April 19-23, various locations
Free Press Pick: Cheshire, Ohio: An American Coal Story in 3 Acts
Friday, April 21, 7pm
Canzani Center, Columbus College of Art and Design
A gun toting 83-year-old woman refuses to sell her house to the power plant next door. But despite her refusal, the plant has moved ahead with their $20 million deal to buy out most of Cheshire and bulldoze all the homes. What happened in this Ohio River town overrun by one of the largest coal-fired power plants in the world? A story of money, power and the increasingly difficult choices we face surrounding coal and the environment, Cheshire, Ohio makes us think twice about home.
Presented by Columbus College of Art & Design, the 65th Columbus International Film + Video Festival runs April 19 – 23 at CCAD (60 Cleveland Ave.), the Drexel Theatre (2254 E. Main St.), and Wexner Center for the Arts (1871 N. High St.). Tickets for the opening night reception and screening of Signature Move cost $8, tickets for all other screenings cost $6, and festival passes cost $60. For tickets and more information, visit columbusfilmfestival.org.