This year, Cincinnati will be one of a record 125 cities worldwide – from Beijing to Lisbon - competing in the 48 Hour Film Project. On the weekend of May 16 - 18, filmmakers from all over the Cincinnati area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world. Kat Steele, executive director of the Cincinnati Film Festival and producer of the Cincinnati 48 Hour Film Project, Jen Day from team "Fish in Glass Box" and Daniel Perrea from team "Rockline Films" join us to explain the whirlwind process that is creating a film, from writing and casting to filming and editing, in a single weekend.
Actor Ray McAnally returns to Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati with the regional premiere of his one-man autobiographical play, Size Matters. He joins Rick Pender to discuss this personal tale of being a bigger man in a profession where body image is supreme.
WCPO Reporter for Arts & Culture Matt Peiken followed the Second Company of the Cincinnati Ballet between October 2013 and April 2014, documenting the path of six dancers working fulltime for no pay as they competed for contracts as apprentices. Matt Peikin and dancer Samantha Nagy-Chow join us to talk about the Second Company, and the documentary.
John A. Ruthven, naturalist, author, lecturer, and internationally acknowledged master of wildlife art, was fascinated by nature as a young boy growing up in Cincinnati. The man often called the "20th Century Audubon," is still fascinated, with nature and art, and enjoys sharing his knowledge with young artists. We talk with John Ruthven and Teresa Hoelle, vice president of Development & External Affairs for ArtWorks. Mr.
The Cincinnati Symphony, Ballet, May Festival, CCM, most of the city’s major arts groups are joining members of the business community and heading to New York City for a week of performances and get-togethers. Cincy in NYC kicks off May 6, as Cincinnati struts its stuff in the Big Apple. Cincinnati Ballet Artistic Director & CEO Victoria Morgan, Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau Vice President for Communications & Strategic Development, Julie Calvert, and Trevor Hamilton, vice president of Economic Development with REDI Cincinnati, the regional economic development initiative directed by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, talk about what went into the effort, and what New Yorkers can expect to see and hear from the Queen City.