Here is part 1 of what will be showing at the Wexner Center for the Arts this month. The below list focuses on events that are ‘movie showings’ as the typical moviegoer would understand the term. To see non-cinema related arts events at Wexner, see here.
Director’s Dialogue on Art and Social Change Featuring Return, a Film by Liza Johnson (2011), showing March 1, not rated: Film about a returning vet trying to reintegrate back into her old life. Showing followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker, veteran advocates and experts on veteran affairs.
Paul Goodman Changed my Life (2011), showing March 2-3, not rated: A documentary on 1960s intellectual Paul Goodman.
Margaret (2011), showing March 7, rated R for strong language, sexuality, some drug use and disturbing images: A coming of age story about a teenage girl (Anna Paquin) peripherally involved in a lethal traffic accident. Also stars Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo, and Matthew Broderick. Though critically acclaimed, the film had a prolonged and litigious post-production, causing the distributors to bail. As a result, Margaret had only a minimal release. This may be your only chance to see this film. To date, no DVD or Blu-ray release has been announced.
Tomboy (2011), showing March 9-10, not rated: A French film about a teenaged girl who, after moving to a new town, is initially mistaken for a boy by her peers and the gender-bending consequences thereof.
Better Than Something: Jay Reatard, Introduced by Eric Davidson (2012), showing March 15, not rated: Documentary on the life and tragic death of punk rocker Jay Reatard. Music historian Eric Davidson, who wrote about Reatard in his history of the punk genre We Never Learn: The Gunk Punk Undergut, 1988–2001, introduces the film.
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011), showing March 16-17, not rated: A police-procedural style mystery by Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan. In Turkish with English subtitles.
Let the Bullets Fly (2010), showing March 23-April 5 (Please note: Is presented by the Wexner Center, but actually shown at the Gateway Theater), not rated: This film is an example of an ‘eastern’. That is, a film in the same style of American ‘Westerns’, only taking place in the far east instead of the old west. In this shoot’em up set in 1920s China, mobsters and conmen struggle over the governorship of a remote province. This film had the highest-ever domestic gross in mainland China.