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A tip for tomorrow night, from our friend Susan Halpern, director of the Columbus International Film+Video Fest:
This screening is co sponsored by Stonewall Columbus, the Gateway Film Center and the CIFVF.
Thursday, December 9 · 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Gateway Film Center1550 North High StreetColumbus, OH
OY VEY! MY SON IS GAY! is the story of the Hirsch’s, a Jewish family living in the North Shore of Long Island, where every Friday night Shirley Hirsch (Lainie Kazan) invites another “perfect” girl for Shabbat dinner in hopes that her son, Nelson (John Lloyd Young), will marry a nice Jewish girl. When Shirley and Martin (Saul Rubinek) once again set him up on a date, Nelson reveals that he is already seeing someone. Shirley and Martin are thrilled and can’t wait to meet the lucky lady.
OY VEY! MY SON IS GAY! is a romantic comedy about how far we come and yet how far we still have to go…
Director EVGENY AFINEEVSKY will be at the screening and do q+a after the film.
Admission is just $6.
In his personal Facebook posts, Wexner Center Film/Video curator Dave Filipi has made no bones about sharing in the righteous indignation surrounding the Smithsonian’s decision to pull David Wojnarowicz’s Fire in My Belly from its Hide/Seek show of portraiture. While Smithsonian visitors are being left in the dark on this one - and anyone who tries to change the situation is asking for trouble - the Wex’s Film/Video staff has made last-minute arrangements to present Fire in My Belly in Columbus.
The 13-minute, 1989 work presenting a first-person perspective of the ravaging effects of AIDS on the LGBT community will screen today at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m., along with a short with background information and the four-minute edited version of the original piece, which was being presented in Hide/Seek. Discussion will follow the 4:30 show. I’ve seen a few minutes; although it’s dated in a way that speaks to the difficulties of working in a still-emerging, tech-reliant medium, the emotion behind it remains undiluted and fiery.
Then at 7 p.m. tonight, the Wex continues its terrific Secret Cinema series. The curators won’t say what the selection is - you just have to trust them. But they have offered a photo clue, pictured above.
Click here for more info on both programs.
While every other critics group is tapping into The Social Network, the Central Ohio Film Critics Association gave the lion’s share of its love to Christopher Nolan’s Inception. In addition to topping the list of Best Picture nominees, the film picked up awards for Nolan for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, and composer Hans Zimmer for Best Score. It’s only the fourth feature in the group’s nine years to win four awards; No Country for Old Men (2007), Up in the Air (2009), and Inglourious Basterds (2009) were the others.
Here’s the blow-by-blow recap, via Central Ohio Film Critics Association press release.
P.S. - Click on the “Sites I Like” link on the right side of this page to find the websites of several COFCA members, including Brad Keefe (Alive!), Kristin Dreyer Kramer (Nights and Weekends) and Kevin Carr (Film School Rejects).
Complete list of awards:
2. The Social Network
3. The King’s Speech
4. Black Swan
5. Toy Story 3
6. True Grit
7. 127 Hours
8. The Fighter
9. Winter’s Bone
10. Exit Through the Gift Shop
-Christopher Nolan, Inception
-Runner-up: David Fincher, The Social Network
-James Franco, 127 Hours
-Runner-up: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
-Natalie Portman, Black Swan
-Runner-up: Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
Best Supporting Actor
-Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech
-Runner-up: Christian Bale, The Fighter
Best Supporting Actress
-Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
-Runner-up: Amy Adams, The Fighter
-Runner-up: True Grit
Actor of the Year (for an exemplary body of work)
-James Franco, 127 Hours, Date Night, Eat Pray Love, and Howl
-Runner-up: Chloe Moretz, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Kick-Ass, and Let Me In
Breakthrough Film Artist
-Chloe Moretz, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Kick-Ass, and Let Me In (for acting)
-Runner-up: Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone (for acting)
-Roger Deakins, True Grit
-Runner-up: Matthew Libatique, Black Swan
Best Adapted Screenplay
-Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network
-Runner-up: Michael Arndt, Toy Story 3
Best Original Screenplay
-Christopher Nolan, Inception
-Runner-up: Mark Heyman, Andrés Heinz, and John McLaughlin, Black Swan
-Hans Zimmer, Inception
-Runner-up: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Social Network
-Exit Through the Gift Shop
-Runner-up: Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
Best Foreign Language Film
-Runner-up: The White Ribbon (Das weisse Band – Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte)
Best Animated Film
-Toy Story 3
-Runner-up: Despicable Me
Best Overlooked Film
-Runner-up: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
COFCA offers its congratulations to the winners.
Founded in 2002, the Central Ohio Film Critics Association is comprised of film critics based in Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding areas. Its membership consists of more than 20 print, radio, television, and new media critics. COFCA’s official website at www.cofca.org contains links to member reviews and past award winners.
And another one bites the dust. Following the blow to the local gallery scene this fall from Jacquie Mahan’s decision to close Mahan Gallery to focus more on family comes word that Kiaca Gallery in the Short North, the only space in Columbus outside King Arts’ Elijah Pierce Gallery devoted to African and African-American artists, is quickly on its way out. Gallery organizers announced this week that today will be the gallery’s last day of operation.
They’re finishing up with a sale of works running from 1 to 8 p.m. It will no doubt include some of the impressive oil paintings and abstract drawings of gallery director Talle Bamazi. I’m sorry to no longer have an excuse to visit him regularly, and for the shrinking diversity on the main gallery strip. Here’s wishing Talle the best of luck in ‘11. Click here for more info on the sale, and here to see Talle’s large-scale portrait of Columbus living art legend Aminah Robinson.