March 19 – 30
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Run Time: 60 minutes
DANNY GREENE: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE IRISHMAN is a documentary on the life and death of Cleveland's legendary gangster and his battle with the Italian mob. Clint O'Connor of The Plain Dealer wrote: "Feeding America's appetite for mob stories with a grisly slice of Cleveland's criminal past, (this documentary) spotlights the gangster whose life was famously extinguished by a car bomb in a Lyndhurst parking lot. A fearless hood who grabbed headlines for years in the 1970s, Greene was a colorful character. He dressed in green, drove green cars, and embraced Irish history and Celtic lore. Alternately a union troubleshooter, embezzler, and enforcer, Greene dabbled in racketeering, gambling, and loan-sharking. He excelled at beating the rap, which may have been attributed to his other occupation: FBI informant. Police have long assumed that Greene conspired to take out Shondor Birns, a rival in Cleveland's numbers racket, and later mafia underboss Leo "Lips" Moceri, whose body was never found." Tommy Reid interviews Danny's nearest and dearest, including a nun, an ex-wife, and the cops who tried to bring him down. – B.B.
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
François Cluzet, Omar Sy
Tommy Reid attended OSU and UCLA. He is the producer of "Kill the Irishman."
"7-10 Split" (2007), DANNY GREENE: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE IRISHMAN (2010), "Screwball: The Ted Whitfield Story" (2010)
Day and KNIGHT in Akron
Join us for a full day of CIFF38 programming in Akron on Thursday, March 27th!
Cleveland Foundation Community Day at the CIFF38
Enjoy a FREE day at the Festival, courtesy of The Cleveland Foundation on Monday, March 24th