Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 18, 2021 } Playhouse Square

Akron

 

Year: 2015
Country: USA
Run Time: 87 minutes

Akron
Akron
Akron

Benny and Christopher are very much in love. Students at the University of Akron, they meet during a football game and soon these beautiful young men are inseparable. Benny's very accepting family embraces his new lover. And when Christopher invites Benny to his mother's house in Florida for spring break, they set off with both families' blessings. On the eve of departure, Christopher makes a shocking discovery of a past tragic event involving their mothers. He struggles with the decision of whether to let Benny know, which could cause Benny and his family to relive the worst day of their lives. The two young lovers are about to discover how the distance between loyalty to your family and to the one you love can be as deep and wide as the Cuyahoga River. AKRON is a heart-tugging and romantic story of loss, forgiveness, and the wonderful insanity of family. –C.R.

CIFF40 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Wednesday, April 06, 2016 at 1:50 PM

Akron-Summit County Public Library

Friday, April 08, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Sidebar
10% Cinema

Competitions
Local Heroes Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

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Directors
Brian O'Donnell, Sasha King

Sasha King has worked as a film and TV producer for over a decade in Europe, London, and New York City. Brian O'Donnell was born and raised in Akron, Ohio. He graduated with honors from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, with a major in Dramatic Writing. His visual art has been exhibited in New York, London, and Paris.

Filmography
AKRON (2015)

Producers
Sasha King, Brian O'Donnell

Screenwriting
Brian O'Donnell

Cinematography
Patrick Jordan

Editing
Bill Snodgrass

Principal Cast
Matthew Frias, Edmund Donovan, Andrea Burns, Amy da Luz, Joseph Melendez, Isabel Machado, Cailan Rose

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