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The mission of Bama Art House is to bring current, contemporary independent film to Tuscaloosa, transforming the Bama Theatre into a cinematic Art House, one night a week. Screenings are Tuesday nights at 7:30 p.m. CST

Instead of season passes for each series we are now offering a punch card- pay $60 for any 10 films. Get your punch card in the box office prior to any Bama Art House film.

($8 general/$7 students and seniors/$6 Arts Council members).

Screenings begin: 7:30 p.m. CST

Box office opens: 6:30 p.m. CST

Doors and Bama Bar open: 6:45 p.m. CST

Season passes have switched to punch cards- get yours for $60 and pick 10 films in any series you want to attend! For sale in the box office before each film. 

Bama Art House is presented by The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa.

Summer 2022

Firebird (2021)

Rated R | 1h 47 min | Drama, Romance

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Written by: Peeter Rebane (screenplay, Tom Prior (screenplay), and Sergey Fetisov (story)
Directed by: 
Peeter Rebane
Stars: 
Tom Prior, Oleg Zagorodnii, Diana Pozharskaya

Synopsis: Based on a true story during the Cold War, Firebird is a passionate love story set against the backdrop of a Soviet Air Force base during late 1970’s Communist rule. Sergey (Tom Prior), a soulful, young soldier who dreams of becoming an actor in Moscow, is counting the days until his military service ends. His life turned upside down when he locks eyes with Roman (Oleg Zagorodnii), an enigmatic ace fighter pilot newly assigned to his base. Driven by their undeniable attraction, Sergey and Roman navigate the precarious line between love and friendship at a time when Soviet men in uniform caught having an affair was met with the severest punishment. As their friendship grows into love, the men risk their freedom and their lives to be together in the face of an all-seeing Soviet regime.

Lost Illusions (2021)

Not Rated | 2h 29 min | Drama, History, Romance

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Written by: 
Jacques Fieschi (adaptation), Xavier Giannoli (adaptation), Yves Stavrides (collaboration)
Directed by: 
Xavier Giannoli
Stars: Benjamin Voisin, Cécile de France, Vincent Lacoste

Synopsis: In 1821, Lucien de Rubempré (César winner Benjamin Voisin) arrives in Paris as a sensitive, and idealistic young poet determined to write a reputation-making novel. Instead, he finds himself swept into journalism, whose influence and reach is booming with the help of the printing press, widely available of late. Under the mentorship of cynical editor Étienne Lousteau (César winner Vincent Lacoste), Lucien agrees to write rave theater reviews for bribes, achieving material success at the expense of his conscience. With this sweeping adaptation of one of Balzac’s greatest novels, Xavier Giannoli crafts a contemporary tale of corruption amidst an early form of “fake news”.