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: 90 minutes
Every small town has that one son who made it big, and for Orrville, Ohio that son is Eugene Olivier. From grade school pageants, to high school plays, all the way to the stages of New York City, Eugene has made a name for himself in the world of theater. Literally, just for himself. In the vein of “Waiting for Guffman,” OJ: THE MUSICAL follows Eugene as he recruits his hometown friends and sets up funding for his musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello. Whether he’s courting his high school sweetheart, showing up nude to rehearsals, or showering in his driveway, Eugene (expertly played by Jordan Kenneth Kamp) displays the one quality that everyone notices first: he’s insane. What any one person would refer to as madness is about to be another man’s musical about O.J. Simpson and the Trial of the Century. With a hilarious ensemble and pitch-perfect directing, OJ: THE MUSICAL is one comedy that’ll fit you like a glove. A bloody, bloody glove. —T.W.
Tower City Cinemas
Friday, March 28, 2014 at 11:50 AM
Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 9:30 PM
Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 7:15 PM
Film Is Art
Recommended for High School +
Local Heroes Competition
"Relative Obscurity" (2007)—31st CIFF, OJ: THE MUSICAL (2013)
Jeff Rosenberg, Philip Barnes, Maura Anderson
Andrew G. Mueller
Jordan Kenneth Kamp, Malcolm Barrett, Larisa Oleynik, Owiso Odera, Mimi Michaels