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: 87 minutes
Dawn Weiner will go down in history as the iconic misfit adolescent whose actions make everyone squirm. Humiliated by nearly everyone, Dawn is a scapegoat: an unattractive, slump-shouldered girl who wears tacky clothes and thick glasses. The middle child of a Jewish, suburban New Jersey family, Dawn doesn?t have a chance next to her cute, ballerina sister or her older brother, who has a garage band. This ugly duckling stays an ugly duckling, and Solondz does not pull any punches in revealing that parents do love certain children more than others.
Ted Skillman, Todd Solondz
Heather Matarazzo, Daria Kalinina, Matthew Faber, Angela Pietropinto, Bill Buell