Director Matt Ornstein in attendance
Matt Ornstein, Noah Ornstein
Sam Gezari, Peter Castagnetti
Winner, Jury’s Recognition for a Film that Provokes Continued Conversation, Athens International Film + Video Festival 2016
Winner, Special Jury Recognition for Portrait Documentary, SXSW 2016
Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & AmericaUnited States, 2016 : Canadian Premiere
Musician Daryl Davis has an unusual hobby. He’s played all over the world with legends like Chuck Berry and Little Richard, but it’s what Daryl does in his free time that sets him apart.
Daryl likes to meet and befriend members of the Ku Klux Klan – something few black men can say. In his travels, he collects robes and other artifacts from friends who have left the Klan, building a collection piece by piece, story by story, person by person in hopes of eventually opening a “Museum of the Klan”. In ACCIDENTAL COURTESY, Daryl’s journey takes him to across the United States, from old friends who have left the Klan, to friends still active in the organization.
OPENING NIGHT AFTER PARTY FOLLOWING THE SCREENING
Please join us following the screening, at The Derrick Gin Mill & Kitchen (across the street from Globe Cinema)
9:00 PM | Drinks, food and DJ (*must have film ticket to get in)
Cleveland International Film Festival 2016
Matt Ornstein directed 2012's ATLANTIS starring Jason Ritter and the space shuttle Atlantis. It appeared in over 20 film festivals around the world. Matt has directed music videos for artists including Radiohead, Daft Punk, Penguin Prison, Ashtar Command, and Har Mar Superstar. He attended Bard College where he was the recipient of a student Emmy.
press for Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America
"[It] is just so timely and thought-provoking, considering the current climate of race relations in the United States, that it sits with you for days."- Paste Magazine
"A provocative look at "the conversation" about race in America."- The Hollywood Reporter