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No Umbrella


Election Day in the City

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No Umbrella


Election Day in the City

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The Story


No Umbrella – Election Day in the City is an unblinking look at the 2004 US Election Day failures in one of Ohio’s poorest neighborhoods. In the most hotly contested state in the country, gridlock at inner city polls ignites tempers and sets off charges of conspiracy. No Umbrella drops us squarely into the chaos as we watch the irascible octogenarian councilwoman (Ms. Fannie Lewis) take on polling place breakdowns, an unresponsive bureaucracy, and an increasingly agitated electorate.

No Umbrella premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by HBO documentary films. It won awards at prestigious international film festivals, including a Jury Prize at the Full Frame Film Festival and an Audience Award at the Sydney Film Festival.

Press


"No Umbrella is RIGHT-TIME, RIGHT PLACE documentary at its best..."
- Film Festival Channel

Press


"No Umbrella is RIGHT-TIME, RIGHT PLACE documentary at its best..."
- Film Festival Channel

Featured Articles


Links coming soon.

"Review: No Umbrella - Election Day in the City"

Film Threat
February 16, 2007

"Standing in the Rain: Sundance Doc to screen at Midwest Film Festival"

Screen Magazine
February 12, 2007

"What’s On Thursday Nights?"

New York Times
November 9, 2006

"Television Highlights"

Los Angeles Times
November 8, 2006

"Laura Paglin Interview"

Air America ‘Ring of Fire’
October 25, 2006

"Election Fiasco Film to make TV Debut on Cinemax"

OpEdNews
October 24, 2006

"DVD review: No Umbrella - Election Day in the City"

The Moderate Voice
October 24, 2006

"Two Excellent Films About the ’04 Election"

Hollywood Elsewhere
October 19, 2006

"No Umbrella Review"

CanMag
October 19, 2006

"Where is the outrage?"

Chortler
October 17, 2006

"DVD REVIEW: No Umbrella - Election Day in the City"

Collider
October 15, 2006

"Cable Premiere: No Umbrella - Election Day in the City"

Plain Dealer
October 12, 2006

"A Glance Backwards as we Gaze Forwards"

OpEdNews
October 12, 2006

"No Umbrella is a 26-minute must see"

Isebrand
October 6, 2006

"No Umbrella will make you angry"

Blog Critic
October 5, 2006

"Street Fight and No Umbrella chronicle voting mayhem"

Cleveland Free Times
May 3, 2006

"Full Frame Film Festival: Friday films"

The News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina)
April 6, 2006

"Review: No Umbrella - Election Day in the City"

Film Festival Channel
April 6, 2006

"No Umbrella to screen at City Hall"

RealNeo
March 28, 2006

"A star is born"

Cleveland Plain Dealer
March 27, 2006

"An Election Day in Cleveland at its best, and at its worst"

RealNeo
March 27, 2006

"Local film to be released by DVD subscription service"

Cleveland Plain Dealer
March 22, 2006

"Because Fannie Lewis Kicks Ass"

Cleveland Free Times
March 16, 2006

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

Sundance Film Festival Daily Insider
January 29, 2006

"No Umbrella - Election Day in the City: Review"

Jen’s Green Journal
January 23, 2006

"Heights filmmaker has Sundance fever"

Cleveland Plain Dealer
January 23, 2006

"No Umbrella - Election Day in the City Laura Paglin Interview"

WCPN 90.3
January 20, 2006

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

Salt Lake City Weekly
January 19, 2006

"Film brings ‘04’ election to Sundance"

Park City Record
January 11, 2006

"No Umbrella: A frustrating Film - For Good Reasons and Bad"

L.A. Splash Magazine
January 1, 2006

"'Coventry' filmmaker Paglin takes on 2004 Election"

Cleveland Jewish News
January 5, 2006

"Rain will give way to Sundance"

Cleveland Free Times
January 4, 2006


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Past Screenings


Belfast Film Festival

Belfast, Ireland
March 22, 2007 - April 9, 2007

Big Sky Film Festival

Missoula, Montana
February 15-22, 2007

Human Rights Film Festival

Venice, Italy
December 9-10, 2006

Cinemax Reel Life

November 9 & 19, 2006

Brooklyn Independent Cinema Series

Brooklyn, NY
November 6, 2006

Pacific Palisades Film Festival

Pacific Palisades Theatre, CA
October 29, 2006

Milwaukee International Film Festival

Milwaukee Art Museum - Milwaukee, WI
October 28, 2006

CineWoman NY

Two Boots Pioneer Theatre - New York, NY
October 24, 2006

Green Festival

DC Photo Gallery - Washington, DC
October 14, 2006

Mill Valley Film Festival

Mill Valley, CA
October 8 & 14, 2006

Cork Film Festival

Cork, Ireland
October 9, 2006

We Count 2006

Cuyahoga Community College (Metro) - Cleveland, OH
September 29-30, 2006

The Light Factory

Contemporary Museum of Photography & Film - Charlotte, NC
September, 2006

Salt Lake City Film Center

Salt Lake CIty, UT
September, 2006

IFP Film Market

Angelika Theatre - New York, NY
September 18, 2006

Laemmle Theater

Los Angeles, CA
September 7-13, 2006

Veterans In Action

Photographic Image Gallery - Portland, OR
August, 2006

Midwest Independent Film Festival

Landmark Theater - Chicago, IL
August, 2006

Provincetown Film Festival

Provincetown, MA
June, 2006

Sydney Film Festival

Sydney, Australia
June 12 & 15, 2006

Cleveland Museum of Art – Panorama Film Series

Cleveland, Ohio
May 3 & 10, 2006

Ironweed Films

April, 2006

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Durham, NC
April 6-9, 2006

Cleveland International Film Festival

Cleveland, Ohio
March 22, 2006

Cleveland City Hall

Cleveland, OH
March 27, 2006

Sundance Film Festival

Park City, UT
January 19-29, 2006