Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Film Fest Favorites...so far!

First I'm happy to share the news that I made it to the Cleveland Magazine #BloggerBrackets Final Four!! Thank you to everyone who has voted for me. I REALLY appreciate it! This week you have until Weds. at 1pm to vote -  click here for the link.

It's been a great Film Fest so far! Their campaign is one of my all time favorites - Be Carried Away is so darn adorable I just have to share it with you in case you haven't been to a film yet. 

There's all sorts of cool stuff like reusable shopping bags, shirts, mugs and magnets so you can enjoy the cuteness all year. I got an orange reusable shopping bag with a giraffe - swoon! And a blue whale bag. And the set of magnets. And there's still 6 more shopping festival days left! 

I was very excited to be included in a blogger reception hosted by the CIFF. It was great to finally be able to see the fabulous Hospitality Headquarters in the Skylight Lounge. It's a fun place to hang out between movies, get a break from the crowds and refresh with tasty snacks. During our visit, we were treated to mini sandwiches and a perfect orzo salad featuring asparagus and peas. Gatherings Kitchen provided the dee-lish food for us - thanks! They are not only great caterers but they are also known for having really fun cooking classes. I haven't been to any yet, but they are on my list.
If this is any indication of the normal food available, it's a HUGE perk of being a pass holder! Passes are a VIP golden ticket that get you access to all films (without having to stand in line!) in addition to the Hospitality Suite. Day Passes are available while supplies last during the Festival at the Challenge Match area for a donation of $150.00 for weekdays (Mon-Thurs) or $200.00 for weekend days (Fri-Sun) per day.
Hot Line is a crazy funny movie about three German ladies who take up phone sex to save their struggling shop. Obviously not for kids or the prudish, it's a delightful romp that will leave you grinning from ear to ear. One more showing on 3/31 @ 9:15. I definitely recommend seeing this while it's here.


Headhunters is a must see! Thankfully, it will opening at the Cedar Lee in May so everyone that missed it at the Film Fest can see this one. Thrilling suspense with a touch of comedy thrown in. I absolutely loved it.
Superthief is about Collinwood native Phil Christopher and how he pulled off a record setting $30 million bank burglary. This film is by Tommy Reid, the same director as Danny Greene: The Rise and Fall of the Irishman from last year's Film Fest. Love learning more about our city's history. I had no idea it was so colorful!


2 comments:

  1. Gatherings Kitchen is awesome. We're headed to our second Friday Supper Club in April.

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  2. I miss Cedar Lee! We don't have anything quite like it here in San Diego. Ahhh, memories!

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