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 KINGDOM
Run Time: 97 minutes
Living in a Cheshire housing estate has given 15-year-old Shelly a ferocious will to survive. And she will need it. Her abusive father, whom she and her brothers testified against, is being paroled. Raising her youngest brother has fallen exclusively on her, and petty theft helps pay the bills. When Finnegan, a local crime boss, becomes obsessed with her, he offers Shelly all the things she longs for. Simultaneously, she is befriended by Rachel, a strange young girl from an affluent area who is fixated on Shelly and her plight. Both want to be Shelly's savior and possess her for themselves. Shelly knows the costs of accepting either offer, but time is growing short. Finnegan is becoming increasingly desperate and devious in his efforts to seduce her. Rachel now seems to be following her everywhere. As the decisive moment arrives for Shelly, events in THE VIOLATORS take another unexpected and shocking turn. Will they crush her spirit, or have the streets forged a will strong enough to triumph over the unthinkable? –C.R.
Tower City Cinemas
Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 9:40 PM
Friday, April 01, 2016 at 5:05 PM
Sunday, April 03, 2016 at 11:20 AM
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
THE VIOLATORS (2015)
David A. Hughes, David Moores
Kyle Ogden, David A. Hughes
Lauren McQueen, Brogan Ellis, Stephen Lord, Liam Ainsworth