Stowe theater borrows page from Cleveland for film fest

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The Parkway Theater will stage what it's calling a Cleveland/Rocks Film Festival. That's a combination of movies that screened at the Cleveland International Film Festival in March and the McKees Rocks-area location of the theater at 644 Broadway Ave. in Stowe.

Aaron Stubna, who confirms the venue has received its nonprofit status, will screen five features and two shorts May 17-25 and stage opening and closing night parties. Money will go toward theater renovation, upkeep and future events. Patrons can buy single tickets for $7, bundles or all-access passes, $45. Admission to the opening night party and one movie that evening is $15. See for details.

The announced schedule:

MAY 17

3 p.m.: Shorts, "Shipbreakers" and "Young Americans."

4:45 p.m.: Opening party with live music by James Tobin, snacks, wine and beer.

6:30 p.m.: "Amka and the Three Golden Rules": Drama about an orphaned 10-year-old Mongolian boy, the sole provider for his family, who discovers a gold coin. Consumed by materialism, his life spirals out of control. In Mongolian with subtitles.

8:15 p.m.: "Awful Nice" -- Two estranged brothers, one a college professor with a family and the other living off the grid in a wigwam, drive cross-country to tie up the loose ends of their childhood after inheriting their dad's house in Missouri.

MAY 18

1 p.m.: "Amka and the Three Golden Rules."

2:30 p.m.: "Grantham & Rose" -- A 17-year-old struggles to find his way as a man when a spontaneous road trip thrusts him into the care of a feisty 81-year-old. Jake T. Austin and Marla Gibbs star.

4:30 p.m.: "Oliver, Stoned" -- Comedy adventure about a stoner named Oliver who steals an ice cream truck and enlists his wacky friends to help track down the thief of a high-profile car that was stolen from his father's detailing company.

6:30 p.m.: "Awful Nice."

MAY 19

5 p.m.: Happy hour with free Three Stooges shorts.

6 p.m.: "Oliver, Stoned."

8 p.m.: "Grantham & Rose."

MAY 20

6 p.m.: Shorts, "Shipbreakers" and "Young Americans."

8 p.m.: "He's Way More Famous Than You" -- Comedy about an aspiring actress (Halley Feiffer) who loses her boyfriend, agent and career and sets out with a stolen script, her brother and his boyfriend to make a movie.

MAY 21

6 p.m.: "Amka and the Three Golden Rules."

7:45 p.m.: "Grantham & Rose."

MAY 22

5 p.m.: Happy hour, free "Dean Martin Variety Hour."

6 p.m.: "Awful Nice."

8 p.m.: "Oliver, Stoned."

MAY 23

6 p.m.: "He's Way More Famous Than You."

8 p.m.: "Shipbreakers" and "Young Americans."

MAY 24

3:30 p.m.: "Oliver, Stoned."

5:30 p.m.: "Amka and the Three Golden Rules."

7:15 p.m.: "Grantham & Rose."

9:15 p.m.: "Awful Nice."

MAY 25

Noon: "Amka and the Three Golden Rules."

2 p.m.: "Awful Nice."

4 p.m.: "Grantham & Rose."

5:45 p.m.: "Oliver, Stoned."

7:15 p.m.: Closing party with live music, snacks, wine and beer.

Movie editor Barbara Vancheri: or 412-263-1632. Read her blog:

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