Friday, March 26, 2010

Second weekend Film Fest suggestions

Hi all, 9000 Needles last Friday, and Bad Day to Go Fishing last Saturday were excellent. The Exhibition Monday night was a very interesting slice of an Argentine artist's life.

Suggestions for this weekend:

Independent Shorts Audience Awards Program
CIFF patrons determine this program by casting ballots throughout the 34th CIFF! The top vote-getter receives the Cleveland State University Audience Choice Awards for Best Short Subject.
Sunday, March 28 11:40 AM Stand By

Independent Shorts Jury Awards Program
Three jurors select winners of the awards listed below. The shorts are screened and the filmmakers are recognized in this special program.
Sunday, March 28 1:50 PM Stand By

Friday, March 19, 2010

First weekend Film Fest suggestions

Hi all, I'll be checking out 9000 Needles tonight and The Exhibition Monday night. I have a couple of COSE Arts comp tickets if anyone would care to join me. Here are some suggestions if you plan to go this weekend. We'll be going tomorrow night but haven't picked out a movie as yet. Touch base if you'd like to meet up for a particular film. —Juan

Accident (Yi Ngoi)
HONG KONG, CHINA | Directed by Soi Cheang | Running time: 89 minutes
Hong Kong director Soi Cheang attained cult status with his nightmarish sagas “Dog Bite Dog” and “Shamo.” His latest thriller breaks through the conventional genre, with no guns or car chases despite its elaborate action sequences. Instead, ACCIDENT is a psychological brain-twister that plumbs the depths of a killer’s soul. The Brain is a self-styled “accident choreographer” who leads a band of cerebral hit men in taking out targets in well-crafted “accidents” that are actually perfectly staged acts of crime.
Friday, March 19 9:40 PM
Sunday, March 21 4:30 PM

Queen To Play (Joueuse)
High atop the rugged mountains of Corsica, Hélène pedals her bike to work. She's a chambermaid at a luxury hotel, living a humdrum working-class life. Hélène came to Corsica years ago for her husband, who works in the boatyards. Serious and conscientious about her work, she has no particular desire to change things. Then one day she glimpses a romantic couple playing an impassioned game of chess on the balcony of a room she's cleaning. Seized with a vague longing, Hélène purchases an electronic chess game for her husband, hoping the game might help them rekindle an old flame.
Friday, March 19 7:20 PM Stand By

Please, Please Me! (Fais-Moi Plaisir!)
What’s a man got to do to have a little sex? A lot apparently, and sometimes that doesn’t even guarantee the desired end result. First, he must fetch coffee. Next, when the neighbor knocks, the door must be answered. Then, a woman calls. And, with the call, the story unfolds. A comedy of errors, part Buster Keaton/part Woody Allen, follows. A soundtrack that rings of the Pink Panther underscores the absurdity. It’s hard to believe that a single night can hold so much adventure and mishap. PLEASE, PLEASE ME! offers a farcical look at modern infidelity. (In French with subtitles)
Saturday, March 20 7:15 PM Stand By
Sunday, March 21 4:50 PM Sold Out

Hollywood Shorts Program
Saturday, March 20 9:25 PM

Bad Day to Go Fishing (Mal Dia Para Pescar)
It’s 1961 and there are strangers in the sleepy town of Santa Maria. There is Orsini, a cheap impresario and self-appointed Italian prince, and there is a former German wrestling champion named Jacob van Oppen. The two Europeans travel around fleecing local residents by rigging wrestling matches between paid-off local contenders and the champ. But they haven’t reckoned with the bad luck that meets them in Santa Maria. Van Oppen is suffering from an existential crisis. He drinks and has sudden fits, and his strength has long since started to fail him. Not only that, the designated challenger boozes himself sick and can’t compete. And there’s a sharp local newspaper editor who’s closing in on the scam. Nerves fry hotter than an egg on the pavement in the noon-day sun, and it looks like the boys might just have enough time to get out of town before the showdown. Or do they? A deliciously vintage movie in the cartoonish, deadpan style of the Coen brothers, BAD DAY TO GO FISHING features a shady performance by Scottish-Spanish actor Gary Piquer, a kind of Latin Harvey Keitel. (In Spanish with subtitles)
Saturday, March 20 9:35 PM
Monday, March 22 1:50 PM

The Exhibition (La Muestra)
Antonio, 80-years-old and once a highly regarded sculptor, is now spending too much time alone in his studio… or so his wife Susana thinks. He has given up exhibiting and passes most of his days puttering, reliving his past fame. However, after receiving a phone call from a friend inviting Antonio and Susana to his opening, Antonio begins to wonder about the possibility of exhibiting again. He commences making the necessary calls and glad-handing the local dealers, exhausting his list of contacts. Gently but pointedly he is told by another artist friend, “Your time was another time.” This news sends him into a depression that further accentuates what Antonio believes to be his artistic inadequacies. Meanwhile, Susana watches in alarm and decides she must take action. Enlisting the help of their two sons (and some especially effective facilitation from young granddaughter Bianca), Susana leads a behind-the-scenes crusade to make Antonio an exhibition. Stubbornness runs in the family and “no” is not an acceptable answer. Will their hard work pay off and will Antonio finally get his much-needed boost of THE EXHIBITION? (In Spanish with subtitles)
Monday, March 22 7:40 PM

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wall Eye Gallery: Undomesticated 3.19 6-11PM

March 19- April 11, 2010
Curated by Stephanie Lipscomb and Linda Ayala

Artists Reception
Friday, March 19, 6-11PM

In celebration of Women’s History Month and National Craft Month, Undomesticated shares the work of 10 artists who knit, sew, weave, embroider, bead, and crochet. These crafts were long considered to be traditional, domestic, and “women’s work” that many women were expected to learn. For generations these beautiful techniques were passed down with the main intent of taking care of family and filling a home. We knitted and sewed items to clothe our families. We wove, embroidered, and crocheted to fill our homes with intricacy and love. In Undomesticated, we honor this heritage through modern reinterpretations of this necessity-driven set of skills as a means of artistic expression. Featuring the art of Linda Ayala, Rebecca Cross, Emily Felderman, Christy Gray, Stephanie Lipscomb, Christine Mauersberger, Shannon Okey, Sara Rabinowitz, Georgianne Wanous, and Jennifer Whitten.

Wall Eye Gallery
5304 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102
Gallery Hours: Saturday, March 20, 12–6PM & Sunday, March 21, 12–5PM and by appointment.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Eliza Gilkyson @Beachland Ballroom 4.29

Eliza Gilkyson will be performing at the Beachland Ballroom Thursday, April 29th, 2010 8PM EDT (7PM Doors)
Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH
Purchase Tickets

Saturday, March 13, 2010

First ever Dr. Sketchy PhD event Sat. 3.13

Announcing the first ever Dr. Sketchy PhD event. 'At PhD events we will concentrate all our fun on longer poses,' says the good Doctors.

The event is open to the public and will be hosted by Kalman & Pabst Photo Group. The photography studio offers a beautiful new venue in downtown Cleveland and there will be TWO models for your drawing pleasure; Dr. Sketchy favorite Danielle Muad'Dib and Beth from their September event. So expect some great outfits and big feathers, along with the usual contests and prizes.

Saturday, March 13, 2010
Kalman & Pabst Photo Group Studio

3907 Perkins Avenue
Cleveland, OH
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Friday, March 12, 2010

WCF Casino Royale FUNraiser Sat. 3.13

Casino Royale FUNraiser 2010
March 13, 2010

7 to 11PM
Hilton Garden Inn - Twinsburg
to benefit the Waiting Child Fund

Enjoy an incredible evening of food and live entertainment. Play blackjack, roulette, craps, poker, and unique games.
Win prizes and participate in the live, silent, and raffle auction. Tickets are $75 each and include dinner, your first $10 in gaming chips, two drinks, complimentary parking, and the knowledge that you are helping to change the lives of waiting children.

There will be a keynote address from Cedric Riley, a 'Resiliency Expert' who spent more than eight years in the foster care system before being adopted at the age of 15. The live auction will include a 3 bedroom/3 bath lakefront Lake Tahoe Condo, among other items.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Towpath Trail Open House Tuesday, 3.9

Join the Ohio Canal Corridor on Tuesday, March 9th from 4:30 to 7:30 PM at St. Joseph/OLA Center (2346 West 14th St.) in Tremont for the second public Towpath Trail Open House. The Towpath Trail Partnership Committee and Michael Baker Engineering, consultants for Phase 3 design and engineering will share a preferred Towpath Trail route alternative, provide land use scenarios for the accompanying greenway and introduce interpretive themes and settings. RSVP to Amllyn at

March Sketch Crawl @Gospel Press Building Sat., 3.6

The March Cleveland Sketch Crawl will be this Saturday, March 6th at the Lofts at Tremont Place in the Gospel Press Building. This complex is an old Bible factory that has been turned into one of the most unique mix of lofts in the city. The sketch crawl will begin at 10AM and those who plan to attend should meet at the corner of Jefferson and Thurman near the parking lot entrance. For more information about the upcoming Sketch Crawl and future locations visit