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

Grain

Year: 2021
Country: USA, ITALY, SPAIN, SWITZERLAND
Language: English
Run Time: 81 minutes

Grain
Grain
Grain
Grain
Grain

Digital photography, with its sharper edges, higher definition, and instant gratification, dramatically changed the way we capture and consume the imagery in front of us. But these “perfect” shots we see on our phones—in a world more distorted than ever—may be doing us all a great disservice. Millennials worldwide, whose childhoods were slowly overrun by all-things-digital and looming screen time addictions, are driving the return to film photography and the need for a slowdown. Film photographers praise the analog process of the good ol’ days for its deliberate, intentional, and creative techniques. While shooting, the focus remains on what they see through their lens instead of the camera’s display screen. Hours spent in the darkroom, meticulously laboring by hand over each detail of their prints, allows room for more personal creativity. Now, with more people craving real over flawless, the documentary GRAIN captures how shooting analog brings passionate photographers joy as artists and how the uniqueness of film may be here to stay. —A.B.

CIFF46 Screenings

Westfield Studio Theatre

Sunday, April 03, 2022 at 7:20 PM

Monday, April 04, 2022 at 11:55 AM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

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

Related Event
46th CIFF College Program

Sidebar
Teen-Friendly Films

Competition
Ad Hoc Docs Competition

Director Director

Directors
Tommaso Sacconi, Alex Contell

Producers
Tommaso Sacconi, Alex Contell, Raja Sethuraman, Magnus Andersson, Alain Sylvain

Cinematography
Tommaso Sacconi, Alex Contell

Editing
Tommaso Sacconi, Alex Contell

Film Contact

The SHEPHERD CHEVROLET Film

Film Sponsors

M. Gentile Studios

Community Partners

Cleveland Print Room

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