Chagrin Documentary Film Festival at South Franklin Circle and Judson Manor

South Franklin Circle is located in the heart of the Chagrin Valley, a bucolic region of Northeast Ohio, located about 30 minutes east of downtown Cleveland.

Living at South Franklin Circle you are a short stroll of less than one mile from the Village of Chagrin Falls. Discover great shops, restaurants and other wonderful amenities in this historic, New England-inspired small town surrounded by two parks.

It also harbors a vibrant arts community, including the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival, which will showcase the work of filmmakers from across the globe in its fifth consecutive year, October 8—12, 2014.

This year’s festival will feature more than 70 documentary films. The full lineup, including special event information, can be found in the 2014 program here.

Once again, South Franklin Circle is proud to serve as a screening venue. In addition, Judson Manor in University Circle will serve as the venue for a special screening of Perseverance: The Story of Dr. Billy Taylor, Thursday, October 9 at 2:00 p.m.

The Festival Program Guide and online schedule include information on all films, programs and events. Festival ticket options include:

  • Individual tickets – $10
  • Festival Opening event – $20
  • Closing Event – $15
  • Festival After-hours Gala – $30
  • An All-Fest Pass, including five days of films – $70

Founded in 2010 to honor the filmmaking spirit of local filmmaker David Ponce, the Festival is designed to create a family-friendly and educational environment amid the backdrop of beautiful Chagrin Falls. In 2013, the Festival audience exceeded 6,000,demonstrating Northeast Ohio’s compelling interest in the individual voices of documentary filmmakers.

To learn more about the Festival or become a Festival member or volunteer, you can either visit, or call the Festival office at 440-247-1591.

Here are the respective schedules for the films being shown at Judson Manor and South Franklin Circle:

Thursday, October 9

Judson Manor, Cleveland
2:00 pm – Perseverance: The Story of Dr. Billy Taylor (52 min) directed by Dan Chace

The Ohio premiere of a real life story of an improbable comeback, this powerful film traces the life, downfall and recovery of one of the University of Michigan’s greatest running backs, Billy Taylor (pictured above). Dr. Taylor will be on hand for the film on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2:00 p.m. at Judson Manor.

Thursday, October 9

South Franklin Circle, Chagrin Falls
12:45pm – Shorts Program

Animating the Void: Erasing Michelle from ‘Full House’ (11 min)

From Under the Rust (3min)

Part-Time Joe(21 min)

From Farm to Food Pantry (10 min)

Homeless in Chicago (15 min)

The Steel-Fired Story of Chef Nowak (22 min)

2:45 pm – North into the Mist (50 min)

Raising Shrimp (52 min)

5:15 pm – GreasePaint (84 min)

7:30 pm – Pit Trading 101 (22 min)

Zemene (68 min)

Friday, October 10

12:00 pm – Lunch (78 min)

1:45 pm – Duk County (36 min)

Walking in Two Worlds (63 min)

3:45 pm – In the Shadow of the Sun (85 min)

5:45 pm – Hotline (82 min)

7:45 pm – The Apothecary (18 min)

Final Flight (14 min)

Alive Inside (73 minutes)


Saturday, October 11

10:45 am – A Tribute to the Fallen (12 min)

The Covenant with America’s Wounded Warriors (17 min)

Final Flight (14 min)

The Noble Spirit (34 min)

1:15 pm – An Adoptee Roared(22 min)

A Simple Piece of Paper (57 min)

3:15 pm – Poverty, Inc. (94 min)

5:15 pm – In The Shadow of the Sun (85 min)

7:30 pm – The Last Kamikazis of Heavy Metal (95 min)

Sunday, October 12

South Franklin Circle

1:00 pm – Lunch (78 min)

3:00 pm – Before the Revolution (60 min)

Do you believe in Love? (50 min)

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