Discounted tickets to "The Kleptocrats" at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival

The Cleveland Pro Chapter of SPJ again this year is partnering with the Cleveland International Film Festival to promote a journalism-related movie.

This month, it's "The Kleptocrats," a tale of rampant government corruption in Malaysia and the journalists who helped expose it.

Here is a review of the movie from the CIFF website:

Red Granite Pictures, newcomers to the Hollywood scene in 2011, became the unlikely film company to finance Martin Scorcese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Even for Hollywood standards, however, the exorbitant amounts of money flowing in to the company to throw over-the-top, star-studded parties and purchase a number of high-end real estate properties were highly suspicious. Meanwhile, an ocean away, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak had recently instituted a new fund called 1MDB—a large pool of taxpayer money designated to invest in the future of its country. Soon, reporters from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Hollywood Reporter began following the money to find a mysterious link between Red Granite Pictures and 1MDB with Malaysian investor Jho Low at the center, orchestrating a multi-billion-dollar laundering scheme. Documenting one of the world’s largest cases of financial corruption, THE KLEPTOCRATS exposes the perfect irony of fraudulent financial backers attempting to live out their investments’ deceitful plot. (In English and Malaysian with subtitles)


The film is showing at three times during the festival:

How to get a $1 discount:

Ticket Prices (before $1 discount):

$14 Cleveland International Film Festival Members / $16 Non-members / $14 Students and seniors (in-person only)

CIFF box office hours

(Box office is located in the Tower City Cinemas lobby.)