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Care is a documentary that centers its focus on caregivers for the elderly and their clients. The film, which runs on May 21 starting at 1pm at the Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs, looks at the lives of, not only the elderly and their families, but of the people who are taking care of them.

 

The films producer is Tony Heriza, a 1974 graduate of Antioch College.  WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke to him by phone to learn more about the film’s message.

 

 

Leah Byrd (Hot & Bothered), Kris Kristensen (Jak), and E.R. Dickey (...He Didn't Even Leave a Note) are all writer/directors soon to graduate from Wright State University's film program.  They'll each be showcasing work at the 2017 Big Lens Film Festival and visited the WYSO studios to talk with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about their process, what drew them to film and their career plans upon graduation.

The 2017 Big Lens Film Festival is Sunday, April 30th at the Rave Cinemas at the Greene.  

Writer/director Christopher Blazavich and producer Kara Lynch are seniors preparing to graduate from Wright State University's film program.  Their work will be among seven films screen at the Big Lens Film Festival, a yearly event that showcases the work of Wright State students.  Blazavich and Lynch joined Niki Dakota live in the studio to talk their film careers so far, future plans and more.

The Big Lens Film Festival is Sunday, April 30th, 3-5pm at the Rave Cinemas at the Greene.  

Through Antioch College Media Arts

The 1966 film Black Girl from director Ousmane Sembène, will be shown at the Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs on March 4th. Sembene is considered the father of African cinema and in this WYSO Weekend extra, Assistant Professor of Media Arts at Antioch College, Charles Fairbanks, tells us a little bit about the director and the Film.

 

 

More information from Antioch College:

This Saturday, director John Cameron Mitchell will appear at the Neon in Dayton for a special screening of his film Short Bus.  Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt spoke with Johnathan McNeal from the Neon about the event, which will include live director's commentary from Mitchell.

Short Bus will screen at the Neon with live director's commentary on Saturday, November 5th.  More information here: www.neonmovies.com

Torrey Pines is a both stop-motion animated film and a live theatrical experience.  Director Clyde Petersen spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about creating the film and the theatre piece and bringing it to communities around the country.

Torrey Pines will screen at the Neon in downtown Dayton with live musical accompaniment on Tuesday, November 1st.  More info at: https://www.torreypinesfilm.com/

The film portion of the upcoming Dayton Music, Art and Film Festival will feature a film screening and live improv with the Levinson Brothers.  DMAFF film coordinator (and former Kaleidoscope co-producer) Shelly Hulce and Joel Levinson visited the WYSO studios to talk about the upcoming event and the Levinson brothers' upcoming film.

Dave Barber / WYSO

The kind of storytelling once only found in movie theatres is everywhere now —streamable at Amazon and Netflix, available at ITunes, and on television, too. Community Voices producer Dave Barber wondered how all this content is affecting the two art house cinemas in the region:The Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs and the Neon in Dayton.

An Art House cinema is an independently run theatre that shows movies you don’t see everywhere - foreign films, documentaries, smaller films - often not produced by the big studios.

 

Jonathan McNeal

On Tuesday, students, faculty, and specials guests gathered to welcome Oscar-winning Actor and Director, Tom Hanks to Wright State University.  Hanks was on hand for the opening dedication of the university’s new Center for Motion Pictures, which bears his name. 

Wright State President, David Hopkins says Hank’s relationship with the university goes back to the late 1970s when the actor performed on the Wright State stage.

The Winding Stream is a documentary that explores the many musical generations of the Carter-Cash family. WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota spoke with director Beth Harrington about the film ahead of its local screening.

The Winding Stream will screen at the Little Art Theatre in Yellow Spring on Thursday, March 24th at 7pm featuring live music from the Corndrinkers. 

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