Reel Cleveland: Got City Game!

And more local film news

Got City Game! Cleveland, a new web reality show set in Cleveland, commenced shooting this past weekend. Local music-video director Don Tyler will direct the webisodes, with students from Cuyahoga County Community College assisting. Much like Amazing Race, Got City Game! Cleveland gives three different teams a variety of challenges they have to complete. The team that finishes first wins a year's free use of a Tremont loft and tickets to downtown events for a year. "It's a reality game show to show off what's amazing about Cleveland," says executive producer Barbara Oney. "Each show features a different neighborhood of Cleveland. We're featuring all the cool inner-ring neighborhoods: Tremont, Detroit Shoreway, University Circle, the downtown area, the St. Clair and Superior areas. Our goal is to show off how unique these neighborhoods are and help bring forward information about the amazing job opportunities there are here and the lifestyle assets we have here, and do it in a way that young people will want to be involved with." Filming will last for two weeks. There will be a total of five webisodes; the first one will air the first week of November. Go to for more information.

The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque (11141 East Blvd., 216.241.7450, will show three films as part of Case Western Reserve University's Cultures of Green Film Festival. First is Waterlife, a Canadian movie about threats to the Great Lakes' fresh water. It shows at 7 p.m. Saturday, October 24, and 4 p.m. Sunday, October 25. Manufactured Landscapes, another Canadian film, shows at 7 p.m. Monday, October 26. Ray Watkins, a Case postdoctoral fellow in English, introduces the movie, an artful exploration of China's rapid industrialization. And finally (and this is a stretch), the Kevin Costner sci-fi flick Waterworld shows at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 28. Tickets to each film are $8.50.

As part of the Bringing Nature Home Film Fest, there is a free screening of Super Size Me, Morgan Spurlock's 2004 Academy Award-nominated documentary about the ill effects of eating nothing but McDonald's for a month. The movie shows at 9 p.m. Tuesday, October 27, at the Rocky River Nature Center (24000 Valley Pkwy. North Olmsted); an informal discussion follows the screening. For more information, call 440.734.6660 or visit

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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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