7 Reasons You Need to Be at Festival Latino this Weekend!

August 8th, 2016 by CAPASMM

1) The Music – You can’t help but love Latin music, and we’ve got some of the world’s best headlining the Festival. Los Horóscopos de Durango, El Prodigio, Sergio Vargas, and Grupo Niche will cover the evenings, with more local bands throughout the day. Enjoy Salsa, samba, bossa nova, tropical, Latin jazz, merengue, and more!

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2) The Food – You won’t find this much delicious variety anywhere else this weekend. Sample cuisine from Puerto Rico, Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Columbia, Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Argentina!

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3) The Dancing – Learn to salsa with the experts of the Salsamante Dance Crew, and catch some authentic Mexican folk dances performed by El Corazon De Mexico.

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4) The Marketplace – Artwork by local Latino artists will be on display and for sale, including jewelry, hand-painted folk art, original paintings, and more.

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5) Your Kids Will Love It – The Children’s Area will have lots to keep the kids happy including balloon artists, Mexican paper flowers, COSI’s Science Spot, and more. You can also bring a change of clothes and let them go crazy in the Scioto Fountain!

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6) Free Health Screenings – The Ohio Commission on Minority Health is offering free health screenings all weekend. Yes, FREE!

7) Celebrate Your Culture – Festival Latino celebrates the wide variety of Latin cultures, so wave your flag and represent!

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Festival Latino is this Saturday and Sunday, August 13 and 14, from 11 am – 8 pm each day. Admission is FREE.

How We Choose the Films for CAPA’s Summer Movie Series

August 1st, 2016 by CAPASMM

Each year, CAPA selects 20-30 classic films for its CAPA Summer Movie Series at the Ohio Theatre. Out of the thousands of possibilities, how is it narrowed down to those few titles?

CAPA VP of Programming Rich Corsi and consultant Lance Carwile are the team tasked with the job of assembling the CAPA Summer Movie Series. They look at available films across many genres—drama, comedy, thriller, romance, film noir, Western, musical, horror—as well as “old” classics like The Wizard of Oz and “new” classics like The Princess Bride. They also look at silent films to showcase featured organist Clark Wilson and the Ohio Theatre’s “Mighty Morton” theatre organ.

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After assembling a short list, they check to see if each film has been shown in the Series before, and if so, how recently. “You need to have a 6-7 year gap before repeating a film,” said Corsi. This helps to whittle down the list even more.

They then begin the process of determining if the rights are available, and when the film is physically available. “Once we get that nice list, we see what’s available in what timeframe, and it all kind of comes together,” explains Corsi.

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In the end, the CAPA Summer Movie Series becomes a well-rounded list of popular, cult, and classic films that people love seeing on the big screen again. “There are wide variety of people that come to the CAPA Summer Movie Series,” said Corsi. “And we hope we have found something for everyone.”