Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas

Pin Cushion


Year: 2017
Run Time: 85 minutes

Pin Cushion
Pin Cushion
Pin Cushion
Pin Cushion

Mother Lyn and daughter Iona have always been close… maybe a little too close, considering they share a bed and don’t seem to have any external relationships. For the most part, the pair seem content to live in a colorful, quirky world of their own, each entirely consumed by the other. But when a move to a new city creates a divide between them, both Lyn and Iona are forced to forge their own identities as they struggle with separate, but equally important, obstacles. As Iona becomes set on fitting in with the vicious popular girls at her new school, Lyn embarks on her own epic battle to get her stepladder back from a neighbor. Not wanting to admit defeat, both mother and daughter resort to fabrication and fantasy, resulting in a destructive and grievous chain of events. Beautifully bizarre, PIN CUSHION is an offbeat and entertaining film sprinkled with humor, hardship, and imagination. —G.S.

CIFF42 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 6:45 PM

Friday, April 13, 2018 at 5:45 PM

World Tour

New Direction Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman


Deborah Haywood

Deborah Haywood has written and directed a number of short films, all made in and around her hometown of Swadlincote, England. Her short film “Sis” was nominated for a British Independent Film Award in 2010.


Gavin Humphries

Deborah Haywood

Nicola Daley

Nick Emerson, Anna Dick

Principal Cast
Lily Newmark, Joanna Scanlan, Chanel Cresswell

Print Source
Questions? >


Check out our FAQs for answers to common questions about entering the film festival.

Become A CIFF Member >

Become A CIFF Member

We have seven different levels of membership to choose from, so find the one that best fits your film appetite!

Sign up for our email newsletter

  • facebook
  • twitter
  • instagram
  • youtube
  • flickr
  • alexa
  • foursquare