Seven Weeks of Cinema - Closing Night
Aug
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

Seven Weeks of Cinema - Closing Night

9:00 PM - 12:00 AM 

@ mecca OTR - 1429 Walnut St. Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Please join The Mini Microcinema at Mecca - OTR, for our Seven Weeks of Cinema closing celebration. Join the festivities, as we enjoy music and video work by local artists.

Come celebrate as we reflect on the past seven weeks of screenings, with conversation, community, and cinema!

Cheers to The Mini!

We are thankful for your support and hope you will join us to salute the end of our inaugural season of Seven Weeks of Cinema!

Nicole Trimble's mural installation at mecca OTR - www.nicoletrimble.com

Nicole Trimble's mural installation at mecca OTR - www.nicoletrimble.com

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Mixed Bouquet - Charles Woodman: Collaborations with Composers and Dancers
Aug
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

Mixed Bouquet - Charles Woodman: Collaborations with Composers and Dancers

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

Mixed Bouquet - Charles Woodman: Collaborations with Composers and Dancers

Charles Woodman presents a collection of work featuring a number of single channel pieces from the 1980s until present. Collaborators include the Memlucks, Why, Michael Fiday, Judith Mikita, Odd Nosdam, Brian Chase, and others, including commissions for Concert Nova. This will be a mini-retrospective featuring many works never seen together before. Among the videos are tapes made in a variety of formats both analog and digital and including projects produced during residencies at the Experiential Television Center, Signal Culture and the Headlands Center for the Arts.

Charles Woodman is an electronic artist working in video and expanded media. His recent projects have concentrated on the creation of multi-image video installations for museums and galleries, and the integration of video with live performance, often in collaboration with musicians or dancers.

Woodman is presently an Associate Professor of Electronic Art at the University of Cincinnati’s DAAP.

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The Mini Microcinema at Second Sunday on Main
Aug
13
12:00pm12:00pm

The Mini Microcinema at Second Sunday on Main

12:00pm - 5:00pm

Stop by and say hello to the Mini Microcinema during Second Sunday on Main. Cool off in the theater and enjoy some free popcorn and beverages.

We will be screening various 16mm films for your enjoyment!

Second Sunday on Main is a free neighborhood street festival with food, music, and local artisans selling their goods. 

For more information: http://secondsundayonmain.org/

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Lil's + Lils - Kid's Screening and Bagel Brunch
Aug
12
10:30am10:30am

Lil's + Lils - Kid's Screening and Bagel Brunch

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

Join us at The Mini Microcinema every Saturday during Seven Weeks of Cinema for kid friendly films. Our Lils + Lil’s screenings presents films for young people along with Lil’s Bagels for a delicious snack. We will be showing animations from the New York International Children’s Film Festival, appropriate for all ages! 

Always FREE with a suggested donation of $5.

Art by L.D. Nehls - www.ldnehls.com

Art by L.D. Nehls - www.ldnehls.com

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Painterly Abstractions - The Experimental Films of Samantha Krukowski
Aug
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Painterly Abstractions - The Experimental Films of Samantha Krukowski

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

Painterly Abstractions - The Experimental Films of Samantha Kruskowski

Curated by Samantha Krukowski

Since 2000, Samantha Krukowski has been making direct films that move paint in time, and videos that explore the motion worlds of physical substances like eggs, water and bubbles. This screening will include the first public screening of the optical print of Krukowski’s handmade 16mm film ArtReading, which has previously screened only in digital format. Samantha Krukowski is an artist/designer, author and educator who has long been interested in the roles of impermanence, ephemerality and (in)visibility in creative production. Her videos, paintings and drawings have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Originally from New York and St. Louis, she currently lives in Cincinnati, Ohio where she teaches design at the University of Cincinnati.

Make sure to attend Visual Music - Pioneers of the Genre on August 8th to watch work that has influenced her practice.

Samantha Krukowski in attendance!

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Visual Music: European and American Pioneers
Aug
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

Visual Music: European and American Pioneers

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

Visual Music: European and American Pioneers

An evening of short historical films that are emblematic of the visual music genre. Screening will include hand-drawn animations by Oskar Fischinger, Hans Richter’s cinematic rhythms, cosmic imagery by Jordan Belson, painterly experiments by Jules Engel, seeing-sound films by Mary Ellen Bute, and Len Lye’s direct films, made without a camera. Visual Music was curated by local filmmaker and artist Samantha Krukowski as a companion to a screening of her own work, showing on August 10th. Originally from New York and St. Louis, she currently lives in Cincinnati, Ohio where she teaches design at the University of Cincinnati. Samantha Krukowski will introduce the program. Films are from the archive of Center for Visual Music, Los Angeles - FREE with a suggested donation of $5

Stills Courtesy of Center for Visual Music, Los Angeles

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Life as a Series of Interconnected Portals: A “HOUSE” Show
Aug
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

Life as a Series of Interconnected Portals: A “HOUSE” Show

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

Life as a Series of Interconnected Portals: A “HOUSE” show

Performed/Curated by Fritz Pape and Marc Governanti

Fritz Pape and Marc Governanti present “HOUSE SHOW”. A show where the audience does not go to an actual house to drink beer, hang, and listen, but instead views multiple sound, music, and performance art pieces in a house being beamed in LIVE via satellite and screened at The Mini Microcinema where the audience can drink beer, hang and listen. The artists are stationed in different rooms of the house for the duration of their set with practical transitions such as curtains and light sources used to cover the camera lens as it moves to the next performance. Fritz Pape and Marc Governanti will perform sound and music sets, with additional performers to be announced.

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Lil's + Lils - Kid's Screening and Bagel Brunch
Aug
5
10:30am10:30am

Lil's + Lils - Kid's Screening and Bagel Brunch

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

Join us at The Mini Microcinema every Saturday during Seven Weeks of Cinema for kid friendly films. Our Lils + Lil’s screenings presents films for young people along with Lil’s Bagels for a delicious snack. We will be showing animations from the New York International Children’s Film Festival, appropriate for all ages! 

 

Always FREE with a suggested donation of $5.

Art by L.D. Nehls - www.ldnehls.com

Art by L.D. Nehls - www.ldnehls.com

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MILOTI - Program One
Aug
3
7:00pm 7:00pm

MILOTI - Program One

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

MILOTI Program One, is a sampling of moving image work made by twelve Columbus, Ohio based artists. The program features work utilizing 16mm, Super 8mm, VHS, and digital video formats. The works engages rhythm, performance, pacing and the narrative, and although there is no specific theme intended, an organic flow is present between videos.

With work by: Roger Beebe, Kellie Bornhoft, Axel Cuevas Santamaria, Jeff Hazeldon, Nick Larson, Omar Pierce, Dani Leventhal, Alicia Little, Calista Lyon, Hillary Reed, Ethan Schafer, Cameron Sharp, and Andrew Wood

Cameron Sharp is an artist and educator living in Columbus, Ohio. Sharp received his master of fine arts degree from Ohio State University where he is currently a Lecturer. Sharp’s recent work uses still and moving images as a basis to explore lived experience, the representation of lived experience, and the complicated relationship that exists between the two. He has exhibited nationally, and is the founder of MILOTI, a small, independent experimental video festival in Columbus, Ohio.

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DANCE@30FPS
Aug
1
7:00pm 7:00pm

DANCE@30FPS

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

DANCE@30FPS

Curated by Mitchell Rose, Associate Professor at The Ohio State University Department of Dance.

This program of vibrant, award-winning shorts showcases the latest fusions of filmmaking and dance from around the world. Timecode(2016), is Spanish director Juanjo Jiménez’s story of two parking lot attendants’ flirtation via security cameras. The film received a Palme d’Or at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in 2016. Shift (2015), the thrilling aerial dance performed by climbers on the sides of Yosemite’s stunning mountain scape. And, Exquisite Corps (2016), Mitchell Rose’s viral phenomenon that links together 42 contemporary American choreographers in a cinematic love letter to dance.

Plus a short by local filmmaker Max Wildenhaus.

Mitchell Rose in attendance!

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Tampopo (1985)
Jul
30
7:00pm 7:00pm

Tampopo (1985)

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

Tampopo (1985) Directed by Juzo Itami

Newly Remastered!

The tale of an eccentric band of culinary ronin who guide the widow of a noodle-shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, this rapturous “ramen western” by Japanese director Juzo Itami is an entertaining, genre-bending adventure underpinned by a deft satire of the way social conventions distort the most natural of human urges—our appetites. Interspersing the efforts of Tampopo (Nobuko Miyamoto) and friends to make her café a success with the erotic exploits of a gastronome gangster and glimpses of food culture both high and low, the sweet, sexy, and surreal Tampopo is a lavishly inclusive paean to the sensual joys of nourishment, and one of the most mouthwatering examples of food on film ever made. – Criterion Collection

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Lil's + Lils - Kid's Screening and Bagel Brunch
Jul
29
10:30am10:30am

Lil's + Lils - Kid's Screening and Bagel Brunch

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

Join us at The Mini Microcinema every Saturday during Seven Weeks of Cinema for kid friendly films. Our Lils + Lil’s screenings presents films for young people along with Lil’s Bagels for a delicious snack. We will be showing animations from the New York International Children’s Film Festival, appropriate for all ages!

Always FREE with a suggested donation of $5.

Art by L.D. Nehls - www.ldnehls.com

Art by L.D. Nehls - www.ldnehls.com

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Final Friday at the Mini Microcinema
Jul
28
5:00pm 5:00pm

Final Friday at the Mini Microcinema

Doors Open from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

@ the Mini - 1329 Main St.

Come hang out and say hello to the folks at the Mini Microcinema for Final Friday!

We will be here screening films and chattin' it up with anyone who wants to know more about our incredible microcinema! We'll have popcorn, candy and beverages too.

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The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (2016)
Jul
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (2016)

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

The Prison in Twelve Landscapes is a film about the prison in which we never see a penitentiary. More people are imprisoned in the United States at this moment than in any other time or place in history, yet the prison itself has never felt further away or more out of sight. The film unfolds as a cinematic journey through a series of landscapes across the USA where prisons do work and affect lives: from a California mountainside where female prisoners fight raging wildfires, to a Bronx warehouse full of goods destined for the state correctional system.

 

Proceeded by FOR THEY KNOW NOT which was produced as part of the filmmaking collaborative Pens to Pictures, in which five films were written by women in the Dayton Correctional Institution and directed outside the prison with the help of local artists. For They Know Not was shot in the Cincinnati area in 2016

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The Trouble With Mother (1979)
Jul
25
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Trouble With Mother (1979)

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

Young People’s Specials: The Trouble With Mother (1979)

Rare Cincinnati-lensed drama in 16mm

Filmed in Cincinnati with a mostly local cast and crew, The Trouble with Mother was an episode of the long-running series Young People’s Specials, an educational and family-friendly Multimedia Inc. production (then owners of WLWT). Though not as well known as the genre-defining ABC Afterschool Special, in their scrappy style Young People’s Specials competed by employing well-travelled character actors (John Carradine, Molly Picon) and creatively using location shooting to stage their diverse array of dramas (in the episode DzNightmare: The Immigration of Joachim and Racheldz, Lower Price Hill stood in for Nazi-occupied Warsaw).

In The Trouble with Mother the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Sandy Dennis, fresh off a stint in a local dinner theater production of Two For the Seesaw, portrays a housewife who has to come to terms with her young daughter’s feminist awakening and her compromised ambitions. Extremely difficult to see since its original broadcast on March 23, 1979, this simple understated drama will be shown via a rare 16mm print.

 

Curator Bio: Adam Williams is a cinéaste and film collector who lives with his cat Sandy in Walnut Hills.

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Sex and Broadcasting (2014)
Jul
23
7:00pm 7:00pm

Sex and Broadcasting (2014)

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

Sex and Broadcasting (2014) takes us inside one of the most beloved and unique radio stations left in America - WFMU, in Jersey City, NJ. The film chronicles the station’s rise from a tiny college station at Upsala College, to its place as one of the most important and longest running free-form and listener supported radio stations on the planet. WFMU’s programming ranges from flat-out uncategorizable strange-ness to rock and roll, experimental music, jazz, psychedelia, hip-hop, electronica, hand-cranked wax cylinders, punk rock, gospel, exotica, R&B, radio improvisation, cooking instructions, classic radio airchecks, found sound, dopey call-in shows, spoken word collages, Country and western music.

Station manager Ken Freedman is at the center of a never ending roster of eclectic disc jockeys, on-air personalities, and cultural luminaries who are determined to keep the station alive and flourishing in an era of continued media consolidation and multiple platform options.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSD9qwuHYpU

Listen now at wfmu.org

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Lils + Lil's - Films for Kids in Spanish / Películas para Niños en Español
Jul
22
10:30am10:30am

Lils + Lil's - Films for Kids in Spanish / Películas para Niños en Español

  • The Price Hill Branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (map)
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Doors at 10:30 AM ... Screening at 11:00 AM

@ The Price Hill Branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

3215 Warsaw Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45205

The Mini Microcinema presents a screening of short kid-friendly films in Spanish! We will be showing animations from the New York International Children’s Film Festival, appropriate for all ages! Feel free to stop by early at 10:30 AM to learn more about The Mini and grab a seat. Screening starts at 11:00 AM. 

¡El Mini Microcinema presenta una proyección de películas cortas para niños en español! ¡Vamos a mostrar animaciones del Festival Internacional de Cine Infantil de Nueva York, apropiado para todas las edades! Siéntase libre de detenerse temprano a las 10:30 am para aprender más sobre The Mini y tomar un asiento. El examen comienza a las 11:00 AM. 

Art by L.D. Nehls - www.ldnehls.com

Art by L.D. Nehls - www.ldnehls.com

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Surire (2015)
Jul
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

Surire (2015)

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

Directors Bettina Perut and Iván Osnovikoff present Surire (2015), about the Surire salt flat located in the Chilean high plateau at 4,300 meters above sea level, on the border with Bolivia. A handful of Aymara elders live in its surroundings. And scattered among them in this beautiful but taxing region are a handful of hot springs and animals. In the background, machines extract and transport borax from an important deposit. This extreme terrain slowly reveals itself to symbolize the contrast between humanity’s past and its post-human future.

In Spanish and Aymara with English subtitles.

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Lightning Over Braddock: A Rustbowl Fantasy (1988)
Jul
18
7:00pm 7:00pm

Lightning Over Braddock: A Rustbowl Fantasy (1988)

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

Lightning Over Braddock: A Rustbowl Fantasy (1988), color - 80 min.

Director Tony Buba in attendance.

Tony's first feature film was Lightning Over Braddock: A Rustbowl Fantasy, which in turn established him as an innovator of the "exploded documentary."

Lightning won numerous awards, including "Best Film" at the Birmingham International Film Festival in England and a nomination as "Best First Feature Film" by the Independent Spirit Awards.

Like Buba’s earlier short films, Lightning chronicles the decline of Braddock, Pennsylvania, a hard-luck town which once flourished as “Pittsburgh’s shopping center.”

It concerns a director (Tony Buba, playing himself) trying, without much success, to make a movie with a crazy street hustler named Sal, who considers himself responsible for Buba’s (modest) success. Like Errol Morris, Buba has a fascination with the idiosyncratic details of daily life, and uses his formidable sense of humor to document the decay of industrial America.

“A triumph of pragmatic populism with a cast of union organizers, street hustlers, and Buba himself, [it] should be required viewing at every Sundance seminar; this ‘rustbowl fantasy’ is one of the few regional movies to successfully and unsentimentally peel off the national smile button.” –J. Hoberman, VILLAGE VOICE

 

Washing Walls with Mrs. G. (1980) - b&w, 6 min.

“Every year I washed walls for my grandmother. When my grandmother was 87, I made this video while washing her walls. The camera person was Nick Mastandrea, who has gone on to be one of the top A.D. in Hollywood. Nick never shot anything before this and he said what do I do. I told him don't pan, tilt or zoom, just keep my grandmother in the frame.”

 

TONY BUBA has been producing documentaries since 1972 in both long and short formats. Since getting his M.F.A from Ohio University in 1976, Tony has worked on several feature films, including George Romero’s Martin and Dawn of the Dead. In addition to his behind-the-scenes roles, Tony has appeared onscreen as well. In Dawn of the Dead, he is a featured motorcycle raider who gets his arm torn off at a blood pressure machine.

His films have been screened at Sundance, Toronto, Berlin, and other major international film festivals. He has had one-person exhibitions at more than 100 universities and museums, including The Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Carnegie Museum of Art.

Tony and Braddock Films have also been featured on NPR. His awards include fellowships from the NEA, AFI, and the Rockefeller and Guggenheim Foundations, as well as grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Pennsylvania Humanities Council.

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Black Folks Make Movies presents - Sankofa (1993)
Jul
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

Black Folks Make Movies presents - Sankofa (1993)

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

Black Folks Make Movies presents Sankofa (1993), a film by Haile Gerima. 

The film is named for an Akan word that means, “one must return to the past in order to move forward.” 


"In “Sankofa,” a contemporary African-American woman travels back in time and experiences slavery. Haile Gerima’s poetic and precisely detailed film takes its audience into its heroine’s life and mind as her moral sense is challenged and changed. No viewer can avoid the discomforting questions the film so eloquently raises." - The New York Times


BLACK FOLKS MAKE MOVIES (BFMM) is dedicated to the celebration and examination of Black American film from its inception in 1910 to the present. Keep a look out for BFMM’s upcoming FADE2BLACK Film Festival. Pam Thomas of BFMM in attendance!

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Lils + Lil's - Kid's Screening and Bagel Brunch
Jul
15
10:30am10:30am

Lils + Lil's - Kid's Screening and Bagel Brunch

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

Join us at The Mini Microcinema every Saturday during Seven Weeks of Cinema for kid friendly films. Our Lils + Lil’s screenings presents films for young people along with Lil’s Bagels for a delicious snack. We will be showing animations from the New York International Children’s Film Festival, appropriate for all ages! 

Please note, on Saturday July 22nd, The Mini will be presenting a special off-site Lils + Lil’s screening of Spanish-language children’s films at the Price Hill Public Library, located at 3215 Warsaw Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45205. 

Always FREE with a suggested donation of $5.

Art by L.D. Nehls - www.ldnehls.com

Art by L.D. Nehls - www.ldnehls.com

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Animalia: From Horses, to Bats, to Bears and Beyond
Jul
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Animalia: From Horses, to Bats, to Bears and Beyond

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

Animalia: From Horses, to Bats, to Bears and Beyond.

Curated by Terri Sarris and C. Jacqueline Wood

“The animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they have moved finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not breth-ren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth.” - Henry Beston, quoted in “The Sun” - August 2016

Animals have inspired filmmakers since film’s earliest history. A horse is the most iconic image of Edward Muybridge’s proto-cinematic serial photography of the 1870’s and a mouse – Mickey - one of the most beloved and recognizable animated animals of all time. 

These seven short experimental and animated films focus on animals – from horses, to bats, to bears, and beyond – and our relationships to them.

Presenting work by:

Rebecca Meyers

Sally Cruikshank 

Carolina Cherry Quintero

Andrew Kim 

Jim Trainor 

Cecelia Condit

Ashley Sabin and David Redmon

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An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (2012)
Jul
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (2012)

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

Executive produced by Jay-Z, Wyatt Cenac and dream hampton, Terence Nance’s dazzling, delightful and explosively creative debut, AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY utilizes a mix of live action and animation to tell the story of a relationship between Terence and a lovely young woman as it teeters between the platonic and romantic. 

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, premiered in the New Frontier section of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The film combines live action with animation, featuring original music by Flying Lotus. 

The film has also won the 2012 Gotham Award for “Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You” and has since been released theatrically in the United States, United Kingdom, France, and South Africa.

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Marussia (2013)
Jul
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

Marussia (2013)

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

Marussia (2013, France/Russia). 82 minutes.

Presented by Michael Gott, UC Center for Film and Media Studies

Preceded by selected shorts. 

Marussia recounts the story of a Russian woman and her young daughter, who are forced to navigate the streets of Paris after being thrown out of their temporary accommodation. While it offers insight into the life of a female migrant in the French capital, Marussia is known most for the way it avoids the common expectations of “migrant cinema.” Pervolovici employs magical realism to depict these contemporary migrants in a compelling fashion. Elements of fantasy combined with the protagonists’ stubborn and unrestrained optimism recall Louis Malle’s whimsical 1960 classic Zazie dans le metro. At the same time Marussia has been described by the director as an urban road movie and it offers a fascinating look at the streets of Paris where the story takes place and was filmed. 


Eva Pervolovici is a talented young filmmaker from Romania who is based in Paris. Marussia is an overlooked gem that was not distributed in the US despite excellent reviews during a theatrical run in Paris and on the worldwide film festival circuit.



About the series:
The Center for Film and Meda Studies at UC promotes the interdisciplinary study of film and other screen media and sponsors a wide range of screenings and events with filmmakers and film scholars on and off campus. Our 2017-2018 series, UC Film Fest, brings recent films from global film festivals to the Mini. Beginning in Fall, the program will include series of compelling short and feature-length films organized around important issues such as migration and urban policy. Films are presented by UC faculty and guests and students participate in the planning and programming process through internships for course credit.

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Do You See What I See?  Joseph Maiocco presents - Little Dreamer
Jul
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Do You See What I See? Joseph Maiocco presents - Little Dreamer

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

Do You See What I See?  Joseph Maiocco presents - Little Dreamer

Join us for The Mini’s 100th screening, when local filmmaker Joseph Maiocco presents Little Dreamer, a short film about one little girl's imagination that comes to life. Set in her tranquil backyard, the audience is immediately introduced to a myriad of characters ranging from a tuxedo wearing frog, to a pair of drunken gnomes. By blending the worlds of 2D animation and live action cinematography, this film captures the innocence of youth, imagination, and the idea of community. Nearly three years in the making, Little Dreamer utilizes some good ole’ fashioned camera tricks in order to bend the rules, but not necessarily break them. Only through experimentation and a disciplined approach to process was Director Joseph Maiocco able create this cinematic world.

Q&A with the director following the film.

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Home Movie Days - Selections from the Kentucky Amateur Film Archives
Jul
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Home Movie Days - Selections from the Kentucky Amateur Film Archives

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

Home Movie Days - Selections from the Kentucky Amateur Film Archives

Katrina M. Dixon and Brian L. Frye present a selection of amateur films from the eclectic collection of the Kentucky Amateur Film Archives, in-cluding home movies and amateur films projected on 16mm and transferred from 8mm film to video. The program will include an 8mm home movie of the Kentucky Derby from the 1950s, a 16mm home movie of Mammoth Cave in the 1944, a 16mm home of the University of Kentucky in 1951, and an 8mm home movie from Hungary in the 1950s. It may also include 9.5mm and 28mm home movies from the 1920s.

The Kentucky Amateur Film Archives is a 501(c)(3) organization based in Lexington, Kentucky. Its mission is to collect, preserve, and provide access to home movies and amateur films, with a focus on films made in Kentucky and its surrounding states, or by people from those states.

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Lils + Lil's - Kid's Screening and Bagel Brunch
Jul
8
10:30am10:30am

Lils + Lil's - Kid's Screening and Bagel Brunch

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

Join us at The Mini Microcinema every Saturday during Seven Weeks of Cinema for kid friendly films. Our Lils + Lil’s screenings presents films for young people along with Lil’s Bagels for a delicious snack. We will be showing animations from the New York International Children’s Film Festival, appropriate for all ages!


Please note, on Saturday July 22nd, The Mini will be presenting a special off-site Lils + Lil’s screening of Spanish-language children’s films at the Price Hill Public Library, located at 3215 Warsaw Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45205. 

Always FREE with a suggested donation of $5. 

 

Art by L.D. Nehls - www.ldnehls.com

Art by L.D. Nehls - www.ldnehls.com

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Seven Weeks of Cinema - Opening Night
Jul
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

Seven Weeks of Cinema - Opening Night

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

Please join us on Friday July 7th, 2017, as we kick off our Seven Weeks of Cinema summer screening series!

Let’s celebrate The Mini Microcinema’s 2nd birthday with music, drinks, and treats. Our opening party also marks the launch of The Mini’s membership program! Support your local cinema, and become a member. Our opening party also features a selection of “mini” video work, with original media created by local filmmaker Jesse Byerly. 

Oh, and don’t forget to sign the giant birthday card, while eating mini cupcakes and drinking little tiny cocktails. 

Cheers!

 

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

2002 (2015) By: C. Spencer Yeh

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.

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

FRINGE FESTIVAL - Two Truths (Performance #5)

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

a Special Event of the 2017 Cincinnati Fringe Festival, a Know Theatre production

Show Dates:

Thursday, June 1st - 7:45 PM Saturday,

June 3rd - 7:45 PM Sunday,

June 4th - 4:45 PM Wednesday,

June 7th - 7:45 PM Saturday,

June 10th - 7:45 PM

 

All performances at The Mini Microcinema

This is a ticketed event.

Ticket Information: cincyfringe.com 513-300-5669

 

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