UPDATE: CIFF44 CANCELLED

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 7, 2020 } See Beyond

A MORE CIVIL WAR

 

Year: 2017
Country: USA
Run Time: 113 minutes

A MORE CIVIL WAR
A MORE CIVIL WAR
A MORE CIVIL WAR
A MORE CIVIL WAR

WORLD PREMIERE

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.

CIFF41 Screenings

Capitol Theatre

Thursday, April 06, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Tower City Cinemas

Saturday, April 08, 2017 at 6:40 PM

Genre
Recommended for High School Students +

Competition
Local Heroes Competition

Director
Geoff Yaw

Geoff Yaw of Cleveland's Think Media Studios has designed products for the home furnishing market, created national events for major sponsors, served time as a nonfiction author, and paid the bills as a musician. Since 2002 he has produced reality TV programs, feature and short documentaries, music videos, and ad campaigns.

Filmography
"King Me" (2011) – 36th CIFF, A MORE CIVIL WAR (2016)

Producers
Geoff Yaw, Katie Koeblitz, Julia Thorndike, Josh Booth, Dale Omori

Cinematography
Keith Nickoson, Caleb Crossen, Kevin Coyne, Kasey Drzazga, Peter Mozingo, Billy O'Boyle

Editing
Keith Potoczak, Danielle Miller

Print Source

Community Partner

American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio

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