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!

Winner Best Director, Cannes Film Festival
“The best film noir I have ever seen.” — Francois Truffaut


A tribute to an exceptional life and career dedicated
to equality and protecting the rights of all citizens

Gordon Lightfoot

“If You Could Read My Mind”

An intimate and emotional documentary about the man regarded as the most prolific and greatest Canadian singer-songwriter of all time.

2020 Sundance Film Festival

Short Films Tour

The 2020 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is an 82-minute
program of six short films from this year’s Festival, with
comedy, documentary and drama from around the world.

John Lewis

“Good Trouble” – HELD OVER

A cinéma verité documentary with rare footage plus conversation with John Lewis about his childhood, inspiring family, and legislative/social activism spanning 60 years.

What’s Happening

Film Discussion

Monday, October 26, 7 – 8 PM:
Director CJ Crim and film subjects Margaret Morrison and Mimi Hassanein are guest speakers in our discussion of the timely documentary, RESISTERHOOD.  Trailer, film description, director and cast bios.
Register to attend the livestream discussion, Zoom via CWC Facebook –


Film Discussion
Jules Dassin’s

UPDATE: You can view the recorded discussion when you rent Rififi, contact for the link.

Monday, September 28, 7 – 8 PM:
NKU director of cinema studies John Alberti, and CWC curator Tim Swallow will lead the conversation about the Cannes Film Festival winner that set the standard by which crime noir is measured. Check out the trailer, essay, film description, director bio and reviews.


Film Discussion
Good Trouble

Many thanks to discussion leaders Paul Booth, Stephanie Jones, Cymone Horton and to all participants for an excellent conversation about the man and the movement!
HELD OVER – We have extended the run for this timely documentary – learn more and watch the film and discussionhere:

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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