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CIFF Puts Out a Call for Donations

In the wake of the cancellation of what would've been the 44th iteration of the Cleveland International Film Festival, organizers have put out a...

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Update: Following a Volume of 100 Songs He Released Two Years Ago, Cleveland Musician Releases Another 100 Songs

Update: Two years ago, local musician Paul Francis composed and recorded 100 audio tracks that he made available to local filmmakers, so they could...

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'Phoenix, Oregon,' an Independent Film Opening in Ohio on Friday, Offers Alternative At-Home Viewing Option

The new independent film Phoenix, Oregon, is set to open at the Movies 10 & Movies 10 Arcade in Nelsonville and at the Pierce...

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The Nightlight in Akron is Closed Until Further Notice

Citing the safety of its staff and patrons, the Nightlight, an independent theater in Akron, has just announced it'll be closed until further notice...

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Upcoming Screening of 'The Effects,' a Film Written by a 16-Year-Old Cleveland Metropolitan School District Student, Has Been Postponed

Update: Due to coronavirus concerns, organizers have decided to postpone an upcoming screening of The Effects, a film about deportation that is written by a...

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Tegan and Sara to Perform at House of Blues in August

During the course of their career, the indie rock duo Tegan and Sara has sold well over one million records and received three Juno...

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Benh Zeitlin's 'Wendy' is Gloomy Retelling of 'Peter Pan'

After eight years, director Benh Zeitlin has followed up his wondrous Oscar-winning debut Beasts of the Southern Wild with a sophomore effort: Wendy, a much...

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Cleveland International Film Festival Tickets Go on Sale Friday

Tickets for the 44th annual Cleveland International Film Festival go on sale this Friday at 11 a.m. The two-week film spectacle features 227 short...

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Paavo Turtiainen, Ingrid Bergman’s Personal Secretary and Archivist, to Speak at the Cinematheque on March 15

Originally, Paavo, Life in Five Courses, a film about event planner and chef Paavo Turtiainen, was supposed to document how several Finns left their...

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Pixar's 'Onward' is Predictably Solid Family Fare

Like virtually all Pixar films, from 1995's Toy Story to 2017's Coco, the premise of Onward, which opens Friday in wide release, is built on...

Film Features

We Probably Don't Need Another Adaption of 'Emma,' But This New One is Still Fun

Given that so many recent art-house movies have centered so squarely on serious social issues — not that there's anything wrong with that! — Emma,...

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LBM to Host a Fundraiser for the Latest TurnStyle Film Project

The locally based TurnStyle Films is close to finishing its latest documentary movie, Don’t Fall in Love with Yourself. It just needs a bit...

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Watch the Trailer for the Hulu Adaption of 'Little Fires Everywhere,' Set in Shaker Heights

Back in 2018, we reported that Reese Witherspoon and her production team at Hello Sunshine won a bidding war for the rights to Little...

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150 Films to Screen at Next Week's Short.Sweet.Film Fest.

Michael Suglio, organizer of the annual Short.Sweet.Film.Fest. that comes to the Alex Theatre at the 9 next week on Wednesday for a five-day run,...

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CIFF Announces Its Opening and Closing Night Films

The 44th iteration of the Cleveland International Film Festival will open with a special screening of Military Wives, a film about a group of...

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Capitol Theatre to Host Racial Equity and Inclusion Film Series this Spring

Cleveland Cinemas and the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization will present the third-annual Racial Equity & Inclusion film series this spring. In March, April...

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Harrison Ford, CGI Dog Star in New Adaptation of 'Call of the Wild'

The new adaptation of Jack London's 1903 adventure novel The Call of the Wild stars a hirsute Harrison Ford and a computer-generated doggo as they...

Film Features

Swedish-Georgian 'And Then We Danced' is an Intense Coming of Age Tale

From the moment that Irakli (Bachi Valishvili) arrives unexpectedly at a dance rehearsal and takes the place of Merab (Levan Gelbakhiani), who's trained since he...

Film Features

Cleveland-Based Company to Distribute Two Winning Movies From This Year’s Chagrin Documentary Film Festival

The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival (CDFF) and Gravitas Ventures have announced a new partnership to benefit documentary filmmakers and further their shared missions of...

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CIFF Names Patrik-Ian Polk as This Year's DReam Catcher Program and Award Recipient

The Cleveland International Film Festival has named pioneering LGBTQ filmmaker Patrik-Ian Polk as its second Dream Catcher Program and Award recipient. While in Cleveland...

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'Downhill' is Breezy U.S. Comedy That Sullies European Original

Downhill, directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (The Way, Way Back) is a breezy 80-minute comedy starring Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. It's about...

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