The exuberant, bizarre, and irresistible Polish musical "The Lure" about vampire mermaid sisters screens tomorrow and Friday (April 27 and 28) at 7 PM! The film follows the cruel, bloody choices that arise when one sister falls in love with a handsome young bass player.

Plus, it's a two-for-one deal! We'll be opening the night with a screening of the Slamdance Film Festival hit "The Cure"—a...
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The exuberant bizarre and irresistible Polish musical The Lure about vampire mermaid
We're hosting a free open mic reading night and reception next week to celebrate and highlight the hard work of the students who participated in our arts and writing program, Pages (Pages Wexner) .

These talented and creative students will be sharing the prose, poetry, and visual art they created in response to our cutting-edge exhibitions, films, and performances that they've experienced...
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Were hosting a free open mic reading night and reception next week
An all-new edition of the fan favorite Found Footage Festival from Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Late Show with David Letterman) returns to the Wex as part of The Flyover Fest on May 13!

The event features newly unearthed VHS gems found at thrift stores across the country including a collection of “satanic panic” videos from the 1980s, outtakes and on-air bloopers from over 10...
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Next week, see one of the year’s most anticipated films—"A Quiet Passion"—before it hits theaters! The film features Cynthia Nixon ("Sex in the City") as Emily Dickinson in a performance that captures the reclusive American poet’s fierce individuality and sharp-edged genius. ✍

It's been hailed by The New Yorker as an “absolute drop-dead masterwork,” so be sure to catch one of three...
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This is the last week to catch "Machine Space" in the Box, a work by British filmmaker Stephen Connolly that uses the city of Detroit—its economic and social history as well as its urban design—to explore the larger question of how space is constructed.

As always, screenings in the Box are FREE and run anytime the Wex is open. See it next time you stop by!

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This is the last week to catch Machine Space in the Box
Acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Cindy Sherman made TIME's list of 100 Most Influential People of 2017! We couldn't be more thrilled and honored to welcome this highly influential artist to Columbus this fall for her show "Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life," closing out a full year of exclusively women artists exhibiting at the Wex.

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Acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Cindy Sherman made TIMEs list of 100 Most
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Calling all high school students—do you care about the environment and want to make a difference in the world? Will you be in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in fall 2017? ✏

Then sign up for our Art & Ecology course for your chance to learn about the intersections of art and environmental issues at Ohio State while earning high school credit for your school. You'll even get to exhibit your...
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Our second film event for The Flyover Fest next month is "an absolutely staggering work of art" according to the Los Angeles Times. ✨

"Polyphonic Portraits of a New America" by acclaimed artist Natalie Bookchin is a major work by a deft and innovative artist attuned to the rhythms and tropes of a deeply divided America, comprised of two short films.

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Come celebrate the debut of the brand new South Side Fruit Park created with David Burns and Austin Young of Fallen Fruit next Saturday, April 29!

Volunteers and community partners will be planting throughout the day from 10 AM – 4 PM with a small dedication ceremony at 2 PM. Everyone is welcome to join! Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams will be stopping by in the afternoon as well to share some...
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Celebrate our vibrant culture of local filmmaking at the Wex’s annual Ohio Shorts festival next Saturday, April 29 at 7 PM! All entries are produced in the Buckeye State and span documentary, animation, dramatic narrative, and everything in-between.

Join us for the post-screening reception in our lower lobby where we'll announce jury-and audience-awarded cash prizes, plus snacks from Freedom...
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"Part documentary, part beast fable, Pietro Marcello’s 'Lost and Beautiful' is a loving act of cultural preservation."—The New York Times

At times neorealist, at others transporting fantasy, this film is a moving contemporary example of cinema as pure poetry. See "Lost and Beautiful" tomorrow at 7 PM.

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In our first event for The Flyover Fest on May 11, get ready for a gripping evening of true crime tales as "Cincinnati Enquirer" reporter Author Amber Hunt discusses her popular podcast, "Accused: The Unsolved Murder of Elizabeth Andes," investigating the mysterious murder of a Miami University student in 1978.

After the talk, stay for a screening of "The Central Park Five," a riveting...
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Next week, don’t miss fearless, first-time director Agnieszka Smoczyńska’s bizarre-but-irresistible musical "The Lure" about man-eating mermaids in 1980s Poland.

Plus, the film will be preceded by "The Cure"—an acclaimed sci-fi soap opera by the Wex’s own Mike Olenick.

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We're super excited to be part of The Flyover Fest—an arts festival celebrating creativity in Columbus—for 3 events next month! Here's what's going on at the Wex:

May 11: "Cincinnati Enquirer" reporter and Author Amber Hunt discusses her wildly successful podcast, "Accused: The Unsolved Murder of Elizabeth Andes," investigating the 1978 murder of a Miami University student.

May 12:...
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Critics have been raving about "After the Storm," a piercing family drama about a down-and-out detective and gambling addict who attempts to reconcile with his estranged wife and son following the death of his father.

You won't want to miss this film that The Telegraph calls an "achingly beautiful ode to the quiet complexities of family life" from one of Japan's most celebrated directors,...
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Critics have been raving about After the Storm a piercing family drama
"Mr. McCaslin seems to have direct access to emotional expression in his playing, as if it were a valve he could open at will. He’s exceptionally sure-footed with his phrasing, almost never caught off balance, but he knows how to convey risk or fury through the compressed force of his tone."—The New York Times

Ever-expressive jazz tenor sax sensation Donny McCaslin returns with the...
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The Columbus International Film + Video Festival kicks off tomorrow night! We'll be hosting the opening screening with the charming melodrama "Signature Move" about life, love, and Lucha-style lady wrestling by Columbus native, The Ohio State University alum, and Wex Artist Residency Award recipient Jennifer Reeder.

Join us at 5:30 PM before the 7 PM screening for an opening night reception...
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David Lynch has unquestionably become one of the most distinctive filmmakers—or artist in any medium—of our time, but the man himself has always remained something of an enigma.

In the new documentary "David Lynch The Art Life," director Jon Nguyen gives us a rare glimpse into one of the most distinctive filmmakers of our time. By highlighting Lynch’s painting, music, and early films we begin...
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Check out The Columbus Dispatch for an awesome feature giving a full scope of the multifaceted project we've been working on with Fallen Fruit!

The two fruit parks in Weinland Park and the South Side will be planted this upcoming Sunday, April 23 and Saturday, April 29, respectively.

Until then, you can stop by the Wex lobby to see the beautiful installation David Burns and Austin Young...
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We're thrilled to welcome The New York Times bestselling author Deepak Chopra to Mershon Auditorium to share new insights from his latest book "You Are the Universe."

His talk on Saturday, April 29 at 4 PM will discuss practical ways to experience higher consciousness, transformation, and healing as well as exploring some of the most important and baffling questions about our place in the...
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