‘Solar Superstorms’ at Appold Planetarium

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.

UT Screens Jean-Luc Godard’s “Masculin Fèminin”

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.

‘Short’ Cuts in January

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.

The King and I at The Valentine

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

A tale of togetherness

The need for a bone marrow transplant for the Vuillard family matriarch brings them all together just in time for the holidays in A Christmas Tale (2008). Things sometimes get out of hand with this family, so the seriousness of the situation is often lifted with well-timed comic relief. The film explores the problems of

Meet the Woodmans

The Toledo Museum’s Art House Film Series screens the 2010 documentary The Woodmans, a fascinating account of a family of artists who live for their craft. The most well-known of the Woodmans, photographer Francesca, was surrounded by art— her mother was a ceramist and her father a painter. The film highlights her journey and a

Holy Toledo! The 419 Pop Culture Quiz

From Klinger’s love for his hometown to Jack Griffin returning to the Glass City in A.P. Bio, Toledo has been cast in film and television for decades. Here are nine trivia questions to test your pop culture mettle about the ways our humble city has been depicted on the big and small screen. Q: What famous

Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki Releases December 13

The release of Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki is almost here, and fans of Miyazaki’s anime classics, like Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro, are likely to find this documentary account of his return to film very insightful. The film follows the director as he returns to Studio Ghibli to create a short entitled Boro the

“Daughters of the Dust” Screening at Toledo Museum of Art

The first wide scale release from a black female filmmaker, Daughters of the Dust (1991) is a turn-of-the-century period piece set in a Gullah community off the coast of South Carolina. It follows a family who considers leaving the island for the mainland, but they fear losing the cultural heritage they’ve maintained from their African

University of Toledo Film Series Screens “We’re No Angels”

University of Toledo’s Friday’s on Film Series presents a tale of redemption starring Humphrey Bogart—We’re No Angels —the story of three escaped cons on the run who find refuge in a store owned by a family they plan to rob. The trio has doubts, however, when they share Christmas dinner with the couple and their