For Immediate Release                                           
The Arts Council
Contact:  Kevin Ledgewood
205-758-5195, x6


 (Tuscaloosa)  The Bama Art House Fall Film Series will begin on August 21, 2012 and will feature eleven films.  A program of The Arts Council, this exciting series represents 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. 

An additional screening, Neil Young Journeys, will take place on Wednesday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m. for the purpose of raising funds for a new, digital projector for the Bama and also as a bonus film for Bama Art House season pass holders.  Following Journeys, Neil Young & Crazy Horse and Alabama Shakes will be performing at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on October 25.  

The Ferguson Center at The University of Alabama is sponsoring the entire film series.  The screening of Beasts of the Southern Wild is sponsored by The Summersell Center for the Study of the South – The University of Alabama.    

Discounted complete series subscription tickets are available for purchase at ($50 – available for pickup at the box office prior to screenings).  Both series subscription tickets and individual tickets ($7 general/$6 students and seniors/$5 Arts Council members) will be available for purchase at the Bama box office prior to screenings.

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.  The Bama Theatre is located at 600 Greensboro Avenue in downtown Tuscaloosa. 

For more information about The Arts Council or Bama Theatre visit or follow the group on Facebook at “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” and Twitter.  Call 205-758-5195 for further information.

August 21: To Rome With Love
Rated R/ 112 minutes
Director/Writer: Woody AllenStars: Woody Allen, Penélope Cruz, Jesse Eisenberg, Alec Baldwin, Judy David, Greta Gerwig, Ellen Page
The lives of some visitors and residents of Rome and the romances, adventures and predicaments they encounter.

August 28: Beasts of the Southern Wild
Sponsored by The Summersell Center for The Study of The South
Rated PG-13/ Drama/Fantasy/ 93 minutes
Director: Benh Zeitlin
Writers: Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin
Stars: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry and Levy Easterly
Faced with her father’s fading health and environmental changes that release an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy leaves her Delta-community home in search of her mother.

September 4:  Take This Waltz
Rated R/ Comedy/Drama/ 116 minutes
Director/Writer: Sarah Polle
Stars: Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen and Sarah Silverman
A happily married woman falls for the artist who lives across the street.

September 11:  In The Family
Rated R/ Drama/ 169 minutes
Director/Writer: Patrick Wang
Stars: Sebastian Banes, Patrick Wang and Trevor St. John
In the town of Martin, Tennessee, Chip Hines, a precocious six year old, has only known life with his two dads, Cody and Joey. And a good life it is. When Cody dies suddenly in a car accident, Joey and Chip struggle to find their footing again.

September 18:  Moonrise Kingdom
Rated PG-13/ Comedy/Drama/ 94 minutes
Director: Wes Anderson
Writers: Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola
Stars: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman
A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out and locate them.

September 25:  Dark Horse
Rated R/ Drama/ 86 minutes
Directors/ Writers: Todd Solondz
Stars: Jordan Gelber, Selma Blair, Christopher Walken
Romance blooms between two thirty-somethings in arrested development: an avid toy collector who is the dark horse of his family and a depressed woman on the rebound.

October 2:  Manhattan Short Film Festival
An extraordinary global event will take place the week of September 28 to October 7, 2012 when over 100,000 people in over 250 cities across six continents gather in cinemas, galleries, universities, museums and cafes for one purpose…to view and vote on the finalists’ films in the annual Manhattan Short Film Festival.

October 9:  Farewell My Queen
Rated R/ History/Drama/ 100 minutes
Director: Benoît Jacquot
Writers: Benoît Jacquot, Gilles Taurand, Chantal Thomas (novel)
Stars: Diane Kruger, Léa Seydoux and Virginie Ledoyen
A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the first days of the French Revolution.

October 16:  Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
Rated R/ Documentary/ 91 minutes
Director/Writer: Alison Klayman
Stars: Ai Weiwei, Danqing Chen and Ying Gao
A documentary that chronicles the life of artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and his increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government.

October 23:  Sleepwalk With Me
Rated R/ Comedy/ 90 minutes
Directors: Mike Birbiglia, Seth Barrish
Writers: Mike Birbiglia, Joe Birbiglia, Ira Glass, Seth Barrish
Stars: Mike Birbiglia, Lauren Ambrose and Kevin Barnett
A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.

October 24: Neil Young Journeys
Fundraiser for a new digital projector at the Bama Theatre
Rated PG/ Documentary/ 87 minutes
Director: Jonathan DemmeStars: Neil Young
This past May, Neil Young brought his solo tour to Toronto’s Massey Hall, an iconic venue in the city of his birth.