Friday, February 22, 2013

THE 37th Cleveland International Film Festival presented by Dollar Bank to open with 'Toy's House'

[Press release from the Cleveland International Film Festival.]

The 37th Cleveland International Film Festival, presented by Dollar Bank, is proud to announce that its Opening Night film on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 will be TOY’S HOUSE.  This CBS Films release, which was filmed in Greater Cleveland last summer, is directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and produced by Chagrin Falls native Tyler Davidson, along with Peter Saraf, and John Hodges; with Chris Galletta as screenwriter.  CBS Films acquired the film at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. 

Premiering to rave reviews at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, TOY’S HOUSE stars Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Alison Brie, and Mary Lynn Rajskub. 
The film is a unique coming-of-age story about three teenagers who, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods.  Free from their parents’ rules, their idyllic summer quickly becomes a test of friendship as each boy learns to appreciate the fact that family - whether it is the one you’re born into or the one you create – is something you can't run away from.

Opening Night of the 37th CIFF is sponsored by The George Gund Foundation in loving memory of George Gund III (1937-2013) – father, husband, philanthropist, hockey lover, film enthusiast, and a CIFF founding board member. 

Tickets to the Opening Night Gala are $125 per person ($100 for CIFF members).  The Gala includes the film at 7:00 p.m. at Tower City Cinemas, followed by a TOY’S HOUSE party and celebration of the life of George Gund III at 9:00 p.m. at MK Ferguson Plaza in Tower City Center.  Special guests TBA.

For more information on the 330+ films that will be shown between Opening Night and Closing Night of the 37th CIFF, log on to beginning Friday, March 1st.  Tickets go on sale to CIFF members only on Friday, March 15th and to the general public on Friday, March 22nd.  Ticket prices for films are $12 for CIFF members and $14 for non-members.  Tickets will be available online at, by telephone (1.877.304.FILM), in person at the Ulmer & Berne Film Festival Box Office in the lobby of Tower City Cinemas, or by mail using the Program Guide order form.  Program Guides will be available throughout the region, including all Dollar Bank locations, the week of March 11th.

CBS Films is a division of CBS Corporation. The division develops, finances, acquires, produces, and releases theatrical feature films spanning all genres.  For more information, log on to

The Cleveland International Film Festival is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. 

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