The 37th Cleveland International Film Festival will open the festival April 3 with the movie "Toy's House."
Tickets to the Opening Night Gala are $125 per person ($100 for CIFF members). The Gala includes the film at 7 p.m. at Tower City Cinemas, followed by a "Toy's House" party and celebration of the life of George Gund III, a founding CIFF member, at 9 p.m. at MK Ferguson Plaza in Tower City Center.
More information on the 37th CIFF, visit www.clevelandfilm.org. Ticket prices for films are $12 for CIFF members and $14 for non-members. Tickets will be available online, at 877-304-FILM, in person at the Ulmer & Berne Film Festival Box Office in the lobby of Tower City Cinemas, or by mail using the Program Guide order form. Program guides will be available throughout the region, including all Dollar Bank locations.
The 37th Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) presented by Dollar Bank will have satellite screenings in five locations the week of April 8, including a full day of programming in Akron and an Evening at the Apollo Theatre in Oberlin -- both for the first time.
The 37th CIFF Day and Knight in Akron will be April 11 with a full day of programming. The day's events will include eight screenings taking place at the Akron Art Museum and the Akron-Summit County Public Library. The line-up will include: "Red, White And Blueprints," directed by Cleveland native Jack Storey; "Underdogs," which takes place in part in Akron; an Ohio Shorts program; and five other select screenings. For details, visit clevelandfilm.org/akron.
The 37th CIFF will head to Oberlin for an Evening at the Apollo Theatre on April 10. "Dear Mr. Watterson," directed by Joel Allen Schroeder, and "Survival Prayer," directed by Oberlin Alum Benjamin Greené, will screen at the newly renovated Apollo Theatre on the Oberlin campus. Each film will have two screenings, with Schroeder and Greené scheduled to be in attendance.
For the fourth year, the CIFF will present an Evening at the Capitol Theatre on April 8, with a double feature of "A Fighting Heart," directed by Des Kilbane, and "The Sugar Wars," directed by T.J. Amato and Josh Mills. A pre-film reception will be at XYZ The Tavern at 5:30 p.m.
On April 9, the CIFF will do a special screening of "Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story," directed by Brad Bernstein, at its fifth Evening at Shaker Cinemas. A pre-film reception will be at fire food & drink at 5:30 p.m.
The CIFF will return to its original home for its eighth Rick Whitbeck Evening at the Cedar Lee Theatre April 11. The evening will feature "Good Ol' Freda," directed by Ryan White, as well as a pre-film reception at Nighttown at 5:30 p.m.