Bill Rinehart is Senior Correspondent for 700WLW News. Though despite his best efforts, no-one else will refer to him by that title.
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Opening tonight, at the 20th Century theater in Oakley, is the 2013 Cincinnati Film Festival, with the world premiere of "Strange Brand of Happy", starring Academy Award winning Shirley Jones. And it was filmed locally.
But, as they say, that's not all.
There are screenings at Tower Place Mall, which has sat largely empty and ignored, once the City purchased it with plans to tear it down. But, for this weekend, the stores become theaters.
And Crispin Glover will be screening a pair of films at the Cincinnati Film Festival. You may remember him from Back to the Future, or from this:
The films he's screening, I'm told are like "the fever dream of a crazy person".
Those will be shown Sept 10 & 11, at the Thompson House.
Before, or after the screenings at Tower Place Mall, head over to Fountain Square for "Live It Up-Downtown", presented by DCI and the Downtown Residents Council. There's music, food trucks, and real live Downtowners talking about what it's like to live in the urban core. They'll also have a mock living room set up to demonstrate the coolness of living Downtown. That's from 3-10pm.
At the Krohn Conservatory, this Saturday, the 2013 Fall Show opens with Mitate: A Japanese Garden. It has bonsai trees, a koi pond, and a tiny tea house. Sunday morning, at 10, there's a special program on the principals Japanese garden design for use in American gardens.
Visit Cincinnati Parks for more info.