who are not aware of one another's existence.
There is a presence certainly of individuals who are active in the film industry with the Cleveland Film Society and it's organizers. Is it me or just by looking at who they are, based off conclusive internet documentation, are rich well off individuals only partial or in the complete dark of genre films from over seas. Sure there are some that may be aware if not all of them, but judging by the monotonous selections of the past Cleveland International Film Festivals they are not inclined to take that step beyond a small tiny handful of genre films to subtly throw into the mix of the line up. There are so many ground breaking genre based films sprouting up from Europe and Asia that it is a shame to see such a big roster of films at a renowned film festival fall completely threw the cracks, not making it into the CIFF line ups. Now it could be because they are too edgy or too offensive, etc. But I really think it's because there is a lack of daring and well resourced members of the Cleveland Film Society.
Let's see how this goes. One step at a time. I will be posting reviews up on this blog and filling people in on news of cinema from around the world including what the Cleveland Film Society is up to. Despite my aforementioned remarks, I am very grateful to the Cleveland Film Society for existing and bringing some sort of film scene to this dying city.