March 19 – 30
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Run Time: 67 minutes
REDLEGS follows three childhood friends as they traverse through their hometown of Cincinnati on the weekend of another friend’s funeral. A candid and emotional look into grief and mourning, REDLEGS’ Ulysses-like odyssey has these young men looking for any sort of distraction they can get their hands on. But the undercurrent of their bereavement follows them on their journey waiting for the opportunity to finally boil over. Marco’s return to Cinci is only met with hidden disdain by the volatile Aaron, and the friends slowly pick at each other’s insecurities. But it’s Willie’s tender grip on his emotions that underscores what is being left unsaid among these three friends. The tension is high throughout and director Brandon Harris’s script is rife with loving moments. With captivating performances from Andrew Katz, Evan Louison, and Nathan Ramos, REDLEGS delves deep into the emotional bonds of late twenty-something men without falling into the contemporary cliché of buddy films and gross-out comedies. With nods to John Cassavetes’ “Husbands,” this is a thoughtful and touching look at abandonment, racial tension, group dynamics, and guilt all rolled into a fantastic film about friends. – T.W.
Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 9:50 PM
Friday, April 12, 2013 at 2:30 PM
Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 9:35 AM
Local Heroes Competition
Brandon Harris, Brett Greene, Evan Louison
Brandon Harris, Evan Louison, Andrew Katz, Nathan Ramos
Brandon Harris, Jackie Tejada
Evan Louison, Andrew Katz, Nathan Ramos
Brandon Harris is a native of Cincinnati where REDLEGS was based and shot. He attended SUNY Purchase with the cast members. He has written, produced, and directed several short films and works as a contributing editor of Filmmaker magazine.
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