Sight specific

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Columbus College of Art and Design is once again the main location for the Columbus International Film & Video Festival, but in this 56th edition of the educationally minded movie buffet, screenings will also pop up at theme-appropriate venues around the city.

Liquid hosts the opening-night selection Sunday, Nov. 9 - To Each Her Own, a belated coming-of-age and coming-out drama in which a young married woman is forced to acknowledge what she's long repressed by her feelings for a new friend.

On Tuesday, a screening of The Challenge of Change, a doc about residents of Austria's Otz Valley dealing with climate change, will be held at Germania. And Axis nightclub hosts Thursday's show of Pageant, an inside look at the throwdown of fabulousness that is the Miss Gay America pageant.

Among the films presented at CCAD is Strength and Honour, a boxing drama set in modern-day Ireland starring Michael Madsen and Vinnie Jones; it screens Friday, Nov. 14, with director Mark Mahon in attendance.

Two programs of animated shorts - one for kids, a really intriguing one for adults - screen on Saturday, Nov. 15.

Closing night offers A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman, in which award-winning filmmaker Peter Raymont follows the once-exiled author and activist back to Santiago, Chile, and through memories of being hunted down by the Pinochet dictatorship for his work.