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


Year: 2010
Country: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 110 minutes


Ever wonder what's going on next door? Ever spy on your neighbors, gossip behind their backs? Well, if you live here you do. TRAILERPARK is a narrative rich with character development, created entirely by students from Ohio University. A story concerning 13 neighbors stuck in an small trailer park, this film is all about human connections. Some connections are new, some are lost, and some are at times quite troubled. Here is a place where it appears loneliness reigns and boredom is almost always sure to take over. Filmmakers Patrick Muhlberger and Jonny Look successfully drag us into this dark world in which we become voyeurs ourselves. Privacy ceases to exist as they walk us through a widow's bedroom, a man's inhibited admittance of his homosexuality, an uncomfortable anniversary of an estranged married couple, and the mental and physical demise of an eccentric spinster. The slow and steady pace contrasts the complexity of this film and adds to its authenticity, though its characters are what really stay with you. TRAILERPARK is a study of American life on the edge of society, told with a sense of irony and perspective, which reminds us that everyone has a story of their own. – M.M.

CIFF34 Screenings

Friday, March 19, 2010 at 6:45 PM

Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 1:45 PM

Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 11:15 AM

Patrick Muhlberger, Jonny Look, Nick Knittel, Jeff Bowers (Based on "Trailerpark," the collection of short stories by Russell Banks)

Patrick Muhlberger, Jonny Look

Jonny Look is a recent graduate of Ohio University's video production program. Patrick Muhlberger recently finished up an internship at Persistent Entertainment in Los Angeles. He will be graduating from Ohio University in the spring.


Conor Hogan, Frederick Lewis

Andrew Poland, John Veleta

Benn Draher

Principal Cast
Jon Farris, Shelley Delaney, Mark Mann, Merri Biechler, Tyler Rollinson, Dinah Berkeley

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