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

Awful Nice


Year: 2013
Country: USA
Run Time: 93 minutes

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Jim and Dave are just your typical dude-bros who engage in bouts of one-upmanship, differences of opinion about cleanliness, and full-on brawls at their father’s funeral. They’ve completely lost touch with each other – Jim is a college professor with a wife and family, while Dave lives off the grid in a wigwam. But when they each inherit half of their dad’s house in Missouri, it’s time for the brothers to pile into a car and drive cross-country to tie up loose ends on their childhood. If they don’t rip each other’s throats out first. The house becomes an allegory for their broken bond: shattered, moldy, and filled with Dave’s junk. But can they fix it in time to sell it, collect the money, and not kill each other? On the surface, AWFUL NICE is a slapstick comedy relying on the brilliant comedic performances of James Pumphrey, Alex Rennie, and Christopher Meloni as their father’s lawyer; but deep-down it’s a well-executed study of the things that can tie two people together—two people who seemingly have no qualms about punching each other in the face. —T.W.

Awful Nice

CIFF38 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 12:35 PM

American Independents Competition

Todd Sklar

Todd Sklar, Brock Williams, Maury Steinman, Steve Japan

Todd Sklar, Alex Rennie

Adam Ginsberg

Kamau Bilal

Principal Cast
Alex Rennie, James Pumphrey, Christopher Meloni, Brett Gelman, Keeley Hazel

Director Bio
AWFUL NICE is a full-length version of Missouri filmmaker Todd Sklar's short "'92 Skybox Alonzo Mourning Rookie Card." Sklar's first feature "Box Elder" toured throughout the country, visiting college campuses and festivals.

Select Filmography
"Box Elder" (2008), AWFUL NICE (2013)

Print Source

Film Sponsors

Panini's Gateway Bar and Grill

Community Partners

Cleveland Comedy Festival

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