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Articles About Little Art Theatre

  • Back to the land, 40 years on

    A film still from “Hippie Family Values,” showing children in the early days of the Ranch, an intentional community in New Mexico that is the focus of Bev Seckinger’s 2018 documentary, playing at the Little Art Theatre on Monday, July 29, at 6 p.m. The film was edited by villager Jim Klein. (Submitted Photo)

    The year was 1976. Fifty people pitched in $1,200 each to purchase a former ranch in southwestern New Mexico. In the language of the age, they sought to go “back to the land.”

  • Little Art shows ‘Strangelove’

    Still from Dr. Strangelove, "in the war room." (Photo courtesy of wikimedia commons)

    An unhinged general with his finger on the button, ordering a nuclear strike on Eastern Europe? In 2019?

  • Doctors see cannabis as medicine

    Proponents of medical marijuana met after the Q&A session following the screening of the 2018 documentary “Weed the People” at the Little Art Theatre in February. Left to right: Kimberly Cornell, Lotus Health medical assistant and director of media and public relations; Dr. Josh Short of Stillwater Medical; Lotus Health owner/provider Teaera Roland; and Dr. Stuart Leeds of Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine. (Photo by Gary McBride)

    Last month, Villager Paul Beck came to the screening of “Weed the People” to learn more about medical marijuana.

  • Brothers to present film — Political satire propels ‘Oath’

    In Ike Barinholtz’s “The Oath,” a politically divided family gathers for Thanksgiving dinner the day before all Americans have been asked — under some duress — to sign the titular oath of loyalty to the United States. As tensions rise around the holiday table, the family is threatened when two federal agents drop by to question Chris (Ike Barinholtz), who is a vocal opponent of The Oath. Clearly enjoying their Thanksgiving meal around the table are, from left: Abbie (Meredith Hagner), Pat (Jon Barinholtz), Alice (Carrie Brownstein), Chris, Kai (Tiffany Haddish), Eleanor (Nora Dunn) and Hank (Chris Ellis). (Submitted photo)

    On the day after Thanksgiving — Black Friday — all Americans have been asked to sign a pledge of loyalty to the United States. This is the central conceit of “The Oath,” a dark comedy/horror/political satire film starring Ike and Jon Barinholtz, and written and directed by Ike.

  • Little Art, Big deal

    Actor, director and co-writer Bradley Cooper and supporting actor Dave Chappelle sat on the front stage of the Little Art Theatre, to speak about and answer questions on Bradley's new release of “A Star is Born” (Submitted photo by Frédéric Yonnet)

    Several hundred villagers enjoyed a Hollywood moment last Friday, Oct. 5, when actor, director and co-writer Bradley Cooper of the just-released “A Star is Born” appeared with local celebrity and film supporting actor Dave Chappelle at two private screenings of the film at the Little Art Theatre.

  • Yellow Springs, New York, L.A.

    Before the screening of her new feature film “Blindspotting," at the Little Art Theatre, July 19, Actor Janina Gavankar and friend Dave Chappelle hung out in front of a mural of the musician Prince in Kieth’s alley by local artist Sarah Dickens. (Photo by Robert Hasek)

    Actor Janina Gavankar visited Yellow Springs last Thursday, July 19, for a special preview screening of her new feature film “Blindspotting.”

  • Chappelle, Gavankar host ‘Blindspotting‘ screening in Yellow Springs

    Comedian/actor Dave Chappelle and musician/actor Janina Gavankar host a Q&A session at the Little Art Theater,Thursday, July 19, at screening of "Blindspotting." (Photo by Robert Hasek)

    Local resident Dave Chappelle hosted actor Janina Gavankar at a screening at the Little Art Theatre Thursday, July, 19, of her new feature film “Blindspotting,” a timely comedy-drama.

  • The physics of the Force at Little Art

    The Physics of Star Wars

    “Star Wars” fans who have mused about whether or not working light sabers and blasters will ever be available for purchase on Amazon are in luck: Patrick Johnson, author of “The Physics of Star Wars,” will be at the Little Art Theatre on Sunday, May 27, to talk about his book.

  • ‘New Yorker’ cartoonist at Little Art

    Tom Bachtell, who spent his teenage years in Yellow Springs and now works as an illustrator for The New Yorker magazine, will speak in the “Homecoming” series at the Little Art Theatre next week. The event takes place at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 13, and will feature visual art, classical music and dancing. Tickets, at $25, can be found at www.littleart.com. (Submitted photo by Jennifer Greenburg)

    While Tom Bachtell only spent three years in Yellow Springs as a teenager, they were formative ones. Moving to the village as a sophomore in high school, Bachtell lived in Yellow Springs during the early 1970s, when the village was vibrant with political activism, arts happenings and intellectual fervor.

  • A day for community giving

    After collecting $75,000 in a single day last November, an effort to raise money for local nonprofit groups is returning to the village for a second year this holiday season.