6 Festival Updates T U E S D AY, M A R C H 2 3 Stand by: RED ORANGE YELLOW GREEN BLUE PURPLE GREY Wednesday 3.24.10 Hipsters 7:15 pm 9:00 am (at the Cedra Lee Theater) 9:15 AM 9:20 AM The Girl On The Train ONE-ZERO THE GIRL 7:10 pm 105 min 98 min tuesday World’s Best Commer- p 98 p 66 cials 9:20 pm 10:00 am Code ONEZ23 Code GIRL23 3.23.2010 Fire In the Heartland 9:30 pm Thursday 3.25.10 11:00 am Pinned 7:15 pm 6 (at the Capitol Theater) Youngstown: 11:50 AM 11:40 AM Sibling Rivalry? Not with Still Standing 9:30 pm FORGETTING VILLON’S WIFE 12 Noon 12:00 Noon Friday 3.26.10 INDEPENDENT DAD 114 min 12:10 PM The BUZZ These Two Filmmaking Brothers SHORTS 84 min p 117 NORTH Paper Man 2:00 pm PROGRAM 3 p 65 Code VILL23 A Room and a Half 4:15 pm 102 min Code FORG23 79 min Hi. I’m Bill Decapite. 1:00 pm p 98 The Wind Journeys 4:25 pm p 124 You may have seen me at the B Code NORT23 I Am Love 6:50 pm Code INDY23 rothers Brent and Iraq war veterans who are hopefuls for the Duke Desk, where I help folks Hipsters 7:00 pm find their tickets. 1:50 PM Craig Renaud got into 2008 U.S. Paralympic Team — part of the Do It Again 7:05 pm Best Of Times 7:10 pm 2:00 pm COW 2:00 PM documentary filmmaking U.S. Olympic Committee that promotes Here’s what’s buzzing for The Last Truck 7:15 pm 2:10 PM 105 min 2:20 PM DECEMBER 2:15 PM when they worked as editors sports for people with physical disabilities. Tuesday, March 23, 2010; CIFF Day 6: THE HAPPIEST p 55 HEAT P-Star Rising 7:20 pm 2:30 PM CHARLIE THE OTHER for former NBC News As with all of their documentary Some of you may already know about GIRL IN THE WARRIOR Code COWX23 HADEN: 90 min BANK For the Life of Me 7:30 pm WORLD RAMBLING BOY p 56 correspondent Jon Alpert. subjects, Brent and Craig closely my love for music. Music and movies go CHAMPIONS 90 min Two Horses of Genghis 3:00 pm 86 min hand-in-hand. And for those of you who love 99 min 80 min p 52 Code DECE23 p 99 “From him we learned followed the veterans while Khan 9:40 pm p 70 p 118 music as much as I do, the festival offers Code HAPP23 Code CHAR23 Code OTHE23 a lot about the craft, they trained for the games. Code WARR23 a sidebar of films that will be music to your Saturday 3.27.10 but also about surviv- “We spend a tremen- ears. The music sidebar, which is sponsored The Lottery 1:50 pm 4:00 pm ing and thriving and dous amount of time by Jules and Fran Belkin, includes three films Do It Again 2:00 pm 4:20 PM 4:15 PM coming back with integrating into our sub- Good Fortune 2:05 pm showing today: 4:30 PM BARE ESSENCE 4:25 PM WELCOME the story,” says Brent. jects’ lives,” Brent contin- At 2:20 p.m., “Charlie Haden: Rambling Honeymoons 2:10 pm INDEPENDENT 4:40 PM 4:45 PM OF LIFE HIPSTERS 116 min Bananas 2:15 pm SHORTS 120 min p 119 “We have spent the last ues. “We hope that the time Boy” is about one of jazz music’s living leg- 5:00 pm FIRE IN THE NO. 4 STREET 125 min 5:00 PM I am Love 4:15 pm PROGRAM 7 HEARTLAND OF OUR LADY p 46 p 82 Code WELC23 decade working in the we put into the film translates to ends. Just on a side note, he’ll be coming to NORA’S WILL Storage 4:20 pm 105 min 99 min 90 min Code BARE23 Code HIPS23 92 min toughest parts of the world. the viewer having a more complex Cleveland in April as part of the Tri-C Jazz Fest. p 126 p 63 p 96 Last Train Home 4:25 pm p 97 Like an emergency room understanding of a particular At 4:25 p.m., “Hipsters” is a fun musical Code SHRT23 Code FIRE23 Code LADY23 A Call Girl 4:35 pm 6:00 pm Code NORA23 doctor, you get accustomed subject or issue.” that takes place in 1950s Russia. Soundtrack For to the suffering, keeping in “We don’t make political films, At 9:15 p.m., “First Voice Ohio,” docu- a Revolution 4:40 pm ments the oral histories and live music A Room and a Half 6:30 pm perspective that what you are or activist films,” he says, “but we do 6:50 PM performances of regional musicians. The film Vincere 6:45 pm doing is for a greater good.” want our work to make a difference.” 7:00 pm 7:00 PM MAX MANUS is directed by Kevin Richards, who founded Father and Guns 6:50 pm While in Iraq filming the And the two brothers work My Year Without Sex 7:20 PM 7:15 PM 7:10 PM CULTURES OF 118 min Roots of American Music in 1999. GERMAN COOKING THE BABY RESISTANCE p 93 7:30 PM series, “Off to War,” they seamlessly together. “We are totally For all the latest updates, pick up The Daily, 7:00 pm Handsome Harry 7:10 pm SHORTS HISTORY FORMULA 90 min Code MAXM23 A BRAND 7:40 PM formed relationships with interchangeable, and you would read the festival blog and come see as many PROGRAM 81 min p 55 Marwencol 7:20 pm 8:00 pm 88 min p 44 NEW LIFE WARD NO. 6 soldiers who suffered never know which one of us is films as you possibly can. The energy and 99 min p 54 Code CULT23 92 min Mid-August Lunch 7:30 pm p 131 Code COOK23 Code BABY23 p 50 83 min devastating injuries. behind the camera,” says Brent. excitement here at the festival will have you p 118 Code GERM23 “We have a tremendous “We might occasionally disagree singing a whole new tune. I, as usual, will be Sunday 3.28.10 BY Code BRAN23 Code WARD23 STAND amount of respect for what on something, but it’s rare. We singing, too. The Desert of Forbidden 9:00 pm Art 12:10 pm our servicemen and women have no egos; we only care about 9:20 PM 9:15 PM Mid-August Lunch do and what their families the work.” 12:10 pm ORDINARY FIRST VOICE 9:25 PM 9:35 PM 9:30 PM Alive 1:40 pm 9:40 PM PEOPLE OHIO 9:45 PM ADRIFT FIRE KEEPER CHAMELEON sacrifice,” Brent says. —Anne M. DiTeodoro 79 min 71 min Splinters 4:15 pm 10:00 pm ENEMIES OF p 99 p 64 BLACK SHEEP 110 min 82 min 105 min Their film, “Warrior THE PEOPLE p 41 p 63 p 51 Protektor 4:25 pm Code ORDN23 Code OHIO23 83 min Champions,” shares the 93 min p 49 Code ADRF23 Code KEEP23 Code CHAM23 SHOWING WARRIOR CHAMPIONS Bananas 4:30 pm p 60 true stories of four injured TODAY is playing today at 2:30 p.m. Code BSHE23 The Last Truck 4:20 pm Code PEOP23 The Taqwacores 4:40 pm 11:00 pm Good Fortune 4:45 pm AT SHAKER Beth Steele Radisek, a Cleveland International Film Festival staff member and mother of two My Year Without Sex SQUARE 4:50 pm CINEMAS daughters currently serving in the military, fell in love with “Warrior Champions” when it came The Lottery 7:05 pm Midnight Schedule sponsored by: 7:15 PM across her desk during the submission process. “I loved the film because of the message,” Paper Man 7:10 pm FATHER AND she said. “These warriors that volunteered to serve their country faced catastrophic injuries A Good Heart 7:15 pm GUNS Y and yet their spirits soared.” Colony 7:20 pm 107 min STANDB p 62 Once the Selection Committee and Bill Guentzler, CIFF Artistic Director, picked it to screen at A Town Called Panic 7:25 pm 1:00 am Code SHAK23 Beth Radisek (center) with Brent Renaud (left) and Craig Renaud the Festival, Radisek sponsored the film in honor of her husband and two daughters. City of Borders 7:40 pm (right) of “Warrior Champions.” “Who will be the mayor of the CIFF?” It’s hip to be Foursquare. For more details, visit www.clevelandfilm.org/news/50. Filmmaker has Roots Enjoy an Evening at Shaker Special Guests in Cleveland Music Square with “Father and Guns.” PATRICK DROLeT L Challenge Match ocal filmmaker, Kevin Richards, has and Cajun,” Richards explains. While mak- Father and Guns PeTeR KNeGT surpassed even his own expectations in ing the film, he traveled for six months across Tonight the Cleveland International SHOWING FATHeR AND GUNS We are $20,300 closer to TODAY is playing today at 7:15 p.m. HARUN MeHMeDINOVIC the past eleven years. Founder of Roots Ohio. He visited many featured musicians in Film Festival ventures out from Tower Central and Eastern reaching our goal of $34,000 at Shaker Square Cinemas European Film Jury of American Music their homes. He felt privileged City Cinemas to Shaker Square. In 2009, Please help us reach our Festival fundrais- KeVIN RICHARDS (ROAM), Richards has to experience an up-close and CIFF returned to Shaker Square for the ing goal. This year’s Challenge Match is be- First Voice Ohio ing presented in partnership with Cuyahoga spent his life playing personal view of how these first time since 1981 and is delighted to various types of roots artists create music. Now, he return this year. Get started with a pre-film DOUG DeARTH Arts and Culture, a key source of public 9000 Needles funding for arts and cultural programming in music, such as jazz, blues, gives Clevelanders the same reception from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. at Fire Cuyahoga County. Every dollar you donate eRIC BYLeR gospel, bluegrass, folk opportunity. Food & Drink, a local eatery that serves 9500 Liberty will go twice as far. and old-time country. Roots of American Music, classic American cuisine with JOHN CHeCHITeLLI Stop by the Challenge Match area With ROAM, he hopes Richards’ nonprofit organi- innovative presentations. Youngstown: Still Standing (look for the balloons in the lobby of Tower “to preserve, present and zation, is recognized by the Then, take a short walk to the cinema MIKe NORMAN City Cinemas!) and make a tax-deductible donation. You’ll be able to enter our draw- educate others about the National Education Association for a screening of “Father and Guns.” PAT NORMAN Kevin Richards, director of “First Voice Ohio.” Pinned ings for prizes and pick up either of this music experts who play for helping children reach their The film begins at 7:15 p.m., so get to year’s sets of collectible lapel buttons. American roots music in Ohio.” He illustrates academic goals by offering music education your seat at least 15 minutes early. MARK PAYNe Get Happy A $10 DONATION QUALIFIeS YOU FOR this in his debut film, “First Voice Ohio.” in the classroom. Being a teacher himself, he The popular comedy is Canada’s highest Richards was called to make the film was surprised to learn just how little school- grossing French-language film ever. JORGe FeGAN VASCO ONe OF THeSe FABULOUS PRIZeS!! DIeGO CORAL LóPeZ A SHOW FOR ALL SEASONS: Your Season because “we live in a world today where the aged children know about their heritage. With After the screening, stay for dinner and Riff Raff Pass to enjoy every Live Nation concert radio conglomerates control what type of ROAM, Richards seeks to help children know enjoy one of the Square’s fine restaurants. BReNT ReNAUD photo: Nicolas Pinson event at both Time Warner Cable Amphithe- music you hear, and where the internet is more about where they came from by teach- Dinner specials and discounts will be CRAIG ReNAUD ater and Nautica Pavilion this Summer! slowly homogenizing all early music styles.” ing lessons in the diverse history of American featured at Fire and many others. Warrior Champions CINEMA PARADISO: Enjoy unlimited movies In “First Voice Ohio,” Richards captures music. He believes “to go forward, it is best to At Tower City? Take the RTA green line JeAN STRAUSS and popcorn for the rest of the year at any For the Life of Me local Cleveland artists as they share and know the past.” —Meaghan Earley directly to Shaker Square. Go to of their locations with a Cleveland Cinemas eYAD ZAHRA celebrate the joy in playing roots music. www.riderta.com for schedules. Patrick Drolet Season Pass! SHOWING The Taqwacores “Our ‘buckeye’ state hosts many experts in FIRST VOICe OHIO NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM(S): Whether TODAY is playing today at 9:15 p.m. CHIC CANFORA the old time [country] styles, the blues, jazz ALAN CANFORA your passion is Classic Art, Modern Art, Dinosaurs or all things Botanical, we have it covered with a collection of family Patrick Drolet on “Father and Guns” DANIeL MILLeR BILL WHITAKeR SUZANNe CLARK memberships to our area’s most popular Patrick Drolet is grateful for the screen- and son relationship, “I guess people re- SAM ALLeN museums! play Émile Gaudreault and Ian Lauzon lated to [that part of] story,” he says. KeN HAMMOND OUR WINNING SEASON: This is our year, Sports Fans! If you support our teams, you’ll love this package: tickets to 2010 In Short wrote for his film, “Father and Guns.” It made the preparation for the role of Tim As far as acting in a comedy, he explains that precise line delivery is tantamount to JUDY KING Fire in the Heartland ALex WeBB This year, the Cleveland International Film Bérubé a lot easier, he says “[I] only had success. He says you have to get the tim- Hove (The Wind) Cavs, Browns and Indians games, along with a LeBron James autographed photo Festival screens more than 150 short films. to say the words because the script had a ing exactly right. “[If] one line is too long, LORI PeTCHeRS poster, jacket and t-shirt AND a signed Several shorts are shown together in feature nice story.” He continues, “when a script is or a pause in a sentence can [make or] Mezzanotte Obscura Anderson Varejao jersey. We’ll even include length programs — Midnight Shorts, Family bad, you have to work hard.” break the whole scene,” he says. CARLA ONODeRA a variety of packaged meats for your Shorts and Independents Shorts to name a few. The celebrated Canadian film is in the Patrick is delighted to be a guest of CeSAR RAPHAeL pre-game tailgating! Piece of Paper There is even a lunch time shorts program called process of being remade in the United the Cleveland International Film Festival, THE PRODUCERS: What is the ultimate Popcorn for Lunch, which is a series of short States. Drolet hopes that Cleveland although he does mention that “because of eLIZABeTH APPeLL prize for any devout Festival-goer? How Easy Made Hard subjects programmed at noon each weekday. audiences will enjoy the film as much as the CIFF, I will miss two hockey games about 2 EXECUTIVE PRODUCER passes MICHAeL TISDALe for the 35th CIFF? Benefits include Film their neighbors to the north. He notes in Montreal.” —Bridget Kriner Festival seating in the reserved section, Here is what some short filmmakers that people respond most to the father Goldstar, Ohio free valet parking, Opening Night gala tell CIFF: YVeTTe eDeRY Jillian Dillon tickets and Closing Night film and reception “Don’t let the name fool you — it often [takes] ZAC TITUS tickets, plus much more! as long as feature filmmaking.” Helpless Change can be a good thing photo: Laura Watilo Blake MULTI-FACIAL: Three different winners will —Craig Knowles, “Undefeated” LATe ADDITIONS: each receive a gift certificate for two Thera- peutic Facials and Skin Consults at Laurice “[The film] is a 15-minute segment of a stage The Joneses (93 min) Late Additions and last- 3/24, 7:00 pm (JONE24) Skin Care & Cosmetics in Pepper Pike. play that I wote, that I took from interviews I BIGGEST conducted over a three-year period [what was minute cancellations Turtle: The Incredible THE ROCKER: Enjoy a weekend downtown Journey (81 min) 3/27, interesting] was learning how to translate from can — and do — happen with an overnight stay at the Cleveland 9:30 am (TURT27) one medium to another.” at the festival each year. 1ST WEEkENd Renaissance Hotel, plus a Family Member- Lori Petchers, director of Mezzanotte Obscura —Michael Tisdale, “Goldstar, Ohio” Father and Guns (107 min) EVER ship to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Take, for example, “8: 3/28, 9:15 am (FATH28) Museum! “I make short films because I have “I felt it was best to start with a smaller The Mormon Proposition.” Thank you for your supporT! a limited attention span.” piece. It’s my first time. It was like going At the eleventh hour, the The film “The Joneses” steps in to fill CANCeLLeD: —Lori Petchers, “Mezzanotte Obscura” to film school.” the gap left by the last-minute cancella- 8: The Mormon Proposition film was picked up by a tion of “8: The Mormon Proposition.” —elizabeth Appell, “Easy Made Hard” (74 min) 3/23, 12:15 pm distributor, a company that acts as middleman between a filmmaker and theaters. (MORM23) 3/24, 7:00 pm (MORM24) MARCH 19 – 21, 2010 SHOWING Independent Shorts Program 3 is playing today at 12 noon. Independent Shorts Program THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! TODAY 7 is playing today at 4:30 p.m. German Shorts Program is playing today at 7:20 p.m.
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