Cleveland International Film Festival } March 30 – April 10, 2022

Filmmaker Conversation: Roundtable

First Date, My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To, Superior

Thursday, April 08, 2021 11:00 AM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

PNC Bank

Join us for a pre-recorded Roundtable with filmmakers from some of our After Hours films - First Date, My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To, and Superior. The Roundtable episode will be available starting at 11:00AM on April 8th on the CIFF YouTube page.

Films:

First Date

Thursday, April 08, 2021 11:00 AM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

First Date

All Mike wants is to take the cute girl next door on a date. A simple enough objective that goes awry surprisingly quickly. After finally getting the courage to ask out his longtime crush Kelsey, the first obstacle Mike has to tackle is getting his hands on a car to pick her up. But after being conned into buying a ‘65 Chrysler that has seen better days, Mike finds himself the accidental target of cops, criminals, and a variety of former owners of the janky Chrysler, all trying to get their hands on the car—or rather, what’s hidden inside the...

My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To

Thursday, April 08, 2021 11:00 AM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To

Despite its focus on a fiercely protective and close-knit family, an aura of supreme loneliness lingers across every scene in Jonathan Cuartas’ austere debut. Adult siblings Dwight and Jessie dedicate all their time to caring for their frail, ailing younger brother Thomas. Dwight roams the streets at night in search of society’s most vulnerable so he can provide his brother with the one thing he needs to survive: human blood. While Jessie believes the end justifies the means, Dwight starts to buckle under the collective weight of each murder, and Thomas questions if his apartment-bound life is even worth living....

Superior

Thursday, April 08, 2021 11:00 AM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

Superior

For twins, Marian and Vivian couldn’t be more different. Marian is a free-spirited musician with a complicated past, and Vivian is a strait-laced housewife who seemingly has it all together. Needless to say, these two don’t exactly mesh. After years of not speaking, Marian shows up unannounced on Vivian’s doorstep, looking for a place to stay while on the run from a mysterious and dangerous man. And while Marian doesn’t elaborate on what trouble she’s gotten herself into this time, Vivian begrudgingly agrees to let her stay. In doing so, Vivian changes the course of their lives. During Marian’s stay,...

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