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. 

Courtesy of The Weinstein Company

The film Carol makes its debut at the Neon Movies in Dayton Thursday night. The film—much of which was shot in Cincinnati in the spring of 2014—features local residents who served as extras in the film and several Daytonians served on the film’s production crew.

Horrorama, the Dayton area's charity movie marathon is celebrating its 19th year, along with a new location for event at the Danbarry Cinema Huber Heights.  Co-organizers Rick Martin, Matt Brassfield and Matt Joseph visited the WYSO studios to talk about this year's event and the charities it will benefit.

Horrorama 2015 is Friday, October 23rd at the Danbarry Cinema Huber Heights.

Filmmakers Eryn Montgomery and Kel Lind join WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota in the studio to talk about the films they're presenting in this weekend's Big Lens Film Festival, which showcases new work from Wright State University's film program.

The Big Lens Film Festival is Friday, October 16th at the Dayton Art Institute.

Filmmakers Aubrey Keith and Joe Lurie join Kaliedoscope host Juliet Fromholt live in the studio to preivew the Big Lens Film Festival.  The Wright State University filmmakers talked about the experience of going to film school and producing the short films that will screen at the festival.

The Big Lens Film Festival is Friday, October 16th at the Dayton Art Institute.

Neon Movies

The Dayton LGBT Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and to find out about this year’s selections, we spoke once again with Jonathan McNeil, manager at the Neon Movies in downtown Dayton.

McNeil says festival passes sold out quickly this year but individual tickets are still available for all shows.  Friday night's ticket stub will get you into an expanded after-party at Gilly's nightclub following the movie.

Local filmmaker and photographer Jennifer Taylor and musician and filmmaker Tim Gebard visit the WYSO studio to talk about their collaboration, The Fall League.  The film tells the story of a senior citizens softball league and is gaining national attention.  Tim and his son Aaron also performed music from the film live in the WYSO studios.

The life of a local sports legend will play out in a short documentary film premiering tonight in Dayton.

In the 1970’s, Dwight Anderson was nicknamed "The Blur" because of his speed on the basketball court. As a sophomore, he led Roth High School to a state championship title in 1975 and as a senior in 1978 was named top high school player in the country.

Anderson went to play for the universities of Kentucky and Southern California and was a second round NBA draft pick for the Washington Bullets in 1982.

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