Crazy Rich Asians

Aug 28, 2018
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Crazy Rich Asians is the first Hollywood movie in 25 years to feature an all Asian cast. The last film to hold this title was the 1993 movie The Joy Luck Club. 

The film follows a Chinese-American economics professor, played by Constance Wu, as she travels to Singapore with her boyfriend and meets his exceedingly wealthy family. 

The film made more than $25 million in North American theaters during its opening weekend, finishing at No. 1 in box offices, beating out films such as The Meg and Mile 22

I expect you'll be wanting to know whether Mr. Rogers was really like that in life. According to Won't You Be My Neighbor? Morgan Neville's loving portrait of the much-beloved champion of slow television for children, the answer is yes, but it's complicated. Which is just what you want from a tender tribute that's anything but a hagiography of the ordained Presbyterian minister who took the pie-in-the-face out of TV-for-tots.

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The International Sports Film Festival of Ohio kicks off at the Gateway Film Center this weekend. The global tour starts in Qatar, with the documentary "The Workers Cup" on Thursday.

Anthony Anderson and Tom Voss from the documentary Almost Sunrise.
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In July, a northeast Ohio man killed himself inside the Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Warren, while he was there for an appointment. His wife says he was a 23-year veteran of the Air Force Reserves who suffered with post-traumatic stress disorder.

There are concerns for the 850,000 veterans in Ohio, some of whom may be struggling with PTSD as well. A new documentary hopes to bring attention to the issue, and help to those who need it.

Filmmaking and Art by Inmates Behind Bars

Aug 31, 2017
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An innovative project worked with incarcerated women at the Dayton Correctional Institution to write and direct their own short films. The shorts will be shown next month at the Wexner Center.

Today we'll look at programs aimed at creating self-expression for those behind bars and the effects the programs have. 

Asian Representation in American Film and TV

Aug 9, 2017

Though some progress has been made in minority representation in movies and television, Hollywood still has far to go when it comes to Asian characters and stories. We look at the whitewashing of Asians in the media and the persistence of Asian stereotypes.

The Enduring Appeal of Superheroes

Aug 7, 2017
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Flying. Extreme Speed. Super strength. Abilities like these make superheroes superhuman. Thanks to advancements in special effects, superheroes are more appealing than ever and comics are garnering more attention due to it. Films and comics are working to expand and diversify their audience, but ultimately what draws us to superheroes may not be superhuman at all.

Today we're talking about the enduring appeal of superheroes, why we love them and how companies are working to expand their popularity with different strategies, including diversity. 

Columbus BIFF

On Friday night, the first Columbus Black International Film Festival kicks off, including 28 screenings, a film-making workshop, and an award ceremony over the course of three days.

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Columbus filmmakers are frustrated with the uneven distribution of tax credits this fiscal year. With 75 percent of the credits going to just two projects in Cleveland, leaders in the Central Ohio film industry are asking the state to consider changing the rules. 

Women in Film

Jun 12, 2017
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Wonder Woman has taken the box office by storm, grossing $103.3 million in its opening weekend. Critics have long pointed out that women are underrepresented both in front of and behind the camera, but Wonder Woman’s success is being lauded as a big gain in an industry increasingly dominated by big budget superhero action movies.

 What does the success of the film mean for women in the film industry? Join us today as we talk about women in film. 

A Cheshire, Ohio resident sits on her porch to talk about the buyout of the town.

The story of a small town along the Ohio River being bought out by a large electric utility is now being told on the big screen. The documentary examines the buyout and the residents effected by pollution.

All Sides Weekend: Fall Films

Sep 23, 2011

11:00 Fall movie season has officially begun. What movies are you looking forward to seeing this fall? Join WOSU Midday Host Amy Juravich in a discussion with prominent film critics about upcoming films. Guests:

  • Hope Madden (The Other Paper Film Critic)
  • Brad Keefe (Columbus Alive Film Critic)
  • Frank Gabrenya (Columbus Dispatch Film Critic)

Film Production Incentives - Do They Work?

Aug 22, 2011

The Ohio Film office as of now has secured four new films to be shot in Ohio. Now, this has brought the total number of films, television series, and commercials assisted by the Motion Picture Tax Credit to 24 since the beginning of the program in 2010. How have these incentives played a part in making Ohio more accessible and more desirable to producers and directors alike? This hour, we'll talk with journalists, film offices, a director and producer, to figure out what makes a state desirable for Hollywood and why. Guests: