Film on Rain Pryor and Comedy Show to Open 2015 Cincinnati Film Festival Sept. 10 - 20

Film on Rain Pryor and Comedy Show to Open the Cincinnati Film Festival

- Rain Pryor and Filmmaker Daryl Sledge Comes to the Carnegie One Night Only -

On September 10, the film, “That Daughter’s Crazy,” a documentary that explores the life of actress and comedienne Rain Pryor, daughter of Richard Pryor, will be presented at The Carnegie in Covington, Kentucky. Preceding the film at 7:30, there will be a comedy show featuring a lineup of Cincinnati area native comics including: Ally Bruener, Kelly Collette, Teri Foltz, Kristen Lundberg, and Ky Platt, with Pryor headlining. Ms. Pryor and producer, Daryl Sledge will then present the film at 9 pm, with a post film Q&A.

“We’re honored to be able to bring Rain and Daryl here to Cincinnati for this special opening night premiere event,” said Kat Steele, Director of the Cincinnati Film Festival. Producer Daryl Sledge added, “Born and raised a Midwesterner, I am looking forward to coming back to the region, sharing this project of love with you and hoping to meet new people and friends.”

The Cincinnati Film Festival is looking forward to its sixth year of bringing brave and beautiful films and their filmmakers from around the world to our wonderful city. Each fall, we bring around 100 films to the Queen City for an exciting 9 day event. Programming opens with a special invited film, includes screenings of shorts and features, narratives and docs, with filmmaker workshops, post-film Q & A sessions, and an awards ceremony. Although "Cincy Fest" is a relatively young festival, they've had over 1500 submissions from over 50 countries, growing quickly to be a respected competition for filmmakers from around the world.

The 2010 event was the festival's first official year based in Cincinnati. In 9 days, over 100 films were showcased across our 35 mile radius in 11 fantastic venues including Esquire Theatre, UC MainStreet Cinema, Clifton Cultural Arts Center in an effort to tie in the ‘burbs and ‘burgs of our greater Cincinnati tri-state region. The festival hosted 29 filmmakers from outside of our region, held 14 intensive filmmaker workshops, as well as post-film Q&A’s, partner screenings, and an awards gala at beautiful Memorial Hall.

The festival's exciting program was packed with events including a film from NASA at the Cincinnati Museum Center, hosted by astronaut Mike Foreman and producer Matthew Mellis; a documentary on former CSO conductor, Paavo Jarvi screened at the Cincinnati Art Museum; a world premiere of regionally produced poker mockumentary, “Hitting the Nuts,” at Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg, Indiana; and wrapped up with a screening of the award winning films at Carnegie Center for Performing Arts paired with screenings of films from Cincinnati World Cinema.

In 2011, the festival brought 90 films to Cincinnati, keeping the festival walkable to filmmakers and their audiences in the beautiful Piatt Park district of Downtown Cincinnati. They screened films and held workshops at the historic Cincinnati Club and The Phoenix. The festival's partner screenings celebrated Film in Cincinnati Week at the Main Library, with a walking tour of well-known films shot in Cincinnati.

The Cincinnati Film Festivals goal is to continue to engage the community while shining a spotlight on the city of Cincinnati with all day programming.

For more information on the festival go to:

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Tickets for the comedy show and film screening on sale online via The Carnegie box office at:

A limited number of VIP tickets that include an exclusive meet and greet prior to the performance, are also available.

Kat Steele

Media Relations

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