Tue 10/6-Sun 10/11
Typically, the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival filled downtown Chagrin Falls venues with dozens of films, director talks, meet-and-greets and special parties filling venues, crammed into a five-day period.
For the 11thannual festival, taking place Tuesday October 6 through Sunday October 11, you can watch all of that from your home during those five days with an unlimited streaming pass for $100. See films both sobering and lighthearted, ranging from the memories of World War II soldiers and Holocaust survivors to the story of how the animated series Ren and Stimpywas created and why some environments are breeding grounds for assholes. Learn about women who are breaking into male-dominated professions, the conflict between big game and human predators in Kenya, follow endurance boat racers to Alaska and learn the story of Johnny Cash’s first wife, before he married June Carter. Whatever your interests — the environment, history, nature, the arts, human interest — you’ll probably find it covered by a film here.
The festival also features more than a dozen programs of shorts on topics such as racial justice, art, honoring veterans, food, “Stories of Courage,” “Stories That Make Us Smile,” and northeast Ohio. There’s even a “meet the filmmakers” Zoom happy hour, a couple of virtual panels, and even a live event “Polka in the Park,” featuring the Chardon Polka Band. In addition, “Film Fest Lights the Falls” will light up the downtown falls at dusk every evening of the fest, and you can view that live as well.
Go here for tickets, schedule and more info.