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



Year: 2012
Country: USA
Run Time: 74 minutes


Based on the play by award-winning playwright Christopher Shinn, FOUR is an extraordinary portrait of four individuals on a balmy 4th of July evening. Joe, expertly acted by Wendell Pierce (The Wire, Treme), is a middle-aged gentleman on a date with a young man named June, who he met online. Abigayle (the captivating Aja Naomi King) is Joe's teenaged daughter, precocious and stuck in a life between her secretive father and bed-ridden mother. Looking for escape, Abi sneaks out with Dexter, an intrepid yet alluring boy from her school, and the two awkwardly search for a connection. Meanwhile, across town Joe is looking for companionship with the closeted June, who seems to be searching for direction. Both Joe and Abi find their release in their respective partners for the night. But they soon realize that escape from their realities isn't easy and, no matter how entrenched you get, you must always return home. Sultry, explosive, and bracing, FOUR is superb storytelling and splendid filmmaking. – T.W.

CIFF37 Screenings

Thursday, April 04, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Saturday, April 06, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Sunday, April 07, 2013 at 1:50 PM
This screening is on Stand By.

10% Cinema
Pan-African Images


American Independents Competition

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Principal Cast
Wendell Pierce, Emory Cohen, Aja Naomi King, EJ Bonilla

Director Bio
Texas-born Joshua Sanchez, who currently resides in Brooklyn, is a graduate of the M.F.A. Film School at Columbia University and a winner of HBO Films Young Producer's Development Award.

Select Filmography
FOUR (2012)

Print Source

Four Film LLC

Community Partner

Cleveland Public Theatre

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