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

The Sublime and Beautiful


Year: 2014
Country: USA
Run Time: 93 minutes

The Sublime and Beautiful
The Sublime and Beautiful
The Sublime and Beautiful
The Sublime and Beautiful

When a terrible tragedy strikes a family in a small Kansas suburb days before Christmas, the patriarch David (played by writer/director Blake Robbins) must come to terms with his devastating grief, while trying to maintain a grasp on his home life. Like any person in his situation, David must do whatever he can to hold on. But is also forced to make decisions that will test the limits of his morality. With powerful performances by Robbins and Laura Kirk (as David’s wife Kelly), THE SUBLIME AND BEAUTIFUL is a searing look inside the life of a man who at one point had it all, but must now reprioritize when everything is taken away. How far will David go in his search for closure, and how close is he to his breaking point? THE SUBLIME AND BEAUTIFUL provides a unique combination of artistic integrity and riveting storytelling, all while offering the viewer an opportunity to remember what’s really important in life. —T.W.

The Sublime and Beautiful

CIFF38 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, March 28, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 11:35 AM

American Independents Competition

Blake Robbins

Warren Ostergard, Grant Fitch, Blake Robbins, Marci Liroff, Kevin Slee

Blake Robbins

Lynn Moncrief

Jennifer Vecchiarello

Principal Cast
Blake Robbins, Laura Kirk, Matthew Del Negro, Armin Shimerman

Director Bio
Blake Robbins has a long history as an actor in film, television, and Broadway. He co-authored a book on acting and makes his directorial debut with THE SUBLIME AND BEAUTIFUL.

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