The release of Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki is almost here, and fans of Miyazaki’s anime classics, like Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro, are likely to find this documentary account of his return to film very insightful. The film follows the director as he returns to Studio Ghibli to create a short entitled Boro the
The first wide scale release from a black female filmmaker, Daughters of the Dust (1991) is a turn-of-the-century period piece set in a Gullah community off the coast of South Carolina. It follows a family who considers leaving the island for the mainland, but they fear losing the cultural heritage they’ve maintained from their African
University of Toledo’s Friday’s on Film Series presents a tale of redemption starring Humphrey Bogart—We’re No Angels —the story of three escaped cons on the run who find refuge in a store owned by a family they plan to rob. The trio has doubts, however, when they share Christmas dinner with the couple and their
A woman hides from a bounty hunter. Ruthless and aided by three threatening drones, the hunter methodically chases her through a futuristic, industrial building where danger seems to lurk around every corner. This is the premise of James Aponte’s thrilling short film Pursuit, but the story goes deeper than that. “‘Pursuit is a sci-fi action/thriller
In the space of the two weeks before this story was written, four children under the age of 17 in the Northwest Ohio area attempted to take their own lives. Three of them succeeded.
In 1965, German artist Joseph Beuys covered his head and face in honey and gold leaf, tied a slab of iron to his boots and sat in a gallery cradling and whispering bedtime stories to a dead hare. The performance piece, How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare, still shocks, inspires, and confuses audiences—
In Charlie Chaplin’s 1918 silent comedy, Shoulder Arms, the hero falls haphazardly into moments of triumph with characteristic silliness, though it is set in World War I era France. Charlie somehow manages to capture 13 Germans, then the Kaiser, only to realize that his grand successes are not what they seem. The film continues the
The Toledo Museum of Art and the University of Toledo Department of Theatre and Film partner to bring two more classics to their Families on Film series. Good Morning (1959) is the story of two brothers who have taken a vow of silence after their parents refuse to buy them a t.v. This touching comedy
The Toledo International Film Festival (TIFF) will bring films, cuisine and performances, all with an international flavor, to the Ohio Theatre this month, with a nod to Toledo’s own richly diverse cultural heritage. The festival will feature seven films, kicking off with an English-language German film featuring Craig Robinson—Morris from America (2016)—and ending with Solitaire
Based on Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula, F.W. Murnau produced the silent film Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror telling the vampire story of Count Orlok. The hauntingly beautiful film from 1922 will be screened inside the Peristyle, accompanied by a live score performed by organist Stephen Warner. It’s a good thing the lawsuit which attempted to
Your favorite songs from Rocky Horror Picture Show will fill the theater as live musicians perform the score, accompanying an energetic performance, bringing the film to the stage — the best of both worlds, excitement for both your eyes and ears! Two shows provide opportunities to experience the cult classic in a new way. Dress
The dead are rising and they’re out to eat human flesh… according to George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. The classic horror film has recently won the Saturn Award for Best DVD/Blu-Ray Special Edition Release. For it’s 50th anniversary, the Ohio Theatre hosts a screening where you’re sure to get a good fright.