Doors at 7:00! Screening at 7:30!
November 2 – Urban palimpsest. Three films by Andrea Torrice
City of the Century
Trees in Trouble (2015) tells the story of America's urban forests, their history, their growing importance to our health, economy and environment and the serious threats they now face by documenting how a city responded to the imminent tree crisis caused by invasive insects.
A Crack in the Pavement (2009) follows the fate of America’s “first” suburbs. Rapidly constructed after World War II, families flocked to suburban communities looking to fulfil the middle class American Dream. Sixty years later, many of these original suburbs are facing a dwindling tax base, population and business loss, decaying infrastructure, increased racial tensions and white flight. A Crack In the Pavement unravels the national infrastructure and regional land use policy debates, efforts and obstracles for their revitalization.
Local filmmaker Andrea Torrice will present her acclaimed films and talk about making documentaries that address urban issues of national importance by using Cincinnati as a case study.
Programming Partnership with the Mini Microcinema in OTR
We are pleased to announce “UC Center for Film and Media Studies at the Mini.” The mission of the Mini Microcinema is to show experimental film/video/media, highlighting work made by artists and filmmakers outside of the mainstream and the Center has arranged to provide programming throughout the academic year. All films and events will be free and open to the public. Faculty and students will be curating film selections and we hope to bring visiting filmmakers to the Mini as well for screenings and workshops.
Sponsored by the UC Center for Film and Media Studies, the UC School of Planning, and the Mini Microcinema.
Presented by the UC Center for Film and Media Studies