Cincinnati World Cinema

Until you return to the Garfield Theatre, watch our films at home. A portion of the proceeds will help CWC stay open!

Freestore Foodbank

WKW Retrospective

Seven superlative works from one of cinema’s foremost filmmakers.
View individually or as a discounted package.

British Arrows

The Best of the British Arrows
spanning 45 years of awards


The private life of the creative genius who articulated the
madness of his times with extraordinary clarity and wit
— whose worldview, art and politics were far ahead of
their time, profoundly relevant in our challenging world.

Rare Exports

A Yuletide Tale from Finland

Winner Best Director, Cannes Film Festival

“The best film noir I have ever seen.” — Francois Truffaut


WBCN and the American Revolution, plus livestream discussion with Bill Lichtenstein and Tom Sandman.

World of Wong Kar Wai
A retrospective, available seperately and as a package, including the best works by contemporary cinema’s supreme rhapsodist of romantic longing.

Some Kind of Heaven, plus livestream discussion.

From Sundance 2021, A Glitch in the Matrix, plus post-film discussion with Director Rodney Ascher.

Stray, winner Best Doc, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. plus livestream discussion.

What Makes CWC Unique?

All Volunteer

CWC patrons describe our volunteers as welcoming and professional. They are talented, successful people who care about cinema and the community.

Unique Film Community

Our programming resonates with cinema buffs and mainstream viewers alike, nourishing intellectual curiosity with films for grown-ups.

Affordable & Accessible

We offer reasonably priced tickets and concessions. ADA acessible. Parking is convenient and affordable; with many good restaurants nearby.

Curated Film Selection

We select, screen and discuss high quality films that would otherwise bypass the Cincinnati area.

Historic Venue

CWC presents films at The Garfield Theatre, built in 1970 as a single-screen art house, previously known as the The Place, the Movieola, and the Reel Movies.

Post-Film Discussions

Adding value to viewers’ experience, we often host post-film discussions featuring filmmakers, CWC staff and/or local authorities familiar with the subject matter.

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