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The Suburbanite
  • GET OUT! Cleveland International Film Festival

  • Wednesday is the first day of the 37th Cleveland International Film Festival, which promises some new additions.

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  • Wednesday is the first day of the 37th Cleveland International Film Festival, which promises some new additions, including evening screenings at the Apollo Theatre and an extra day of movies and shorts.
    This is also the first year the festival is extending into Summit County, with a Day and Knight in Akron on April 11, which will feature a selection of films including “Underdogs,” a movie about high school football that was filmed in the Canton area.
    The rest of the nearly two-week festival will show 178 features and 164 short films from 65 countries.
    There also will be panels with local and visiting filmmakers April 13 and 14 and the Focus on Filmmakers program, which will spotlight 10 up-and-coming Latino directors.
    Opening night Wednesday will feature “The Kings of Summer,” directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Filmed in the greater Cleveland area and acquired by CBS during the Sundance Film Festival, “The Kings of Summer” is a coming-of-age story about three teens who decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods. It will be shown at 7 p.m. at Tower City Cinemas, 230 W. Huron Road #7256, in Cleveland. There will be an opening night gala at MK Ferguson Plaza immediately following the film.
    Tickets to the opening night gala are $100 for CIFF members and $125 for nonmembers. Individual film tickets are $12 for members and $14 for non-members. For more information and tickets, visit www.clevelandfilm.org or call 877-304-FILM.