Screening of “The Released” at First Unitarian Church of Toledo

The struggle of mentally ill offenders attempting to leave prison and return as citizens, often to end up right back where they started, is the focus of The Released. The documentary will be screened at the First Unitarian Church of Toledo as part of its “Reentry: Restoring Communities, Piece by Piece” series detailing tales of

“Alice’s Ordinary People” at Bedford Library

From protesting the segregation of schools in black neighborhoods to bolstering and supporting black candidates for office, Alice Tregay, and the “ordinary people” she rallied to her causes, were a driving force for remarkable societal change. In honor of Black History Month, a documentary about Tregay and her impact, Alice’s Ordinary People, will be screened

Toledo Museum of Art Screens Toni Morrison documentary

Toni Morrison was one of America’s most treasured authors, a recipient of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In the acclaimed documentary Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders allows Morrison to tell her own story in her own words. In the film, released shortly before her

Maumee Film Festival’s 48-Hour Film Challenge

Filmmakers are given 48 hours and several requirements— to film at least one scene in Maumee, to use one specified line of dialogue and to use one designated prop. Then, in two days, they must write, direct, shoot and edit a short film. Follow the rules of the Maumee Film Festival’s 48-Hour Film Challenge, beginning

CommUNITY Film Fest Shares Films by Artists with disabilities

The CommUNITY Film Fest has shared the films made by artists with developmental disabilities since 2015. The 2020 edition of the popular event will feature documentaries, dramas and perhaps even a superhero battle. Come to the Fest and view this year’s entries. 2pm | Sunday, February 9 Maumee Indoor Theater, 601 Conant St., Maumee 419-897-8902

Foodie Shorts presented by Jewish Toledo Winter Flicks

A set of four short films, with stories centered around food, will be served up at the Jewish Toledo Winter Flicks’ screening. From a group of senior citizens who celebrate Shabbat at their local Wendy’s, to the history of gefilte fish and the story of a famous lox and herring emporium in New York City,

“Life After Life” Documentary Part of Reentry series

The struggles of three men, who spent decades in prison as they attempt to return to life “on the outside,” are the subject of Life After Life, a documentary screened as part of the Reentry: Restoring Communities Piece by Piece series at the First Unitarian Church of Toledo. Two more films, The Released and Untouchable,

“It Must Be Schwing” Screening at Lourdes University

If you ain’t got that “schwing.” Discover the true story of how German Jewish refugees helped America’s Black jazz musicians get the recognition they deserved during a screening of It Must Be Schwing: The Blue Note Story. The new German documentary follows Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, two young men from Berlin who escaped Hitler’s

“Purple Rain” Showing at Michigan Theater

See Prince’s 1984 smash hit, Purple Rain, one of 25 films to be added to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry in 2019, during this late-night screening at Ann Arbor’s Michigan Theater. Expect to sing, dance, and go wild with this cult-favorite on the big screen. 9:30pm | Friday, January 24 $10.50, adult. $8.50,