Category Archives: Films

Monthly Motion Picture Mixer – 09/19/13 – Cup o\’ Joe / Mojoe Lounge – Columbus, OH

Event
Monthly Motion Picture Mixer
When
Thursday, September 19, 2013
5:00pm - All Ages
Where
Cup o' Joe / Mojoe Lounge (map)
627 South 3rd Street
Columbus, OH 43206
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This is the 2nd of our monthly Motion Picture Mixers, where we invite filmmakers, audiences and couch critics to get together and discuss film and television amongst fellow film enthusiasts.

Food and drink specials to be announced soon.

Come on down (there's free street parking) and have a drink, nosh, and talk film and television with us!

Admission is free!

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The 1st Monthly Motion Picture Mixer (The Hills Happy Hour) – 08/12/13 – The Hills Market Downtown – Columbus, Ohio

Event
The 1st Monthly Motion Picture Mixer (The Hills Happy Hour)
When
Monday, August 12, 2013
5:00pm - All Ages
Where
The Hills Market Downtown (map)
95 North Grant Avenue
Columbus, Ohio, USA

Between Long and Gay Streets, The Hills Market Downtown is right across from CCAD and next to the Grass Skirt.

Other Info
CFC Prez J.R. McMillan, Board Members Zach Waymer and Robert Metzger, and ED Susan B Halpern will be your guest bartenders August 12th from 5pm to 8pm at the new Hills Market, 95 North Grant Ave across from the Columbus College of Art and Design.

This is the premiere of our monthly Motion Picture Mixer, where we invite filmmakers, audiences and couch critics to get together and discuss film and television amongst fellow film enthusiasts.

Food and drink specials, with proceeds donated to the Columbus Film Council.

Come on down (there's free parking) and have a drink, nosh, and talk film and television with us!

Admission is free!

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You Are Not Alone – 06/12/13 – Studio 35 – Columbus, OH

Event
You Are Not Alone
When
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
6:00pm - 18+ Buy Tickets
Where
3055 Indianola Ave
Columbus, OH, USA 43202
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Stonewall Columbus, ARC/Greater Columbus Mpowerment Center & Columbus Urban Pride
present…

DBGM's ”You Are Not Alone”

Screening + Panel Discussion featuring Producer Antoine B. Craigwell and local community experts

Produced in collaboration with Columbus Public Health, George Brooks and the following Community Partners:
Make It Better Foundation, TransOhio, Hey Girl Hey, Troy Anthony Harris, Terrence Brooks, Diverse Strategies, The Good Life Church of Columbus and The Columbus Film Council

The "You Are Not Alone" Screening + Panel Discussion will be June 12, 2013 at STUDIO 35 located at 3055 Indianola Ave Columbus, OH 43202. The screening itinerary is now as follows:

6:00 P.M. - Pre-reception with free light appetizers and cash bar
7:00 P.M. - "You Are Not Alone" screening
8:00 P.M. - Panel discussion featuring "You Are Not Alone" Producer Antoine B. Craigwell, Goodlife Church of Columbus Sr. Pastor Michael Heard and Columbus Public Health Medical Director Dr. Mysheika Williams Roberts

Admission is just $5.

Free Rapid HIV testing will be available throughout the event beginning at 6pm.

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The Great Incarcerator, part 2: The Shadow of Lucasville (a work in progress) – 05/28/13 – Canzani Center at the Columbus College of Art & Design – Columbus, OH

Event
The Great Incarcerator, part 2: The Shadow of Lucasville (a work in progress)
When
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
60 Cleveland Ave
Columbus, OH, USA 43215

Parking is free in CCAD lots

Other Info
The Columbus Film Council presents:
The Great Incarcerator, part 1: Dark Little Secret , 36 min., directed by D. Jones
and
The Great Incarcerator, part 2: The Shadow of Lucasville (a work in progress)
Follow-up to the award winning film, The Great Incarcerator, part 1: Dark Little Secret
Co sponsored by The Free Press and BLACK CENTRAL
This screening is free.

The Great Incarcerator, part 1: Dark Little Secret examines the United States prison system and its unprecedented explosion in population and the exploitation of dark, poor faces, intentionally relegated to second-class citizenship otherwise known as continued, legal slavery.
Featuring:
Michelle Alexander, Kunta Kenyatta, Dr. Michelle Brown, Cynthia McKinney, Dr. Angela Davis, natural, Mansfield Frazier, Niki Schwartz, Esq., Saadiqah Hasan, Sen. Nina Turner, Judge Daniel Hogan, Alvin Valentine.

The Great Incarcerator, part 2: The Shadow of Lucasville (a work in progress) is a follow-up to the award winning film, The Great Incarcerator, part 1: Dark Little Secret.

We will be skyping Director D. Jones in for the event and Producer Natural will be in attendance as part of the Film Council's new Filmmaker Feedback Program. The Filmmaker Feedback Program allows filmmakers the chance to work with the Film Council's marketing committee to develop both quantitative and qualitative surveys and discussion tools to engage the audience as part of the development and refinement of their films.

In other words, this series has been developed so that the audience and the filmmakers may interact to improve and refine film works in progress, or to help develop marketing and distribution strategies for films that have already been completed.

Parking is free in CCAD lots (see map)


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Shorts At Brothers Drake Series #10- Animation 4 Adults – 05/01/13 – Brothers Drake Meadery – Columbus, Ohio

Event
Shorts At Brothers Drake Series #10- Animation 4 Adults
When
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
8:00pm - 21+
Where
26 E. 5th Ave

Columbus, Ohio, USA
Other Info
This May the Columbus Film Council presents some of the best adult animations from the CIF+VF. This screening is free.

Watch great animated films, drink mead, and eat great Japanese food from Tokyo GoGo with us Wednesday night. We've combed through the archives to bring you some of the best animations for grownups that have screened at the CIF+VF over the last few years. And they are great! Here's a partial listing of the great cartoons we will screen on May 1st:

Sebastian's Voodoo, 4:07, by Joaquin Baldwin
A voodoo doll must find the courage to save his friends from being pinned to death. Created at the UCLA Animation Workshop, with music by Nick Fevola.

Elephants 2008, 12:00, by Sally Pearce
In a totally grey world, a little girl's life is turned upside down by an infestation of elephants.
“….a stunning piece of work from the NFTS and I’m sure a team to watch out for in the future. It was a very ambitious film which combined animation and live action in a sophisticated way. The NFTS has always been regarded as the top of the ladder for students, and this film did justice to it’s reputation.”
Review, British Society of Cinematographers.http://www.bscine.com/

The Birds Upstairs, 9:00, by Christopher Jarvis
Frustrated attempts to bear children overwhelm the lives of an aristocratic, avian couple in the early nineteenth century.

Escape of the Gingerbread Man!!!, 11:00, by Tod Polson
A young storyteller challenges the old master in a pub on the Irish west coast. When things take an unexpected turn. Brought to life by veteran Irish comedian Jon Kenny, with original music by traditional Irish band 'Rattle the boards'. 'Escape of the Gingerbread Man' is a mad romp through the Irish countryside, and a subtle commentary on the changes in traditions, and culture that is happening through the emerald Isle.

See you there!

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Film Festival 101: Understanding the Jury Process – 04/30/13 – Columbus Metropolitan Library Main Branch – Columbus, Ohio

Event
Film Festival 101: Understanding the Jury Process
When
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
Columbus Metropolitan Library Main Branch (map)
96 S Grant Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Other Info
The Columbus Film Council, sponsor of the Columbus International Film + Video Festival, is pleased to present, “Film Festival 101: Understanding the Jury Process” on April 30, 2013 at 7pm. This free community workshop will be held at the Columbus Library Main Branch, 96 S. Grant Avenue, in the Main Auditorium.

This interactive presentation will feature an overview of the role film festivals play in the development and distribution of studio and independent films lead by a panel of past and present jurors and jury chairs.

This public event is intended for film-going audiences, prospective jurors, local filmmakers or anyone passionate about the art and science of film.

Want to be a juror? Want to enter a film into competition? Already a juror? Then this is the event for you.

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The Assassination of Hugo Chavez and Venezuela Rising – 04/23/13 – Arena Grand Theatre – Columbus, OH

Event
The Assassination of Hugo Chavez and Venezuela Rising
When
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
175 W Nationwide Blvd
Columbus, OH, USA 43215

Garage Parking for $1

Parking for movie patrons is available year round for the Arena Grand Movie Theatre at the attached Marconi Parking Garage for $1 (up to 4 hours). Be sure to bring your parking stub into the theatre for validation with purchase of your movie ticket.
Map to Arena Grand Parking

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The Columbus Film Council presents:

Two films about Hugo Chavez and Venezuela:
The Assassination of Hugo Chavez, 24 minutes, Greg Palast
Venezuela Rising, 65 minutes, Jennifer Wager

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
7:30pm
Arena Grand Movie Theatre
175 W Nationwide Blvd
Columbus, OH 43215
Co sponsored by The Free Press
This screening is free.

The Columbus Film Council is pleased to present the Columbus premier of
The Assassination of Hugo Chavez. Over the years many things have been said about Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez but rarely has the true story of the man Pat Robertson called "a dangerous enemy" been told - that's what Greg Palast has done in his documentary short film The Assassination of Hugo Chavez.
Greg Palast is a New York Times bestselling author[ and a freelance journalist for the British Broadcasting Corporation as well as the British newspaper The Observer.

As seen through the eyes of grandmother and community organizer Gladys Bolivar, Venezuela Rising follows Gladys and her compatriots in 2004, five days before it is to be decided by popular referendum whether Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will continue in office or step down. The entire nation has been mobilized – will it be SI – yes he will be recalled, or NO – he will remain in office. Most in Venezuela feel that no less than the entire future of their country is at stake.

Issues of democracy and politics are addressed — what constitutes a free and fair election — and is that enough to ensure citizen participation? How are elections the ultimate measure of a thriving democracy? Venezuela Rising gets behind the headlines and into the neighborhoods of Caracas to find out how participatory democracy works on the ground.

Parking
The attached Marconi Parking Garage has ample parking for meetings and events. The covered parking garage and walkway are well lit, secured and handicapped accessible to the Arena Grand's facilities. And with a reduced garage rate, everyone can save. Parking starts at just $1 per car, up to 4 hours.







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Shorts At Brothers Drake Series #9- JSF 22 – 04/03/13 – Brothers Drake Meadery – Columbus, Ohio

Event
Shorts At Brothers Drake Series #9- JSF 22
When
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
8:00pm - 18+
Where
26 E. 5th Ave

Columbus, Ohio, USA
Other Info
This month the Columbus Film Council presents Matt Swift and volume 22 of the Journal of Short Film. This screening is free.

1. An Eyeful of Sound – Samantha Moore (2010; 10:25)
I don't know if you've ever heard a goat eating carrots? It's almost too much, it's so lovely' An Eyeful of Sound conjures up the fascinating visually complex internal world of audio-visual synaesthesia, where senses make unique connections the rest of us don't experience. Synaesthesia is discussed, argued over, dissected and celebrated in this beautifully sensitive multi award-winning animated documentary.

2. Metamorphosis – Christin Bolewski (2007; 5:32)
‘Growth gets confronted with destruction, aesthetic beauty with rotten ugliness.’ Using the possibilities of modern video processing and animation techniques the motif of a traditional still life gets fragmented. Different parts of the image are arranged running simultaneously forward or backward, in fast motion or being looped – the still life starts to “breathe”.

3. Breathing Lessons – Claudia Esslinger (2006; 10:00)
- Breathing Lessons poetically traces a longing for oxygen through the artist’s family history. It draws a thread through a series of life experiences that relied on the restorative powers of respiration, both physically and emotionally. Set in an indeterminate time past, it is lyrical and rhythmic, humorous and tragic, piercing and elegiac.

4. A Covenant Adam – Ariana Hamidi (2005; 15:00)
Lines will be crossed in family history and myth. A Covenant Adam navigates memories of a childhood filled with violence and fear through optically printed Super 8mm home movies, Incredible Hulk comic strips, interviews with children, and fragmented texts that float across the screen.

5. A Moment’s Reverie – Tess Martin (2007; 10:20)
Letters in a book come alive on the page and trigger an imaginative journey. Thoughts and memories are created frame by frame using back-lit tissue paper cut-outs. Tess Martin is an animator currently based in Seattle and is a founding member of SEAT, Seattle Experimental Animation Team. For more information visit www.filmandscissors.com

6. The Maid (Il Shaghala) – Heidi Saman (2008; 19:08)
Rasha is an Egyptian housemaid who is not so skilled at her job. When Rasha’s suspicions of her employers are confirmed, she must come to terms with her perceptions of trust, duty and her place within the family household.

7. 10 short documentaries about my childhood home – Dorothea Braemer (2009; 10:00)
Recounts how the filmmaker and her sisters struggle to reach common ground while dealing with the sale of the family house and their mother’s move to an assisted living situation. Mixing observational footage, personal reflection, Brechtian re-enactments with masks, and family photos, 10 short documentaries... is an intimate exploration of familial relationships, childhood and the passage of time.

8. STRIP – Erika Suderburg & Linda Besemer (2007; 7:13)
A playful rave trance glitch riff on experimental animation fabricated without animation. STRIP utilizes painting trimmings and mobilizes them in a skewed homage to the fanciful worlds of early Hans Richter, Oscar Fischinger and Musique Concrete, and 60's Color Field Painting. The static is sent packing in a frenzy of temporal excess and repetition accompanied by the sounds of its own launch.

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Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal – 03/26/13 – Arena Grand Theatre – Columbus, OH

Event
Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal
When
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
175 W Nationwide Blvd
Columbus, OH, USA 43215

Garage Parking for $1

Parking for movie patrons is available year round for the Arena Grand Movie Theatre at the attached Marconi Parking Garage for $1 (up to 4 hours). Be sure to bring your parking stub into the theatre for validation with purchase of your movie ticket.
Map to Arena Grand Parking

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Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal
(120 minutes) Written, Directed, and Edited by Stephen Vittoria
Co sponsored by The Free Press and BLACK CENTRAL

“Long Distance Revolutionary” focuses on Mumia Abu Jamal’s career as a prolific writer and journalist from the depths of prison. The film chronicles his life and work as a journalist, writer, and philosopher –a public intellectual who has spent thirty years in a Pennsylvania prison, twenty nine of them in solitary confinement on death row. The film tracks Mumia’s early work in journalism as a writer for the Black Panther newspaper (at age 15) through his promising and emerging career as a reporter for National Public Radio. After Mumia is convicted for the murder of Philadelphia patrolman Daniel Faulkner, the story then exposes Mumia’s battles with the American judicial system(prisons & courts) to continue his journalism and radio broadcasts from behind bars– a battle he continues to wage to this very day. The film evolves into an exploration of his impact on social and political discourse both in the United States and around the world.

The film features exclusive and rare prison interviews with Mumia as well insights from Cornel West, Alice Walker, Angela Davis, Ruby Dee, Rubin Hurricane Carter, Amy Goodman, Dick Gregory, Peter Coyote, Giancarlo Esposito, Tariq Ali, Michael Parenti, Ramsey Clark, M1 (Dead Prez), Dave Zirin, Aya de Leon, Frances Goldin, Ramona Africa, as well as many others. Ultimately, the film ushers the audience behind prison walls and exposes the horrors of the American gulag. The audience experiences this journey with Mumia... a journey that defines the triumph of hope, courage, and love.

This screening is free.



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Shorts At Brothers Drake Series #8- What is American? – 02/27/13 – Brothers Drake Meadery – Columbus, Ohio

Event
Shorts At Brothers Drake Series #8- What is American?
When
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
8:00pm - 18+
Where
26 E. 5th Ave

Columbus, Ohio, USA
Other Info
The Columbus Film Council presents:
Shorts At Brothers Drake Series #8- What is American?
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
8:00pm
Brothers Drake Meadery (map)
26 E. 5th Ave
Columbus, Ohio, USA

The Columbus Film Council’s Near Monthly Screening Series (NMSS) is back at Brothers Drake with more award winning short films:

Another chapter from The Stagecoach Bar: An American Crossroads- an excerpt from Jennifer Tennican's CIF+VF Bronze Plaque winning film about the Stagecoach Bar in Wilson, Wyoming.

CIF+VF Honorable Mention award winner CLAY. CLAY is filmmaker Sushma Khadepaun-Parmara’s meditation on the understanding of life and death, the form and the formless. The film follows a young woman's journey through loss and letting go, juxtaposed with mythological images of Lord Ganesha, symbolizing detachment. Sushma Khadepaun-Parmara was born in India and now lives in Austin, Texas.

Citizen Zero (2012, 18 minutes) by Alexandra Stergiou is about the filmmaker’s father, his politics, and the seventh-eight year long journey he has taken to become a U.S. citizen.

“We love screening works at Brothers Drake Meadery. It’s a great casual atmosphere with a really great screening area and a high quality sound system. The NMSS allows us to show the really great films that we didn’t have enough screen time to show during the main week of the Columbus International Film + Video Festival (CIF+VF) in November. The CIF+VF is the longest running film festival in the United States.”, said Susan Halpern, CFC Executive Director.

Admission is free.

The Columbus Film Council’s Near Monthly Screening Series (NMSS) is an erratic set of screenings year round, sometimes monthly, weekly, or more. It’s when the CFC has a great film or set of films and an appropriate venue to screen them. Usually free or at very low cost, the CFC is committed, through its NMSS, to showing underserved and underrepresented media works. Films you can’t see anywhere else.

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