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Join #GCUFF for Screening of "Sixteen" at the Cleveland International Film Festival...

Join #GCUFF for Screening of "Sixteen" at the Cleveland International Film Festival...

 Join GCUFF for three screenings of the new film "Sixteen" as part of the Cleveland International Film Festival. Screenings will take place over a 3-day time frame, and will be at Tower City Cinemas at 230 W. Huron Road

"Sixteen" is an urban thriller about an African former child soldier now living in London is forced to confront his violent past when he witnesses a stabbing. See full synopsis below:


To rescue him from the horror of being a child soldier in the Congo, Jumah's mother gave him up for adoption. Now, on the brink of his 16th birthday, Jumah lives in London with his adoptive mother. But the dreams of his former life haunt him, and he is easily provoked to bursts of violence. One night Jumah witnesses a classmate commit a murder in an underpass. The classmate fears discovery and now Jumah is being threatened into silence, drawn dangerously close to a different type of war taking place in his school. The child soldier, who witnessed atrocities his fellow students can't imagine, is getting harder to control. Jumah only wants to be a barber, to live a normal life. But as the cycle of violence escalates around him, the point of supreme crisis is approaching. Riveting and intense, SIXTEEN bares his inner war to the viewer. Jumah has been pushed to the moment that will decide not only what type of man he will become, but whether or not he survives to become one. - C.R.


Thursday, March 26 @ 7:30pm Code: SIXT26

Friday, March 27 @ 2:05pm Code: SIXT27

Saturday, March 28 @ 4:40pm Code: SIXT28


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The Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival was established with the artistic vision to provide a platform for talented independent filmmakers, screenwriters, and actors from the African Diaspora to present and expose their work to the diverse audience in Greater Cleveland. As a film festival, the GCUFF identifies emerging talents and established artists who are contributing to the cinematic legacy of African Americans.