Thursday, March 13, 2014
38th Cleveland International Film Festival
We set the stage for the 38th Cleveland International Film Festival that runs March 19-30, 2014. Film Festival Artistic Director Bill Guentzler fills us in on news about new theater locations, new competitions and a list of must see movies.
The Sax Man
We’ll also preview the movie The Sax Man, about a local musician whom you may have seen. He serenades audiences for free at Progressive Field, Horseshoe Casino and Playhouse Square. His real name is Maurice Reedus Jr., and he’s a talented musician from a musical family who rose to stardom in the 1970’s working alongside James Brown and the O’Jays.
Applause America: Richard Sherman
Getting a film to the big screen is a long and arduous process. The difficulties surrounding the making of the movie musical Mary Poppins are at the center of the recent film Saving Mr. Banks. The film tells the story of author P. L. Travers, who grudgingly agreed to turn her book into a Disney animated film. In our ongoing series Applause America, the man behind much of the Mary Poppins music, Richard Sherman, shares the challenges of getting that movie made.
Bill Guentzler, Cleveland International Film Festival
Todd Bemak, Producer, “The Sax Man”
Richard Sherman, Songwriter, “Saving Mr. Banks”
Arts and Culture, Motion Pictures (Film, Video), Music
Special thanks to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College for the use of their Steinway Piano.
Production of arts and culture programming on ideastream is made possible by grants from:
By residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.
The Cleveland Foundation; The Dominion Foundation; Eaton Corporation Charitable Foundation; The George Gund Foundation; The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation; The Kulas Foundation; The John P. Murphy Foundation; The Nord Family Foundation; The Corrine L. Dodero Foundation for the Arts and Sciences; and The Stroud Family Exempt Trust.
The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.
Applause is an Emmy award-winning locally produced TV show that celebrates artists and cultural groups around Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.
The Sound of Applause, ideastream’s weekday radio magazine, celebrates the visual and performing arts, explores cultural trends, and examines current events through an artistic lens.
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