Esquire Theatre

Documenting the history and impact of Cincinnati's King Records continues with a new cinematic docu-series. 

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Born in Cincinnati in 1922, Doris Day, originally Doris Kappelhoff, started her career as a singer in local clubs and on WLW radio, then went on to become one of the biggest stars of the Big Band Era, Hollywood and television.

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The water crisis in Flint, Michigan last year raised awareness of the severe health damage caused by the lack of clean water. And while most communities in the Unites States take clean water for granted, according to a government Indian Health Service report, about 7.5 percent of Native American and Alaska Native homes did not have safe drinking water or basic sanitation as of 2013.

Commentary: Rick Pender, Around Cincinnati contributor and executive editor/publisher of the Everything Sondheim online community, talks about the documentary Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened, about the original Broadway staging of Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along. The documentary will be shown on Sunday, January 29 at the Esquire Theatre (1pm) and Dayton's Neon Movies (7pm.)

Andre Hyland

The weekend after Independence Day, writer-director Andre Hyland will screen his "The 4th" comedy movie Saturday as a Clifton Market fund-raiser Saturday.

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On June 10, the film The Fits from filmmaker Anna Rose Holmer opens at the Esquire Theater. 

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Actor-director Don Cheadle will attend the “Miles Ahead” Cincinnati red carpet premiere and after party March 26.

Cheadle starred as jazz icon Miles Davis in the film, shot entirely in Greater Cincinnati in July 2014.

The 7 p.m. screening at the Esquire Theatre in Clifton, and after party in Over-the-Rhine, is a fund-raiser for the Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Film Commission.

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 Drummer-composer Antonio Sanchez, who won a Grammy Award Monday for the “Birdman” movie score, will talk about the film at the Esquire Theatre before performing at the Xavier University Jazz Series next month.

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With “Carol” up for six Oscars, the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Film Commission invites you to watch the Academy Awards at the Esquire Theatre Feb. 28.

WXIX-TV reporter Michael Baldwin will host “And The Winner Is…,” a benefit for the film commission which helped lure and facilitate director Todd Haynes. He filmed “Carol” here two years ago with actresses Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.