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Three Films in Over-the-Rhine

  • Chatfield College 1544 Central Parkway Cincinnati, OH, 45202 United States (map)

The Over-the-Rhine Museum is thrilled to announce the next installment in our quarterly lecture series, “Three Acts in Over-the-Rhine” on Thursday, September 27, 2018, at Chatfield College, 1544 Central Parkway in Over-the-Rhine.   

In partnership with the Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival, our next Three Acts event will be a twist on our usual three short talks featuring three short films with a question and answer period for film makers and participants. The event will feature:

These Old Buildings Raised Our Many Children (Barbara Wolf, 1994)

This classic 27-minute film spotlights long-time, low-income, Black and Appalachian residents of Over-the-Rhine facing displacement in the early 1990s. With a focus on self-determination, activism, and community pride this film highlights Cincinnati’s ongoing affordable housing crisis. It details specific housing losses in Over-the-Rhine and community-based efforts to develop new low-income opportunities.

Good White People: A Short Film About Gentrification (Jarrod Cann and Erick Stoll, 2016)

This film, produced by Black Lives Matter Cincinnati in 2016, tells the story of Reginald Stroud who lost his home and business in Over-the-Rhine when the property was sold to a new developer.  Juxtaposed against the larger story of gentrification, Reginald’s personal story sheds light on the specific human costs of neighborhood change.

The Spirit of Tafari (Elementz, 2014)

This short preview of a longer documentary focused on the life of Tafari McDade, a hip hop artist redefining his life at Over-the-Rhine’s center for urban arts, Elementz. At the age of 22 Tafari embodies the story of many urban youth. He was raised by a loving single mother and his older sisters. He experienced hardship in his home living with an abusive father figure without his biological father in his life. In his teenage years he ended up making bad decisions which led to him eventually dropping out of high school.  The Spirit of Tafari documents Tafari’s work to build his future through music and education.

Doors will open at 6:30 PM for appetizers before the event, with screenings starting at 7:00 PM. The Museum suggests a $10 donation for this evening of little-known stories.

Three-Acts in Over-the-Rhine is an innovative series designed to expose attendees to stories of the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. For advance tickets please visit Eventbrite at:

The Over-the-Rhine Museum inspires understanding and respect for the people who have created and lived in Cincinnati’s historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood by working with visitors and community members to uncover, present, and preserve their stories in an immersive experience.

We are pleased to partner with the Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival and Chatfield College to present this program.