41st Cleveland International Film Festival

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Find out more about the 41st Cleveland International Film Festival, the WKSU ticket discount, WKSU and Folk Alley sponsored films and stories from the WKSU newsroom. 

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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

The Cleveland International Film Festival completed its annual FilmSlam program today with a documentary about Gordon Gund. And as WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports, students from area schools even got to ask Gund questions about his life with retinitis pigmentosa.

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THINK MEDIA STUDIOS / Phil Hedayatnia

Last summer’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland may be a distant memory for some people, but a new film profiles those four days in July. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports on “A More Civil War,” premiering tonight at the Capitol Theater as part of the Cleveland International Film Festival.

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CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The Cleveland International Film Festival is helping to launch Kent State’s new Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality with a series of LGBTQ-related films.

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THINK MEDIA / Akron Racers

The Cleveland International Film Festival comes to Akron today, premiering a film about the passion behind one of the city’s professional sports franchises, and showing a documentary made mostly by Twinsburg High School students. 

“Our No. 1 draftee this year will be paid 350 times less than the No. 1 pick in Major League Baseball’s bonus (draft)," says Cheri Kempf, commissioner of the National Pro Fastpitch League, which is made up of five women’s professional softball teams.

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CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The 41st Cleveland International Film Festival kicks off Wednesday, with hundreds of films from around the world.  For the second year , the film fest will also offer “Perspectives,” a free virtual reality festival running in a storefront at Tower City.  The response last year was so positive, organizers have expanded it from four days to 11.  WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia spoke with the film fest’s Mallory Martin, who curates “Perspectives."

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