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: 89 minutes
Each winter hundreds of thousands of snow birds flock to Quartzsite, Arizona, an offbeat camping and RV haven sitting comfortably between L.A. and Phoenix. Known as the “Desert Phenomenon,” this little-known pocket of sand serves as a temporary home to nomadic families, retirees, veterans, people experiencing homelessness, recreational drug users, deeply religious believers, and die-hard gem and rock enthusiasts. For many this eccentric oasis is safe, supportive grounds in contrast to conventional mainstream society. Kids play freely in the desolate outdoors, climbing trees and brainstorming blueprints of their own religion. Retirees connect through scheduled activities at the community center or by paying visits to the “naked bookseller’s” Reader’s Oasis or the famous Hi Jolly Cemetery. Those who typically migrate solo find community with their fellow wanderers when they reminisce on their winding roads to Quartzsite. An enlightening, one-of-a-kind watch, the documentary ONE ROAD TO QUARTZSITE leads audiences into an unforgettable faction of our country whose welcoming nature provides a respite for traveling souls. —A.B.
KeyBank State Theatre
Thursday, April 07, 2022 at 7:30 PM
Friday, April 08, 2022 at 12:10 PM
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
Closed Captions: Yes
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No
46th CIFF College Program
Ad Hoc Docs Competition