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: 113 minutes
Inside and outside Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena, activists, journalists, and politicians run up against America’s divided socio-political landscape. The 50,000 delegates who have descended on the city for the 2016 Republican National Convention, and the many protesters who oppose them, lend it a carnival atmosphere. Clevelanders of all stripes are out in force. Earnest young podcasters cover the event. Minister-activist Kyle Earley agitates on behalf of people living in poverty. Televangelist Mark Burns and radio talk show host Laura Ingraham make rabble-rousing speeches inside The Q, while customers at the Diamond Cut barbershop debate the coming election. Despite the city’s curbs on protest, the women of Code Pink continue to plot disruption. Rants and diatribes abound. A strong police presence tamps down inflamed passions. As conveyed in A MORE CIVIL WAR in the chaos of this political theater, any voices of reason are outshouted. Yet Pastor Kyle Earley remains conciliatory, asking “How can we love, when there’s so much hate in this world?” The national conversation can’t get any less civil, so we all have to work toward compromise. —B.B.
Thursday, April 06, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Saturday, April 08, 2017 at 6:40 PM
Recommended for High School Students +
Local Heroes Competition
"King Me" (2011) – 36th CIFF, A MORE CIVIL WAR (2016)
Geoff Yaw, Katie Koeblitz, Julia Thorndike, Josh Booth, Dale Omori
Keith Nickoson, Caleb Crossen, Kevin Coyne, Kasey Drzazga, Peter Mozingo, Billy O'Boyle
Keith Potoczak, Danielle Miller