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: 83 minutes
If you think chronic illness is nothing to laugh at, let us introduce you to a young woman named Dana. Diagnosed at age four with Crohn's disease, her 25 years have been a ceaseless round of surgeries, medication, intravenous feeding, and close encounters with death. She tells you this with a grin. Dana is a miraculous example of the power of humor. With her equally remarkable mother, she has forged a life filled with love, courage, and bluntly off-the-wall humor, in spite of her disease. As we travel with Dana and her mother between their Las Vegas home and their “second home” at our own Cleveland Clinic, we share Dana's daily struggles and her innermost thoughts on life and family, told as only Dana can. SEMICOLON; THE ADVENTURES OF OSTOMY GIRL is not a story of disease and decay. This is a story of defiance and determination. Prepare to lose your heart as well as your inhibitions about not laughing at “certain things.” Dana will teach you the meaning of courage, along with the value of a really good poop joke! – C.R.
Tower City Cinemas
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 4:30 PM
Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 2:25 PM
Women of the World
Local Heroes Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
SEMICOLON; THE ADVENTURES OF OSTOMY GIRL (2014)
Robin Greenspun, Cari Marshall, Dana Marshall-Bernstein