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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 usually Tuesday nights at 7:30 p.m. CST

Manhattan Short Film Festival will screen on Thursday, September 23.

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.

Fall 2021

Nine Days (2020)

Rated R | 2h 4 min | Drama, Fantasy

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Written by: 
Edson Oda
Directed by: 
Edson Oda
Winston Duke, Zazie Beetz, Benedict Wong

Synopsis: Will (Winston Duke) spends his days in a remote outpost watching the live Point of View (POV) on TVs of people going about their lives, until one subject perishes, leaving a vacancy for a new life on earth. Soon, several candidates – unborn souls – arrive at Will’s to undergo tests determining their fitness, facing oblivion when they are deemed unsuitable. But Will soon faces his own existential challenge in the form of free-spirited Emma (Zazie Beetz), a candidate who is not like the others, forcing him to turn within and reckon with his own tumultuous past. Fueled by unexpected power, he discovers a bold new path forward in his own life. Making his feature-film debut after a series of highly acclaimed and award-winning short films and music videos, Japanese Brazilian director Edson Oda delivers a heartfelt and meditative vision of human souls in limbo, aching to be born against unimaginable odds, yet hindered by forces beyond their will.

Nine Days movie poster

Settlers (2021)

Not Rated | 1h 43 min | Sci Fi, Drama, Thriller

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Written by: 
Wyatt Rockefeller
Directed by: 
Wyat Rockefeller
Sofia Boutella, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Brooklynn Prince

Synopsis: Mankind’s earliest settlers on the Martian frontier do what they must to survive the cosmic elements and each other.

Settlers movie poster

Manhattan Short Film Festival (2021)

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Various short films and genres

Synopsis: Film lovers will unite in over 500 venues worldwide to view and judge the work of the next generation of filmmakers from around the world when the 24th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival takes place during September 23 to October 3, 2021.

Manhattan Short is the only film festival of its kind. The final selections screen simultaneously across the world during a one-week period, where attendees vote for Best Film and Best Actor awards at each participating venue. Every short film selected will automatically become qualified for the Oscars of 2022.

Manhattan Short Film Festival poster