The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Run Time: 69 minutes
What do Kleenex, the Pillsbury Doughboy, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and the Wassup Bud Light commercial have in common? They were all created by Chicago advertising firms. In fact, most of the advertising techniques we use and reference today come from Chicago, which has always been a city known for its creativity and innovation. Before the invention of the transcontinental jet, Chicago served as the central hub of the entire country. Every train going east to west or north to south had to stop in Chicago. What resulted was a vital center for the exchange of people, goods, and most importantly, ideas. THE CITY THAT SOLD AMERICA is a glorious deep dive into Chicago’s rich history and its lasting effects on our world today. In what reads like a love letter to the Windy City, THE CITY THAT SOLD AMERICA is an upbeat and fascinating documentary that history buffs, Chicagophiles, and everyone else will thoroughly enjoy. —G.S.
Tower City Cinemas
Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 6:30 PM
Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 2:25 PM
Saturday, April 06, 2019 at 3:10 PM
Film Is Art
Ad Hoc Docs Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Award-winning filmmaker, Ky Dickens, is best known for her highly-acclaimed documentary work, her emotionally compelling commercial reel, and her endless list of questions. Dickens received the Focus Award for Achievement in Directing from Women in Film. She graduated from Vanderbilt University and lives in Chicago, Illinois.
Fish Out of Water (2009), Sole Survivor (2013), Zero Weeks (2017) – CIFF42, THE CITY THAT SOLD AMERICA (2018)
Mary Warlick, Amy McIntyre, Katie Bryan, Alexis Jaworski
Michael Barry, C.J. Arellano