New Michael Moore film ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ features plenty of populism but not much pop. “Fahrenheit 11/9″ Rated R, 120 minutes The ending of “Fahrenheit 11/9” is so powerful and compelling that when the lights in the theater went back on, there was dead silence. No applause, just a stunned hush from an audience that had
Tucked away in Swanton, a stone’s throw west of Toledo, is a musical institution. Opened in 1957, the venue saw some of the biggest names in blues –– B.B. King, Count Basie, John Lee Hooker and countless others— play before boisterous crowds. The club was run by a music-loving couple who were the first African Americans in Northwest Ohio to obtain a liquor license.
To University of Toledo film professor and independent filmmaker Holly Hey, the art of cinema isn’t about making crowd-pleasing blockbusters— it’s about focusing the camera lens on important social issues.
Beginning five years ago, Toledo residents became intimately familiar with summer algae blooms that blanket Lake Erie. The 2014 algae crisis left millions without drinkable water for days while periodic news reports continue to examine the lake’s water.
On the surface, Hailey Ameling’s film Dilution doesn’t make sense. There’s no narrative, no script, not even any dialogue. But after watching it, you still instinctively “get it.” And that’s the 22-year old filmmaker’s whole point.
You never know what to expect from Fostoria filmmaker Matt Erman.
Sometimes you’ll get a trippy sci-fi-influenced journey through the cosmos like his short film Universal Drift, shown at the recent Glass City Film Festival.