CIFF Film Review #3 – 100 Of The Things We Can’t Live Without

Part Romance,  part buddy comedy,  part social commentary on over-consumption. Put it all together and you have the ultimate feel good movie of the film festival in “100 Things.” From director Florian David Fitz and in German (which yes, means subtitles), is the story of two best friends and a crazy bet. Toni and Paul are close as brothers, who have created an app that … Continue reading CIFF Film Review #3 – 100 Of The Things We Can’t Live Without

CIFF43 Film Review #1 – Hail Who?

The great thing about each film festival is sometimes you’ll come across a film intended to shock, inform and challenge your way of thinking.  This year is no different.  One film sure to stir up some very interesting conversations is Penny Lane’s, “Hail Satan?”. Lane takes us into the world of the followers of The Satanic Temple.  In this film, we learn what the 7 … Continue reading CIFF43 Film Review #1 – Hail Who?

Welkom to the 43rd Cleveland International Film Festival

Cinephiles and Documentarians! Your favorite time of year has arrived.  It is the annual 12-day event in Downtown Cleveland.  Films from over 70+ countries,  in over 120+ languages (yes, that means subtitles), converge into a smorgasbord of entertainment. These are the films that are rarely seen outside of festivals.  From the gritty, haunting after hours shorts to the hard- hitting documentaries to the future Oscar … Continue reading Welkom to the 43rd Cleveland International Film Festival