September & October Films
Other Events ~ On Stage This Week / This Month
DVD Drawing Winners

World Cinema will be dark in August, but I'm writing to give you plenty of notice about our September and October films. Complete details will be posted at the CWC website,, as the events draw near.

And also, I want to make you aware of two non-film events - one dramatic, the other musical, that I think you will enjoy immensely.  

Thanks to all who turned out for the Beer Wars and BTAA programs in June and July. DVD winners are: Amy Brummer and Steve Watkins from the Beer Wars screenings; Sirisha Bellam, L. Reinhardt, Jemma Rosen-Webb and Ben Shooner from the BTAA screenings. Contact me for details.

Hope everyone is having a great summer, we'll see you soon!

Tim Swallow

As always, we ask that you pass this information along to your friends,
family, colleagues and anyone with interest in high-quality cinema.

On Stage in August
(this weekend and next)

Riding Shotgun
Drama, World Premiere:

Writer/director Greg Newberry's new two-act play starts out about four men in their late forties who agreed, while high school friends, to reunite 30 years after graduation for a road trip to the Golden Gate Bridge.  


If that tag line has you thinking "buddy-bonding road-trip bromance," think again.

The content is far more complex and rewarding than the wrapper implies. 
As an experienced writer, Newberry has a penchant for wry, deceptive twists, and he excels at creating characters who, like peeling back an onion, are revealed a layer at a time.


Corbett Theatre, NKU
Highland Heights KY.

4 performances only, all at 8 pm:
Friday August 06
Saturday August 07
Friday August 13, 
Saturday August 14 

Tickets and complete details at

Director Greg Newberry's comments on the process and the production: 

Suits That Rock

Music, Live on Stage,
Eat, Drink & Boogie:

It sells out every year, a raucous musical party benefiting the Carnegie Arts Center and featuring roughly 30 area business people who shed their day-time attire to be rockstars at night.

Informal summer party attire is a must.

Included in the price of the ticket is complimentary dinner by Jeff Thomas Catering and Eat Well Catering. A cash bar is provided by The Avenue. Dancing in the aisles is encouraged! Enjoy an outdoor rock concert atmosphere in the air conditioned and intimate confines of the Otto M. Budig Theatre.


Carnegie Arts Center,
1028 Scott Blvd, Covington 41011

Saturday August 07 
7 - 11 pm, doors open at 6:30

Tickets at or by calling 859 491 2030.

Event info and musical line up at  


Fall Film Preview
Save the Dates

Sunday, September 26
For the Love of Movies

Film critics, who needs 'em?  This fascinating documentary takes a look at the history of film criticism, the role of reviewers versus critics, print pubs versus Internet, with plenty of film clips and interviews.

Cincinnati's own Larry Thomas and Craig Kopp will be our special guests, discussing the film AND sharing their first-hand experience with the movie business in Southwest Ohio.

Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday
October 13, 14, & 16
Persian Cats
Fish Tank

Two outstanding films that uniquely convey the transformative and galvanizing power of popular music. 

Persian Cats, by the Kurdish director Bahman Gobadi:
From Iran, where rock-n-roll and pop music is illegal, the story of the underground musicians striving for creativity and free expression in defiance of the authoritarian state seeking to deny the universal birthrights of modern youth.

Fish Tank 
by the Scottish director Andrea Arnold:
To escape life in the projects, 15-year-old Mia practices for a career in hip-hop music. Her dreams are turned upside down when her mum brings home a new boyfriend...

This two-film event, which we are informally calling Ciné Covington, is part of the Covington Full Spectrum Arts Festival and presented in conjunction with the Cincinnati Film Festival.

Sunday, October 24
The American Ruling Class

If you are a Republican, Democrat, Independent, Tea Party member,  Grizzly Bear Mom or something else, chances are you are unhappy with the state of affairs in our country.

Who controls America and what constitutes our ruling class?  The American Ruling Class examines our system of meritocracy and the elite class that pulls the strings in our country.

Billed as the world's first "dramatic-documentary-musical," this feature length satire explores a taboo topic: class, power and privilege.

Featuring heavyweights like Robert Altman, James Baker III, Bill Bradley, Walter Cronkite, Pete Seeger, Lawrence Summers and William Howard Taft IV.

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