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

Man from Reno

Year: 2014
Country: USA, JAPAN
Run Time: 111 minutes

Man from Reno
Man from Reno
Man from Reno
Man from Reno

Filmmaker Dave Boyle (Someone to Watch Award, 35th CIFF) returns to Cleveland with MAN FROM RENO, a neo-noir thriller set in and around San Francisco. The film opens as sheriff Paul Del Moral drives through dense fog at night. He can barely see anything until an abandoned car comes into view. Del Moral searches the area for its owner but to no avail. When he radios dispatch and drives away, a body suddenly slams into his windshield. Del Moral takes the unconscious man to the hospital. Yet before the sheriff can conduct a proper investigation, the unidentified man mysteriously disappears. Meanwhile, Aki, a disillusioned crime writer, flees to San Francisco to take respite from her adoring fans in Tokyo. In her hotel, she meets handsome traveler Akira. The two hit it off, but then Akira also inexplicably vanishes, leaving only his clothes and a head of lettuce behind. As Del Moral and Aki respectively search for clues about these missing men, their paths soon cross and a chilling plot unfolds. (In English and Japanese with subtitles) – E.B.

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, March 20, 2015 at 8:35 PM -
Friday, March 20, 2015 at 10:25 PM

Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 3:45 PM -
Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 5:35 PM

Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 8:00 PM -
Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 9:50 PM

Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 2:20 PM -
Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 4:10 PM

Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 9:05 AM -
Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 10:55 AM

Pan-Asian Films

American Independents Competition

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Dave Boyle

After growing up in Tucson, Arizona, Dave Boyle attended Brigham Young University, where he studied Japanese language and literature. During a two-year mission to Sydney, Australia, Boyle perfected his Japanese language skills and has since directed five films exploring various aspects of Japanese culture in America.

"Big Dreams Little Tokyo" (2006)-31st CIFF, "White on Rice" (2009)-33rd CIFF, "Surrogate Valentine" (2011)-35th CIFF, "Daylight Savings" (2012)-36th CIFF, MAN FROM RENO (2014)

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Dave Boyle, Joel Clark, Michael Lerman

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Dave Boyle, Sean Gillane, Yasu Inoue

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