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



(Tuscaloosa)  The Bama Art House Summer Film Series will begin on June 4, 2013 and will feature ten films.  A program of The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa, 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. 

Discounted complete series subscription tickets are $50 and individual tickets are $7 general, $6 students/seniors and $5 for Arts Council members. Patrons can visit to purchase tickets and view the list of films and accompanying trailers. Both subscription tickets and individual tickets 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. 

June 4: Room 237 (2012)
Documentary / Not Rated (R)
Director: Rodney Ascher
Stars: Bill Blakemore, Geoffrey Cocks, Juli Kearns
Awards: Winner at the Austin Fantastic Fest, Chicago International Film Festival, Gotham Awards and International Documentary Association

June 11: Blancanieves (2012)
Drama-Fantasy / Rated PG-13
Director: Pablo Berger
Stars: Maribel Verdú, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ángela Molina
Awards: Boulder International, Spain Cinema Writers Circle, Gaudi, Goya, Palm Spring IFF, San Sebastian, Sant Jordi, Spanish Actors Union, Toronto IFF, Warsaw IFF

June 18: Upstream Color (2013)
Drama-Sci-Fi / Not Rated (R)
Director: Shane Carruth
Stars:Amy Seimetz, Shane Carruth, Andrew Sensenig
Awards: Won Special Jury Prize and nominated for Grand Jury Prize at Sundance

June 25: Frances Ha (2012)
Comedy-Drama / Rated R
Director: Noan Baumbach
Stars: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Adam Driver

July 2: The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
Crime-Drama / Rated R
Director: Derek Cianfance
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Anthony Pizza
Awards: Nominated for Golden Trailer Award

July 9: Like Somone in Love (2012)
Drama / Not Rated (R)
Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Stars: Tadashi Okuno, Rin Takanashi, Ryo Kase
Awards: Asian Film Awards, Palme d’Or at Canne, Chicago IFF

July 16: The East (2013)
Action-Drama-Mystery / Rated PG-13
Director: Zal Batmanglij
Stars: Brit marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Jason Ritter

July 23: Sun Don’t Shine (2012)
Crime-Drama-Mystery / Unrated (R)
Director: Amy Seimetz
Stars: Kate Lyn Sheil, AJ Bowen, Kentucker Audley
Awards: Gotham Award and SXSWFF Special Jury Award

July 30: In the House (2012)
Mystery-Thriller / Rated R
Director: Francois Ozon
Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Ernst Umhauer, Kristin Scott Thomas
Awards: Cinema Writers Circle Award, César Awards-France, Gaudi, Goya, London FF, RiverRun IFF, San Sebastian IFF, Sant Jordi Awards, Tallinn Black Nights FF, Toronto IFF

Aug 6: Kid-Thing (2012)
Drama / Not Rated (R)
Director: David Zellner
Stars: Sydney Aguirre, Nathan Zellner, David Wingo
Awards: Gen Art Film Festival Best Feature, Gotham Award nomination

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 for further information.