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Gateway Film Center is the Film Festival in Our Own Back Yard

Hope Madden Hope Madden Gateway Film Center is the Film Festival in Our Own Back Yard

“If you go to a major film festival,” says Chris Hamel, president of the Gateway Film Center, “or even a minor film festival, for that matter, there’s a certain energy – from the staff that works there, the patrons who are attending movies. And of course, there’s a ridiculously eclectic mix of titles, so you […]

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Studio 35 Invites You to Come for a Beer, Stay for a Movie

Hope Madden Hope Madden Studio 35 Invites You to Come for a Beer, Stay for a Movie

According to Eric Brembeck, owner/operator of Studio 35 Cinema and Drafthouse (3055 Indianola Ave.), the only way to survive in this industry is to be different. His historic Clintonville theater is the proof. “We’re doing well,” he says. “We’re up over 10% year to date over last year, which is amazing.” His reasons behind the […]

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Drexel Theatre Embraces History and Change

Hope Madden Hope Madden Drexel Theatre Embraces History and Change

“We are truly a neighborhood theater,” says theatre director Kevin Rouch of the historic Drexel Theatre. “There aren’t a lot of us left,” he laments. “But the other thing that we are is a total independent house. Other theaters are kind of being hybrids now, but we are truly programming for independent movies, and for […]

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Wexner Center Treats Film as Art

Hope Madden Hope Madden Wexner Center Treats Film as Art

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 marks the official launch of summer blockbuster season – a season that, like the Ohio winter – seems to begin earlier and end later every year. And while the multiplexes beckon with their brightly clad web shooters and mutants, there are plenty of reasons to remember our boast-worthy local indie film […]

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Discuss Science and Superheroes at Gateway Film Center

Hope Madden Hope Madden Discuss Science and Superheroes at Gateway Film Center

Blockbuster season approaches, and the Gateway Film Center (1550 North High Street) is launching a series that embraces the nerd at the center of some of the biggest flicks Hollywood will throw at us. Remember, you can’t spell “science fiction” without science. Beginning May 1, The Science of Superheroes offers a series of panel discussions […]

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Columbus Native Premiers Film at Gateway

Hope Madden Hope Madden Columbus Native Premiers Film at Gateway

Columbus native Michael Fitzer may be based in Louisville, but he knows where to find a good audience for an indie flick. That’s why the partner and co-founder of the production company 180 Degrees returns to his hometown this Saturday, his new low-budget film Pleased to Meet Me in tow. Says Fitzer, “Columbus is an […]

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Film Review: Nymphomaniac, Volume I

Hope Madden Hope Madden Film Review: Nymphomaniac, Volume I

Nymphomaniac, Volume I, is a difficult film to review, and not, surprisingly enough, because of its subject matter. The fact is that filmmaker provocateur Lars von Trier’s latest affront is, indeed, an unfinished piece. As engaging as Volume I is, it is not a standalone film, and without knowing precisely where LvT is going, it’s […]

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