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Just before the lights went down for a screening of “The Wizard of Oz” last Thursday, Nov. 16, Little Art Theatre Development and Community Impact Director Katherine Eckstrand walked into the auditorium to cheers from a full house crowd.
Next time you go to the movies, you can join the longtime Yellow Springs resident Caleab Wyant in celebrating his new position at the Little Art if you greet him by his new title: Theater Manager.
The Yellow Springs Film Festival will debut Oct. 6–8, with film screenings at the Little Art Theatre and special events at the Foundry Theater and Crome Architecture.
Local resident Dr. Tanya Maus, director of the Peace Resource Center at Wilmington College, will lead a panel discussion at the Little Art Theatre Sunday, Aug. 6, following the 6 p.m. screening of “Oppenheimer,” beginning at approximately 9 p.m.
On Friday, July 21, the Little Art Theatre debuted “Barbie” to a capacity crowd. News writers Reilly Dixon and Lauren “Chuck” Shows reviewed the film.
Antioch alumnus John Wells’ contribution to Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale was an art installation that included the construction of a miniature movie theater called “Cinema Kamigo.”
Earlier this month, the Little Art Theatre premiered “Monica,” a film starring Trace Lysette, who grew up in Yellow Springs and the wider Miami Valley. Lysette spoke briefly with the News via phone after the film’s local debut.
“‘Asteroid City’ is a meta film that spends 104 minutes scaffolding layers upon layers of tweedy, postmodern artifice. And I, for one, loved it.”
On Saturday May 6, a memorial service was held for late filmmaker Julia Reichert on the campus of Antioch.
Jenny Cowperthwaite Ruka’s longevity at the the Little Art Theatre— her “continuity of experience,” as she called it — helped make it a welcoming place for community members over the years, no matter the changes to policy, practice or even the theater’s physical space.