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

BURN THE SHIPS

 

Year: 2016
Country: USA
Run Time: 88 minutes

BURN THE SHIPS
BURN THE SHIPS
BURN THE SHIPS
BURN THE SHIPS

WORLD PREMIERE

The Akron Racers are the longest tenured team in the National Pro Fastpitch League—the country’s only women’s professional softball organization. Run by the super dedicated Joey Arietta, who manages the team like they’re her family, the Racers keep getting close to the NPF championship only to fall short. BURN THE SHIPS chronicles the team’s 2015 season, giving us an all-access pass to the players’ lives, the work that goes into keeping the team and the league alive, and the emotional balance between trying to live when you’re not getting paid to do what you love. There’s a bit of “A League of Their Own” in the lives of these girls—traveling the country to play in front of sparse crowds, wearing oodles of pink, playing fourth or fifth fiddle to the men, but always showing up on the field with positive attitudes that are infectious for all sports fans. While the Racers may not be household names, BURN THE SHIPS will introduce us to underdogs who embody the Northeast Ohio spirit. —T.W.

CIFF41 Screenings

Akron-Summit County Public Library

Friday, March 31, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Tower City Cinemas

Sunday, April 02, 2017 at 11:10 AM

Monday, April 03, 2017 at 4:15 PM

Sidebars
THE SPORTS SECTION
WOMEN OF THE WORLD

Genre
Recommended for High School Students +

Competitions
Local Heroes Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director
Danielle Miller, Julia Thorndike

Danielle Miller and Julia Thorndike are on the production team of Cleveland's Think Media Studios.

Filmography
BURN THE SHIPS (2016)

Producers
Danielle Miller, Julia Thorndike

Cinematography
Caleb Crossen

Editing
Danielle Miller

Media Partner

Akron Life Magazine

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