The weeklong Cincinnati Film Festival kicks off its third year this Thursday with an opening night red carpet screening of the Cincinnati Beer Story
at the historic Emery Theatre, which is still in the process of being renovated but open for the short-term special event. The documentary, narrated by local personality Gary Burbank, highlights Cincinnati’s rich brewing tradition, and there will be pre-screening walking tours of Over-the-Rhine’s brewery district
. Festival events include screenings, filmmaker workshops, post-film Q&A sessions with filmmakers and an awards ceremony. Other area venues involved are the Esquire Theatre, Clifton Performance Theatre and Clifton Cultural Arts Center. Tickets to the week’s various programs range from $10 for a single ticket general admission to $95 for the Full Event Pass, which includes both opening and closing night screenings as well as the Awards show. 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6. Emery Theatre, 1112 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine. cincinnatifilmfestival.com.