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: 80 minutes
The sport of golf began in Scotland in the 15th century and arrived in the U.S. in the late 1800s. Its popularity grew, and in the 1960s charismatic professional golfers such as Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer expanded its audience. Today, Tiger Woods and other players are full-blown celebrities. But what about the mysterious people carrying their bags around the golf course? In LOOPERS: THE CADDIE’S LONG WALK, director Jason Baffa shifts the spotlight to these individuals. At one time, the prevailing expectation for caddies was this: show up, keep up, and shut up. However, this inspiring documentary paints a different picture of these essential, unsung heroes, who often act as advisors, counselors, and confidants. The job has become so vital to victory there are training programs to teach these skills. The film highlights one at Canterbury Golf Club in Beachwood, Ohio, led by renowned caddie master, Mike Kiely. Narrated by comedy legend (and former caddie) Bill Murray, LOOPERS is fun and light-hearted, using humor and charm to finally give caddies their day in the sun. —E.F.
Cedar Lee Theatre 1
Wednesday, April 03, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Thursday, April 04, 2019 at 5:20 PM
Friday, April 05, 2019 at 1:55 PM
The Sports Section
Ad Hoc Docs Competition
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'Loopers:' Not Just for Golf Fans
Based in California, Jason Baffa is a film director, photographer, commercial director, and surf-filmmaker. He also has a partnership with Ziobaffa organic Italian wine.
One California Day (2007), Bella Vita (2013), LOOPERS: THE CADDIE'S LONG WALK (2019)
David Brookwell, Clark Cunningham, Ward Clayton, Jim Packer, Chris Brown, Michael Murphy, David Gang, Mike Pope
Caddy Doc, LLC