Category Archives: Films

Killer Coke – 07/26/11 – Drexel Theater – Columbus, OH

Event
Killer Coke
When
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
2254 E Main St
Columbus, OH, USA 43209-2319
Other Info
"Dispatches: Mark Thomas on Coca-Cola" a British Channel 4 documentary (2007) 48 min.
Political activist and journalist Mark Thomas travels to South America, India and the US to investigate the way in which Coca-Cola and its suppliers operate and the extent to which they uphold moral and ethical obligations.

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"The Cost of a Coke Revisited" a documentary by Matt Beard (2010) 31 min.
Since 1990, 8 Colombian union workers have been murdered in Coca-Cola bottling plants. This film investigates why schools around the world have kicked Coke off of their campuses and labeled Coke as the drink of the death squads.

Admission is free.

These films are co sponsored by the Free Press, the CIFVF, and the Central Ohio Green Education Fund.

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Plunder: The Crime of Our Time – 06/28/11 – Drexel Theater – Columbus, OH

Event
Plunder: The Crime of Our Time
When
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
2254 E Main St
Columbus, OH, USA 43209-2319
Other Info
Plunder: The Crime of Our Time is a hard-hitting investigative film by Danny Schechter. The "News Dissector" explores how the financial crisis was built on a foundation of criminal activity uncovering the connection between the collapse of the housing market and the economic catastrophe that followed.

The film opens with the conviction of Ponzi King Bernie Madoff, whose acknowledged criminality drove a $65 billion dollar pyramid scheme. It argues that the wrong doing committed by a few individuals distracts from the real story, implicating the best-known institutions that financed and profited from fraudulent sub prime lending. This connection is now being investigated by the FBI as part of a probe into what it calls a "fraud epidemic."

PLUNDER shows how these firms created special securities to repackage and resell these dubious loans after they were re-rated as Triple A. These firms then bet against many of these toxic assets with credit default swaps and other insurance scams. By leveraging these investments, they recklessly put trillions of dollars and the world economy at risk.

Admission is free.

This screening is presented by the Free Press, CIFVF, and the Central Ohio Green Education Fund.

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Phonebanking for the CIFVF – 06/16/11 – Cup o\’ Joe / Mojoe Lounge – Columbus, OH

Event
Phonebanking for the CIFVF
When
Thursday, June 16, 2011
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
Cup o' Joe / Mojoe Lounge (map)
627 South 3rd Street
Columbus, OH 43206
Other Info
Bring your laptop, cell phone and your Kroger Plus keyfob tag and help us call folks so that they can tell Kroger to donate monies to the CIFVF. What's that you say? http://www.columbusfilmcouncil.org/kroger/

The CIFVF needs your help to sign up more folks. Bring your phonebook (if it isn't in your phone/laptop) and help us by calling all your pals and getting them to sign up for the CIFVF with Kroger. It costs them nothing and the CIFVF gets paid. How cool is that? Free Cup o'Joe gift certificates for the person who gets the most folks to sign up.

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Making the Boys – 06/02/11 – Gateway Film Center – Columbus, Ohio

Event
Making the Boys
When
Thursday, June 2, 2011
7:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Gateway Film Center (map)
1550 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio, USA 43215
Other Info
Before Prop 8, Milk or Will & Grace, before the AIDS epidemic, gay pride parades or the Stonewall uprising, The Boys in the Band changed everything. The film explores the drama, struggle and enduring legacy of the first-ever gay play and subsequent Hollywood movie to successfully reach a mainstream audience.

Reception at 7 pm Film at 8pm
Light Appetizers and Cash Bar with Drink Specials - Tickets $6
Benefiting Stonewall Columbus and the Columbus International Film+Video Festival

$1 Parking in South Campus Gateway Parking Lot

CRITIC'S PICK! "Captivating and entertaining...sometimes you don't have to go very far into the past to be amazed at how drastically things have changed. 'Making the Boys' is fascinating recent history and a fascinating personal story as well."
- Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times

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Digital Storytelling Workshop (in three parts) – 05/28/11 – Film Council Office – Columbus, OH

Event
Digital Storytelling Workshop (in three parts)
When
Saturday, May 28, 2011
1:00pm - All Ages
Where
Film Council Office (map)
1021 E Broad St, Carriage House in rear
Columbus, OH, USA 43205

Parking is free in the Red Cross parking lot.

Other Info
Digital Storytelling Workshop Series

Do you have a personal story to tell? Are you a non profit that does important work and want to spread the word? Learn how to create a short (3 minute or less) video. This 3 part series will teach you how to script, storyboard, shoot, create, and edit a short digital story.

May 28 1pm-5pm Session 1:
Preproduction-
Learn how to write and storyboard a short digital story. Decide what images to use and how to obtain/create them.

June 4 1pm-5pm Session 2:
Production-
Learn how to shoot video, scan still photos, record audio v/o for the digital story.

June 11 1pm-5pm Session 3:
Postproduction-
Learn how to use imovie to create and finish your digital stories.

This workshop meets on 3 successive Saturday afternoons. The finished works will be screened at ComFest in the Solar tent and posted on youtube. Participants must attend all three sessions. The total cost for all three sessions is $50. Scholarship spots are available to low income/unemployed folks sponsored by a Comfest grant (send requests to info@columbusfilmcouncil.org ).

Please send a one or two paragraph “story” to info@columbusfilmcouncil.org that you wish to tell as your workshop project when registering for this workshop series. A maximum of 10 people will be accepted for this series. Also bring any still photos, digital video, or other images that you might want to use on the first workshop day.

To register:








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GASLAND – 05/24/11 – Drexel Theater – Columbus, OH

Event
GASLAND
When
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
2254 E Main St
Columbus, OH, USA 43209-2319
Other Info
Fracking is coming to Ohio. Learn all about it.

The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a “Saudia Arabia of natural gas” just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND. Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown.

Followed by a discussion panel consisting of Matt Trokan from the Sierra Club and other fracking experts. Admission is free. Co sponsored by the Free Press, the Sierra Club, and the Central Ohio Green Education Fund.

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Three-Acts to Successful Screenwriting – 05/05/11 – Jazz Academy, 4th Floor Conference Room – Columbus, OH

Event
Three-Acts to Successful Screenwriting
When
Thursday, May 5, 2011
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
Jazz Academy, 4th Floor Conference Room (map)
769 East Long Street

Columbus, OH, USA 43215
Other Info
Presented by J.R. McMillan in partnership with the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

May 5, May 12, May 19, 7:00p – 9:00p
Jazz Academy, 4th Floor Conference Room, 769 East Long Street
Learn to craft your own screenplays by mastering the most common storytelling structure used in film and television. In this interactive workshop series, participants will acquire the skills to balance character development and plot advancement through the three-act format.

Act One: Introduction May 5
This session will present an overview of the screenwriting process, the creation of complex characters, rich backstories and establish the dramatic premise through the “inciting incident” that determines the direction of the plot.

Act Two: Confrontation May 12
Picking up where the first session left off, the second act will present the lead character’s journey, its multiple obstacles and the plot reversals that place the protagonist nearest and farthest from attaining the objective of the story.

Act Three: Resolution May 19
The final workshop will focus on the culmination of the plot and climax of the story. Award-winning and critically acclaimed examples, adaptations and exceptions to the three-act structure will round out a review of the workshop series.

Presenter: J.R. McMillan has a BA from Marshall University with a concentration in Journalism and Mass Communications and has worked as an opinion writer, columnist, photographer, publicist and public radio producer. An associate member of the Writers Guild of America East, J.R. McMillan teaches workshops in script development to aspiring screenwriters.

RSVP to rclassen@gcac.org to attend this event. Walk-ins welcome, space allowing.

FREE

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Ain’t I a Person: A film about being poor in America – 04/26/11 – Drexel Theater – Columbus, OH

Event
Ain’t I a Person: A film about being poor in America
When
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
2254 E Main St
Columbus, OH, USA 43209-2319
Other Info
During the past quarter century, a myth has developed that poor people are lazy and that providing them with government assistance leads to dependency and a lack of personal responsibility. The reality is very different. The poverty rate dropped sharply in response to the War on Poverty programs, only to level off in the late 1970s when those programs started getting cut back, and increasing through the Reagan-Bush era attacks on social welfare. The slight drop in the late-1990s has already disappeared, and the poverty rate has skyrocketed during the so-called Great Recession. The plight of the poor has just gotten worse. While the accepted wisdom now is that public interventions do not work, that is a myth: the reality is that they have and still could.
Co-sponsored by the Drexel Theater, The Free Press and the Central Ohio Green Education Fund.

Admission is free.

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GASLAND – 04/19/11 – Studio 35 – Columbus, OH

Event
GASLAND
When
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
3055 Indianola Ave
Columbus, OH, USA 43202
Other Info
racking is coming to Ohio. Learn all about it.

The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a “Saudia Arabia of natural gas” just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND. Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown.

Followed by a discussion panel including Matt Trokan from the Sierra Club and other fracking experts.

Admission is only $5 (proceeds to Sierra Club and the CIFVF)

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Gasland – 03/28/11 – Gateway Film Center – Columbus, Ohio

Event
Gasland
When
Monday, March 28, 2011
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
Gateway Film Center (map)
1550 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio, USA 43215
Other Info
The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a “Saudia Arabia of natural gas” just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND. Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown.

Followed by a discussion panel including Don Hartley (Simply Living) and a representative from the Raven Rocks community.

Admission is only $5 (proceeds to Sierra Club and the CIFVF)

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