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Short Shot: 'No Umbrella - Election Day in the City'

By Andrea Meyer
Sundance Film Festival Daily Insider

A lot of journalists and filmmakers went out looking for a story on Election Day, 2004. Only one of them was lucky enough to find Fannie Lewis. The feisty, 80-year-old councilwoman from Cleveland, Ohio – star of Laura Paglin’s short documentary No Umbrella – is all grit and no nonsense, with the determination of Sisyphus and the refusal to understand the word “no"...

Heights filmmaker has Sundance fever

By Clint O'Connor, Plain Dealer Film Critic
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Park City, Utah - After years of waiting, she finally got invited to the big dance. She had to say no.

Cleveland Heights filmmaker Laura Paglin was thrilled when the Slamdance Film Festival accepted her short documentary "No Umbrella: Election Day in the City." Slamdance runs concurrently with the Sundance Film Festival. Paglin had also submitted her film to Sundance, America's premiere film festival and one of her dream destinations...

‘Short but Sweet’ - Seven You Shouldn’t Miss in Park City

Salt Lake City Weekly

Laura Paglin's infuriating minidocumentary observes a Cleveland polling place besieged by bureaucracy in November 2004, and the 80-year-old city councilwoman trying to preserve her mostly black constituents' ability to vote...


'Coventry' filmmaker Paglin takes on 2004 Election

Cleveland Jewish News

Filmmaker Laura Paglin, who received acclaim for her first film, the locally filmed “Nightowls of Coventry,” has completed a new documentary, “No Umbrella - Election Day in the City.”

The film, which examines the 2004 Election Day failures in one of Ohio’s poorest neighborhoods, will have its world première at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival, held Jan. 19-29 in Park City, Utah...