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Oct
25
2021

Film Section

  • Little Art Theatre’s new managing director settles in

    As the Little Art celebrates nearly 92 years of operation, Kristina Heaton, its newly hired managing director, is making it her personal mission to continue building a legacy that reflects the values of the theater and of the Yellow Springs community.

  • ‘This Time This Place’— Chappelle documentary debuts

    As New York City audiences went back inside theaters last weekend, the first show on the docket was the premiere of a new documentary set in Yellow Springs.

  • Bognar, Reichert film— The 9to5 movement

    “9to5” premiered nationally on PBS’ Independent Lens program on Feb. 1. It will air on Dayton’s ThinkTV16 on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 10 p.m., and on ThinkTV14 on Friday, Feb. 5, at 10:30 p.m. Viewers can also stream “9to5: The Story of a Movement” through pbs.org for free this month.

  • ‘small ohio town’— See filmmaker work-in-progress

    Filmmaker Steve Bognar wasn’t initially intending to document the life of a small town when he set out — but for over 12 years, that’s just what he’s done as he’s continued to film the cycles of Yellow Springs life.

  • ‘Caesar’s Redemption’— Local history, authentically imagined

    Local playwright Kane Stratton is debuting an eight-minute film vignette drawn from a longer script that explores the life of a Black man named Caesar, a “maroon” among the Shawnee people of southwestern Ohio in the 1770s and beyond.

  • Villagers bring home Oscar

    “American Factory,” the documentary film by villagers and filmmakers Steve Bognar and Julia Reichert and Jeff Reichert, won the Oscar for “Best Documentary Feature” at the 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 9.

  • Former villager rounds up locals to ‘dance PhD’

    What’s the best way to connect with the public on the basics of an area of scientific research? Through dance, of course.

  • Local filmmakers to return to Oscars

    Steve Bognar and Julia Reichart are shown in Park City, Utah, where they last week attended the prestigious Sundance Film Festival to show their documentary, “American Factory.” The filmmakers brought home one of the festival’s top honors, the “Directing Award: U.S. Documentary.” (Submitted photo)

    “American Factory,” the documentary film by villagers and filmmakers Steve Bognar and Julia Reichert, has been nominated for the Academy Award for “Best Documentary Feature.”

  • Film explores ‘moral injury’ vets face

    The National Alliance on Mental Illness Clark, Greene and Madison Counties, or NAMI CGM, will be screening “Almost Sunrise,” a film that explores the effects of mental illness and moral injury on veterans, on Saturday, Nov. 9. The free screening will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at the 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.”