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: 140 minutes
Based on author David Grann’s nonfiction bestseller, THE LOST CITY OF Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as savages, the determined Fawcett—supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide-de-camp (Robert Pattinson)—returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925. An epically scaled tale of courage and passion, told in writer/director James Gray’s classic filmmaking style, THE LOST CITY OF Z is a stirring tribute to the exploratory spirit and a conflicted adventurer driven to the verge of obsession.
Saturday, April 08, 2017 at 11:25 AM
Sunday, April 09, 2017 at 3:45 PM
American Independents Competition
Born in New York City, James Gray grew up in Queens and attended the USC School of Cinema-Television. He is an award-winning filmmaker whose past films premiered at Cannes and the Venice Film Festival.
"Little Odessa" (1994)-19th CIFF, "The Yards" (2000), "We Own the Night" (2007), "Two Lovers" (2008), "The Immigrant" (2013), THE LOST CITY OF Z (2016)
Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Anthony Katagas, James Gray, Dale Armin Johnson
John Axelrad, Lee Haugen
Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland, Edward Ashley