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

IN THE RADIANT CITY

 

Year: 2016
Country: USA
Run Time: 95 minutes

IN THE RADIANT CITY
IN THE RADIANT CITY
IN THE RADIANT CITY
IN THE RADIANT CITY
IN THE RADIANT CITY

U.S. PREMIERE

Twenty years have passed since Andrew’s testimony sealed his brother’s fate of a life behind bars. Andrew’s been gone ever since, his family left toiling in grief for one son’s punishment and the other’s betrayal. Now, with the possibility of his brother’s early release, Andrew reluctantly returns home after months of unanswered court summons requesting he vouch for his brother’s rehabilitation. His secret homecoming is short-lived when he crosses paths with his promiscuous teenage niece and furious sister who will never bring herself to forgive him. Andrew has a choice. He can do nothing, ensuring his brother will pay for the rest of his life for the deadly crime of which he was convicted. Or he can choose to make peace with his family so they can all finally begin to heal. Director Rachel Lambert blends harsh resentment, sexual intrigue, and suspense to make IN THE RADIANT CITY an unforgettably dark drama of a family haunted by the sins of the past. —A.B.

CIFF41 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, April 07, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Sunday, April 09, 2017 at 11:40 AM

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

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Right and Wrong Isn't Always So Black and White

Director
Rachel Lambert

Rachel Lambert received a BFA from Boston University, with further education at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. After graduating, she worked as Sales Coordinator for HanWay Films, while continuing to write and produce theater at the Battersea Arts Centre, Finborough Theatre and the National Theatre. Since returning to New York, she has written three feature films with her writing partner, Nathan Gregorski.

Filmography
"Mom Jovi" (2016), IN THE RADIANT CITY (2016)

Producers
Sonny Malhi, Jeff Nichols

Screenwriting
Rachel Lambert, Nathan Gregorski

Cinematography
Zoƫ White

Editing
Julia Bloch

Principal Cast
Michael Abbott Jr., Marin Ireland, Celia Weston, Madisen Beaty, Paul Sparks, Deirdre O'Connell, Jon Michael Hill

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