The World Premiere of
Dispatches from Cleveland
Dispatches from Cleveland had a fantastic premiere at the Cleveland International Film Festival. A special thank you to all our panelists: Samaria Rice, LaTonya Goldsby, Fred Ward, Elle Hearns, Trevelle Harp, Ed Little, and Marvin Cross for joining Catherine on stage to take questions after the screenings.
Gratitude to Old Stone Church for partnering with the festival to sponsor our
screenings. On Saturday, they hosted a reception in their gallery that currently features the work of Amanda King and her teenage artist comrades called
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A huge shoutout to Brian of Take 5 Rhythm & Lounge for hosting our opening night afterparty last Friday. And cheers to DJ Red-I of Fresh Produce for DJ'ing the party.
We are proud to say that Cleveland rappers - Fresh Produce and Basheer Jones -
provided the spot on soundtrack for
Catherine and particiapnts Samaria
|Director/Producer Catherine Gund (center) with Cortney Stoutemire (left) and Production Assistant Sophi Webb (right) in Tower City Cinemas.
Rice, Elle Hearns, and Latanya Goldsby.
|Catherine, Associate Producer Laura Tatham, and Nick Fierro outside the theater.
|DaMareo Cooper, Catherine, and participants Fred Ward, and Ed Little.
Here is what people in Cleveland have been saying about DFC:
poignant, sobering, and powerful...
tool, a way to
and convince them to
get involved in their local communities, and work to
Annie Zaleski, The Cleveland Film Society
"[It] finds its
power in a modern example of how individual communities can
. And as much as it is important to
understand our past so as not to repeat
knowing how to
build our future is just as important.
Dispatches From Cleveland
hits you with
an emotional sledgehammer..."
Petryszyn, Cleveland Magazine
|Illumination (or "shining a light") was the theme of the Cleveland Film Festival this year. Click above to see how Catherine responds when asked what her film illuminates.