april, 2022

Cleveland International Film Festival Monday, April 4, 2022 at 7:30 PM EDTScreenings and Q&A ~ Click to purchase tickets


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Use discount code HEART to receive $1 off each ticket, Lydia Emily says fondly that she comes from “a whole bloodline of loudmouths.” Her mother was a civil rights activist in Louisiana, Lydia herself is a socially vocal street-artist based in Los Angeles, and both her daughters speak their minds and own their truths. Her defiantly steadfast attitude persists in all aspects of her life, especially in regard to her youngest daughter’s autism diagnosis at one year old and Lydia’s own diagnosis of primary progressive multiple sclerosis years later. Through medical struggles, emotional setbacks, and communities that don’t initially embrace her art, the documentary THE ART OF REBELLION tells Lydia’s story of unflinching determination. Faced with a tidal wave of medical bills, a roller coaster of medication side effects, and a severe lack of access to care for her condition—all underscoring the fierce societal need for universal healthcare—nothing will stop Lydia from creating, even if she must tie the paintbrushes to her hands. —J.H.


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