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Columbus International Animation + Film Festival Goes Virtual

Hope Madden Hope Madden Columbus International Animation + Film Festival Goes Virtual

For 67 years, the Columbus International Film Festival has brought remarkable shorts and animation as well as narrative and documentary features to Columbus. That’s the longest-running film festival in the country. A little quarantine was not going to wreck their streak. According to Cristyn Steward, executive director of the Columbus International Animation and Film Festival, […]

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Columbus-Made “Street Where We Live” Now Streaming

Hope Madden Hope Madden Columbus-Made “Street Where We Live” Now Streaming

There’s been some exciting news for local filmmakers. Director John Whitney’s award-winning independent drama The Street Where We Live is now available for home viewing.  “The film is on Amazon right now and VOD,” says co-writer/producer/co-star Dino Tripodis. “Amazon Prime members will be able to get it for free in October. It’s available on Dish […]

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Nightmares Film Festival Inks First-Look Deal

Hope Madden Hope Madden Nightmares Film Festival Inks First-Look Deal

It may seem a ways off, but when October 24 rolls around, we won’t be the only people seeing what’s going on at the fourth annual Nightmares Film Festival. The genre fest that calls Gateway Film Center home has just inked a deal to make sure film distributors check it out, too. Gunpowder & Sky, […]

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Craft Beer and Short Films Come Together at Suds & Cinema Fest

Hope Madden Hope Madden Craft Beer and Short Films Come Together at Suds & Cinema Fest

For a lot of us, movies and beer are a magical pairing. Filmmaker Nic White wants to share that magic through the CinemaSlice Suds & Cinema Film Festival. White and his Cinema Slice team bring the program of short and micro-short films to Grove City’s HopYard 62 on Saturday, March 9, from 8-10 p.m. What […]

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Filmmaker Irene Lusztig Brings Feminist Doc to the Wex

Hope Madden Hope Madden Filmmaker Irene Lusztig Brings Feminist Doc to the Wex

Filmmaker Irene Lusztig accompanies her film Yours is Sisterhood to the Wexner Center for the Arts this Saturday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. The documentary examines feminism across the decades as women from around the United States read letters written in the 70s and early 80s to the editors of Ms. Magazine. This is one […]

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Quiet Weekend of Indies in Theaters

George Wolf George Wolf Quiet Weekend of Indies in Theaters

It’s a surprisingly quiet week in theaters. I guess Hollywood wanted to give you the chance to catch up on the films with Golden Globe noms. (To that end, Glenn Close’s The Wife has been re-released and can be caught on CBUS screens this weekend.) Beyond that, it’s leftover city — or you can feast […]

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Nightmares Film Festival, Year 2 at Gateway Film Center

Hope Madden Hope Madden Nightmares Film Festival, Year 2 at Gateway Film Center

Tis the season for scary movies, and Gateway Film Center has a whole slew of gifts for you. The Nightmares Film Festival—four days of festival-caliber indie horror and big-name genre premieres—returns for its second year October 19 – 22. Jason Tostevin, festival co-founder and programmer, sees big things for year two. “The word is out,” […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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