The Buzz at the Film Festival

Day 3 of the Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) kicked off this morning at 9:20 a.m. Have you bought your tickets yet? Maybe one of the films below will peak your interest!

I completed my first volunteer shift yesterday and loved every second of it. I met so many great volunteers and visited with friends who were attending the festival. The best part of volunteering at the film festival though is hearing the buzz about the shows people are loving and looking forward to! Some of the films people are raving about are:

parisorperishParis of Perish: People came out of the theater yesterday in very high spirits and raving about the film! This hilarious movie focuses on a 20-year resident of France who has made it to the top of the fashion world as a North African. After a minor mishap with the police, she is deported. This is her story of finding her way out of the desert and back to Paris for Fashion Week.

Show Times: Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23 (Sunday is already on stand-by)

starfishthrowersThe Starfish Throwers: This fascinating documentary follows three of the most amazing people you may ever meet. This film restores our faith in humanity and shows the extraordinary things that one person can do to affect the lives of others. They are the Starfish Throwers, those who toss the stranded creatures on the beach back into the sea one-by-one, making what difference they can.

Show Times: Thursday, March 27, Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30

Thousand Times GoodnightA Thousand Times Goodnight: On my personal list, this film has been declared by some as, “the most well done film of the festival.” This touching story deals with the day to day risk associated with being a photographer of war and the challenges it presents to being part of a family.

Show Times: Friday, March 21 at 3:40 p.m.

saxmanThe Sax Man: A story about one of Cleveland’s own, this film is getting major recognition. This documentary explores the life of Maurice Reedus, Jr. a.k.a. the Sax Man and his journey from stadiums to the streets. This heartening documentary reveals an incredible Cleveland talent whose musical accomplishments have gone unnoticed for far too long.

Show Times: March 22-24 (all on stand-by) and Sunday, March 30

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