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Cold in July
Cold in July
Cold in July

Writer-director Jim Mickle (Mulberry Street, Stake Land) loved the suspense in Joe Lansdale’s novel Cold in July and wanted to duplicate in a film. So he set about working with Nick Damici on the screenplay. At first the guys p...

 
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Belle
Belle
Belle

Since 2009 director Amma Asante has been trying to make Belle, a film based on Misan Sagay’s script about Dido Belle, a woman of mixed race who grew up in England during a time when slavery was still legal. Raised by her father...

 
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Finding Vivian Maier
Finding Vivian Maier
Finding Vivian Maier

A fascinating documentary about a nanny who took more than 100,000 photographs but never had a single gallery show, Finding Vivian Maier grew out of John Maloof’s random discovery of her negatives (he bought a box of them at an...

 
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Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation
Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation
Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation

Spike and Mike started showing underground animated films more than 30 years ago. The guys have accumulated an extensive library of short films, some of which are clearly not intended for kids. They present both a Festival of A...

 
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Dom Hemingway
Dom Hemingway
Dom Hemingway

Jude Law is more than just a pretty boy. That’s something writer-director Richard Shepard capitalizes on with Dom Hemingway. The film centers on Dom (Law) and the aftermath of his release from prison after serving a 12-year sen...

 
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Buzzard Film Logo
Buzzard Film Logo
Buzzard Film Logo

Dave Jingo grew up in Canton, Ohio. The soundtrack to his adolescence was provided by iconic Cleveland radio station WMMS 100.7FM. A lifelong rock fan, Dave hopes to pay homage to themusic that moved him and the frequency that ...

 
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Return to Nuke 'Em High, photo by Troma Entertainment, Inc.
Return to Nuke 'Em High, photo by Troma Entertainment, Inc.
Return to Nuke 'Em High, photo by Troma Entertainment, Inc.

Troma Films co-founder Lloyd Kaufman has been making graphic, indie movies since the late ‘60s. Kaufman, who never went to film school, worked a bit on big-budget films shortly after starting out but quickly became disillusione...

 
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Forced Perspective
Forced Perspective
Forced Perspective

Director Nick Cavalier is a filmmaker from Los Angeles with deep Cleveland roots. His new documentary short, Forced Perspective, which shows at the Cleveland International Film Festival, is an intimate portrait of iconic Clevel...

 
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Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritch

A Broadway star still performing at age 89, Elaine Stritch is quite a character. Director Chiemi Karasawa met her by chance at the beauty parlor and the two struck up a friendship. Karasawa’s new documentary Elaine Stritch: Sho...

 
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The Ballad of Skinless Pete
The Ballad of Skinless Pete
The Ballad of Skinless Pete
 

Monster Director Dustin Mills

 
March 3, 2014
 



In many ways, Skinless follows horror film conventions.  After oncologist Peter Peel (Brandon Salkil) discovers a possible cure for skin cancer, he decides to test the cure on himself to convince an investor to start manufactur...