I traveled to the Toronto International Film Festival last weekend and was treated to three film experiences with Cincinnati takes. After a strong showing at the Cannes Film Festival this spring, Film Cincinnati wasted no time making its presence known here on the international cinema scene with one of two Cincinnati-made movies to be shown at TIFF.
Two movies made in Cincinnati during this past year, My Days of Mercy and The Killing of a Sacred Deer, are among the international films to be shown during the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival, September 7-17 in Toronto.
In just over one month, Music Hall will re-open after a $135 million renovation on October 6 with weekend performances by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra followed by four weeks of performances by its resident companies.
FotoFocus is presenting Second Century: Photography, Feminism, Politics, at Memorial Hall on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The one-day symposium features diverse speakers addressing a range of topics revolving around feminist approaches to photography and lens-based art in today’s socio-political climate.
ArtWorks is celebrating the completion of their summer projects with public dedications taking place over the next three months. ArtWorks hired 120 Youth Apprentices and 34 teaching artists to transform the city of the course of the summer with 11 different projects.
This week, the Cincinnati Ballet announced a number of exciting developments and initiatives, which will be implemented as part of a long-term strategy for sustained growth and advancement, kicking off with the launch of the 2017-2108 Season.
Young performer auditions for Frisch’s Big Boy Presents The Nutcracker will take place throughout the day Saturday, August 19 and call back auditions Sunday, August 20 at The Cincinnati Ballet Center, located at 1555 Central Parkway. Now in its 43rd annual production, the timeless holiday tradition runs December 14 through 24 at the newly renovated and historic Music Hall.
Filming begins August 7 in Cincinnati for the action film Reprisal, starring Bruce Willis and directed by Brian A. Miller, whose work includes the movies Vice, The Prince and Officer Down.
Cincinnati Ballet’s Otto M. Budig Academy has reported extensive growth in their Summer Intensive program. The nationally-recognized program kicked off June 12 at full capacity, having sold out within a month of opening registration. The program provides intensive training through immersive curriculum through July 21 for ballet students ages 12-21. This year’s Summer Intensive has been extended to include six weeks and an added fourth level to the program, resulting in enrollment of 64 additional students – a 56% increase in attendance over last year.
Last week, ArtsWave’s Board of Directors approved $10.4 million in grant expenditures from its recent 2017 Community Campaign, slated to support more than 100 arts organizations throughout the Greater Cincinnati region in its Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. In addition, 21 grant recipients were approved to receive over $135,000 in Catalyzing Impact Grants from FY 2017 funding, closing out the last of three rounds of grantmaking.