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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Taken for a Ride: A film about streetcars and GM

With GM in bankruptcy and Cincinnati voters preparing for a
critical vote on rail transit, a film screening here July 14-15 offers
a rare perspective on events that profoundly shaped the nation's
transportation profile.
The movie is "Taken for A ride," a documentary, made in 1996 by
Wright State University professor and Oscar-nominated documentary
maker Jim Klein. It looks at how and why streetcars disappeared from
U.S. cities, and the role played by GM in that process.
Both screenings will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Carnegie arts center
in Covington as a benefit for Southern Ohio Filmmakers Association and
Cincinnati World Cinema.
Also on the bill is "A Crack in the Pavement" by Andrea Torrice, a
short film that looks at the issues around urban sprawl.
Jim Klein and Andrea Torrice will be present on July 14 for a
question-and-answer session after the film.
The July 14 program will include a pre-show reception at 6 p.m.
Only July 15, Andrea Torrice, Liz Blume of Xavier Community
Building Institute and Madeira City Manager Tom Moeller will discuss
urban/suburban growth issues after the show.

Tickets to the July 14 screening are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
Tickets to the July 15 screeing are $8 in advance, $10 at the door.
Tickets are on sale now online at www.cincyworldcinema.org. In person at:
Lookout Joe in Mt. Lookout,
Shake It Music & Video in Northside
Sitwell's Coffee Emporium in Clifton
Coffee Emporium downtown in the Emery Building.

Learn more at www.cincyworldcinema.org.

If you would like to volunteer to help put on either event, or to
donate money or services, please email

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