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


Year: 2016
Country: United States
Run Time: 79 minutes


Every great society needs a daring pathfinder; a person who forsakes all expectations and becomes the pioneer of his/her generation; a person who possesses the gall to say, “You know what? Imma put goat testis in men with sex problems.” Ladies and gentlemen, I give you NUTS!, a mostly-true, animated documentary about a man whose vision made him the world’s foremost “goat gland transplanter.” (If you’re wondering which goat gland, refer to the title of the film. If you still don’t know, hand this program to your parents.) A pioneer of advertising and self-promotion, a one-day candidate for Governor of Kansas, and the man who started Mexico border blaster radio, Dr. J.R. Brinkley rolled into the small town of Milford, Kansas in 1918 and single-handedly put it on the map once word of his miraculous cure for male impotence got out. From there Brinkley went on to have the type of life that can only happen in America, where the American Dream is dreamt by those with the NUTS! to dream it. –T.W.

CIFF40 Screenings

Friday, April 08, 2016 at 9:40 PM

Saturday, April 09, 2016 at 2:35 PM

Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 12:25 PM

Film Is Art

Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Global Health Competition

Penny Lane

Penny Lane was educated at Vassar College and RPI and has taught at Bard College, Hampshire College, Williams College, and Colgate University, where she currently works. Lane was named one of Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film."

"Our Nixon" (2013), NUTS! (2016)

Penny Lane, Caitlin Mae Burke, James Belfer, Daniel Shepard

Thom Stylinski

Penny Lane, Thom Stylinski

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