Ann Arbor Film Fest, redux

Before you attend the 56th annual Ann Arbor Film Festival (March 20-25), rewind to 2017 during the 55th AAFF Digital Tour. See six new experimental, animated, documentary, and narrative short films from the 55th AAFF during the traveling film festival’s stop in Toledo, hosted by the Toledo City Paper and the Toledo Lucas County Public Library.

What A Disaster: Chaos In Recreation

The Disaster Artist Dir. James Franco Grade: C There’s this word that I love that I never use because when I do, I sound like a pretentious ass. The word is schadenfreude (pronounced sha-den-froi-duh) which basically means taking pleasure in someone else’s misfortune. Unless you’re a full-blown sociopath, schadenfreude comes when witnessing someone who has

Toledo In Reel Life : Five flicks for the big screen

The Hollywood we know today exists because of an Ohio native; born in Hicksville, Daeida Wilcox Beveridge is known as the “mother of Hollywood.” She went west in 1886, and following her vision of utopian wealth, developed the land for the Hollywood library, post office, and city hall, and many other landmarks. Ohio always seems

“Toledo: The Prohibition Chronicles”: Bootleggers are Back

Following 2014’s short film “Holy Toledo,” UT alum Charissa Gracyk’s new documentary, “Toledo: The Prohibition Chronicles,” premieres at the Collingwood Arts Center (2413 Collingwood Ave.) at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 7, 2018. Currently living and working in L.A., Gracyk and her cousin, Gillian Perdeau, has been writing and directing material about Toledo for several years.