On Thursday, April 23 at 5:30 pm, YWCA Warren will participate in the national event, Stand Against Racism, and invites the community to a free screening of the film Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism. The event is intended to raise awareness of the negative effects of racism on individuals and communities and provide a safe space for civil dialogue. The event will be held at the YWCA Warren, 375 North Park Ave., just north of Courthouse Square.
James Randi, magician, escape artist and the world’s most tireless investigator and demystifier of paranormal and pseudoscientific claims, visits Youngstown State University on Monday, March 30, at 7:00 pm, in Room B112 of Cushwa Hall. An Honest Liar, a documentary of Randi’s life, will be screened, followed by a question-and-answer session.
The Youngstown Area Jewish Federation and Youngstown State University's Center for Judaic & Holocaust Studies presents the Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival, kicking off with the comedy, Cupcakes, at Encore Cinema Niles on Tuesday, April 28, with a 7:00 PM. It is the story of six friends in Tel Aviv who are appalled by the Israeli entry in the UniverSong competition record their own song on a mobile phone, then are shocked to learn their recording is selected as Israel's entry for next year's competition. Tickets available at the JCC Bursar at 330.746.3250, Ext. 195.
The YSU Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures present Emmy Award winner and Youngstown native Chris Rutushin, hosting a screening of his movie Fine-Tune, followed by a question and answer session, in room 132 DeBartolo Hall on the YSU Campus on Thursday, March 26, at 7:00 pm .Originally released in 2008, the film was inspired by Rutushin's memories and images of Italian American family life in the 1970s. The screening is free and open to the public.
As part of YSU's African American History Month program, Dr. OkakaOpio Dokotum, poet, playwright, filmmaker, and associate professor of Literature and Film at Kyambogo University in Uganda, is presenting a lecture on Debunking the Myth of Africa, the Dark Continent, on Tuesday, February 17, at 7:00 pm, in the Ohio Room in the Kilcawley Center on YSU's campus.
Ashtabula Area City School's Lakeside High Music Boosters presents the 1925 silent film The Phantom of the Opera, on November 1, at 7:00 PM at Lakeside High School's Performing Arts Center, on Sanborn Road, in Ashtabula. The film stars Lon Chaney Sr., and live musical accompaniment is provided by Dave Wickerham, 2011 American Theatre Organ Society's "Organist of the Year," on the school's 1921 restored Kimball Theatre Pipe Organ. Tickets will be available at the Box Office.
The Don Juan Festival continues this week with a screening of the classic silent film Don Juan starring John Barrymore and Mary Astor at the Butler Institute of American Art at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 19. Admission is free, and reservations can be made at Opera Western Reserve at 330-480-0693.
The Art Outreach Gallery in the Eastwood Mall Complex in Niles will host the third of six 2014 Space Time Ideas Community (STIC) events Thursday, October 2. STIC is a non-partisan Art Outreach Gallery initiative whose goal is to help spread ideas worth spreading. Gallery doors open at 5:30 pm and the STIC program begins at 6:30. The event features two screenings from the TED Talks video archives. The opening video is “Choice, happiness and spaghetti sauce” by best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell. The second video,”Institutions vs.
Western Reserve PBS and The Butler Institute of American Art will present a preview of a new documentary by award-winning filmmaker Karen Thomas titled James McNeill Whistler and the Case forBeauty onSunday, Sept. 7, at 2 pm in the Youngstown Butler’s Beecher Center Auditorium. The film examines the life of the art star, dandy and radical artistic visionary. Whistler introduced ideas and forms that were avant-garde for their time and paved the way for today’s notion of modern art. This program is free and open to the public.
Speedy, a comedy released in 1928 and featuring Harold Lloyd, will be presented with organ accompaniment at Stambaugh Aditorium on Sunday, October 19 at 4:00 pm. Speedy is the story of a recently unemployed soda jerk. He spends the day with his girlfriend at Coney Island, becomes a cab driver, and then organizes the neighborhood to save the last remaining horse-drawn carriage.