Where George Gund Building , Aitken Auditorium
Since 1998 the quarterly publication Filmmaker has printed an annual list of “25 New Faces of Indie Film” to spotlight notable industry up-and-comers. (Past honorees have included actors Ryan Gosling and Hilary Swank and directors Miranda July and Lena Dunham, among many others.) This year, for the first time, the announcement of the list is being supplemented by a national tour featuring three of the “new faces” (all directors) and Filmmaker editor Nick Dawson. The Cinematheque is proud to be one of the art houses selected to host this cross-country “roadshow,” which consists of a screening of three short films by the trio of rising directors and a post-screening discussion of indie cinema with all four guests. The movies to be shown are Needle by Iran’s Anahita Ghazvinizadeh, a tale of ear piercing that won the prize for Best Student Film at this year’s Cannes Film Festival; The Surveyor, a nightmarish anti-Western by Washington state resident Scott Blake; and Refuge, a futuristic Iran-America political thriller by Tehran-born Californian Mo Gorjestani. More details about these films and guests—and the 22 other “new faces”—can be found at filmmakermagazine.com/series/25-new-faces-of-2013/. Cleveland premiere. Blu-ray. Total approx. 120 min.
Presented by Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. Admission $9; Cinematheque members and those with CIA I.D’s $7; age 25 & under $6.back to events list