share this

Share This Search
News
View full story nicolemehle.jpg

Story: Oct 21, 2014

Senior curates exhibition of current students, recent grads ...

View details Adam Markanovic: No Body to Love

CIA Exhibition: Oct 17, 2014

Adam Markanovic: No Body to Love

View full story casey.jpg

Story: Oct 20, 2014

CIA grad transforms Corvette into canvas on wheels

View details Unruly Engagements Conference

Events: Nov 06, 2014 @ Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, OH

Unruly Engagements Conference

View Link

Social: about 7 hours ago via Facebook

The Cleveland Institute of Art wishes you a safe and happy Halloween! {Artwork by CIA Graphic Designer Nicole Fansler}

View full story croppedrusso.jpg

Story: Sep 22, 2014

Television and film writer teaching narrative writing at CIA

View details Opening Reception Community Works: Artist as Social Agent

CIA Exhibition: Nov 07, 2014

Opening Reception Community Works: Artist as Social Agent

View full story dormdeckyoga.jpg

Story: Aug 27, 2014

New residence hall welcomes first-year students in comfort, ...

View details Fall 2014 Open House

Events: Nov 15, 2014

Fall 2014 Open House

View full story bestregmidwest.jpg

Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

News . Feature Stories . Cinematheque Screens Locally Shot 1968 Film, Double-Stop

News

January 24, 2011

Cinematheque Screens Locally Shot 1968 Film, Double-Stop

Its filmmakers and stars will attend the screening of this race-themed drama, which includes many scenes shot in University Circle and with the Cleveland Orchestra.

Cinematheque Screens Locally Shot 1968 Film, Double-Stop

Double-Stop, an independently produced 1968 feature film that was shot in Cleveland in 1967, will receive its first local showing in over four decades on Sunday, February 20 at 2:30pm at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque.

The screening will be attended by the two ex-Shaker Heights brothers who made the movie when they were in their twenties, director and co-writer Gerald Sindell and producer and co-writer Roger Sindell. Also attending will be two of the film’s five lead actors, both of whom still live in northeast Ohio: Bill Kurtz and Patti Fairchild (mother of local TV personality Stefani Schaefer). The movie has never been released on video or DVD.

Shot in 35mm with a Hollywood crew, Double-Stop was filmed on locations in Shaker Heights, Bratenahl, and University Circle—including Severance Hall, where the Cleveland Orchestra (sans conductor George Szell) was hired for two days of shooting.

The movie was made at the height of the city’s 1960s racial tensions, and is an earnest plea for tolerance and harmony. It tells of a cellist in the Cleveland Orchestra (the late Jeremiah Sullivan) and his wife (Mimi Torchin) who choose to let their young son (Billy Kurtz) participate in the new busing program intended to integrate Cleveland’s schools. But when the cellist sees a schoolyard reality that’s much rougher than what he had imagined, he impulsively pulls his child out of school, against the wishes of his more doctrinaire-liberal spouse.

Acclaimed by Peter Bellamy in the Feb. 4, 1968 Plain Dealer as “an art film of genuine artistic merit,” Double-Stop won the Atlanta Film Festival’s Silver Phoenix award for “World’s Best Feature Motion Picture.” It was also shown at the Cannes Film Festival, as part of the New Directors series.

Gerald Sindell, after a Hollywood career in which he directed three other features, is now an author, publisher, and business consultant based near San Francisco. He recently created a website for the movie (doublestopmovie.com) containing background information, reviews, and images.

Double-Stop will be shown in the Aitken Auditorium of the Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Boulevard in University Circle. Tickets (at the door only) are $12; Cinematheque members and CIA students and staff $8. There is free parking for filmgoers in the adjacent CIA lot, located off of East Boulevard.

For more information, contact John Ewing or Tim Harry at 216.421.7450 or cinema@cia.edu, or go to cia.edu/cinematheque.

Double-Stop is one of a series of special films (“The Silver Anniversary Screen”) being presented by the Cinematheque this year to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

YouTube Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Flickr Pinterest Instagram

Social Feed

The Cleveland Institute of Art wishes you a safe and happy Halloween {Artwork by CIA Graphic Designer Nicole Fansler} http://t.co/OqU9RClpHa

about 7 hours ago via Twitter

Questions?

For more information about this or other CIA news, contact us here.

Read More

Community Works

Visiting artists, exhibitions, conference and symposia exploring socially engaged art.

Read More

Uptown Residence Hall

Check out the new student digs.

Read More

Cores + Connections

Learn more about CIA's proven method for academic and professional excellence.