Cincinnati World Cinema

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


Winner Best Director, Cannes Film Festival (1955)
“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.

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.

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.

What’s Happening

Film Discussion –
Jules Dassin’s

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. Learn more about the film here, trailer, essay, film description —


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. 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.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This