Jessica Kingdon, 10m, USA
Commodity City is an observational documentary exploring the daily lives of vendors who work in the largest wholesale consumer market in the world: the Yiwu Markets in China. The film explores moments of tension between commerce and individuality, between the goods for sale and the humans who sell them.
Nathan Truesdell, 6m, USA
Cleveland attempts to overcome its nickname, ‘The Mistake by the Lake’ by launching a bunch of balloons.
Jeannie Donohoe, 16m, USA
A new kid in town shows up at the high school boys basketball tryouts and instantly makes an impression. Will talent and drive be enough to make the team?
Matthew Salton, 10m, USA
Richard Atkins, the singer and songwriter of the early 70’s California psychedelic folk duo ‘Richard Twice’, was on his way to stardom and a huge success with his first debut album when he mysteriously walked away from it all.
They Charge for the Sun
Terence Nance, 17m, USA
In a dystopian future where people live nocturnally to avoid the harmful rays of the sun, a young black girl unravels the lie that has kept her and her sister in the dark.
The Opening Night Shorts Program will be simulcast on all three screens of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway (5 W. North Avenue) at 8:00pm on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017.
Parkway 1 Tickets
Parkway 1 tickets to Opening Night are $125. Supply is limited due to high demand!
At 7:00pm, doors to Parkway 1 will open for All-Access Pass holders.
At 7:30pm, doors to Parkway 1 will open for Parkway 1 ticket holders. Please arrive early to guarantee your seat in Parkway 1!
Parkway 2 & 3 Tickets
There will also be tickets on sale at the door only to view the program in Parkway Theaters 2 & 3. Tickets are $75, and will be available at the door starting at 7:00pm. Please note that the Shorts Program and the Q&A are “view only”.
At 7:00pm, doors to Theaters 2 & 3 will open to Parkway 2 & 3 Ticket holders.
The After Party begins immediately following the Shorts Program. All Opening Night Ticket holders and All-Access Pass holders will gain admittance to the After Party in the Ynot Lot across the street from the Parkway. The After Party includes complimentary food and drink.
For parking options, please refer to our parking guide and festival map for available paid lots in the Station North area.
For sold-out screenings standby tickets will be available in-person at the venue. Please arrive early to increase your chance of standby entry.