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Prescient Documentary on Race Relations Screens with Panel at the Wex

Hope Madden Hope Madden Prescient Documentary on Race Relations Screens with Panel at the Wex

On August 9, 2014, eighteen year old Michael Brown was gunned down by Ferguson, Missouri police. The shooting and subsequent riots shocked people from coast to coast, but to many in Cincinnati, this was simply a case of the same story, different day. Wednesday night, September 2, the Wexner Center for the Arts will screen […]

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Halloween Comes Early to the Drexel Theatre

Hope Madden Hope Madden Halloween Comes Early to the Drexel Theatre

A lot of people complain when they see Christmas decorations at Target along with the back to school sales, but is it ever too early to begin celebrating Halloween? Bruce Bartoo and Joe Neff, the diabolical duo behind the Drexel Theatre’s annual Shock Around the Clock horror marathon and 24 Hour Science Fiction Marathon, are […]

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Film Festival of Columbus Returns August 13th-20th

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Festival of Columbus Returns August 13th-20th

The Film Festival of Columbus returns to town Thursday night with another new spate of unseen and unforgettable independent films, along with filmmaker panels, special guests, a homegrown shorts program, and a tribute to the great independent gem, Napoleon Dynamite. John Daugherty, Executive Director of Film Columbus (Greater Columbus Film Commission) and FFOCOL co-programmer since […]

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Film Review: Trainwreck

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: Trainwreck

Ten years ago, The 40-Year-Old Virgin introduced the new voice of cinematic comedy. A decade later, 40 writer/director Judd Apatow is – for the first time – directing a film he didn’t write. Why? Because there’s a new sheriff in town and Apatow has the clout to ensure that the next voice in cinematic comedy […]

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Movies Return to Goodale Park

Hope Madden Hope Madden Movies Return to Goodale Park

Goodale Park has seen its share of parties, weddings, festivals, and pre-prom photos. Did you know you can see some great movies there, too? For the last 7 years, the Short North Civic Center has brought the big screen (an inflatable one!) to the park for a community viewing of some great flicks. Screen on […]

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Local Filmmaker Premiers “Union Furnace” in Columbus

Hope Madden Hope Madden Local Filmmaker Premiers “Union Furnace” in Columbus

Much ado has been made about bringing Hollywood to Columbus, but it turns out, we’ve had a little slice of Tinsel Town right in Grandview Heights all along. Columbus native Nicholas Bushman is about to release his second feature film, with a third in the can and a fourth in development. Though he splits his […]

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Film Review: Amy

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: Amy

It takes a real gift for storytelling to take a Behind the Music tale – rags to riches to tragedy – and turn it into a riveting, relevant, surprising film. Documentarian Asif Kapadis (Senna) has done just that with the vital and heartbreaking film Amy. For his picture of Amy Winehouse he collects hundreds of […]

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