What Is Cinema?

Film/Video
What is Cinema?

What is Cinema?

Image courtesy of Cohen Media Group

What is Cinema?

What is Cinema?

Image courtesy of Cohen Media Group

What is Cinema?

What is Cinema?

Image courtesy of Cohen Media Group

What Is Cinema? - Trailer

What Is Cinema?

(Chuck Workman, 2013)

Contemporary Screen

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.

Fri, Aug 22, 2014 7 PM
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 7 PM

Academy Award–winning filmmaker Chuck Workman’s documentary tackles the question of its title through over 100 clips and new interviews with visionaries old and new, including Robert Altman, Robert Bresson, Alfred Hitchcock, Ken Jacobs, Abbas Kiarostami, David Lynch, Kelly Reichardt, and more. With newly commissioned sequences by past Wexner guests Lewis Klahr and Phil Solomon, the film not only asks what cinema has been, but also chronicles the best work being made today and proposes where cinema will, and should, go in the future. The result is a love letter to why we go to the movies, and why we’ll continue to do so. (80 mins., video)

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Reserve your tickets now for Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection, on view through Dec 31. Learn more about the exhibition.

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Learn more about the artists represented in Transfigurations at our dedicated website. (Educators will also find curriculum resources to support their K–12 classrooms.)