Cincinnati World Cinema

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

John Lewis

“Good Trouble”

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

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.

Denise Ho

“Becoming the Song”

The inspiring story of an artist who sacrificed her career
to stand with the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement.

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

Livestream Film Discussion –

7 PM Monday, August 17. Join CWC and  Paul Booth, Stephanie Jones and Cymone Horton for a discussion of the movie, the man and the movement.

Learn more about the film here:

To reserve a space for the discussion, visit the CWC Facebook page.

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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