2015 Cleveland Film Festival

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1. The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013)

R | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy

58 Metascore

After living a long and colorful life, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. On his 100th birthday, he leaps out a window and begins an unexpected journey.

Director: Felix Herngren | Stars: Robert Gustafsson, Iwar Wiklander, David Wiberg, Mia Skäringer

Votes: 36,150 | Gross: $1.08M

2. 1971 (2014)

Unrated | 79 min | Documentary, History, Thriller

73 Metascore

The story of a notorious 1971 activist burglary of an FBI office that led to the Bureau's numerous abuses against dissidents being exposed.

Director: Johanna Hamilton | Stars: Bonnie Raines, John Raines, Bob Williamson, Keith Forsyth

Votes: 818

3. 20 Years of Madness (2015)

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

When the eccentric cast of a mid-90s Public Access show in Detroit reunite after 20 years to make a new episode, they are forced to take a hard look at their lives and reconcile their ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Royce | Stars: Jerry White Jr., Joe Hornacek, John Ryan, Jesus Rivera

Votes: 56

4. 24 Days (2014)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

59 Metascore

When Ilan Halimi is kidnapped for ransom because he's Jewish and supposedly rich, his family and the police start a race against time to save him from the tortures of the "gang of barbarians".

Director: Alexandre Arcady | Stars: Zabou Breitman, Pascal Elbé, Jacques Gamblin, Sylvie Testud

Votes: 588

5. 45365 (2009)

90 min | Documentary

88 Metascore

45365 explores the congruities of daily life in an American town. From the patrol car to the courtroom, the playground to the nursing home, the parade to the prayer service, it explores ... See full summary »

Directors: Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross

Votes: 175

6. About a Girl (2014)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

Charleen, 15, quick-witted and sassy, is Kurt Cobain's biggest fan and wonders why 'growing up' has to be so complicated. One day, feeling especially melodramatic and rebellious, she ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Monheim | Stars: Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Heike Makatsch, Aurel Manthei, Simon Schwarz

Votes: 670

7. Above All Else (2014)

95 min | Documentary, Drama

One man risks family and future to stop the tar sands of the Keystone XL pipeline from crossing his land. Shot in the forests, pastures, and living rooms of rural East Texas, Above All Else... See full summary »

Director: John Fiege | Stars: Julia Trigg Crawford, David Daniel, Eleanor Fairchild, Garrett Graham

Votes: 38

8. Above Us All (2014)

Drama, Family

When Shay, a young Australian girl, loses her mother, she and her father Koen leave for his home country Belgium. There, Shay finds herself struggling with the new environment and the loss of her mother.

Director: Eugenie Jansen | Stars: Maarten Baes, Pearl Davern, Gaetano Debyser, Christian Delplace

Votes: 31

9. Alfred and Jakobine (2014)

70 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

Alfred Hobbs, 84, drives across America in an ancient London taxi to find the once love of his life, who he left 40 years earlier. In the 1950s they made a 4 year global road trip in that very taxi.

Directors: Jonathan Howells, Tom Roberts | Star: Olivia Marei

Votes: 24

10. All Stars (2014)

TV-14 | 98 min | Comedy

"ALL-STARS" follows a girls' 10-year-old fastpitch softball team and their families through a recreation league season that culminates in the selection of the coveted 10-and-under All-Star ... See full summary »

Director: Lance Kinsey | Stars: Fred Willard, Miriam Flynn, Logan Kinsey, Mike Hagerty

Votes: 274

11. Alléluia (2014)

Unrated | 93 min | Crime, Horror, Romance

72 Metascore

Fervidly dark lovesick horror inspired by the real-life criminal duo, the Lonely Hearts Killers.

Director: Fabrice du Welz | Stars: Lola Dueñas, Laurent Lucas, Héléna Noguerra, Édith Le Merdy

Votes: 2,389 | Gross: $0.01M

12. Almost There (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

70 Metascore

An elderly "outsider" artist living in at-risk conditions befriends two filmmakers and causes controversy at his first major exhibition.

Directors: Dan Rybicky, Aaron Wickenden | Star: Peter Anton

Votes: 83

13. The Ambassador to Bern (2014 TV Movie)

76 min | Drama, History, Thriller

A fictional account of the 1958 attack against the Hungarian embassy in Bern. Based on a true story about the aftermath of the 1956 Hungarian revolution.

Director: Attila Szász | Stars: János Kulka, Tamás Szabó Kimmel, József Kádas, Rozi Lovas

Votes: 1,361

14. A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile (2015)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

When well-known Syrian blogger Amina Arraf - purportedly kidnapped by local authorities during the Arab Spring - was revealed to be an elaborate hoax persona, an entire international community realized it had been catfished.

Director: Sophie Deraspe

Votes: 265

15. Angel Azul (2014)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary, Drama

Through the hauntingly beautiful lure of Jason deCaire's Taylor's underwater, life-like statues we witness the birth of an artificial coral reef, learn how we are inextricably connected to ... See full summary »

Director: Marcy Cravat | Stars: Jason DeCaires Taylor, Peter Coyote, Sylvia Earle, Thomas Goreau

Votes: 17

16. Anderswo (2014)

84 min | Drama

You left your home to move far away. You were struck by a wind of change and were unfaithful to yourself. You reinvented yourself and you are now feeling free. But suddenly pressure arises in you.

Director: Ester Amrami | Stars: Neta Riskin, Golo Euler, Hana Laslo, Hanna Rieber

Votes: 127

17. Apartment Troubles (2014)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy, Drama

Two codependent roommates, on the verge of eviction, flee New York for the promise of sunshine in Los Angeles where their friendship is tested by a chance at fame, a fortune teller and an amorous wealthy aunt.

Directors: Jennifer Prediger, Jess Weixler | Stars: Jess Weixler, Jennifer Prediger, Megan Mullally, Will Forte

Votes: 468

18. Art Connect (2014)

75 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

The story starts with art and ends with the hopes and dreams of the lives of children of the misunderstood excluded society of Trinidad and Tobago.

Director: Miquel Galofré | Stars: Isis Gairy, Ateion Jones, Sherise Jones, Maliq Noel

19. Back on Board: Greg Louganis (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Feature-length documentary about the greatest diver of all time. Four-time Olympic champion Greg Louganis has faced more than his share of challenges. In 2011, he is far from the public eye... See full summary »

Director: Cheryl Furjanic | Stars: David Boudia, Jimmy Carter, Sergei Chalibashvili, Mary Ellen Clark

Votes: 359

20. Batkid Begins (2015)

PG | 87 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

63 Metascore

On one day, in one city, the world comes together to grant one 5 year old cancer patient his wish. Batkid Begins looks at the 'why' of this flash phenomenon.

Director: Dana Nachman | Stars: Teresa Clovicko, Audrey Copper, Katie Cotton, James Coyne

Votes: 1,547 | Gross: $0.07M

21. Beatles (2014)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama

Four friends growing up in Oslo in the sixties, who occasionally think of themselves as the Fab Four. Based on the best selling book by Lars Saabye Christensen.

Director: Peter Flinth | Stars: Louis Williams, Håvard Jackwitz, Halvor Tangen Schultz, Ole Nicolai Myrvold Jørgensen

Votes: 635

22. Becoming Bulletproof (2014)

TV-14 | 80 min | Documentary, Western

78 Metascore

A diverse group of people with disabilities from across the U S take on leading roles in a magical rip roaring costume drama Western, filmed on vintage Hollywood locations. This riveting ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Barnett | Stars: Vanessa Halby, Peter Halby, Ila Halby, Ajani A.J. Murray

Votes: 112

23. Conducta (2014)

108 min | Drama

Aging teacher Carmela has a special heart for pupils from broken homes and is challenged by the headmaster to follow up 12 year old Chala which is infatuated in Yeni. They are both poor, and has severe home troubles.

Director: Ernesto Daranas | Stars: Alina Rodríguez, Yuliet Cruz, Armando Miguel Gómez, Miriel Cejas

Votes: 1,202

24. Being Evel (2015)

TV-MA | 99 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

72 Metascore

The real story behind the myth of American icon Robert 'Evel' Knievel and his legacy.

Director: Daniel Junge | Stars: Ken Berg, Seth Enslow, Ray Gunn, George Hamilton

Votes: 842

25. Big Moccasin (2014)

64 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

A vividly intimate portrait of an area and it's people, riddled with complexity, but painted with simplicity. This is a story about life, friendships, and death on Big Moccasin Road- a 25 ... See full summary »

Directors: Andrew Moynehan, Chelsea Moynehan

26. Billy Mize & the Bakersfield Sound (2014)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

Billy Mize's contributions to Country music shaped the industry. His charm and golden voice are legendary among the insiders. A performer on the brink of fame, his is a spectacular tale ... See full summary »

Director: William J. Saunders | Stars: Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Billy Mize

Votes: 11

27. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2015)

Not Rated | 115 min | Documentary, History

79 Metascore

This documentary tells the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, one of the 20th century's most alluring and controversial organizations that captivated the world's attention for nearly 50 years.

Director: Stanley Nelson | Stars: Blair Anderson, Omar Barbour, Julian Bond, Elaine Brown

Votes: 1,573 | Gross: $0.48M

28. The Blue Hour (2014)


Adrian, a successful lawyer, discovers dark secrets from his father's past that threaten his well-earned reputation.

Director: Evelyne Pegot | Stars: Giovanni Ciccia, Jackelyne Vásquez, Rossana Fernández Maldonado

Votes: 27

29. Dancing Arabs (2014)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

73 Metascore

A Palestinian-Israeli boy named Eyad is sent to a prestigious boarding school in Jerusalem, where he struggles with issues of language, culture, and identity.

Director: Eran Riklis | Stars: Tawfeek Barhom, Razi Gabareen, Yaël Abecassis, Michael Moshonov

Votes: 1,551 | Gross: $0.28M

30. Boy and the World (2013)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

80 Metascore

A little boy goes on an adventurous quest in search of his father.

Director: Alê Abreu | Stars: Vinicius Garcia, Marco Aurélio Campos, Lu Horta, Felipe Zilse

Votes: 5,723 | Gross: $0.13M

31. Bread and Butter (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy

On the brink of turning 30, endearing misfit AMELIA searches for signs to show her how to deal with her obsessive parents, her eccentric boss and her virginity.

Director: Liz Manashil | Stars: Christine Weatherup, Bobby Moynihan, Micah Hauptman, Eric Lange

Votes: 160

32. Call Me Lucky (2015)

106 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

64 Metascore

Barry Crimmins is pissed. His hellfire brand of comedy has rained verbal lightning bolts on American audiences and politicians for decades, yet you've probably never heard of him. But once ... See full summary »

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait | Stars: Barry Crimmins, Jack Gallagher, Martin Olson, Steve Sweeney

Votes: 1,871

33. Jakten på Berlusconi (2014)

82 min | Comedy

A chubby jockey are no longer getting the best horses to ride, and has to cheat to pay off his considerable debt. A horse drugging goes wrong, and winds up in kidnapping the prizewinner horse Berlusconi.

Director: Ole Endresen | Stars: Edward Schultheiss, Morten Ramm, Henriette Steenstrup, Jon Øigarden

Votes: 224

34. Christmas, Again (2014)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

A heartbroken Christmas-tree salesman returns to New York City hoping to put his past behind him. Living in a trailer and working the night shift, he begins to spiral downwards until the ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Poekel | Stars: Kentucker Audley, Craig Butta, Maria Cantillo, Heather Courtney

Votes: 860

35. The Circle (2014)

Not Rated | 102 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

Zurich, 1956. The young teacher Ernst Ostertag falls head over heels in love with the transvestite star Robi Rapp and finds himself torn between his bourgeois existence and his commitment ... See full summary »

Director: Stefan Haupt | Stars: Matthias Hungerbühler, Peter Jecklin, Marie Leuenberger, Stefan Witschi

Votes: 1,342

36. The Coffin Maker (2014)


A single father accidentally kills his eight-year-old daughter by administering the wrong medication. He finds it challenging not only to have her body buried but also to bury his culpability.

Director: Jason Paul Laxamana | Stars: Allen Dizon, Gladys Reyes, Chanel Latorre, Emilio Garcia

Votes: 9

37. Come to My Voice (2014)

105 min | Drama

This is the story of two women on opposite ends of a life-time, a very young, curious Jiyan and her life-weary but resistant grandmother Berfe, in order to save the person who links them to each other.

Director: Hüseyin Karabey | Stars: Tuncay Akdemir, Selim Bulut, Sabahettin DAG, Feride Gezer

Votes: 250

38. Corn Island (2014)

100 min | Drama, War

The river creates and the river destroys in an eternal cycle that even man can't escape.

Director: George Ovashvili | Stars: Ilyas Salman, Mariam Buturishvili, Irakli Samushia, Tamer Levent

Votes: 3,671

39. The Creeping Garden (2014)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

67 Metascore

The Creeping Garden is a feature length documentary exploring the work of fringe scientists, mycologists and artists, and their relationship with the extraordinary plasmodial slime mould.

Directors: Tim Grabham, Jasper Sharp | Stars: Mark Pagnell, Heather Barnett, Bryn Dentinger, Tim Boon

Votes: 165

40. Crescendo! The Power of Music (2014)

TV-PG | 85 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

El Sistema, Venezuela's phenomenal youth orchestra program, now a global movement, brings social transformation to disadvantaged children. Our film is an in-depth, verite-based look at ... See full summary »

Directors: Jamie Bernstein, Elizabeth Kling

Votes: 31

41. Cut Bank (2014)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

44 Metascore

A young man's life is unraveled after witnessing a murder that he filmed in his rural town of Cut Bank.

Director: Matt Shakman | Stars: Michael Stuhlbarg, Bruce Dern, John Malkovich, Joyce Robbins

Votes: 9,795

42. A Dangerous Game (II) (2014)

Unrated | 102 min | Documentary

This sequel to You've Been Trumped (2011) investigates how land developers like Donald Trump use golf as an excuse to build huge luxurious resorts at the expense of the locals and their ecosystem, and abuse natural resources.

Director: Anthony Baxter | Stars: Anthony Baxter, Michael Forbes, Donald Trump, Molly Forbes

Votes: 129

43. Danny Collins (2015)

R | 106 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

58 Metascore

An aging rock star decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year-old letter written to him by John Lennon.

Director: Dan Fogelman | Stars: Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale

Votes: 28,160 | Gross: $5.35M

44. The Dead Lands (2014)

R | 107 min | Action, Adventure

59 Metascore

After his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery, the teenage son of a slain Maori chieftain looks to avenge his father's murder and bring peace and honor to the souls of his loved ones.

Director: Toa Fraser | Stars: James Rolleston, Lawrence Makoare, Te Kohe Tuhaka, Xavier Horan

Votes: 4,273 | Gross: $0.00M

45. Dearest (2014)

128 min | Drama

A story centered around a divorced couple living in a southern Chinese city Shenzhen and dealing with the disappearance of their missing son.

Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan | Stars: Wei Zhao, Bo Huang, Dawei Tong, Lei Hao

Votes: 1,840

46. Divide in Concord (2014)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Biography

This is a story about an 84 year-old-woman trying to take down the third largest industry in the world. Jean Hill, a self-proclaimed warrior, leads historic Concord, Massachusetts on ... See full summary »

Directors: Kris Kaczor, Dave Regos | Stars: Jean Hill, Jill Appel, Peggy Brace, Adriana Cohen

Votes: 19

47. Ne me quitte pas (2013)

107 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

60 Metascore

Set in a village on the edge of Belgium, Bob, Flemish, and Marcel, Walloon share their solitude, sense of humor and craving for alcohol.

Directors: Sabine Lubbe Bakker, Niels van Koevorden | Stars: Bob, Marcel

Votes: 345

48. Dreamcatcher (I) (2015)

TV-MA | 104 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

86 Metascore

Takes us into a hidden world of prostitution and sexual trafficking through the eyes of one of its survivors, Brenda Myers-Powell.

Director: Kim Longinotto | Stars: Brenda Myers-Powell, T.T., Keena, Temeka

Votes: 399