Second Sunday on Main
Aug
12
12:00 PM12:00

Second Sunday on Main

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Second Sunday on Main

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

Please visit The Mini Microcinema during Second Sunday on Main, Over-the-Rhine’s oldest street festival! Enjoy live music, delicious food, and cool drinks while perusing the wares of more then 100 vendors. Stop by our booth to participate in a fun animation project and to celebrate a great summer of cinema! (http://secondsundayonmain.org/)

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Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids
Aug
11
10:30 AM10:30

Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids 

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

 

The Mini Microcinema presents a selection of short animated films for children. The screening, which is appropriate for all ages, includes work from all over the world! Arrive early to enjoy free Lil’s Bagels and coffee from Iris Book Cafe. (30 minutes) Free with $5 suggested donation.

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The Cockettes (2002)
Aug
9
7:00 PM19:00

The Cockettes (2002)

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

The Cockettes (2002)

Directed by Bill Weber & David Weissman

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

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

The rise and fall of San Francisco's legendary theatrical troupe of hippies and drag queens, 1969 - 1972.

 

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Free with $5 suggested donation.

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The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
Aug
7
7:00 PM19:00

The Heartbreak Kid (1972)

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

The Heartbreak Kid (1972)

Directed by Elaine May

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

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

Elaine May provides a counterpoint to Mike Nichols' The Graduate (1968) in this much lauded dark comedy. A young schmuck (Charles Grodin),having just arrived to Miami Beach on his honeymoon, eyes a young wealthy WASP (Cybil Shepherd) and bets that maybe he has a shot at a whole different life. Superlative. (106 minutes) Free with $5 suggested donation.

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Homage To A Sound And Other Short Films about Jazz
Aug
5
7:00 PM19:00

Homage To A Sound And Other Short Films about Jazz

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

Homage To A Sound And Other Short Films about Jazz

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

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

Homage To A Sound: And Other Short Films about Jazz explores jazz through varying genres of the moving image medium. The program includes Homage to a Sound, a short documentary by filmmaker Matthew Davis about photographer Melvin Grier's passion for shooting the musicians who night after night play his favorite style of music. The screening will also include The Cry of Jazz, a 1959 film by director Ed Bland that connects jazz to African-American history. In 2010, the Library of Congress selected The Cry of Jazz for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.  The shorts program will also include work by Kent Lambert, Norman McLaren, and Evelyn Lambart. Curated by C. Jacqueline Wood. (66 minutes)

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FC Roma (2016)
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

FC Roma (2016)

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

FC Roma (2016)

Directed by Tomáš Bojar & Rozálie Kohoutová 

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.

 

This unique documentary with scripted elements chronicles the Czech “FC Roma” football club, whose members have to persuade the other teams in the third league to play against them. The film transforms into an excursion through the various types of everyday Czech xenophobia. The filmmakers’ inconspicuous, observational approach gives a voice to the charismatic coaches, who, with a healthy ironic worldview, comment on a society that gives them virtually no chance. The dialogue of the various protagonists is the most prominent feature of this stirring, yet hopeless sounding documentary. Racism proves to be absurd, often unintentionally comical, but often also chilling. Kohoutová and Bojar’s collaborative project represents a new wave of cinema coming from graduates of Prague’s famous FAMU film school. This “New Czech Cinema” turns a critical yet often (darkly) humorous eye towards contemporary society.  (76 minutes + Preceded by Selected Shorts) Free with $5 suggested donation. 

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Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)
Jul
31
7:00 PM19:00

Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)

Directed by Shinya Tsukamoto

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

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

After killing a pedestrian with his car and then dumping the remains, a Tokyo salaryman (Tomorowo Taguchi) falls ill with mysterious symptoms: cold sweats, delirium, a metal spike protruding from his cheek that prevents him from shaving. More patches of metal appear until steadily, limb by limb, he is transformed into Iron Man -- a man-machine hybrid driven by an insatiable appetite for destruction. Thus begins Shinya Tsukamoto’s cryptic, hallucinatory, formally daring Tetsuo: The Iron Man. Produced on a shoestring budget and released to little fanfare, the film has since become an object of cult worship, inviting comparisons to the works of David Lynch and David Cronenberg and influencing generations of anime artists. Equal parts Freudian allegory, cyberpunk social commentary and body horror fever dream, it shows modern man in extremis, destroyed from within by a merciless techno-capitalist social order -- or perhaps, simply, his own desire. (67 minutes) Free with $5 suggested donation.

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Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974)
Jul
29
7:00 PM19:00

Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974)

Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974)

Directed by Martin Scorsese

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

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

Ellen Burstyn personally recruited upstart Martin Scorsese to direct this spirited plunge into the life of Alice - a young widow who needs to get out of town and find a new life. She and her son land in Arizona, where she works as a waitress in a (very entertaining) diner, moonlights as a (less that great) lounge singer, and finds relief in the sensitive embrace of Kris Kristofferson. Life is tough. (112 minutes)

 

Free with $5 suggested donation.

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Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids
Jul
28
10:30 AM10:30

Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids 

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

 

The Mini Microcinema presents a selection of short animated films for children. The screening, which is appropriate for all ages, includes work from all over the world! Arrive early to enjoy free Lil’s Bagels and coffee from Iris Book Cafe. (30 minutes) Free with $5 suggested donation.

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La Selva Negra (The Modern Jungle) (2016)
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

La Selva Negra (The Modern Jungle) (2016)

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

La Selva Negra (The Modern Jungle) (2016)

Directed by Charles Fairbanks and Saul Kak

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

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

The Modern Jungle is a portrait of globalization filtered through the fever dream of a Mexican shaman, don Juan, who falls under the spell of a pyramid-scheme-marketed nutritional supplement. Juan’s neighbor Carmen lives simply, in harmony with the land her martyred husband paid for with his life. The Modern Jungle documents their struggles and encounters with outside forces: from capitalism and commodity fetish, to the culture of cinema, and the directors of this film. The Modern Jungle is made by Charles Fairbanks (USA) and Saul Kak (Mexico). Kak is an internationally acclaimed painter, poet, native speaker of Zoque and activist for his people. Fairbanks's short films have been awarded at Ann Arbor, Atlanta, and CPH:DOX, and have shown on POV and at Anthology Film Archives, Slamdance, Visions du Réel, and over 100 other festivals. For this project Fairbanks received support from the Guggenheim Foundation, MacDowell Colony, and the Wexner Art Center's Film/Video Studio Program. (71 minutes)

 

Filmmaker Charles Fairbanks in attendance!

 

Free with $5 suggested donation. 

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Claiming Open Spaces (1995)
Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

Claiming Open Spaces (1995)

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Claiming Open Spaces (1995)

Directed by Austin Allen

Co-presented with VIBE (Voices in the Built Environment)

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

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

Claiming Open Spaces explores African-American culture as it clashes with the design of the modern American city. The film includes a comprehensive section on New Orleans--the vital place of historical significance that this city holds, and its role in continuing African American tradition and culture. The film is both a critical examination of the design and histories of American urban open space, as well as a celebration of leisure, recreation and resistance. "A celebration of Black culture, the sort of positive portrait that Blacks deserve and seldom receive… a compelling, thoroughly researched production."

(Columbus Dispatch) "Austin Allen's documentary takes a controversial stance: that African American's conception of open space is different from that of the mostly white civic authorities who have closed public parks in recent years, denying blacks a vital gathering place… In building his case, Allen creates a fascinating history of Black America.” (The East Bay Express)

(87 minutes) Free with $5 suggested donation. Discussion to follow.

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Personal Problems (1980)
Jul
22
6:00 PM18:00

Personal Problems (1980)

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

Personal Problems (1980)

Directed by Bill Gunn

Co-Presented with Black Folks Make Movies

Doors at 6:00 PM, Screening at 6:30 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

Personal Problems is an entirely African American-conceived and produced ensemble drama. The film is a collaboration of a pair of pioneering Black artists: writer Ishmael Reed and filmmaker Bill Gunn, who wrote and directed the underground classic Ganja & Hess and wrote the screenplay for Hal Ashby's The Landlord. Originally intended to air on public television in 1980, Personal Problems went unseen for many years, but has recently been restored from the original tapes.

(165 minutes) Free with $5 suggested donation.

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House and Home
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

House and Home

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

House and Home

A Series of Short Films About Architecture and Place

Doors at 6:30, Screening at 7:00 PM

@ The Contemporary Arts Center (44 E. 6th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202)

 

The Mini Microcinema has teamed up with the Contemporary Arts Center to present House and Home: A Series of Short Films About Architecture and Place. The screening, which will take place in the CAC's Black Box performance space, is curated by The Mini’s Director C. Jacqueline Wood. The program includes short films of varying genres that examine architecture's relationship to the meaning of home.  House and Home includes moving image work by Peter Greenaway, Kara Blake, Ezra Wube, John Smith, and Rhayne Vermette(70 minutes) 

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Heavy Laughter in Lean Years
Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

Heavy Laughter in Lean Years

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Heavy Laughter in Lean Years

Hal Roach Studios’ Depression-Era Comedy Shorts

Curated by Adam Williams

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

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

Producer Hal Roach’s life was the quintessential American success story, a restless youth who winded his way from sea to shining sea taking on numerous odd jobs, including prospecting for gold and working as an extra in cowboy movies, before ultimately setting up shop as an independent producer at the ripe old age of 23. His entrepreneurial spirit and freedom from the burgeoning major studios shines brightest in his two-reel comedies spanning the tail end of the silent era and into the early days of the talkies, concurrent to the harshest years of the Great Depression. In this time at The Lot of Fun, as his Culver City studio was known, Laurel was paired with Hardy, there was no rival to Our Gang, and hapless Charley Chase embarrassed himself in every conceivable situation. Lesser known to today’s audiences, but equally delightful, was the Jewish comedy of Max Davidson (and his feckless “son” Spec O’Donnell) and the female comedians Thelma Todd, Anita Garvin, ZaSu Pitts, Patsy Kelly, and Dayton, Ohio-born Marion “Peanuts” Byron. This mad cast provided the funhouse mirror reflection to a nation in despair and left an indelible impression on the American cultural landscape. Just for laughs, we present a carefully-curated collection of Roach’s cockamamie canon made between 1929 and 1932. (90 minutes)

 

Free with $5 suggested donation.

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Open Screen
Jul
15
7:00 PM19:00

Open Screen

Sunday, July 15th, 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 fourth “Open Screen” event, highlighting work by local film and video makers. The program will include a mix of short films from varying genres. All filmmakers will be in attendance to present their work. Interested in screening your work? For more information visit our website: mini-cinema.org/open-screen. Program details will be announced one week prior to the screening.(80 minutes) Free with $5 suggested donation. 

PRESENTING WORK BY:

Mark Borison

Ann Driscoll

Jonathan Hancock

Laura Herman

Kevin Lewis

Brian McCabe

H. Michael Sanders

Matthew Williams

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Lil’s + Lils
Jul
14
10:30 AM10:30

Lil’s + Lils

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Lil’s + Lils

Films for Kids 

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

@ The Mini 1329 Main St. 

 

The Mini Microcinema presents a selection of short animated films for children. The screening, which is appropriate for all ages, includes work from all over the world! Arrive early to enjoy free Lil’s Bagels and coffee from Iris Book Cafe. (30 minutes)

 

Free with $5 suggested donation.

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Casa de Lava (1994)
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

Casa de Lava (1994)

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Casa de Lava (1994)

Directed by Pedro Costa

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

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

In only his second feature, Portuguese filmmaker Pedro Costa (Horse Money, In Vanda’s Room) brilliantly reworked Jacques Tourneur’s classic, I Walked with a Zombie, into a reflection on his country’s colonial legacy. A nurse, Mariana, accompanies Leão to his home on the volcanic islands of Cape Verde after an accident leaves him in a coma — but he goes unrecognized by fellow denizens, leaving Mariana trapped with and eventually entranced by a mysterious community. Never before released in the U.S. and now beautifully restored, Casa de Lava foreshadows the masterful films that would follow, yet is an extraordinary, ravishing work in its own right. Johnathan Rosenbaum writes: ”The cinema of Pedro Costa is populated not so much by characters in the literary sense as by raw, human essences — souls, if you will. This is a trait he shares with other masters of portraiture, including Robert Bresson, Charlie Chaplin, Jacques Demy, Alexander Dovzhenko, Carl Dreyer, Kenji Mizoguchi, Yasujiro Ozu, and Jacques Tourneur. It’s not a religious predilection but rather a humanist, spiritual, and aesthetic tendency. What carries these mysterious souls, and us along with them, isn’t stories — though untold or partially told stories pervade all of Costa’s features. It’s fully realized moments, secular epiphanies.” (105 minutes)

Free with $5 suggested donation. 

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Stop Making Sense (1984)
Jul
10
7:00 PM19:00

Stop Making Sense (1984)

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

 

Stop Making Sense (1984)

Directed by Jonathan Demme

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

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St. 

Universally acclaimed as one of the best concert films ever made, Stop Making Sense, documents the groundbreaking Talking Heads at their peak in the early 1980’s. "A rock concert film that looks and sounds like no other.”(Janet Maslin, New York Times) "A dose of happiness from beginning to end. Stop Making Sense is close to perfection." (Pauline Kael, New Yorker Magazine) "The Talking Heads put on a tremendous show -- erudite, funny, funky...Stop Making Sense is a dynamic rock film, as suited to its place in history, musically and visually, as 'Woodstock' was to the 60’s." (Rita Kempley, Washington Post)

(88 minutes) Free with $5 suggested donation. 

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Second Sunday on Main
Jul
8
12:00 PM12:00

Second Sunday on Main

Sunday, July 8th, 2018

Second Sunday on Main

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

Please visit The Mini Microcinema during Second Sunday on Main, Over-the-Rhine’s oldest street festival! Enjoy live music, delicious food, and cool drinks while perusing the wares of more then 100 vendors. Stop by our booth to participate in a fun animation project and see what’s coming up at The Mini! 

(http://secondsundayonmain.org/)

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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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