Cleveland International Film Festival } March 30 – April 10, 2022

BEAUTIFUL GARDEN

Year: 2017
Country: United States
Run Time: 104 minutes

BEAUTIFUL GARDEN

WORLD PREMIERE

Filmed in Cleveland, Ohio, BEAUTIFUL GARDEN is set against the backdrop of Lake Erie. A large old house on the beach has been taken over by squatters. They’re an odd mix of drifters, runaways, and anyone else who have found themselves homeless. From an abused teenager and a starving artist, to a young family impacted by the recession, there are over 15 people living here, with more coming and going every day. Also included in the bunch are junkies and drug dealers who do their best to hide their criminal activity from the others. At the helm of this strange commune is King, a creepy and mysterious man who lives in the attic. When one of the residents witnesses a murder in the backyard, their community begins to crumble. Greed and corruption have found their way into this utopia. It soon will come to light that their entire existence was based on a very dark secret. This entertaining crime-thriller is laced with romance and drama, skillfully weaving the stories of many characters into one cohesive and explosive finale. —E.F.

CIFF41 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at 7:15 PM -
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at 9:00 PM

Saturday, April 08, 2017 at 12:05 PM -
Saturday, April 08, 2017 at 1:50 PM

Competition
Local Heroes Competition

Director
Christopher Peplin

Christopher Peplin is a Los Angeles filmmaker, originally from Cleveland, Ohio. He studied film at Cleveland State University.

Filmography
BEAUTIFUL GARDEN (2016)

Producers
Charles Moore, Christopher Peplin, J. Scott Scheel

Screenwriting
Christopher Peplin

Cinematography
David Litz

Editing
Christopher Peplin

Principal Cast
Richie Matthew Logsdon, Jade Viggiano, Alexander Mendeluk, Julia Lawler, Michael Frieman, Kelleigh Miller, Charles Moore, Christopher Peplin

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