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Columbus’s own voice in the dark Fritz the Nite Owl still going strong

13, 2012

There’s something about staying up past your bedtime, curled up with a blanket and some popcorn watching movies in the dark. Chances are if you were in Columbus between 1974 and 1991, it was bespectacled local TV legend Fritz the Nite Owl who helped you stay up late.

The Franklin Park Conservatory Gets Grinched

16, 2011

A chance to look deeper into the holiday classic, Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Animation cells and original artwork by the film’s director, Chuck Jones, are on view at the Franklin Park Conservatory.

The 48 Hour Film Project

21, 2011

44 teams of filmmakers write, direct, and edit a film in less than 48 hours. Do you think you could do that?

Josh Radnor Talks About His Next Film, “Liberal Arts”

photograph of Josh Radnor and colleagues watching a take while filming
writer-director-actor Josh Radnor on the set of "Liberal Arts"
2, 2011

Fresh off the Kenyon College set of “Liberal Arts,” writer-director-actor Josh Radnor talks about his next film.

8 Great Places To See An Outdoor Movie In Columbus This Summer

Moviegoers seated on the lawn watching the big outdoor screen at the Wex Drive-in.
For the sixth year The Wexner Center presents their Wex Drive-In movie series.
20, 2011

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy the many FREE outdoor movie screenings Columbus has to offer this summer. Here are 8 outdoor movie series that are not to be missed.

WOSU Critics Review The Summer’s Best Movies

27, 2011

Amy Juravich, The Other Paper film critic Hope Madden and Columbus Alive film critic Brad Keefe discuss their movie choices this week.

Horror, Hero, Homo: Re-Visiting New Queer Cinema

A scene from the independent film Poison.
A scene from Todd Haynes homoerotic horror flick Poison.
20, 2011

A wistful but jarring glimpse into a better time for independent filmmaking – when Todd Haynes’ shocked the new queer indie film scene with his first feature-length film, Poison.

Behind the Scenes: Columbus Neighborhoods King-Lincoln

29, 2011

Watch a video about the making of ‘Columbus Neighborhoods: King Lincoln’ documentary. Saxophonist Michael Cox shares with us all about how to approach a movie score; and some very talented local jazz musicians do what they do best.

Afghan Star The Documentary

Lima Sahar performs for Afghan Star.
Lima Sahar performs for Afghan Star.
3, 2011

Afghan Star is a television show fashioned after shows like American Idol, a singing competition in which the people can vote by SMS for their favorite star. For many young Afghanis this is their first exposure to anything democratic.

Film Review: Black Swan

'Black Swan' promotional poster.
A review of 'Black Swan.'
21, 2010

This is not a beautiful dance film, as one would suspect. It’s a supernatural thriller set in the world of New York City ballet.