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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

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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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Living Downstream – 09/01/10 – Gateway Film Center – Columbus, Ohio

Event
Living Downstream
When
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
7:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
Where
Gateway Film Center (map)
1550 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio, USA 43215
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The CIF+VF kicks off its 2010 Early Bird Screenings with a fundraiser for the Ohio Environmental Council. “Living Downstream”, a film by Chanda Chevannes, is a powerful reminder of the intimate connection between the health of our bodies and the health of our air, land and water. Based on the acclaimed book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., Living Downstream is an eloquent and cinematic feature-length documentary. This poetic 85-minute film follows Sandra during one pivotal year as she travels across North America, working to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links.

September 1 at 7 PM
Gateway Film Center
http://gatewayfilmcenter.com/
Tickets are $8.50 for adults and $5.00 for students

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DIRT! The Movie – 07/27/10 – Drexel Theater – Columbus, OH

Event
DIRT! The Movie
When
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
2254 E Main St
Columbus, OH, USA 43209-2319
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DIRT! The Movie--directed and produced by Bill Benenson and Gene Rosow--takes you inside the wonders of the soil. It tells the story of Earth's most valuable and under appreciated source of fertility--from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation.
The opening scenes of the film dive into the wonderment of the soil. Made from the same elements as the stars, plants and animals, and us, "dirt is very much alive." In modern industrial pursuits and clamor for both profit and natural resources, our human connection to and respect for soil has been disrupted.
DIRT! the Movie--narrated by Jaime Lee Curtis--brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact that the soil has. It shares the stories of experts from all over the world who study and are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with soil. The real change lies in our notion of what dirt is. When humans arrived 2 million years ago, everything changed for dirt. And from that moment on, the fate of dirt and humans has been intimately linked.
But more than the film and the lessons that it teaches, DIRT the Movie is a call to action. The only remedy for disconnecting people from the natural world is connecting them to it again. What we've destroyed, we can heal.
This event is sponsored by the Central Ohio Sierra Club, Simply Living, the Columbus International Film and Video Festival and the Free Press. The movie is free and open to the public.

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Carbon Nation: A 90 minute climate change solutions documentary – 06/22/10 – Gateway Film Center – Columbus, Ohio

Event
Carbon Nation: A 90 minute climate change solutions documentary
When
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
7:30pm - All Ages
Where
Gateway Film Center (map)
1550 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio, USA 43215
Other Info
Carbon Nation is a documentary film about climate change SOLUTIONS. Even if you doubt the severity of the impact of climate change or just don't buy it at all, this is still a compelling and relevant film that illustrates how SOLUTIONS to climate change also address other social, economic and national security issues. We meet a host of entertaining and endearing characters along the way.

Both the film's director, Peter Byck and producer, Craig Sieben, will be at the screening and will do q+a after the film.

This screening is free, donations encouraged.
You will need to pick up free tickets at the box office right before the screening (so we can accurately count attendance) and if you’ve parked in the garage, buy a $1 parking pass.





Directions:

The Gateway Film Center is located at 1550 North High Street in the dynamic South Campus Gateway. Convenient $1 parking (up to 4 hours) is available year round in the GFC garage located right next door to the cinema on both 9th and 11th avenues. The film center is less than one mile north of the Columbus Convention Center and Arena District and is moments away from the Short North, Italian Village, Victorian Village, Harrison West, and The Ohio State University campus.

On #2 COTA bus line or

From the North

Take any major highway to I-270. Take I-270 to SR 315 South. Exit Lane Avenue and turn left (East) to High Street. Turn right (South) onto High Street and proceed to the 11th Avenue. Turn left (East) onto 11th Avenue and park in the GFC parking garage located on your right (South).

From the East

Take any major highway to I-70 West. Take I-70 to SR 315 North. Exit Lane Avenue and turn left (East) to High Street. Turn right (South) onto High Street and proceed to the 11th Avenue. Turn left (East) onto 11th Avenue and park in the GFC parking garage located on your right (South).

From the South

Take any major highway to I-270. Take I-270 to SR 315 South. Exit Lane Avenue and turn left (East) to High Street. Turn right (South) onto High Street and proceed to the 11th Avenue. Turn left (East) onto 11th Avenue and park in the GFC parking garage located on your right (South).

From the West

Take any major highway to I-70 East. Take I-70 to SR 315 North. Exit Lane Avenue and turn left (East) to High Street. Turn right (South) onto High Street and proceed to the 11th Avenue. Turn left (East) onto 11th Avenue and park in the GFC parking garage located on your right (South).

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The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights – See the movie, win the DVD – 03/16/10 – MoJoe Lounge – Columbus, Ohio

Event
The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights - See the movie, win the DVD
When
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
7:00pm - Free - All Ages
Where
600 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio, USA 43215
Other Info
Under Great White Northern Lights is a visual and emotional feature length film documenting The White Stripes making their way through Canada and culminating with their 10th Anniversary show in Nova Scotia. The film documents the band playing shows all over Canada; from local bowling alleys, to city buses, and onward to the historic Savoy Theatre for the 10th Anniversary show. A show that turned out to be the longest show the band had ever done on stage together.
The film captures intimate moments of Jack and Meg both on and off stage as they travel through some of the most remote parts of the northern Yukon Territory. Along the way, they have some nice casual conversations about their ten years together, fire cannons, play some of their biggest songs together on stage, and even play a “one note show.” The cameras were there to capture every waking moment.

The DVD will be raffled off as a fundraiser after the screening. Folks can enter three ways.
*Join the FB group of the CIF+VF and RSVP to the event.
*Donate $2 to the CIF+VF at the screening.
*Order a Dollar Double Feature (sandwich/salad and drink) from the MoJoe Lounge. For every Dollar Double Feature ordered, MoJoe Lounge will donate a dollar to the CIF+VF.
Come out to support independent film and the local businesses who support the CIF+VF.

Admission is free, donations accepted.

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