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Linklater Brings Boyhood to Wex Retrospective

Hope Madden Hope Madden Linklater Brings Boyhood to Wex Retrospective

Since 1991’s Slacker, writer/director Richard Linklater’s loose, collaborative style  has yielded some of American independent cinema’s most authentic, memorable work. He’s experimented with animation, improvisation, and non-fiction; he’s crossed genres and blurred lines and shown more stylistic versatility than perhaps any other auteur working today. This winding road has led to his latest effort, Boyhood, […]

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Filmmaker Brings Excellent Ebert Doc to the Wex

Hope Madden Hope Madden Filmmaker Brings Excellent Ebert Doc to the Wex

Whether you loved him or hated him, Roger Ebert was a massive cultural influence – particularly if you happen to be a film critic. Says John DeSando, film critic for WCBE 90.5 FM (It’s Movie Time, Cinema Classics), “When Roger Ebert was the top critic in the land, I read his reviews first after I had […]

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Get Goofy with Bad Movies at Studio 35

Hope Madden Hope Madden Get Goofy with Bad Movies at Studio 35

What’s the traditional gift for a third anniversary – leather? How about robots, aliens and boobs? Because that kind of gift is right up Bad Movie Nite’s alley. For the uninitiated, Bad Movie Nite is a late night series celebrating its third anniversary on July 4th  at Studio 35 (3055 Indianola Ave.). You can honor […]

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Best Horror of the Last Decade Terrorizes Gateway Film Center

Hope Madden Hope Madden Best  Horror of the Last Decade Terrorizes Gateway Film Center

Each and every week, you can catch the newest in indie horror at the Gateway Film Center (1550 N. High St.), courtesy of their program Nightmares on High Street, the longest running horror series in the US. But if you’re looking for scares a little more tried and true, every so often, GFC appends the […]

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Fright Club Lives… At The Drexel Theatre

Hope Madden Hope Madden Fright Club Lives… At The Drexel Theatre

Fright Club, the late night film series showcasing overlooked and underseen horror gems, moves to the Drexel Theatre (2254 E. Main St.), kicking off the new collaboration on Friday, June 20, with Michael Haneke’s experiment in terror, Funny Games. “It’s a film series for real horror fans,” says George Wolf, co-programmer and co-host. Wolf, midday […]

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Award Winning Ohio Filmmaker Brings New Satire Home

Hope Madden Hope Madden Award Winning Ohio Filmmaker Brings  New Satire Home

Columbus gets one chance to see Ohio filmmaker Jeff Rosenberg’s hilarious satire OJ: The Musical on the big screen. This Tuesday, June 17 – the 20th anniversary of the Bronco chase – Rosenberg screens his new film at Lennox Town Center (777 Kinnear Rd.). Rosenberg received his BFA in playwriting from Ohio University. By the time […]

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Grandview’s Mom & Pop Theatre is Looking to Put Down Roots

Hope Madden Hope Madden Grandview’s Mom & Pop Theatre is Looking to Put Down Roots

The final profile in our series covering Columbus’s wealth of independent cinema options looks at the youngest of the five theatres – sort of. Though their Grandview Theatre has only officially been open for business since late 2009, owners Jennifer Stancel and her husband David Nedrow don’t feel like the new kids on the block. […]

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