The @ChagrinFilmFest Screens Five Days of Documentaries From Around the World — and Cleveland

Sahar Razaviebrahimi’s “I Want To Be a King” opens the Chagrin Documentary Film Fest 10/7

Wed 10/7-Sun 10/11

What are you interested in learning about the world? Whether it’s sports, religion, music, the arts, culture or oddball characters, the 6th annual Chagrin Documentary Film Fest likely has something among the 66 films it’s showing over its five days that will interest you.

You can learn about man’s inhumanity to man in Two Barns, the story of how tens of thousands of Jews were murdered by their neighbors prior to World War II even before Hitler began his extermination. Or you can watch a program titled “Inspiring Shorts” that tells the opposite story.

Some of the films are both locally produced and cover local topics. Ted Sikora’s Move On! is the story of how Near West Theatre grew from a catch-as-catch-can urban community theater to an institution with a $7 million building involving hundreds of people each year, onstage and behind stage. Make Fun pulls the curtain from the area’s independent comedy scene.

The festival features lots of shorts programs for those who like to get a taste of different things. The screenings take place at various venues around Chagrin Falls and range in price from free to $10 (most are $5 at the door). There are also some special events such as panels, a luncheon and a beer tasting. For a complete schedule and to reserve tickets, go here.

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