Category Archives: Films

This Land is Your Land – 03/22/11 – Drexel Theater – Columbus, OH

Event
This Land is Your Land
When
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
2254 E Main St
Columbus, OH, USA 43209-2319
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"You'll never be the same after watching the mind-opening film This Land is Your Land because you will see the diverse wealth -- the commonwealth -- that you own with other Americans, how it has been seized, despoiled and corporatized. But you all still own these immense public assets and you can regain control of them for now and for posterity. David Bollier has outdone himself once again!" ~ Ralph Nader

For more than three decades, transnational corporations have been busy buying up what used to be known as the commons -- everything from our forests and our oceans to our broadcast airwaves and our most important intellectual and cultural works. In This Land is Our Land, acclaimed author David Bollier, a leading figure in the global movement to reclaim the commons, bucks the rising tide of anti-government extremism and free market ideology to show how commercial interests are undermining our collective interests. Placing the commons squarely within the American tradition of community engagement and the free exchange of ideas and information, Bollier shows how a bold new international movement steeped in democratic principles is trying to reclaim our common wealth by modeling practical alternatives to the restrictive monopoly powers of corporate elites. Co-sponsored by DSCO, The Free Press (CICJ) and Central Ohio Green Education Fund.

Admission is free.

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Pinned – 03/05/11 – Gateway Film Center – Columbus, Ohio

Event
Pinned
When
Saturday, March 5, 2011
2:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Gateway Film Center (map)
1550 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio, USA 43215
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In Lakewood, Ohio, two young men are fighting for one dream: to become a state wrestling champion. Lance Palmer captains the St. Edward Eagles. He’s a 3-time state champion who hits the gym before opening his Christmas presents and wrestles 600-lb. bears. Matt Curley, captain of the Lakewood Rangers, comes from a broken home and endures starvation hoping to be his school’s first champion in 50 years.

“Pinned” throws you into the world of high school wrestling, where pain is practiced and becoming a champion is worth any price.

http://www.pinnedmovie.com/

Tickets are available at:

http://www.movietickets.com/house_detail.asp?house_id=22812&rdate=3/5/2011

and at the box office the day of the show.

Filmmakers Pat and Mike Norman will do q + a after the screening.

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The Edge Of Joy – 02/01/11 – Studio 35 – Columbus, OH

Event
The Edge Of Joy
When
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
6:30pm - All Ages
Where
3055 Indianola Ave
Columbus, OH, USA 43202
Other Info
The Edge of Joy

Tuesday, February 1 · 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Studio 35
3055 Indianola Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43202
Free

Free Stella Artois and cupcakes will be served.

The Edge of Joy is a documentary that follows an ensemble cast of Nigerian doctors, midwives and families to the frontlines of maternal care. Inside a maternity ward, the film chronicles distressed labors, deaths, and miraculous survival. Outside, lack of blood supply transportation and family planning are examined as causes of the cycle that kills more than 36,000 Nigerian women each year.
The central characters in The Edge of Joy are the people deep within the Nigerian culture who know its misconceptions, its limitations, but also its capabilities. Narrated by award winning journalist, Eliza Griswold, and featuring animation by Yoni Goodman, this portrait of pregnancy and childbirth shows the consequences of poor maternal health as it explores the nuances and complexities of bringing emerging health technologies to the developing world.

Dawn Sinclair Shapiro directed, produced and wrote the feature length documentary “Inside the Handy Writers’ Colony,” which aired nationally on PBS in 2008. She began her journalism career working for the award-winning news magazine program CBS News Sunday Morning. Dawn has worked as a Producer, Writer, and Online Editor for Tribune Broadcasting, CNBC, MSNBC, Dateline NBC, and Chicago Public Radio. Her new film, “The Edge of Joy,” about maternal mortality in Nigeria was called “eye-opening” by Global Health magazine: “‘The Edge of Joy’ is a timely rallying cry against women accepting the perilous status quo.”

Director Dawn Sinclair Shapiro will do a q+a after the screening.

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What\\\’s The Economy For, Anyway? – 01/25/11 – Drexel Theater – Columbus, OH

Event
What's The Economy For, Anyway?
When
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
2254 E Main St
Columbus, OH, USA 43209-2319
Other Info
In this film produced by John de Graaf of Affluenza fame, ecological economist Dave Batker presents a humorous, edgy, factual, timely and highly-visual monologue about the American economy today, challenging the ways we measure economic success--especially the Gross Domestic Product--and offering an answer to the question: What's the Economy for, Anyway?
Using Gifford Pinchot's idea that the economy's purpose is "the greatest good for the greatest number over the longest run," Batker compares the performance of the U.S. economy with that of other industrial countries in terms of providing a high quality of life, fairness and ecological sustainability, concluding that when you do the numbers, the United States comes out near the bottom in nearly every category.
The 40-minute film has a somewhat unique format in that it is has nine segments, each dealing with a different aspect of the economy. A question ends each segment, inviting viewers to discuss the question and just-seen contents. We will give participants a short time to raise ideas and questions after each segment.
Representatives from the collaborative project Support Our Local Economy (SOLE) will give a brief update on the project. SOLE is a Central Ohio initiative to build a stronger, more resilient economy with an emphasis on sustainability.
This event is sponsored by the Central Ohio Sierra Club, Simply Living, the Columbus International Film + Video Festival and the Free Press. The movie is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted.

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WordPress Workshop for Advanced Users – 01/22/11 – Film Council Office – Columbus, OH

Event
WordPress Workshop for Advanced Users
When
Saturday, January 22, 2011
2:00pm - 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
WordPress Workshop for Advanced Users.
This advanced workshop will teach you how to customize CSS and HTML for your WordPress site, how to install and customize plugins, adjust templates, widgets and other features. Users should have basic knowledge of CSS and HTML.

Instructor Bio:
Nathan Rosson has been a multimedia designer at Formation Studio for over 2 years. He is experienced in WordPress, HTML, CSS, and jQuery. When Nathan isn't working on websites, enjoys creating motion graphics and rooting for the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The WordPress Workshop for Beginners is suggested but not required for this workshop.

This class in the second in a 2 part series. These classes my be taken separately or as a 2 part series. Each workshop is $25 per person. The first 10 people to sign up may use the Film Council Lab Imac desktops. After these machines are taken participants should bring their own laptops. Free WiFi is available on site. Please let us know in the notes on your Paypal submission whether you will need our computers or that you will bring your own laptop. The workshop will be approximately 1.5 hours.
To register:







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WordPress Workshop for Beginners – 01/15/11 – Film Council Office – Columbus, OH

Event
WordPress Workshop for Beginners
When
Saturday, January 15, 2011
2:00pm - 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
This class is full. Sorry no walk ins accepted.

WordPress Workshop for Beginners

WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.

Participants should bring their own laptops, as that all of the FC Lab machines have already been spoken for.

This introduction to WordPress will teach you WordPress basics: how to install wordpress, understanding the WordPress Admin Panels, how to write and manage posts, and how to update the appearance of your site.

Instructor Bio:
Nathan Rosson has been a multimedia designer at Formation Studio for over 2 years. He is experienced in WordPress, HTML, CSS, and jQuery. When Nathan isn't working on websites, enjoys creating motion graphics and rooting for the Columbus Blue Jackets.


Free parking is available in the Red Cross parking lot.

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Percy Schmeiser: David Versus Monsanto – 11/21/10 – Gateway Film Center – Columbus, Ohio

Event
Percy Schmeiser: David Versus Monsanto
When
Sunday, November 21, 2010
4:30pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Gateway Film Center (map)
1550 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio, USA 43215
Other Info
Imagine that a storm blows across your garden - and that now, without your knowledge and without your consent, foreign and genetically-manipulated seeds are in your vegetable patch which you have nourished and maintained for over 50 years. A few days later, representatives of a large multi-national corporation secretly visit your home, only to return later and demand that you surrender all your vegetables and seeds. Then, they file a lawsuit against you for the illegal use of patented and genetically-modified seeds that you never planted or used.

... and what's more -- the court rules in favor of the corporation!

Yet, you still fight back....

Admission is just $5.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons From Around The World – 11/20/10 – Canzani Center at the Columbus College of Art & Design – Columbus, OH

Event
Saturday Morning Cartoons From Around The World
When
Saturday, November 20, 2010
10:00am - All Ages
Where
60 Cleveland Ave
Columbus, OH, USA 43215

Parking is free in CCAD lots

Other Info
Saturday Morning Cartoons From Around The World

For children of all ages

10 am November 20
Canzani Center, CCAD corner of Cleveland & Gay
60 Cleveland Ave (just south of the giant ART)
Columbus, OH

Come and join us for a morning of amazing international award winning animation. This year we have animations from Australia, Ireland, Canada and the United States. Admission is free for kids and students of all ages, free for CIF+VF members, all others just $5 at the door. Parking is free in CCAD lots.

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Movies + Mead Animation 4 Adults 3 – 11/20/10 – Canzani Center at the Columbus College of Art & Design – Columbus, OH

Event
Movies + Mead Animation 4 Adults 3
When
Saturday, November 20, 2010
7:30pm - under 21 permitted but cannot consume beer or mead.
Where
60 Cleveland Ave
Columbus, OH, USA 43215

Parking is free in CCAD lots

Other Info
The CIF+VF and Brothers Drake Fine Meads present an evening of Animation 4 Adults, a night of movies and mead. Join us for an evening of animation, experimental films, an awards ceremony for visiting filmmakers from around the world and one of Columbus' best parties. Cartoons (including the Ohio premiere of Bill Plympton's "The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger"), movies, live music, food, beer (from Stella Artois) and the Brothers Drake Fine Mead! All for only $10 (free for CIF+VF members), a fantastic deal.

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Which Way Home – 11/19/10 – Canzani Center at the Columbus College of Art & Design – Columbus, OH

Event
Which Way Home
When
Friday, November 19, 2010
8:00pm - All Ages
Where
60 Cleveland Ave
Columbus, OH, USA 43215

Parking is free in CCAD lots

Other Info
As the United States continues to build a wall between itself and Mexico, Which Way Home shows the personal side of immigration through the eyes of children who face harrowing dangers with enormous courage and resourcefulness as they endeavor to make it to the United States. The film follows several unaccompanied child migrants as they journey through Mexico en route to the U.S. on a freight train they call "The Beast." Director Rebecca Cammisa (Sister Helen) tracks the stories of children like Olga and Freddy, nine-year-old Hondurans who are desperately trying to reach their families in Minnesota, and Jose, a ten-year-old El Salvadoran who has been abandoned by smugglers and ends up alone in a Mexican detention center, and focuses on Kevin, a canny, streetwise 14-year-old Honduran, whose mother hopes that he will reach New York City and send money back to his family. These are stories of hope and courage, disappointment and sorrow.
They are the ones you never hear about – the invisible ones.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFPqHzfX-70

Admission is just $5 (free for students and CIF+VF members).

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