October – Three New films from CWC
Revered. Reviled. Resolute. The Man Behind the Numbers
Started before the arrival of Covid-19, Emmy-winning directors Janet Tobias and John Hoffman worked remotely to complete the documentary this year. The film offers a revealing portrait of Dr. Anthony Fauci, a public servant, scientist, physician, husband and father whose career spans seven presidents and is bounded by the two great pandemics of our times: HIV/AIDS, which shaped him, and COVID-19, which has tested him beyond all expectations.
The Covid-19 vaccines available now did not magically appear – they have been the subject of research and development for roughly twenty years. Our post-film discussions will focus on the history of the corona virus as well as what we might expect in the way of pandemics in the future.
IN-THEATRE, OCT 8, 9, 10
Directors Janet Tobias & John Hoffman, USA, 2021, 113 minutes, $10, with post-film discussion
Details, synopsis, speakers, tickets.
☀ LANGUAGE LESSONS
This is everything we might hope for in a satisfying, memorable, character-driven film: a unique, heartwarming story; superb, believable performances; inspired direction; and excellent production values.
Starring Natalie Morales and Mark Duplass, it is a paean to true connection, friendship and platonic love. Language Lessons is a small-footprint film with limited distribution and marketing budget that in quality surpasses much of what the big studios and streamers are putting out.
This is a one-night-only screening and seasoned linguistics professional Alfonso Barnes will be with us to share how remote language learning works when participants are in different countries.
IN-THEATRE, OCT 27
Dramatic Comedy, in Spanish & English, with English subs
Director Natalie Morales, USA, 2021, 91 minutes, $10, with post-film discussion
Trailer, film details and tickets.
Healthcare advocate (and first-time filmmaker) Ashley Glass shares the inspiring stories of black women in our community, who, faced with adversity, are Bravely Overcoming Self-Sabotage (BOSS).
This documentary is a work-in-progress, and during the post-film discussion with the director, you are invited to share observations and suggestions regarding the content, flow and structure of the film.
IN-THEATRE, OCT 21
Director Ashley Glass, USA, 2021, 138 minutes, $8, with post-film discussion
Trailer, details, tickets.
☀ RIVER ROAD
Yesterday got word from Cindependent about a screening tomorrow that may interest crime thriller fans. A Canadian film with early October release in Los Angeles, Cincinnati and Vancouver carries this description on IMDB:
“A rock musician and a free-spirited woman start an intense relationship which soon spirals into a world of drug addiction and crime.”
Presented by Tall Grass Films, Greystone Pictures and Cincy-based Four by Three Productions. Trailer. Proof of vaccination required, no definitive read on masks, reduced capacity and distancing.
The Woodward, OCT 1
$15.25 in advance, more at the door.
Head’s Up: Our Virtual Cinema is not going away, even when Garfield occupancy returns to normal levels. While we prefer the communal in-theatre movie experience, we understand that streaming has changed the cinema landscape for the foreseeable future.