UPDATE: CIFF44 CANCELLED

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 7, 2020 } See Beyond

ABSOLUT Best: Lesbian and Gay Films of the 20th Century

 

Year: 2000
Country: USA
Run Time: 90 minutes

In a special live event, movie authority Frank DeCaro (host of the Daily Show's "Out at the Movies" segment on Comedy Central) pays tribute to the most popular cinematic expressions of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered lives. Sponsored by Absolut Vodka and organized by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the voting was a lot more democratic than the Oscars: an online poll took place throughout 1999, in cyberspace and at various GLAAD-related events including, naturally, film festivals. Some 23,000 voters participated, and - barring a sudden surge in those Florida recount ballots again - the titles they picked to represent themselves included "The Crying Game," "Philadelphia," "Gods and Monsters," "Bound," "The Birdcage," "Boys on the Side," and "Longtime Companion," (also playing in its entirety this year at the CIFF). In his inimitable fashion, DeCaro will show clips from the 20 top-ranked features and comment on a 20th Centruy art form that, either in coded or uncloseted terms, heavily influenced and drew inspiration from gay sensibilities.

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Frank DeCaro

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