Car-Going Cinema: The Sundance Kid Drive-In opened for summer fun

This was an unusual summer. Plans changed, events were cancelled, and traditions were delayed. Luckily there was one constant form of summer entertainment: The drive-in. In fact, Toledo’s local car-parking movie theater, The Sundance Kid in Oregon, had a wonderful season filled with more than just movies. Jim Walter, owner of the Great Lakes Theater

Enjoy an evening of nature films at Field of Dreams

If you love the great outdoors and have been looking for an excuse to head to the drive-in, the Black Swamp Conservancy has got your back. The group is hosting a screening of nature documentaries at the Field of Dreams Drive-In on Tuesday, August 11. The event is free and open to the public, though

Jam in Woodsdale Park

The City of Toledo’s summer free movie series comes to a close on Thursday, August 20 with a screening of Space Jam at Woodsdale Park. A family-friendly event, attendees are welcome to bring a blanket and enjoy the movie in a safe outdoor environment with social distancing guidelines observed. Originally released in 1996, Space Jam

Puppet Love— A Heartfelt Change for filmmaker Michael DeSanto

Toledo filmmaker Michael DeSanto announced on Facebook at the end of June that he had finished the rough cut of his latest movie, a romantic family comedy, A Heartfelt Change. Spending a lot of time shaping the film over the past few months, ever since Ohio went into lockdown, DeSanto has committed up to 16

“Untouchable” screening is final partyof Restoring Communities Series

The complicated consequences of well-meaning laws meant to protect the public and children against sexual predators are the subject of the fascinating documentary Untouchable by David Feige. The film will be screened as the final part of the Reentry: Restoring Communities Piece by Piece series at the First Unitarian Church of Toledo. A panel discussion

50 Hour Film Challenge kicks off March 6

Not to be outdone, the Tree City Film Festival will kick off its 50 Hour Challenge for area filmmakers. Participating teams will meet at Sylvania’s Sodbuster Bar to receive a set of elements that must make it into the final product, like a prop, a line of dialogue, a specific location, etc. Then, teams have

5th Annual Maumee Film Festival

The 5th annual Maumee Film Festival features a full schedule of short and medium-length films by area filmmakers, both documentaries and fiction, as well as entries in Maumee’s February 48-Hour Film Challenge. The festival is judged by a panel of experts, including Toledo native Eric Kripke. $8 | 6-10pm Friday, March 6 11am-10pm Saturday, March

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