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Cinematic Excellence ... A Short Video ...
Ticket Winners ... Divide & Conquer Postponed

   Whether it's shorts, docs or narrative feature films, CWC audiences want to connect emotionally with the story on the screen. You look for excellence in cinema and we strive to provide it.
   One example is director Hirokazu Kore-Eda, a master of humanist filmmaking whose work over thirty years has creatively addressed the human condition. His films excel in capturing the essence of families and children, as well as the dilemmas faced by marginalized people.
   Shoplifters is just such a film. Kore-Eda immerses us in the lives of throw-away children – victims of abandonment and physical abuse – taken in by a group of plain people living by their wits, bound by poverty, whose kindness is remarkable in light of their own uncertain circumstances.
   And, he speaks to our intellectual curiosity and our emotions about what makes a family in a harsh world: The bonds of blood or the bonds of love and acceptance?

A tender scene from SHOPLIFTERS, courtesy Magnolia Pictures

☀ HELD OVER... Hundreds of people have seen Shoplifters during its exclusive run at the Garfield and audiences have overwhelmingly rated the film as excellent, with some patrons returning a second time.

☀ There will be two encore screeningsSaturday Jan 19, 7 pm and Sunday Jan 20, 4 pm. Get your tickets now.

   It won the Palme d'or at Cannes, is Oscar-shortlisted for best foreign language film, nominated for a Golden Globe, was selected as best film of the year by Cincinnati CityBeat and is on numerous national top films-of-the-year lists.
   Equally important are the accolades awarded by our local audience. If you have not yet seen Shoplifters, you can trust CWC and the opinions of your peers – it's a must-see.
Trailer and details here.

☀ SOCIALIZE... Budget a little extra time to talk about the film and enjoy a glass of wine or coffee drink, as CWC and the Japan American Society of Greater Cincinnati will host a casual gathering after both screenings, at Butcher & Barrel, the restaurant across the street from the Garfield.

☀ WHEN YOU COME... Take advantage of these savings:
* Discount Parking Rates: 3 garages (next door and within 2 blocks) offer $3.00 parking after 5 pm. Map and rates here.
* Restaurant Discount: The Butcher & Barrel Restaurant, across the street from the Garfield, offers a 15% discount on food to CWC film patrons. You will need your ticket or purchase receipt and you should make a an advance reservation if you plan to have dinner before or after a screening. Phone: (513) 954-8974.

☀ TICKET WINNERS... The following names were drawn from completed Shoplifters surveys and each will receive a pair of tickets for the Oscar Nominated Short Docs, February 16 and 17. Call 859-957-3456 to select a date and arrange pickup at Will Call: Diana Becket... Dan Behnen... DJ Gatwood... Arielle Goldberg... Joan Kaup.
Congratulations and thanks for sharing your opinions via survey.

☀ DIVIDE AND CONQUER POSTPONED... We have pushed back the screening of the Roger Ailes documentary, looking at February dates that will work for collaborative partners. Details will be announced with as much lead time as possible.

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