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 5, 2020 } See Beyond

DEAD AWAKE

 

Year: 2016
Country: USA
Run Time: 99 minutes

DEAD AWAKE
DEAD AWAKE
DEAD AWAKE

Beth’s been having terrifying dreams that feel awfully realistic. Something is trying to kill her. She fights to wake up but is unable to move. Doctors say it’s sleep paralysis, though she’s convinced it’s something more sinister. When tragedy befalls Beth, the skeptics around her are forced to take her concerns seriously. Leading the charge is her twin sister Kate, who now finds herself dealing with identical nightmares. The mysterious creature chasing her is relentless in its mission for destruction. As it turns out, Kate is not the only one the creature is after. As more suffering occurs, Kate must team up with her sister’s mess of a boyfriend (whose dreams are also haunted) to find a way to stop whatever it is from wreaking havoc on their loved ones. They seek out a number of unconventional methods, desperately doing whatever it takes to prevent another tragedy. Written by the creator of “Final Destination,” DEAD AWAKE is full of jump scares. Unlike the characters in this terrifying horror film, at least you’ll be able to move when the fear hits. —E.F.

CIFF41 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, April 07, 2017 at 2:30 PM

Saturday, April 08, 2017 at 11:40 PM

Sidebar
AFTER HOURS

Competition
American Independents Competition

Director
Phillip Guzman

Phillip Guzman was born in 1980 and resides in Austin, Texas. He holds a B.A. in Film from Stephen F. Austin State University. He's also the Director of Creative Affairs at Incendiary Features.

Filmography
"2:22" (2008), "Desdemona: A Love Story" (2009), "A Kiss and a Promise" (2012), DEAD AWAKE (2016)

Producers
Phillip Guzman, James LaMarr, Jeffrey Reddick

Screenwriting
Jeffrey Reddick

Cinematography
Dominique Martinez

Editing
Peter Devaney Flanagan

Principal Cast
Lori Petty, Brea Grant, Jesse Bradford, Jocelin Donahue, Jesse Borrego

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