The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion (CSDI) is proud to return as a film sponsor at the 46th Cleveland International Film Festival from March 30th to April 10th, 2022. Visit https://www.clevelandfilm.org/schedule to learn more about CIFF46. Students, staff, faculty, and friends receive $1.00 off any ticket purchase by using the code “SPONSOR46” when ordering tickets.
CSDI will provide tickets to any student/staff/faculty member wishing to attend. Register for tickets at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf32BRj5SbJEtWBmZOMencNONeCe0D09Hj3QSmvuAO2Yt8ZGg/viewform
CSDI is proudly sponsoring ACCEPTED which will screen on the following dates/times:
Playhouse Theater: Upper Allen Theater
Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 7:20 PM
Friday, April 01, 2022 at 2:35 PM
Virtual Streaming’s April 10th-17th (anytime)
Film Synopsis: In rural Louisiana, where education standards are among the lowest in the country, Michael and Tracey Landry wanted to be part of the solution. Their mission began with just five students in their kitchen, but their ambitious T.M. Landry College Preparatory School grew to nearly 200 students over the next decade. The draw? The remarkable 100% college acceptance rate for their predominately Black, working-class student body, 30% of whom are admitted to Ivy League schools. Wildly inspiring college acceptance videos landed the school on every feel-good talk show, touting them as the ultimate underdog story. But, as the school garners more media attention, so does public scrutiny. How is this possible? Students live and breathe their studies, but taking the brunt of Michael’s brash lectures and questionable methods of motivation push some youth to their breaking point. ACCEPTED, at once uplifting, shocking, and thought-provoking, exposes the mounting pressures of the college application process and the ethical conflicts intertwined with trying to guarantee someone a successful future. —A.B.
Contact CSDI at email@example.com or 216.397.4185 if you have any questions.
To learn more about the film visit: https://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2022/accepted