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Retrospective Celebrating Agnes Varda Hits the Wex

Hope Madden Hope Madden Retrospective Celebrating Agnes Varda Hits the Wex

One year after the death of the extraordinary nonagenarian filmmaker Agnes Varda, the Wexner Center for the Arts has pulled together a small but lovely set of films to celebrate her work and her impact on filmmaking, Retrospective: Agnes Varda. You can catch these extraordinary films beginning this weekend. They run from March 6 – […]

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Cinema Revival Returns to the Wex

Hope Madden Hope Madden Cinema Revival Returns to the Wex

It’s been six years now since the Wexner Center for the Arts began its formal celebration of film restoration, Cinema Revival. Though the film center shows restored films year round, this festival allows it to dig into the art of restoration, talk about the process, and reveal newly restored Hollywood classics and underseen gems from […]

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CogFest 2020

  CogFest 2020

Ohio State University’s Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, in partnership with the Wexner Center for the Arts, is excited to present: Film Screening of Arrival (Denis Villeneuve, 2016) Special Guest Presentation and Q&A with Dr. Jessica Coon Saturday, February 8th, 2:00 – 5:30 pm Wexner Center for the Arts, Film and Video Theater Ohio […]

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Theater Preview: Wexner Center Hosts Australia’s Back to Back Theatre’s First Ohio Appearance

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theater Preview: Wexner Center Hosts Australia’s Back to Back Theatre’s First Ohio Appearance

The Wexner Center has done an outstanding job of cultivating international relationships with companies, curators, and performers, for longer than I’ve been a regular attendee (about 25 years of its 31-year run). They’ve outdone themselves with their February offering. One of the most vivid, stunning, moving ensembles I’ve ever seen on a stage, Australia’s Back […]

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Preview: Wex Presents Acclaimed Choreographer & Writer Miguel Gutierrez’s “This Bridge Called My Ass”

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Preview: Wex Presents Acclaimed Choreographer & Writer Miguel Gutierrez’s “This Bridge Called My Ass”

The Wexner Center for the Arts resumes its performing arts season with one of the most intriguing mixes of dance, music, and text you’re likely to see anywhere. NYC-based choreographer Miguel Gutierrez uses a variety of tools, intellectual rigor, and abstraction to get to the most visceral of ideas. As he says on his website, […]

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J Hoberman Brings the Eighties to the Wex

Hope Madden Hope Madden J Hoberman Brings the Eighties to the Wex

Film critic and author J. Hoberman makes a return trip this weekend to the Wexner Center for the Arts. The frequent Wex collaborator and longtime Village Voice reviewer shares excerpts of his latest book, Make My Day: Movie Culture in the Age of Reagan to kick off a weekend-long series of films that fit the […]

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Dance Preview: The Wexner Center Presents World Premiere of FluxFlow’s ‘Ursula’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Dance Preview: The Wexner Center Presents World Premiere of FluxFlow’s ‘Ursula’

One of the most heartening changes with the new Wexner Center regime has been a rejuvenated interest in local artists. They bring the 2019 performing arts season to a close with Ursula – a brand new commission from Clintonville’s FluxFlow Dance Company, founded by Columbus native Russell Lepley and his partner Filippo Pelacchi. FluxFlow rapidly […]

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