The Fits (2015) - SCREENING #3
Apr
30
7:00 pm19:00

The Fits (2015) - SCREENING #3

  • The Mini Microcinema

Sunday, April 30th, 2017
Doors at 7:00... Screening at 7:30
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT SUNDAY, THERE ARE SCREENINGS TUESDAY April 25th AND THURSDAY April 27th!

Directed By: Anna Rose Holmer

Tomboy Toni lands a spot on the Lionesses Dance Team, but when members of the group begin to experience a series of mysterious spasms -- "the fits" -- she fears how far she must go to fit in.

2015 / USA / RT: 72 minutes / Unrated

Sponsored By: The Center for Film & Media Studies at The University of Cincinnati

Sixty Six (2002-2017) Lewis Klahr
May
4
7:00 pm19:00

Sixty Six (2002-2017) Lewis Klahr

  • The Mini Microcinema

Thursday, May 4th, 2017
Doors at 7:00... Screening at 7:30
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

Twelve Chapters Through Pop Landscapes of 1966 Los Angeles

"An anthology film in 12 chapters, Lewis Klahr’s animated mosaic Sixty Six is both greater than the sum of its parts and grander than the scope of its one-dimensional decoupage. Any attempt to describe the film leads to a maze of contradictions. Largely a work of stop-motion collage (a term the filmmaker favours to distinguish his practice from traditional animation), it is at once Klahr’s latest feature and a compendium compiled from years of short-form experimentation. Beginning in 2013 as the attempted reimagining of an unreleased 16mm film, the project soon expanded to encompass a multitude of digital miniatures ranging from three to 20-plus minutes in length. Combining outré visual sources––comic books, newsprint ads, pulp literature, and all manner of Pop-Art ephemera––with classical music cues and allusions to Greek mythology, this composite feature is the strangest of hybrids: a personal work of universal provenance."

- CinemaScope

More info about the film:

http://cinema-scope.com/cinema-scope-magazine/era-extrana-lewis-klahr-sixty-six/

https://www.filmcomment.com/article/lewis-klahr-sixty-six/

FROM CalArts Website: "Called "the reigning proponent of cut and paste" by J. Hoberman of the Village Voice, master collagist Lewis Klahr has been making films since 1977. He is known for his uniquely idiosyncratic collage films which have screened extensively in the United States, Europe and Asia—in venues such as New York's Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Biennial, the New York Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, the Hong Kong International Film Festival, the London Film Festival, the LA County Museum of Art, the Tate Modern and REDCAT. In May of 2010, The Wexner Center for the Arts presented a five program retrospective of Klahr's films. In March of 2013 the Museum of the Moving Image presented a retrospective weekend of Klahr's digital work since 2008. His film Wednesday Morning Two A.M. was awarded a Tiger Award for Best Short Film at the 2010 International Film Festival at Rotterdam. In Film Comment magazine’s poll of the top 50 experimental filmmakers from 2000 to 2010, Klahr was ranked fourth. His epic cutout animation The Pharaoh’s Belt received a special citation for experimental work from the National Society of Film Critics in 1994. Klahr's feature length film The Pettifogger was selected as one of the best films of 2012 by Artforum Magazine. He has also received commissions from European arts organizations such as the Gronnegard Theater in Copenhagen, Denmark (Lulu) and the Rotterdam International Film Festival (Two Minutes to Zero). His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and is a recent addition to the Coleccion Inelcom. Klahr was The Wexner Center for the Arts 2010 Media Arts Residency Award Winner,the 2013 Brakhage Vision Award winner, a 1992 Guggenheim Fellow and has also received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the NY State Council of the Arts, the City of Los Angeles, The Jerome Foundation and Creative Capital."

FROM CalArts Website:

"Called "the reigning proponent of cut and paste" by J. Hoberman of the Village Voice, master collagist Lewis Klahr has been making films since 1977. He is known for his uniquely idiosyncratic collage films which have screened extensively in the United States, Europe and Asia—in venues such as New York's Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Biennial, the New York Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, the Hong Kong International Film Festival, the London Film Festival, the LA County Museum of Art, the Tate Modern and REDCAT. In May of 2010, The Wexner Center for the Arts presented a five program retrospective of Klahr's films. In March of 2013 the Museum of the Moving Image presented a retrospective weekend of Klahr's digital work since 2008. His film Wednesday Morning Two A.M. was awarded a Tiger Award for Best Short Film at the 2010 International Film Festival at Rotterdam. In Film Comment magazine’s poll of the top 50 experimental filmmakers from 2000 to 2010, Klahr was ranked fourth. His epic cutout animation The Pharaoh’s Belt received a special citation for experimental work from the National Society of Film Critics in 1994. Klahr's feature length film The Pettifogger was selected as one of the best films of 2012 by Artforum Magazine. He has also received commissions from European arts organizations such as the Gronnegard Theater in Copenhagen, Denmark (Lulu) and the Rotterdam International Film Festival (Two Minutes to Zero). His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and is a recent addition to the Coleccion Inelcom.

Klahr was The Wexner Center for the Arts 2010 Media Arts Residency Award Winner,the 2013 Brakhage Vision Award winner, a 1992 Guggenheim Fellow and has also received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the NY State Council of the Arts, the City of Los Angeles, The Jerome Foundation and Creative Capital."

Lils + Lil’s - Screening for KIDS + Bagel Brunch
May
6
10:30 am10:30

Lils + Lil’s - Screening for KIDS + Bagel Brunch

  • The Mini Microcinema

Saturday, May 6th, 2017
Doors at 10:30 AM ... Screening at 11:00 AM
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

Lils + Lil’s Screening + FREE Bagel Brunch (10:30am)

Screening for kids 3 and up!
All films either in English or without dialogue.

The Cinema of Things: Following Objects
May
11
7:00 pm19:00

The Cinema of Things: Following Objects

  • The Mini Microcinema

Thursday, May 11th, 2017
Doors at 7:00... Screening at 7:30
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

The Cinema of Things: Following Objects
Curated by Annie Dell’Aria,
PhD, Assistant Professor of Art History,
Miami University

Despite film’s traditional reliance on human performance and dialogue, close-ups of objects have driven narratives and informed cinematic texts since the early days of film. In this selection of recent avant-garde moving image works, artists imagine a cinema that exclusively follows things, shifting focus away from the human experience and towards objects and their networks. Fischli and Weiss turn their studio into a violent and destructive Rube Goldberg machine. Warren Cockerham employs a first-object point of view by covertly placing a camera inside a box of sheets as it makes its way through a Walmart Distribution Center. Allison Cekala’s “biography of a material,” documents the processing and transportation of Boston’s road salt. Lastly, Turner Prize-winning artist Helen Marten’s high-definition digital images mimic the glossy surfaces and textures of real objects, but she juxtaposes them in strange and surprising ways, making poetic and surreal connections not possible in the physical world. Together these cinematic texts explore the causal, economic, and poetic lives of things.

Works in series:

Peter Fischli and David Weiss, The Way Things Go, 1987, 30 mins.

Warren Cockerham, Between the Sheets, 2009, 6 mins.

Allison Cekala, Fundir, 2015, 22 mins.

Helen Marten, Orchids…Or, a Hemispherical Bottom, 2013, 19 mins.

Program will include an introduction by Annie Dell’Aria and post-screening discussion.

Borbetomagus: A Pollock of Sound
May
16
7:00 pm19:00

Borbetomagus: A Pollock of Sound

  • The Mini Microcinema

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
Doors at 7:00... Screening at 7:30
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

Borbetomagus: A Pollock of Sound

Directed By: Jef Mertens

Co-Presented with the No Response Festival

A Pollock of Sound is the first-ever feature length documentary film on the legendary improv/noise group Borbetomagus.

From 1979 on, Borbetomagus have persevered a no holds barred musical style, described and boxed by the media so many times that they remain uncategorized. Coming together in upstate NY, far away from the burgeoning NYC scene, they began having a cult status reaching as far as Northeast Asia.  With both saxophone players extending techniques beyond recognition and a guitar player utilizing metal shards besides a plectrum, the band have showcased a whole new vocabulary staying true to the word free.

Guerilla filmmaker Jef Mertens brings a raw, urgent, and unpolished vision focusing on a band that has spent almost four decades defining and redefining not just their music, but the boundaries of music itself. Band members Don Dietrich, Donald Miller, and Jim Sauter tell their story with the help of artists, writers, photographers, and filmmakers that include noted critic Byron Coley, drummer Chris Corsano, guitarist Thurston Moore, groundbreaking Japanese noise unit Hijokaidan, and Switzerland's masters of "cracked electronics," Voice Crack.

With never before seen archival footage, amazing photographic finds and never before released recordings, the film is a must see, or must listen if you will, for every Borbetomagus fan or lover of music that has labored its own definition of what sound should be like.

Borbetomagus devastating attitude gained recognition without compromise and its without those compromises that "A Pollock of Sound" hopes to be striding along.

In the Kitchen of Jan Svankmajer: Svankmajer on Food
May
18
7:00 pm19:00

In the Kitchen of Jan Svankmajer: Svankmajer on Food

  • The Mini Microcinema

Thursday, May 18th, 2017
Doors at 7:00... Screening at 7:30
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

In the Kitchen of Jan Svankmajer: Svankmajer on Food
Presented By: Rom Wells

Rom Wells presents the work of Czech surrealist filmmaker/puppeteer/artist Jan Svankmajer! The program looks at the use of food in Svankmajer's work, presenting two shorts (Food and Meat Love) and the feature film Alice

Above Image by Chris Reeves!

Above Image by Chris Reeves!

SWEET SWEETBACK'S BADASS SONG (1971)
May
21
2:00 pm14:00

SWEET SWEETBACK'S BADASS SONG (1971)

  • The Mini Microcinema

Sunday, May 21st, 2017
Doors at 2:00... Screening at 2:30
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

SWEET SWEETBACK'S BADASS SONG (1971)
Directed By: Melvyn Van Peebles
Hosted by Black Folks Make Movie

"Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song has a lot of historical significance. It is an early independent film in what's considered the current "modern" style,... it was controversial (it initially earned an X rating (later changed to an R) and touted that fact proudly as a tagline), it was made for $150 thousand but grossed $15 million, and most importantly ... it is credited with starting the Blaxploitation craze in the 1970s." (Brandt Sponseller, IMDb)

Released in 1971, Sweet Sweetback reignited the truly Black independent filmmaking movement begun by Oscar Micheaux & others in 1910. This film definitely takes it further...

FREE!!! 

Doors open at 2, Screening 2:30.

Discussion follows led by BFMM Executive Director & Curator, Pamela Thomas.
 

Up This Hill (2015)
May
25
7:00 pm19:00

Up This Hill (2015)

  • The Mini Microcinema

Thursday, May 25th, 2017
Doors at 7:00... Screening at 7:30
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

Up This Hill (2015)
Directed By: Paul Sobota

Based in Cleveland, Ohio; Paul Sobota has worked with regional non-profits and commercial clients to tell their stories through still photography and filmmaking.  Over the past five years, Paul’s focus has shifted strongly to cultivating his own voice in documentary filmmaking, leading up to creating his first feature length documentary, Up This Hill (2015).

Synopsis:

(documentary)

Cleveland area teens take a week long service-learning trip to Harlan, Kentucky to build homes for low-income families. They give their all, laboring under an unforgiving sun, and lifting each other up along the way.  They end up getting much more in return.

FRINGE FESTIVAL - Two Truths (Performance #1)
Jun
1
7:15 pm19:15

FRINGE FESTIVAL - Two Truths (Performance #1)

  • The Mini Microcinema

Thursday, June 1st, 2017
7:45 PM
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

In partnership with
Chase Public and The Carnegie,
The Mini Microcinema presents


Two Truths:
Notes on The Cinematographer
With work by 15 writers and 15 filmmakers
at the 2017 Fringe Festival

Ticket Information:
cincyfringe.com

FRINGE FESTIVAL - Two Truths (Performance #2)
Jun
3
7:15 pm19:15

FRINGE FESTIVAL - Two Truths (Performance #2)

  • The Mini Microcinema

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017
7:45 PM
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

In partnership with
Chase Public and The Carnegie,
The Mini Microcinema presents


Two Truths:
Notes on The Cinematographer
With work by 15 writers and 15 filmmakers
at the 2017 Fringe Festival

Ticket Information:
cincyfringe.com

FRINGE FESTIVAL - Two Truths (Performance #3)
Jun
4
4:15 pm16:15

FRINGE FESTIVAL - Two Truths (Performance #3)

  • The Mini Microcinema

Sunday, June 4th, 2017
4:45 PM
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

In partnership with
Chase Public and The Carnegie,
The Mini Microcinema presents


Two Truths:
Notes on The Cinematographer
With work by 15 writers and 15 filmmakers
at the 2017 Fringe Festival

Ticket Information:
cincyfringe.com

FRINGE FESTIVAL - Two Truths (Performance #4)
Jun
7
7:15 pm19:15

FRINGE FESTIVAL - Two Truths (Performance #4)

  • The Mini Microcinema

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
7:45 PM
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

In partnership with
Chase Public and The Carnegie,
The Mini Microcinema presents


Two Truths:
Notes on The Cinematographer
With work by 15 writers and 15 filmmakers
at the 2017 Fringe Festival

Ticket Information:
cincyfringe.com

FRINGE FESTIVAL - Two Truths (Performance #5)
Jun
10
7:15 pm19:15

FRINGE FESTIVAL - Two Truths (Performance #5)

  • The Mini Microcinema

Saturday, June 10th, 2017
7:45 PM
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

In partnership with
Chase Public and The Carnegie,
The Mini Microcinema presents


Two Truths:
Notes on The Cinematographer
With work by 15 writers and 15 filmmakers
at the 2017 Fringe Festival

Ticket Information:
cincyfringe.com

2002 (2015) By: C. Spencer Yeh
Jun
17
5:00 pm17:00

2002 (2015) By: C. Spencer Yeh

  • The Mini Microcinema

Saturday, June 17th, 2017
Doors at 4:30 PM... Screening at 5:00 PM
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

2002 (2015) By: C. Spencer Yeh

Co-Presented with the No Response Festival

2002

Dir. C. Spencer Yeh, 2015.

USA, 53 min.

2002 is a "concert film" that collects together footage of approximately forty bands videotaped by artist C. Spencer Yeh during the year 2002, including Deerhoof, Animal Collective, Sightings, Sudden Infant, Cock ESP, Double Leopards, Caroliner Rainbow, Comets on Fire, and more. Acting as a survey, tribute, and foreshadowing of the contemporary American musical underground, 2002 captures not only the artists, but the audiences, spaces, and networks that remain incredibly formative and influential over a decade later.

A handful of the segments were originally posted to Yeh’s personal website, before the coming of YouTube and other media-sharing outlets. The average duration of the edits were kept short due to the storage and bandwidth considerations of that time – a strategy carried over in revisiting the footage years later. In a style similar to Yeh's Hair Police: 01-02, the accustomed musical documentary talking heads, voiceover meditations, and evocative b-roll were eschewed in favor of a more observational "vérité" approach. A loose narrative was already found in the sequencing of these short glimpses during the span of a year – audience members one moment are then found to be the artists on stage in the next. Some venues iconic in their moment are now long gone, while others were revived in recent times, activating a new history.

Special thanks to Electronic Arts Intermix.

C. Spencer Yeh is recognized for his interdisciplinary activities and collaborations as an artist, improviser, and composer, as well his music project Burning Star Core. Recent presentations of work include "Modern Mondays" at MoMA NYC, "Sound Horizon" at the Walker Art Center Minneapolis MN, "Closer to the Edge" in Singapore and "Crossing Over" in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, "Martha Friedman: Some Hags" at the NYU IFA Great Hall NYC, "Ed Atkins: Performance Capture" at the Kitchen NYC, "The Companion" at the Liverpool Biennial, “99 Objects” at the Whitney Museum NYC, the Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, "Tony Conrad Tribute" at Atelier Nord/Ultima Festival in Oslo Norway, "Great Tricks From Your Future" at D-CAF in Cairo Egypt, Borderline Festival in Athens Greece, Kinomuzeum at Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw Poland, the Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival, Music Unlimited in Wels Austria, and LAMPO at the Renaissance Society in Chicago IL. Yeh also collaborated with Triple Canopy for their contribution to the Whitney Biennial in 2014.  He was a 2015 Artist-in-Residence at ISSUE Project Room NYC, and was included in the performance program for Greater New York at MoMA/PS1.

Recent recordings include "Solo Voice I-X" (Primary Information), "Wake Up Awesome," with Okkyung Lee and Lasse Marhaug (Software Recording Company), “Long Pig” by New Monuments, his trio with Ben Hall and Don Dietrich (Bocian), and "Schlager" with Ken Vandermark.

Yeh also volunteers as a programmer and trailer editor for Spectacle Theater, a microcinema in Brooklyn NY. His video works are distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix. He is also a contributing editor to Triple Canopy and BOMB magazine, as well as contributing to The Third Rail and Personal Best.


The Fits (2015) - SCREENING #2
Apr
27
7:00 pm19:00

The Fits (2015) - SCREENING #2

  • The Mini Microcinema

Thursday, April 27th, 2017
Doors at 7:00... Screening at 7:30
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT THURSDAY, THERE WILL BE SCREENINGS TUESDAY AND SUNDAY THIS WEEK!

Directed By: Anna Rose Holmer

Tomboy Toni lands a spot on the Lionesses Dance Team, but when members of the group begin to experience a series of mysterious spasms -- "the fits" -- she fears how far she must go to fit in.

2015 / USA / RT: 72 minutes / Unrated

Sponsored By: The Center for Film & Media Studies at The University of Cincinnati

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The Fits (2015) - SCREENING #1
Apr
25
7:00 pm19:00

The Fits (2015) - SCREENING #1

  • The Mini Microcinema

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
Doors at 7:00... Screening at 7:30
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT TUESDAY, THERE WILL BE SCREENINGS THURSDAY AND SUNDAY THIS WEEK!

Directed By: Anna Rose Holmer

Tomboy Toni lands a spot on the Lionesses Dance Team, but when members of the group begin to experience a series of mysterious spasms -- "the fits" -- she fears how far she must go to fit in.

2015 / USA / RT: 72 minutes / Unrated

Sponsored By: The Center for Film & Media Studies at The University of Cincinnati

Bronze Buckaroos, The Black Cowboy in Film, Dbl Feature
Apr
23
2:00 pm14:00

Bronze Buckaroos, The Black Cowboy in Film, Dbl Feature

  • The Mini Microcinema

Black Folks Make Movies .... Presents... 

1st Feature, Herb Jeffrey, "The Bronze Buckaroo," (1939) followed by Sydney Poitier & Harry Belafonte in "Buck and the Preacher" (1999). 

Free & open to the public

Discussion follows each film.

Doors open at 2, screening 2:30
Nibbles provided by BAKED4025

VIGOROUS - A Series of Shorts Curated By: Tess Cortes
Apr
20
7:00 pm19:00

VIGOROUS - A Series of Shorts Curated By: Tess Cortes

  • The Mini Microcinema

Thursday, April 20th, 2017
Doors at 7:00... Screening at 7:30
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

VIGOUROUS - A Series of Shorts Curated By: Tess Cortes

Miguel Arzabe - Charles Fairbanks and two other men. Mucho Macho!

VIGOROUS is a healthy dose of macho. Works in this program explore form, repetition, and exercise as it pertains to formal structure as well as athletic pursuits. 

ARTISTS

Miguel Arzabe

James Connolly

Charles Fairbanks

Jeremy Rotsztain

FREE w/$5 Suggested Donation

 

Motherboard (Placa Madre) (2016)
Apr
13
7:00 pm19:00

Motherboard (Placa Madre) (2016)

  • The Mini Microcinema

Thursday, April 13th, 2017
Doors at 7:00... Screening at 7:30
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

Directed By: Bruno Varela

Motherboard

MOTHERBOARD depicts director Bruno Varela and his guide Felix Roque's trip to the Ciudad de la Piedra (City of Stone). The film shows the different ways in which memory can be kept: in the Ciudad de la Piedra, the stories can only be remembered and transmitted by those who have walked the city's paths, revealing the secrets that lie beneath the ground. -Festival Scope

Mexico, Bolivia, 2016, 54 min

Spanish, Aymara (with Spanish subtitles)

Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)
Apr
9
7:00 pm19:00

Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)

  • The Mini Microcinema

Sunday, April 9th, 2017
Doors at 7:00... Screening at 7:30
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

Presented By: tt Stern-Enzi

Directed by Frank Pavich, JODOROWSKY'S DUNE is a feature-length documentary about cinema's greatest epic... that never was.

Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)
Apr
8
7:00 pm19:00

Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)

  • The Mini Microcinema

Saturday, April 8th, 2017
Doors at 7:00... Screening at 7:30
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

Presented By: tt Stern-Enzi

Directed by Frank Pavich, JODOROWSKY'S DUNE is a feature-length documentary about cinema's greatest epic... that never was.

FRAUD - A Film by Dean Fleischer-Camp
Apr
6
7:00 pm19:00

FRAUD - A Film by Dean Fleischer-Camp

  • The Mini Microcinema

Thursday, April 6th, 2017
Doors at 7:00... Screening at 7:30
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

 

CINCINNATI PREMIERE

About the film:

A family's home movies document a desperate crime spree and the bid to outrun the consequences. Born from a colossal trove of innocuous uploads to YouTube, Fraud is an impressionistic metafiction thriller that reveals one family’s struggle for the American Dream and the mutability of the stories we tell online. 

53 Minutes | Not Rated | USA | English | 2016

http://www.fraud.film/

Writer & Director: Dean Fleischer-Camp

Producers: Riel Roch-Decter, Sebastian Pardo

Editor: Jonathan Rippon

Executive Producers: David Gordon Green, Jody Hill, Danny McBride, Brandon James

 

 

About the Director:

DEAN FLEISCHER-CAMP • WRITER & DIRECTOR: Dean Fleischer-Camp is an award winning director, editor and New York Timesbestselling children's book author. He lives in Los Angeles. Website: www.deanfleischercamp.com Twitter: @dfleischercamp

MEMORY is a full service independent production company specializing in developing and producing, high quality feature film, television and digital content. : www.memory.is

FRAUD has screened at:

2016 HOT DOCS FILM FESTIVAL • World Premiere 2016 SHEFFIELD DOC FESTIVAL • UK Premiere 2016 BAM CINEMA FEST (Brooklyn) 2016 AFI FILM FEST (Los Angeles) 2016 MARYLAND FILM FESTIVAL (Baltimore) 2016 FANTASTIC FEST (Austin) 2016 HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 DENVER FILM FESTIVAL

1984 Directed By: Michael Radford
Apr
4
7:00 pm19:00

1984 Directed By: Michael Radford

  • The Mini Microcinema

FREE

Doors at 7:00 PM... Screening at 7:30 PM
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

"On April 4, 2017, over 180 art house movie theatres across the country in 165 cities and in 43 states, plus five locations in Canada, one in England, and one in Swedenftower will be participating collectively in a NATIONAL EVENT DAY screening of the 80's movie 1984 starring John Hurt, who sadly died last month. This date was chosen because it's the day George Orwell's protagonist Winston Smith begins rebelling against his oppressive government by keeping a forbidden diary. These theaters owners also strongly believe in supporting the National Endowment for the Arts and see any attempt to scuttle that program as an attack on free speech and creative expression through entertainment. This event provides a chance for communities around the country to show their unity and have their voices heard." - unitedstateofcinema.com

 

 

 

http://www.unitedstateofcinema.com/

 

Lils + Lil’s Kids Screening + Bagel Brunch
Apr
1
10:00 am10:00

Lils + Lil’s Kids Screening + Bagel Brunch

  • The Mini Microcinema

Saturday, April 1st, 2017
Doors at 10:30am... Screening at 11:00
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

Lils + Lil’s New York International Children’s Film Festival Tour (Ages 3+), Screening + FREE Bagel Brunch (10:30 am)

Recommended ages 3-7
All films either in English or without dialogue.

Latin American Experimental Animation
Mar
30
7:00 pm19:00

Latin American Experimental Animation

  • The Mini Microcinema

Thursday, March 30th, 2017
Doors at 7:00... Screening at 7:30
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

Curated By: Lina Aguirre & Cecilia Traslaviña

Experience a diverse selection of vibrant contemporary experimental animation from filmmakers in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Peru. The evening is organized and introduced by Cecilia Traslaviña, animator and professor in the art department of Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, and Ohio State alum Dr. Lina X. Aguirre. (Prog. approx. 120 mins., digital video).

Introduction and discussion led by Mauricio Espinoza, Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Cincinnati

Sponsored By: The Center for Film & Media Studies at The University of Cincinnati

Music Fills the Days Of Our Lives
Mar
23
7:00 pm19:00

Music Fills the Days Of Our Lives

  • The Mini Microcinema

Music Fills the Days of Our Lives

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
Doors at 7:00... Screening at 7:30
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

FREEEEEE

Curated by David Siders a.k.a. Little Bastard and Steve Kemple, featuring vids w Culture Queer and Ass Ponys.

What would life be without music? Our life experience and memories are infiltrated by song; we remember facets of our lives when we hear a favorite refrain. Add visuals, and music explodes into our existence, helping us elevate our experiences, escape from problems, and distract from hardships. Music can make a parody of life, a fantasy of life, and a protest of the political life. This series of short films, along with short sound/noise interludes created by DJ Steve Kemple, explores the range of ecstasy, exhilaration, fantasy and sadness of music filling the days of our lives. Music is temporal and also integral in long term memory.

OTR Lost
Found 8mm vintage short amateur film from an Over-The-Rhine row building Soundtrack by Fritz Pape

U Bummin' Mr. Drummond
Music video by Culture Queer; Director/D.P.: Scott Fredette; Editor: Brandon Wayman; Wardrobe: Tim Willig and Dana Hamblen; Talent: Tim Willig; Extras: Abiyah, Melissa Soluski, Ashley Marie Bowman, Eva Threlkel

The Entire Reality of Memory Becomes Spectral
Short film by artist Steve Kemple

Little Bastard
Music video by Ass Ponys

Experimental Footage
Dana Hamblen & Scott Fredette

Theme Song from Grrrrrrlll Possy
8mm music video by Dana Hamblen & Hannah Beachler

Pattern Skies
Music video by Greenhornes; Director: Scott Fredette and Dana Hamblen; Wardrobe: Dana Hamblen; D.P.: Gary Bush; Editor: Jeremiah Shuff; Effects: Dave Irion; Designer: Tuesday McGowan

Wasted Garden
Music video by Culture Queer; Director/D.P.: Scott Fredette; Wardrobe: Dana Hamblen; Talent: Kristen Lundberg and Jesse Baum; Editor: Brandon Wayman and Scott Fredette

Untitled
Short film and soundtrack by Fritz Pape

Black Folks Make Movies Presents...
Mar
19
2:00 pm14:00

Black Folks Make Movies Presents...

  • The Mini Microcinema

Black Folks Make Movies Presents:

Looking for Langston - A film by Isaac Julien

Sunday, March 19th, 2017
Doors at 2:00... Screening at 2:30 PM
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

A perpetual icon, Looking for Langston is Isaac Julien's still controversial "meditation" on Langston Hughes. Beautifully shot in Black & White, this film is a rare treat not to be missed!

MORE INFO HERE

Discussion follows.

Free with contributions welcome.

Lils + Lil’s Kids Screening + Bagel Brunch
Mar
11
10:00 am10:00

Lils + Lil’s Kids Screening + Bagel Brunch

  • The Mini Microcinema

Saturday, March 11th, 2017
Doors at 10:30am... Screening at 11:00am
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

The ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS returns for its second year in theaters with 13 charming family-friendly films. Highlights include “About a Mother,” a new folktale with echoes of Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree,” Disney/Pixar’s sweet “Piper,” and the latest in 360o storytelling in Google’s touching father-and daughter-journey “Pearl” by Academy Award® winner Patrick Osborne.

Screening + FREE Bagel Brunch (10:30 am)

10 on Ten (2004) - Abbas Kiarostami
Mar
9
7:00 pm19:00

10 on Ten (2004) - Abbas Kiarostami

  • The Mini Microcinema

Thursday, March 9th, 2017
Doors at 7:00... Screening at 7:30
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

10 on Ten (2004)

Directed By: Abbas Kiarostami

A cinematic master-class in which Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami (A Taste of Cherry) discusses his filmmaking in relation to his 2002 film Ten.

TRT:  83 Minutes

Ten (2002) - Abbas Kiarostami
Mar
7
7:00 pm19:00

Ten (2002) - Abbas Kiarostami

  • The Mini Microcinema

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
Doors at 7:00... Screening at 7:30
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

 

Ten (2002) Directed By: Abbas Kiarostami

Celebrated Iranian writer-director Abbas Kiarostami (TASTE OF CHERRY, CLOSE-UP) once again casts his masterful cinematic gaze upon the modern sociopolitical landscape of his homeland, this time as seen through the eyes of one woman as she drives through the streets of Tehran over a period of several days. Her journey is comprised of ten conversations with various female passengers, including her sister, a hitchhiking prostitute and a jilted bride, as well as her imperious young son. As Kiarostami's 'dashboard cam' eavesdrops on these lively, heart-wrenching road trips, a complex portrait of contemporary Iran comes sharply into focus. Calling it a 'work of inspired simplicity,' A.O. Scott in The New York Times wrote that Kiarostami, "in addition to being perhaps the most internationally admired Iranian filmmaker of the past decade, is also among the world masters of automotive cinema...He understands the automobile as a place of reflection, observation and, above all, talk."

TRT: 94 minutes

Nature Shorts
Mar
2
7:00 pm19:00

Nature Shorts

  • The Mini Microcinema

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
Doors at 7:00... Screening at 7:30
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

Each of the four films collected in this program are observations on distinct areas in the world: the stunning winged inhabitants of an island off the coast of Wales, the interplay between cowboy and horse in the isolation of the Canadian Rockies, heavenly cloud formations in the Alps, and the Gulf of Guinea’s sacred role to a village in Ghana. Made in different eras (spanning 1926 to 1956) by filmmakers of different nationalities (British, Canadian, French, and German), these movies share a reverence and awe for nature. Due to their short length and non-commercial genre, they are examples of movies that are rarely given an audience. In presenting them as a group, these brief glimpses of places seldom seen take on a transportive quality; a travelogue away from the here and now.

International Mix of Vintage Nature Documentaries

Program:

Das Wolkenphaenomen von Maloja (Arnold Fanck, 1924) 10 min. Video

The Private Life of the Gannets (Julian Huxley, 1934) 10 min. 16mm

Mammy Water (Jean Rouch, 1953) 18 min. Video

Corral (Colin Low, 1954) 11 min. 16mm
 

Experimental Shorts from the ReelAbilities Film Festival
Feb
23
7:00 pm19:00

Experimental Shorts from the ReelAbilities Film Festival

  • The Mini Microcinema

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
Doors at 7:00... Screening at 7:30
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

The ReelAbilities Film Festival brings together the community to promote awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. ReelAbilities Film Festival showcases films, conversations and artistic programs to explore, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.

The Mini presents a selection of experimental shorts from past festivals, selected by ReelAbilites Multimedia Specialist, Jesse Byerly.

Also, join us to learn more about the upcoming festival, happening in Cincinnati from March 9-12! More info here: http://cincy.reelabilities.org/

Volunteer Meeting
Feb
21
6:00 pm18:00

Volunteer Meeting

  • The Mini Microcinema

Are you interested in volunteering for The Mini Microcinema? Join us for more information!

6PM- 7PM

@ The Mini

1329 Main St. 

The Tuba Thieves - Encore Screening
Feb
16
7:00 pm19:00

The Tuba Thieves - Encore Screening

  • The Mini Microcinema

Thursday, February 16th, 2017
Doors at 7:00... Screening at 7:30
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

Alison O’Daniel’s long-term film project The Tuba Thieves, made in the wake of tuba robberies from Los Angeles schools, elliptically connects the story of a Deaf drummer to the students, band directors, and school communities who must reconcile with missing sound following the thefts. The film is composed of portraits of music and silence in Los Angeles and beyond, and is interrupted by fictionalized re-enactments of two historic concerts: the 1952 premiere of John Cage’s 4’33”at the Maverick Concert Hall in Woodstock, NY and a 1979 punk concert hosted by Bruce Conner at The Deaf Club in San Francisco. Reversing the typical process wherein a composer responds to filmic imagery, O’Daniel commissioned musical scores by three composers (Ethan Frederick Greene, Christine Sun Kim and Steve Roden) and worked ‘backwards”, accumulating a narrative through a process of deep listening. First-hand accounts and real life details from collaborations with students, musicians, composers, and actors are continuously altering the narrative, which is filmed in segments over time, eventually forming a feature length film. The dissonant world of The Tuba Thieves is shaped and colored by sound. The aural experience is interpreted through a visual sensitivity to cinematography, framing, and camera movement, which are considered from the Deaf and hard of hearing perspective as parallel descriptions of soundtrack. The film is produced in segments, out of order and the audience slowly pieces together the larger story.

Run Time: 52 minutes.

The Tuba Thieves
Feb
12
7:00 pm19:00

The Tuba Thieves

  • The Mini Microcinema

Sunday February 12th, 2017
Doors at 7:00... Screening at 7:30
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

Alison O’Daniel’s long-term film project The Tuba Thieves, made in the wake of tuba robberies from Los Angeles schools, elliptically connects the story of a Deaf drummer to the students, band directors, and school communities who must reconcile with missing sound following the thefts. The film is composed of portraits of music and silence in Los Angeles and beyond, and is interrupted by fictionalized re-enactments of two historic concerts: the 1952 premiere of John Cage’s 4’33”at the Maverick Concert Hall in Woodstock, NY and a 1979 punk concert hosted by Bruce Conner at The Deaf Club in San Francisco. Reversing the typical process wherein a composer responds to filmic imagery, O’Daniel commissioned musical scores by three composers (Ethan Frederick Greene, Christine Sun Kim and Steve Roden) and worked ‘backwards”, accumulating a narrative through a process of deep listening. First-hand accounts and real life details from collaborations with students, musicians, composers, and actors are continuously altering the narrative, which is filmed in segments over time, eventually forming a feature length film. The dissonant world of The Tuba Thieves is shaped and colored by sound. The aural experience is interpreted through a visual sensitivity to cinematography, framing, and camera movement, which are considered from the Deaf and hard of hearing perspective as parallel descriptions of soundtrack. The film is produced in segments, out of order and the audience slowly pieces together the larger story.

Run Time: 52 minutes.

O'Daniel will be in attendance to introduce her film.

 

 

Stills from The Tuba Thieves, 2013 to present, Directed by Alison O'Daniel, Cinematography by Meena Singh, HD video, VHS, 16mm.

Stills from The Tuba Thieves, 2013 to present, Directed by Alison O'Daniel, Cinematography by Meena Singh, HD video, VHS, 16mm.

Kunsthous: Home Living
Feb
9
7:00 pm19:00

Kunsthous: Home Living

  • The Mini Microcinema

Thursday, February 9th, 2017
Doors at 7:00... Screening at 7:30
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

Kunsthous will be presenting three short films that examine the subject of the American home.

American Homes (2010)

A collection of responses by a number of architects, designers and scholars on the history and evolution of the American home. 

23 minutes

Directed by Bernard Friedman
 

Making Carmel Place (2016)

Big cities need small apartments. Carmel Place is a pilot project initiated by NYC to come up with a prototype of a feasible micro-unit building. The film exposes the different construction phases of the highest modular building in Manhattan and the challenges the designers from nARCHITECTS faced. Will Carmel Place lead the way to the future of residential developments?

10 minutes

Directed by Antti Seppänen

 

One Shared House (2016)

Thirty years ago, eight women embarked on a radical experiment in urban living: they built a communal house in Central Amsterdam in which practically everything — from kitchen utensils to childcare — was shared.

The house was conceived as an alternative to expensive, single-family apartments and atomized urban lives. it also reflected decades of progressive thinking on feminism, gay rights, and collaborative living.
with co-living making a comeback, New York-based designer Irene Pereyra returned to her childhood home to learn about the story of this unusual place, and to discover what we are willing to share in our living environment on a day-to-day basis — beyond the safety of our screens.

10 minutes

Directed By Irene Pereyra

 

 

 

 

An American Home

An American Home

One Shared House

One Shared House

Making Carmel Place

Making Carmel Place

UC CFMS @ the mini: Morgen
Feb
7
7:00 pm19:00

UC CFMS @ the mini: Morgen

  • The Mini Microcinema

Morgen (2011, Marian Crisan, Romania/France/Hungary). Fiction. 1h 40 minutes.

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
Doors at 7:00... Screening at 7:30
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

Presented by the Center for Film & Media Studies at the University of Cincinnati.

A thoroughly unique and darkly humorous et somehow inspiring depiction of migration in Europe, Morgen remains as compelling and insightful about the physical and moral struggles on Europe’s borders today as it was in 2011. Nelu, a man in his forties, works as a security guard in the local supermarket in Salonta, a small town on the Romanian­Hungarian border. This is the place where many undocumented emigrants try to cross, by any means possible, into Western Europe. Nelu’s monotonous existence is thrust into chaos when one morning while fishing, he encounters a Turkish man trying to cross the border. Not able to communicate verbally, the two men will somehow understand each other. Nelu takes the stranger to his farmhouse, gives him some dry clothes, food and shelter. He doesn’t really know how to help this stranger. The Turkish man gives Nelu all the money he has on him so he will help him cross the border. Eventually, Nelu takes the money and promises he will help him cross the border tomorrow, MORGEN...

Atlantiques (2009, Mati Diop, France/Senegal). Fiction. 15 minutes.

Sitting by the campfire, a boy from Dakar named Serigne tells his two friends the story of his sea voyage as a stowaway. Not only he, but everyone in his surroundings seems to be continually obsessed by the idea of trying to cross the sea. His words reverberate like a melancholy poem. A story about boys who are continually travelling: between past, present and future, between life and death, history and myth. Atlantiques won the Tiger prize for best short film at the Rotterdam Film Festival. 

In Tandem - The Work of Josef Kraska and Lauren Gregory
Feb
2
7:00 pm19:00

In Tandem - The Work of Josef Kraska and Lauren Gregory

  • The Mini Microcinema

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
Doors at 7:00... Screening at 7:30
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

Joseph Kraska is an independent creative director and video producer based in Brooklyn, NY.  His productions go under the name Babe E. and have been screened at institutions such as, The New Museum NY, The Kitchen, MOCA LA, Redcat, and on several locations with Dirty Looks NYC. 

The Mini will be presenting the first 3 episodes of his current web series Peppré Ann and Froends, as well as music videos he's produced for artists such as Macy Rodman (Lazy Girl) and Dynasty Handbag (Vague).


Lauren Gregory is a Brooklyn-based and Tennessee-raised painter, animator, and music video director. Since earning her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009, Lauren’s work has developed into oil paint stop-motion animations - moving paintings in which thick impasto strokes appear to move before the viewer’s eyes - and music videos for international acts.  Her work has shown at MoMA P.S.1, the New Museum, MOCA Los Angeles, Kunsthalle Darmstadt and at museums and film festivals around the world.


The Mini will be presenting the following work by Lauren Gregory:

Music Videos:
Elena Moon Park & Friends - "Anta Gata Doko Sa"
Toro y Moi - "Rose Quartz"
Babe E. aka Joseph Kraska - "Poppin' Bottles"

Other animations:
Wrestling Triptych
Lauren Gregory's TV
For Dolly
Quick & Easy
Rounds
Oh No
Tussle

 

 

Peppré Ann and Sunsalt in Pepisode 1, 2015, Josef Kraska

Peppré Ann and Sunsalt in Pepisode 1, 2015, Josef Kraska

Toro y Moi - Rose Quartz, 2013, Lauren Gregory

Toro y Moi - Rose Quartz, 2013, Lauren Gregory

UC CFMS @ the mini: The Messengers
Jan
31
7:00 pm19:00

UC CFMS @ the mini: The Messengers

  • The Mini Microcinema

The Messengers (Les Messagers; 2014, Hélène Crouzillat & Laetitia Tura, France). Documentary. 70 minutes. (Midwest Premier)

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
Doors at 7:00... Screening at 7:30
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

Presented by the Center for Film & Media Studies at the University of Cincinnati.

In recent years, more than 3,000 migrants have lost their lives each year on the borders of Europe. This film considers the fine line between life and death in the voyages taken towards Europe via Africa. The directors allow migrants to recount their stories of passage from the Sahara to Melilla, a Spanish enclave in Morocco. Where are their bodies? Where are their graves? The “messengers” are those who have survived and who say their names. The Messengers is one of the first documentary on the subject and was shot during a four­year long investigation in Northern Africa by the two directors. The film was theatrically released in France in 2015 and garnered several awards after screening at numerous festivals in Europe and Africa.

Preceded by:

Blue Sky from Pain (2016, Stephanos Mangriotis, Hyacinthe Pavlides & Laurence Pillant, Greece). 15 minutes.

Blue Sky from Pain considers the 2015 migrant and refugee crisis from the vantage point of a solitary man at a Greek migrant detention center. The directors draw on poetic voice over and stunning but stark imagery to re­tell a story with nuance and humanity that was often absent from media representations. The film has already screened at a few film festivals in Europe. 

Lil's + Lils - Screening and Bagel Brunch! 10:30 AM
Jan
28
10:30 am10:30

Lil's + Lils - Screening and Bagel Brunch! 10:30 AM

  • The Mini Microcinema

Saturday, January 28th

Doors at 10:30 AM... Screening at 11:00 AM
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

Lils + Lil’s New York International Children’s Film Festival Tour (Ages 3+), Screening + FREE Bagel Brunch (10:30 am)

KID FLIX 1 - Selected from 2016 Festival programs for our younger audience members, Kid Flix 1 features Audience Award winners!

Recommended ages 3-7
All films either in English or without dialogue.

54th Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour
Jan
26
7:00 pm19:00

54th Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour

  • The Mini Microcinema

Thursday, January 26th, 2017
Doors at 7:00... Screening at 7:30
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

As it has since 1964, the Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour continues to deliver outstanding films from our Festival to audiences near and far, including experimental, documentary, animation, narrative and hybrid works. AAFF is dedicated to artists who embrace the moving image as an artform. It’s a rare chance to have their work screened for audiences that wouldn’t have another way to see it.

This year’s 100-minute Digital Program features nine new experimental, animated, documentary and narrative videos including Mateusz Sadowski’s Resonance, Winner of the Chris Frayne Best Animated Film Award, and Ralitsa Doncheva’s Baba Dana Talks to the Wolves, Winner of the Eileen Maitland Award for Women’s Voice. The program also features Bisonhead (Elizabeth Lo), The Mess (Peter Burr), The Perpetual Motion of My Love for You (Karen Yasinsky), Love Under Will of the Hags Long Tooth (Mica O’Herlihy), Fundir (Allison Cekala), and not even nothing can be free of ghosts (Ranier Kohlberger). -AAFF