CHAGRIN FALLS — Take the edge off the winter doldrums with an encore screening of some of the most talked about films from the 10th Annual Chagrin Documentary Film Festival, which broke attendance and growth records in 2019.
As part of its growing year-round programming, CDFF will present eight award-winning films this January, February and March.
“We like to give our audience another chance to see some of the most buzzed about films and to continue to have a discussion around these important topics,” said Festival Director Mary Ann Ponce. “We are excited to offer more year-round and educational programming and the CDFF Encore Series will be a continuation of this focus.”
Encore Series events and special screenings will include showings on Jan. 25; Feb. 6, 18 and 20; and March 1.
On Jan. 25, three “Best of the Fest” films will show at the Chagrin Cinemas, 8200 E. Washington St. in Chagrin Falls. “The Woman Who Loves Giraffes” will show at 3 p.m., “Woman in Motion” will show at 5 p.m. and “Armstrong” will show at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 per film or $30 for all three and can be purchased at chagrinfilmfest.org, at the door or by calling the festival office at 440-247-1591.
A special screening at the Mandel Jewish Community Center, 26001 South Woodland Road in Beachwood, will take place on Feb. 6 in partnership with the Cleveland Jewish Film Festival. CDFF’s Audience Choice Award winner “You Only Die Twice” will show at 7 p.m. at the center’s Stonehill Auditorium. Tickets are $10 online or at the door.
Another special screening will take place on Feb. 18 at the Hamlet Village Clubhouse, 324 Hamlet Hills Drive in Chagrin Falls, from 5-7 p.m. In partnership with Hamlet Village, CDFF invites attendees for an evening of wine, appetizers and a showing of “Degas, Cassatt, and the Terrible Children of Impressionism.” Reservations for this screening can be made by calling Karen at Hamlet Village at 440-247-4676. Donations will be accepted at the door to benefit CDFF. Co-director Felicia Zavarella Stadelman will be on hand to introduce the film.
On Feb. 20, CDFF will celebrate Black History Month at the Federated Church’s Fellowship Hall, 76 Bell St. in Chagrin Falls, at 7 p.m. with the screening of two short films, “Station Hope: A Conversation” and winner of the 2019 CDFF Social Awareness Award “The Infamous Future.” Tickets are $12 online or at the door. Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion with local organizations referencing how the topics in these films are addressed in Northeast Ohio.
On March 1, CDFF will celebrate family with a “Family Day” at the Chagrin Falls Intermediate School Auditorium, 65 Philomethian St. in Chagrin Falls, at 5 p.m. This event will screen “Amazing Grace Lemonade Race” and “The Biggest Little Farm.” Tickets are $12 online or at the door.