March 19 – 30
At Tower City
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Country: CANADA, ICELAND
Run Time: 72 minutes
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.
Friday, April 12, 2013 at 9:40 PM
Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 5:00 PM
This screening is on Stand By.
Jonah Bekhor, Zach Math
Jonah Bekhor, Zach Math
Viggo Knudsen, Sean Stiegemeier
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.
THE FINAL MEMBER (2012)
The Film Sales Company
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.
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