Articles About film

  • Opening minds for inclusive town

    A group of villagers are offering a series of events this Saturday, Dec. 7, to highlight the perspectives of people with disabilities. A documentary, Shooting Beauty, will be shown at the Little Art at 2 and 4:30 p.m., with a panel discussion on the topic of inclusion at 3:30 p.m. at the theater. A potluck dinner at the First Presbyterian Church will follow at 6 p.m. The above couple, Cathy and Dana Culkin, are two of the film’s subjects. (Submitted photo by Courtney Bent)

    When Debra Williamson and her 15-year-old son, Alex, recently put up flyers in downtown stores for an upcoming event, she was pleased that several people, saying hello, called out to Alex by name.

  • ‘Beasts’ held captive one more week

    Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis) in 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'.

    Beasts of the Southern Wild, a new film by Benh Zeitlin, penetrates with powerful characters and lyrical imagery. It is now playing at the Little Art Theatre.

  • New filmmakers show their work

    “Women Who Yell” to be shown on Thursday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Neon Movies in Dayton, as part of the Big Lens Film Festival, an annual event showcasing the creations of Wright State film students. The film was created by Megan Hague and Kyle Wilkinson, students in the production class of villagers Jim Klein and Julia Reichert. (Submitted photo)

    In Women Who Yell, 20-some 20-something women lose their cool and reveal profound, sometimes hilarious, moments of exasperation normally reserved for best friends, moms or maybe therapists.

  • A red carpet affair

    The Little Art Theatre hosted an Oscar Night party last Sunday evening as a fundraiser for the non-profit.

  • YS filmmakers travel to New York

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    Two Yellow Springs filmmakers, Aileen LeBlanc and Jim Klein, will be filming part of a documentary entitled “Take Us Home” in New York City on Monday, Nov. 8.

  • Eat, Pray, Love

    Kim Totten, Aja Delawey, Karen Meade, Kelley Pickrel and Monica Bartley (among many others) enjoy a couple bottles of Umbrian wine (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    Monica Hasek organized a Yellow Springs Version of the memoir “Eat, Pray, Love” last Thursday with the help of Yoga Springs Studio, the Winds Cafe and the Little Art.

  • Looking at Yellow Springs through our elders’ eyes

    Local videographer Patti Dallas and Jeri Lyn Studebaker are working to complete a new series of interviews with local elders. The first segment will screen at the Little Art Theatre on Saturday, July 24, 4 p.m.

    In 1999 local filmmaker Patti Dallas produced “A Portrait of Yellow Springs Through the Eyes of Our Elders,” a documentary for which she interviewed 17 individuals aged 75 and older. The elders spoke to themes such as the village’s early history, local resources such as Glen Helen and Antioch College, and the landmarks of Yellow Springs.

  • Local filmmakers to screen works at FilmDayton Festival

    Jennifer Sharp, a 1992 graduate of Yellow Springs High School, returns home to show her most recent film, I’m Through With White Girls: The Inevitable Undoing of Jay Brooks at the FilmDayton Festival this weekend at the Neon Movies as well as at a public screening at the Little Art Theatre on Saturday, May 15, at 5 p.m. The festival takes place at various locations in Dayton and also features a short on the closure of Antioch College by YSHS graduate Joseph Lurie. Tickets are $5 for most shows. I’m Through With White Girls won twelve awards, including Best U.S. Feature at the American Black Film Festival, and was acquired for distribution by Image Entertainment. (submitted photo)

    More than 20 years ago Jennifer Sharp worked as a janitor at the Little Art Theatre, cleaning the bathrooms and sweeping up popcorn. The 36-year-old is now back as a successful film director to show her first full-length feature.

  • Film shows role for prison art

    Local filmmaker Joanne Caputo interviewed her nephew, John Caputo, in the Pittsburgh barbershop he opened after he was released from the Graterford state penitentiary in Pennsylvania. Villagers are invited to attend a free screening of her 40-minute documentary “Cutting Loose” at the Little Art Theatre on Friday, March 19, at 5 p.m.

    As a filmmaker who has experienced some success and some challenges, Joanne Caputo has occasionally asked herself the question, “Am I an artist?” It’s perhaps a feeling she shares with her nephew, John Caputo, who is the focus of her latest documentary. As a prisoner for 11 years at the Graterford and Harrisburg penitentiaries in Pennsylvania, John Caputo would say that art in some ways saved him. But in making a life after his release, he wonders if he is truly an artist or simply an ex-con who makes art.

  • ‘The Last Truck’ is Oscar-bound

    Steve Bognar and Julia Reichert, the village’s most famous filmmakers, will become even more famous next month when they attend the Oscar awards ceremony in Los Angeles as directors of one of the five films nominated in the Best Documentary Short category.

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