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CIFF46: PSQ March 30 – April 9, 2022 | Streams April 10 – April 17, 2022

Dear Mr. Watterson

Year: 2013
Country: United States
Run Time: 89 minutes

Dear Mr. Watterson
Dear Mr. Watterson
Dear Mr. Watterson
Dear Mr. Watterson
Dear Mr. Watterson

Bill Watterson, the Chagrin Falls resident and creator behind the beloved comic strip Calvin & Hobbes, isn't an easy man to reach. Therefore, the filmmakers brilliantly explore his superb legacy through the people who were most affected by his work: his adoring fans. Calvin & Hobbes was syndicated from 1985 to 1995 in over 24,000 newspapers. Every week, die-hards flipped straight to the funnies to see what hijinks the whimsical Calvin and his stuffed tiger friend would get into next. Watterson gave his characters great depth, stretching the limits of the panels and offering more complex stories than the average strip. After seeing great success, a demand grew to use his characters for merchandising – a concept that Watterson strongly stood against. In order to preserve the integrity of his stories, the cartoonist passed up the opportunity to make millions. DEAR MR. WATTERSON is the perfect tribute to a man who hid from the spotlight, but allowed his incredible imagination to shine through his work. – E.F.

CIFF37 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 5:30 PM -
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 7:00 PM -
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 10:00 PM -
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 9:45 PM -
Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 11:15 PM

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Film Is Art

Genres
Documentaries
Recommended for Middle School +

Competition
Local Heroes Competition

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Director
Joel Allen Schroeder

Joel Allen Schroeder is a writer, producer, and director from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He graduated from USC's Film Production Department in 2002. Joel got his start behind the camera and still works as a videographer for television.

Filmography
DEAR MR. WATTERSON (2013)

Producers
Christopher Browne, Matt McUsic, Joel Allen Schroeder

Cinematography
Andrew Waruszewski

Editing
Joel Allen Schroeder

Featuring
Berkeley Breathed, Jenny Robb, Stephan Pastis, Charles Solomon, Bill Amend

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Lake Erie Ink

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