For Immediate Release
The Arts Council
Contact: Kevin Ledgewood
BAMA ART HOUSE WINTER FILM SERIES BEGINS JANUARY 14, 2014
(Tuscaloosa) The films in the Bama Art House Winter Film Series 2014 will begin on Jan. 14, 2014 and will feature eight screenings. A program of The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa, the movies represent the organization’s goals to bring new and unique film to the West Alabama area. Screenings will take place on Tuesday nights at 7:30 p.m. with the box office opening at 6:30 p.m. and doors at 6:45 p.m.
Discount Punchcard Tickets ($50) will be available at the door prior to screenings and will be good for any 10 Bama Art House films. Single Tickets will be priced at $7 general, $6 seniors & students and $5 Arts Council members. Patrons can visit bamatheatre.org to view the list of films, details and accompanying trailers.
Kill Your Darlings will be sponsored by UA’s Department of Creative Writing. A Touch of Sin and Wadjda will be sponsored by The Left Hand Soap Company.
The mission of the Bama Art House series is to bring current and contemporary independent film to West Alabama, transforming the historic Bama Theatre into a cinematic art house.
Bama Art House Films Winter 2014:
January 14: All Is Lost
(2013) Action/Adventure/Drama (Rated PG-13)
Director/Writer: J.C. Chandor
Stars: Robert Redford
Synopsis: After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face.
January 21: Enough Said
(2013) Comedy/Drama/Romance (PG-13)
Director: Nicole Holofcener
Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener
Synopsis: A divorced woman who decides to pursue the man she's interested in learns he's her new friend's ex-husband.
January 28: Kill Your Darlings (Sponsored by UA’s Department of Creative Writing)
(2013) Biography/Drama/Romance (Rated R)
Director: John Krokida
Writers: Austin Bunn, John Krokidas
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall
Synopsis: A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.
February 4: A Touch of Sin (Sponsored by Left Hand Soap Company)
(2013) Drama (Rated R)
Director/Writer: Zhangke Jia
Stars: Wu Jiang, Lanshan Luo, Li Meng
Synopsis: Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence.
February 11: In A World
(2013) Comedy (Rated R)
Director/Writer: Lake Bell
Stars: Lake Bell, Jeff Garlin, Fred Melamed
Synopsis: An underachieving voice coach finds herself competing in the movie trailer voice-over profession against her arrogant father and his protégé.
February 18: The Best Offer
(2013) Crime/Drama/Mystery (Rated R)
Director/Writer: Giuseppe Tornatore
Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Sylvia Hoeks
Synopsis: A master auctioneer becomes obsessed with an extremely reclusive heiress who collects fine art.
February 25: Una Noche
(2012) Drama (Rated R)
Director/Writer: Lucy Mulloy
Stars: Dariel Arrechaga, Anailín de la Rúa de la Torre, Javier Núñez Florián
Synopsis: In Havana, Raul dreams of escaping to Miami. Accused of assault, he appeals to Elio to help him reach the forbidden world 90 miles across the ocean. One night, full of hope, they face the biggest challenge of their lives.
March 4: No Film This Week
March 11: Wadjda (Sponsored by Left Hand Soap Company)
(2012) Drama (Rated PG)
Director/Writer: Haifaa Al-Mansour
Stars: Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Abdullrahman Al Gohani
Synopsis: An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.
The Bama Theatre is located at 600 Greensboro Avenue in Downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information about The Arts Council or Bama Theatre, patrons should LIKE the Facebook page “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” and follow tuscarts on Twitter. Call 205-758-5195 or visit tuscarts.org for further information.