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: 110 minutes
Nine-year-old Samay is obsessed with film. Unfortunately, because he is from the intellectual Brahmin caste in India, his father believes that cinema is against their values and forbids Samay from watching. But just like the romance in the movies, no obstacle can prevent true love. And Samay will do everything he can to immerse himself into the fantastic stories he sees on 35mm film, finding refuge from his simple life in the small town of Chalala. Befriending a local projectionist, Samay exchanges his lunches for time in the projection booth where he begins to learn everything he can about the art of film. As his obsession grows, rebellious Samay begins to steal some of his favorite reels, creating a makeshift cinema of his own to display the films for his friends. But just as he’s discovering his talent for showing film, an impending switch to digital is on the horizon, threatening to destroy everything that Samay loves. A beautiful ode to film, Bollywood, and the power of cinema, LAST FILM SHOW is a moving story of art and passion. —G.S.
KeyBank State Theatre
Friday, April 01, 2022 at 12:00 PM
Saturday, April 02, 2022 at 9:30 AM
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes
46th CIFF College Program
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