The Toledo Jewish Film Festival kicks off this month

The Toledo Jewish Film Festival, a five-week event showcasing one significantly Jewish film per week, kicks off on Monday, May 22 with Remember. Starring Oscar winners Christopher Plummer and Martin Landau, Remember (2015) is the tale of two old men taking a cross-continental trip to track down the Nazi who destroyed both of their lives

5 Must See Films At The Glass City Film Festival

The one thing you absolutely need to accept about any film festival is that you won’t make it to every showing. Even when the films all play on one screen, and aren’t running concurrently, it’s just too big a time commitment for most people. That reality being realized, it’s imperative to select films carefully, plotting

Toledo celebrities who aren’t Jamie Farr

If you reference celebrities with ties to Toledo, everyone knows Jamie Farr, the star of TV series MASH. Dig a little deeper and people will say Katie Holmes, the star of ‘90s teen TV series Dawson’s Creek and films such as Thank You For Smoking and Batman Begins. After that, it gets a little hazy.

Michigan Theatre to screen The Brother from Another Planet film

Assimilation is hard, especially when you’re from another planet. Meditate on the meaning of adjustment with the Michigan Theater’s upcoming screening of the 1984 Afrofuturist film, The Brother from Another Planet. Sometimes silly, but always fascinating and thoughtful, this classic sci-fi film follows a sweet-natured, mute Black man who has escaped enslavement on another planet.

The Maumee Film Fest seeks submissions

The Maumee Uptown Business Association wants your short films. Hosting the Maumee Film Fest in September, the MUBA is seeking submissions from filmmakers high school age or older. Compete for cash prizes and recognition. Films must have a maximum run time of 12 minutes. In addition to the main film competition, there is also a

There’s No Place Like Home: Toledo Leads Community Awareness through Film

The sign says “For rent.” But if you know the drill, you know they won’t rent to you. And then you’re humiliated again— another rejection due to unfair treatment. Every day, Americans are discriminated against based on race, age, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation and family status. Renting or buying real estate becomes nearly impossible

Documentary Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home Premiere

Conservation landscaping— the idea that you don’t need to destroy the natural order of things to make use of the land— is a growing practice in the U.S., but the concept requires the attention of ordinary folks to take hold. Join the Wild Ones Oak Openings Region Chapter, Black Swamp Conservancy and Multi Faith Council

“Harlan County, USA” to Play at Michigan Theater

In 1973, 180 coal miners at the Brookside Mine in rural Kentucky went on strike. The owners refused a labor contract, but the strike continued. Scabs were hired to fill their jobs, but the strike continued. More than year of violence, bloodshed, and the death of a miner led to a union contract— but nothing was

The Kiwanis Club of Tecumseh presents Travel and Adventure Cinema Series

Perfect for folks who like to travel or look at other people’s vacation slides. The Kiwanis Club of Tecumseh is presenting their Kiwanis Travel and Adventure Cinema series, Great Rocky Mountain RV Adventure. Explore the scenic backroads of America, from New Mexico up to Yellowstone, without ever leaving your chair. If you’ve never seen the

13th documentary to screen at First Unitarian Church of Toledo

If you’ve heard about the Oscar-nominated documentary 13th, but don’t have Netflix, you are in luck. The First Unitarian Church in Toledo will be holding a screening and discussion of the 2016 film, named for the amendment that abolished slavery. An investigative look into the prison system and the racial inequality of justice in America,