The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

Celebrating Women’s History Month with the story of Anne Innis Dagg


New York Times Critic’s Pick

Some Kind
of Heaven

“A tragicomic blend of
The Stepford Wives and
an Errol Morris movie,
one of the best docs
you’ll see this year”

two of us

The French entry for
Best International Film,
2021 Academy Awards


“Absolutely beautiful.
Affirms our universal desire
for emotional intimacy.”




A Glitch in the Matrix


The creative genius whose worldview, art
and politics were far ahead of their time,
profoundly relevant in our challenging world.

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!



Three weekends:
April 9-10-11 .. 16-17-18 .. 23-24-25

CWC’s 20th Annual
Oscar-Nominated Short Films,  featuring the Animated, Live-Action and Documentary programs.
Significantly limited capacity with familiar safety protocols – you know the drill.
After one year of closure we’re flat-out excited to carefully gather in a small group and watch our beloved shorts on the big screen. Can’t wait!!!

Also available in our Virtual Cinema, 24×7, starting April 2. Either way, you can be part of our twentieth annual Oscar Shorts presentation. Get your tickets now!

Online Discussions Available Now 
included with your film rental:

  • The Woman Who Loves Giraffes, featuring Alison Reid, WWLG writer and director; Rachel Lyon, filmmaker and educator, Women in Film Cincinnati; and Teresa Truesdale, giraffe team leader Cincinnati Zoo.
  • Invisible Hand, Joshua Pribanic, director; Tish O’Dell, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, and Ohio Community Rights Network; Jessica Schultz & Susan VonderHaar, Citizens for Rights of the Ohio River Watershed.
  • Some Kind of Heaven, director Lance Oppenheim.
  • A Glitch in the Matrix, director Rodney Ascher and critic Joshua Rothkopf.

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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