Sustainability Series: THE HUMAN ELEMENT

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Watch Trailer Director: James Balog

We humans are a force of nature. At the same time human activities alter the basic elements of life – earth, air, water, and fire – those elements change human life.

In this riveting and visually rich drama, blending art and science, we follow renowned environmental photographer James Balog as he explores the impact of wildfires, hurricanes, sea level rise, a struggling coal mining community, and our changing air. With rare compassion and heart, THE HUMAN ELEMENT highlights people who are on the frontlines of climate change, inspiring us to re-evaluate our relationship with the natural world.

In collaboration with Green Energy Ohio.

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ANITA: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER

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Watch Trailer Director: Freida Lee Mock
Writer(s): Freida Lee Mock, Ken Chowder
Cast: Anita Hill

An entire country watched as a poised, beautiful African-American woman sat before a Senate committee of 14 white men and with a clear, unwavering voice recounted the repeated acts of sexual harassment she had endured while working with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. Anita Hill’s graphic testimony was a turning point for gender equality in the U.S. and ignited a political firestorm about sexual harassment and power in the workplace that resonates still today.

Against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, Anita: Speaking Truth to Power reveals the story of a woman who has empowered millions to stand up for equality and justice. Directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Freida Mock, the film celebrates Anita Hill’s legacy and provides a rare glimpse into her private life and career.

Free Admission sponsored by Women’s Center, Multicultural Center and BSCPB.

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Running Time: 77 minutes77 MIN
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'Anita' is an important historical document about an event that prompted a larger cultural conversation about sexual harassment. But, perhaps more important, it conveys Ms. Hill's journey from an accuser alone to an activist who shares with, and listens to, others.

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Co sponsored by The Athena Cinema, Women's Center, Multicultural Center and BSCPB

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK: Last Day Thursday, February 14th

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Watch Trailer Director: Barry Jenkins (III)
Cast: Kiki Layne, Regina King, Stephan James

After her fiancée is falsely accused of raping a woman, a newly-engaged Harlem woman tries to prove his innocence before she gives birth to their child. Facing an uncertain future, the couple find themselves desperately clinging to survival at any cost.

Nominated for 3 Academy Awards, including:

  • Best Supporting Actress (Regina King) *WINNER*

  • Best Screenplay

  • Best Original Score

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Running Time: 117 minutes117 MIN
R Rated
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Valentine’s Day: HAROLD & MAUDE

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Watch Trailer Director: Hal Ashby
Writer(s): Colin Higgins
Cast: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort and Vivian Pickles

Hal Ashby’s 1972 cult classic about a rich, attention-seeking, suicidal young man (Bud Court) who is changed forever when forms a relationship with a lively septuagenarian and aging eccentric, Maude (Ruth Gordon), at a funeral.

Admission $7

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Running Time: 91 minutes91 MIN
PG Rated
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GREEN BOOK

Todays Show Times: 8:55

Watch Trailer Director: Peter Farrelly
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali

When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger-as well as unexpected humanity and humor-they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.

Nominated for 5 Academy Awards, including:

  • Best Picture *Winner at Globes*

  • Best Lead Actor (Viggo Mortensen)

  • Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali) *Winner at Globes*

  • Best Film Editing

  • Best Screenplay *Winner at Globes*

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Running Time: 130 min130 MIN
PG-13 Rated
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Tuesday 02/194:55
Wednesday 02/204:55
Thursday 02/218:55

Thanks in large part to the winning chemistry between Ali and Mortensen, and a pretty darn inspirational true-life story as its foundation, this was one of the best times I've had at the movies this year.

Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times
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Accessible OHIO Week: KEEP THE CHANGE

Viewing: February 19, 2019

Watch Trailer Director: Rachel Israel
Cast: Jessica Walter, Christina Brucato, Johnathan Tchaikovsky

Under the guise of an off-kilter New York romantic comedy, Keep the Change does something quite radical in casting actors with autism to play characters with autism, offering a refreshingly honest portrait of a community seldom depicted on the big screen. Rarely has a romcom felt so deep and poignant. Thoroughly charming and quite funny, the film’s warmth and candor brings growth and transformation to the characters, and ultimately, to us.

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Running Time: 94 minutes94 MIN
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Tuesday 02/197:00

Keep the Change may be a breakthrough in its focus on real people with intellectual disabilities, but it's especially commendable for providing positive examples of how the nondisabled can create inclusive environments for all.

Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
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Sustainability Series: SAVING SEA TURTLES

Viewing: February 20, 2019

Watch Trailer Director: Michele Gomes & Jennifer Ting

Narrated by renowned scientist Dr. Sylvia Earle, this feature-length independent documentary tells the larger natural history story of the world’s rarest sea turtle, the Kemp’s Ridley and how humans pushed a healthy population to the precipice of extinction and are now slowly helping it to recover. From the beaches of Massachusetts to Mexico, Texas and Georgia, this film highlights the collaborative work that is being done to save a species from going extinct.

Late each autumn, hundreds of sea turtles strand on Cape Cod, Massachusetts due to hypothermia. For more than 25 years, the New England Aquarium and the Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary have worked together to rescue, rehabilitate and release thousands of these sea turtles, mostly Kemp’s Ridleys, the world’s most endangered sea turtle.

Over the last decade, the number of stranded turtles has steadily increased, but the late autumn of 2014 saw an unprecedented event as more than 1,200 cold-stunned sea turtles washed ashore. This massive wildlife emergency marshaled an inspiring response within and beyond Massachusetts, that reached from individuals to the federal government, involving over 10 states and 21 institutions. It even showcases “the largest airlift of an endangered species probably anywhere in the United States, quite possibly the world.”

Sponsored by Biological Sciences, Arts and Sciences.

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AT ETERNITY’S GATE: Last Day Thursday, January 17th

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Watch Trailer Director: Julian Schnabel
Cast: Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac

Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate is a journey inside the world and mind of Vincent Van Gogh (Willem Dafoe), who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art.

Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) at the Golden Globes.

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Running Time: 110 min110 MIN
PG-13 Rated
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The movie is not just a pleasure to watch, but actually puts forward some new ideas about van Gogh.

Glenn Kenny
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DROP YOUR SHORTS

Viewing: March 3, 2019

Yang Miller hosts Drop Your Shorts, a short film event celebrating the talent of local and regional filmmakers. It gives participants the chance to see their original work on the big screen. The rules are simple. The film must be under 12 minutes and there are no other rules!

The deadline for the March 3rd event’s submissions is Sunday, February 10th, 2019!

We’ll review your submission and ask for a high res file if your film is chosen for exhibition. Preferred exhibition format is Quicktime Prores 422. Due to a growing number of submissions, not all submissions will make the cut. The final lineup will be announced on our website prior to the event. Insider tip: shorter is better and early submissions are given priority.

Send your video link submission with the subject line “Drop Your Shorts Submission” to Yang Miller at millery@ohio.edu.

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Sustainability Series: IN THE STARLIGHT

Viewing: March 6, 2019

Watch Trailer Director: Paul Zizka

During the darkest hours of the night, while the rest of the world is sleeping, outdoor photographer Paul Zizka ventures out into the wilderness in search of the world’s starriest skies. His journey to photograph the celestial wonders takes him from his home amongst the peaks of the Canadian Rockies to the wild, desert dunes of Namibia and remote ice caps of Greenland. Ever the adventurer, he must balance his work and passion for photography with his equal devotion as a family man. In the Starlight is an intimate portrayal of Paul’s quest to capture the night skies, and what his time spent under the stars has taught him about life, love, adventure, and our place in the universe.

Sponsored by Little Fish and Solar United Neighbors

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Running Time: 52 min52 MIN
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Wednesday 03/067:00
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