The 36th annual Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) will be taking place March 22-April 1. 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 Muse after the second movie.
Please check the Message Board for other movies that members will be seeing ahead of time.
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 INDIE1 for $2 off. Again, that website is: http://clevelandfilm....
Producers / Director Gaylen Ross and Rebecca Nelson from Caris' Peace will be available to meet soon after the movie ends. They will also try to meet us for dinner afterwards.
4:50 MOVIE 1:
You can meet the group at 4:20 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 4:30. There will be a Q&A afterward.
AFTER MOVIE 1 MEETING WITH GAYLEN AND REBECCA
Once the Q&A is nearing completion, head near the front where the questions and answers are taking place. If time allows, our group will be able to spend some additional time to discuss the film with them (until the next movie begins). We will need to move to another location.
7:10 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 6:45.
Afterward, head straight to Muse. Do not try to find us at the festival. Do not pass to stop. Just Go.
9:00 EATS AND DISCUSSION:
Muse is in the Ritz Carlton. [masked] It can be reached inside by taking the escalators to the top floor and go into the Ritz. You will take an elevator from there to get to Muse near the top level.
The group will get a 10% discount on dinner too.
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.
CARIS' PEACE - USA
The biggest fear of any stage actor is being on stage and suddenly forgetting their lines or not even knowing what play they're in. What happens when that nightmare becomes the reality? Caris Corfman was a prized graduate of the Yale School of Drama and a well-respected, professional actress on the brink of stardom when she was found to have a brain tumor. The subsequent surgery to remove the tumor left her without the ability to retain new memories. CARIS' PEACE is the story of Corfman's struggle with depression and the tribulations of living a normal life. Gaylen Ross with Rebecca Nelson have created this powerful documentary which provides an intimate look into the fearless pursuit of Corfman's life's work—the creation of her own one-woman show dealing with the repercussions of her surgery. CARIS' PEACE takes you for a ride of highs and lows; but most of all, it provides a glimpse of the courage necessary to face your biggest fears. Interviews with Tony Shalhoub, Lewis Black, Kate Burton, and many more.
THE ART OF LOVE - FRANCE
Director Emmanuel Mouret is at it again, whisking the ingredients of modern relationships into a frothy concoction that’s a Francophile’s delight. Often described as a Gallic Woody Allen, Mouret’s forte is the amusing games sophisticated people play in the name of l’amour. THE ART OF LOVE focuses on the parallel stories of several couples who suffer various forms of lovesickness. When Isabelle admits she hasn’t had sex in a year, her friend Zoe offers her own boyfriend as therapy. Achille longs for a partner when suddenly his kooky neighbor shows up in a negligee, looking for someone to start an affair. Well-off Amelie longs to give back to the community. And when her platonic friend Boris suggests she give herself to him for charitable purposes, Amelie hits on a scheme to relieve him of his desire. Vanessa and William are so progressive that they agree to sleep with other people—though neither of them wants to. Director Mouret plays Vanessa’s hangdog suitor, unskilled in THE ART OF LOVE. (In French with subtitles) –B.B. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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.