Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

First Date

Year: 2021
Language: English
Run Time: 103 minutes

First Date
First Date
First Date

All Mike wants is to take the cute girl next door on a date. A simple enough objective that goes awry surprisingly quickly. After finally getting the courage to ask out his longtime crush Kelsey, the first obstacle Mike has to tackle is getting his hands on a car to pick her up. But after being conned into buying a ‘65 Chrysler that has seen better days, Mike finds himself the accidental target of cops, criminals, and a variety of former owners of the janky Chrysler, all trying to get their hands on the car—or rather, what’s hidden inside the car. While desperately trying to make it to Kelsey’s house, Mike will get chased, shot at, kidnapped, and punched in the face. But he will stop at nothing to make it to his date on time. A romantic comedy mystery thriller, FIRST DATE as an entertaining adventure that gives viewers a little bit of everything. — G.S.

CIFF45 Screenings

CIFF45 Streams On Demand

Thursday, April 08, 2021 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

After Hours

American Independents Competition

Director Director

Manuel Crosby, Darren Knapp

Brandon Kraus, Manuel Crosby, Darren Knapp, Lucky McKee, Charles Horak

Manuel Crosby, Darren Knapp

Manuel Crosby

Zach Passero, Manuel Crosby

Principal Cast
Tyson Brown, Shelby Duclos, Jesse Janzen, Nicole Berry, Ryan Quinn Adams

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Film Sponsors

Ciuni & Panichi


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