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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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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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