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: 98 minutes
CARRIE PILBY, which premiered to critical acclaim at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, stars Bel Powley (“Diary of a Teenage Girl”) and is based on the international best-seller by Caren Lissner. Carrie is a genius who graduated from Harvard at 18. Convinced the world is populated by oversexed hypocrites, she has a hard time making sense of life as it relates to morality, relationships, sex, and leaving her apartment. In an effort to coax Carrie out of her shell, her psychiatrist (Nathan Lane) makes a deceptively simple checklist of goals for her to achieve between Thanksgiving and the year’s end. Each goal brings Carrie closer to the understanding that humans, like books, can’t be judged by their covers. The film was directed by Susan Johnson from a script by Kara Holden and also stars Gabriel Byrne, Vanessa Bayer, Colin O’Donoghue, William Moseley, and Jason Ritter. —The Orchard
Friday, March 31, 2017 at 7:15 PM
Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 2:35 PM
American Independents Competition
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Susan Johnson is an Independent Spirit Award-winning filmmaker who recently completed her 11th feature in as many years. As a producer, her films include the Sundance/Cannes hit "Mean Creek," "Eye of the Dolphin" and sequel "Beneath the Blue," and "God Help the Girl" on which she served as co-executive producer. Johnson attended USC and earned an M.F.A. at the prestigious American Film Institute.
CARRIE PILBY (2016)
Susan Cartsonis, Brent Emery, Suzanne Farrell, Susan Johnson, Lisa Wolofsky
Phillip J. Bartell
Bel Powley, Nathan Lane, Gabriel Byrne, Vanessa Bayer, Colin O'Donoghue, Jason Ritter, William Moseley
This film is presented with the generous support of ART and CAROL ANTON.