Barbara Gray has an extended interview with Cincinnati native Bob Holman, a published poet, university professor and host of the new PBS special Language Matters. He talks about how some languages are disappearing, his travels seeking the reasons why and shares one of his poems.
Alive Inside is described as "a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity." The film was awarded the Audience Award for US Documentary at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Special screening events are coming to the Kenwood and Mariemont Theatres and feature special Q&A sessions with the filmmakers.
Cincinnati-born filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the experiences of individuals around the U.S. who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music. His camera reveals the uniquely human connection we find in music and how its healing power can triumph where prescription medication falls short.
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.
The 86th Academy Awards show airs live this Sunday with Host Ellen DeGeneres. Which film will win the Oscar for Best Picture of 2013, Gravity, American Hustle, Dallas Buyers Club, 12 Years a Slave, Zombie Massacre?