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: 75 minutes
When Lexi was three years old, her father walked out the front door and abandoned her family. Decades later, unmoored by career woes, her mother’s death, and the breakdown of her marriage, she travels from England to L.A. to seek out her father and find out why he left. After arriving in California, Lexi tracks down her father’s second family—including an uptight half-sister she’s never met and her father’s terminally ill second ex-wife, with whom Lexi secretively attempts to form a bond. In the meantime, Lexi tries to numb the pain by compensating for her husband’s absence with unsuccessful casual sexual encounters. NO LIGHT AND NO LAND ANYWHERE is a heartbreaking look at what it’s like to become untethered from everything you’ve known. But still, the film speaks to the power of second chances—and how hitting rock bottom is sometimes the only way to find a better path forward. —A.Z.
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 9:45 PM
Friday, March 31, 2017 at 2:05 PM
Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 10:30 AM
WOMEN OF THE WORLD
American Independents Competition
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Amber Sealey was born in Brighton, England in 1975. She holds a degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She also studied drama at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the Central School of Speech and Drama. She produces, writes, and acts. NO LIGHT AND NO LAND ANYWHERE received an L.A. Muse Special Jury Prize at the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival.
"A Plus D" (2008), "How To Cheat" (2011), NO LIGHT AND NO LAND ANYWHERE (2016)
Amber Sealey, Drea Clark, Alysa Nahmias
Patrick Nelson Barnes
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