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Media Section :: Page 5

  • Film fest features local films

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    Saturday, Feb. 5 marks the premiere of the second annual Yellow Springs Short Film Festival

  • WYSO to host Ira Glass

    Ira Glass, host of WBEZ Chicago's "This American Life," will visit Dayton in May, thanks to WYSO.

    WYSO will host a personal appearance by Ira Glass on Sunday, May 22 at the Victoria Theatre in Dayton, Ohio.

  • 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.

  • Film chronicles small town’s first integrated prom

    Students in Charleston, Mississippi dance at their first racially integrated prom in the 2008 documentary Prom NIght in Mississippi, screening tonight at the Little Art Theatre.

    The Little Art Theatre will offer a second free screening of Prom Night in Mississippi on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 4 p.m. The documentary, shot in 2008, follows a group of high school seniors preparing for their first racially-integrated prom.

  • Film tracks exotic pet industry

    Exotic pet owner Terry Brumfield sat with his pet lions at home in Piketon, Ohio, in a scene captured by Springboro filmmaker Mike Webber for his award-winning documentary The Elephant in the Living Room. The filmmaker will introduce the film at the first showing of a run of sneak previews from Friday, Oct. 8–Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Little Art Theatre. (submitted photo)

    Throughout the 1980s on the east side of Hilltop Road at Fairground Road there stood a modest, old house with a conspicuously large metal cage in the back yard. On nice days, passersby who happened to focus beyond the fencing would likely have seen what appeared to be a lion. Was it a pet? Did it live there permanently? Could it escape?

  • Film tonight on civil rights murders

    A documentary on the effects of the 40-year-old murders of three civil rights workers on a Mississippi town will be shown Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Little Art Theater in Yellow Springs.

  • Mickunas returns to WYSO

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    Vick Mickunas and his popular show “Book Nook” will return to WYSO Public Radio this Friday, Sept. 17, at 1:30 p.m.

  • 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.

  • WYSO cleans up at AP awards

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    Local public radio station WYSO racked up ten awards, more than any other public radio station in the state, at the Ohio Associated Press Broadcasters 2010 luncheon in Columbus on Sunday, June 6.

  • 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.