Socially conscious films at the Toledo Museum of Art

Two socially conscious films will be shown together: Birth of a Movement, a PBS documentary about African-American newspaperman and activist William M. Trotter, who, in 1915, spoke out about the dangerous message presented by the film Birth of a Nation, portraying the Ku Klux Klan as heroic mercenaries against a Black uprising, D.W. Griffith’s film

The Toledo Museum of Art presents Kara Walker: Short Films and Interviews

Further the conversation on race relations when the Museum’s Art House Film Series presents Kara Walker: Short Films and Interviews. Part of the exhibition, Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated), this series combines interviews with the African-American artist and two of her short films, offering an insightful look into her work.

Ghosts in the Glass City

Whether you believe in ghosts or not, you fully expect a visit from the supernatural when standing in the middle of the night in the nearly pitch black attic space of the Toledo Yacht Club. A mood-heightening green light has been cast over some toys— a stuffed bear, a toy truck, some bouncy balls— and

The Monuments Men screens at the Waterville Branch Library

On Wednesday, September 27, the Waterville Branch Library is hosting a lecture on art stolen during World War II. The following Saturday, they will be showing a film that tackles this subject: The Monuments Men (2014). Co-written, directed by and starring George Clooney, this underrated film features a team of art historians, during WWII, tracking

Independent Film Festival continues at the Toledo Library

The Film Focus Independent Film Festival continues at the Toledo Library with My King. A 2015 French film, My King tells the story of Tony, a woman who is hospitalized after a skiing accident and, during her time in rehab, reflects on a past love. Starring Vincent Cassel and Emmanuelle Bercot (who won the Best

Fathom Events presents Steve McQueen: American Icon

Possibly the coolest guy who ever lived, Steve McQueen came to embody the ideal American male. Decide for yourself if he lives up to the hype, when Fathom Events presents Steve McQueen: American Icon, a biography of the actor, motorcycle enthusiast and race car driver. Hosted by Greg Laurie, the famous pastor and McQueen enthusiast,

3rd Annual Maumee Film Festival gears up

The Maumee Film Festival, a chance for Toledo area filmmakers to show their skills behind the camera, is hosted at the Maumee Indoor Theater, Saturday, Sept. 23. This year’s panel of judges, who personally watch and rank the submitted films, includes Katie Holmes, her sister Tamera Fretti and Maumee native and actor Robert Knepper, best

Fathom Events presents special E.T. showing

Phone home and tell your loved ones you’ll be late when E.T. (1982) comes to the movie theaters as part of a special Fathom Events presentation. Celebrating the classic film’s 35th anniversary, a pre-show introduction by Turner Classic Movies hosts Ben Mankiewicz and Tiffany Vazquez, precedes the celebrated story of a boy who befriends an

A Very Sordid Wedding to screen at the Maumee Indoor Theatre

Initially a play with rave reviews and then a series on Logo, Sordid Lives told the story of being gay and coming out in a conservative Texas town. A Very Sordid Wedding picks up on film where the play left off. This sequel features many of the beloved and kooky characters of the original story, but now

UT Fridays on Film Series screens A Space Odyssey

School is back in swing, and in addition to homework and hacky sack in the quad, get stoked for the return of the UT Fridays on Film series and their presentations of films that will make you a better person. First up on the new year is Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). Famous

Toledo-born filmmaker brings his divine comedy back home

Mark A. Cummings dreams of a new Hollywood, here in Ohio. Well, maybe that’s putting an extreme spin on it, but the Toledo-born Cummings certainly has big screen dreams for his home state. With his production company, Awalkonwater Entertainment, Cummings has recently released his fourth Ohio-shot film, Holy Hustle. Filmed down in Columbus, where Awalkonwater