Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 18, 2021 } Playhouse Square

Mary Goes Round


Year: 2017
Country: CANADA
Run Time: 86 minutes

Mary Goes Round
Mary Goes Round
Mary Goes Round
Mary Goes Round

Aya Cash turns in a masterful performance as the titular Mary, an alcoholic who spends a lot of her time running away from demons. Just when a DUI arrest makes Mary reevaluate her position as a substance abuse counselor, she receives a call from her estranged father who would like her to visit him. Reluctantly, Mary goes home to visit the man whose own alcoholism ruined his relationship with Mary’s now-deceased mother. Learning her father is dying and that she has a half-sister—neither of whom knew the other existed—Mary must reconcile with the past in order to have a future. Charmingly funny and at times heartbreaking, MARY GOES ROUND is a can’t-take-your-eyes-off-it film with splendid performances and terrific direction from Molly McGlynn, who mined her own experiences for the film. MARY GOES ROUND is a graceful look at a woman who can sneak bottles into her purse while learning to deal with the baggage she carries. —T.W.

CIFF42 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 5:10 PM

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 6:40 PM

World Tour

ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
International Narrative Competition


Molly McGlynn

Molly McGlynn is a Toronto-based writer and director who was born in Montréal and grew up in the United States. McGlynn graduated from Queen’s University with a B.A. in film studies and has a graduate certificate from Humber College in writing & producing for television.


Matt Code, Kristy Neville, Aeschylus Poulos

Nick Haight

Christine Armstrong, Bryan Atkinson

Principal Cast
Aya Cash, Sara Waisglass, John Ralston, Melanie Nicholls-King

Print Source

Film Sponsors

Government of Canada

Community Partners

Community Assessment and Treatment Services

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