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Someone to Watch


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  dear lemOn lima

                                                                                                                                                                          Someone to Watch to tell good stories
                                        12 Noon    ALL OF US                      PROGRAM 1        p 101           LOVE HURTS         LAND
  (87 min) 3/22, 5:10 pm                                                                                                                                115 min
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  the JOneses (93 min)                                            RACHEL IS
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                                                                                                              by   Code HURT20                                            Career Shift: emily abt borrows from her background
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                                                            by    Code RACH20       stand                                               stand                                                                                          “Toe to Toe,” a fictional story she wrote
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and directed, features two teenaged girls strug-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Patrick’s Buzz
  8: the mOrmOn
  prOpOsitiOn                                                                                      1:45 PM         1:50 PM            1:40 PM                                                                                       gling with issues of race and sexuality. “[Their                                  hi. I’m not Bill. I’m Patrick
  (74 min) 3/24, 7:00 pm                2:00 pm                   2:00 PM                          TRAILERPARK     WILL YOU           THE GRADUATE                                                                                  relationship] hopefully inspires folks of dif-                                    Shepherd, associate
  (morm24)                                                                                                         MARRY US?                                                                                                                                                                                          director of the Cleveland
                                                   2:10 PM        INGREDIENTS                      110 min                            105 min           2:15 PM                                                                     ferent races to be a little more real with each
                                                                  (w/FilmForum)                    p 114           90 min             p 68                                                                                                                                                                            International Film Festival.
                                                   INDEPENDENT                    2:30 PM                                                               THE APE                                                                     other, even when that’s uncomfortable,” says
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                                                                  111 min         JOURNEY FROM                                                          81 min                                                                                                                                                       I’ve worked for the CIFF
                                                   PROGRAM 2      p 85            ZANSKAR
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Abt. “What I love about the girls’ relationship
                                        3:00 pm                                                                                                                           emily abt shoots footage for “all of us”.                                                                                                 for 12 years, and I can’t
                                                   97 Min         Code INGR20
                                                                                                                               by                                                                                                   is that it’s complicated and it deals with the

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                                                   p 124                                                   by                                                                                                                                                                                                     remember a time with so
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                                                                                                                                                                                   ocial worker turned filmmaker,
                                                                                                                                                                                   Emily Abt makes her career switch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    messy, subtle forms of racial tension that are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    usually overlooked by mainstream media.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             many films on Stand-By on one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 day, so it’s already gearing up to be busy day
Match                                                               stand
                                                    stand                                                                                                                          sound simple. Abt is honored as the                 Abt was a guest at the 32nd CIFF in 2008
                                        4:00 pm                                              by                                                                                                                                                                                                  at the festival.
                                                                                                   4:20 PM                                                                34th Cleveland International Film Festival’s              when “All of Us” screened. She is delighted to
We are $3,400.00                                                                                                   4:30 PM
closer to reaching our
                                                                  4:25 PM                          TOGETHER                                             4:35 PM           “Someone to Watch,” an award program that                 be back and excited about being awarded the                  here’s what’s buzzing for
                                                   4:45 PM        9500 LIBERTY    4:40 PM          100 min         QUEEN TO PLAY                        FALKENBERG
goal of $34,000.00                                                (w/FilmForum)                    p 113                                                FAREWELL
                                                                                                                                                                          highlights the works of mid-career filmmakers             festival’s “Someone to Watch” honor.                         saturday, march 20, 2010; ciff day 3:
                                        5:00 pm    INDEPENDENT                    DEAR LEMON                       101 min            5:00 PM
                                                                                                                                                                          believed to be rising stars in international                                                                              just because a film is on Stand-By, doesn’t
your donation makes                                SHORTS         127 min         LIMA             Code TOGE20     p 103
                                                                                                                                      IN THE HEAT       91 min
the difference.                                    PROGRAM 3      p 40            87 min                           Code QUEE20        OF THE NIGHT      p 62              filmmaking.                                                                                                            mean you won’t get it. In fact, we only put
                                                   102 Min        Code LIBE20     p 56                                                109 min           Code FALK20
                                                                                                                                                                             “My first film was about some of my                                                                                 a half to two-thirds of any film’s tickets on
the Challenge match is the                         p 124                          Code DEAR20                 by                      p 85                                                                                                                                                       sale in advance so we can save room for our
CIFF’s annual fundraising               6:00 pm                                                      stand          stand
                                                                                                                          by                                      by      former clients, so I made the transition easier
                                                   Code SHRT20                                                                        Code HEAT20         stand                                                                                                                                  passholders.
campaign, and the only time                                                              by
                                                                                   stand                                                                                  by leveraging the work I was already doing,”
of the year that we ask for your                            by              by                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ten minutes before the film begins, Stand-
                                                    stand           stand                                                                                                 she says. “Good documentaries are all about
support (we do not send out                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      By ticketholders are admitted in numerical
solicitation letters at any time).                                                                                                                                        access to good stories, and that’s what my                                                                             order on a space available basis. numbered
the challenge to you – our              7:00 pm                                   7:00 PM
                                                                                                                                                                          years doing public service work gave me. That                                                                          Stand-By tickets are sold beginning one
audience – is to raise $34,000,                                   7:20 PM         THE BIG GAY      7:10 PM         7:15 PM
which will be matched by                           7:30 PM        BOMBER          MUSICAL          TURTLE          PLEASE,
                                                                                                                                                                          work also provided me with a deep motiva-                                                                              hour before showtime in the the tower City
Cuyahoga arts & Culture.                           TOE TO TOE     84 min          90 min           81 min          PLEASE ME!         7:45 PM           7:40 PM           tion and commitment to telling a certain kind                                                                          theater’s lobby.
                                                                  p 49            p 48             p 114           92 min                                                                                                           Louisa Krause and Sonequa martin face-off in “toe to toe”.
Your donation will be used for          8:00 pm    90 min                                                                             A MATTER          SHAMELESS         of story.”                                                                                                                Buy your tickets early or, better yet,
                                                   p 112          Code BOMB20     Code GMUS20      Code TURT20     p 101              OF SIZE
CIFF operations, which include                                                                                                                          88 min               “All of Us,” her first film, is a documentary             “I have lots of love for the Cleveland Film               become a passholder to avoid Stand-By
staffing, program guide printing,                  Code TOET20                                                     Code PLEA20        92 min            p 106
                                                                                          by                                                                              that follows a young doctor in the Bronx who              Festival,” she says. “Last time I attended I                 altogether.
theater rental, film rental and                                    stand
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                                                                                                                             by                                                                                                                                                                     also today, we have some special award
guest travel and accommodations.                                                                                     stand            Code MATT20                         treats African American women with HIV/                   was so impressed with how well the festival
                                        9:00 pm            by                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    presentations taking place.
In essence, your seat in the the-                    stand                                                                              stand
                                                                                                                                                 by               by      AIDS. Abt made it “as a tool for not only                 [was] run and what a huge turn-out it [got].
ater really costs the CIFF $29.91,                                                                                 9:20 PM                                stand                                                                                                                                     at 2:15 p.m., just before the screening
but you can help make up the                       9:30 PM                        9:25 PM                          THE HOUSE          9:35 PM
                                                                                                                                                                          social change, but personal change as well.”              I also had an incredible screening of my film
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 of “the ape,” director jesper Ganslandt will
difference between your ticket                     TAKE IT        9:40 PM         HOLLYWOOD        9:50 PM         OF BRANCHING       BAD DAY TO        9:45 PM           In the film, women living with the disease                followed by a lively panel discussion. I’m not               receive his Someone to Watch award.
cost and our cost by making a                      FROM ME                        SHORTS                           LOVE               GO FISHING
                                       10:00 pm                   NO CROSSOVER                     CHARLIE                                              WORLD’S BEST      candidly share their stories.                             sure what I’m doing to have my work be so                       at 3:30 p.m., Between the screenings
donation to the Challenge match.                   75 min                         PROGRAM          HADEN:          102 min            110 min           COMMERCIALS
                                                   p 111          80 min
                                                                                  99 min           RAMBLING BOY    p 83               p 45                                   “I treat filmmaking as a big excuse to study           well-received by folks here, but I want to keep              of “the Graduate” and “In the heat of the
                                                                  p 97                                                                                  100 min
                                                   Code TAKE20
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                                                                                  p 130            86 min          Code HOUS20        Code BADD20       p 122             subjects and social problems that I’m fascinat-           doing it!”                                                   night,” there is a special reception in the
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                                                           by                     Code HOLL20                                                                             ed by and feel some responsibility to under-                 And she truly enjoys “doing it.” “The
                                                     stand                                         Code CHAR20
                                                                                                                           by                           Code COMM20                                                                                                                              english oak room, where the CIFF and the
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                                                                                          by                                                                              stand,” Abt says. “I then dramatize what I learn          whole [filmmaking] process is magical,” Abt                  Cuyahoga County Public Library will present
Free evening & Weekend                                                                                                                                            by
                                                                                                                                                          stand           in a way that I hope others will be moved by.”            says. “But the best part is when you see the                 the Page to Projector award to mark harris.
Parking at terminal tower                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           at 7:30 p.m., emily abt will receive her
                                                   11:45 PM       11:40 PM                                                                                                   Audiences are moved by her films. “All of              first assembly of your film – years of hard
Parking “north Car Park”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Someone to Watch award prior to the screen-
located at 549 Superior ave,            Midnight   MIDNIGHT       DOWN TERRACE                                                 Schedule sponsored by:                     Us” screened at Bronx Community College                   work pay off instantly. It’s amazing to see
                                                   SHORTS         89 min                                                                                                  in 2009, where, she says, several women in the            something become a reality that once existed                 ing of her film “toe to toe.”
Cleveland 44113. more                              PROGRAM 2      p 59                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Find out the latest information about these
information on Parking at                          108 Min        Code DOWN20
                                                                                                                                                                          audience were moved to tears. After the film,             only in your mind. It feels a little like having
                                                   p 128                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         films and others by picking up The Daily, read-                                                                                                                                                     several recounted their personal stories to her.          a child!”                — Anne M. DiTeodoro                 ing the festival blog and, of course, seeing as
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                                                                                                                                                                                    the someone to Watch award presentation to emily abt                                                         many films as you can.
                            “Who will be the mayor of the CIFF?” It’s hip to be Foursquare. For more details, visit                                  will take place prior to the screening of “toe to toe” on Saturday, march 20, at 7:30 p.m.
“9500 liberty” hits                                 Collaboration: A Lesson Learned                                                                                     Extraordinary Moments, ordinary Lives
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       special Guests
home for director                                   in the Making of “Trailerpark”
                                                                                                                                                                                     enerally, I’m drawn to writing and                                                                                dOuG dearth

   “this was my community – and it was                       emember your college years? Living in                                                                                   directing stories about marginalized                                                                              9000 needles
the epicenter of conflict,” says eric Byler,                 a dorm. Cramming for finals. Writing                                                                                    characters, underdogs and people on                                                                               Jan hrebeJk
co-director/producer of “9500 Liberty.”                      term papers. Directing and producing a                                                                     the verge of a nervous breakdown,” says televi-                                                                                Shameless/Cosy dens/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       divided We Fall/up and
   the community: Prince William County,            feature length film? For students at Ohio Uni-                                                                      sion producer Wendy Jo Carlton, who began                                                                                      down/Beauty in trouble
Virginia. the conflict: an illegal-immigration      versity, their undergraduate experience could                                                                       her twenty-year-long career in independent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       petr JarchOvsky
clash that pitted longtime white residents          include all of the above. Under the guidance                                                                        filmmaking because of her “personal passions                                                                                   Beauty in trouble/
against its new ones – Latin immigrants.            of professor Frederick Lewis in his Media Arts                                                                      and obsessions.”                                                                                                               Cosy dens/divided We
                             tensions mounted       and Studies class, a full crew of student film-                                                                        Her film, “Hannah Free” is about a lifelong                                                                                 Fall/up and down
                             as elected officials   makers created “Trailerpark.”                                                                                       love affair between two women, a story adapted                                                                                 eric byler
                             adopted a law that        Teaching students the art and craft of film-                                                                     from award-winning playwright Claudia Allen.                                                                                   annabel park
                             required police to     making is not new to Lewis, who, in his tenth                                                                       Carlton met Allen and the film’s producer, Tracy When she is not making films, Wendy jo Carlton also runs a                    9500 Liberty
                                                                                                               toP: trailerpark co-directors,
                             check people’s         year of teaching narrative short filmmaking,              Patrick muhlberger and jonny                              Baim, while working on the Chicago Gay                      media literacy program for teen girls called Chicks make Flicks.   Jack carpenter
                                                                                                                  Look comment on burning                                                                                                                                                              JOdy GirGenti
                             citizenship status.    has seen his students complete over 40 short                 a trailer during filming. “We                          History Project, a comprehensive overview of                the story means to them [in terms of] losing
                                                                                                              asked the guy as a joke [and]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       marc meyers
                                “People were        films. With “Trailerpark,” he changed it up                                                                         people and events that put Chicago in the fore- either a partner or a parent, and helping them                                 harvest
eric Byler photo: j. macoska                                                                                  he actually let me and Patrick
                             organizing around      a bit; instead of a few short films over the               go in with real flares and set                           front of gay progress.                                                          to die, and how the living help
                                                                                                              it on fire,” says Look. rIGht:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       russ cOllins
fear and assumptions that weren’t ac-               course of the year, students spent the entire                                                                          The film premiered                                                           each other to let go and grieve                Central & eastern
                                                                                                                  Students at the trailerpark
curate,” Byler explains. “this fear-based           school year making one full-length feature.                                                                         in San Francisco on the                                                         together.”                                     european Film juror
environment can be remedied with infor-             Lewis chose “Trailerpark,” a collection of short           the traditional graduate film school format,             evening of Gay Pride,                                                              Carlton believes what sets her              anna eastenden
mation.”                                            fiction by Russell Banks that he enjoyed as                each student — regardless of their interest              June 2009, and has                                                              film apart is that “there aren’t               house of Branching Love
   along with annabel Park, his co-direc-           a fiction writing graduate student at Brown                in directing — has to make their own film,               traveled to many film                                                           many feature films out there that              Jesper Ganslandt
tor/producer, he provides that solution             University for the project.                                Lewis’s students work together to make a film,           festivals around the world                                                      portray this experience — the                  the ape
in “9500 Liberty.” the documentary film                Over seventy students worked on “Trail-                 a format that more closely mirrors the reality           since. Audiences every-                                                         struggle of not knowing when                   Falkenberg Farewell
shares stories from all perspectives – with         erpark” over the course of a year and a half.              of film production. “It is collaborative, not            where have had positive                                                         to let someone go who is dying                 Jennifer Glynn
the goal of diffusing tensions and exploring        Four students adapted the Banks text into a                competitive,” he says. “The [student] talent is          reactions.                                                                      — with such compassion and                     Jac schaeffer
                                                                                                                                                                                                        a scene from Carlton’s “hannah Free”                                                           timer
complex issues.                                     95-page screenplay. They directed, produced                not spread out.”                                            “There have been so                                                          honesty.”
   “We didn’t feel it was necessary to con-         and cast the production. They edited and                      Regardless of where life takes the remark-            many audience members who talk about feel-                     Carlton is working on a few projects that                       brian kimmel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       farmer lee JOnes
tradict people in the film,” says Byler. “We        shot it. They scouted locations in Michigan                able students who created “Trailerpark,” they            ing not just validated by seeing themselves in              apply the same philosophy, including a May/                        Ingredients
let them speak their minds so that [the             and got actual guinea pigs (complete with a                experienced something most people never do               ‘Hannah Free,’ but they feel honored, held in               December lesbian romance and a documentary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       emily abt
viewers] can make their own decisions.              representative from the Humane Society to                  — make a movie.                                          high esteem, as queer people with lives full of             about how her father’s war trauma affected the                     all of us/ toe to toe
   “We put human faces to people who,               ensure their safety) to appear in the film. They              “We have no idea where their careers will             love and loss like everyone else,” Carlton says,            whole family.                     — Anne M. DiTeodoro
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       tracy baim
on both sides, were being vilified,” Byler          even built their own trailer park from scratch,            take them,” Lewis says, “but I hope they leave           adding that men “ have told me how much                     “Hannah Free” is playing tomorrow at 11:40 a.m.                    Wendy JO carltOn
continues. “there were two sides and we             which served as the primary set for the pro-               here with a better idea of who they are and                                                                                                                                             hannah Free
were reaching out with information to the           duction. Later, they raised the $1,600 needed              how they can handle stress — it’s character
middle – to everyday americans.”                    to burn one of the trailers down.                          building. Some say sports build character, but             A Way to Make Change                                                                                                         Jane bernstein
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       charlOtte Glynn
   the filmmakers used only a simple                   “We’ve done some pretty wild things — the               I think filmmaking builds character.”                         the quote on the Warrior Films’ website                                                                                   rachel Glynn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       rachel Is
video camera and a laptop to document               kids know that — they always try to raise the                                           — Bridget Kriner              reads: “Bearing Witness. Creating Change.”
the clash. the video they shot was posted           bar,“ says Lewis about his students’ ambition.                                                                        For Frederick marx, it’s an apt way to de-                                                                                   frederick marx
                                                                                                                 shOWinG                trailerpark                                                                                                                                                    journey From Zanskar
in installments to Youtube. as they shot            What differentiates Lewis’s approach to teach-                tOday                                                   scribe the philosophy behind his production
                                                                                                                                        is playing today at 1:45 p.m.                                                                                                                                  mark harris
more footage, it eventually grew into to a          ing film is his belief in teamwork. Whereas in                                                                        company, which strives to underscore voices
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Pictures at a revolution
feature documentary.                                                                                                                                                      in the global community that are otherwise
   Byler made films prior to “9500 Liberty,”                                                                                                                              silenced. “It is just logical from my perspec-                                                                               frederick leWis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       cOnOr hOGan
but this one truly hit home. the film shows                                                                                                                               tive,” says marx.                                                                                                            JOnny lOOk
“how uncommonly toxic our community be-                                                                                                                                      In “journey From Zanskar,” marx chroni-                     Zanskar hopes to preserve its culture in the wake             patrick muhlberGer
came,” he says. “We were all afraid. It took                                                                                                                              cles the plight of Zanskar, the last remaining                 outside encroachment in the film “journey to Zanskar.”        trailerpark
us a long time to come forward. there                                                                                                                                     tibetan Buddhist community with a continu-                       marx was there to capture it.                               JOhn chechitelli
were huge ethical reasons why we didn’t                                                                                                                                   ous untainted lineage that dates back thou-                      “I am not a journalist,” claims marx. “I                    Youngstown: Still Standing
want to share the story. there were ex-                                                                                                                                   sands of years. Because of its geographic                     don’t believe in this thing called objectivity.”               steve James
cuses … we didn’t want to release it in an                                                                                                                                remoteness, the language and culture within                      Instead, marx looks at the documentary                      no Crossover
election year … but whether we’re people                                                                                                                                  the enclave are quite unique.                                 filmmaking process as a form of activism.                      marcia Jarmel
of color, democrat or republican-- fear can                                                                                                                                  however, a road is being built that will                   In fact, he donates one hundred percent of                     Speaking in tongues
infect a community and cause us to make                                                                                                                                   connect Zanskar to the rest of India, and                     post-production profits back to the monks,                     Gerald peary
bad decisions.” —Ann M. DiTeodoro                                                                                                                                         by extension the rest of the world. once the                  children and schools in the film. he says,                     For the Love of movies

Catch Eric Byler and Annabel Park at Erie
                                                    CIFF Stand-By                                                                                                         outside world gets in, Zanskar will inevitably                “I am not interested in reporting the horrors                  scOtt ditZenberGer
                                                                                                                                                                          change. there is fear that Zanskar will lose                  of the world. I am interested in telling stories               darrin mcdOnald
Island Coffee, 2057 East 4th St. tomorrow           toP: 6:44pm, Friday, march 19, 2010: the hallway in front                                                                                                                                                                                          kurt vincent
at 11 a.m.                   of tower City Cinemas is packed, not only with CIFF filmgo-                                                           its essence. to help preserve the culture,                    and making change.”         —Bridget Kriner                    out of Place
                                                    ers, but also Lake erie monsters fans heading over to the Q.                                                          the dalai Lama stepped in and instructed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       mike nOrman
                  9500 liberty                      rIGht: ashley Kurz, left, and Sarah Filus, right, with tickets                                                        two monks to make a record of everything                        shOWinG           JOurney frOm Zanskar                       pat nOrman
  tOday           is playing today at 4:25 p.m.     in hand at the CIFF yesterday. “We played it smart and got                                                            essentially Zanskar.                                             tOday                  is playing today at 2:30 p.m.        Pinned
                  followed by a FilmForum           our tickets early,” says Kurz. Photos by matt Cordish

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