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In The Same Breath

Thu, Jan 28
  • Thu, Jan 28

Director: Nanfu Wang Run Time: 95 min.

Official Selection of Sundance Film Festival 2021. How did the Chinese government turn pandemic coverups in Wuhan into a triumph for the Communist party? An essential narrative of firsthand accounts of the coronavirus, and a revelatory examination of how propaganda and patriotism shaped the outbreak’s course – both in China and in the U.S.

The Most Beautiful Boy in the World

Fri, Jan 29
  • Fri, Jan 29

Director: Kristian Petri, Kristina Lindström Run Time: 94 min.

Official Selection of Sundance Film Festival 2021. Swedish actor/musician Björn Andresen’s life was forever changed at the age of 15, when he played Tadzio, the object of Dirk Bogarde’s obsession in Death in Venice – a role which led Italian maestro Luchino Visconti to dub him “the world’s most beautiful boy.”

Conversations from the Center: Film Criticism in 2021

Fri, Jan 29
  • Fri, Jan 29
6:00 pm

Run Time: 60 min.

A roundtable discussion of the challenges that exist in covering film during a pandemic and within the changing industry landscape.

John and the Hole

Fri, Jan 29
  • Fri, Jan 29

Director: Pascual Sisto Run Time: 98 min.

Starring: Charlie Shotwell, Jennifer Ehle, Michael C. Hall, Taissa Farmiga

Official Selection of Sundance Film Festival 2021. A nontraditional coming-of-age story, set in the unsettling reality of John, a kid who holds his family captive in a hole in the ground.

Sabaya

Sat, Jan 30
  • Sat, Jan 30

Director: Hogir Hirori Run Time: 91 min.

Official Selection of Sundance Film Festival 2021. With just a mobile phone and a gun, Mahmud, Ziyad and their group risk their lives trying to save Yazidi women and girls being held by ISIS as Sabaya (abducted sex slaves) in the most dangerous camp in the Middle East, Al-Hol in Syria.

Art Unites Cbus: Photography and Film Discussion

Sat, Jan 30
  • Sat, Jan 30

Run Time: 90 min.

Hosted by Gateway Film Center. Recipients of the The Greater Columbus Arts Council and Film Columbus Art Unites Cbus Photography and Film Awards discuss their works.

El Planeta

Sat, Jan 30
  • Sat, Jan 30

Director: Amalia Ulman Run Time: 79 min.

Starring: Ale Ulman, Amalia Ulman, Nacho Vigalondo, Saoirse Bertram, Zhou Chen

Official Selection of Sundance Film Festival 2021. Amidst the devastation of post-crisis Spain, mother and daughter bluff and grift to keep up the lifestyle they think they deserve, bonding over common tragedy and an impending eviction.

Ohio Short Films

Sun, Jan 31
  • Sun, Jan 31

Run Time: 87 min. Rating: NR

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2021, the Wexner Center’s annual Ohio Shorts festival showcases the state’s rich community of moving-image makers. This is a presentation of the 2020 winners with filmmakers in attendance.

Mayday

Sun, Jan 31
  • Sun, Jan 31

Director: Karen Cinorre Run Time: 100 min.

Starring: Grace Van Patten, Havana Rose Liu, Juliette Lewis, Mia Goth, Soko, Théodore Pellerin

Official Selection of Sundance Film Festival 2021. Ana is transported to a dreamlike and dangerous land where she joins an army of girls engaged in a never-ending war along a rugged coast. Though she finds strength in this exhilarating world, she comes to realize that she's not the killer they want her to be.

Conversations from the Center: Filmmaking in Central Ohio

Sun, Jan 31
  • Sun, Jan 31
5:15 pm

Run Time: 60 min.

A roundtable discussion, featuring local filmmakers, creators, and industry leaders discussing the process of making films in central Ohio.

The Blazing World

Sun, Jan 31
  • Sun, Jan 31

Director: Carlson Young Run Time: 101 min.

Starring: Carlson Young, Dermot Mulroney, John Karna, Soko, Udo Kier, Vinessa Shaw

Official Selection of Sundance Film Festival 2021. Decades after the accidental drowning of her twin sister, a self-destructive young woman returns to her family home, finding herself drawn to an alternate dimension where her sister may still be alive.

Prime Time

Mon, Feb 1
  • Mon, Feb 1

Director: Jakub Piątek Run Time: 93 min.

Starring: Andrzej Kłak, Bartosz Bielenia, Dobromir Dymecki, Magdalena Popławska, Małgorzata Hajewska-Krzysztofik, Monika Frajczyk

Official Selection of Sundance Film Festival 2021. On the last day of 1999, 20-year-old Sebastian locks himself in a TV studio. He has two hostages, a gun, and an important message for the world. The story of the attack explores a rebel’s extreme measures and last resort.

Life in a Day 2020

Mon, Feb 1
  • Mon, Feb 1

Director: Kevin Macdonald Run Time: 90 min.

Official Selection of Sundance Film Festival 2021. An extraordinary, intimate, global portrait of life on our planet, filmed by thousands of people across the world, on a single day: 25th July 2020.

Writing With Fire

Tue, Feb 2
  • Tue, Feb 2

Director: Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh Run Time: 92 min.

Official Selection of Sundance Film Festival 2021. In a cluttered news landscape dominated by men, emerges India's only newspaper run by Dalit women. Armed with smartphones, Chief Reporter Meera and her journalists break traditions on the frontlines of India's biggest issues and within the confines of their own homes, redefining what it means to be powerful.

Night of the Kings

Tue, Feb 2
  • Tue, Feb 2

Director: Philippe Lacôte Run Time: 93 min.

Starring: Denis Lavant, Digbeu Jean Cyrille, Issaka Sawadogo, Koné Bakary, Rasmané Ouédraogo, Steve Tientcheu

Official Selection of Sundance Film Festival 2021. A young man is sent to La Maca, a prison on the Ivory Coast in the middle of the forest ruled by its prisoners. With the red moon rising, he is designated by the Boss to be the new "Roman" and must tell a story to the other prisoners.

Virtual Cinema

Available Now

My Rembrandt (2019)

My Rembrandt (2019)

Through the Night (2020)

Through the Night (2020)

Rock Camp: The Movie

Rock Camp: The Movie

Some Kind of Heaven

Some Kind of Heaven

The Reason I Jump

The Reason I Jump

I Blame Society

I Blame Society

Another Round

Another Round

Coming Soon

Atlantis (2019)

Atlantis (2019)

Available 1/29

Just Don't Think I'll Scream (2019)

Just Don't Think I'll Scream (2019)

Available 1/29

Softie (2020)

Softie (2020)

Available 1/29

Two of Us (2019)

Two of Us (2019)

Available 2/5

Minari

Minari

Available 2/12

Truth to Power (2020)

Truth to Power (2020)

Available 2/19

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