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Ask the Sexpert (USA, 2017, 75 min)

Date: Thu. April 5th, 2018, 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Location: Tower City Cinemas, 230 W Huron Road, Cleveland, OH 44113

The Cleveland Humanities Festival has partnered with the Cleveland International Film Festival Screening to sponsor this informative, loveable documentary about a long time sex advice columnist in India who gains popularity against the backdrop of a ban on sex education across the country.

Dr. Mahinder Watsa is India’s most unassuming and compassionate celebrity. For years, the 93-year-old former gynecologist has written a daily sex advice column in The Mumbai Mirror called “Ask The Sexpert.” This touching, humorous documentary follows Dr. Watsa through his day-to-day life, which revolves around helping people understand their own bodies and sexuality. With no trace of judgment and endless patience, he answers readers’ intimate, sex-related questions—no query is too naive or risqué—and holds private counseling sessions for people with physical and emotional concerns. Nothing fazes Dr. Watsa—not his newspaper facing an obscenity lawsuit because of the column, not the strangers who approach him on the street for photos, not sex education being banned in many Indian schools, and not family members who worry about him working too hard. ASK THE SEXPERT is a testament to the ways passionate advocates can make a difference despite seemingly insurmountable odds. (In English and Hindi with subtitles)

This event is sponsored by the 42nd Cleveland International Film Festival.

Click HERE to visit the CIFF page for ASK THE SEXPERT.

Click HERE to visit the ASK THE SEXPERT website.



Festival tickets are $14 for members and $16 for non-members.

Tickets purchasing:

For members — March 16, 2018 at 11 AM via the internet, phone (877.304.3456), mail (2510 Market Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113), or in-person at the Film Festival Box Office.

For general public — March 23, 2018 at 11 AM via the internet, phone (877.304.3456), mail (2510 Market Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113), or in-person at the Film Festival Box Office.

Tickets are available for purchase online until 12 Midnight on the day before the screening. You may also purchase tickets by phone (877.304.3456) or in-person at the Film Festival Box Office.  Day-of-show tickets are only available for purchase in-person at the Film Festival Box Office at Tower City Cinemas.

The Film Festival Box Office is located in the lobby of Tower City Cinemas and is open pre-Festival, Monday-Saturday, 11 AM – 7 PM  and Sunday, Noon-5 PM.



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