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

SACRED

 

Year: 2016
Country: USA, JAPAN
Run Time: 86 minutes

SACRED
SACRED
SACRED

There is power in prayer. SACRED, an international team effort shot by more than 40 filmmaking crews in 25 countries, captures the religions, rites of passage, and spiritual rituals of our global community. Stories flow fluidly from one corner of the world to the next, illustrating how different cultures celebrate and commemorate three distinct chapters of life: Initiation, Practice, and Passage. On the film’s journey, we meet such people as: a Haitian mother submerging herself in a rushing waterfall while chanting for a healthy pregnancy; a young monk taking a vow of silence at a monastery in Myanmar; Louisiana prisoners finding freedom behind bars; and an elderly Ethiopian man in search of a handful of holy soil before his dying day. SACRED, which is an incredibly moving portrayal of faith at work around the globe, provides a window into the deep-rooted beliefs that allow our society to cope, survive, and thrive. (Various languages with subtitles) —A.B.

CIFF41 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, April 06, 2017 at 5:45 PM

Friday, April 07, 2017 at 1:30 PM

Genre
Recommended for High School Students +

Competition
Nesnadny + Schwartz Portrait Documentary Competition

Director
Thomas Lennon

Thomas Lennon is a director and producer who lives and works in New York City. His documentary work has earned him an Academy Award® and three Academy Award® nominations.

Filmography
"The Battle of Citizen Kane" (1995), "The Irish in America: Long Journey Home" (1998), "Becoming American" (2003), "The Blood of Yingzhou" (2006), "Tongzhi in Love" (2008), "The Warriors of Qiugang" (2010), "Angle of Attack" (2011), SACRED (2016)

Producer
Thomas Lennon

Editing
Maeve O'Boyle, Nick August-Perna

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