Sunday, September 24, 2000

Mini-festivals gain popularity in Tristate




map
        Short-film mini-festivals seem to be catching on in Cincinnati.

        Following the success of the open-admission Happy Catchy Flashy Named Film Festival: Part Deux at Newport's Southgate House in May, the Art Academy of Cincinnati is reprising its Red Square Film and Video Show on Oct. 1 at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

        Red Square, which scored a success in February, includes films and videos from professionals and students. It is a curated show; which is to say, not every entry is accepted.

        Organizers are hoping to fill the 500-seat auditorium at the museum for the duration of the three-hour show.

        Screenings start 2 p.m. A reception will follow shortly after 5 p.m. Admission is free.

        Information: Gary, Ryan or Pete, 559-1019; e-mail Snoquaa@aol.com; or go online to http://members.dencity.com/redsquare.

        "Train' work: Ater a long stretch in the editing room, the local filmmakers behind This Train will offer up a public glimpse at their work in progress

        Writer/director Aralee Strange will show “selected scenes” from the film between 2 and 5 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Newsreel Theater in the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, 1301 Western Ave.

        Dozens of local actors and crew members worked on the low-budget film, which features an appearance by Soupy Sales. The event will include a question-and-answer session with Ms. Strange and other members of the production team.

        Admission is free. Parking at the museum costs $3.50.

        Brakhage salute: Cincinnati Film Society is taking reservations for its special program honoring avant-garde film pioneer Stan Brakhage Oct. 11 through Oct 15.

        The event will feature retrospective screenings of Mr. Brakhage's ground-breaking work and a documentary about his career by filmmaker Jim Shedden.

        Mr. Brakhage will appear Oct. 13 to introduce a program of his short film at the Reakirt Auditorium in the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, 1301 Western Ave.

        At 8 p.m. on Oct. 14, Mr. Brakhage will lecture at the Contemporary Arts Center, 115 E. 5th St., downtown. Admission is free, but reservations are strongly suggested.

        Ticket prices range from $5 for a single event to $25 for the entire program. For a full schedule, reservations and advance tickets, call 251-6060.

       



Judicial races stretch ethics
Rally an anti-proficiency-test protest
Stadium debate may be pivotal
PULFER: Prayer lawsuit
SAMPLES: Radar test shows speeders common
CROWLEY: Jack Westwood
30 years of 'Fosse'
98 turns up the heat on 'Revelation'
DEMALINE: Theater struggles to find niche
Give their remarks to 'Broadway'
KENDRICK: Fall is full of important events
- MCGURK: Mini-festivals gain popularity in Tristate
Women know how to party like the Irish
BRONSON: 'Scary stuff'
Bug Fest to draw car fans
Buring cites his experience
Council wants to improve teamwork
Despite rain, folks take shine to town's Applefest
Enquirer takes three state Best of Show awards
Fire destroys Springfield Twp. home
Girl put in state custody
1 killed, 4 hurt in weekend accidents
Mason deputy fire chief resigns
Ohio's Notre Dame College to welcome men
Pig Parade: Elvis Pigsley
Protective form result of meeting
W. Chester moves out of congested quarters
WILKINSON: Politics
'Wrong marriage' to end
Get to it
Kentucky News Briefs
Tristate News Briefs