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THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO: Last Day Thursday, July 25th

Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind.

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Tantrum Presents COAL BLACK VOICES

Tantrum Summer Festival presents a special one day screening of Coal Black Voices. Coal Black Voices is an intimate mosaic of images, poetry, and storytelling by the Affrilachian Poets as they give glimpses of life in the American Black South and Appalachian region. The ensemble of African-American writers challenge simple notions of an all white […]

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THE DEAD DON’T DIE: Last Day Thursday, July 25th

In the sleepy small town of Centerville, something is not quite right. The moon hangs large and low in the sky, the hours of daylight are becoming unpredictable, and animals are beginning to exhibit unusual behaviors. No one quite knows why. News reports are scary and scientists are concerned. But no one foresees the strangest […]

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One Night Only: PARIS IS BURNING

Sponsored by Ohio University’s LGBT Center and the University Programming Council (UPC), Paris is Burning explores the historical roots of drag culture and performance. This 1990 documentary, directed by Jennie Livingston, is an intimate and colorful portrait of Harlem drag ball culture in 1980s New York City. In weekly competitions between drag “houses,” young people of color perform elaborate routines according to fashion-inspired categories […]

PAVAROTTI: Last Day Thursday, July 11th

From the filmmaking team behind the highly-acclaimed documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years, PAVAROTTI is a riveting film that lifts the curtain on the icon who brought opera to the people. Academy Award (R) winner Ron Howard puts audiences front row center for an exploration of The Voice…The Man…The Legend. […]

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One Night Only: DESTINATION PLANET NEGRO

It’s 1939 and black leaders W.E.B. DuBois and George Washington Carver decide that segregated America is no place for African Americans, so they devise a secret plot to solve the “Negro Problem” by way of a rocket ship to Mars. Carrying an improbable crew of three, the spacecraft vaults into a time warp, landing its […]

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LATE NIGHT: Last Day Thursday, July 11th

Legendary late-night talk show host’s world is turned upside down when she hires her only female staff writer. Originally intended to smooth over diversity concerns, her decision has unexpectedly hilarious consequences as the two women separated by culture and generation are united by their love of a biting punchline.

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TRIAL BY JURY: THE CASE OF THE N-WORD

From its inception, The N-word has both empowered and demoralized, as if it is a core basis for assessing one’s character or root identification. Initially, its etymology conferred uniform contempt for black people. But soon, The N-word became a linguistic lightning rod, separating friend from foe and defining respective politics and ideals. More than ever, […]

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ECHO IN THE CANYON: Last Day Thursday, August 8th

Echo In The Canyon celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. It was a moment (1965 to 1967) when bands came to […]

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ALL THAT WE DESTROY with Director Chelsea Stardust

A geneticist who fears her son may be a serial killer creates a group of clones to cure him of his violent tendencies. A science fiction thriller, released on Hulu as part of the Blumhouse Into the Dark series. Free admission sponsored by the School of Film. Post-show Q&A with director and OHIO alum, Chelsea […]