Cantonfilm.com, in association with the Canton Palace Theatre, will host the 2021 Canton Film Festival in downtown Canton on April 24. All events free and open to the public – Streaming option also available. Reservations required by calling 330-454-8172 Monday – Friday 11am to 3pm.
6:00 pm Doors Open to the public
6:40 pm Film Equipment Product Demo Cleveland Camera
6:50pm Kilgen Organ pre-movie concert by Jay Spencer
7:00 pm Public Premiere: The Enormity of Life
Movie Synopsis: After a failed suicide attempt, a man receives a substantial inheritance from a long lost relative and meets a struggling single mom with an eccentric young daughter. Together they embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing.
8:45 pm Post film Q&A with Eric Swinderman, Director and Carmen DeFranco, Executive Producer of The Enormity of Life moderated by Michael Wendt from Cleveland Film Commission
– We encourage everyone to watch The Enormity of Life on their own in advance of the Q&A
8:30 pm Film Equipment Product Demo Cleveland Camera
8:45 pm Post film Q&A with Eric Swinderman, Director of The Enormity of Life moderated by Michael Wendt from Cleveland Film Commission
About Eric Swinderman
Eric Swinderman is an Emmy nominated writer, director, and producer from Cleveland, OH. His films include the 2013 anthology film Made in Cleveland, starring Busy Philipps (Cougar Town, Freaks and Geeks) and Gillian Jacobs (Community), and The Enormity of Life, starring Breckin Meyer (Clueless, Road Trip), Emily Kinney (The Walking Dead) and Giselle Eisenberg (Life in Pieces, American Housewife) to be released April 6 on Apple TV.
Swinderman has also worked as an award-winning producer at NBC and ABC. He currently lives in Ohio with his wife Hortencia and their two daughters.
About Carmen DeFranco
Carmen DeFranco is an actor and writer, known for The Enormity of Life (2021) and Sports Jeopardy! (2014).
About Cleveland Film Commission
The Greater Cleveland Film Commission is a 501 private non-profit organization, also known as the Greater Cleveland Media Development Corporation. Its mission is to bring jobs and economic impact to Northeast Ohio through the growth of a sustainable media production industry. It accomplishes this goal through a rigorous program of attraction, advocacy, and workforce development. For more information visit: https://www.clevelandfilm.com/
Canton Film strives to recognize and support the often-overlooked creative community of Northeast Ohio by providing educational resources, networking, and opportunities to showcase the work of independent artists and filmmakers. For more information visit: https://www.cantonfilm.com/