No Response screening- Johnny Vortex, Jud Yalkut/Dementia Precox
Jun
22
5:00 PM17:00

No Response screening- Johnny Vortex, Jud Yalkut/Dementia Precox

Friday, June 22

Doors at 5:00 PM, Screening at 5:30 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.


No Response Festival and the Mini Microcinema are proud to present a program of rarely screened, largely unseen, and vital pieces of regional video art/experimental music history!

JOHNNY VORTEX presents D street: avenue of fear (1985)
Collaboration between John Bender/Kate Gallion/Jason Tannen

JUD YALKUT music videos for DEMENTIA PRECOX (1982)
Coppola13 / She's Just / FLA(W) Girls / Untitled (as of yet) / Maladie D' Esprit

Jud Yalkut was a pioneering filmmaker and media artist. His remarkable collection of moving image work, which spanned fifty years, ranged from early performance renderings and poetic filmic experiments to a series of groundbreaking hybrid video-film collaborations with NamJune Paik. Transcending and transforming media as he explored and merged film, video, expanded cinema, electronic manipulations, performance and installation, he created seminal intermedia projects with numerous artists, filmmakers, musicians and performers.
In 1973, Yalkut left New York to start a video and film program at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and became one of the founders of Dayton's Visual Arts Center.

Dementia Precox were a Dayton, OH industrial, noise, experimental band that existed off and on from 1980-2007. 
Sometimes more Throbbing Gristle, sometimes more Wax Trax, always unique.
Everyone from Robert Pollard to Trent Reznor have cited them as an influence.

Doors 5pm / all ages / free (donations encouraged)

Mini Microcinema
1329 Main St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(across from the Woodward Theater!)

for more details consult-
http://www.mini-cinema.org/ or https://www.noresponsefestival.com/

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FILM FRINGE - PROGRAM #5 How To Get From Here To There (2018) Directed by Kevin James Thornton (Work-in-Progress)
Jun
7
7:15 PM19:15

FILM FRINGE - PROGRAM #5 How To Get From Here To There (2018) Directed by Kevin James Thornton (Work-in-Progress)

Thursday, June 7, 2018

FILM FRINGE - PROGRAM #5

How To Get From Here To There (2018) Directed by Kevin James Thornton

Doors at 7:15 PM, Screening at 7:45 PM @ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

A gay man in blue collar America returns to his childhood home after the death of his mother. In his old bedroom, he discovers the ability to time travel and he blasts through the mistakes of his life. It’s a southern gothic, time traveling sci-fi gay love story! The special effects are done through the eyes of a child. The story is a metaphor for how the choices we make effect our destiny. (Work-in-Progress)(90 minutes) TICKETS: $10

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FILM FRINGE - PROGRAM #4 Inhumanwich! (2016) Directed by David Cornelius
Jun
5
7:15 PM19:15

FILM FRINGE - PROGRAM #4 Inhumanwich! (2016) Directed by David Cornelius

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
FILM FRINGE - PROGRAM #4

Inhumanwich! (2016) Directed by David Cornelius

Doors at 7:15 PM, Screening at 7:45 PM @ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

When all-American astronaut Joe Neumann mutates into an
unstoppable blob of meat, it’s up to a team of devoted scientists and
hard-nosed soldiers to stop the creature before it devours the planet.
Yes, really. (70 minutes) TICKETS: $10

ALL TICKETS: $10
TO PURCHASE PLEASE VISIT: https://www.cincyfringe.com/

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FILM FRINGE - PROGRAM #3 In The Jungle (2017) Directed by Stephanie M. Barber
Jun
3
7:15 PM19:15

FILM FRINGE - PROGRAM #3 In The Jungle (2017) Directed by Stephanie M. Barber

Sunday, June 3, 2018

FILM FRINGE - PROGRAM #3
In The Jungle (2017) Directed by Stephanie M. Barber

Doors at 7:15 PM, Screening at 7:45 PM @ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

In The Jungle is a musical essay film written and directed by
Stephanie Barber, and starring Cricket Arrison (of Wham City) and
M.C. Schmidt (of Matmos). In The Jungle, playfully and sorrowfully
tells the tale of an unreliable narrator in a self imposed exile. Given a grant to study the equivalent of animal cries and whines in jungle flora, our heroine has lived for 5 years deep in an unnamed jungle. This jungle serves as an extended metaphor for excessive and continual growth, death, fear and sustenance; a metaphorical space of chaos in which the scientist finds solace and which stands in contrast to the human jungle of “civilization.” The collision of human civilization and wildlife is both a contemplation of extinction and environmentalism as well as a metaphor for the wild in our psyches and imagination. (63 minutes) TICKETS: $10

ALL TICKETS: $10
TO PURCHASE PLEASE VISIT: https://www.cincyfringe.com/

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FILM FRINGE - PROGRAM #2 The Pink Egg (2016) Directed by Jim Trainor
Jun
2
7:15 PM19:15

FILM FRINGE - PROGRAM #2 The Pink Egg (2016) Directed by Jim Trainor

Saturday, June 2, 2018

FILM FRINGE - PROGRAM #2
The Pink Egg (2016) Directed by Jim Trainor

Doors at 7:15 PM, Screening at 7:45 PM @ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

In The Pink Egg, directed by Chicago filmmaker Jim Trainer, the life
cycles of various kinds of wasps and bees are enacted by human actors. Its purpose is to depict with emotion, humor and unnerving specificity an alternative society that actually exists but has nothing to do with human beings. (70 minutes) TICKETS: $10

ALL TICKETS: $10
TO PURCHASE PLEASE VISIT: https://www.cincyfringe.com/

 

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FILM FRINGE - PROGRAM #1 Salute Your Shorts - Some Short Films!
May
31
7:15 PM19:15

FILM FRINGE - PROGRAM #1 Salute Your Shorts - Some Short Films!

Thursday, May 31, 2018
FILM FRINGE - PROGRAM #1

Salute Your Shorts - Some Short Films!

Doors at 7:15 PM, Screening at 7:45 PM @ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

Salute Your Shorts is a program of short films of various genres, from comedy to animation and even a sci-fi soap opera! Including work by Andrew Day, InquisInc, Mike Olenick, Nicholas Thurkettle, and Thu Tran. Plus the local premiere of a new short film by Cincinnati’s own Andre Hyland. (60 minutes) TICKETS: $10

ALL TICKETS: $10
TO PURCHASE PLEASE VISIT: https://www.cincyfringe.com/

 

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The Triplets of Belleville (2003) Directed by Sylvain Chomet
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

The Triplets of Belleville (2003) Directed by Sylvain Chomet

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Presented by Red Bike

Doors at 7:00 PM, Screening at 7:30 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

To celebrate Bike Month, Red Bike, Cincinnati’s non-profit public bikeshare system, presents The Triplets of Belleville. “This a story of a boy, his grandmother, his dog and his dream of winning the Tour de France. When the boy is kidnapped by two mysterious men during the race, the search leads to the megalopolis of Belleville and the renowned Triplets of Belleville, eccentric female music-hall stars from the ‘30s,” writes Metacritic.  The Triplets of Belleville, an animated pantomimic film, is as much about bicycling as it is about family and a satire of capitalism and the entertainment industry. Presented by:  Elese Daniel, Education & Outreach Manager at Red Bike

Free with $5 suggested donation.

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Girlfriends (1978) Directed by Claudia Weill
May
22
7:00 PM19:00

Girlfriends (1978) Directed by Claudia Weill

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Girlfriends (1978) Directed by Claudia Weill

Doors at 7:00 PM, Screening at 7:30 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

Girlfriends, a female-led bildungsroman directed by Claudia Weill, follows Susan, a twenty-something photographer living in NYC whose self-reliance is tested when her best friend and roommate, Anne, announces that she’s getting married. While Anne retreats into Upstate domesticity, Susan must negotiate the demands of friendship and romance, commerce and art, Judaism and bohemianism on an uneven path toward womanhood. With its rough-hewn visual style and intimate depiction of young people adrift, Girlfriends is a forerunner to mumblecore, as well as a textured document of a bygone Manhattan where lofts were still affordable and gallery owners only mildly pretentious. Born in New York City to Jewish parents, Claudia Weill began her film career in television and documentaries before going on to direct feature films. Girlfriends (1978), her first feature, won numerous awards at film festivals and garnered widespread critical praise. Its success paved the way for a second feature, It’s My Turn (1980), along with a string of television directing jobs on series like Thirtysomething (1987), My So-Called Life (1994) and Girls (2013).

Free with $5 suggested donation.

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A PAGE OF MADNESS (1926) Directed by Kinugasa Teinosuke
May
19
7:00 PM19:00

A PAGE OF MADNESS (1926) Directed by Kinugasa Teinosuke

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

THE MINI MICROCINEMA AND WESTON ART GALLERY PRESENT...

A PAGE OF MADNESS (1926) Directed by Kinugasa Teinosuke

FILM SCREENING WITH LIVE MUSICAL SCORE BY LITTLE BANG THEORY

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

7PM @ Fifth Third Bank Theater (Aronoff Center)

TICKETS: $12 - visit https://www.cincinnatiarts.org/ or call (513) 621-2787

Detroit area trio Little Bang Theory (Frank Pahl, Terri Sarris, and Doug Shimmin) will perform an original score written by Frank Pahl on toy and handmade instruments for A Page of Madness, one of the greatest avant-garde films in history. Directed by Kinugasa Teinosuke in 1926, and recently remastered after being lost for nearly half a century, the story, by Nobel laureate Kawabata Yasunari, centers on a janitor at the insane asylum that holds his wife.

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Toni Erdmann (2016) Directed by Maren Ade
May
15
7:00 PM19:00

Toni Erdmann (2016) Directed by Maren Ade

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Toni Erdmann (2016) Directed by Maren Ade

Doors at 7:00 PM, Screening at 7:30 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

“Any attempt to characterize this film in conventional terms — as a father-daughter story, a feminist satire of corporate behavior, a fable of global capitalism, an extended practical joke — would be woefully insufficient. It’s something new under the sun, a thrilling and discomfiting document of the present moment and also, like every movie that matters, a bulletin from the future.” - NY Times

Free with $5 suggested donation.

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Site-Specific: A History of the Mattress Factory
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

Site-Specific: A History of the Mattress Factory

Friday, May 11, 2018

Site-Specific: A History of the Mattress Factory

Doors at 7:00 PM, Screening at 7:30 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

Through a mix of stories and anecdotes, archival installation footage, and interviews with artists and razor-sharp co-directors Barbara Luderowski and Michael Olijnyk, Site-Specific: A History of the Mattress Factory presents an in-depth look at one of the first site-specific museums in the United States. Founded in 1977 in Pittsburgh, PA, and starting as a quirky, anything goes food co-op and artist studio space, the museum created a program of artist residencies in 1982 to focus on site-specific installation art. The film parallels the installation of the museum’s 40th anniversary exhibition with an in-depth, story-driven journey through the museum’s long history of exhibiting site-specific art. Through interviews with artists such as Ann Hamilton, Sarah Oppenheimer, Vanessa German, Dennis Maher, and others, the film provides an intimate, sometimes humorous, look at the indirect path a museum takes as it creates its identity.

Director David Bernabo in attendance!

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16mm Films by George Kuchar
May
10
7:00 PM19:00

16mm Films by George Kuchar

Thursday, May 10, 2018

16mm Films by George Kuchar

Doors at 7:00 PM, Screening at 7:30 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

A pivotal figure in the underground cinema of the ‘60s and ‘70s, George Kuchar (1942 – 2011) and his twin brother Michael, grew up in the Bronx and produced hundreds of hilariously goofy films that defy description to this day. George’s riotous works parody all that is Hollywood cinema. They make a mockery of classic cinema conventions on almost no budget and with little in the way of technical skills. "Kuchar's films are overtly insane. Anyone who lived in such a world would be mad inside an hour. … But the utter insanity, the insanity of perverted cliche, is the genuine unwholesome appeal of Kuchar's outlook. Something is very much wrong with the Kuchar world.” - Leonard Lipton

Screenings includes:  Hold Me While I’m Naked (1966), Mosholu Holiday (1966), Pagan Rhapsody (1970), A Reason to Live (1976), and I, An Actress (1977).

Free with $5 suggested donation.

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Prague Animation
May
8
7:00 PM19:00

Prague Animation

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Prague animation - Karel Zeman's The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (please note the modified program - a feature by Zeman will be shown in place of selected shorts due to technical issues)

Presented by the UC Center for Film and Media Studies

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

The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (1961, Czechoslovakia)
In 1961, Karel Zeman created the finest film adaptation of the outlandish tales of Baron Munchausen, made famous in the 1786 book by Gottfried August Bürger. The incredible adventures of the bragging Baron come to life in a film celebrating the courage and imagination of dreamers and poets.

Zeman took inspiration from the engravings in the 1862 edition, the work one of the greatest illustrators of the 19th century Gustav Doré. The director achieved a visually captivating style by color-tinting the original black and white footage.

In the movie, a groundbreaking combination of live action, animation and puppetry, Munchausen's humorous narrative contrasts with the romantic tale of a modern fantasistTony, who becomes the good Baron's rival in love. In addition to Milos Kopecky in the title role the film features the Czech acting élite of the day.

The film won many international awards, including in Cannes and Locarno. Terry Gilliam admits that his 1988 film “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen” was primarily inspired by the Zeman’s version.

Free with $5 suggested donation.

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Monument to Michael Jackson (2014) Directed by Darko Lungulov
May
6
7:00 PM19:00

Monument to Michael Jackson (2014) Directed by Darko Lungulov

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Monument to Michael Jackson (2014) Directed by Darko Lungulov

Doors at 7:00 PM, Screening at 7:30 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

Presented by the UC Center for Film and Media Studies

In a dying town in Serbia, an old communist-era monument is removed from the Square. Marko, a daydreamer, is on the verge of divorce from the love of his life. Out of despair, he comes up with the idea to replace the statue with a monument to Michael Jackson in order to save his dying town and seduce his wife again.

“Darko Lungulov's stellar black comedy goes back to a time before the war - all the way back to the 1960s, when Eastern Europe churned out enchanting little stories about people trapped in a world they never made." - John Petkovic, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Director Darko Lungulov in attendance! 

Free with $5 suggested donation.

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Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids
May
5
10:30 AM10:30

Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids

Doors at 10:30 AM, Screening at 11:00 AM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 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.

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The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) Directed by Orson Welles
May
3
7:00 PM19:00

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) Directed by Orson Welles

Thursday, May 3, 2018

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) Directed by Orson Welles

Doors at 7:00 PM, Screening at 7:30 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

The magnificence of the Ambersons began in 1873. Their splendor lasted throughout all the years that saw their Midland town spread and darken into a city. In that town in those days, all the women who wore silk or velvet knew all the other women who wore silk or velvet and everybody knew everybody else's family horse and carriage. The only public conveyance was the streetcar. A lady could whistle to it from an upstairs window, and the car would halt at once, and wait for her, while she shut the window ... put on her hat and coat ... went downstairs... found an umbrella... told the 'girl' what to have for dinner...and came forth from the house. Too slow for us nowadays, because the faster we're carried, the less time we have to spare...

Free with $5 suggested donation.

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Punishment Park (1971) Directed by Peter Watkins
May
1
7:00 PM19:00

Punishment Park (1971) Directed by Peter Watkins

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Punishment Park (1971) Directed by Peter Watkins

Doors at 7:00 PM, Screening at 7:30 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

Punishment Park, Peter Watkins’ only  film made in the U.S., is a protest against American imperialism. It follows a group of activists who have been unlawfully arrested by Nixon’s government on suspicion of inciting insurrection. After a trial in the desert, they choose between decades of imprisonment or total freedom if they are willing to try their luck in a deadly training exercise against rookie cops in aviator shades. The brutality that is unleashed seems ridiculously implausible until you realize that many of the film’s premises along with its iconic images of unaccountable officers standing astride huddled prisoners, found realization at Guantánamo Bay over 30 years later in conjunction with the politics of today. Peter Watkins’ films present pacifist and radical ideas in a nontraditional style. As a pioneer of the docudrama technique, he invariably employs location sets, natural sound, handheld cameras and almost exclusively non-actors. Nearly all of Watkins' films have used a combination of dramatic and documentary elements to dissect historical occurrences or possible near future events. 

Free with $5 suggested donation.

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Ex Libris: The New York Public Library (2017) Directed by Frederick Wiseman
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Ex Libris: The New York Public Library (2017) Directed by Frederick Wiseman

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Ex Libris: The New York Public Library (2017) Directed by Frederick Wiseman

Doors at 7:00 PM, Screening at 7:30 PM

@ The Mercantile Library (414 Walnut Street, 11th Floor, Cincinnati, OH 45202)

Co-Presented by The Mini Microcinema and The Mercantile Library

In this, the 42nd documentary by Frederick Wiseman (recipient of an Honorary Oscar in 2016), the legendary filmmaker brings his incisive vision behind the scenes of one of the world’s greatest institutions of learning, capturing the vast programmatic scope of NYC’s library system. The NYPL is blessed with uniformly passionate staff and deeply devoted, appreciative bibliophiles and beneficiaries across its 92 branches. The film reveals a venerable place of welcome, cultural exchange, and intellectual creativity.- Zipporah Films

Free with $5 suggested donation.

LIMITED SEATING.... PLEASE MAKE A RESERVATION AT:Email reservations@mercantilelibrary.com or call 513-621-0717.

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Eve’s Bayou (1997) Directed by Kasi Lemmons
Apr
22
7:00 PM19:00

Eve’s Bayou (1997) Directed by Kasi Lemmons

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Eve’s Bayou (1997) Directed by Kasi Lemmons

Doors at 7:00 PM, Screening at 7:30 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

Presented by Black Folks Make Movies

A stunning coming-of-age tale (an exceedingly rare example of one that privileges the experience of young black girls); an honest, hyper-specific portrait of black life in rural Louisiana; and one of the greatest writer-director debuts in American cinematic history.  - Vulture Magazine

Free with $5 suggested donation.

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Fidelio: Alice’s Odyssey (2014) Directed by Lucie Borleteau
Apr
21
7:00 PM19:00

Fidelio: Alice’s Odyssey (2014) Directed by Lucie Borleteau

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Fidelio: Alice’s Odyssey (2014) Directed by Lucie Borleteau

Doors at 7:00 PM, Screening at 7:30 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

UC Center for Film & Media Studies Mediterranean Stories Series

 

French director Lucie Borleteau’s intriguing film is both a love story and the tale of a woman’s atypical odyssey through a distinctively masculine world. The protagonist Alice (Ariane Labed) is an engineer on a cargo ship based in Marseille and her voyage on the rusty old Fidelio is equal parts escapist adventure at sea, aquatic identity quest, and meditation on the sea as a link between places and cultures. The only woman among a male crew, lulled by her love affairs and the camaraderie in ports of call, Alice exposes herself to the joy of living everything at once and trying to stay on course. Introduced by Michael Gott (UC Department of Romance Languages and Film & Media Studies)

Presented by the University of Cincinnati Center for Film and Media Studies

Free with $5 suggested donation.

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Born Rich (2003) Directed by Jamie Johnson
Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

Born Rich (2003) Directed by Jamie Johnson

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Born Rich (2003) Directed by Jamie Johnson 

Doors at 7:00 PM, Screening at 7:30 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

First-time filmmaker Jamie Johnson, a 23-year-old heir to the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical fortune, captures the rituals, worries and social customs of the young Trumps, Vanderbilts, Newhouses and Bloombergs in the documentary special, Born Rich. Offering candid insights into the privileges and burdens of inheriting more money than most people will earn in a lifetime. Narrated by Johnson, a history student at New York University, and filmed over a three-year period, Born Rich spotlights ten young adults who came into the world knowing they would never have to work a day in their lives.
- Top Documentary Films

Free with $5 suggested donation.

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Alps (2011) Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

Alps (2011) Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

Alps (2011) Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos

Doors at 7:00 PM, Screening at 7:30 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

UC Center for Film & Media Studies Mediterranean Stories Series

Lanthimos's third feature-length film, Alps tracks a group of misfits who start an underground business in grief therapy. Employees play the parts of the recently deceased so as to comfort their loved ones, with results that are by turns comic and traumatic. At the center of the story stands a young nurse (Angeliki Papoulia, Best Actress at the 2009 Sarajevo Film Festival), whose forays into method acting require deep-dives into multiple characters, with the mounting risk that she might not resurface. As identity play becomes identity crisis, what begins as a side job proves to be all-consuming. Introduced by Christopher Carter (UC Department of English).

Presented by the University of Cincinnati Center for Film and Media Studies

Free with $5 suggested donation.

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Conversations with Photographers (2014)  Directed by Ann Segal
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Conversations with Photographers (2014) Directed by Ann Segal

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Conversations with Photographers (2014)

Directed by Ann Segal

Doors at 7:00 PM, Screening at 7:30 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

This one-hour documentary explores the work of Cincinnati photographers Helen Adams, Gordon Baer, Jymi Bolden, Robert Flischel, Melvin Grier and Michael Wilson. Produced by Ann Segal, shot by Scott Ginn and edited by both, images are interspersed with short but in depth conversations about their lives and careers. Funded by FotoFocus and premiered in October 2014.

Ann Segal is a Cincinnati photographer and film producer. A graduate of Walnut Hills and Boston University via University of Wisconsin, she began her photographic career in Santa Barbara and Mill Valley, CA. She has exhibited her work extensively in Cincinnati after returning here in the early 1990’s. She has exhibited her work and curated shows for FotoFocus since 2012 when she started documenting local photographers. For FotoFocus 2018 she will be premiering a video self portrait, ‘Through the Lens of Time’ at The Mini Microcinema. 

Free with $5 suggested donation.

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Open Screen
Apr
8
7:00 PM19:00

Open Screen

Sunday, April 8th, 2018

Open Screen

Like Open Mic Night But With Movies

 

Doors at 7:00 PM, Screening at 7:30 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

Join us as we host our third “Open Screen” event, highlighting work by local film and video makers.  The program will include a mix of short films from varying genres, with a total screening duration of 80 minutes. All filmmakers will be in attendance to present their work. Please join us for this new bi-monthly celebration of local media makers! Interested in screening your work? Visit http://www.mini-cinema.org/open-screen/ for more information. 

Free with $5 suggested donation. 

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Lil’s + Lils  - Films for Kids
Apr
7
10:30 AM10:30

Lil’s + Lils  - Films for Kids

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

Lil’s + Lils  - Films for Kids

Doors at 10:30 AM, Screening at 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.

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The Appalachian Studies Presents…
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

The Appalachian Studies Presents…

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

The Appalachian Studies Presents…

Doors at 7:00 PM, Screening at 7:30 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

In conjunction with the 41st Annual Appalachian Studies Conference, The Mini presents “Pieced Together” along with excerpts from “The Mountain Minor.” Currently in post-production, “The Mountain Minor,” directed by Dale Farmer and Susan Pepper, tells the story of Oza and Vestal Abner in Eastern Kentucky’s depression era as they face the decision of leaving their life and home to find more opportunities for work in Cincinnati, Ohio. Fifty years later, following the desire to return to their mountain home, they face similar struggles of uprooting a life and passing on the musical traditions that have connected the Abner family to Eastern Kentucky for generations. Selected clips of this film will be shown! Directors Dale Farmer and Susan Pepper in attendance!

Pieced Together is the first documentary film about the American Quilt Square Trail movement.  Directed by Julianne Donofrio, a Peabody award-winning producer and veteran of ABC News, the movie tells the story of how one Ohio woman’s love for her mother changed the American landscape and saved her life after job loss and breast cancer.  Donna Sue, the daughter, received the Ohio Governor’s Award for the Arts in Community in 2010 and Maxine Groves (deceased, May 2015) was an honored elder and Ohio Arts Council master, traditional Appalachian textile artist.  Presented by  Julianne Donofrio, Michael Maloney, Omope Carter Daboiku

 

41st Annual Appalachian Studies Conference

Re-stitching the Seams: Appalachia Beyond Its Borders

April 5-8, 2018 (Millennium Hotel, Cincinnati, Ohio)

http://www.appalachianstudies.org/annualconference/

Free with $5 suggested donation.

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The Hard Earth (2017) Directed by Sally Lawton
Mar
31
7:00 PM19:00

The Hard Earth (2017) Directed by Sally Lawton

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

The Hard Earth (2017) Directed by Sally Lawton

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

The Hard Earth is an experimental feature length documentary charting the relationship of five Ukrainians and one Ukrainian American to the 2014 revolution and preceding war. The film is shot over the central and western regions of Ukraine, immediately post-revolution. Six figures explain their relationship to previous and furthering events in their homes and towns. First the Euromaidan protest are discussed as a singular, illuminating event. After abstracted information, dense stories of the annexation of Crimea, war in the East, and the disillusionment of the USSR, reveal complex portraits. The director examines interpersonal relationships and how the making of the film impacts the realizations. The guides and narrations take on specific forms, showing the miniature in global news stories. The elusive categorization of Ukraine, free and yet oppressed is framed by the difficulty and ease of documentation. Sally Lawton in attendance!

Free with $5 suggested donation.

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Harlan County USA (1976) Directed by Barbara Kopple
Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

Harlan County USA (1976) Directed by Barbara Kopple

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Harlan County USA (1976) Directed by Barbara Kopple

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

Barbara Kopple’s Academy Award–winning Harlan County USA unflinchingly documents a grueling coal miners’ strike in a small Kentucky town. With unprecedented access, Kopple and her crew captured the miners’ sometimes violent struggles with strikebreakers, local police, and company thugs. Featuring a haunting soundtrack — with legendary country and bluegrass artists Hazel Dickens, Merle Travis, Sarah Gunning, and Florence Reece — the film is a heartbreaking record of the thirteen-month struggle between a community fighting to survive and a corporation dedicated to the bottom line. - Criterion Collection

Free with $5 suggested donation.

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Ben-Hur (1959) Directed by William Wyler
Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

Ben-Hur (1959) Directed by William Wyler

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Ben-Hur (1959) Directed by William Wyler

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

In Roman-held Jerusalem, Prince Judah Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston) finds himself betrayed by his best friend. So begins a quest for revenge across a vast and spectacular Roman Empire, from shipboard slavery to victory in the arena. Ben-Hur is a prime example of the midcentury Hollywood “Toga Epic,” featuring extravagant production values, thrills & chills, and weighty moral messaging. Showpiece sequences like the famous chariot race remain thrilling. With its wide range of Mediterranean characters and locales, this film also offers a view of how Americans imagined this region in the wake of the Suez Crisis and the depths of the Cold War. Introduced by Colin Shelton (UC Department of Classics).

Presented by the University of Cincinnati Center for Film and Media Studies

Free with $5 suggested donation.

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Certain Women (2016) Directed Kelly Reichardt
Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

Certain Women (2016) Directed Kelly Reichardt

Saturday, March 24th, 2018

Certain Women (2016) Directed Kelly Reichardt

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

The expanses of the American West take center stage in this intimately observed triptych from Kelly Reichardt. Adapted from three short stories by Maile Meloy and unfolding in self-contained but interlocking episodes, Certain Women navigates the subtle shifts in personal desire and social expectation that unsettle the circumscribed lives of its characters: a lawyer (Laura Dern) forced to subdue a troubled client; a wife and mother (Michelle Williams) whose plans to construct her dream home reveal fissures in her marriage; and a night-school teacher (Kristen Stewart) who forms a tenuous bond with a lonely ranch hand (Lily Gladstone), whose longing for connection delivers an unexpected jolt of emotional immediacy. With unassuming craft, Reichardt captures the rhythms of daily life in small-town Montana through these fine-grained portraits of women trapped within the landscape's wide-open spaces. - Criterion Collection

Programmed by Francesca Marcotte Rietz

Discussion led by Valerie Weinstein, Ph.D. (Associate Professor Dept. of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Dept. of German Studies, Program in Film and Media Studies - University of Cincinnati)

Sponsored by the UC Center for Film & Media Studies

Free with $5 suggested donation.

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