Category Archives: Films

Short Film For Social Change – 08/01/12 – Brothers Drake Meadery – Columbus, Ohio

Event
Short Film For Social Change
When
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
8:00pm - All Ages
Where
26 E. 5th Ave

Columbus, Ohio, USA
Other Info
The Columbus Film Council and Brothers Drake Meadery are proud to sponsor a series of documentaries that both inform and inspire created by organizations that have successfully leveraged the power of short film for social change.

Capturing the interest of audiences in the internet age presents new challenges for nonprofits and community organizations. But with the advent of Facebook and Twitter comes the ability for anyone to easily share compelling stories of perseverance and triumph through short form filmmaking. Learn from the diverse examples of nonprofits — large and small — how to turn moving stories into moving images that make a difference.

Whether you want to celebrate your achievements or elevate your organization's mission, this community-focused screening with interactive discussion will provide actionable insights for organizers, volunteers, filmmakers or anyone interested in how documentary shorts can serve a greater good.

Screening and discussion to be moderated by J.R. McMillan, president of the Columbus Film Council. McMillan's experience in both nonprofit advocacy and motion picture marketing spans two decades and includes work as a script consultant, screenwriting instructor, professional fundraiser and public radio producer.

Admission is free, donations encouraged.

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The Great Incarcerator, part 1: Dark Little Secret – 07/24/12 – Drexel Theater – Columbus, OH

Event
The Great Incarcerator, part 1: Dark Little Secret
When
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
2254 E Main St
Columbus, OH, USA 43209-2319
Other Info
"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.

Free. Co sponsored by the Free Press.

Discussion with filmmakers and members of Lucasville Amnesty group following the film.

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Fellowships for Filmmakers- How To Best Apply – 07/11/12 – Gateway Film Center – Columbus, Ohio

Event
Fellowships for Filmmakers- How To Best Apply
When
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
8:00pm - All Ages
Where
Gateway Film Center (map)
1550 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio, USA 43215
Other Info
The Columbus Film Council, MOFA, and the GCAC are collaborating to host a workshop on how to apply for the 2012 GCAC Individual Artists Fellowships in Media. This workshop will aim to help media artists successfully apply for the 2012 GCAC Individual Artists Fellowships in Media.

Susan Halpern, Executive Director of the Columbus Film Council, will cover the ins and outs of a successful application to the 2012 GCAC Individual Artists Fellowships in Media program, both the online (GoArts) application process and how filmmakers can best present their work to make the most of the 10 minute DVD requirement.

Free.

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Moving Beyond the Automobile and Contested Streets – 06/26/12 – Drexel Theater – Columbus, OH

Event
Moving Beyond the Automobile and Contested Streets
When
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
2254 E Main St
Columbus, OH, USA 43209-2319
Other Info
Contested Streets explores the history of 20th Century transportation in America and how we got into the auto-supreme society with its lack of transportation options. The movie takes us to the European cities of Copenhagen, Paris and London and shows the steps they have taken to make their cities more multimodal. 57 minutes

Moving Beyond the Automobile is a series of segments on new and more progressive policies and transportation elements that are happening which are making our cities easier to navigate. These include bus rapid transit, highway removal, transit-oriented development, traffic calming and more. 39 minutes

Co-sponsored by the Sierra Club,, the Central Ohio Green Education Fund and The Free Press. Free and open to the public.

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Showing Our Shorts – 06/10/12 – Gateway Film Center – Columbus, Ohio

Event
Showing Our Shorts
When
Sunday, June 10, 2012
2:00pm - 18+
Where
Gateway Film Center (map)
1550 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio, USA 43215
Other Info
A brunch fashion contest with Stonewall and short films from The Journal of Short Film and the Columbus International Film + Video Festival

Join us for a fabulous brunch event at the Gateway Film Center on June 10th at 2PM for food, fashion, and LGBT short films. Enjoy fantastic brunch yummies, bloody marys, mimosas and short films from the newest volume of The Journal of Short Film featuring LGBT works from the Columbus International Film + Video Festival and an extra added short film. There’s also a Shorts Fashion Show that you can enter to win fabulous prizes. That’s right, we are showing you ours and we want to see yours! All this for just $5, what a great way to spend your Sunday afternoon, with Pride!

Parking available in Rear Garage for $1.

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Knocking on the Devil’s Door: Our Deadly Nuclear Legacy – 05/22/12 – Drexel Theater – Columbus, OH

Event
Knocking on the Devil’s Door: Our Deadly Nuclear Legacy
When
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
2254 E Main St
Columbus, OH, USA 43209-2319
Other Info
While the ongoing meltdown continues at Fukushima, this 2011 film gives us information and motivation to act for change. Award-winning documentary director Gary Null deconstructs the corporate and political rhetoric that low level radiation emitted from nuclear plants is safe and that our future energy needs depend upon nuclear reactors.

Discussion led by Harvey Wasserman after the film.

The 2-hour film is co-sponsored by the Sierra Club, the Central Ohio Green Education Fund and The Free Press. It is free and open to the public.

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Shorts At Brothers Drake Series #5- Sean McHenry – 05/02/12 – Brothers Drake Meadery – Columbus, Ohio

Event
Shorts At Brothers Drake Series #5- Sean McHenry
When
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
8:00pm - 18+
Where
26 E. 5th Ave

Columbus, Ohio, USA
Other Info
Sean McHenry films are quirky, experimental, and fantastic. A 2011 finalist for the GCAC Media Arts Fellowship, Sean is dedicated to shooting on film- 8mm, Super 8, 16mm and Super 16mm film and to using older motion picture cameras in the style of an experimental auteur.

Sean will present about an hour worth of material and do q+a.

Admission is free.

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Koch Brothers Exposed – 05/01/12 – Drexel Theater – Columbus, OH

Event
Koch Brothers Exposed
When
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
2254 E Main St
Columbus, OH, USA 43209-2319
Other Info
This hard-hitting investigation of the 1% at its very worst is the latest from acclaimed director Robert Greenwald. Charles and David Koch are using their billions to put a stranglehold on American democracy. What are we going to do about it?

Co sponsored by the Free Press

Admission is free.

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Shorts At Brothers Drake Series #4- Mitchell Rose – 04/04/12 – Brothers Drake Meadery – Columbus, Ohio

Event
Shorts At Brothers Drake Series #4- Mitchell Rose
When
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
8:00pm - 18+
Where
26 E. 5th Ave

Columbus, Ohio, USA
Other Info
Filmmaker Mitchell Rose will present a program of his comic short films at Shorts At Brothers Drake. Called "a rare and wonderful talent" by The New York Times, Rose's offbeat films are screened the world over. Winner of 57 film awards, Rose moved to Columbus this year to be a professor of filmmaking at OSU.

Admission is free, donations accepted.

This event made possible with support from the NEA, The OAC, the GCAC, and the Short North Foundation.

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The Healthcare Movie – 03/27/12 – Drexel Theater – Columbus, OH

Event
The Healthcare Movie
When
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
2254 E Main St
Columbus, OH, USA 43209-2319
Other Info
This documentary provides the real story of how the health care systems in Canada and the United States evolved to be so completely different, when at one point they were essentially the same. Most people under the age of 50, in both countries, are not aware of the intensity of the political struggle that led to the universal medical care system in Canada. Nor are they aware of the public relations campaigns, still active today, that have been prevalent in the United States since the early 1900’s to dissuade the public from supporting national health care.

Produced by Canadian/American couple Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg, The Healthcare Movie reveals the personal and emotional impact on Canadians who now have access to universal health care because of the heroism of people who took a stand nearly 50 years ago. It also reveals the continuing struggle in the United States between the fear of government intervention and the right to quality health care for all people.

Screening sponsored by SPAN Ohio.org and Freepress.org and the Columbus Film Council.

Admission is Free.

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