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Film Section

  • 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.”

  • 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?

  • Steve Bognar receives a ‘Welcome to the Academy’

    Documentary filmmaker Steve Bognar was recently invited into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Pictured here on the steps of the studio he shares with his filmmaking and life partner Julia Reichert, Bognar has been making documentary films, including this summer’s “American Factory,” for 35 years. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    The news came by email. Subject line: “Welcome to the Academy.” For a moment villager Steve Bognar was stumped. “The Academy? The Taekwondo Academy in Fairborn?” he joked in an interview at his Yellow Springs home this week.

  • ‘American Factory’ to be released on Netflix Aug. 21

    The new documentary, ‘American Factory,’ a documentary by local filmmakers Steve Bognar and Julia Reichert, will be released on Aug. 21 on Netflix, it was announced this week.

  • Yellow Springs filmmaker gets MoMa retrospective

    Yellow Springs filmmaker Julia Reichert is being honored with a retrospective salute at the Museum of Modern Art, or MoMA, in New York City, now through June 8.

  • Big story fuels ‘Little Village’

    Cheryl Durgans and Elias Kelley in downtown Yellow Springs. Their upcoming web series “Little Village” was filmed in many locations around the village. The show’s promotional materials will include an app developed by Kelley that will allow smartphone users to scan “Little Village” logos placed on downtown locations like the Emporium and Tom’s Market and watch scenes from the show. (Photo by Lauren ‘Chuck’ Shows)

    Imagine a village that looks a lot like this one, but it’s entirely self-sustaining, with its own independent infrastructure, economy, governance — and a whole lot of secrets.

  • Animated documentary at the Little Art—The tragic history of nuclear testing

    A still from the animated documentary, Day of the Western Sunrise, about 23 crew members of a fishing boat, who survived the atomic bomb test in the Bikini Atoll in 1954. (DALIBORKAfilms)

    On the morning of March 1, 1954, on an island in the central Pacific, the United States detonated the most powerful atomic bomb it would ever test. In less than a second, the 15-megaton blast irradiated the island chain, as well as 23 Japanese fishermen on a fishing boat.

  • Film on nuclear weapons testing to screen

    A still from the animated documentary, Day of the Western Sunrise, about 23 crew members of a fishing boat, who survived the atomic bomb test in the Bikini Atoll in 1954. (DALIBORKAfilms)

    During Earth Week in Yellow Springs, a new documentary film will screen on the infamous Castle Bravo nuclear test and the history and legacy of U.S. nuclear weapons testing in the Pacific.