After the Pandemic:
a hunger for diversion
Listen to this brief excerpt from the ongoing audio series, US in the Time of Coronavirus, by Connecticut Public Radio: Mary Frances Berry.
“After the disastrous 1918-19 Spanish flu and the end of World War I, many Americans sought carefree entertainment, which the introduction of cars and the radio facilitated. Probably, given past behavior, when this pandemic is over, human beings will respond with the same sense of relief and a search for community, relief from stress and pleasure.”
Mary Frances Berry is professor of American Social Thought and professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. She has also served as Provost of the University of Maryland and Chancellor of the University of Colorado.
Livestream Film Discussion
Join us Wednesday, June 3, 8:00 pm as we livestream a discussion of BLACKFISH, about the Tilikum, the performing killer whale at Seaworld. You’ll meet director Gabriela Cowperthwaite, and learn how her documentary led to more humane treatment of whales in captivity.
You can watch this compelling documentary before or after the discussion session, trailer, synopsis, Q&A and tickets here.
Livestream Film Discussion
Join us Thursday, June 18, 8:00 pm as we livestream a conversation about Slay The Dragon, a timely and inspiring documentary about grassroots efforts to end gerrymandering and restore fairness to our elections.
CWC Virtual Cinema
Watch new films at home while supporting Cincinnati World Cinema.
The fascinating story of Anne Dagg, the first Western researcher, man or woman, to visit Africa to study animals in the wild. Her frustration in gaining university tenure as a female PhD in the early ’70s led Anne to become a staunch advocate for women’s equality in Canadian science and education. Alicia Reid’s inspiring film gives Dr. Dagg the recognition she richly deserves.
Funny, poignant, thought-provoking, creative and fast-moving, each Show of Shows is thoughtfully programmed to share excellence in storytelling and the resilience of the human spirit. Having four annual editions to choose from is a special treat, particularly during these challenging times when emotional relief and optimism is so important. Enjoy!
A heart-warming story of generational divide, father-son reconciliation, and late-in-life romance flavored with Gaelic culture. Brian Cox as a gruff but vulnerable Scotsman elevates this beautifully photographed and quietly touching family film, featuring a strong ensemble cast — Rosanna Arquette, Thora Birch, JJ Feild, Peter Coyote, Tim Matheson and Treat Williams.
An Oscar-nominee this year for Best International Film, Corpus Christi is a thriller and also an allegory of faith – on its surface, crafty suspense, while underneath, an open-ended parable about devotion, complex moral decisions, and one man’s improbably inspired journey. Filled with twists and surprises, it is riveting right up to the end.
Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson & The Band
What Makes CWC Unique?
Curated Film Selections
We select, screen and discuss high quality films that would otherwise bypass the Cincinnati area.
Affordable & Accessible
We offer reasonably priced tickets and concessions. There is ample convenient and affordable parking, with a number of restaurants nearby.
Film Discussions & Speakers
We often host post-film discussions featuring film makers, CWC staff and/or local authorities familiar with the subject matter.
Unique Film Community
Our programming resonates with cinema buffs and mainstream viewers alike, nourishing intellectual curiosity with films for grown-ups.
Our patrons describe our volunteers as welcoming and professional. They are talented, successful people who care about cinema and the community.
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.