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010_Open Cinema: This Is OTR: Films on Gentrification and Resistance

  • People's Liberty 1805 Elm St Cincinnati, OH, 45202 United States (map)

Open Cinema: This Is OTR: Films on Gentrification and Resistance

Presented by: Erick Stoll

There will be TWO screenings for Open Cinema this week.

Forgotten amidst the sensation surrounding Over-The-Rhine's "Urban Renaissance" are the poor and working-class families who have long called the neighborhood home, and the grassroots movement that emerged in the 80s and 90s to fight for their interests. 

This program documents more than 30 years of attempts to gentrify Over-The-Rhine, and the various strategies of resistance that the long-term community has taken to resist losing the neighborhood they call home.

#1: Doors open 5:30 screening starts at 6 PM

#2: Doors Open 7:30 screening starts at 8PM

65 Tickets are First Come First Serve
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Free Beer and Popcorn

THIS IS OTR: Films on Gentrification and Resistance


We Will Not Be Moved (1980) 25 min. Community Media Productions and Tony Heriza

This slide-film and audio piece documents an earlier "Urban Renaissance" in OTR.

We Can Be Better (2014) 2 min. Econocide Collective 

Downtown development giant 3CDC repents for its sins with a fantasy press conference.

These Old Buildings Raised Our Many Children (1995) 28 min. Over-The-Rhine People's Movement and Barbara Wolf

OTR residents fight against the displacement of their neighbors and the demolition of their neighborhood.

Lumenocity: An Urban Renewal! (2014) 3 min. Econocide Collective

A laser light show celebrates the renovated Washington Park, but memories of the old park linger.

Pills (2015) 2 min. Liz Cambron, Aalap Bommaraju, and Arthur Menezes Brum

Let's have a conversation about gentrification.

They Had A Different Plan (2015) 19 min.  Jarrod Welling-Cann and Erick Stoll

Reginald Stroud Sr. loses his businesses and home when his family is displaced from the building they lived in for a decade.