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February 17, 2015

CIFF39 Announces Opening Night and Closing Night Films

The 39th Cleveland International Film Festival, presented by Dollar Bank, is proud to announce its Opening Night film on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 will be I’ll See You in My Dreams.

Directed by Brett Haley, the film had its World Premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The film stars Blythe Danner as a widow who’s settled into her life and her age, until a series of events propel her into a renewed engagement with the people and the world around her. The film also stars Martin Starr, Sam Elliott, Malin Akerman, June Squibb, Rhea Perlman, and Mary Kay Place. The film was written by Brett Haley and Marc Basch, and produced by Rebecca Green, Laura D. Smith, and Brett Haley.

Opening Night of the CIFF39 is sponsored by Parker, the company that can be found on and around everything that moves – including moving pictures.

Tickets to the Opening Night Gala are $150 per person ($125 for CIFF members). The Gala includes the film at 7:00 p.m. at Tower City Cinemas, followed by an I’ll See You in My Dreams party at 8:45 p.m. at Post Office Plaza in Tower City Center. Scheduled special guests include director Brett Haley.

The 39th Cleveland International Film Festival, presented by Dollar Bank, is proud to announce its Closing Night film on Sunday, March 29, 2015 will be Danny Collins.

Danny Collins was written and directed by Dan Fogelman and produced by Jessie Nelson and Nimitt Mankad. The film stars Al Pacino as Danny Collins, an aging 1970s rocker who can't give up his hard-living ways. But when his manager (Christopher Plummer) uncovers a 40-year-old undelivered letter written to him by John Lennon, he decides to change course and embarks on a heartfelt journey to rediscover his family, find true love, and begin a second act.

Closing Night of the CIFF39 is sponsored by University Hospitals.

Everyone in attendance at any of the films showing on Closing Night is invited to the Closing Night dessert reception and awards presentation program around The Fountain at Tower City Center.

Photos and photo credits for I’ll See You in My Dreams and Danny Collins can be accessed here.

For more information on the 430+ films that will be shown between Opening Night and Closing Night of the CIFF39, visit beginning Friday, February 20th. Tickets go on sale to
CIFF members only on Friday, February 27th and to the general public on Friday, March 6th. Ticket prices for films are $13 for CIFF members and $15 for non-members. Tickets will be available online at, by telephone (1.877.304.FILM), in person at the Film Festival Box Office in the lobby of Tower City Cinemas, or by mail using the Program Guide order form. Program Guides will be available throughout the region, including all Dollar Bank locations, the week of February 23rd.

The Cleveland International Film Festival is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

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