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

Rick Whitbeck Evening at the Cedar Lee Theatre

Wednesday, April 05, 2017 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 12th 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.



Wednesday, April 05, 2017 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM


Set in the 90s, when dial-up internet and instant messaging were starting to enter every home in America, this film is centered on Miles, a high school senior impatiently waiting to flee his close-minded small town. After graduation he plans to attend film school in Chicago, where a number of his online buddies are living. His plan goes south when his father dies of a heart attack. It’s not the death that derails the plan, but more the discovery that his dad was cheating on his mom (played by SNL-alum and Shaker Heights native Molly Shannon) and blew Miles’ college...


Wednesday, April 05, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:35 PM


Imagine “E.T.” or “Star Wars” without the sweeping sounds of John Williams, “Back To The Future” without the moving brass of Alan Silvestri, or “Chariots of Fire” without the epic synthesizers of Vangelis. Sure, these films could’ve been decent without the music, but with it they were elevated to a whole new level of awesome. The combination of iconic images and sound has become magically intertwined; one without the other feels empty. This impactful marriage is the focus of SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY, which celebrates the composers whose famous works have been forever seared into our brains. Tracing the...

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