Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Gala & Godfrey

Year: 2016
Country: United States
Run Time: 119 minutes

Gala & Godfrey
Gala & Godfrey
Gala & Godfrey

Love is like an old LP: the hits aren't that good and the B-side is more interesting. Emulating an old vinyl record, this witty and irresistible film is made of short, episodic visual “tracks.” They chart the hurricane-force rise, fall, and chaotic aftermath of the marriage of Godfrey, a cocky Brit who sings lead in a rock band, and Gala, a perky American who wants love and stability. What begins as a fairy-tale romance between opposites soon becomes a showdown between warring kingdoms. But divorce is only the beginning. Mixing squirm-in-your-seat humor with palpable sexual tension, this film follows the storm-trail of raising a daughter, auditioning new lovers, and loudly proclaiming their intense hatred for each other. All while trying to convince themselves their love is really dead. GALA & GODFREY is a savagely funny and (seriously) tender Greatest Hits (and Misses) that gives us a love affair as nicked, scratched, and warbled as that old album you've had for years. –C.R.

CIFF40 Screenings

Friday, April 08, 2016 at 1:20 PM

Saturday, April 09, 2016 at 6:10 PM

Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 1:30 PM

American Independents Competition
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

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Kristin Ellingson

Kristin Ellingson is a native of Montana. She attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and NYFA in Cambridge, England. She is a founding member of the Seraphim Theater Co. and has worked as a scriptwriter for United Artists and independent films.


Kristin Ellingson, Adam Green

Kristin Ellingson

Greg Hadwick, Chris Collins

Connor Daly

Principal Cast
Adam Green, Molly Pepper Piccirilli, Sarah Glendening, Leonidas Gulaptis

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