Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

MILES

Year: 2016
Country: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 87 minutes

MILES
MILES
MILES
MILES

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.

CIFF41 Screenings

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

Sidebars
10% CINEMA
THE SPORTS SECTION

Competition
American Independents Competition

Director
Nathan Adloff

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.

Filmography
"Nate & Margaret" (2012), MILES (2016)

Producers
Ash Christian, Anne Clements, Stephen Israel, Lisa G. Black, Devon Schneider

Screenwriting
Justin D.M. Palmer, Nathan Adloff

Cinematography
Hunter Robert Baker

Editing
Yaniv Dabach

Principal Cast
Molly Shannon, Tim Boardman, Stephen Root

Community Partner

PFLAG Cleveland

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