On Friday, April 27 beginning at 6:30 p.m. a “Best of the Fest Celebration” brings a wine-and-cheese reception, local dignitaries including the mayors of both Chagrin Falls and Solon, and the film BREAKING THROUGH THE CLOUDS, Heather Taylor’s chronicle of pioneering women aviators, screening at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $15. On Saturday, April 28, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and then from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. there will be two feature-length blocks of top documentary shorts from the CDFF, covering topics ranging from Ohioans involved in relief work in Haiti to the memoirs of D-Day veterans. Admission to all four hours is $15, or $10 for each individual program. Finally, on Sunday, April 29, at 5 p.m., in partnership with Reel Israel, the CDFF presents a FREE screening (but reservations are requested) of FLUCHKES, a nonfiction short feature from Israel that might evoke memories of the stage hit “Stepping Out,” as it follows a set of ladies age 72 to 82 as they gamely tackle the unfamiliar rigors of modern dance.
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