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A Weekend of Excellent Indie Movies

Hope Madden Hope Madden A Weekend of Excellent Indie Movies

The Oscar race may have begun this weekend with, appropriately enough, Oscar. Paul Schrader’s latest puts the great Oscar Isaac into one of the filmmaker’s iconic characters and excellent things happen.  Intense drama not your thing? What if they’re centered right here in CBUS? We have an alarming doc, as well as a refreshing comedy, […]

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Nightmares Film Fest Shorts Find Distribution

Hope Madden Hope Madden Nightmares Film Fest Shorts Find Distribution

To a great degree, the merit of a film festival for a filmmaker has to do with the distribution opportunities it opens up. The chance to have your film picked up for distribution is one of the things that separates the Toronto Film Festival, Sundance and Tribeca from other fests. That film market environment may […]

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Gateway Film Center Celebrates Filmmaker Wong Kar Wai

Hope Madden Hope Madden Gateway Film Center Celebrates Filmmaker Wong Kar Wai

One of the first things the Gateway Film Center programmed when it reopened was a retrospective highlighting the work of filmmaker Chloe Zhao. That program included not only her three features, but her shorts as well. Martin Scorsese’s filmography is tougher to fit into a weekend, which might explain Mondays with Marty, a weekly check […]

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Candyman, Lockdown Conflicts, Insect Horror & More in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden Candyman, Lockdown Conflicts, Insect Horror & More in Theaters

We are going to say his name. In fact, we’re going to tell you that you should go see Candyman. There are other fine cinematic choices this week, some on the big screen, but there are horrors and sci-fi thrillers lurking at your very home, too. Plus James McAvoy, and he’s always charming. Here’s the […]

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Columbus Black International Film Festival Transcendent in 5th Year

Hope Madden Hope Madden Columbus Black International Film Festival Transcendent in 5th Year

Transcend is the theme for the fifth Columbus Black International Film Festival. Festival programmer Cristyn Allen-Steward sees that theme playing out in a number of ways. Structurally, it applies to the way she is approaching the medium of film in terms of her programming. “This year I focused a lot on trying to expand how […]

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Big Weekend for Movies

Hope Madden Hope Madden Big Weekend for Movies

Theme park rides, Arthurian legends, and a ripped-from-the-headlines kind of thriller—that doesn’t sound like that interesting a weekend in movies. But it is. And if these major releases don’t draw your fancy, there’s a host of worthwhile indies in theaters and on the small screen we’d like to point you toward.  The Green Knight In […]

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Columbus Genre Filmmaker William Lee Gets Blu-ray Restoration

Hope Madden Hope Madden Columbus Genre Filmmaker William Lee Gets Blu-ray Restoration

What are you waiting for? Shoot the movie! This is William Lee’s motto, as evidenced by the 15 features he’s directed, a 16th that he’s completed and is ready for distribution, and 17th that is now prepping for production. But the prolific filmmaker and instructor—Lee teaches a film production course at CCAD and an online […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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