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Late Night Horror and Meet-n-Greet at Grandview and Studio 35

Hope Madden Hope Madden Late Night Horror and Meet-n-Greet at Grandview and Studio 35

It has been nearly 40 years since Felissa Rose made cinematic history with the freeze-frame ending to Robert Hilzik’s cult horror classic Sleepaway Camp. Did you see it as a kid? Did it scar you? Do you have questions? Lucky day, then, because Rose is coming to Columbus this weekend to field whatever queries the […]

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Ohioan Nicole Riegel’s Feature Holler Opens

Hope Madden Hope Madden Ohioan Nicole Riegel’s Feature Holler Opens

Filmmaker and Ohioan Nicole Riegel is tired of the depiction of Appalachia and Appalachians she sees in films and media. Her film Holler, hitting theaters across the country Friday, may set that record straight. “I have a chip on my shoulder about films made about where I’m from in Appalachia because a lot of them […]

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Columbus Indie Music Feature Premieres at Tribeca

Hope Madden Hope Madden Columbus Indie Music Feature Premieres at Tribeca

Columbus’ under-appreciated music scene meets its unsung film scene in a new movie debuting this weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival. What’s this all about? Co-directors Noah Dixon and Ori Segev, Denison University grads and creative directors of the Columbus-based film production house Loose Films, sit in to talk us through it. Dixon: Poser is […]

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Award-Winning Doc Premieres at Gateway

Hope Madden Hope Madden Award-Winning Doc Premieres at Gateway

Filmmakers Zeshawn and Aman Ali are planning a homecoming. Before their award-winning documentary Two Gods makes its PBS premiere on Monday, June 21, they are sharing their work with Columbus. “This is the city that planted the seed for us to be storytellers, so this is a thank you to the community,” says the film’s […]

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Summer Movie Season Begins

Hope Madden Hope Madden Summer Movie Season Begins

You may have heard that the Gateway Film Center and Drexel Theatre join Studio 35, Grandview Theatre and many other hometown silver screens in opening their doors this weekend for moviegoers. It’s exciting! And there are actually movies you have heard of to see there! Let us run you through your options—for cinemas, or for […]

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Gateway Film Center Reopens for Memorial Day

Hope Madden Hope Madden Gateway Film Center Reopens for Memorial Day

And the world slowly inches back toward that hazy memory we call normal. What new evidence do we have? How about a big Memorial Day Weekend at the movies? Historically, this was the weekend Hollywood deemed the beginning of blockbuster season. We could rely on a big-budget superhero movie, maybe something from Disney, possibly a […]

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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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