It is once again the most wonderful time of year here in Cleveland. No, not Christmas, but the 37th Annual Cleveland International Film Festival! I’m not volunteering this year and have a pass, so if you need me between now and Sunday evening, I’ll be at one of the 12 screens at Tower City Cinemas.
The Opening Gala was Wednesday night and Papa G. and I attended where we got to watching the opening film, The Kings of Summer. This was the film I was an extra in last summer and oh yeah, baby: Mama here got some screen time. Of course, seeing as how it was filmed, like, 50 pounds ago I look a bit different these days but still. I believe the film is getting nationwide release at the end of the month so if you get a chance to see it I highly suggest it (and not just ’cause I’m in it. It’s actually a good movie).
Today is my first full day and of course like a kid on Christmas I was up ridiculously early this morning. I decided to take advantage of the extra time and go for a morning run.
It’s been a long time since I went running this early in the day: on the weekends I usually aim for 9 am but I today I was out there by 7. Still chilly that early but I can tell spring is just around the corner and I can’t wait for summer when the sun is up early enough that I can get a couple of miles in before work!
I only planned for two miles but because of the one swing bridge I had to double back and go up and over the Detroit-Superior to get home which turned it into three miles. Of course, as I plan on spending the rest of my day in a movie theater I should probably be grateful for those extra calories burned.
Any other Clevelanders planning on attending the film festival?
Love from the ashes,