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

The Final Member


Year: 2012
Run Time: 72 minutes

The Final Member
The Final Member
The Final Member
The Final Member

If seeing male genitalia makes you queasy, you haven't seen nothing yet. And if it doesn't, you haven't seen enough of nothing yet. You're about to see a whole lot of everything. THE FINAL MEMBER is a documentary following Siggi Hjartarson and his quest to complete his collection of mammalian penises at the Icelandic Phallogical Museum, which is exactly what it sounds like. Much to Siggi's chagrin, there is one species not represented – yet. Enter Tom Mitchell, an American who has agreed to donate his penis, while he's still alive. Mitchell thinks so highly of his penis, he named it Elmo. Mitchell's competition is local lothario Pall Arason who, at 93, has willed his little friend to the museum. Who's going to die first – Arason or Mitchell's dignity? You haven't lived till you've seen an English hipster try to get a mold of an Icelandic man's genitalia. And you shouldn't die till you see Mitchell's pictures of Elmo in costume. So many costumes. Uncomfortable? Maybe. Worth every inch? Absolutely. Surprisingly sublime, tremendously touching, and comically cockamamie, THE FINAL MEMBER is sure to please. (In English and Icelandic with subtitles) – T.W.

The Final Member

CIFF37 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, April 12, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 5:00 PM


Jonah Bekhor, Zach Math

Jonah Bekhor, Zach Math

Jonah Bekhor

Viggo Knudsen, Sean Stiegemeier

Andrew Dickler

Director Bio
A graduate of the American Film Institute, Toronto native Jonah Bekhor has been a successful TV producer of a number of programs, including HGTV's "Ultimate Aquariums." Fellow Canadian Zach Math is an award-winning commercial director who attended film schools at Canada's Queens University and the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.

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This film is presented with the generous sponsorship of THE DUKE DESK.

Presented by friends in memory of PATRICK R. MCFADDEN (1964-2009), CIFF Board member, film festival lover, and best friend to many. We very much miss watching films with you and hope you have a good seat wherever you are.

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