The 37th annual Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) will be taking place April 3- 14. http://clevelandfilm....
These are the only official movies that I am going to post for the group. I will be there a lot of the time, so if you have other suggestions, please plan on joining us.
You can go to one, both movies or just meet us for the discussions. Note that Saturday nights are a bit chaotic so you might not see anyone until you head over to Pure Vida after the second movie.
Note: Others from the group will be seeing Anita instead of The Discoverers. Anita Hill is going to be in attendance. Check the other event for this same evening if you choose to see Anita as the second movie.
Please check the Message Board for other movies that members will be seeing ahead of time. Discussion Board...
PARKING IS ALWAYS CHAOTIC. PLEASE ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO ARRIVE. IF YOU DRIVE, BE SURE TO BRING YOUR VOUCHER. BETTER YET, TAKE THE RAPID OR A BUS (I DO AND IT WORKS OUT GREAT).
*** We strongly suggest you buy your tickets ahead of time. You will be glad you did. ***
Use the discount key of WKSU for $2 off. Again, that website is: http://clevelandfilm....
If the movie is showing in more than one theater, we always go to the second theater and then walk down the aisle on the left hand side of the theater.
4:00 MOVIE 1:
You can meet the group at 3:30 at the end of the Fountains nearest to the Food Court. I will likely not be there but perhaps others of you can find each other.
Film could go on standby, but if it does, you will probably still get in (but why deal with the hassle). Be at the entrance line with your tickets by 3:40.
When you are done, head immediately in line for MOVIE 2.
6:10 MOVIE 2:
Film will likely go on standby, but you might still get in if you wait. Be at the entrance line with your tickets by 5:45.
Afterward, head straight to Pure Vida. 170 Euclid Avenue. Do not try to find us at the festival. Do not pass to stop. Just Go.
8:15 EATS AND DISCUSSION:
Pura Vida, 170 Euclid Avenue, (216)[masked] (The group ate here last year and loved it. Check it out.)
It is easy to find but you will want to know where you are going. STUDY THIS MAP...
Directions: Walk out of Tower City towards Public Square. TURN RIGHT on the sidewalk. Cross Intersection and you are on Euclid Ave. After you cross the street, it is about 2 minutes of walking (well lit) and you will be at 170 on your right hand side (well BEFORE the Corner alley / East 4th). You will be outside for only 3-5 minutes.
Ask to be seated with the Movie Group if you don't see us when you walk in. Cash is highly recommended.
*** If you plan on joining us ahead of time, please tell us on your RSVP. We will reserve a spot for you at the group table. *** Even if you are not seeing the same movies, feel free to join us for dinner.
4:00 THE ORHEIM COMPANY - NORWAY
It’s 1985 in Stavanger, Norway and Jarle Orheim can’t wait for the Live Aid concert. An earnest preteen with a belief in the power of music, he’s standing by to record it off the TV. But, as always, his father Terje intervenes and drags him off to the coast for a history lesson. Terje is obsessed with the Norwegian resistance fighters of WWII. It’s their sense of unity that’s important, he lectures Jarle and his mom: they worked as a team, each according to his ability. But with increasing frequency, Terje is getting ragingly, abusively drunk, and Jarle’s mom is helpless to defend them. Growing into his teenage years, Jarle starts spending time at anti-racist rallies and his sadness at Terje’s alcoholic decline turns to fury. Based on a trilogy by Tore Renberg, THE ORHEIM COMPANY is a searing family drama that depicts, with painstaking attention to period detail and a delicate sense of nuance, how the little company of three Orheims gradually stops marching in unison.
6:10 THE DISCOVERERS - UNITED STATES
You know you’re in unfamiliar territory -- intelligent comedy territory – the moment Griffin Dunne (“After Hours”) and Madeleine Martin (“Californication”) start their father-daughter verbal jousting. Dunne plays down-and-out history professor Lewis Birch, who is trying desperately to publish his life’s work (a 6,000-page tome on the slave who accompanied Lewis and Clark on their Pacific expedition) with any old academic press. In a last-ditch bid to salvage his career, Lewis drags his cynical teenage kids on a road trip to an academic conference. But Lewis’s mom dies suddenly, and her delusional husband Stanley disappears into the woods with a troop of Lewis and Clark historical re-enactors. Lewis and the disbelieving kids don homespun clothes and coonskin caps and dive into the underbrush to save Stanley from life as a backwoodsman. As they embark on their passage West, each member of the dysfunctional band finds out something new about him-or-herself. Splendid cinematography and laugh-out-loud repartee make THE DISCOVERERS one of the best discoveries of the year.
GETTING THERE: Parking is Free (with validation!), but it gets very crowded so allow plenty of time, especially on weekends. Consider taking RTA.
BUYING TICKETS: For most films, I recommend you buy tickets online ahead of time or at the festival. Some of the films sell out. Others go on standby, which means you will be admitted if there are seats available, but it requires more waiting. As a last resort, you could see another movie and meet us afterwards. If you use the code Indie1, you will save $2 / ticket. http://clevelandfilm....
OTHER MOVIES AT THE CIFF: I would encourage you to post other CIFF movies you may be attending so that others may be able to join you.