0 Comments · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The Cincinnati Festival (CFF) kicked off
its fourth year last weekend and continues through Sunday with
screenings at various venues (though most will take place at Tower Place
Mall). The festival boasts some 100 films (including 39 feature-length
offerings) across numerous genres and styles, none more anticipated than
the local premiere of Cincinnati native Tom Berninger’s Mistaken for Strangers, which screened Sept. 6 at Memorial Hall.
by Jac Kern
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Whether you have a
great relationship with your boss or you’re dealing with your own personal
Michael Scott, we’ve all had a laugh or two at the expense of our employers.
And while I’m still perfecting my bit on Danny Cross, there’s group of former
senate staffers who turned office jokes into a touring comedy show.
The Capitol Steps is
a political satire troupe with a cast of 30 members, many of whom have worked
on Capitol Hill at some point. It began as a small skit at a Christmas party,
but was so well-received that staffers rounded up others and took the show on
the road. The Capitol Steps have been at it for more than 30 years, and they’re
bringing the show to town for one night only at Mayerson JCC. Reserved seats
are sold out, but a limited amount of tickets will be sold at the door for $30
($25 for J Members). The show begins at 7 p.m. so show up early if you’re
looking for tickets. Check out our interview with two "Steps," original member Elaina Newport
and Cincy native Bari
Caracole provides safe, affordable
housing and support services for Southwest Ohioans living with HIV and AIDS.
The organization’s offices recently moved to Northside (4138 Hamilton Ave.) and
tonight the crew hosts an open house celebration. Learn more about their services and check
out the new digs while enjoying music, snacks, artwork and a photo booth from
4-9 p.m. Caracole is looking to stock up its donation pantry, so bring
any toiletries and cleaning supplies you can contribute.
Ballet and ArtsWave present “Cocktails and Conversations,” as part of their
Friends for the Arts program. Celebrate remarkable women in business and the
arts at Cincinnati Ballet’s theater tonight at 7 p.m. Before the Kaplan New
Works Series show is a cocktail reception where guests can mingle with
influential women from the aforementioned organizations as well as area
philanthropists and entrepreneurs. Afterwards, enjoy new dance performances all
choreographed by women. Buy tickets here.
Film Festival continues tonight at Esquire Theatre with Man from Orlando, Party
Crashers, Shining Night: A Portrait
of Morten Lauridsen and Street Paper.
The fest closes tomorrow.For more events, including concerts, art shows, theater performances and more, check out our full calendar.
by Jac Kern
The Cincinnati Ballet opens each season with a fresh crop of modern performances,
but this season’s Kaplan New Works Series stands out as being the first
featuring all women choreographers. While ballet dancers are predominantly female, male choreographers significantly outnumber women. Choreographers Amy Seiwert,
Paige Cunningham Caldarella, Heather Britt and Jessica Lang all present new
programs through Sunday. Tickets are still available for tonight’s 8 p.m.
performance here. Check out our recent story
on the Kaplan New Works Series to learn more about these choreographers and the
Theater Cincinnati and Playhouse in the Park also have productions tonight.
ETC’s Good People, a Critic’s Pick, is “a total package that feels good
and real from start to finish.”
The Three Musketeers, onstage at the Playhouse, promises
lots of silly laughs and exciting swordplay. See Rick Pender’s full review here.
The Cincinnati Film Festival continues today with
screenings running through 9 p.m. at Esquire Theater. Single tickets are $10 or
$25 for the full night. Read our interview with Executive Director Katharine
The Main Library
downtown kicks off its series of experimental music nights with Electric Inertia
and Her Weasels Wild Running at 7 p.m. in the Reading Garden Lounge. The night
will feature stop-motion animation from 1930s film footage, free-form trumpet,
piano and guitar. The series continues Sept. 26, Oct. 3,17 and 30.Columbus Day might be a month away, but locals can celebrate early by visiting replicas of The Nina and Pinta today. The ships will be at the Levee (conveniently docked by Hooter's) through Saturday. Tours are available between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. and run $6-$8 per person.
Peep our full calendar
for more concerts, art and theater shows, events and more stuff to do tonight.
0 Comments · Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Now in its third year, the Cincinnati
Film Festival is committed to helping filmmakers project their visions,
as more than 80 works of various lengths and styles will grace venues in
Clifton, Downtown and Over-the-Rhine Sept. 6-14.
Cincinnati Film Festival continues to evolve and grow
1 Comment · Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The rapidly growing international film festival circuit
has become a vital alternate distribution network, a place where
smaller, less overtly commercial films can find audiences eager to
experience works that once more readily graced art-house and specialty
cinemas. And while the young, still-evolving Cincinnati Film Festival
(CFF) might not have the reputation or infrastructure of a Sundance or
the many well-established smaller fests across the U.S., it’s quickly
making its mark.
Leland Orser's 'Morning' one of 100 films being screened over nine days
0 Comments · Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Leland Orser's 'Morning' is the type of film that often falls through the cracks in today's depressed distribution landscape: a small, challenging passionproject that makes no concessions to commercial cinema. It needs to find an audience via artist-nurturing outlets like the Cincinnati Film Festival, where 'Morning' makes its regional premiere with multiple showings at the Esquire Theatre. The festival runs through Oct. 16 at 11 area venues.
Steele takes festival reins after founder moved to L.A.
1 Comment · Tuesday, October 5, 2010
The Oxford International Film Festival is about to embark on another transitional year. Now officially called the Cincinnati Film Festival following last year's move south, the fest features its largest slate of films to date (100) presented over nine days (Oct. 8-16) in 11 different venues across the Tristate, primarily at the Esquire Theatre in Clifton. The day-to-day duties of executive director have been taken over by Katharine Steele, a longtime local film supporter who's worked with Underneath Cincinnati and the Southern Ohio Filmmakers Association.