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Film Section

  • 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.

  • ‘The Genius of Marian’ to screen for free at Little Art

    "The Genius of Marian," which follows Pam White and her family as they live with her diagnosis of Alzheimer's, will screen at the Little Art on Sunday, Sept. 30.

    As part of its year-long effort to increase community awareness about dementia, the Dementia Friendly Yellow Springs Project will host a free showing of the award-winning documentary, “The Genius of Marian,” on Sunday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m., 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.

  • Documentary explores concept of Black History Month

    The 2018 Elaine Comegys Film Festival, presented by The 365 Project, will feature a screening of the documentary “More Than a Month.”

  • Commentary — How Ted Neeley became Jesus

    Ted Neeley, seated, will return to Yellow Springs to speak at three special showings of “Jesus Christ Superstar” at the Little Art Theatre, at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11, and a sing-along event at 2 p.m. Nov. 12. He’s shown here with co-star Barry Dennen, who died recently. (Submitted photo)

    In the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar,” the first time that Jesus meets the Roman procurator who will sentence him to death is during a song called “Pilate and Christ.” For Ted Neeley, this scene was shared for decades by his dear friend, Barry Dennen. Just a few days before Neeley and I recently spoke, Barry had died suddenly.

  • BLOG—Jesus on Jesus

    Playing a Christ who resonates with millions outside of Christianity takes a great deal of faith. For Ted Neeley, that began when he was a bow-legged drummer from Texas who screamed high notes at church gatherings. Ever since, people have been grabbing at the hem of his garment.

  • Asbury Shorts to return to Little Art

    The Asbury Shorts Concert 36th anniversary show will screen at the Little Art on Oct. 26.

    Asbury Shorts will return to the village, bringing the 36th Short Film Concert to the Little Art on Thursday, Oct. 26, beginning at 7 p.m.

  • “Small-budget, high-quality” film on Lakota culture comes to village

    The indie film “Neither Wolf Nor Dog,” filmed on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, comes to Yellow Springs July 24 to 28.