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Run Time: 87 minutes
Set in the 90s, when dial-up internet and instant messaging were starting to enter every home in America, this film is centered on Miles, a high school senior impatiently waiting to flee his close-minded small town. After graduation he plans to attend film school in Chicago, where a number of his online buddies are living. His plan goes south when his father dies of a heart attack. It’s not the death that derails the plan, but more the discovery that his dad was cheating on his mom (played by SNL-alum and Shaker Heights native Molly Shannon) and blew Miles’ college savings on gifts for his young mistress. Miles finds a backup plan in an unlikely place: a volleyball scholarship to Loyola University. The only problem is his school doesn’t have a team for boys. Desperate, Miles tries out for the girl’s team and unexpectedly makes the cut. The move creates a huge controversy across the region, threatening the only chance Miles has to escape. Based on a true story, MILES is a touching comedy that completely obliterates gender stereotypes. —E.F.
Tower City Cinemas
Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 9:20 AM
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 at 4:40 PM
Cedar Lee Theatre 1
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at 9:00 PM
THE SPORTS SECTION
American Independents Competition
Nathan Adloff was born in Springfield, Illinois in 1982. He began his career as an actor, appearing in such television shows as IFC's Young American Bodies.
"Nate & Margaret" (2012), MILES (2016)
Ash Christian, Anne Clements, Stephen Israel, Lisa G. Black, Devon Schneider
Justin D.M. Palmer, Nathan Adloff
Hunter Robert Baker
Molly Shannon, Tim Boardman, Stephen Root