Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

FILMIC ACHIEVEMENT

Year: 2005
Country: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 80 minutes

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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.

Screenplay
Kevin Kerwin

Director
Kevin Kerwin

Producer
Katherine O'Neil

Cinematography
Rick Lopez

Editing
Aaron Lubarsky

Principal Cast
Andrew Benator, Claire Winters, Matthew Lawler, Dave T. Koenig, Katherine Markey, Janie Brookshire, Finnerty Steves, Leonard Robinson, Jacqueline Sydney

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