Wanda (1970) Directed by Barbara Loden
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Wanda (1970) Directed by Barbara Loden

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Wanda (1970) Directed by Barbara Loden

Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mini - 1329 Main St.


A man stands before a judge listing his ex-wife’s many supposed deficiencies: “She was a lousy wife. Always bumming around, drinking. Never took care of the kids…” The wife in question is Wanda, title character of Barbara Loden’s little-seen semi-autobiographical film, and the setting is a divorce court in Pennsylvania coal country. Rather than disputing the accusations, Wanda willingly hands over custody of her children before hitting the road. The journey that follows—rendered in closely observed, albeit emotionally oblique, episodes—finds Wanda adrift on the margins of working class America, a male-dominated space of latent despair and sudden, shattering brutality. The film, Loden’s first and last feature, presaged the politically charged dramas of 70s New Hollywood and has become a touchstone for present-day auteurs like the Dardenne brothers and Kelly Reichardt.(103 min)


Free with $5 suggested donation


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Open Screen
Dec
16
7:00 PM19:00

Open Screen

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

Open Screen

(Like open mic night but with movies…)

Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

Join us as we host our fifth “Open Screen” event, highlighting work by local film and video makers. The program will include a mix of short films from varying genres. All filmmakers will be in attendance to present their work. Interested in screening your work? For more information visit our website: mini-cinema.org/open-screen. Program details will be announced one week prior to the screening. Organized by Andy Marko! (80 min) 

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Mon Oncle Antoine (1971) Directed by Claude Jutra
Dec
18
7:00 PM19:00

Mon Oncle Antoine (1971) Directed by Claude Jutra

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 


Mon Oncle Antoine (1971) Directed by Claude Jutra

Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

Claude Jutra's evocative portrait of a boy's coming of age in wintry 1940s rural Quebec has been consistently cited by critics and scholars as the greatest Canadian film of all time. Delicate, naturalistic, and tinged with a striking mix of nostalgia and menace, Mon oncle Antoine follows Benoit, as he first encounters the twin terrors of sex and death, and his fellow villagers, who are living under the thumb of the local asbestos mine owner. Set during one ominous Christmas, Mon oncle Antoine is a holiday film unlike any other, and an authentically detailed illustration of childhood’s twilight. - Criterion (104 min)

Free with $5 suggested donation

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Holiday Screening - La petite marchande d’allumettes
Dec
20
7:00 PM19:00

Holiday Screening - La petite marchande d’allumettes

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

La petite marchande d’allumettes - Holiday Screening

Curated by Adam Williams

Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

Celebrate the holidays with friends at The Mini. In 1928, Jean Renoir collaborated with Jean Tedesco, managing director of the avant-garde Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier, and Charles Raleigh, an American film technician and former Biograph salesman, to produce this adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Little Match Girl. Despite meager means — friends were cast as actors, the costumes were made handmade, even the film was developed in a kitchen sink — Renoir’s film succeeds on purely imaginative zeal. Let this holiday classic be the tree topper with several Christmas-themed short films ornamenting the program. Egg nog and cookies provided. (90 min)

Free with $5 suggested donation

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Diary of Country Priest (1951) Directed by Robert Bresson
Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

Diary of Country Priest (1951) Directed by Robert Bresson

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Diary of Country Priest (1951) Directed by Robert Bresson

Presented by Walter E. Langsam

Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mini - 1329 Main St.


A new priest (Claude Laydu) arrives in the French country village of Ambricourt to attend to his first parish. The apathetic and hostile rural congregation rejects him immediately. Through his diary entries, the suffering young man relays a crisis of faith that threatens to drive him away from the village and from God. With his fourth film, Robert Bresson began to implement his stylistic philosophy as a filmmaker, stripping away all inessential elements from his compositions, the dialogue and the music, exacting a purity of image and sound. - Criterion (122 min)


Free with $5 suggested donation

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It's Not the Time of My Life (Ernelláék Farkaséknál) (2016) Directed by Szabolcs Hajdu
Dec
9
7:00 PM19:00

It's Not the Time of My Life (Ernelláék Farkaséknál) (2016) Directed by Szabolcs Hajdu

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

It's Not the Time of My Life (Ernelláék Farkaséknál) (2016) Directed by Szabolcs Hajdu

Presented by the UC Center for Film and Media Studies

Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

Renowned Hungarian filmmaker and theatre director Szabolcs Hajdu’s film offers compelling insights into contemporary Hungary and its place in Europe without leaving the confines of Hajdu’s own apartment, where the entire film was shot. Eszter, her husband, and son are paid an unexpected visit in the middle of the night. Eszter’s sister Ernella, her husband Albert and daughter Laura have returned from a failed attempt to emigrate to Scotland, where the parents worked for one year. It soon becomes clear that the two families had never really been in tune with one another. Preceded by selected shorts. Introduction by Michael Gott, University of Cincinnati. (100 min)

Free with $5 suggested donation

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Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids  - Holiday Edition
Dec
8
10:30 AM10:30

Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids - Holiday Edition

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids 

Holiday Edition

Doors 10:30 AM / Start 11:00 AM @ The Mini - 1329 Main St. 


Enjoy a selection of short films for children. The thirty-minute program includes animated films from all over the world that are either in English or without dialogue. Also enjoy free bagels from Lil’s Bagels and free coffee from Iris Book Cafe. All ages welcome! Free with $5 suggested donation. (30 min)


Free with $5 suggested donation

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Extremely Shorts
Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Extremely Shorts

Thursday, December 6th, 2018


Extremely Shorts: A Touring Survey of Aurora Picture Show's Eclectic Annual Festival

Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mini - 1329 Main St.


For over 20 years, Aurora Picture Show’s Extremely Shorts Film Festival has showcased a diverse selection of adventurous, new short films and videos of all genres – each 3 minutes or less. This unique festival has become a lively Houston tradition, providing audiences with opportunities to experience a wide-ranging cross section of new visions from local, national, and international artists. This touring program is a curated survey featuring films from the U.S., Canada, Japan, France, and Italy that have been featured in the festival over the last two decades. Including work by Bill Daniel, Roger Beebe, and Martha Colburn! (65 min)


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Free with $5 suggested donation

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Serious Games III
Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

Serious Games III

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

Serious Games III: Immersion (2009) Directed by Harun Farocki

Continuity (2016) Directed by Omer Fast

Presented by the UC Center for Film and Media Studies

Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

What are the connections between images, war, trauma, and the contemporary? Harun Farocki and Omer Fast explore this question by looking at the clinical phenomenon of PTSD as a cultural symptom ripe with political ramifications. In Serious Games III: Immersion (2009), Farocki explores the ways in which virtual reality is used to recruit and train soldiers as well as is employed to treat US soldiers suffering from PTSD. Omer Fast’s Continuity (2016) expands upon this theme by telling the story of a German soldier returning from Afghanistan. The film works with the deviations inherent to repetitions, thereby not only creating hauntingly (sur)real worlds but also attesting to the power of images and their connection to the political imagination. Introduction by Mareike Lange and Anna Senuysal, University of Cincinnati. (85 min)

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Gillian Wearing: Self Made (2010) + We Are Here (2014)
Dec
2
7:00 PM19:00

Gillian Wearing: Self Made (2010) + We Are Here (2014)

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018


Gillian Wearing: Self Made (2010) + We Are Here (2014)

Presented in partnership with the Cincinnati Art Museum

Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

“Would you like to be in a film? You can play yourself or a fictional character. Call Gillian.” An experimental documentary project that began with an open call newspaper ad, Self Made focuses on seven members of the public who explore their inner selves through a method-acting workshop.

Inspired by Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology, Wearing’s We Are Here features individuals from the artist’s native Birmingham (U.K) voicing piercing reflections on human frailty and their own lives." Gillian Wearing exposes layers of identity often kept hidden, drawing out the extent to which we perform versions of ourselves for the public sphere. This two-part film series, guest curated by Nathaniel Stein, complements the current Cincinnati Art Museum exhibition Life: Gillian Wearing. (109 min)

Free with $5 suggested donation

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Moving Pictures: Paris to New York
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Moving Pictures: Paris to New York

Thursday, November 29th, 2018


Moving Pictures: Paris to New York

Presented in partnership with the Taft Museum of Art


Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

The Taft Museum of Art and The Mini Microcinema are teaming up to provide a screening of short films created by artists working in New York and Paris around the turn of the 20th century. Curated by The Mini’s director C. Jacqueline Wood, these films will capture your imagination and provide a broader artistic context for the photographs of Eugène Atget and Berenice Abbott. Presenting work by Georges Méliès, Fernand Léger & Dudley Murphy, Alice Guy-Blaché, Helen Levitt, Janice Loeb & James Agee, Charles Sheeler & Paul Strand. (60 min)

Free with $5 suggested donation

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Gillian Wearing: Your Views (2013-2017)
Nov
27
7:00 PM19:00

Gillian Wearing: Your Views (2013-2017)

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 


Gillian Wearing: Your Views (2013-2017)

Presented in partnership with the Cincinnati Art Museum

Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mini - 1329 Main St.


Using an open submission website, Wearing invited people to upload raw videos depicting what they saw outside their windows. The result is a global, collaborative work encompassing views in 163 countries. Glimpses of life, from rural to urban, flash on the screen, each view revealed as if the curtain has been pulled back on a stage. Wearing has described her work process as “editing life.” The British conceptual artist was awarded the Turner Prize in 1997, and in 2011 was appointed O.B.E. for services to art. This two-part film series, guest curated by Nathaniel Stein, complements the current Cincinnati Art Museum exhibition Life: Gillian Wearing. The second screening in this two-part series occurs on December 2nd. (140 min)

Free with $5 suggested donation

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Emotional.Store.
Nov
25
7:00 PM19:00

Emotional.Store.

Sunday, November 25th, 2018

Emotional.Store.

Video/Performance


Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mini - 1329 Main St.


Emotional.Store presents two videos and a short performance of their collaborative video works. These three pieces collectively imagine present and future scenarios in which the attempt to solve banal problems with new technologies exposes our vulnerable disposition toward irrelevance. Emotional.Store is the collaborative duo of artists Scotty Wagner and Bailey Hikawa. They create multimedia projects that explore the newly forming collective consciousness brought about by the union of the physical with the virtual, and the onset of obsolescence. Through comedic storytelling, magical language, and technological seduction, Emotional.store projects weave audience members through a viscerally weird conversation around the interplay between systems that drive technological progress and the phenomenology of engagement in a digitally and physically hybridized world. (60 min)

Free with $5 suggested donation

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The Response Project - Just Films
Nov
20
7:00 PM19:00

The Response Project - Just Films

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

The Response Project - Something is Happening Here

Films Only


Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

The Response Project and The Mini Microcinema present an eclectic evening of short films by local and national filmmakers as part of its third major commissioning initiative, Something Is Happening Here. Something Is Happening Here asked musicians, filmmakers, poets, and artists of diverse cultural backgrounds to respond to Bob Dylan’s seminal 1965 album Highway 61 Revisited—a timeless and relatable meditation on fear, uncertainty, and social division in America. 


The Mini Microcinema will showcase 9 original short film responses by filmmakers Robert Banks, Katrina Dixon & Brian Frye, Samantha Drake, Scott Fredette, Paul Hill & April Martin, Sky Hopinka, Cameron Quevado, Andrea Torrice, and Allyson West, corresponding to Highway 61 Revisited’s 9 distinct tracks. 


https://www.theresponseproject.org/bds-filmmakers

Free with $5 suggested donation

The Response Project is made possible by the generous support of Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation and Indiegogo donors.

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The Response Project - Just Films
Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

The Response Project - Just Films

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

The Response Project - Something is Happening Here

Films Only


Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

The Response Project and The Mini Microcinema present an eclectic evening of short films by local and national filmmakers as part of its third major commissioning initiative, Something Is Happening Here. Something Is Happening Here asked musicians, filmmakers, poets, and artists of diverse cultural backgrounds to respond to Bob Dylan’s seminal 1965 album Highway 61 Revisited—a timeless and relatable meditation on fear, uncertainty, and social division in America. 


The Mini Microcinema will showcase 9 original short film responses by filmmakers Robert Banks, Katrina Dixon & Brian Frye, Samantha Drake, Scott Fredette, Paul Hill & April Martin, Sky Hopinka, Cameron Quevado, Andrea Torrice, and Allyson West, corresponding to Highway 61 Revisited’s 9 distinct tracks. 


https://www.theresponseproject.org/bds-filmmakers

Free with $5 suggested donation

The Response Project is made possible by the generous support of Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation and Indiegogo donors.

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Something is Happening Here - NIGHT TWO
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Something is Happening Here - NIGHT TWO

Thursday, November 15th, 2018 AND Friday, November 16th, 2018


The Response Project - Something is Happening Here


Films Start 7:00 PM / Music Starts 8:00 PM

@ The Woodward Theater - 1404 Main St. 


The Response Project presents the culmination of its third major commissioning initiative, Something Is Happening Here, featuring 9 new original short films and 12 music world premieres. Something Is Happening Here asked musicians, filmmakers, poets, and artists of diverse cultural backgrounds to respond to Bob Dylan’s seminal 1965 album Highway 61 Revisited — a timeless and relatable meditation on fear, uncertainty, and social division in America. 


Over the span of two evenings, pianist Brianna Matzke will perform 12 new works for solo piano by 12 composers. Running the gamut of backgrounds, experiences, and stylistic motivations, these composers will offer strikingly unique interpretations of Highway 61 Revisited’s 9 distinct tracks. Each concert will be preceded by short films, curated and co-presented by The Mini Microcinema, by 9 filmmakers also responding to the album’s descriptively evocative content. Something Is Happening Here was conceived by Brianna Matzke, artistic director of the Response Project and accomplished pianist. With this project, Matzke hopes to inspire conversation on themes of Dylan’s work and the work of commissioned artists, bringing people with conflicting viewpoints into contact with one another. 


Films by Scott Fredette, April Martin & Paul Hill, Allyson West, Robert Banks, and Cameron Quevedo will screen on November 15th.


Films by Katrina Dixon & Brian Frye, Samantha Drake, Sky Hopinka, and Andrea Torrice will screen on November 16th.

Please visit https://www.woodwardtheater.com/shows/response-project to buy tickets! 

The Response Project is made possible by the generous support of Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation and Indiegogo donors.


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Something is Happening Here - NIGHT ONE
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Something is Happening Here - NIGHT ONE

Thursday, November 15th, 2018 AND Friday, November 16th, 2018


The Response Project - Something is Happening Here


Films Start 7:00 PM / Music Starts 8:00 PM

@ The Woodward Theater - 1404 Main St. 


The Response Project presents the culmination of its third major commissioning initiative, Something Is Happening Here, featuring 9 new original short films and 12 music world premieres. Something Is Happening Here asked musicians, filmmakers, poets, and artists of diverse cultural backgrounds to respond to Bob Dylan’s seminal 1965 album Highway 61 Revisited — a timeless and relatable meditation on fear, uncertainty, and social division in America. 


Over the span of two evenings, pianist Brianna Matzke will perform 12 new works for solo piano by 12 composers. Running the gamut of backgrounds, experiences, and stylistic motivations, these composers will offer strikingly unique interpretations of Highway 61 Revisited’s 9 distinct tracks. Each concert will be preceded by short films, curated and co-presented by The Mini Microcinema, by 9 filmmakers also responding to the album’s descriptively evocative content. Something Is Happening Here was conceived by Brianna Matzke, artistic director of the Response Project and accomplished pianist. With this project, Matzke hopes to inspire conversation on themes of Dylan’s work and the work of commissioned artists, bringing people with conflicting viewpoints into contact with one another. 


Films by Scott Fredette, April Martin & Paul Hill, Allyson West, Robert Banks, and Cameron Quevedo will screen on November 15th.


Films by Katrina Dixon & Brian Frye, Samantha Drake, Sky Hopinka, and Andrea Torrice will screen on November 16th.

Please visit https://www.woodwardtheater.com/shows/response-project to buy tickets! 

The Response Project is made possible by the generous support of Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation and Indiegogo donors.

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The Feast of Man
Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

The Feast of Man

Sunday, November 11th, 2018


A Feast of Man (2017) Directed by Caroline Golum

Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mini - 1329 Main St.


When a wealthy New York playboy dies unexpectedly, his five closest friends are summoned to his country home for a viewing of his video will. Each one will become a millionaire overnight, if they can unanimously agree to consume his dead body. Caroline Golum is a filmmaker and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. When she is not working for the Man, she is usually at, writing about, or trying to make a movie. (82 min)


Free with $5 suggested donation

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Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids
Nov
10
10:30 AM10:30

Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids

  

Saturday, November 10th, 2018


Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids

Doors 10:30 AM / Start 11:00 AM @ The Mini - 1329 Main St. 


Enjoy a selection of short films for children. The thirty-minute program includes animated films from all over the world that are either in English or without dialogue. Arrive early to enjoy free bagels from Lil’s Bagels and free coffee from Iris BookCafe. Fun for all ages! (30 min)

Free with $5 suggested donation

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The Candidate
Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

The Candidate

Sunday, November 4th, 2018 


The Candidate (1972) Directed by Michael Ritchie


Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mini - 1329 Main St.


Arguably the greatest political picture in American history (though 1957’s A Face in the Crowd and 1976’s All the President’s Men might well jostle for the gold). It tells the story of an idealistic young lawyer and son of a former governor, Bill McKay (Robert Redford), who agrees to run for the U.S. Senate, on the condition that he can maintain his liberal beliefs and will never have to censor what he says. Inevitably, as he becomes more polished, he becomes less true to himself. - The Hollywood Reporter (110 min)


Free with $5 suggested donation  

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Ephemeral Composed by dream tiger - THREE PERFORMANCES
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

Ephemeral Composed by dream tiger - THREE PERFORMANCES

 Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Ephemeral

Composed by dream tiger

 

First Performance: Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM

Second Performance: Doors 9:00 PM / Start 9:30 PM

Third Performance: Doors 10:15 PM / Start 10:45 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

By request of artist... please dress in monochrome....blues, blue greens, greens...

Liz Wolf (dream tiger) premieres Ephemeral, a new musical composition in the theme of sound perception. A multi-sensory experience to be performed live in 3 movements, with accompanying archival films collaged together and shown in tandem with the performance. The musicians, who will be staggered around the room, may play fragments of the composition in sequence, simultaneously or in contrast thus creating interesting acoustic effects for the audience. (60 min)

 

Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

 

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FotoFocus at "The Mini: Cinema and Archive" is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit
www.FotoFocusBiennial.org


 

Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

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Everybody Street (2013) Directed by Cheryl Dunn
Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

Everybody Street (2013) Directed by Cheryl Dunn

 Sunday, October 28th, 2018

 

Everybody Street (2013)

Directed by Cheryl Dunn

 

Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

Everybody Street illuminates the lives and work of New York’s iconic street photographers and the incomparable city that has inspired them for decades. The documentary pays tribute to the spirit of street photography through a cinematic exploration of New York City, and captures the visceral rush, singular perseverance and at times immediate danger customary to these artists. The film follows such iconic photographers as Martha Cooper, Jill Freedman, Mary Ellen Mark, Jamel Shabazz, Ricky Powell and Boogie. (84 min)

 

Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

 

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FotoFocus at "The Mini: Cinema and Archive" is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit
www.FotoFocusBiennial.org


 

Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

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The Atomic Café (1982) Directed by Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty & Pierce Rafferty
Oct
28
3:30 PM15:30

The Atomic Café (1982) Directed by Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty & Pierce Rafferty

 Sunday, October 28th, 2018

 

The Atomic Café (1982)

Directed by Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty & Pierce Rafferty

 

Presented by the UC Center for Film and Media Studies

 

Doors 3:30 PM / Start 4:00 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

The Atomic Café takes viewers on a darkly comic tour of the American psyche during the first fifteen years of the nuclear age. With the benefit of a quarter-century of hindsight, the film artfully juxtaposes various audio and visual primary sources from the 1940’s and 1950’s, such as news reports, military training films, and commercials. This documentary vividly demonstrates the power of archives by using them to expose the US government’s attempts to downplay the horrors of atomic warfare. Moreover, it indicts a public all too eager to believe that World War III would be just a minor inconvenience in the Eisenhower Era’s consumerist idyll. Part of UC Film series Archives in Motion: Film Documents. (88 min)

 

Introduction by Matthew Bauman, PhD Candidate, Dept. of German Studies, University of Cincinnati

 

Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

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FotoFocus at "The Mini: Cinema and Archive" is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit
www.FotoFocusBiennial.org


 

Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

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Freedom Over Fear: Susan Stein’s Feminist Avant-Garde Cinema Curated by Mónica Savirón
Oct
27
3:30 PM15:30

Freedom Over Fear: Susan Stein’s Feminist Avant-Garde Cinema Curated by Mónica Savirón

Saturday, October 27th, 2018 

 

Freedom Over Fear: Susan Stein’s Feminist Avant-Garde Cinema

Curated by Mónica Savirón 

 

Presented by the UC Center for Film and Media Studies

 

Doors 3:30 PM / Start 4:00 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

At age 17, artist Susan Stein was the workshop coordinator at the London Filmmakers’ Co-operative. In 1979, with Lis Rhodes, Felicity Sparrow, Annabel Nicolson, Tina Keane, Mary-Pat Leece, and Joana Davis, she cofounded Circles, the first feminist distribution network for film, video, and performance. Her 16mm films are driven by a female voice, her own, that speaks up against forced, abusive, fear-based structures. In her work, she examines language in the context of the femme-led writings and political movements of the time, and in contrast with the grainy imagery of her sensitive cinematography. With a precise layering of reworked sequences containing photo collages, newspaper cutouts, poetry, essays, and personal and archival footage, Stein reflects on concepts of female incarceration, invisibility, servitude, and silence. After 30 years working for BBC News as a camerawoman, Stein is coming full-circle with a new film in preparation. This is the first time that her work is shown in the United States. Freedom over Fear is the first retrospective of her avant-garde films. Curated and presented by Mónica Savirón, in attendance! (76 min) 

PROGRAM:


She Said, by Susan Stein

1982, UK, 16mm transferred to video, b/w, sound, 27 minutes

“This film is a collage of collected words and references to the seen and unseen work of women, while also developing a rhythm of falling images, which escape out of the cinematic frame. It reverses the light of the film G, moving to a dark and sometimes dense and indistinct landscape. ‘But, am I allowed to, do you think?’, she asks..., and we travel through a mesh of thoughts and references”—Susan Stein.


Between Lines, by Susan Stein

1978, UK, 16mm transferred to video, color, sound, 4 minutes

“The domestic interior is a sort of imprisonment where the she looks out. Venetian blinds make strong, colorful shadows of themselves, while being manipulated. The sound is harsh and aggressive. Both metal and material take on a different aspect and transform into abstraction”—Susan Stein.


G, by Susan Stein

1979, UK, 16mm transferred to video, b/w, sound, 6 minutes

“This came from many readings of women writers and it is a look at how we write, how we think about writing, and the difficulties encountered with language. A loud and incessant clock ticks noisily and is slightly speeded up, while they keys of a typewriter are hit decisively. This is contrasted with my voice speaking through the English alphabet and attaching words to each letter. The film also uses a pulse of fades to clear celluloid of differing lengths (from 24 frames to 120 frames), giving the film a feeling of disappearance, while the clear aspects light-up the audience's faces”—Susan Stein.


Journey, by Susan Stein

1976, UK, 16mm transferred to video, b/w with vegetable dye, sound, 4 minutes

“This was my first piecing together after seeing some Kenneth Anger short films and joining the London Filmmaker's Co-operative. The style of repetition of short sequences, determined in part by the soundtrack, was also an exploration of celluloid itself, learning about the medium of film. There is a sort of youthful love element, romantically detached players, never meeting but desiring”—Susan Stein.


Returning, by Susan Stein

1980, UK, 16mm transferred to video, b/w and color, sound, 7 minutes

“The location for Returning was London, as with most of my work, and Derbyshire. There is the sense of the domestic interior as a kind of entrapment as well as a known history. It refers to waiting and expectation, both of the surety of a return and a sort of safety, but also the threat of intrusion. The Cromford interior reflects a mixture of nostalgia and loss of not being able to return to a specific past. Repetition of images and words connect in and out of each other”—Susan Stein. 


Tracks, by Susan Stein

1989, UK, 16mm transferred to video, Color, sound, 28 minutes

“The film is photographic, animated, live-action in parts and has a teacher-mother theme connecting areas of pre-feminism, early contraception, later feminist writings, and class/poverty, particularly in relation to women. It is part a reworking and rewording of individual experiences, and also a reflection of personal and public imagery, re-made and manipulated, layered and textured, while taking a critical look at certain feminist theories”—Susan Stein.

Special thanks to Cinenova, Charlotte Procter, María Palacios Cruz, Maud Jacquin, C. Jacqueline Wood, Michael Gott, and Susan Stein.

Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

 

The Mini - Susan Stein - Between Lines - Courtesy of Susan Stein.jpg

FotoFocus at The Mini: Cinema and Archive is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit
www.FotoFocusBiennial.org


 

Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

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Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids Stop Motion Focus (Teens)
Oct
27
10:30 AM10:30

Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids Stop Motion Focus (Teens)

 Saturday, October 27th, 2018

 

Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids

Stop Motion Focus (Teens)

 

Doors 10:30 AM / Start 11:00 AM

@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

The Mini Microcinema presents a selection of short animated films for teens. Our special FotoFocus edition of Lil’s aims to teach about the principles of photography and filmmaking by focusing on stop motion animation. The 60-minute program includes work from Sweden, Luxembourg, and Germany. Our “Teens” edition of Lil’s is appropriate for ages 12 and up. Arrive early to enjoy free Lil’s Bagels and coffee from Iris Book Cafe. Presenting work by Nicki Lindroth, Joan C. Gratz, Kirsten Lepore, Carlo Vogele, and Alejandra Tomei & Alberto Couceiro. (60 min)

Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

THe BUrden Niki Lindroth.jpg

FotoFocus at "The Mini: Cinema and Archive" is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit
www.FotoFocusBiennial.org


 

Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

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ACCENTS: Avant-Garde and Artists’ Cinema from Latin America Curated by Mónica Savirón
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

ACCENTS: Avant-Garde and Artists’ Cinema from Latin America Curated by Mónica Savirón

 Thursday, October 25th, 2018

 

ACCENTS: Avant-Garde and Artists’ Cinema from Latin America

Curated by Mónica Savirón 

 

Presented by the UC Center for Film and Media Studies

 

Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

Filmmaker Mónica Savirón shares a selection of works by artists who have raised unique and distinctive voices in Latin America’s avant-garde cinema. From influential feminist film pioneer Narcisa Hirsch to the contemporary celluloid-based portraits of Azucena Losana, ACCENTS provides a kaleidoscopic, intersectional, and multi-lingual approach to cinema. Just as in the work of poet and activist Victoria Santa Cruz, also included in the program, these films connect to ideas of racial and gender equality, memory, and people’s revolution. Screening super-8mm and 16mm films on video, from 1975 to 2018. Presenting work by Valentina Alvarado, Annalisa D. Quagliata, Narcisa Hirsch, Victoria Santa Cruz, Paz Encina, Azucena Losana, Adriana Vila Guevara, and Mónica Savirón.  (55 min) Mónica Savirón in attendance!

Program:

 Trópico Desvaído, by Valentina Alvarado

2016, Venezuela, Super-8mm transferred to video, color, sound, 6 minutes

“Starting from a series of thoughts on the territory, while defining or blurring the borders and terms like traveling and return, I started to film postcards, flashes and/ or blinks of metaphors. These are associations or links that I have with my place of origin, exploring the phenomenon of moving from one place to another, the itinerancies, the hybridization of artistic languages or geographical spaces. The images, filmed in Venezuela and Spain, belong to a brief essay of these round trips where I search for a tension built on the idea of being native and foreign; of living in one place and simultaneously identifying with a different cultural background. I built a topography of the memory where family space, the longing for the homeland, and the reconstruction of new geographies are involved. The result is a personal geography of utopias and affections.” – Valentina Alvarado.

 

A nuestro tiempo, by Annalisa D. Quagliata

2018, Mexico, 16mm transferred to video, b/w, sound, 5 minutes

Closer to Our Time is a found footage film that utilizes images from the documentary El Grito (The Scream, Leobardo López Arretche, 1968). The student movement of 1968 in Mexico ended with a State crime that has gone unpunished until this day. The degraded images of the film refer to the old wounds that are still open—the past defining and reaffirming the increasing violence and impunity in the country.” – Annalisa D. Quagliata.

 

Patagonia, by Narcisa Hirsch

1976, Argentina, Super-8mm transferred to video, color, sound, 10 minutes

“Through an amber filter, the camera’s lens approaches the pampas, grasslands, and the faces of natives from the southern end of South America. Photo transparencies and the only soundtrack of the strong, free winds from the area, fading in and out, speak to the stories and mysteries of the region.” – Narcisa Hirsch.

 

Me gritaron negra, by Victoria Santa Cruz

1978, Peru, 16mm transferred to video, b/w, sound, 3 minutes

Part of the touring museum exhibition, “Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985”, They Shouted Black at Me documents Santa Cruz’s performance in the recording Victoria—Black and Woman, by theater director Torgeir Wethal. Santa Cruz recites a memory of her girlhood experience of racial discrimination, and the empowerment that came from embracing her blackness. Shouting and repeating confrontational words in Spanish to the rhythm of drums and of her clapping hands, Santa Cruz transcends the imposed devaluation of Afro-Latinos, and transforms situations of oppression into power.

 

Supe que estabas triste, by Paz Encina

2000, Paraguay, 16mm transferred to video, color, sound, 5 minutes

A rich, multi-layered track of sounds from the exterior world at night comfort the memories in the character’s mind; the subtitles of the film, I Knew You Were Sad, are a dialogue that comes from the past to fill the absences of the present. In the center of the frame, the glass that covers the portrait of an unidentified man and a child mirrors the outside’s moving lights and the summer storm.

 

SP, by Azucena Losana

2015, Brazil/Argentina, Super-8mm transferred to video, b/w, sound, 3 minutes

“São Paulo is the biggest, most populated, and dizziest city in South America. Cariocas and Paolistas, always in a hurry between point A and B, look like tropical birds and frenetic ants in the city’s great distances. This film is a busy journey through a beautiful Brazilian beast that cannot help but continuing moving at the rhythm of irregular beats.” – Azucena Losana.

 

El Aleph, by Narcisa Hirsch

2005, Argentina, 16mm transferred to video, color, sound, 1 minute

Hirsch reads fragments from Borges’s work, her voice fading into silence before the sentences end. “I saw the populous sea, saw dawn and dusk, saw the multitudes of the Americas, saw a silvery spider-web at the center of a black pyramid, saw a broken labyrinth (it was London), saw endless eyes, all very close, studying themselves in me as though in a mirror, saw all the mirrors on the planet (and none of them reflecting me), saw in a rear courtyard on Calle Soler the same tiles I'd seen twenty years before in the entryway of a house in Fray Bentos, saw clusters of grapes, snow, tobacco, veins of metal, water vapor, saw convex equatorial deserts and their every grain of sand, saw a woman in Inverness whom I shall never forget, saw her violent hair, her haughty body, saw a cancer in her breast, saw a circle of dry soil within a sidewalk where there had once been a tree, […] saw simultaneous night and day, […] saw the oblique shadows of ferns on the floor of a greenhouse, saw tigers, pistons, bisons, tides, and armies, saw all the ants on earth, saw a Persian astrolabe, saw in a desk drawer (and the handwriting made me tremble) obscene, incredible, detailed letters that Beatriz had sent Carlos Argentino, […] saw the circulation of my dark blood, saw the coils and springs of love and the alterations of death, saw the Aleph from everywhere at once, […] saw my face and my viscera, saw your face, and I felt dizzy, and I wept, because my eyes had seen that secret, hypothetical object whose name has been usurped by men but which no man has ever truly looked upon: the inconceivable universe.“ – from Jorge Luis Borges’s El Aleph, 1945.

 

Colibrí, by Azucena Losana

2013, Argentina, 8mm transferred to video, color, sound, 7 minutes

For this film, Losana performs live audio equalization. The artist altered the levels of sound to emulate the flutter of a hummingbird from a found, silent film. The sound is provoked by contact microphones attached to the projector running the film at a speed of 5 frames-per-second to show the degradation of the celluloid in detail.

 

Visión Intertropical, by Adriana Vila Guevara

2018, Venezuela/Spain, 16mm transferred to video, color, sound, 4 minutes

“Contrary to the standardization of a single hegemonic point of view, the center in the tropics is not the whole, but the starting point of a powerful range of visions. Inspired by Olafur Eliasson’s optical device, Viewing Machine (2003), Intertropical Vision is a trip into the core of Brazilian rainforest’s multiple, indomitable condition.” – Adriana Vila Guevara.

 

Addendum:

 

Copia Cero, by Mónica Savirón

2016, Spain / USA, 16mm transferred to video, color, sound, 5 minutes

Answer Print is made with deteriorated 16mm color stock, and it is meant to disappear over time. Neither hue nor sound has been manipulated in its analog reassembling. The soundtrack combines audio generated by silent double perforated celluloid, the optical tracks from sound films, and the tones produced by each of the filmmaker’s cuts when read by the projector. The shots are based on a 26-frame length: the distance in 16mm films with optical tracks between an image and its sound.

 

Lengua Rota, by Mónica Savirón

2013, Spain / USA, 16mm transferred to video, color, sound, 3 minutes

Broken Tongue is an ode to the freedom of movement, association, and expression. It pays homage to the diaspora of the different waves of migration, and challenges the way we represent our narratives. It is a search for a renewed consciousness, for reinvention, a “what if”, the formal equivalent of asking a question expressed with a broken tongue—or not so broken after all. Mainly made with images from the January 1st issues of The New York Times since its beginning in 1851 to 2013, Broken Tongue is a heartfelt tribute to avant-garde sound performer Tracie Morris and to her poem Afrika.

 

Approximate running time: 55 minutes.

 With many thanks to Daniela Muttis, Jacqueline Wood, Andrés Denegri, Michael Gott, OTA – Odin Teatret Archives, University of Cincinnati, The Mini, and all the participating artists.

 

 

Also Screening:

Friday, October 26th, 2018 (12:00 PM) @ the University of Cincinnati - Old Chemistry Building (Room  701) (2855 Campus Way, Cincinnati OH 45221). 

Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

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FotoFocus at The Mini: Cinema and Archive is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit
www.FotoFocusBiennial.org


 

Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

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Still Processing: Photography and the Moving Image Curated by C. Jacqueline Wood
Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

Still Processing: Photography and the Moving Image Curated by C. Jacqueline Wood

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

 

Still Processing: Photography and the Moving Image

Curated by C. Jacqueline Wood

 

Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

Oftentimes, experimental film and media makers use photographic archives as both objects (and subjects) in their work. The printed, tangible photograph, is not only a referential visual device, with the ability to call on a historical moment passed, but calls on the viewer to consider the similarities and differences between the mediums themselves. Still Processing: Photography and the Moving Image is a program of short films that explores the use of the photograph in various ways: as a visual source, storytelling device, or aesthetic strategy. Presenting work by Stephanie Barber,  Harun Farocki, Siegfried A. Fruhauf, Ariana Gerstein, Karø Goldt, and Shelly Silver. (60 min)

Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

An Image  - Harun Farocki.jpg

 

FotoFocus at "The Mini: Cinema and Archive" is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit
www.FotoFocusBiennial.org


Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

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Still Processing: Photography and the Moving Image Curated by C. Jacqueline Wood
Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

Still Processing: Photography and the Moving Image Curated by C. Jacqueline Wood

 Sunday, October 21st, 2018

 

Still Processing: Photography and the Moving Image

Curated by C. Jacqueline Wood

 

Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

Oftentimes, experimental film and media makers use photographic archives as both objects (and subjects) in their work. The printed, tangible photograph, is not only a referential visual device, with the ability to call on a historical moment passed, but calls on the viewer to consider the similarities and differences between the mediums themselves. Still Processing: Photography and the Moving Image is a program of short films that explores the use of the photograph in various ways: as a visual source, storytelling device, or aesthetic strategy. Presenting work by Stephanie Barber,  Harun Farocki, Siegfried A. Fruhauf, Ariana Gerstein, Karø Goldt, and Shelly Silver. (60 min)

 

Also Screening: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 (7:30 PM) - Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

An Image  - Harun Farocki.jpg

FotoFocus at "The Mini: Cinema and Archive" is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit
www.FotoFocusBiennial.org


 

Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

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The Green Fog (2017) Directed by Guy Maddin
Oct
21
3:30 PM15:30

The Green Fog (2017) Directed by Guy Maddin

 Sunday, October 21st, 2018

 

The Green Fog (2017)

Directed by Guy Maddin

 

Presented by the UC Center for Film and Media Studies

 

Doors 3:30 PM / Start 4:00 PM @ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

Using footage showcasing San Francisco, The Green Fog is a filmic tribute to the Bay Area in the form of a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo. It revisits the close relationship between the city and Hitchcock’s movie through a montage of studio classics, 1950s noir, documentary and experimental films, and 1970s prime-time television. The only original content is the eponymous fog that Maddin has integrated into some of the scenes. Together with a score performed by the Kronos Quartet, the fog adds to the alienating effect of the montage, allowing viewers to engage with the various filmic archives and their mutual associations. Part of the UC Film series Archives in Motion: Film Documents. (63 min)

 

Introduction by Dr. Todd Herzog, Department of German Studies/ Film and Media Studies, University of Cincinnati - Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

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FotoFocus at "The Mini: Cinema and Archive" is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit
www.FotoFocusBiennial.org


Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

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Through the Lens of Time (2018) Directed by Ann Segal
Oct
20
3:30 PM15:30

Through the Lens of Time (2018) Directed by Ann Segal

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

 

Through the Lens of Time (2018)

Directed by Ann Segal

 

Reception 3:30 PM / Start 4:30 PM @ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

Through the Lens of Time is the third in a series of video documentaries Ann Segal has produced since 2014 for Fotofocus that delve into the minds of well known Cincinnati image makers. The trilogy began in 2014 with Conversations With Photographers, and was followed by Conversations With Photographers/From Bauhaus to Our House (2016-2018). In Through the Lens of Time Segal shares the experiences and influences that led Segal to pursue a lifelong career in photography interspersed with many images she has created over the years.  “My role as a photographer is to re-imagine stories from the collective memory so that people who see my images might reconnect with their own interior landscapes, memories and yearnings.” (20 min)

 

Ann Segal has been a photographer for over forty years. After graduating from Walnut Hills High School in 1966, she attended the University of Wisconsin  and Boston University, majored in the history of art and received a B.A. in Fine Arts in 1970. She managed Cafe DeWitt in Ithaca, NY for several years before moving to the West Coast, studying photography at the Santa Barbara Art Institute while living on a 25 ft Danish sloop. She settled in the SF Bay Area for fifteen years, exhibited her work at Artisans Gallery in Mill Valley, and served on the Art Commission there. In 1993 she returned to Cincinnati, continuing and expanding her commercial photography work until 2006. Since then she has been exhibiting regularly. For Fotofocus 2014 she produced a video called Conversations with Photographers, interviewing six Cincinnati photographers about their life, work and process. The next video in that series, an interview with Anita Douthat and Cal Kowal, premiered in October at Xavier University’s AB Cohen Gallery during Fotofocus 2016. Ann Segal’s work is informed by her life, a decades long practice of yoga and tai chi, a deep connection to the natural world, and a curiosity about the creative process. She currently lives in Clermont County with her husband Jerry Malsh. Ann Segal in attendance!

 

Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

Ann Segal-FotoFocus 2018-05.jpg

FotoFocus at The Mini: Cinema and Archive is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit www.FotoFocusBiennial.org

 

Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

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Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids Stop Motion Focus (Tweens)
Oct
20
10:30 AM10:30

Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids Stop Motion Focus (Tweens)

Saturday, October 20th, 2018 

 

Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids

Stop Motion Focus (Tweens)

 

Doors 10:30 AM / Start 11:00 AM

@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

 

The Mini Microcinema presents a selection of short animated films for children. Our special FotoFocus edition of Lil’s aims to teach tweens about the principles of photography and filmmaking by focusing on stop motion animation. The 45-minute program includes work from the UK, Hungary, and Latvia. Our “Tweens” edition of Lil’s is appropriate for ages 8 and up. Arrive early to enjoy free Lil’s Bagels and coffee from Iris Book Cafe. Presenting work by Paul Bush, Rhiannon Evans, Péter Vácz, and Evalds Lacis. (45 min) 

Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

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FotoFocus at "The Mini: Cinema and Archive" is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit
www.FotoFocusBiennial.org


 

Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

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24 Frames (2017) Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

24 Frames (2017) Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

 

24 Frames (2017)

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

 

Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

For what would prove to be his final film, Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami gave himself a challenge: to create a dialogue between his work as a filmmaker and his work as a photographer, bridging the two art forms to which he had dedicated his life. Setting out to reconstruct the moments immediately before and after a photograph is taken, Kiarostami selected twenty-four still images—most of them stark landscapes inhabited only by foraging birds and other wildlife—and digitally animated them into subtly evolving four-and-a-half-minute vignettes, creating a series of poignant studies in movement, perception, and time. A sustained meditation on the process of image making, 24 Frames is a graceful and elegiac farewell from one of the giants of world cinema. (114 min)

 

Introduction by Dr. Elisabeth Hodges, Associate Professor of French at Miami University and Interim Director of the Miami University Humanities Center - Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

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FotoFocus at "The Mini: Cinema and Archive" is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit
www.FotoFocusBiennial.org


 

Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

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24 Frames (2017) Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

24 Frames (2017) Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 

 

24 Frames (2017)

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

 

Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

For what would prove to be his final film, Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami gave himself a challenge: to create a dialogue between his work as a filmmaker and his work as a photographer, bridging the two art forms to which he had dedicated his life. Setting out to reconstruct the moments immediately before and after a photograph is taken, Kiarostami selected twenty-four still images—most of them stark landscapes inhabited only by foraging birds and other wildlife—and digitally animated them into subtly evolving four-and-a-half-minute vignettes, creating a series of poignant studies in movement, perception, and time. A sustained meditation on the process of image making, 24 Frames is a graceful and elegiac farewell from one of the giants of world cinema. (114 min)

 

Introduction by Dr. Elisabeth Hodges, Associate Professor of French at Miami University and Interim Director of the Miami University Humanities Center

 

Also Screening:

Thursday, October 18th, 2018 (7:30 PM) - Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

24Frames_004_Kiarostami.jpg
24Frames_002_Kiarostami.jpg

FotoFocus at "The Mini: Cinema and Archive" is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit
www.FotoFocusBiennial.org


 

Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

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Through the Lens of Time (2018) Directed by Ann Segal
Oct
14
7:00 PM19:00

Through the Lens of Time (2018) Directed by Ann Segal

 Sunday, October 14th, 2018

 

Through the Lens of Time (2018)

Directed by Ann Segal

 

Reception 7:00 PM / Start 8:00 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

Through the Lens of Time is the third in a series of video documentaries Ann Segal has produced since 2014 for Fotofocus that delve into the minds of well known Cincinnati image makers. The trilogy began in 2014 with Conversations With Photographers, and was followed by Conversations With Photographers/From Bauhaus to Our House (2016-2018). In Through the Lens of Time Segal shares the experiences and influences that led Segal to pursue a lifelong career in photography interspersed with many images she has created over the years.  “My role as a photographer is to re-imagine stories from the collective memory so that people who see my images might reconnect with their own interior landscapes, memories and yearnings.” (20 min)

 

Ann Segal has been a photographer for over forty years. After graduating from Walnut Hills High School in 1966, she attended the University of Wisconsin  and Boston University, majored in the history of art and received a B.A. in Fine Arts in 1970. She managed Cafe DeWitt in Ithaca, NY for several years before moving to the West Coast, studying photography at the Santa Barbara Art Institute while living on a 25 ft Danish sloop. She settled in the SF Bay Area for fifteen years, exhibited her work at Artisans Gallery in Mill Valley, and served on the Art Commission there. In 1993 she returned to Cincinnati, continuing and expanding her commercial photography work until 2006. Since then she has been exhibiting regularly. For Fotofocus 2014 she produced a video called Conversations with Photographers, interviewing six Cincinnati photographers about their life, work and process. The next video in that series, an interview with Anita Douthat and Cal Kowal, premiered in October at Xavier University’s AB Cohen Gallery during Fotofocus 2016. Ann Segal’s work is informed by her life, a decades long practice of yoga and tai chi, a deep connection to the natural world, and a curiosity about the creative process. She currently lives in Clermont County with her husband Jerry Malsh. Ann Segal in attendance!

 

Also Screening: Saturday, October 20th, 2018 (4:30 PM) - Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

Ann Segal-FotoFocus 2018-05.jpg

FotoFocus at The Mini: Cinema and Archive is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit www.FotoFocusBiennial.org

 

Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

 

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