Erik Gandini, 2009
Nonfiction filmmaking holds a strong appeal for many committed directors and producers. This ongoing series lets you sample wide-ranging approaches to the contemporary documentary.
Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.
“There are moments in Videocracy when it feels as if you were watching a transmission from another planet.”—New York Times
Employing archival material and contemporary interviews, Videocracy is a scathing portrait of the televisual world created by Italy’s scandal plagued Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Reelected for a third term in 2008, the former media mogul is synonymous with corruption and outrageous declarations (President Obama is “suntanned,” Mussolini sent people away on “holiday”), not to mention the proliferation of scantily clad women on the media outlets he controls. Director Gandini compellingly equates celebrity with power in measuring Berlusconi’s impact on Italian culture. (85 mins., video)
$7 students (tickets required)
SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS FOR FILM/VIDEO
Rohauer Collection Foundation
American Airlines/American Eagle
GENERAL SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council