Past Film/Video

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Rat Film

(Theo Anthony, 2016)

Ohio Premiere

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“One of the most extraordinary, visionary inspirations in the recent cinema.”
New Yorker

Theo Anthony’s debut feature is one of the most original and memorable documentaries in recent years. Using rats—as well as the people who love them, live with them, and kill them—as a lens to examine the history of Baltimore, Rat Film reveals the surprising symbiosis between the two species, although the essay-style documentary ultimately becomes more about the latter than the former. To quote a rat-catcher Anthony interviews, “There’s never been a rat problem in Baltimore, it’s always been a people problem.” It’s easy to see why the constantly inventive Rat Film has become one of the year’s biggest and most haunting hits on the documentary festival circuit. (82 mins., DCP)

two men with a rat caught on a fishing pole

Rat Film, image courtesy of The Cinema Guild.

a man wearing a dust mask

Rat Film, image courtesy of The Cinema Guild.

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO

Rohauer Collection Foundation

 

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM 

Institute of Museum and Library Services 

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

National Endowment for the Arts 

 

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER

Greater Columbus Arts Council

Ohio Arts Council

The Columbus Foundation

Nationwide Foundation

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Past Film/Video

Rat Film