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

Happy Hour

A Sexplanation & The Dilemma of Desire

Friday, April 09, 2021 8:00 PM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Join us on the CIFF YouTube page for one of our live, interactive Happy Hour shows in which we cover Festival news, updates, and recaps, as well as chat with filmmakers, cast, and subjects from mulitple films in the festival. You'll be able to ask questions through the live chat feature, so come ready!


The Dilemma of Desire

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

The Dilemma of Desire

Can you say the word “clitoris” without blushing? Draw the clit in its entirety? If not, maybe it’s time to brush up on your “Cliteracy.” But don’t worry—THE DILEMMA OF DESIRE is here to satisfy your needs. This documentary on the gendered politics of female sexual desire follows women from the everyday to the expert as personal interviews with scientists, strippers, poets, concept artists, and sex toy designers paint a broad portrait of empowerment with no one-size-fits-all solution. Despite different experiences, each subject strives to reclaim control of her body and sexuality on her own terms. But while the process...

A Sexplanation

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

A Sexplanation

Let’s talk about sex. Are you uncomfortable? Maybe that’s because most Americans have been brought up in a culture where sex is seen as a sinful and shameful act we do in the shadows. Additionally, because 49 out of 50 states do not require medically accurate, comprehensive sex education, there is a ton of misinformation in this country about sex—which might explain why the United States has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in the developed world. Obviously, we have a lot of issues when it comes to sex. Filmmaker Alex Liu is on a mission to sort...

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