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Documentary Week Returns to Gateway Film Center

Hope Madden Hope Madden Documentary Week Returns to Gateway Film Center

Like your friend who just doesn’t read novels, Columbus is a town of non-fiction devotees – or so suggests the popularity of the Gateway Film Center’s bi-annual festival of non-fiction films, Doc Week. The program of 22 films returns to South Campus this Friday, Dec. 5, and runs through to the following Friday, Dec. 12. […]

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Film Review: Of By For an eye-opening political drama

 Marcus Erridge Film Review: Of By For an eye-opening political drama

This new documentary from locally-based production company Old Machine takes us on a journey along Route 66 in and around the last election. The film explores the relationship between voters and the modern politician and asks us to consider; who gets their kickbacks on Route 66? In the era of opinion news and the rise […]

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Film Review: Dirty Wars

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: Dirty Wars

In 2006, Jeremy Scahill’s articles on Blackwater exposed the privatization of American military force. Seven years later, the national security correspondent for The Nation magazine sees peril in another kind of American military power, a topic he uncovers in director Rick Rowley’s documentary Dirty Wars. Sort of a less reverent counterpart to Zero Dark Thirty, […]

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What’s up, docs? Yes, and plenty of them

Hope Madden Hope Madden What’s up, docs? Yes, and plenty of them

Doc Week returns to the Gateway Film Center, with fascinating, often harrowing true life tales to tell. It’s like Shark Week, with less midair seal chomping. According to Gateway president Chris Hamel, Columbus Documentary Week allows him to pursue a personal goal. “Documentary films are my favorite kind of films,” he says. “For years, with […]

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