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Animation Brunch and Live Music at RiverReel International Film Festival

The RiverReel International Film Festival is coming up this weekend in Cincinnati. It's chock full of independent live action films from around the world.

The thing I am hyperfocusing on, however, is the Saturday Brunch Fundraiser because it will feature the work of Robert Lyons, a NYC based experimental animator and optical fx artist:
Enjoy free coffee and opt for yummy eats as you listen to live music and enjoy an exhibition of experimental animation at this relaxed brunch benefitting the Cincinnati Film Society.

Delicious eats provided by our friends at A Catered Affair. The menu will include: Jumbo lump crab cakes with sweet corn and jalapeno; Shrimp po boy; Cheesy grits; Bread pudding with bourbon sauce, and Cajun chicken with a chicken broth based caper and lemon sauce. And of course, coffee. But, YOU MUST RESERVE IN ADVANCE.

The spotlight is on Robert Lyons, an NYC-based animation artist with a history in photographic and optical special effects. His film and TV credits include: “Pee Wee’s Playhouse”, Peter Gabriel’s “Big Time” music video, and Paramount Picture’s “Star Trek V.” See his personal experimental films and group pieces made with animators he has taught at various animation institutes in NY and PA. He uses found footage from Pee-Wee's Playhouse, scratch and paint on film, microphotography, stop motion, and many other techniques to forge a unique paths in animated filmmaking.

Live zydeco music will be performed by Preston Bell Charles III. Zydeco is a musical genre that evolved in southwest Louisiana by French Creole speakers which blends blues, rhythm and blues, and music indigenous to the Louisiana Creoles and the Native people of Louisiana.

This Brunch is a special event of the RiverReel Film Festival. The $10 per ticket helps us to create more events for you to enjoy, to provide financial support for Ohio filmmakers, and to foster the growth of film of all types in Cincinnati.
Doesn't that sound great? You can find out more information about the RiverReel festival and buy tickets to the Brunch here. I will also share a playlist of films soon.

All festival events are at The Mockbee, 2260 Central Pkwy, Cincinnati OH 45214

Brunch is from 11am-2pm on Saturday March 25th. See you there!


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When: Wednesday October 5th, 7pm

Where: The Mockbee 2260 Central Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45214 (513) 621-1900

Notes: Enter on Central Parkway side. You can park on Central Ave across from central pkwy or on W McMicken side of building.
Questions? Email Darcy at