Tag Archives: Documentary

PRICELE$$ – 11/22/11 – Drexel Theater – Columbus, OH

Event
PRICELE$$
When
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
2254 E Main St
Columbus, OH, USA 43209-2319
Other Info
From Emmy-nominated Habitat Media (Empty Oceans Empty Nets and Farming the Seas) comes PRICELE$$, a film exploring the consequences of an electoral system that can obligate our leaders to the special interests bankrolling their election campaigns. The filmmakers follow a river of money through two national policies that affect the everyday lives of most citizens: agriculture & energy. In addition to time spent with farmers and an unusual group of Iraq War veterans, the filmmakers visit seasoned lawmakers, lobbyists and some dauntless citizen watchdogs. A classroom full of savvy civics students help provide comic relief. PRICELE$$ also takes a behind-the-scenes look at Arizona’s road-test of an electoral reform that some observers believe can free Congress from the corrosive influence of big-money donors and lobbyists. Narrated by filmmaker Steve Cowan, PRICELE$$ was made on location in Washington D.C., New York, Iowa, Arizona, California and Oregon.

Winner of the Columbus Institute of Contemporary Journalism Award and the Silver Chris Award.

Co sponsored by the Free Press. Admission is free.

« Back to the calendar

Share

Vegucated- with director Marisa Miller Wolfson – 11/20/11 – Gateway Film Center – Columbus, Ohio

Event
Vegucated- with director Marisa Miller Wolfson
When
Sunday, November 20, 2011
2:30pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Gateway Film Center (map)
1550 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio, USA 43215
Other Info
3 people, 6 weeks, 1 challenge

Part sociological experiment, part science class, and part adventure story, Vegucated showcases the rapid and at times comedic evolution of three people who share one journey and ultimately discover their own paths in creating a kinder, cleaner, greener world, one bite at a time.

Filmmaker Marisa Miller Wolfson will be at the screening to introduce her film and discuss the film afterwards with the audience.

Admission is just $5.

« Back to the calendar

Share

Barbershop Punk (Best Of Festival Winner) – 11/18/11 – Canzani Center at the Columbus College of Art & Design – Columbus, OH

Event
Barbershop Punk (Best Of Festival Winner)
When
Friday, November 18, 2011
8:00pm - All Ages
Where
60 Cleveland Ave
Columbus, OH, USA 43215

Parking is free in CCAD lots

Other Info
Is “The Man” controlling the vertical, the horizontal, and the channel you’ll be on?
In a privatized American Internet, is big business “Big Brother”
or does the free market protect and serve the needs of the average
citizen with its invisible hand? With the simple act of swapping files,
barbershop quartet baritone Robb Topolski finds himself at ground
zero of a landmark case whose outcome will affect the rights of every
American citizen.
Following one man’s personal quest to defend what he believes to be
his inalienable rights, BARBERSHOP PUNK examines the critical issues
surrounding the future of the American Internet and what it takes to challenge
the status quo.

Contemplating the future of the American Internet and the inalienable
rights under review, the film features discussions with Ian MacKaye,
Damian Kulash of OK Go, Henry Rollins, Janeane Garofalo, EFF’s
John Perry Barlow, U.S. Congressman Chip Pickering, Congressman
Marsha Blackburn, Free Form DJ Jim Ladd, Clinton White House Press
Secretary Mike McCurry, Michelle Combs of the Christian Coalition,
Songwriters Guild President Rick Carnes, NARAL’s Ted Miller, lobbyist
Jack Burkman, and FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein, among others.

Admission is free for students, CIFVF members. All others just $5 at the door.
The Canzani Center is located just south of the giant ART. Parking is
free in CCAD lots.

« Back to the calendar

Share

Dirty Business: \\\”Clean Coal\\\” And The Battle For Our Energy Future – 10/25/11 – Drexel Theater – Columbus, OH

Event
Dirty Business: "Clean Coal" And The Battle For Our Energy Future
When
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
2254 E Main St
Columbus, OH, USA 43209-2319
Other Info
Can coal ever really be made "clean"? Watch the 90-minute documentary that investigates. Half our electricity comes from coal, the largest single source of greenhouse gases. But it doesn't have to be that way. Featuring stories from China to West Virginia, Dirty Business reveals the true social and environmental costs of coal power and explores the murky realities of "clean coal" technology. Guided by Rolling Stone reporter Jeff Goodell, the film highlights the work of energy innovators and the viable, renewable alternatives they offer in an age of rapid climate change.

Winner of both the Bronze Plaque and the Central Ohio Green Education Fund Award at the CIFVF.

This screening is free.
Co Sponsored by the Free Press and the Central Ohio Green Education Fund Award.

« Back to the calendar

Share

Locked Out: A documentary about a fight to save the middle class – 09/27/11 – Drexel Theater – Columbus, OH

Event
Locked Out: A documentary about a fight to save the middle class
When
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
2254 E Main St
Columbus, OH, USA 43209-2319
Other Info
This documentary tells the David and Goliath story of how miners in Boron, California fought the Rio Tinto Group that drastically cut the workers' benefits. Rio Tinto threatened the miners in Boron--either accept their cutbacks in the new contract or find themselves locked out of work. On January 30th, 2010 the workers voted unaminously to reject the company's proposed contract and on January 31st, 2010, they were locked out of work. The workers faced financial hardships but stood strong during the 107 day lockout and beat back a multinational corporation. It further reveals Rio Tinto's egregious practices in the U.S. and around the globe--from Michigan to Australia to Bougainville. Co-sponsored by the Sierra Club, the Columbus International Film and Video Festival, and the Free Press.

This screening is free.

« Back to the calendar

Share

Mother: Caring For 7 Billion – 09/21/11 – Gateway Film Center – Columbus, Ohio

Event
Mother: Caring For 7 Billion
When
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
7:00pm - All Ages
Where
Gateway Film Center (map)
1550 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio, USA 43215
Other Info
Reception following the film in lounge
Free food + Beer (must be 21+ for the beer)
(Free) tickets available an hour before the start time

Mother, the film, breaks a 40-year taboo by bringing to light an issue that silently fuels our most pressing environmental, humanitarian and social crises - population growth. It is a critical time to talk about this subject because for the first time, in 2011, the world’s population will be seven billion people.
Population was once at the top of the international agenda, dominating the first Earth Day and the subject of best-selling books like “The Population Bomb”. Since the 1960s the world population has nearly doubled, adding more than 3 billion people. At the same time, talking about population has become politically incorrect because of the sensitivity of the issues surrounding the topic–religion, economics, family planning and gender inequality. Yet it is an issue we cannot afford to ignore.

Co sponsored by Population Connection.

« Back to the calendar

Share

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

« Back to the calendar

Share

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
Other Info
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.

« Back to the calendar

Share

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.

« Back to the calendar

Share

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.

Share