The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Run Time: 125 minutes
A smash success in Russia and winner of top NIKA Awards including Best Film, Best Sound, Best Art Design, and Best Costume Design, HIPSTERS is a candy-colored musical set in the drab Soviet Union of the 1950s. More political than "Hairspray," and way cooler than "High School Musical," it inspired a wave of Hipster parties across Russia. The movie sets to music the story of a strait-laced young Communist party member named Mels. In the midst of a raid on a group of kids caught wearing American-style clothes and listening to jazz, he's smitten with an adorable Hipster named Polly, who sports bright red lipstick and a poodle skirt. Casting caution and his grey uniform to the wind, the newly christened "Mel" barters on the street for a saxophone and a snappy checkered suit with huge lapels, and soon he's cultivating an awe-inspiring pompadour. But as the Hipsters face growing up in Cold War society, they realize that life isn't always a song and dance. (In Russian with subtitles) – B.B.
Tower City Cinemas
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 4:25 PM
Friday, March 26, 2010 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 10:00 PM
Cedar Lee Theatre 1
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 7:15 PM
"Mortuary Car" (1989), "Love" (1991), "The Land of the Deaf" (1997), "The Lover" (2002), "My Stepbrother Frankenstein" (2004) – 28th CIFF, "Vice" (2007), HIPSTERS (2008)
Leonid Lebedev, Leonid Yarmolnik, Vadim Goryainov, Valery Todorovsky
Anton Shagin, Oksana Akinshina, Evgeniya Brik, Maxim Matveev, Sergey Garmash, Oleg Yankovsky