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

The Art of Rebellion

Year: 2021
Country: USA
Language: English
Run Time: 79 minutes

The Art of Rebellion
The Art of Rebellion
The Art of Rebellion
The Art of Rebellion

Lydia Emily says fondly that she comes from “a whole bloodline of loudmouths.” Her mother was a civil rights activist in Louisiana, Lydia herself is a socially vocal street-artist based in Los Angeles, and both her daughters speak their minds and own their truths. Her defiantly steadfast attitude persists in all aspects of her life, especially in regard to her youngest daughter’s autism diagnosis at one year old and Lydia’s own diagnosis of primary progressive multiple sclerosis years later. Through medical struggles, emotional setbacks, and communities that don’t initially embrace her art, the documentary THE ART OF REBELLION tells Lydia’s story of unflinching determination. Faced with a tidal wave of medical bills, a roller coaster of medication side effects, and a severe lack of access to care for her condition—all underscoring the fierce societal need for universal healthcare—nothing will stop Lydia from creating, even if she must tie the paintbrushes to her hands. —J.H.

CIFF46 Screenings

KeyBank State Theatre

Monday, April 04, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Tuesday, April 05, 2022 at 2:30 PM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

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

Streams Access: Regional: OH, PA, MI, IN
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: Yes
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Related Event
46th CIFF College Program

Sidebar
Parability Cinema

Competitions
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Global Health Competition

Director

Director
Libby Spears

Producers
Abigail Disney, Lauren Embrey, Suzanne Lafetra, Doug Blush, Katy Wood, Sam Hook

Cinematography
Libby Spears, Amy Bench, Daniel J. Clark. Chris Parkhurst

Editing
Elisa Bonora, Sam Hook

Film Contact

Community Partner

Graffiti HeArt

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