News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Lehmans

Northeast Ohio Medical University


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Arts and Entertainment


Northeast Ohio is highlighted at the Cleveland International Film Festival
The 37th annual festival spreads to Oberlin and Akron, and includes NE Ohio films
by WKSU's MARK URYCKI


Senior Reporter
Mark Urycki
 
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

The 37th Cleveland International Film Festival kicks off Wednesday evening. For the first time, the festival will stretch to 12 days. The opening movie is “Kings of Summer,” a film from Chagrin Falls producer Tyler Davidson that was shot in Geauga County. As WKSU’s Mark Urycki reports, it’s one of several films at the festival with an Ohio connection.

Click to hear the discussion

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (8:30)


The Cleveland International Film Festival is taking over Ohio. But in a good way.

This year’s CIFF is not only longer than usual, it’s wider. That is, besides the main venue at Tower City Cinemas, the festival will play at six other locations. You can see a film at the Shaker Cinemas and the Cedar Lee on the east side,  while movies will play at the Capitol on the west side and the Apollo Theater in Oberlin. 

What’s more, programmers Bill Guenztler and Mallory Martin say a whole day of films is planned for Akron on Thursday, April 11. It's called Day and Knight in Akron.

"We're screening eight films throughout the day," Guenztler says. "We just want to have a bigger footprint in Akron because we know that a lot of Akronites come up to Cleveland for the film festival." 

The Akron Art Museum and the main Akron Summit County Public Library will both be showing flicks in their theaters. You can walk from one to the other and both venues will have food available. 

Guenztler and Martin focus with us on what the CIFF calls "Local Heroes."  Those are films made by Ohioans or about Ohioans or filmed in Ohio.

For example, one of the films playing in Akron is "Underdog" by Canton native Doug Dearth about a high school football team. Guenzler says, "Think of a film like 'Rudy,' where it's inspiring and they're taking on their crosstown rivals."

Then there's "Ohio Shorts," a collection of short films by Ohio film makers. Some are made by people outside Ohio but filmed here and feature local stories.
 
WKSU members can get discounts on tickets. Details here



Images with audio

CIFF programmers Bill Guenstler and Mallory Martin discuss some of their favorite films at the this year's festival.


CIFF programmers Bill Guenstler and Mallory Martin discuss some of their favorite films at the this year's festival.

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

HOF's Canton expansion could take an island and make it a village
I live in the block from Broad St to the Hall of Fame and will be impacted by the expansion. I am in the process of selling my home and planned to long before i...

Cleveland redeploys police to replace rejected red-light traffic cameras
Periodic rotational enforcement without warning does NOT change behavior and the city officials know that. This is the basis of all officer-run enforcement trap...

New enrollment period offers more insurance options
The removal of federal funding for healthcare CO-OPs may limit the growth of the CO-OP movement. http://www.healthcaretownhall.com/?p=6381

The family of Boardman vet killed in Vietnam receives his medals
My name is Mike Eisenbraun. I am Larry's brother. I was 14 years old when Larry was killed in Vietnam. He has been gone for 46 years but it seems like yester...

Cleveland seniors are creating new wealth -- and facing new challenges
Why is anyone surprised that we people over 65 are not retiring? If you have been paying attention, defined company funded pensions were phasing out in the eigh...

Ohio company cuts off a dairy supplier after allegations of animal abuse
these people should be held accountable for their actions. i would be more than pleased to see a year or more behind bars. i will NEVER eat anything that comes ...

Goodyear recruits thousands of vets
What a wonderful interview! Excellent reporting skills by a talented young reporter! I look forward to hearing more from Ms. Schley!

Ohio Democratic Party begins the rebuilding process
I agree 100% with Sen. Brown. I think it is absolutely critical for the Democratic Party in Ohio to engage in the long, tedious, hard task of re-building from t...

They're talking again in the Macedonia bridge dispute
Norfolk Southern says the Ledge road bridge meets regulations for train traffic, however it was built as an overpass for a roadway and/or farm usage. I think t...

Cleveland City Council to consider transgender public restroom law
this is sick. I do not want my daughter in the same bathroom as a perverted 45 year old man. this proposed legislation could seriously damage the security of ch...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University