Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas
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The Pursuit

Thursday, March 28, 2019 4:45 PM - 6:46 PM

The Pursuit

If capitalism is the answer, then what is the question?

Panelists:
John Papola, Film Director
Sue Helper, Ph.D., Frank Tracy Carlton Professor of Economics at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University
Mark Schweitzer, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Marcus R. Schultz-Bergin, Ph.D., Assistant College Lecturer, Department of Philosophy & Comparative Religion, Cleveland State University

Moderator:
Michael McIntyre - The Sound of Ideas host, ideastream®, and columnist, The Plain Dealer

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Decade of Fire

Friday, March 29, 2019 5:10 PM - 7:11 PM

Decade of Fire

How do we repair the damage of structural racism?

Panelists:
Gretchen Hildebran, Film Director
Jennifer Lumpkin, Civic Engagement Strategy Manager, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
J. Rosie Tighe, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Urban Policy and Planning, Maxine Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University

Moderator:
Afi-Odelia E. Scruggs - Digital storyteller and former The Plain Dealer reporter

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A Girl Named C

Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:00 PM - 5:55 PM

A Girl Named C

How do we find words for the unspeakable?

Panelists:
Emily Kassie, Film Director
Kirsti Mouncey, LISW-S, LCDCIII, Chief Program Officer, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
Erika Port, Adult Survivor and Volunteer, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

Moderator:
Darrielle Snipes – Reporter/Producer, ideastream®

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Hugh Hefner's After Dark: Speaking Out in America

Sunday, March 31, 2019 11:20 AM - 1:46 PM

Hugh Hefner's After Dark: Speaking Out in America

How far can we push boundaries before they push back?

Panelists:
Brigitte Berman, Film Director
Dennis R. Barrie, Ph.D., Principal, Barrie Projects, and Founding Executive Director, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame + Museum
Laura Wimbels, Photographer, Faces of Cleveland

Moderator:
David C. Barnett – Senior Arts Reporter, ideastream®

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Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain

Monday, April 01, 2019 6:45 PM - 8:54 PM

Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain

Will blockchain change the world?

Panelists:
Adam Gall, Chief Technology Officer, Topaz
Pete Moore, Ph.D., M.A. Hanna Professor of Political Science, Case Western Reserve University
Brian E. Ray, J.D., Professor & Director, Cybersecurity/MLS Joseph C. Hostetler-Baker Hostetler Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Moderator:
Rick Jackson – Senior Host/Producer, ideastream®

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Roll Red Roll

Tuesday, April 02, 2019 7:15 PM - 9:20 PM

Roll Red Roll

What will it take to put a stop to rape culture?

Panelists:
Nancy Schwartzman, Film Director
Alexandria Goddard, Film Subject
Rachel Dissell, Senior Investigative Reporter, The Plain Dealer
Brendan Ours, Senior, St. Edward High School

Moderator:
Nick Castele – Reporter/Producer, ideastream®

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Right to Harm

Thursday, April 04, 2019 4:50 PM - 6:57 PM

Right to Harm

Who pays the real price for our food?

Panelists:
Matt Wechsler, Film Director
Karen Schaefer, Freelance Journalist and Independent Radio Producer
John Wiley, Ohio Farmer, Up the Lane Farm

Moderator:
Mark Urycki – Reporter/Producer, ideastream®

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The Providers

Friday, April 05, 2019 4:25 PM - 6:35 PM

The Providers

How should we serve the underserved?

Panelists:
Laura Green, Film Director
Anna Moot-Levin, Film Director
Erin Burrier, Second Year Medical Student, Rural Medical Education Pathway, NEOMED
John R. Corlett, President and Executive Director, The Center for Community Solutions

Moderator:
Marlene Harris-Taylor – Reporter/Producer, ideastream®

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Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People

Saturday, April 06, 2019 11:10 AM - 1:20 PM

Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People

What is the value of a free press?

Panelists:
Oren Rudavsky, Film Director
Jim Crutchfield, Former President and Publisher, Akron Beacon Journal
Patrick Kabat, J.D., Adjunct Professor of Law, First Amendment, Media, & Entertainment Law Practicum, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University
Jan Leach, M.A., Associate Professor, News Director, Media Law Center for Ethics & Access, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Kent State University

Moderator:
Joe Frolik – Executive Editor, ideastream®

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