Spring in Our Steps

Enhancing community connections in Cincinnati, by reclaiming alleys, sidewalks, and steps for the pedestrian.

Alley Flicker Film Series

In addition to our typical cleanup activities, we also love to program those secondary spaces that are seldom seen as places to recreate. Join us for installments of our film series, a collaboration with the Cincinnati Film Society, screened in alleys throughout Cincinnati! Watch this space for a listing of future events.

History

Spring in Our Steps piggybacked on a wonderful tradition from eco-hostel Ghettopia Bunk Haus to begin hosting film screenings that exhibit work happening in cities around the world. We call it a “flicker” as a way to signify a film showing in an unconventional setting, in a flash. The next morning, you wouldn’t even know that great times were had, but you’ll notice a change in the appearance of the alley itself! We are pleased to present these events throughout Cincinnati in an effort to diversify the methods through which we celebrate the less appreciated pedestrian space in Cincinnati! They are meant, simply, to be community gatherings in less conventional public space for neighborhood joy.

Past events

Saturday, 07/27/2013 (9:00p) – POPE ALLEY
Beside 4170 Hamilton Avenue (Market Side Mercantile)
NORTHSIDE
1001374_408849195900973_31024548_nBIOPHILIC DESIGN: the architecture of life
Directed by Stephen R. Kellert & Bill Finnegan, 2011
60 min. runtime
PITTAKI STREET
Directed by Imagine the City [Greece], 2012
6 min. runtime
SALT LAKE CITY: A RED STATE CAPITAL BUILDS AMBITIOUS TRANSIT
Directed by Clarence Eckerson, Jr., 2013 (Streetfilms)
6 min. runtime
INDIANAPOLIS CULTURAL TRAIL: THE NEXT GEN IN US PROTECTED BIKE LANES
Directed by Clarence Eckerson, Jr., 2013 (Streetfilms)
8 min. runtime
HOW COMPLETE STREETS CAME TO EAST HARLEM (Streetfilms)
Directed by Elizabeth Press, 2012
4 min. runtime
MINNEAPOLIS’ MIDTOWN GREENWAY: GOOD FOR BIZ, GOOD FOR BIKES
Directed by Clarence Eckerson, Jr., 2011 (Streetfilms)
5 min. runtime

Thursday, 11/08/2012 (8:15p) – GOETZ ALLEY
Behind 1422-30 Main at Orchard (Ghettopia Bunk Haus)
OVER-THE-RHINE
alleyflickerONE_posterURBANIZED
Directed by Gary Hustwit, 2011
85 min. runtime
From the director that brought us Helvetica and Objectified, Urbanized in the third in Huswit’s Design Trilogy. The film covers the design of cities, the players who investigate strategies and issues for the improvement of the urban landscape: architects, planners, policymakers, theorists, and community. “Who is allowed to shape our cities, and how do they do it?”

DOWN ON SKID ROW
Directed by John Bacich/John Lightfoot, 1998
56 min. runtime
Longtime bar and restaurant owner in Minneapolis’ former Gateway District, “Johnny Rex” chronicled the daily life and demolition of old city center. A rare perspective of urban renewal.

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