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Michael Margolis This event is dedicated to the memory of Michael Margolis, ardent lover of documentary films; retired head of the political science department at the University of Cincinnati; passionate about family, teaching and research, his university and his students; long-time supporter of CWC.


W H A T :


  • Seven short documentary films: five nominated for this year's Academy Award, plus two world premieres by distinguished Cincinnati filmmakers. Presented in two programs, "A" and "B", each running approximately 100 minutes.
  • Genre: Documentary, Shorts.
  • The films are NR (not rated) but suitable for all audiences, middle-school and older, i.e.: PG-13.
  • Reception for filmmakers Andrea Torrice and Melissa Godoy at 2:00 pm, prior to the start of Program B.

    W H E N :

  • Saturday, February 22, 2014
    Program A, 12:00 noon
    Program B, 3:00 pm

    W H E R E :

  • The Carnegie
    1028 Scott Blvd., Covington KY 41011  
  • Easy Access, Free Parking
  • Maps & Directions:
    Printable PDF parking map
    Interactive directional map
    Printable map and written directions
    Cincy-Covington Bridge & Street Grid
  • Will this be your first Carnegie visit?
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    T I C K E T S :

  • Advance Single Tickets for each program are $10 and $12* at the door.
  • Advance Combo Tickets for both programs are $16 and $20* at the door, available ONLY via CWC WebTix and by phone.
  • Single Tickets for students and Enjoy the Arts members with valid ID are $10*, available only at the door.

  •  * NOTE: Any ticket physically sold by the CARNEGIE incurs a $1.00 facility charge IN ADDITION to the face value of the ticket -- this applies to tix purchased in advance by phone or in person, and tix sold at the door.

    How to get Tickets

  • Click here for online tickets
    By phone:
  • Cincinnati World Cinema,
    859-957-3456, Mon-Sat 9a-7p

  • In person at these area locations
    (click each location for a map):

  • Clifton-Ludlow Avenue,
    Sitwell's Coffee House
    513 281 7487

  • Mt. Lookout Square,
    Lookout Joe Coffee Roasters

    513 871 8626

  • Downtown Cincinnati,
    Coffee Emporium
    513 651 5483


    12:00 pm Screening
    Julia Reichert - Filmmaker, Educator

    Three time Oscar nominee Julia Reichert has been called a godmother of the American independent film movement.

    She is a voting member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences...possibly the only such person in the State of Ohio.

    3:00 pm Screening
    Melissa Godoy - Filmmaker (Bio below)
    Andrea Kornbluh - Moderator
    Andrea Torrice - Filmmaker (Bio below)
    Robert Vitz - Historian

    2014 Oscar Short Docs

    The overwhelming power of human courage,
    determination and compassion.


    Cincinnati Enquirer, A&E, 16 Feb 2014, Oscar Shorts a hot ticket.
    Around Cincinnati, WVXU, 16 Feb 2014, Larry Thomas talks with filmmaker Melissa Godoy & CWC's Tim Swallow.
    Cincinnati.com, Arts in Focus, 17 Feb 2014, Local filmmakers featured in World Cinema shorts.


    Cave Digger Cave Digger
    Director Jeffrey Karoff, USA, 2013,
    39 minutes.
      Oscar Nominee.

    Imagine Frank Lloyd Wright creating a Bat Cave with an Art Deco motif. Using a shovel and a trowel, environmental sculptor Ra Paulette digs cathedral-like, surrealistic art caves into the sandstone cliffs of New Mexico. Each creation takes him years to complete, each is a masterwork and each is on private property — meaning we'll never see his work, except in this film.

    Facing Fear
    Director Jason Cohen, USA, 2013,
    23 minutes.
      Oscar Nominee.

    25 years ago a skinhead assaulted and serverely beat a gay teenager. When they meet decades later, the process of repentence and forgiveness has a profound affect on both men. This fascinating human interest story demonstrates that, human and fallible though we may be, we are capable of facing a nearly impossible decision and of doing the right thing.

    Prison Terminal Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall
    Director Edgar Barens, USA, 2013,
    40 minutes.
      Oscar Nominee.

    In the hospice unit of the Iowa State Penitentiary we share the final days of Jack Hall, an 82-year-old convicted murderer and decorated World War II combat veteran. A former violent drunk and racist, he dies with dignity in the arms of two African-American fellow inmates, volunteers who care for him with great compassion. One of the most powerful, poignant and reverent films you'll ever see.

    Filmmaker Reception 2:00 pm, films start 3:00pm.

    Karama Has No Walls Karama Has No Walls
    Director Sara Ishaq, UK/UAE, 2012,
    26 minutes.
      Oscar Nominee.

    When protesters in Yemen added their voices to those of other nations during the Arab Spring, the government responded with an attack that left 53 people dead. Through the lenses of two cameramen and the accounts of two fathers, the film tells the story of the people behind the statistics and news reports.

    Lady The Lady in #6: Music Saved My Life
    Director Malcolm Clark, Canada, 2013,
    39 minutes.
      Oscar Nominee.

    In this inspirational and uplifting story, 110-year-old Alice Herz Sommer, the world's oldest pianist and oldest Holocaust survivor, shares her secret for a long and happy life: the importance of an optimistic outlook, music, and laughter.


    Art as Action Art as Action
    Director Andrea Torrice, Cincinnati,
    2013, 18 minutes.

    A fascinating look at women artists in New York in the '40s and '50s whose new work challenged conventions in visual arts, gender roles, politics and society.
    More about Art As Action.

    Cincinnati Music Hall The Art Carvers of Music Hall
    Director Melissa Godoy, Cincinnati,
    2013, 14 min

    The story of 108 women artisans and their role in one of the largest and most important public art commissions in Cincinnati's history — at a time (1878) when women were largely excluded from artisanal employment. More about Music Hall organ panels and wood carvings.

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    Director Andrea Torrice

    Andrea Torrice Over the last two decades, Andrea Torrice has gained extensive experience creating documentaries for public television on topics including urban and suburban land use, the environment, health, peace studies and cultural issues. Her work has appeared on the PBS network, the McNeil/Lehrer News Hour as well as at the Berlin, Mill Valley, Women in the Director's Chair and London International film festivals.

    A Crack in the Pavement, part of her New Metropolis works, premiered with Cincinnati World Cinema in 2009. Her film Bad Chemistry won a Gold Award from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; her film Forsaken Cries: the Story of Rwanda won an award at the Rosebud International Human Rights Film Festival.

    In addition, Andrea is a frequent guest speaker on the issues related to her films, including global warming, sustainability, and urban revitalization.

    She is the owner of Torrice Media, and has produced a range of award-winning video programs for museums, universities, educational institutions, municipal governments and nonprofit organizations.

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    Director Melissa Godoy

    Melissa Godoyr Winner of two regional Emmy Awards, Melissa Godoy is a director and producer of television and independent film. Her programs have aired on public television stations nationwide, and screened locally at events and exhibits at Cincinnati World Cinema, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, the Cincinnati Art Museum, and the Cincinnati Ballet.

    In 2013, she was awarded a Cincinnati Arts Ambassador fellowship to create The Art Carvers of Music Hall, about the effort to conserve historically significant hidden treasure in Music Hall and celebrate the women artisans involved.

    For the past five years Melissa's been shooting a narrative documentary that tells the story of revitalization in our historic core – Rebirth of Over-the-Rhine. Her award-winning documentary about creativity and aging, Do Not Go Gently, premiered at Cincinnati World Cinema, and is airing for the 6th consecutive year on PBS stations through American Public Television.