“About a Girl,”directed by Mark Monheim, is the film we have chosen to sponsor at this year’s Cleveland International Film Festival, which runs from March 18-29 at the Tower City Cinemas. A member of the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center will introduce the film at its two showings, Sunday, March 22nd at 6:10 p.m. and Monday, March 23rd at 4:30 p.m. Participation in the Film Festival is an opportunity to reach hundreds with our psychoanalytic mission. Please join us in the audience on March 22nd or March 23rd to enjoy this remarkable film.
Here is the full write-up from the Festival guide, copies of which are available at the Center.
This is a story ABOUT A GIRL who doesn’t want to grow up. Charleen is 15, melodramatic, mega depressed, and Kurt Cobain’s biggest fan. Her best friend Isa is getting really boring, her dad is out of the picture, and her mom has hooked up with her biology teacher. Even though she has an apprenticeship preparing bodies for funerals, which is pretty cool, her musical idols are all dead. It’s about time Charleen was, too. But she can’t even get suicide right, and now the adults are all freaked out. She has to sit through therapy with Dr. Frei and his unusual methods. Two bright spots in Charleen’s life are her Granny and a genius named Linus. But when these relationships threaten to unravel, Charleen finally starts to look at more than just herself. Punctuated by indie rock tunes, ABOUT A GIRL features a theatrically rebellious (and therefore 100% convincing) performance by Jasna Fritzi Bauer. (In German with subtitles) – B.B.
This year’s festival is bigger and better than ever. With over 193 features and over 234 short films, there’s something for everyone. Please join us at one of the showings of “About A Girl,” and set aside time for other films too. Call 216-229-5959 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.