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

Marvelous and the Black Hole

Year: 2021
Country: USA
Language: English
Run Time: 81 minutes

Marvelous and the Black Hole
Marvelous and the Black Hole
Marvelous and the Black Hole
Marvelous and the Black Hole

After the death of her mother and the quick introduction of her father’s new girlfriend into their family, 13-year-old Sammy is angry. Lashing out, Sammy repeatedly finds herself getting into trouble in school and at home. Faced with the threat of being sent to a reform camp as punishment, Sammy enrolls in a summer class on small business at her local community college. Encouraged by her well-meaning teacher to “go after her dream,” Sammy begrudgingly attends class with sarcastic eyerolls. But after a chance encounter with Margot the Marvelous (played by the illustrious Rhea Perlman), an eccentric and magnetic children’s magician, Sammy’s hard exterior begins to soften. Taking the lost girl under her wing, Margot begins to teach Sammy the secrets of the trade, encouraging Sammy to create her own act. But perhaps Margot’s most astounding trick of all is the transformation of this angsty and rebellious teenager into a charming and warmhearted young woman. Filled with magic of all kinds, MARVELOUS AND THE BLACK HOLE is a delightful and enchanting tale you won’t want to miss on the big screen. —G.S.

Content Warning: This is a Family Film for older kids, as there is some mild language used.

CIFF46 Screenings

KeyBank State Theatre

Friday, April 01, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Saturday, April 02, 2022 at 2:40 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: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Asian Cinema
Family Films
Teen-Friendly Films
Women of the World

American Independents Competition
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman


Kate Tsang

Carolyn Mao

Kate Tsang

Nanu Segal

Cyndi Trissel, Ryan Denmark

Principal Cast
Miya Cech, Rhea Perlman, Leonardo Nam, Paulina Lule

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OCA Greater Cleveland

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