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Wex Brings “Secret TV” to Film/Video Program

Hope Madden Hope Madden Wex Brings “Secret TV” to Film/Video Program

If you’re not familiar with The Eyeslicer, maybe you should be. Brainchild of Dan Schoenbrun and Vanessa McDonnell, it’s a series of independent and experimental short films, all thematically organized. Season 1, consisting of 10 episodes, included work from Ari Aster, David Lowery and Amy Steimetz, among others. Season 2, available for preorder at The […]

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Columbus Black International Film Festival Returns for a Third Year

Hope Madden Hope Madden Columbus Black International Film Festival Returns for a Third Year

Returning for its third year, the Columbus Black International Film Festival kicks off a weekend of films, speakers, networking events and activities this Thursday, August 22. The festival’s theme this year is Black Infinity. “Infinity kind of came to me after the last film festival ended,” says Cristyn Steward, film festival director and founder. “Infinity […]

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Ohio Native Brings Award-Winning Indie to Columbus

Hope Madden Hope Madden Ohio Native Brings Award-Winning Indie to Columbus

The Peanut Butter Falcon, a Twain-esque dramedy about a young man with Down syndrome who escapes his residential nursing home with the dream of breaking into professional wrestling, is hardly your run-of-the-mill blockbuster. Cincinnati native and film producer David Thies realized that from the start. Almost the start. Owner of the production and production services […]

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Super Fans, Good Boys, Sharks and More in Theaters

George Wolf George Wolf Super Fans, Good Boys, Sharks and More in Theaters

Is it still August? Well, that explains the plethora of middling movie options in theaters. Hollywood  needs to sweep out the closet of all the not-quite-summer blockbusters to make room for autumn’s almost-awards-worthy. So, here you go: foul mouthed ‘tweens, albino sharks, lost rich people, plus two you should check out. One is a lovely […]

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Something for Everyone in Theaters This Week

Hope Madden Hope Madden Something for Everyone in Theaters This Week

What are you looking for? Documentary? Mob flick? Scary movie? Family fare? Theaters have all of it and more this weekend, so the only task left is to pick through the options. That’s where we come in. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Hope Madden Was there a story you heard as a […]

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OSU Alum Screens Rock Doc Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero at the Wex

Hope Madden Hope Madden OSU Alum Screens Rock Doc Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero at the Wex

“Ohio bands are just weird fruit.” So says Cincinnati native Matt Berninger from the band The National, speaking specifically about Dayton’s 90s indie darlings, Brainiac, in a new documentary from OSU alum Eric Mahoney. Mahoney brings his second Dayton, Ohio-based doc, Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero, to Columbus this weekend — just when we need to […]

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$40 Mil Motion Picture Tax Credit Saved

Hope Madden Hope Madden $40 Mil Motion Picture Tax Credit Saved

Earlier this year, the Greater Columbus Film Commission was hoping to convince legislature to increase — perhaps even double — the state’s $40 million motion picture tax credit, a tax rebate meant to attract film and media projects. Much to the surprise of John Daugherty, Executive Director of the film commission, the credit was instead […]

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