For Immediate Release
The Arts Council
Contact: Kevin Ledgewood
BAMA ART HOUSE WINTER FILM SERIES BEGINS JANUARY 10, 2012
(Tuscaloosa) The Bama Art House Winter Film Series will begin on January 10, 2012 and will feature seven 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 6:00 p.m. and doors at 6:45 p.m.
Discounted complete series subscription tickets will be available for purchase at bamatheatre.org ($35 – 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 series will be sponsored in part by Epiphany Cafe´, downtown Tuscaloosa. The Other F Word will be sponsored by The Left Hand Soap Co. and The Black Warrior Mixtape 1967 – 1975 by The Summersell Center for the Study of the South.
The mission of the Bama Art House series is to bring current and contemporary independent film to Tuscaloosa, 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 www.tuscarts.org or follow the group on Facebook at “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” and Twitter. Call 205-758-5195 for further information.
January 10: Melancholia
Rated R/Drama/Sci-Fi 136 minutes
Director/Writer: Lars von Trier
Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Alexander Skarsgard, Keifer Sutherland, Charlotte Gainsbourg
Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide into the Earth.
January 17: Martha, Marcy, May, Marlene
Rated R/ Drama/ Thriller 102 minutes
Director/Writer: Sean Durkin
Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson and John Hawkes
Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult.
January 24: Bellflower
Rated R/Action/Drama/Romance 106 minutes
Director/Writer: Evan Glodell
Stars: Evan Glodell, Tyler Dawson and Jessie Wiseman
Two friends spend all their free time building flame-throwers and weapons of mass destruction in hopes that a global apocalypse will occur and clear the runway for their imaginary gang “Mother Medusa”.
January 31: The Other F Word
Sponsored by The Left Hand Soap Company
Unrated/ Documentary/Comedy/Drama 98 minutes
Director/Writer: Andrea Blaugrund Nevins
Stars: Tony Adolescent, Art Alexakis, Rob Chaos
What happens when a generation’s ultimate anti-authoritarians — punk rockers– become society’s ultimate authorities — dad’s? With a large chorus of Punk Rock’s leading men – Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea, Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath- The Other F Word follows, Jim Lindberg, 20-year veteran of skate punk band, Pennywise, on his hysterical and moving journey from belting his band’s anthem to embracing his ultimately pivotal authoritarian role in mid-life, fatherhood.
February 7: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
Sponsored by Summersell Center for the Study of the SouthDocumentary/ 100 minutes
Director/Writer: Göran Olsson
Stars: Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael and Bobby Seale
Footage shot by a group of Swedish journalists documenting the Black Power Movement in the United States is edited together by a contemporary Swedish filmmaker.
February 14: Carnage
Rated R/Comedy/Drama 79 minutes
Director: Roman Polanski
Writers: Yasmina Reza and Roman Polaski
Stars: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz
Tells the story of two sets of parents who decide to have a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a schoolyard brawl.
February 21: A Dangerous Method
Rated R/ Drama/Thriller 99 minutes
Director: David Cronenberg
Writer: Christopher Hampton (screenplay) John Kerr (book)
Stars: Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen
A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis.