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A Long Intermission: Searching for Cinematic Moments During Covid-19

By C. Jacqueline Wood, FotoFocus Film Curator at Large

Posted on September 9, 2020

Whether it's an increase in binge-watching or awareness of daily sights and sounds, the pandemic lockdown has permanently changed the way we, individually and collectively, relate to film—in ways we are still discovering.

While theater marquee lights remain dim—displaying words of wisdom rather than movie showtimes—many of us continue to experience meaningful cinematic moments outside of the traditional theater-going experience. The current pandemic has produced sweeping changes in how we consume media, altering what we watch and how we watch it. But at its core, film is a meditative... Continue


Meet the Curator: C. Jacqueline Wood

Posted on July 17, 2018

Artist C. Jacqueline Wood is a force for film in the Queen City. Trained at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she put her proverbial stake in the ground for experimental film with the opening of the Mini Microcinema on Main Street in Over-the-Rhine. As a Guest Curator in FotoFocus’s upcoming Biennial, this October Wood will share her take on the theme, Open Archive, with more than 20 screenings of film and video work at the Mini—playing for the public throughout the month of October. This is the first year FotoFocus has incorporated Guest Curators in a Biennial. How did you get this... Continue