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


(Tuscaloosa)  The popular Bama Art House Series begins another run at the Bama Theatre on August 16 and will end on October 11, 2011.  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.  The lineup will consist of nine movies, each screening Tuesday nights only at 7:30 p.m. 

Discounted complete series subscription tickets will be available at ($40 adults/$35 students and seniors) and individual tickets will be available at the Bama box office prior to screenings ($7 general/$6 students and seniors/$5 Arts Council members). 

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 or follow the group on Facebook at “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” and Twitter.  Call 205-758-5195 for further information.  
Bama Art House Series:
Each film is one night only including the Manhattan Short Film Festival.

August 16:  TREE OF LIFE
Rated PG-13 /Drama /139 minutes
Director:  Terrence Malick   
Writer:  Terrence Malick
Stars:  Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain
The story centers around a family with three boys in the 1950’s. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence.

Rated G / Documentary / 90 minutes
Director: Werner Herzog
Writers: Werner Herzog and Judith Thurman
Stars: Werner Herzog, Dominique Baffier and Jean Clottes
Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France, capturing the oldest known pictorial creations of humankind in their astonishing natural setting.

August 30:  THE TRIP
Not rated but with mature themes / Comedy / 107 minutes
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Stars: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon and Claire Keelan
Steve Coogan has been asked by The Observer to tour the country’s finest restaurants, but after his girlfriend backs out on him he must take his best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob Brydon.

September 6:  THE NAMES OF LOVE
Rated R / Comedy / 100 minutes
Director: Michel Leclerc
Writers: Michel Leclerc
Stars: Sara Forestier, Jacques Gamblin and Zinedine Soualem
A young, extroverted left-wing activist who sleeps with her political opponents to convert them to her cause is successful until she meets her match.

September 13:  BEGINNERS
Rated R / Drama-Comedy / 105 minutes
Director: Mike Mills  
Writer: Mike Mills
Stars:  Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer and Mélanie Laurent
A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.

September 20: TERRI
Rated R / Comedy / 105 minutes
Director: Azazel Jacobs
Writers: Patrick Dewitt, Azazel Jacobs
Stars: John C. Reilly, Jacob Wysocki and Bridger Zadina
Centers on a large 15-year-old boy in a small town as he struggles to adjust to his difficult life.

This extraordinary global event will take place throughout the week of September 25th through October 2nd when over 100,000 people in cities across six continents gather in cinemas, galleries, museums and cafes for one purpose:  to view and vote on the MSFF finalists’ films, a total of ten, in the festival.   Audience members in each venue will be handed a voting card upon entering each cinema that will allow them to cast their ballot for best film. Votes are sent to MSFF headquarters where the winner will be announced on Sunday, October 2, 2011.  Partnering cinemas are located in over 200 cities in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, South America and North America, including all 50 States of the U.S.  MSFF is not an online or a touring/traveling film festival.  Films are distributed to individual partnering cinemas throughout the world.  It is the world’s first global film festival, taking place during one week.  The mission of the MSFF is to unite audiences across all seven continents of the globe for one week via the most compelling short films submitted each year.  “One World One Week One Festival” is emblazoned within the rings that surround the festival logo, and it is this mantra that sets the festival apart from any other film event of the year.   

October 4:  TABLOID
Rated R /Documentary / 87 minutes
Director: Errol Morris
Stars: Kent Gavin
A documentary on a former Miss Wyoming who is charged with abducting and imprisoning a young Mormon missionary.

October 11:  SUBMARINE
Rated R / Comedy-Drama / 97 minutes
Director: Richard Ayoade  
Writers: Richard Ayoade and John Dunthorne
Stars:  Craig Roberts, Sally Hawkins, Paddy Considine
15-year-old Oliver Tate has two objectives: To lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to extinguish the flame between his mother and an ex-lover who has resurfaced in her life.