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  The feature film Dusk is making its world premiere this Wednesday at the Cleveland International Film Festival. The psychological thriller tells the story of a man who wakes up to find himself in the midst of a real-life nightmare. The film was shot entirely here in Cincinnati and in Owenton, Kentucky. Joining us to talk about the movie and what went into its production are Dusk creators and producers Ryan Lewis and Michael Maney. They are also the founders of Dog Day Films, LLC, an independent film company in Cincinnati.

The 87th Academy Awards show airs this Sunday with host Neil Patrick Harris, his first time hosting the awards show. There are eight nominees for best picture, a diverse list which includes Selma, American Sniper, The Imitation Game, Birdman, and Boyhood

One of the films to be spotlighted in this year’s ReelAbilities Film Festival, kicking off February 27, is Where Hope Grows, the fictional account of an out-of-work baseball player whose life is impacted by a local boy who happens to have Down Syndrome. The film’s writer and director, Chris Dowling, talks with Howard Wilkinson about the genesis of the movie, which was filmed in Louisville, and being part of the ReelAbilities Film Festival - organized by LADD and presented by Macy's.

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.

Olivia Frances calls Nashville home, but she has not forgotten her Cincinnati roots.

Frances' music is featured in "The Art Carvers of Music Hall" - a short film by Melissa Godoy that is returning to Cincinnati World Cinema as part of their Women in Film Weekend, December 6 & 7. 

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.

Academy Awards Preview

Feb 28, 2014

  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?

Sir Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren are starring in the story of the Hollywood legend who brought us The Birds, North by Northwest and Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock. Hitchcock is now playing in local theaters and Larry Thomas has a review.

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