Reel Cleveland: Found Footage Festival

And more local film news

For the past five years, Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher have assembled an odd assortment of video clips into a touring show called the Found Footage Festival. This year, they're bringing it to the Beachland Ballroom (15711 Waterloo Rd., 216.383.1124, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, February 21. Highlights include a collection of strange Saturday-morning cartoons, a 1987 video-dating reel, a home movie from a 1985 heavy-metal festival and a compilation of exercise videos. Tickets are $10. Find more information at

The 2002 art-house comedy Jet Lag stars Juliette Binoche as a cosmetologist who can't get away from her boyfriend. It screens at 6 pm. Saturday, February 20, at the Lakewood Public Library (15425 Detroit Ave., 216.226.8275, It's free.

The Capitol Theatre (1390 W. 65th St., 216.651.7295, launches its Sunday Classics Brunch & Movie Series with a screening of the Gene Kelly film An American in Paris at 10 a.m. Sunday, February 21. Brunch at the nearby Luxe Kitchen and Lounge will follow. The series continues with North by Northwest (March 14), The African Queen (April 18) and Gigi (May 9), with brunches at Detroit Shoreway eateries Latitude 41N, Stone Mad and Reddstone, respectively. Tickets are $25 with brunch, $5 just the film. Call 440.349.3306 ext. 111 to make a brunch reservation.

The 1980 coming-of-age film Those Lips, Those Eyes was shot at Cain Park in 1979. To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the Friends of Cain Park will host a fundraising screening at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 21, at the Cedar Lee Theatre (2163 Lee Rd., 216.321.5411, Those Lips, Those Eyes spearheaded the venue's renaissance after the production company refurbished its theater for the movie. Tickets are $30, which includes wine and snacks; for reservations contact [email protected] or call 216.791.5149.

A comedy set in a Shaker Heights barbershop, the locally produced webisode Julio launched last week and, according to producer Tom Loveman, had "over 1,000 views across the dozen or so sites to which we've uploaded it. We are proceeding with online and on-the-ground marketing to spread the word, focusing on Cleveland, Akron and Kent, to build as much local support as we can." Check out the clip at

A 2009 documentary about the sustainable farm movement, Fresh, screens at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, February 23, at Westlake's Porter Public Library (27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake, 440.871.2600, Find more information at It's free.

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Jeff Niesel

Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected].
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