Toni trains as a boxer with her brother at a community center in Cincinnati’s West End, but becomes fascinated by the dance team that also practices there. Enamored by their strength and confidence, Toni eventually joins the group, eagerly absorbing routines, mastering drills, and even piercing her own ears to fit in. As she discovers the joys of dance and of female camaraderie, she grapples with her individual identity amid her newly defined social sphere.
Introducing “Screen/Shot”, our quarterly film screening and discussion series!
Film and cinema have long been conduits of public engagement, communicating stories and perspectives that challenge our own. Screen/Shot is a quarterly film and discussion program hosted by The Listening with Riverviews Artspace, designed to utilize cinema to explore the many ways that the arts have impacted lives. Current schedule includes screenings and discussions in the months of February, May, August and December.
“Soundtrack For A Revolution” is an award-winning documentary that follows the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, with an emphasis of the music that powered the voice of a generation. Featuring musical interpretations by Wyclef Jean, John Legend, The Roots and Joss Stone, we invite you to join us in revisiting this pivotal moment in our country’s history!
This event is free, but we ask all to consider supporting events like this with a donation! See you there!
Stretch and Bobbito introduced the world to an unsigned Nas, Biggie, Wu-Tang, and Big Pun as well as an unknown Jay-Z, Eminem, and the Fugees. Directed by Bobbito Garcia, the duo brought a unique audience together, and created a platform that changed music forever.
Join The Listening, Inc. with Riverviews Artspace for this free screening of this documentary, setting the stage for one of the most innovative elements of the civil rights movement of the 1960s, and learn how you can be a part of bringing a chapter of Freedom Schools to Central VA!
"I Am Not Your Negro" is a 2016 documentary film directed by Raoul Peck, based on James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript, Remember This House. Narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson, the film explores the history of racism in the United States through Baldwin's reminiscences of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr, as well as his personal observations of American history.
Join the Academy Center of the Arts and The Listening, Inc., on Friday, October 27, for Give the Drummer Some, featuring a drumming exhibition with local percussionists, followed by a screening of the 2014 Academy Award Winning film 'Whiplash' starring J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller.
- Doors open at 6:30pm
- Music begins at 7:00pm with Viral
- 'Whiplash' screening at 8:00pm
Participating musicians and drummers include: Viral, Brad Cox, and more TBA.
Tickets for this event are just $10.00 and can be purchased online atacademycenter.org or by calling (434) 846-8499.