Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

The Sax Man

Year: 2014
Country: United States
Run Time: 84 minutes

The Sax Man
The Sax Man
The Sax Man
The Sax Man

Everyone in Cleveland is probably familiar with the “Sax Man.” Whether he's playing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” outside Progressive Field or rocking The Addams Family theme in Public Square, his presence is hard to miss. But how much do you actually know about him? Maurice Reedus, Jr. is the son of a Grammy Award-winning jazz musician, who was headed for his own success in the R&B world. Before becoming a street musician, Reedus was a member of Sly, Slick & Wicked's backing band in the 70s. The group, famous for hits like “Stay My Love,” were playing arenas and earning respect from James Brown. They appeared on Soul Train and eventually signed to Motown. THE SAX MAN chronicles his journey from stadiums to the streets. It also follows him as he prepares for a reunion with Sly, Slick & Wicked, an event that offers Reedus a final shot at redemption. This heartening documentary reveals an incredible Cleveland talent whose musical accomplishments have gone unnoticed for far too long. —E.F.

CIFF38 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 8:45 PM -
Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 10:10 PM

Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 7:45 PM -
Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Monday, March 24, 2014 at 12:10 PM -
Monday, March 24, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 4:45 PM -
Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 6:10 PM

Documentary Features
Recommended for Middle School +

Local Heroes Competition

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Joe Siebert

Joe Siebert is a filmmaker currently living in Lakewood, Ohio. He studied at Malone University and the Los Angeles Film Studies Center. Beyond The Sax Man, Joe continues to collaborate with his team in pursuit of telling even greater stories with a number of documentary and narrative drama concepts in the works.

THE SAX MAN (2014)

Todd Bemak

Executive Producers
Beau Miller, Todd Bemak, Donna Kohl, Stewart Kohl, Lisa Thomas, Rick Thomas

Joe Siebert, Todd Bemak

John Pope

Joe Siebert

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