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Cincinnati World Cinema
presents the exclusive area screening...

Sat, Aug 17, 7 PM     Sun, Aug 18, 4 PM     Fri, Aug 23, 7 PM
Sat, Aug 24, 4 PM     Sat, Aug 24, 7 PM     Sun, Aug 25, 4 PM
H E L D   O V E R :
Tue, Aug 27, 7 PM     Wed, Aug 28, 7 PM     Thu, Aug 29, 7 PM

The Garfield Theatre   719 Race St, Cincinnati, 45202

"If one were to sculpt a Mt. Rushmore of pioneering broadcast journalists, it would be impossible not to find a spot for Mike Wallace. ... he was one of the most compelling, evocative and influential figures the medium has ever known."
— Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times.


    "Mike Wallace is here" are four words no crooked politician or disreputable businessperson wanted to hear. As a cornerstone of 60 MINUTES, the nation's most watched news program, Mike Wallace earned a reputation as a hard-hitting, fearless journalist who spoke truth to power.
    The terrific new documentary MIKE WALLACE IS HERE offers an unflinching look at the legendary reporter, who interrogated the 20th century's biggest newsmakers during more than fifty years on the air. Wallace's investigative reporting wasn't limited to interviews of the famous – he exposed grifters, scam artists, corrupt bureaucrats and members of organized crime. On the flip side, Wallace made time to profile those having a positive impact on society.
    There is a fascinating and effective bonus here:  more than an account of one man's career, the documentary tracks the evolution of broadcast journalism during the Mike Wallace era.
    Click on the Trailer link to see the full Mike Wallace interview with Rod Serling, where he talks about working in Cincinnati, launching the Twilight Zone, etc. >>>>>>>>>>

    Over several decades, Wallace's aggressive reporting style, entwined with the investigative focus of 60 MINUTES, were driving forces in the evolution of broadcast journalism.
    After Mike Wallace, as 24x7 cable news emerged, the nature of news gathering and presentation changed. In the post-film discussion, we will talk about those changes – some good, some bad – which led to a new generation of journalists and a different approach to reporting and the quest for truth.

    Unearthing decades of never-before-seen footage from the 60 Minutes vault and earlier archives, director Avi Belkin explores what drove and plagued Wallace. There are no narrator voice-overs or added talking head pontification about what Wallace was or was not.
    Instead, Belkin relies completely on archival footage, pairing Wallace answering questions from his peers with the same tough questions he asked of others. We learn in Wallace's own words that he was an absentee father married four times, found it difficult to break into the "old-boy" news network, and was coping with deep depression.
    Wallace asked the questions no one else had the guts to ask — of political leaders, like Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcom X, Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy, John McCain, Donald Trump, Richard Nixon, Anwar Sadat; — of thought-leaders and celebrities including Rod Serling, Arthur Miller, Ben Bradlee, Johnny Carson, Frank Lloyd Wright, Oprah Winfrey, Bette Davis, Barbara Streisand and many others.
    Wallace approached every interview with knowledge and passion, which director Belkin captured and distilled into a riveting 90 minutes. He was a "tough as nails" reporter who had no fear when it came to going after the truth – aggressive, exciting and impressive. There is also footage of him going up against Vladimir Putin and Ayatollah Khomeini under high-tension conditions and circumstances.
    "We're a nicotine delivery business" was the famous quote obtained by Wallace from whistleblower Jeffrey Wigand when he appeared on 60 MINUTES and stated that Brown & Williamson had intentionally manipulated its tobacco blend with chemicals to increase the effect of nicotine in cigarette smoke. Probably the most important story ever reported by 60 MINUTES, CBS corporate killed the original 1995 segment due to pressure and legal threats from B&W. CBS reconsidered and it subsequently aired on February 4, 1996.

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MIKE WALLACE IS HERE, director Avi Belkin, USA, 2019, Not Rated. Discussion after film.
TRT 90 minutes,

Screenings start on time, we do not show 15-20 minutes of advertising before the film.
  • Sat 08/17 | 7 PM
  • Sun 08/18 | 4 PM
  • Fri 08/23 | 7 PM
  • Sat 08/24 | 4 PM
  • Sat 08/24 | 7 PM
  • Sun 08/25 | 4 PM
  • Tue 08/26 | 7 PM
  • Wed 08/27 | 7 PM
  • Thu 08/28 | 7 PM

Matinee seating at 3:30; evening seating at 6:30.
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TICKETS available online and by phone (859-957-3456)
   Adult general admission, $10 advance, $15 door.
   Student/ArtsPass general admission, $8 advance, $12 door — must show valid ID upon arrival.
   Advance sale ends 3 hours before show time, tix thereafter available at the door.

the GARFIELD THEATRE, 719 Race St, Cincinnati 45202,  near the corner of Race & Garfield Place.
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Ample parking at affordable rates —  1,700+ garage spaces within two blocks ‐ Gramercy Garage (next door, enter via Race, 7th or Elm streets), Garfield Garage (9th St., next to the Phoenix) and Macy's Garage (7th Street). Another 363 surface lot spaces within a couple blocks, plus numerous on-street meters.    Other transport options include the Street Car, Metro, Uber, Red Bike, Bird, etc.
ADA ACCESS: The Garfield offers a direct indoor path from the front door to wheelchair spaces and companion seats (no ramps, no stairs). Individuals using walkers, scooters or wheelchairs should call (859) 957-3456 at least 48 hours in advance to let us know your screening date and time.
    It couldn't be easier – across the street from the Garfield Theatre, you'll find the Butcher & Barrel, home of delicious shareables, salads, entrees and desserts, plus excellent wine, craft beer and mixed drinks.
    General Manager Randy Procter is offering CWC patrons a 15% discount on your order, excluding alcohol. You'll need your online ticket purchase confirmation or ticket stub from the event. Discount valid only for the date of ticket.
    Enjoy a pre- or post-film meal or coffee and dessert, or hang at the bar. Hours: TUE-THS - Dining, 5-10 pm; bar 3:30 - midnight. FRI-SAT - Dining 5-11 pm; bar 3:30 - 2:30. SUN - Dining 5-9 pm; bar 3:30 - 1-pm.
    Dinner reservations are recommended, call 513-954-8974. Check out the menus and photos: thebutcherbarrel.com.
QUESTIONS?   Please or call (859) 957 3456.

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