The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Country: United States
Run Time: 101 minutes
Ivy, a 24-year-old tattoo shop assistant, has been in trouble with the law more than once. But that’s not exactly her fault. Although she has been cavorting with the wrong crowd, Ivy is also disabled. A car wreck several years ago left her permanently brain damaged. While she can complete most day-to-day tasks without assistance, she behaves more like a teenager than an adult, and she has little hope of progressing. Ivy’s primary caretaker is her older sister Dot. But Dot’s live-in boyfriend Carl is fed up with Ivy’s antics, and the couple decides to send Ivy to a state-funded institution, called Love Land Ranch, for a 60-day trial period. Surrounded by more severely disabled people, Ivy is desperate to regain her freedom. Still, many residents, like amiable tour guide Roger, can’t see why she’d want to refuse the comforts of the institution. Showcasing compelling performances from a developmentally disabled breakthrough cast, Joshua Tate’s LOVE LAND exposes the limitations of state-funded facilities, especially for those who long to live normal, independent lives. – E.B.
Friday, March 20, 2015 at 9:20 PM
Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 12:10 PM
Focus on Disabilities
Women of the World
American Independents Competition
LOVE LAND (2014)
Maritte Go, Andrew C. Richey, Joshua Tate
Paul Gleason, Joshua Tate
Andrew Nackman, Andrew C. Richey, Joshua Tate
Monica Gaseor, Michael Iovine, Skyy Moore, Angelica Briones, Memphis DiAngelis, Maddy Davidson, Johnny Walter, April Hartman