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Wednesday, August 27 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Surviving Cliffside

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After their beauty-pageant-toddler beats leukemia, a young Appalachian family battles poverty as they attempt to put their lives back together. The father is prone to prescription drug addiction and gun violence, while the overwhelmed mother is confronted with an unwanted pregnancy. Drug dealers and meth heads are their friends and neighbors. Food, clothing and hope are scarce. The parents must take extreme risks to provide for the family, if their daughter is to make a run for Little Miss West Virginia. This is Cliffside.

FILM SUBJECTS: EJ Huffman, Brandy Smith, Makala Smith, Josey Smith
DIRECTOR: Jon Matthews
PRODUCERS: Richard Bever, Bob Wilkinson
MUSIC: Lillard Anthony, BrantleyJones


Jon Matthews

Jon grew up in Alum Creek, West Virginia. Before becoming a filmmaker, Jon practiced civil rightslaw for seven years, and was an Assistant Attorney general in West Virginia and the youngest everLegal Director of the ACLU of Connecticut. Four years ago, Jon quit practicing law to followhis... Read More →

Cast & Crew

Ernest Adzentoivich

Adzentoivich Music
Re recording mixer and sound designer for Surviving Cliffside, my day job is composing

Richard Bever, Producer

Richard is an Emmy-nominated, Los Angeles-based producer and the Owner/President of Parting Shots Media, as well as a Co-Owner of Chill Entertainment. Richard began his entertainment career at WNYE in New York City, where he worked as a field producer and director on the Emmy-nominated... Read More →

Wednesday August 27, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Living Room Theater 341 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

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