by | Oct 16, 2020 | Newsletter

Cincinnati World Cinema

Inspiring new documentary: RESISTERHOOD,
Rififi – an outstanding film noir,  RBG returns,
Gordon Lightfoot, Sundance Shorts & more
Film industry & Covid-19 updates
Films screening elsewhere worth watching

Watch a CWC movie from the comfort of your home – renting or gifting from our Virtual Cinema brings CWC a share of the proceeds.  THANK YOU – your support is vital while our theatre is closed.   Virtual Cinema FAQ. 

Now screening in the CWC Virtual Cinema…

$5 per household
The inspiring stories of six everyday people working to protect our civil rights and motivating others to do the same – activist leaders from white, African American, Latina, Muslim, and LGBTQ communities. Through their eyes and actions we experience the reality of America as it is now – as they march, teach, speak, organize, run for office, even get arrested – we understand the courage of ordinary citizens and that we all have the power to create change.

Trailer, film and rental details.

Join director Cheryl Crim and cast members for a livestream Zoom discussion on Monday October 26, starting at 7 pm.
Cheryl, BTW, has local roots – a Miami grad who worked in corporate and broadcast video production in Cincinnati before becoming a documentarian.

Register at CWC Facebook.

☀ Rififi   (Du Rififi chez les hommes)
$10 per household
Here’s a winner – CWC viewers rate Rififi as Very Good-to-Excellent! Check out this unique Cannes-winning suspense noir:
Trailer, description, director bio, production notes, rental.

☀ R B G
$6.99 per household
A tribute to an exceptional person dedicated to protecting the rights of all citizens. We are honored to reprise this excellent documentary. In addition to owning this film for perpetual viewing, you’ll have access to a Q&A with the directors. Description, trailer, purchase.


What’s new on the movie circuit

More chaos in the film industry – impact on studios, major chains and indie exhibitors. 2020 falls apart as studios migrate many titles to streaming. Films that may possibly open in theatres yet this year. Titles postponed to 2021 and 2022.

Ohio & local Covid-19 status, new regulation

The new Ohio regulation further limits theatre capacity. Hamilton County and Ohio are on a two-week spike. Plus, we’ve added two self-updating status charts.

Also screening in the CWC VIRTUAL CINEMA:

Gordon Lightfoot “If You Could Read My Mind”
The great Canadian singer-songwriter shares his music and personal story. His silky baritone is exquisite and his poetic ballads tell stories that touch your heart.
2020 Sundance Shorts  Known to be eclectic and edgy (and sometimes mystifying), this year’s slate is more mellow than previous years, with comedy, drama and documentary from around the world. Featured are the Grand Jury Prize Winner & Nominees, in an 82-minute program of six short films.
John Lewis: “Good Trouble”  This timely and inspiring documentary has been held over, allowing you to meet the man whose principles, personal sacrifice, and activism helped change the course of American history. Renting the film includes access to our livestream discussion, previously recorded.
Route One/USA”  Expatriate filmmaker Robert Kramer’s view of America after a ten-year absence — traveling from Maine to the Florida Keys, an exploration of our people, communities, religions, politics and race relations.
Someone Somewhere (Deux Moi)  A bittersweet Parisian romance directed by Cédric Klapisch (“The Spanish Inn”, “Chinese Puzzle”, “Back to Burgundy”). In French with English Subtitles.
Best of Cat Video Fest  Will Braden’s delightful compilation of fun, furry videos – a purrfect escape!
Animation Show of Shows Watch one or all four annual animated programs. Use promo code CWCasos for a discount.

Screening elsewhere — worth watching

What The Constitution Means To Me  (Amazon Prime)
Heidi Schreck earned her college tuition by winning Constitutional debate competitions across the United States. In this hilarious, hopeful, and achingly human show, Heidi resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the profound relationship between four generations of women and the founding document that shaped their lives.”

White Noise  (Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play)
From The Atlantic, a chilling exploration of white supremacy and hypocrisy.

David Byrne’s American Utopia  (HBO and HBO-Max)
The Talking Heads critically acclaimed Broadway show transitions to a one-of-a-kind film directed by Oscar and Emmy-winner Spike Lee. Byrne is joined by an ensemble of 11 musicians, singers, and dancers from around the globe, inviting audiences into a joyous dreamworld where human connection, self-evolution, and social justice are paramount.


Thank you in advance for your continued support – stay tuned as we bring new films to our virtual cinema and inch our way along to reopening the Garfield Theatre.

Tim Swallow  859-957-FILM


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