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Cleveland International Film Festival announces their slate of films

CIFF45 Streams kicks off its 14-day online run on April 7th.

CLEVELAND — The 45th Cleveland International Film Festival has announced their Opening Night and Closing Night films for this year.

On Wednesday, April 7th at 7:00 p.m., the festival opens with Together Together.  The film stars Ed Helms as a successful app developer in his forties who is looking to start a family. Tickets are $25 per person and the evening includes a post-film Q&A.

For the first time ever, the Festival has added a Centerpiece Screening.  On Tuesday, April 13th at 9:00 p.m., they will stream Summertime. This "is a love song to the West Coast that blends poetry and hip-hop with themes of home and belonging. Taking place over one summer day in bustling Los Angeles, the film showcases 25 young local poets, using their impassioned slam pieces like a musical does songs. The film is produced by Kimberly Stuckwisch, Jeffrey Soros, Alisa Tager, Simon Horsman, Carlos López Estrada, and Diane Luby Lane."

Tickets for Summertime are $10 per person.

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On Saturday, April 17th at 7:00 p.m., the Cleveland International Film Festival will show Best Summer Ever as their Closing Night Film.  "This joyful and heartwarming teen genre musical follows Sage and Anthony who – after falling in love at a summer dance camp – find themselves unexpectedly reunited at high school and dealing with the struggles of being true to your authentic self."

Tickets for Best Summer Ever are $10 per person.

The Cleveland International Film Festival will run entirely online from April 7 to April 20. There will be hundreds of feature films, podcast episodes and documentaries. 

You can see the schedule for the entire slate of films here.

#CIFF45Streams tickets are now on sale to members only at clevelandfilm.org! Public sale begins this Friday, March 26th at 11 a.m.