St
Oberlin, OH 44074

440.774.3920

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Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
15711 Waterloo Rd
Cleveland, OH 44110

216.383.1124

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Hanna Theatre
2067 East 14th St
Cleveland, OH 44115

216.241.6000

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Cinemark Valley View
6001 Canal Rd
Valley View, OH 44125

216.447.8820

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Chagrin Cinemas
8200 East Washington Street
Chagrin Falls, OH 44023

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The Nightlight
30 North High Street
Akron, OH 44308

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Gartner Auditorium - Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106

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Cleveland State University, MU 107
2001 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115

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Connor Palace
1615 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115

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Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque
11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

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Ritz-Carlton Cleveland
1515 West 3rd Street
Cleveland, OH 44113

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Second Floor, Skylight Councourse
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Opening Night Gala

Gala Tickets $200 per person

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Gala includes the film at 7:00 PM at Tower City Cinemas, followed by a GOOD OL' BOY party at 9:00 p.m. at Post Office Plaza (the former MK Ferguson Plaza) in Tower City Center.

Good Ol' Boy

USA
Directed by Frank Lotito
Running Time: 103 Minutes

Having immigrated from India, ten-year-old Smith’s family has super big plans for him: he’s going to pursue the American dream (they named him Smith, so how hard could that be?); he’s going to become a neurosurgeon; and then he’s going to marry the girl of his parents’ dreams, whom he will not meet until their wedding day. But this is America in 1979, so what Smith actually does is: get beat up at school; attach a megaphone to his bike so he can say, “How’s doing!” to all his neighbors; and fall in love with the blonde girl next door. GOOD OL’ BOY is the charming ode to a time when socks were knee-high, Tab was sipped through a straw, and the Lone Ranger wore a jean jacket and drove a tow truck. The Lone Ranger, in this case, is the girl’s father, Butch (charmingly played by Jason Lee), who is the only adult willing to allow Smith to be who he wants to be. As poetic as it is funny, GOOD OL’ BOY reminds us that it’s not where we’re from, but where we are that makes us the person we become. –T.W.

Good Ol' Boy

Closing Night

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Everyone in attendance at any of the films showing in the last round is invited to join us for the Closing Night dessert reception and awards presentation program around The Fountain at Tower City Center.

The Closing Night Reception will include a brief program announcing the winners of the American Independents Competition, George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern European Film Competition, Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Film Competition, Nesnadny + Schwartz Portrait Documentary Competition, Local Heroes Competition, the ReelWomenDirect Award, and the Roxanne T. Mueller Audience Choice Award.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

 

NEW ZEALAND
Directed by Taika Waititi
Running Time: 101 Minutes

Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family. Equal parts road comedy and coming-of-age drama, director Taika Waititi masterfully weaves lively humor with emotionally honest performances by Sam Neill and Julian Dennison. Never short on laughs, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE reminds us about the journey that growing up is (at any age) and those who help us along the way. –Sundance Film Festival