Steve Gebhardt: Cincinnati Filmmaker, a one-hour special looking at two films by this Cincinnati native, will be re-broadcast on WVXU/WMUB on Saturday, November 7, at 11pm. Mr. Gebhardt passed away at his home in Cincinnati on October 15 at the age of 78. He had visited the WVXU studio several times over the years to talk about his film career with Frank Johnson, Ron Esposito, and David Delegator.

To read Steve Gebhardt's obituary in the New York Times, click here.

David Delegator interviewed Steve Gebhardt on May 25, 2011 about two of his films, Carla Bley’s jazz opera Escalator Over the Hill and Twenty to Life: The Life and Times of John Sinclair. (Here's a clip from Twenty to Life  

 This one-hour program includes music from Carla Bley’s “Escalator Over the Hill” album, John Sinclair’s albums, and John Lennon’s song, “John Sinclair.” [Carla Bley is a jazz composer, big band leader, and musician who was well-known in the 1960’s free jazz movement.  John Sinclair is a poet, disc jockey, and political activist who recorded a jazz album with Ed Moss & the Society Jazz Orchestra at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Cincinnati on January 15, 1994. He was a longtime New Orleans resident where he did a blues show on WWOZ for many years, and he has recently lived in Amsterdam for at least 5 years where he produces his own internet radio show. He was also the first manager of the seminal, protopunk Detroit band, MC5.

Steve Gebhardt founded the UC Film Society in 1961 and later taught film courses at Antioch College and the University of Cincinnati. After moving to NYC, he filmed many world-famous musicians including John Lennon & Yoko Ono and the Rolling Stones. Mr. Gebhardt also worked on the film, Bill Monroe: Father of Bluegrass Music which came out in the 1990’s.

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.

Larry Thomas reports that Richmond, Indiana native Zack Parker will show his film, Proxy, at the IMAX Theater in the Indiana State Museum on May 2 and 3 after it premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

Local Filmmaker Craig Highberger

Nov 11, 2013

Originally aired, May 20, 2007

Former Cincinnatian Craig Highberger has produced a number of films including one about photographer Jack Mitchell, My Life is Black and White.  Frank Johnson talked with Craig about his films for “Around Cincinnati.”

Cincinnati Native Steve Gebhardt

Feb 1, 2013

Cincinnati native and filmmaker Steve Gebhardt joins our contributor Ron Esposito to talk about his newest directorial effort, a biography of Marcello Baraghini, founder of the militant Italian publishing house, Stampa Alternativa, and various socialist newspapers.

Snow Leopard of Afghanistan Filmmaker Tony Gerber

Dec 7, 2012

Emmy-nominated filmmaker Tony Gerber joins Thane Maynard to discuss his film Snow Leopard of Afghanistan, which kicks off the National Geographic WILD channel’s Big Cat Week on Sunday, December 9 at 8:00 pm. Gerber followed big cat expert Boone Smith and a team of conservationists into war-torn Afghanistan in search of the snow leopard in order to help preserve the species.