cleveland international film festival

The 33rd Cleveland International Film Festival starts next week (March 19 – 29th). Good friends of ours, Kevin Kerwin and Kate O’Neil of Authentic Films, are sponsors of the film festival and produce the promotional trailer. For the past several years, we’ve attended opening night with them and try to see their list of recommended movies. They have yet to let us down. Here are their picks for must-see movies playing at this year’s fest:

directed by Bong Joon-Ho, Michel Gondry, Leos Carax
Sunday, March 22nd 12:00 AM (Saturday midnight screening)
Sunday, March 22nd 1:50 PM

It’s Not Me, I Swear
Friday, March 20 6:50 PM
Sunday, March 22 9:15 AM
Monday, March 23 11:30 AM

The Way We Get By
directed by Aron Gaudet
Tuesday, March 24 2:00 PM
Wednesday, March 25 7:15 PM

Art & Copy
directed by Doug Pray, financed by The One Club
Friday, March 27 2:15 PM
Saturday, March 28 7:15 PM

Prodigal Sons
directed by Kimberly Reed
Thursday, March 26 9:30 PM
Saturday, March 28 4:20 PM

directed by Johnnie To
Wednesday, March 25 12:10 PM
Friday, March 27 2:10 PM
Saturday, March 28 10:00 PM

Scenarios USA Shorts Program
Misunderstood, Bitter Memories, MANchild
directed by Rawson Thurber (Dodgeball), shot by Lee Daniel (Before Sunrise), Line Produced by Kate O’Neil (Authentic Films)
Monday, March 23 7:00 PM

The Garden
directed by Scott Hamilton Kennedy
Friday, March 27 6:45 PM
Saturday, March 28 11:10 AM

At the Edge of the World
directed by Dan Stone
Friday, March 20, 6:45 PM
Saturday, March 21 11:00 AM

Kassim the Dream
directed by Kief Davidson
Saturday, March 28 2:20 PM
Sunday, March 29 4:45 PM

Dinner and a movie – a great night out and an even better way to support Cleveland.


  1. Candis
    Posted March 10, 2009 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    This helps. We bought tickets for two films already but I was having a hard time deciding on what else to see. There’s so many to choose from.

  2. Allison M.
    Posted March 10, 2009 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    I want to see the documentary about segregated proms in the south. I didn’t think that still existed.