Fall Arts Guide 2016: Must-see Film Events

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly
"Breaking a Monster"

1. Columbus Documentary Week?, Gateway Film Center, Sept. 1–8?

In its twice-a-year ode to cinema verite, Gateway Film Center assembles some of the best documentaries making the film festival rounds. The September screenings will include "For the Love of Spock," "Breaking a Monster" and "Tower." ?

2. "One More Time with Feeling", ?Gateway Film Center, Sept. 8?

Acclaimed British band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds will offer fans a chance to preview the new record, "Skeleton Tree," one day early by way of the new rock documentary "One More Time with Feeling." The film features the band performing the new material, in addition to extra footage, interviews and musings from Cave about the emotional recording process.

3. "The Triplets of Belleville", ?Southern Theatre, Sept. 14?

There's a twist to the screening of this beloved animated movie, as Benoit Charest leads Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville through a live rendition of his original film score. Set in the 1920s in Paris, a Tour de France cyclist is kidnapped, leaving his nearsighted grandmother and dog to chase after him.

4. "Author: The JT LeRoy Story"?, Wexner Center, Sept. 23

?Director Jeff Feuerzeig, creator of the Sundance winner "The Devil and Daniel Johnston," will come to the Wexner Center to introduce his newest documentary. The film covers the greatest hoax in 20th century American literature, JT LeRoy, the acclaimed author who never existed.

5. "Metropolis", ?Wexner Center, Sept. 28?

The Alloy Orchestra, a three-man ensemble, travels the country providing live scores for silent films. In this performance, the musicians will come to Columbus to accompany a screening of "Metropolis," a classic movie considered a pivotal work in the sci-fi genre.

6. "Rear Window", ?McConnell Arts Center, Oct. 14?

The Hitchcock masterpiece starring Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly will receive a special Friday evening showing at the McConnell Arts Center in Worthington. The film is considered among the greatest in American cinema, offering a prescient take on a culture that has grown even more voyeuristic in the years since its creation.

7. Nightmares Film Festival, Gateway Film Center, Oct. 20–23?

If nothing delights you like the macabre, this fall will finally provide a local destination to enjoy loads of cinematic fright. In its first year, NFF will screen short and feature-length entries from filmmakers competing for a soon-to-be-coveted Night Mare award statuette (in the shape of a dark horse, of course).

8. "Welcome to this House"?Wexner Center, Nov. 3?

This feature documentary focuses on the homes and lovers of Elizabeth Bishop, an influential 20th century poet and feminist. Filmmaker Barbara Hammer will introduce the work, which explores undisclosed portions of Bishop's life.