The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Country: United States
Run Time: 80 minutes
The ?Spinal Tap? of film school, this slick send-up follows several obsessive, over-eager and mostly pretentious auteurs-in-training as they prepare for the ?biz? in hilarious ways. At prestigious UNY, situated in a five-story walk-up, we meet: Delvo Christian, who majored in semantics and minored in semiotics at Brown and wants to make an existential French film; tortured little rich girl Constance van Horn, performance artist with an Oedipus complex, who wants to make an abstract art film starring herself; and chunky Mike Pack, who lives in his mother?s basement, emulates Quentin Tarantino and wants to make an ?explosive? film. Their professor, Buck Felty, teaches the 13 steps of filmmaking but somehow only gets to step #9. The wry writing is perfect; the deadpan performances exceptional; the final projects ? unbelievable.
Andrew Benator, Claire Winters, Matthew Lawler, Dave T. Koenig, Katherine Markey, Janie Brookshire, Finnerty Steves, Leonard Robinson, Jacqueline Sydney