by | Sep 8, 2021 | Films


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Revered. Reviled. Resolute.
The man behind the numbers

Post-film discussion
Before and After Fauci:
The history of corona virus
and what the future holds

, October 8, 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 9, 7:00 pm
Sunday, October 10, 4:00 pm

Who is the multi-dimensional man within the white lab coat?

National Geographic Documentary Films presents FAUCI, 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.

With his signature blend of scientific acumen, candor and integrity, Dr. Fauci became America’s most unlikely cultural icon during the COVID-19 pandemic. A world-renowned  infectious disease specialist and the longest-serving public health leader in Washington, D.C., he has overseen the U.S. response to 40 years’ worth of outbreaks, including HIV/AIDS, SARS, Ebola and now Covid-19.

MORE THAN A BIOGRAPHY…  Beyond profiling the title character, this film provides an important historical perspective on the greatest public health crises we’ve faced in modern times — and the ways that government and the scientific community prepares for – and sometimes fails – when addressing critical issues.

Underway before the arrival of Covid-19, Emmy winning documentarians John Hoffman and Janet Tobias paused FAUCI  when the pandemic took hold.  The delay was serendipitous, as events – and a new chapter in Fauci’s life – unfolded.  Already having Dr. Fauci’s participation and exclusive access, over the ensuing months the team was able to gather additional material  and cautiously complete production.

Consistent with the CWC mission, presentation of this documentary film is offered as a public service and CWC does not endorse any ideology, political party or faction. National Geographic states that Dr. Fauci received zero compensation and has no financial interest in the film going forward.

POST-FILM DISCUSSION.  The Covid-19 vaccines we have now did not magically appear. In 1960, the corona virus was identified as a cause of the common cold. Circa 2002, a more complex and virulent corona virus was identified, leading to decades of worldwide research by thousands of scientists, and a knowledge base for tracking and treatment of evolving forms – SARS, MERS, COVID-19, etc.
In addition to covering the film, we’ll talk about the history of epidemics and consider what we face in the future in terms of pandemic and endemic situations.


Safety Protocol Update:

Proof of vaccination is REQUIRED and you will need to show your Vax card (hard copy or phone photo) for admission.  See complete details on the CWC Policies Page.



“FAUCI,” directors John Hoffman & Janet Tobias, USA, 105 minutes, NR.


THE GARFIELD THEATRE, 719 Race St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.
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Friday, October 8, 7:00 PM
Saturday, Ocober 9, 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 10, 4:00 PM


In-theatre tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door (if not sold out in advance).  Tickets are available online via the Tix Button, and by phone at (859) 957-3456. Proof of vaccination and masking is required; attendance is limited by reduced seating capacity with safe distancing.


The Garfield is ADA accessible. ADA details and Covid-19 safety information can be found on the CWC Policies Page.


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.



Across the street from the Garfield Theatre, you’ll find the Butcher & Barrel, home of delicious shareables, salads, entrees, sides and desserts, plus excellent wine, craft beer and mixed drinks.

CWC patrons will receive a 15% discount on their order, excluding alcohol; menu is on the website. Reservations are requested by B&B management. 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.

B&B 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: 513-954-8974 or


In the film we gain an inside look at Anthony Fauci’s upbringing, family life and personality, as well as the career of the public servant who has advised seven U.S. presidents (4 R, 3 D), beginning with the AIDS pandemic in the 1980s through SARS, Ebola and now Covid-19.

The dark early years of HIV/AIDS forged his character, while COVID-19 tested it. As the face of science in our contemporary society, Anthony Fauci has been praised and reviled. Through this documentary we come to know that he combines heart and mind in a singular way, thinking about the well-being of America — and the world — the same way he would when caring for any individual patient.

FAUCI features insights from former President George W. Bush, Bill Gates, former national security advisor Susan Rice, Bono, NIH director Dr. Francis Collins, former CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden, and key AIDS activists, among others.

Note: Dr. Fauci had no creative control over the film. He was not paid for his participation, nor does he have any financial interest in the film’s release.

Dr. Deborah Gerdes,
Dicussion Leader – Sunday

Debbie Gerdes Deborah A. Gerdes, MD, MSc, DTM&H, is a practicing physician in Cincinnati, OH, specializing in internal medicine for 22 years.  She received her MD from the University of Cincinnati, serving her Internal Medicine Residency at Cincinnati Christ Hospital. Prior to schooling in Cincinnati she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Washington University, St. Louis.

Her post-MD education includes a Masters in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK; and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the Royal College of Physicians, London, UK.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Debbie is active in advancing her profession: medical director and board chair, Village Life Outreach Project; volunteer faculty, U.C. Department of Emergency Medicine;  faculty, The Christ Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program; member, Physician Engagement Committee, The Christ Hospital.


Tim Swallow,
Discussion Leader – Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Timothy SwallowTim operates The Garfield Theatre and is a founder and now CEO of Cincinnati World Cinema, with a 20-year history of film programming and presentation, including world premieres and festivals.

Prior to CWC, he spent 20 years as a live events producer, focusing on music, theatre and the arts. His experience includes management, marketing, finance, IT and non-profit boards. Specializing in short film, Tim’s passion is building a film community to experience high-quality international, independent and short-form cinema not otherwise available in this market.

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