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: 102 minutes
When Jody hears the devastating news that her parents’ convicted killer was just released from jail, her anger is unbearable. At the warning of her grandfather Senior, Jody moves out of her childhood home to the family ranch for safety. Although she has spent every day since her parents’ deaths hating the man who destroyed her family, rumblings in their small town suggest he may be innocent. With the unexpected help from the killer’s son Collin, Jody revisits the case files and begins questioning the police investigation, witnesses, and even her own family members to seek answers, no matter how painful. Based on the novel by Nancy Pickard, THE SCENT OF RAIN AND LIGHTNING flashes back to the events leading up to the brutal murder and the dramatic, present-day aftermath that unfolds as Jody pieces together the shocking truth. This suspenseful mystery set in the American West unveils a powerful family’s secrets brought to light by twists of bitter revenge. —A.B.
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Friday, March 31, 2017 at 2:20 PM
American Independents Competition
Blake Robbins was born in Karamousel, Turkey where his father was stationed with the U.S. Navy. After earning a degree in Business Marketing, Robbins attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC. He has been in more than 60 theatrical productions and is best known for his roles as Tom Halpert from NBC's The Office and Dave Brass from HBO's Oz.
"The Sublime and Beautiful" (2014), THE SCENT OF RAIN AND LIGHTNING (2017)
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Casey Twenter, Jeff Robinson
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