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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A documentary premiering tonight at the Cleveland International Film festival tells a story the filmmaker especially wanted his home town to know.

It’s about his Japanese-American family’s experience in Cleveland since World War II, and the racism endured for generations.

WKSU’s Vivian Goodman has a preview in today’s State of the Arts.

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The 40th Cleveland International Film Festival opens tonight at Tower City.  About 200 feature films and 200 shorts from 72 countries will be shown over the next two weeks.

WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia spoke with Associate Director Patrick Shepherd about how the festival has grown from just eight films presented at the Cedar Lee in 1977 to a selection of movies, web programming and -- this year -- virtual reality.

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The 40th Cleveland International Film Festival opens Wednesday at Tower City, and for the first time it will include virtual reality.

The Film Fest began in 1977 with eight movies. This year, it will host about 200 feature films over 12 days. And in a separate part of Tower City, an empty storefront will become an immersive experience.