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Architect Charles Schweinfurth; Ohio Independent Films; ‘The Vetters: All We Needed’

Thursday, October 31, 2013

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Architect Charles Schweinfurth
The name Charles Schweinfurth probably doesn’t ring a bell, but the buildings he built during his career working in Northeast Ohio are memorable and familiar to most. An architect by trade, Schweinfurth came to Cleveland at the start of the 20th century when the city was experiencing a building boom. He quickly became the go-to builder in the region because of his high standards, drive, and extreme attention to detail. These were qualities that many appreciated, but they came at a high cost. A collection of his work is on view at the Beck Center for the Arts in the exhibit Charles F. Schweinfurth: Uncompromising Architect of Cleveland’s Valiant Age.

Ohio Independent Film Festival Turns 20
Thanks to organizations like the Cleveland International Film Festival and the Greater Cleveland Film Commission, Hollywood has taken note of Cleveland. One lesser-known group on the film scene is Independent Pictures. For the past 20 years, they’ve worked to raise the profile and competency of local and regional Indie filmmakers and to show off the results at their flagship event, the Ohio Independent Film Festival. This year, the festival is a four-day event that takes place November 7th through the 10th at the Atlas Cinemas in Euclid, Ohio.

The Vetters: All We Needed
Screening this year at the Ohio Independent Film Festival is a film that celebrates filmmakers with a passion for bringing their stories to the big screen, no matter what the odds: The Vetters: All We Needed. It’s the story of a Northeast Ohio family that overcomes adversity through sports. It was six years in the making, produced by filmmakers Anne Bruder and Nancy Pokorney of Wagon Wheel Films.


Anthony W. Hiti, Herman Gibans Fodor, Architects
Lauren Hansgen, The Beck Center
Christopher Baxter, Director of Operations, Atlas Cinemas & Board Member of Independent Pictures, and the Ohio Independent Film Festival.
Anne Bruder and Nancy Pokorney of Wagon Wheel Films

Additional Information

The Beck Center
Atlas Cinemas
Independent Pictures and the Ohio Independent Film Festival
Wagon Wheel Films


Arts and Culture, Architecture, History, Motion Pictures (Film, Video)

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