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THE GARFIELD THEATRE
Friday March 31, 7 pm Sunday April 2, 4 pm
Exclusive Cincinnati Screening
Nominee, Best International Film, Academy Awards 2023
Winner, Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival 2022
New York Times Critic’s Pick
If you think animals do not recognize and
remember love and kindness … think again.
All you need to know:
Powerful, moving, beautiful, joyous and heartbreaking – EO evokes emotions that make movies truly worthwhile.
We join EO, a gray donkey with melancholic eyes and a curious spirit, in a journey across the Polish and Italian countryside marked by warmth, peril and absurdity. Director Jerzy Skolimowski places the viewer directly in the heart and mind of our four-legged protagonist, all while observing the follies and triumphs of humankind.
EO’s powerful visuals and soundscapes are made for the big screen, with Michal Dymek’s stunning cinematography and Pawel Mykietyn’s resonant score. An equine hero on a quest for freedom, boldly pointing out societal ills, EO’s adventure movingly speaks to the world around us.
“No movie I’ve seen this year has moved me as deeply…” Read More
“One of the rare movies that speak to life’s most essential questions … with the ecstatic vision and fearlessness of a cinematic genius.” Best Films of the Year
EO has consistently blown away audiences, with a track record that is no accident:
♦ popular acclaim in the American heartland and around the world,
♦ Jury Prize win at Cannes + 74 other wins and nominations,
♦ Oscar nomination for Best International Film,
♦ picked as best film of the year by NYT critic Manohla Dargis.
ABOUT THE FILM
In Polish, Italian, English, and French with English subtitles; TRT 88 minutes.
EO, from Poland, is an Oscar-Nominee this year for “Best International Film” and on many critics’ “Top 10” lists. Legendary director Jerzy Skolimowski directs one of his most free and visually inventive films yet, following the travels of a nomadic gray donkey named EO.
After being removed from a traveling circus, which is the only life he’s ever known, EO begins a trek across the Polish and Italian countryside, experiencing kindness and cruelty in equal measure, all the while observing the triumphs and follies of humankind. During his travels, EO is both helped and hindered by a cast of characters including a young Italian priest (Lorenzo Zurzolo), a Countess (Isabelle Huppert), and a rowdy Polish soccer team.
Loosely inspired by Robert Bresson’s Au hasard Balthazar, and featuring immersive, stunning cinematography by Michal Dymek coupled with Pawel Mykietyn’s resonant score, Skolimowski’s film puts the viewer in the perspective of its four-legged protagonist.
EO’s journey speaks to the world around us, an equine hero boldly pointing out societal ills, and warning of the dangers of neglect and inaction, all while on a quest for freedom.
This program contains material that may be disturbing and viewer discretion is advised. While it contains bits of simulated cruelty that advance the plot, no animals were harmed.
ACCOLADES & AWARDS
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Manohla Dargis
“THE #1 FILM OF THE YEAR. Remarkable…no movie that I’ve seen this year has moved me as deeply, made me feel as optimistic about cinema or engaged me with such intellectual vigor as ‘EO,’ whose octogenarian genius auteur and all the donkeys who play EO – Hola, Tako, Marietta, Ettore, Rocco and Mela – deserve all the love and the carrots, too.”
ARTFORUM, Amy Taubin
“One of the greatest films I’ve ever seen. Skolimowski has made a film that in its delicacy and grandeur is in a class by itself.”
LOS ANGELES TIMES, Justin Chang
“Brilliant…this could be the year’s most breathtakingly beautiful movie.”
NPR’s Fresh Air, John Powers
“EO is a thrillingly imaginative piece of filmmaking. The film is so brash, freewheeling and inventive that, if I didn’t know Skolimowski had made it, I’d have assumed it was the work of a brilliant 25 year old discovering what they – and the movies – can do.”
NEXT BEST PICTURE, Matt Neglia
“A soul-stirring cinematic experience unlike any other you’re likely to encounter this year. It should be seen on the biggest screen you can find.”
TIME, Stephanie Zacharek
“There is no more beautiful-looking film this year…EO may be one of the greatest movies ever made about the spirit of animals, as much as we can know it.”
THE GLOBE AND MAIL, C.J. Prince
“Downright exhilarating. A staggering piece of bravura filmmaking.”
Academy Awards, USA 2023 – Oscar Nominee – Best International Feature Film
Austin Film Critics Association 2023 – Nominee AFCA Award – Best International Film
Bergen International Film Festival 2022 – Nominee Cinema Extraordinaire – Jerzy Skolimowski
Cahiers du Cinéma 2022 – Nominee Top 10 Film Award Best Film – Jerzy Skolimowski
Cannes Film Festival 2022 – Winner Soundtrack Award Best Composer – Pawel Mykietyn
Cannes Film Festival 2022 – Winner Jury Prize — Jerzy Skolimowski
Cannes Film Festival 2022 – Nominee Palme d’Or – Jerzy Skolimowski
CinEuphoria Awards 2023 – Winner Best Film – Ewa Piaskowska & Jerzy Skolimowski
CinEuphoria Awards 2023 – Winner Best Original Music – Pawel Mykietyn
CinEuphoria Awards 2023 – Winner Top Ten of the Year – Jerzy Skolimowski
CinEuphoria Awards 2023 – Nominee Best Director – Jerzy Skolimowski
César Awards, France 2023 – Nominee Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Assoc Awards 2022 – Winner Russell Smith Award
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Assoc Awards 2022 – Nominee Best Foreign Language Film
Denver Film Critics Society 2023 – Nominee Best Foreign Language Film
Denver International Film Festival 2022 – Winner Kieslowski Award, Best Feature Film
Discussing Film Critics Awards 2023 – Nominee, Jury Award – Best International Feature
European Film Awards 2022 – Winner European Film Award
European Film Awards 2022 – Winner Original Score – Paw Mykietyn
European Film Awards 2022 – Winner European University Film Award – Jerzy Skolimowski
European Film Awards 2022 – Nominee Best European Director – Jerzy Skolimowski
Film Comment Magazine, USA 2022 – Nominee Best Film – Jerzy Skolimowski 2nd place
Greater Western New York Film Critics Association Awards 2022 – Nominee Best Foreign Film
Hamptons International Film Festival 2022 – Winner Giving Voice to the Voiceless Award
Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) 2022 – Nominee Best Original Score – Pawel Mykietyn
Indiana Film Journalists Association, 2022 – Nominee Best Foreign Language Film
Indiana Film Journalists Association, 2022 – Nominee Best Cinematography – Michal Dymek
International Cinephile Society Awards 2023 – Winner Best Original Score – Pawel Mykietyn
International Cinephile Society Awards 2023 – Nominee Best Picture
International Cinephile Society Awards 2023 – Nominee Best Director – Jerzy Skolimowski
International Cinephile Society Awards 2023 – Nominee Best Adapted Screenplay – Ewa Piaskowska & Jerzy Skolimowski
International Cinephile Society Awards 2023 – Nominee Best Cinematography – Michal Dymek
International Cinephile Society Awards 2023 – Nominee Best Sound Design – Radoslaw Ochnio &
Marta Weronska & Suraj Bardia
International Cinephile Society Awards 2023 – Nominee Best Picture
International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) 2023 – Winner Best Cinematography – Michal Dymek
International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) 2023 – Nominee Best Non-English Language Film
International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) 2023 – Nominee Best Original Score – Pawel Mykietyn
International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) 2023 – Nominee Best Sound – Marcin Matlak
Jameson CineFest – Miskolc International Film Festival 2022 – Nominee Best Feature Film
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 2023 – Nominee Best Foreign Film
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards 2022 – Nominee Best Foreign Language Film
Latino Entertainment Journalists Association Film Awards 2023 – Nominee Best Non-English Language Film
London Critics Circle Film Awards 2023 – Nominee Foreign Language Film of the Year
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2022 – Winner Best Cinematography – Michal Dymek
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2022 – Winner Best Film Not in the English Language
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2022 – Nominee Best Music Score – Pawel Mykietyn
Montclair Film Festival 2022 – Nominee Narrative Feature Competition – Jerzy Skolimowski
Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 2023 – Nominee Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing
Music City Film Critics’ Association Awards 2023 – Nominee Best International Film
National Board of Review, USA 2022 – Winner Top Five International Films
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 2023 – Winner Best Film Not in the English Language
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 2023 – Winner Best Cinematography – Michal Dymek
New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2022 – Winner Best International Film
New York Film Critics, Online 2022 – Winner Best Foreign Language Film
North Carolina Film Critics Association 2023 – Nominee Best Foreign Language Film
North Dakota Film Society 2023 – Nominee Best International Feature
Online Association of Female Film Critics 2022 – Nominee Best International Feature
Online Film Critics Society Awards 2023 – Nominee Best Film Not in the English Language
Online Film Critics Society Awards 2023 – Nominee Best Picture
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2023 – Nominee Best Foreign Language Film
Phoenix Critics Circle 2022 – Nominee Best Foreign Language Film
Pingyao International Film Festival 2022 – Nominee People’s Choice Award Best Film
Polish Film Awards 2023 – Nominee Best Film
Polish Film Awards 2023 – Nominee Best Director
Polish Film Festival 2022 – Nominee Best Film
Portland Critics Association Awards 2023 – Nominee Best Film Not in the English Language
San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle 2023 – Nominee Best International Feature Film
Seattle Film Critics Society 2023 – Nominee Best Film Not in the English Language
Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics 2023 – Nominee Non-English Language Film of the Year
The Arab Critic’s Awards for European Films 2022 – Winner Best Film
Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2023 – Nominee Best International Feature
Valladolid International Film Festival 2022 – Winner Best Director
Valladolid International Film Festival 2022 – Nominee Best Film
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards 2022 – Nominee Best International Film
WHAT, WHERE, WHEN & HOW MUCH
Drama, director Jerzy Skolimowski, 2022, Poland/Italy. TRT 88 min, Rated PG.
In Polish, Italian, English and French, with English subtitles.
Academy Award Nominee, Best International Feature Film.
☀ In THE GARFIELD THEATRE
Friday, March 31, 7:00 pm
Sunday, April 2, 4:00 pm
Adult Tickets are $12 in advance, $16 at the door.
Student Tickets are $8 in advance, $12 at the door.
Tickets available online via the Tix Button (top of this webpage), and by phone at (859) 957-3456.
ADA ACCESS & SAFETY PROTOCOLS:
The Garfield is ADA accessible. ADA details and Covid-19 information can be found on the CWC Policies Page.
TERMS OF PURCHASE (In-Theatre):
Purchase of a ticket confirms acceptance by the purchaser that the presenter/host and their staff will not be liable for any loss, damage, action, claim, cost or expenses which may arise in the consequence of attendance at this event.
Purchaser declares that they will not attend unless in good health on the day of the event. Further, purchaser understands it is impossible to guarantee that they will not be exposed to Covid-19 and will attend at their own risk. No refunds, all sales are final.
Friday March 31 and Sunday April 2
Currently Vice-President of the Board of Directors at Save The Animals Foundation (STAF), a no-kill animal shelter, she works with fellow volunteers helping care for animals, developing corporate relationships, fundraising, and developing strategic plans.
She earned her MBA from Xavier University. Her undergraduate degree in Systems Analysis is from Miami University. Her coaching certification in Business Coaching is from the World Coach Institute.
While Diane is proud of her academic qualifications, her real-world experience shapes her company – illuminim – from her early career designing information systems at Procter & Gamble, to reshaping P&G’s Sales Organization with Category Management, to producing tools at Nielsen BASES that enable Marketing Leaders to quickly evaluate the impact of changes to marketing plans, to building the insight organization at Kao USA from the ground up, to creating Kao’s Global Insight Academy, to leading Numerator’s Customer Success organization across CPG, Retail, and QSR.
Sara Mahle Drabik
Friday March 31
Sara is a documentary filmmaker, Associate Professor of Electronic Media & Broadcasting and Media & Journalism Program Head, School of Media & Communication in the College of Informatics at Northern Kentucky University. There she teaches documentary film making and media literacy and leads special projects classes at her alma mater, where she received her M.A. in Communication, with Honors.
Her work has been featured by PBS, KET, NPR, the University Film and Video Association, the Broadcast Education Association, the University of Oxford Saïd Business School, and the Cornell Cinema. Sara’s current research is a collaboration with the International Women’s Coffee Alliance exploring the changing roles of women in the international coffee industry. She is also a founding board member and vice president of Women in Film Cincinnati.
Sara has created and led travel abroad programs for her film students, shooting documentaries in Central America, Africa and Europe. Over the years Sara brought the tools of video making and media analysis to classrooms throughout the city of Cincinnati and worked with many Tri-State area media artists, nurturing Cincinnati’s emerging film and video community. She studied film and photography at Ithaca College where she received her BFA in Film, Photography and Visual Arts in 1999.
Sunday April 2
Dr. John Alberti has taught at Northern Kentucky University for roughly three decades, with focus on the relationship between American literature and popular culture as evidenced in cinema, television and music.
At NKU, he is currently Chair of the English Department, Director of the Cinema Studies Program, and has been instrumental in bringing the Festival of New French Films to campus.
John is a graduate of the University of Southern California (BA, English, 1981) and UCLA (MA, English 1984 and Ph.D., English, 1989). He recently authored Screen Ages: A Survey of American Cinema, and his current projects include work on gender in American cinema and television; writing in the digital age; and the movie adaptations of the Harry Potter series.
Moderator, Friday March 31 and Sunday April 2
Tim operates The Garfield Theatre and is a founder and president of Cincinnati World Cinema, with a 22-year history of film programming and presentation, including world premieres and festivals. Prior to CWC, he spent two decades as a live events producer, focusing on music, theatre and the arts.
His experience includes management, marketing, finance, IT and event production. Specializing in short film and documentaries, Tim’s passion, and CWC’s mission, is building a film community to experience high-quality international, independent and short-form cinema not otherwise available in this market.
POSTSCRIPT - SHERMAN THE DONKEY
Running With The Herd
by Christopher McDougall
Although humankind can prove callous in its treatment of other species, some true stories have happy endings.
The online saga of Sherman, a rescue donkey, is heartwarming and worth a read.
Over two years, Pennsylvania resident Chris McDougall wrote several short stories about his experience with these curious, intelligent and delightful creatures.
For example, donkeys can understand children with special needs: What donkeys know about autism and epilepsy.
Check out this list of McDougall’s online donkey stories at Well, NYT.
McDougall’s book (hardcover, paperback, audio and Kindle) is now available through several publishers.
Note: CWC has no financial connection with Christopher McDougall.
DRINKS & DINING
For CWC patrons, the Butcher and Barrel offers a 15% discount on your order, excluding alcohol; menu is on the website. Reservations are strongly recommended, especially if you are dining between a CWC double feature. You should present your online confirmation or ticket from the event, and let your server know if there are time constraints. The discount is valid only for the date of ticket.
HOURS: MON-TUE, closed; WED-THS, 4-10 pm; FRI-SAT, 4-12 am; SUN, 4-10 pm. The kitchen closes one hour before the restaurant, every night. Hours and menu subject to change – check the website before booking.
RESERVATIONS REQUESTED: 513-954-8974 or thebutcherbarrel.com.