Taken for a Ride

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Press Release From Cincinnati World Cinema:

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 Only $12 in advance!

Thanks to our generous sponsors, ticket prices to the July 14 benefit screening of “Taken for A Ride” have been reduced! Now only $12 in advance and $15 at the door (plus $1 Carnegie facility fee)..

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.

3 thoughts on “Taken for a Ride

    J said:
    July 8, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    I’m going! This should be a very interesting and educational film.

    Quimbob said:
    July 9, 2009 at 8:15 am

    I found a couple segments of “Taken” on YouTube. In one segment and on last Sunday’s Hurley Show, a document called “The Quinby Report” by Edwin Quinby was discussed. In it the guy came up with a bunch of facts and figures about efficiencies of rail over buses/highways and warned of the cost of replacing rail if it got destroyed.
    Anybody know if this report is online somewhere ?

    Mike said:
    July 16, 2009 at 8:23 am

    Both films were very interesting. This is a must see for everyone, educating us on the dangers of urban sprawl and the benefits of public transportation.

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