Join us for a diverse mix of excellent documentary short films -- the five Academy Award nominees.  Film info and ticket details here: http://www.cincyworldcinema.org/x_130209osd.php.  The shorts program runs about 3.5 hours, including intermission.

Afterwards we'll adjourn to the Behle Street Cafe for drinks, dinner and conversation. 

Look for co-host John Serbia in the Carnegie Gallery, before the films.

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  • tswallow

    Response to Carolynn, Part 1:
    Carolynn's comment is a legitimate expression of opinion, but is posted to the wrong film (she is writing about Oscar Shorts, not the Oscar Short Docs) and posted to a Meetup group that did not attend the event in question.

    That said, I've seen organizers in other local groups delete comments that are unflattering or disagree with the organizer's thinking. I will not follow that path and let the comments remain without censorship. But an explanation is warranted.

    As with most flash point incidents, there is more to the story than one might imagine. What we had was 300+ people in a line for food that stretched out into the main (but painfully narrow) hallway at the Carnegie. I responded to the situation when two volunteers came to me to say they had asked people to keep hallway clear, and were ignored.

    March 26, 2013

    • Fenton

      Speaking of other local groups, I posted a suggestion about Oscar Shorts at a site that will remain nameless. The organizer made me the host without talking to me first, even though they had another event, same day.

      Afraid of bad weather on March 24, they cancelled their own event and then deleted the Oscar Shorts event. Talk about arrogant attitude!

      April 1, 2013

  • tswallow

    Response to Carolynn, Part 2: When I arrived and made the same request, I was ignored as well. So I elected to raise my voice to a command-and-control level and tell people to form a snaking line in the Gallery and to clear the hallway. As most everyone had their backs to me, they either did not hear or elected to ignore my directive. So I repeated it several times, with increasing emphasis.

    I much prefer to be easy-going, and CWC regulars know I've treated our patrons like the film family they are, for twelve years now. But I am responsible for my actions and responsible for CWC. I wish it had been possible to clear the hallway in a sotto voce manner, but fire code and public safety were key issues that could not be ignored. In retrospect, I think I should have gotten in front of people so they could clearly see and hear me. In any event, Carolynn has a valid point -- I could have done better. It is a lesson learned. I apologize to any I may have alarmed or offended.

    March 26, 2013

    • Carolynn

      Thank you Tim. I appreciate your response and look forward to the next event.

      March 27, 2013

  • Michele

    Wow, what a cool thread! Somebody who actually takes responsibility for their actions instead of blaming others. And the freedom to make candid comments without some ego freak flaming the writer and deleting their words. This looks like a place where people actually communicate. Can't wait to meet you guys and see some good movies and talk about them.

    March 26, 2013

  • Carolynn

    These events are fantastic and as a supporter I was seriously concerned with the manner Tim handled the crowd in the hallway. No one knew what to do, where to go, and were attempting to move despite a log jam in a doorway. No one needs to raise their voice, or push people as Tim did to clear the area. I hope the next event will be handled better between shows.

    March 26, 2013

  • John

    I will set up a meeting area in the cafe where you can stop and say hello to other members of the meetup group. Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

    February 9, 2013

  • Amanda

    Thank you! That is unfortunate that they are only showing AFTER the Oscars. I'm in a competition to pick all the winners and I really wanted to try to view these beforehand. Thanks though; see you Sunday!

    February 6, 2013

    • Pam D.

      I'm confused the Oscars are not until Feb. 24th this is Feb. 10th??

      February 6, 2013

    • tswallow

      The Academy Awards are Sunday Feb 24, which has nothing to do with when the nominated shorts are shown in theatres. The nominated short docs will screen with CWC on Feb 9 & 10; the nominated live-action and animated shorts will screen with CWC on March 23-24. These are the only dates when you can see all of the nominated short films in their respective categories at one time and in one place.

      February 6, 2013

  • tswallow

    Hi Amanda,
    To your question, yes, you can see the Live Action and Animated Oscar Shorts at Cincinnati World Cinema on March 23 and 24, at the Carnegie. Details will be posted roughly 30 days out.

    February 6, 2013

  • Amanda

    Anyone know where we can also see the Live Action and Animated Shorts???

    February 5, 2013

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