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

Happy Hour

For Madmen Only & Golden Arm

Friday, April 16, 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!


For Madmen Only

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

For Madmen Only

Even if you’ve never heard the name Del Close, you’ve undoubtedly seen the products of his teachings. The list of performers—including decades of SNL cast members from Belushi to Poehler—whom Del mentored in the ways of long-form improv is endless. Although he lives on through the generations of comedians inspired by his instruction at The Second City and iO, Del never got his moment in the spotlight. But Heather Ross’s lively documentary places the comedy guru front and center, chipping away at the myth to catch glimpses of the man. Always the eccentric, Del made clear he was more interested...

Golden Arm

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

Golden Arm

In the competitive world of Ladies Arm Wrestling, you gotta be tough as nails. Armed with mere strength and determination, these fierce women go head-to-head in dingy rest stops, hoping to battle their way to glory—and cash—at Nationals. When Danny, a boisterous trucker prone to picking bar fights, is injured in her Nationals-qualifying match against Brenda “The Bonecrusher,” she’ll do anything to stop her behemoth of an opponent. As she watches worthy challengers get picked off by Brenda’s dirty tricks, Danny recruits her old friend Mel (up-and-coming oddball Mary Holland). Waifish, recently divorced, and running a failing bakery, Mel doesn’t...

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