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Film: The New Metropolis

By Paul Smyth · November 3rd, 2009 · CityBeat Recommends

Cincinnati and other cities have long lamented perceived “brain drains” as talented and creative people leave supposedly bigger and better environs. But Cincinnati resident and award-winning documentary filmmaker Andrea Torrice (pictured) claims our city as inspiration.

“Moving to Cincinnati gave me the idea for The New Metropolis,” she says.

The New Metropolis is a two-part documentary series that explores complex challenges facing America’s first suburbs, communities that were built after World War II.

PBS currently is airing the series throughout the country. WCET will broadcast the documentary’s first episode, “A Crack in the Pavement,” Sunday and the second part, “The New Neighbors,” Nov. 15.

Watch parties start at 5:30 p.m. both nights at Sitwell’s Coffee House in Clifton and other locations, and a televised panel discussion will follow each WCET broadcast at 6:30.

Read the full interview with Torrice and get more information on the watch parties here.



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