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: 91 minutes
Anne has just fallen head over heels for Sasha, a beautiful senior and star softball player. Anne, who works on the school yearbook, uses her position to interview Sasha and get to know her. This relationship comes as a deeply upsetting surprise to her best friend, Cliff. He has always loved Anne and just assumed friendship was a prelude to romance. But it may be a prelude to disaster instead. Feelings are hurt, feelings are blooming, and anger is unleashed. FIRST GIRL I LOVED is not your typical coming-out-and-of-age film. Not only are the moments of adventurous fear and awkward exhilaration beautifully rendered, but also the film fearlessly faces the consequences that leaps of faith and bursts of passion often have. It builds to a moving climax that will touch every open and beating heart. FIRST GIRL I LOVED warmly and sharply recalls when we all first ventured onto the meandering and hazardous path that leads to the true center of our selves. –C.R.
Friday, April 08, 2016 at 4:10 PM
Saturday, April 09, 2016 at 8:45 PM
American Independents Competition
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