HCC is proud to support the 41st Annual Cleveland International Film Festival as a Community Partner
Join us for a screening of “Voices of the Hill,” a film with special ties to northeast Ohio.
In the 1920's, Charles Brady bought farmland in Twinsburg, Ohio, and sold lots exclusively to African-Americans. The homes on these lots became known as Brady Homes and this area became Twinsburg Heights. Many families came here during the great migration when large numbers of African-American families came north in search of better opportunities for their families and their descendants. With streets named after elite universities—Yale, Harvard, Oxford, Stanford, Case—and a church on almost every street, families settled in Twinsburg Heights with a particular mission and goal for the youth in their lives. For many years, the city of Twinsburg ignored the Heights; its citizens had to fight for running water, roads, and street lights. But fight they did, and they rallied together to help each other, even building a community center. “Voices of the Hill” tells their story.
This “one-hour, 13-minute documentary assembled by 13 Twinsburg High School students, four college mentors and one very dedicated township resident, features the story of the 7-street-by-3-street Heights neighborhood through the eyes of elders—those who literally built the first homes there with their bare hands. ‘It started out as an idea that would encompass oral history ... we realized it would also document, for posterity, the fight and tenacity of Heights residents and their bare-handed, blue-collar motivation to establish a home here,’ said Carla Carter, a Twinsburg Township resident and director of programming for Focused Arts Media Education, producer of the film.” (The Twinsburg Bulletin)
Screenings (at Tower City Cinemas)
Friday, March 31, 4:05 pm
Sunday, April 2, 1:05 pm
Tickets go on sale March 17
$14 for CIFF Members
$16 for nonmembers
$12 for students and seniors (sold in-person only).
Use the special code HCC for $2 off each and every ticket purchase!
Online: Use the code HCC when purchasing tickets at www.clevelandfilm.org (available 24 hours a day)
Phone: Use the code HCC when calling the Film Festival Box Office at 877.304.FILM (3456)
In-person: Use the code HCC at the Film Festival Box Office in the Tower City Cinemas lobby