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Kelvin Smith Library holds a growing collection of films on DVD. See the library film holdings. In the library is the Freedman Center, where students can capture video from DVDs and other sources, shoot and edit video, and much more. The library also has information about some research tools for film studies.

The CWRU Film Society regularly screens recent popular cinema and other kinds of films as well.

Case Western Reserve regularly hosts film-related events, which have included a visit from Groundhog Day screenwriter Danny Rubin, a Skype conversation with film director/writer/actor Patrick Brice and film editor Christopher Donlan, an evening of Buster Keaton short films with live piano accompaniment, and Baker-Nord Center film series and lectures.


In the Area

Steps from campus, the Cleveland Cinematheque, in the Uptown District, offers an outstanding year-round program of films, while the Cleveland Museum of Art, in University Circle, presents film series as well.

Area movie theaters, including the Cedar Lee, screen a variety of mainstream and other kinds of films.


Film Festivals

Every spring, films from around the world screen at the Cleveland International Film Festival. Other annual festivals include the Ohio Independent Film Festival, the Short Sweet Film Fest, and the FilmDayton Film Festival.

Page last modified: January 22, 2016