Eight members of Community Shares were selected as Community Partners for films at the 45th Cleveland International Film Festival. Support our Shares members and watch films that emphasize the importance of social justice!
Due to the pandemic, the festival will be completely virtual. Moviegoers can enjoy the films from the comfort of their own homes! Single screening tickets are $10 per film. You can gain special perks and discounts by becoming a CIFF member.
General Public Ticket Sale: Friday, March 26, 11:00am
All films can be screened Thursday, April 8 at 11:00am- Tuesday, April 20 at 11:59pm. Due to distributor and filmmaker restrictions, access to CIFF 45 Streams is limited to viewers in the USA, with some being limited to viewers in the region. Additionally, like seats at Film Festival theaters, all streams are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Every film is limited to a maximum number of “seats” and streams.
On the Ride
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On his morning bike ride, Scott grapples with the memories of a trauma he experienced with his husband Todd. When his route takes an unexpected turn, Scott finds himself on the doorstep of a stranger intimately connected to a past he can’t shake. (Part of Shorts Program 10)
Medicine Man: The Stan Brock Story
Business Volunteers Unlimited
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From a cowboy wrangling cattle on the Amazonia ranches of South America, to starring on the wildly popular television program, Wild Kingdom, Stan Brock's most enduring legacy has been his dedication to solving one of the world's biggest issues: health care. His nonprofit, Remote Area Medical, has provided over $60 million in free healthcare to people all around the world, including in the USA. This documentary examines Stan Brock's legendary life, while exposing America's broken health care system and the urgent need for change.
Missing in Brooks County
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Over the last decade, thousands have gone missing in Brooks County, Texas, just north of the Mexican border. Immigration is not just a political debate, but a real-life issue that has life and death consequences in Brooks County and elsewhere. Heart-broken people on both sides of the border desperately want to know what's happened to their loved ones. Missing in Brooks County follows two of these families as they search for answers. As their mysteries unfold, the severity of this broken immigration system becomes more and more apparent. (In English and Spanish with subtitles)
Lake Erie Ink: a writing space for youth
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Minna and her father are a close-knit family, but this changes when Minna's father moves his fiancée and her daughter Jenny to their home in the countryside. Jenny is a manipulative bully, who is kind only when the parents are present. Minna, unable to show the problem to her father, plans to fix it herself with the help of dreambuilders, the creatures charged with constructing human dreams on elaborate theater stages. The meddling starts as mischief, but soon creates dire consequences. This animated fantasy adventure features a blended family's struggle to bond and encourages us to look beyond superficial first impressions. (Dubbed in English)
NAMI Greater Cleveland
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Chasing Childhood explores the growing trend for children to be over-scheduled, overburdened, and overprotected yet still unprepared for the world. Profiling three communities working to shift the helicopter parenting culture, this documentary interviews well-intentioned parents, exhausted children, and concerned experts advocating for expanding play and fostering independence. The film examines how these practices can hopefully help raise happier, healthier, and more competent adults while also stimulating a dramatic cultural change in our education system.
NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Foundation and Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio
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In 1983, the people of Ireland voted to add an Eighth Amendment to the constitution, giving the unborn an equal right to life as the mother; essentially a constitutional ban on abortion. Women's rights advocates have gone head-to-head with the conservative church for decades to overturn the amendment. Ailbhe Smyth, a veteran activist in her 70s, will stop at nothing to overturn this amendment and rallies women to take to the streets. The 8th is a powerful documentary that demonstrates the formidable force of a group of women coming together to fight for their rights
One-Way to Moscow
Near West Theatre
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An undercover cop, Viktor Schuler, is sent to suss out potentially dangerous “radical” politics of a leftist theater group as they mount a production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in 1989 Zurich. While in disguise, Viktor finds himself questioning his assignment and his own prejudices. One-Way to Moscow is a delightful romp bursting with vibrant period details and charming humor while offering a joyful salve to these trying times. As the final curtain rises and the film draws to a close, this sly political charmer speaks directly to the power of an open mind and open heart. (In Swiss-German with subtitles)
*Film descriptions pulled, and abridged, from CIFF guide.
Due to the LGBT Center's COVID-19 Response, Pride in the CLE has been rescheduled to take place on September 12, 2020.
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As a response to COVID-19, the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless has launced a mutual aid fund. For more details and to learn more about NEOCH, click here.
NAMI Greater Cleveland is now offering support groups on the phone! Virtual groups will follow NAMI guidelines, policy, procedures and protocol – but instead of meeting in person, meetings will be held over the phone!
The Cleveland APL Reduces Adoption Fees
As of this week the Cleveland APL will be reducing their fees for adopting cats and dogs. These reduced fees will go until March 22nd, but that deadline may be extended. Cat adoptions fees have been reduced to $10, from the regular fee of $50, and dog adoptions fees have been reduced to $50, from the regular fee of $125. This is an effort by the APL to help limit staff and volunteer exposure to COVID-19 and to help animals that are truly at risk that need immediate help.
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To learn more about the Cleveland APL click here.
Members of Community Shares sponsor screenings of movies with a message at the 44th Annual Cleveland International Film Festival.
Download our 2020 Member Film Guide for more details and promo codes!
See Policy Matters Ohio's latest press release for more details.
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See the Women's Recovery Center's press release for more details.
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