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    June 10, 2014

    Actor Don Cheadle visits Chamber, talks Cincy film

     Cheadle at 2014 Leadership graduation

     While most Graduation Day speakers are forgettable, it's not likely that the 53 graduates from the Chamber's Leadership Cincinnati program will soon be forgetting theirs.

    Actor Don Cheadle, best known for his roles in Hotel Rwanda, Crash, the Ocean's Eleven series, and Iron Man series, joined Class 37 last Friday at the Chamber to discuss his love of Cincinnati, and his upcoming film project Miles Ahead, based on the life of legendary musician Miles Davis. The film is set to begin filming soon in the Queen City.

    Cheadle told the group that Cincinnati's preserved architecture has a lot to do with why the film and others are being shot here. Cheadle shared that Cincinnati looks like New York City from decades ago, and predicted more films looking to have a New York feel will continue to be shot here. He also told the group someday he would like to shoot a "Cincinnati film". Check out more photos of Cheadle and the group.

    Film is not foreign to the Leadership Cincinnati class. In April, more than 200 people attended a class project of the group, the Freedom Film Festival, at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. The April event featured the work of three people in South Africa. The class intends to expand the Festival to every other year here in Cincinnati.

    Hotel Rwanda

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