CIFF47: PSQ March 22 – April 1, 2023 | Streams April 2 – April 9, 2023


Year: 2021
Country: USA
Language: English
Run Time: 96 minutes


Jane had a bright and promising future until a traumatic event derailed her senior year of college. So much so that instead of finishing her last semester of college as planned, she now must return home to her family’s lake house and complete an extra credit project in order to graduate. As Jane reconnects with old friends and acquaintances around town, she runs into her former classmate, Amber, and her young son. Realizing Amber’s son might need help with communication and speech—subjects Jane studied at college—Jane offers to babysit him and teach Amber sign language. The slow and relaxed pace of summer by the lake in Michigan varies immensely from the hustle and bustle of college life, which might just help Jane come to terms with what happened to her. DISFLUENCY is an emotional, impactful film about how healing is a never-ending process on the journey to get back to being ourselves. Libe Barer plays Jane with such a beautiful, raw vulnerability that we want nothing more than to see her thrive. —N.A.

Content Warning: This film contains material that may be difficult for some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.

CIFF46 Screenings

Mimi Ohio Theatre

Monday, April 04, 2022 at 7:15 PM

Tuesday, April 05, 2022 at 12:00 PM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: Yes
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

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46th CIFF College Program

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Anna Baumgarten

Danny Mooney, Anna Baumgarten, Elaine Hastings Edell

Anna Baumgarten

John Fisher

Kevin Birou

Principal Cast
Libe Barer, Ariela Barer, Chelsea Alden, Dylan Arnold, Travis Tope, Kimiko Singer, Molly Hagan, Ricky Wayne, Diana DeLaCruz, Wayne David Parker

Film Contact

Community Partner

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

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