Cincinnati World Cinema

An all-volunteer organization presenting international and American independent  documentaries,
narrative fiction,
shorts and local works by emerging filmmakers.

Ella Fitzgerald

“Just One of Those Things”

Tracing the stories of Ella’s life and her times, the ways those stories influenced her music,
and how her music became a soundtrack for a tumultuous century.


Starring Elisabeth Moss, this slow-burning psychological thriller, an homage to author Shirley Jackson, chronicles an abrasive marriage at a time when women in America had little control over their lives.

John Lewis

“Good Trouble”

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

What’s Happening

Livestream Film Discussion

Join us on Thursday, July 9th, 7:30 PM EDT for a free panel discussion presented by the Freedom Rides Museum of Montgomery, Alabama, featuring Freedom Riders Dr. Bernard Lafayette and Dr. Rip Patton in conversation with director Dawn Porter. In partnership with the Capri Theatre and moderated by Dorothy Walker.

Visit our Virtual Cinema page for film details and links for trailer, rental and discussion. You can watch this historical  documentary before or after the discussion session.

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. Parking is ample, convenient and affordable; with many good restaurants nearby. 

Curated Film Selections

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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