Cincinnati World Cinema has really come into its own. It is now showing its monthly film choices in the Cincinnati Art Museum’s theater (making dinner in the cafe beforehand a great choice), where the sound and projection ability have been enhanced, and there’s ample easy parking.
This year’s Lunafest – short films by and about women – was the best ever and we got to vote for our favorites. Plus discussion afterward was led by Linda Spalazzi, whose powerful film on domestic violence was on the bill.
I didn’t manage to blog it, but last month’s choice of Forever – a film about an ancient Parisian cemetery, all stone and with amazing stories, was heartwarming and heartfelt, even at the Christmas season. The director/producer elicited moving comments from those visiting to see its most famous resident, Jim Morrison, those giving loving care to the tombs of their dear ones, those sightseeing and others visiting their personal heroes.
A very different experience from visiting an American cemetery. A look at grief and love in all their phases, and incredible amounts of care and creativity and just plain hard work from those widows, admirers and supporters cleaning and decorating these graves.