Monday, November 4, 2013

Ohio Independent Film Festival Coming November 7th

[Press release from the Ohio Independent Film Festival.]
20th Ohio Independent Film Festival comes to Atlas Cinemas
We are proud to announce the return of your favorite film festival. In less than 30 days we will be celebrating this 20 year old tradition at the Atlas Lakeshore Cinema in Euclid Ohio. We have selected some outstanding films ranging from independent features to shorts to documentaries. Come and express your passion for independent film while supporting filmmakers from around the country.  

Blood Brother
Featured at this year's fest


Rocky went to India as a disillusioned tourist. When he met a group of children with HIV, he decided to stay.  Having grown up without a close-knit family of his own, "Rocky Anna" ('brother,' as the children have come to call him) found his calling living and working with kids in need. Unlike others who simply passed through their lives, Rocky stayed, dedicating himself to their health and well-being. Despite formidable challenges, his playful spirit and determination in the face of despair proves to be an invaluable resource.  This unmistakable power of love is celebrated in this story of one man's decision to move to India and restart his life among the dispossessed.  

WINNER Sundance 2013 Grand Jury Prize
WINNER Sundance 2013 Audience Award
WINNER Hot Docs 2013 Audience Award

presented by Independent Pictures

Friday,  November 1, 2013 at 7PM   at Arts Collinwood.  A Free event to prepare film enthusiasts for the Ohio Independent Film Festival.

Maniac is a 1934 exploitation/horror film directed by Dwain Esper and based on Edgar Allan Poe's "The Black Cat." 

In 1930, Hollywood enacted the Hollywood Production Code which was designed to censor films. Under the code, the use of sex, nudity, violence, immoral themes and characters were prohibited. The Code was not effectively enforced until 1934.

For the next thirty years, almost all films produced or exhibited in the United States had to receive a seal of approval from the Production Code of Administration. Yet, there was a loophole. Films with an educational purpose; i.e., demonstrations of acts with the so called purpose of educating people not to do those things, arguably fell outside of the Code. 

The exhibition of these films were usually accompanied by bogus lectures and literature that highlighted the dangers of participating in immoral activity. Like most loopholes, the result had the opposite effect.

A cottage industry of exploitation films traveled around the country in a circus or carnival like atmosphere. The films did not play in regular theaters, but as sideshow attractions under circus tents, at burlesque houses, etc..

Maniac is an early example of such a film. There is nudity, extreme violence, and an immoral tone throughout. The film is still shocking, even though it was made so long ago. Yet, the nullification of The Production Code and the implementation of the film rating system, legitimized the world of exploitation cinema.

21939 Lakeshore Blvd
Euclid, OH  216-731-7499 
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Help The Ohio Independent Film Festival in the Process
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Present this flyer to your Beach Club Bistro server any WEDNESDAY in
October from 4 pm to 9 pm and 20% of your dine-in food purchases will be donated by BCBistro to: Independent Pictures/Ohio Independent Film Festival

May be used for dine-in orders only. 
Does NOT apply to purchases of any beverages including alcoholic. No other discounts may be used

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