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Ernest and Celestine US Release and Locations

Now Playing:

  • New York, NY – IFC Center
  • Long Beach, CA – Regal Marketplace 6
  • Irvine, CA – Regal Edwards Westpark

FRIDAY MARCH 21st

  • Montclair, NJ – Clairidge Cinemas
  • Manhasset, NY – Manhasset Cinemas
  • Bronxville, NY – Bronxville Cinemas
  • Kew Gardens, NY – Kew Gardens Cinemas
  • Montpelier, VT – Green Mountain Film Festival 
  • Akron, OH – Akron Sparks Family Film Festival (3/23)

MARCH 28th

  • Seattle, WA – Landmark Theatres: Seven Gables
  • Portland, OR – Regal Fox Tower
  • San Jose, CA – Camera 3 Cinemas
  • Washington, DC – Landmark E Street 
  • Boston, MA – Landmark Kendall Square
  • Philadelphia, PA – Landmark Ritz at the Bourse
  • San Diego, CA – Landmark Theatres (TBD)
  • San Francisco, CA – Landmark Embarcadero
  • Berkeley, CA – Landmark Shattuck
  • New City, NY – Fine Arts Theatre
  • Dallas, TX – Angelika Film Center
  • Plano TX – Angelika Film Center
  • Cleveland, OH – Cleveland International Film Festival (3/29-3/30)

APRIL 4th

  • Austin, TX – Regal Arbor Cinemas
  • Salt Lake City, UT – Broadway Theatre
  • Santa Cruz, CA – Nickelodeon Del Mar 
  • Chicago, IL – Music Box Theatre
  • Phoenix, AZ – Harkins Camelview
  • Baltimore, MD – The Charles Theatre
  • Houston, TX – Landmark River Oaks Theatre
  • Minneapolis, MN – Landmark Theatres (TBD)
  • Atlanta, GA – Landmark Midtown Art
  • Denver, CO – Landmark Theatres (TBD)
  • Orlando, FL – Florida Film Festival (4/6 & 4/7)
  • New Orleans, LA – Prytania Theater
  • Sebastopol, CA – Rialto Cinemas
  • Forest Hills, NY – Cinemart Cinemas

APRIL 11th

  • Chicago, IL – AMC River East
  • Northbrook, IL – AMC Northbrook
  • Skokie, IL – AMC Village Crossing
  • Portland, ME – Nickelodeon Cinemas
  • Las Vegas, NV – Regal Village Square
  • Louisville, KY – Baxter Ave. Filmworks
  • Tucson, AZ – The Loft Cinema
  • Raleigh, NC – Raleigh Grande
  • Asheville, NC – The Carolina Asheville
  • Honolulu, HI – Kahala Theatres 8
  • Charlotte, NC – Regal Park Terrace
  • Knoxville, TN – Regal Downtown West
  • Santa Fe, NM – CCA Santa Fe
  • Pittsburgh, PA – Regent Square Theatre
  • Columbus, OH – Gateway Film Center
  • St. Louis, MO – Landmark Plaza Frontenac
  • Indianapolis, IN – Landmark Keystone
  • Cincinnati, OH – Mariemont 4
  • Durango, CO – Animas Theatre
  • Lincolnshire, IL – Regal Lincolnshire
  • Coral Gables, FL – Coral Gables Art Cinema
  • Gloucster, MA – Cape Ann Community Cinema
  • Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire Museum Little Cinema
  • Boulder, CO – Boedecker Theater (begins 4/12)
  • Sarasota, FL – Sarasota Film Festival (4/12 - 4/13)
  • Omaha, NE – Film Streams Omaha (begins 4/12)

APRIL 18th

  • Waterville, ME – Railroad Square Cinema
  • Buffalo, NY – Amherst Theatre
  • Salem, OR – Salem Cinema
  • Spokane, WA – Magic Lantern Theatre
  • Lewisburg, PA – Campus Theatre
  • Philadelphia, PA – Zoetropolis (4/23 - 4/27)
  • Geneva, NY – Smith Opera House (thru 4/20)

APRIL 25th

  • Providence, RI – Cable Car Cinema
  • Wichita, KS – Tallgrass Film Festival
  • Bellingham, WA – Pickford Film Center
  • Detroit, MI – Landmark Main Art
  • Mobile, AL – Crescent Theatre
  • Lake Park, FL – Mos’Art Theatre
  • St. Johnsbury, VT – Catamount Arts Center
  • Winston Salem, NC – Aperture Cinemas (thru 4/27)
  • Albuquerque, NM – Guild Cinema (begins 4/30)
  • Wilmington, DE – Penn Cinema Riverfront (4/24 - 4/27)

MAY 2nd

  • Gainesville, FL – The Hippodrome
  • Tallahassee, FL – Tallahassee Film Society
  • Lincoln, NE – Mary R. Ross Film Center
  • Memphis, TN – Memphis Brooks Museum of Art (5/3)

MAY 9th

  • Las Cruces, NM – Mesilla Valley Film Society
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Brief Love Letter to CIFF

Every year I look forward to the Cleveland International Film Festival. After college I knew that I wanted to be a filmmaker but wasn’t sure what I could do here in Cleveland. At a time when I felt lost, the film festival entered my life when I signed up to volunteer. The following year I was asked to join the staff and have been back every year since.

This year I was happy because I was booked on a film that would keep me employed until late April. Yet I was sad because I knew (or so I thought) I wouldn’t be able to work much at the festival.

Then as chance would have it, the film project which started with a bang, quickly screeched to a halt. It was shut down due to funding issues. I was initially sad that the movie was seemingly done, but was secretly happy, I could now work at the festival full time!

Then a few days before the festival, I got a phone call that the movie project was back on, we would start on the 23rd again. Meaning I was back to square one, and I would only get to work at the festival on the weekends.

I kept hating having to tell the festival, “I’m available! Oh wait, shit, now I’m not”.

I look at it like a relationship, if the festival is the loyal girlfriend who always accepted you, I was being the non committal boyfriend taking that for granted. At times it made me feel so bad. Add on top of all of this, the loss of work from the film had left me in a tight spot financially. To say I have been stressed would be an understatement. There’s been some days lately where I have to choose groceries/food over gas. Gas usually wins, gotta drive to work, ya know?

Then as fate would have it the movie was pushed yet again. This time no sadness was felt because I could resume a normal festival schedule, life was good, and for the first 8 days I was happy to work at the festival and even caught a few movies on my time off.

The last few days of the festival I was called to help on a commercial. The commercial was paying really well and because I have been struggling, I had to take it so I can pay some late bills.

I had to of course cut my time again to the festival. But yet I have been coming in the past few nights to help where I can.

Where am I going with this? Well, I’m writing this to first off apologize to my co-workers for having to put up with my ever changing schedule. But I also want to thank them for understanding that in times of financial trouble I needed to take this job.


I hope next year I am in a situation where I can commit fully to the festival and only the festival. It really has help shape the person I am professionally.

I expect them to announce this year we have finally broken attendance of 100,000 and I know it’s just going to keep growing each year.

I love the festival and the people who help comprise the 200 seasonal staff members and over 1000 volunteers who make it something special each year.

Next year is the 40th anniversary of the festival and I can tell you now, it’s going to be a hell of a party.

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