The Cincinnati Film Festival
begins Sept. 10 with That Daughter’s Crazy
as its opener. The documentary, directed by Elzbieta Szoka, explores the life of actress and comedienne Rain Pryor
, daughter of Richard Pryor, through footage, photos, press clipping and various interviews.
“This year we have another amazing line up of over 100 films from all over the world, and many from our own backyard,” says Kat Steele, director of the Cincinnati Film Festival. “We’re honored to be able to bring Rain and Daryl (Sledge, the film’s producer) here to Cincinnati for this special opening night premiere event.”
A stand-up comedy show featuring a few Queen City natives will precede the film screening. Ally Bruener
, Kelly Collette
, Teri Foltz
, Kristen Lundberg
and Ky Platt will take the stage with Pryor headlining the show.
Bruener, who hails from Alexandria, Ky., was born with muscular dystrophy and uses dark humor in her cynical bit, “I Laughed at the Crippled Girl.”
"I'm amazed by the amount of diversity, with regard to both personal backgrounds and comedic stylings, that this lineup has to offer,” Bruener says.
That Daughter's Crazy
will be screened at The Carnegie in Covington at 9 p.m. Sept. 10, preceded by the comedy show at 7:30. Tickets to both the comedy show and film are $20. The VIP meet-and-greet package, which includes cocktails prior to the show and film, is $40.
The Cincinnati Film Festival recently received a micro-grant from Fuel Cincinnati
to support the 2015 schedule running Sept. 10-20 at various venues.
• Purchase your tickets
to the comedy show and film screening online.
• For more information about That Daughter’s Crazy
, visit the film's website
• Check out the full schedule of film screenings
on Cincinnati Film Festival’s Facebook page.