Now in its fifth year, the CommUNITY Film Fest Premier Event is comprised of a lineup of 13 films— three in a professional category through the festival’s new partnership with Film Toledo. Though there have been changes over the years, the event has always been about celebrating the roles of people with disabilities, along with
The Toledo Jewish Film Club presents a documentary with a most unexpected story surrounding Bollywood history. Shalom Bollywood: The Untold Story of Indian Cinema reveals a 2,000 year old Indian Jewish community’s incredible influence on the film community. Including stars like Ruby Myers and many other early Bollywood actresses, it explores how Indian Jewish women
Following their first showing (Academy Award best picture winner Moonlight), the University of Toledo African American Film Festival continues with Get Out and Pariah. Jordan Peele’s Get Out is a horror film that might best be described as The Stepford Wives meets Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, an original concept that earned it four Oscars.
The Toledo Museum’s Art House Film and Teen Night event will show Black is the Color, a documentary about African American artists and what they’ve overcome to have their work recognized and exhibited in art galleries. It includes an exploration of the history of changes within the art world, including milestone moments by black artists
In the box office smash, Grosse Pointe Blank, featuring John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Alan Arkin and Dan Aykroyd, Cusack plays a hitman sent to assassinate a target in Metro Detroit while attending his 10-year high school reunion. The Michigan-made crime comedy, today a cult classic, will screen during a special visit with Cusack. The legendary
Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, Solar Superstorms returns this year to the Appold Planetarium to depict storms on the sun’s surface. The show’s fiery display is full of color and explosive visuals, a high-intensity education about what goes on inside the source of life for our planet, sure to be thrilling for kids and adults alike.
The MLK Social Justice Film Series presents a free screening of Ferguson: A Report from Occupied Territory in tribute to those affected by police brutality and to the memory of Martin Luther King Jr’s leadership on civil rights issues. The documentary covers the protests, residents’ reactions to Michael Brown’s killing, and overall racial tension that
A window into the politics and pop culture of the day, Jean-Luc Godard’s Masculin Fèminin (1966) is the story of the budding romance of Paul and Madeleine. He’s an aspiring writer; she’s a newly successful pop singer. Though they see the world through very different lenses, the two of them unite, often in tumultuous ways.
For the second year, cinematic works of Northwest Ohio’s best film creators will be projected at the Maumee Indoor Theater on Saturday, January 19 in a special showcase of mostly short films.
In the film adaptation of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s musical, The King and I, a widowed Welsh mother, Anna, becomes the governess and English tutor to the wives and children of King Mongkut of Siam. When the personalities of the King and Anna clash, drama ensues while Anna is teaching the English language, customs, and etiquette