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


(Tuscaloosa)  The Bama Art House Winter Film Series will begin on January 15, 2013 and will feature ten 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. 

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. 

January 15: This Must Be the Place (2011)
Comedy-Drama / Rated R
Director: Paolo Sorrentino
Stars: Sean Penn, Frances McDormand and Judd Hirsch
Awards: Winner at the Cannes Film Festival, David di Donatello Awards, Flaiano International Prizes and Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

January 22: The Sessions (2012)
Drama / Rated R
Director: Ben Lewin
Stars: John Hawkes, Helen Hunt and William H. Macy
Awards: Nominations at the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards, Winner at the Sundance Film Festival

January 29: Brooklyn Castle (2012)
Documentary / Rated P
Director: Katie Dellamaggiore
Stars:Alexis, Rochelle Ballantyne and Pobo Efekoro
Awards: Nominated for the 2013 Image Awards, Winner at the 2012 Philadelphia Film Festival

February 5: Anna Karenina (2012)
Drama / Rated R
Director: Joe Wright
Stars: Keira Knightley, Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Awards: Nominations for Golden Globe, Broadcast Film Critics and Satellite Award

February 12: It’s A Disaster (2012)
Comedy / Rated R
Director: Todd Berger
Stars: Julia Stiles, America Ferrera and David Cross
Awards: Winner at BendFilm, Edmonton International and New Orleans Film Festivals

February 19: Rust and Bone (2012)
Drama-Romance / Rated R
Director: Jacques Audiard
Stars: Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts and Armand Verdure
Awards: Nominations for the Cannes, Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards

February 26: Amour (2012)
Drama-Romance / Rated PG-13
Director: Michael Haneke
Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert
Awards: Winner at Cannes and European Film Awards, Nomination for Golden Globe

March 5: Holy Motors (2012)
Drama-Fantasy-Sci-Fi / Rated R
Director: Leos Carax
Stars: Denis Lavant, Edith Scob and Eva Mendes
Awards: Winner at Cannes, Chicago International, Los Angeles Film Critics, and New York Film Critics Awards

March 12: The Paperboy (2012)
Thriller / Rated R
Director: Lee Daniels
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman and John Cusack
Awards: Nominations at Cannes, Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards

March 19: TBA

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 for further information.