Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017

Rick Whitbeck Evening at the Cedar Lee Theatre

Wednesday, April 06, 2016 7:00 PM

Cedar Lee Theatre
2163 Lee Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
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The Cleveland International Film Festival returns to its original home (1977-1990) for the 11th consecutive year.

This event is presented in loving memory of Rick Whitbeck (1946-2008). One of the founders of the Film Festival, Rick filled many staff roles over the years and served as the organization’s first Board President. The Rick Whitbeck Evening at the Cedar Lee Theatre provides us with an annual opportunity to honor Rick’s devotion to his family, his friends, and the Film Festival. Remarks will be shared before the first screening.

Metered parking is available on surface lots and in a garage behind the theater. Free evening parking is available in the lot on the corner of Cedar Road and Edgewood Road.


Coming Through the Rye

Wednesday, April 06, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:40 PM

Coming Through the Rye

Having adapted The Catcher in the Rye to a play, Jamie Schwartz (Alex Wolff of the Nat & Alex Wolff band) leaves his swank prep school in search of the book’s reclusive author, J.D. Salinger (Oscar® winner Chris Cooper). Bullied at school and feeling more and more like his hero Holden Caufield, Jamie is searching for answers that can only come from the people we want to be–even if the people we want to be are fictional. COMING THROUGH THE RYE is a coming-of-age story steeped in the humor, charm, and angst that made the book an international best seller....

Valley of Love

Wednesday, April 06, 2016 9:10 PM - 10:40 PM

Valley of Love

Two of France’s busiest and most beloved performers—Isabelle Huppert and Gérard Depardieu—team up for a drama about connecting with the beyond. The two movie stars play two movie stars, aptly named Isabelle and Gérard. In VALLEY OF LOVE, they are a long-divorced couple who journey to Death Valley in California at the request of their mostly estranged adult son Michael, who committed suicide six months earlier. On the eve of his death, he wrote his parents letters with specific instructions of when to arrive and where to go in the national park, promising to “return briefly.” Seeking some sort of...

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