Wexner Center members receive free admission to select screenings at the Gateway Film Center, located in the South Campus Gateway. The films are selected (and often introduced) by Wex curators. Don’t forget to bring your Wex member ID card to show at the Gateway’s box office.
After a period of creative dormancy, the once-vital American independent cinema has experienced a resurgence in the past decade. Even though the budgets might be small-to-nonexistent and the names unfamiliar (for now), exciting new artists from all corners of this country have found innovative ways to tell stories we haven’t heard yet and introduce us to people that we’ve never seen on screen before. This series, organized by Associate Curator Chris Stults, offers the Columbus theatrical premieres of some of the best new and recent truly independent films.
"What the future of independent cinema might look like."—Film Comment
Showing in an exclusive weeklong Wex at Gateway engagement, Cold Weather is a delightfully fresh update of the detective movie genre. An aimless forensic science graduate moves back to his hometown of Portland, Oregon, to work in an ice factory, visit his sister, and feel sorry for himself. When his ex-girlfriend suddenly disappears, he springs into action and is able to put all the Sherlock Holmes novels that he's been reading to good use. The smart script by up-and-coming director Aaron Katz sets a classic mystery story within a realistic, mundane environment, and the result is a subtle exploration of friendship. (96 mins., video)
$5 senior citizens
$7 general public