Film

This week, a free screening of the new documentary film, Vanishing Borders will take place at the Madden Hills Library in Dayton. The film gives viewers a look into the lives of four immigrant women living in New York City and transforming their communities. Then after the film, director and producer, Alexandra Hidalgo, will discuss the documentary with author Katrina Kittle and member of the audience. Kittle is a former teacher and mentor of Hidalgo's.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: Rediscovered Radio and Community Voices. Plus we’ll hear about a possible shared space in downtown Dayton that would give residents access to high tech digital equipment, and a documentary film making it’s debut in Dayton next week. See full program details below.

Celebrating its 18th year of horror movie marathons, Horrorama Dayton returns to Englewood Cinema this Halloween season. Organizers Matt Brassfield, Rick Martin and host A. Ghastlee Ghoul visisted the WYSO studios and spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about this year's event.

Horrorama 2014 is October 24th at Englewood Cinema.

Epic-Con Ohio combines elements of sci-fi, horror, wrestling, gaming, and car shows for a two-day convention in downtown Dayton.  Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt spoke with Epic Con promoter Sheri Yarbrough about the upcoming event.

Epic Con is October 24 and 25th at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.

The 6th annual FilmDayton Festival gets underway this weekend with a mix of locally connected films, international features, documentaries and more.  WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke with FilmDayton board president, Nicole Richter, who is also the coordinator of the motion picture program at Wright State University. She says the festival has a variety of events that will appeal to film buffs, actors, and writers alike.

FILMDAYTON FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

A Film About Coffee will debut in Dayton this week at the Neon Movies, and locally based coffee company Boston Stoker is helping to bring the film to the Miami Valley.  Boston Stoker's Dan Clayton and Tony Barnes visited the WYSO studios and spoke with Kaleidoscope's Juliet Fromholt and Tom Amrhein about the film and it's exploration of coffee cultivation and culture as well as Boston Stoker's role in local coffee culture and the larger Miami Valley community.

 A Film About Coffee will show at the Neon Movies on Thursday, August 14th at 7PM.

Ken Burns' latest documentary series, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, will be airing on PBS stations around the country this month.  In his interview with Excursions host Niki Dakota, Burns describes the process of exploring and chronicling the stories of the famous American family.

Faith Morgan on the Passive House Revolution

May 22, 2014

Filmmaker and board member of the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions, Faith Morgan came by the WYSO studios to talk about her newest documentary Passive House Revolution. Listen below to hear Faith explain what a passive house is, and the distinction between passive and passive solar. Faith also talks about global climate change and the effects that inefficient buildings have on our environment.

Sharon Leahy and Rick Good On Dance For Camera

Apr 23, 2014

Dancer, director, choreographer, and musician Sharon Leahy came by the WYSO studios April 22nd with Musician and Composer Rick Good to talk about their new film, Carry it on. Carry it on is a Dance for Camera film shot in Michigan featuring several local film makers. Tune in as Sharon and Rick talk about the beginnings of the film, the music creation process, and their new band The Elements. You’ll also get to listen to two fantastic songs from their film!

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Nominations for the 2014 Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning, and there are local ties in at least two films up for awards.

Storyboard artist J. Todd Anderson, who worked  with the Cohen Brothers their films Fargo and The Big Lebowski, also worked on the film Inside Llewyn Davis, which is nominated this year for cinematography.

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