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Pranksters go from YouTube to the big screen

From left to right: Roman Atwood, Dennis Roady and Vitaly Zdorovetsky premiered their film "Natural Born Pranksters" in Columbus on Friday night. Credit: courtesy of Marty Fox

Three pranksters are about to pull their biggest stunt yet: releasing a movie. Columbus’ own Roman Atwood, along with Cincinnati-based Dennis Roady and Russian transplant Vitaly Zdorovetskiy — professional pranksters who got their start on YouTube — presented their movie, “Natural Born Pranksters” to a ...

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Gateway returns to its roots in new series

While the world of cinema has nearly completely switched to filming digitally, the Gateway Film Center has created its own cinematic world in its new series, FilMM. FilMM will feature Hollywood hits filmed in 70- or 35-millimeter film, such as “Glengarry Glen Ross” with Alec ...

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One-of-a-kind Ghibli film series invades Gateway

Promotional photos for Ghibli. Credit: Courtesy of Mike Cargioli

The Gateway Film Center has become known for presenting films that normally wouldn’t be found in larger theater chains. Since the start of the year, GFC has been displaying the complete collection of films from Studio Ghibli (pronounced jee-blee), a prominent Japanese animation film company. ...

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Ohio State alum in Oscar-nominated film ‘Carol’


An Ohio State theater alumnus is moving from the Drake Performance Center to the silver screen.   Trent Rowland, a 2015 graduate from OSU’s Department of Theatre, appears alongside Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett in the Oscar-nominated film, “Carol.” The film is nominated for six ...

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Wexner Center series finale emphasises diversity in film

The Wexner Center for the Arts will conclude its five-night series, “Witness: Black Independent Film,” on Thursday with a screening of the blaxploitation classic, “Ganja & Hess.” During its limited run, “Witness” has shown six independent films directed by African-American filmmakers. The series began with ...

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Columbus’ Own: Gelatinus Cube wants to be undefinable

From left, Pat Chase, Adam Woelfel, Matt Chalko, Mike Duall, Chris Cheeseman and Tim Swanson sing in unison. Credit: Zak Kolesar | Lantern Reporter

In an attempt to shine light on local music, The Lantern’s “Columbus’ Own” is a weekly series that profiles a new Columbus band or artist each week. The intricate rock collection Gelatinus Cube is decisively indecisive. By browsing through its lengthy catalog — consisting of five extended ...

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