After the Drexel, OSU’s Wexner Center for the Arts is the other major venue for art house films in Central Ohio. Wexner Center’s schedule of events includes everything from gallery type showings to performance art to films. The below list focuses on events that are ‘movie showings’ as the typical moviegoer would understand the term. See other types of events here. Showing at the Wexner in September:
Soft Skin (1964), showing September 1st and 2nd: A romantic film by famed French director Francis Truffaut.
Magic Trip(2011), showing September 8th and 9th: Documentary made up of footage shot by Ken Kasey, Neal Cassidy, and other members of ‘the merry pranksters’ during the famous psychedelic ‘magic bus’ trip of 1964. Kasey and company had intended to create a documentary themselves using the footage, but never got around to it. The Kasey family recently granted filmmakers Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood permission to create the finished film.
The Future (2011), showing September 9th-September 22nd: When a thirty-something couple adopts a cat, it causes surprisingly large ripples in their lives. Please note: Is presented by the Wexner arts center, but actually shown at the Gateway Theater.
World on a Wire(1973), showing September 16th and 17th: A cerebral sci-fi film from Germany that is little known in the US.
Brenda Bilili! (2010), showing September 21st: An inspiring documentary on the titular Congolese band made up of four paraplegic and three able bodied musicians. Please Note: The documentary will be playing on the 21st, but you can also buy tickets to hear the band itself at their concert on the 23rd.
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1944) / Forty Guns(1957) double feature event, showing September 25th: At this special event, visiting filmmaker Guy Maddin personally introduces two classic films that influenced him. Also, on September 23rd there will be a preview showing of Maddin’s new film Keyhole, but this event is open only to members of the Wexner Center for the arts and not to the general public.
Raging Bull (1980), showing September 27: The Martin Scorsese classic. Shown as part of the Wexner’s Film History 101 series.
Aurora (2010), showing September 29th: Psychological portrait of a man driven to kill. Aurora is a Romanian film.