The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Run Time: 88 minutes
For anyone who lived through the 1990s, one-hit-wonder Chumbawamba’s Tubthumping was undeniably part of the decade’s nostalgic soundtrack. The band’s unexpected success and leap into the mainstream, however, was a stark contrast to the group’s foundational anti-establishment roots. As self-proclaimed anarchists, led by lead vocalist Dunstan Bruce, bandmates took every opportunity on and off stage to share their frustrations with the political status quo and inspire audiences to take action for causes against racism, unfair labor laws, and corporate greed. The newfound mega platform that their famous chart-topper afforded them provided access to a massive global audience. But at what cost? The genre-bending documentary I GET KNOCKED DOWN follows Bruce, now middle-aged and struggling to find his place in the world as a retired radical, and his “ghost of Chumbawamba past,” as he reminisces with his former bandmates. With wild stories of rebellion, philanthropy, and fame, Bruce wonders if he actually made meaningful change and what actions he can take now to support the next generation of passionate activists. —A.B.
KeyBank State Theatre
Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 7:45 PM
Saturday, April 02, 2022 at 10:10 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
Closed Captions: Yes
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No
46th CIFF College Program