20 Friday / July 20, 2018

Step Up

07:00 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Tyler Gage (Channing Tatum) has been in and out of trouble for most of his life. After finding himself before a judge again, he is sentenced to 200 hours of community service mopping floors at the Maryland School of the Arts. He catches the eye of Nora (Jenna Dewan), a gifted ballet student, who is trying to incorporate hip-hop moves into her classical routines. After some initial hesitation, Nora convinces Tyler to help her with her choreography and the sparks fly.

Doors for this general admission event will open at 6:30 and the event begins at 7pm. The 40vers Hip Hop Group will present a brief hip hop demo and dance lesson before the screening.

This is one of four films we are screening this summer with a focus on dance:
June 22 – Happy Feet
June 29 – Dirty Dancing
July 20 – Step Up
August 3 – Top Hat

Rated: PG-13
Run Time: 1 hour, 44 minutes
Release Date: August 11, 2006
Screening Format: BluRay

Dance / Entertainment / Films

3 Friday / August 3, 2018

Top Hat

07:00 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Showman Jerry Travers (Fred Astaire) is working for bumbling producer Horace Hardwick in London. Jerry demonstrates his new dance steps late one night in Horace’s hotel room, much to the annoyance of Dale Tremont (Ginger Rogers), who is sleeping below. When Dale goes upstairs to complain, the two are immediately attracted to each other but complications arise when Dale confuses married Horace with single Jerry the next day.

Top Hat was the most successful picture of Astaire and Rogers’ partnership (and Astaire’s second most successful picture after Easter Parade), achieving second place in worldwide box-office receipts for 1935. The film’s songs were written by Irving Berlin. “Top Hat, White Tie and Tails” and “Cheek to Cheek” have become American song classics.

The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, as well as Art Direction, Original Song, and Dance Direction. In 1990, Top Hat was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” The film ranked number 15 on the 2006 American Film Institute’s list of best musicals.

Doors for this general admission event will open at 6:30pm, and the event will begin at 7pm with a short foxtrot lesson by Arthur Murray instructors before the film.

This film is part of our DANCE MOVES & MOVIES summer series:
June 22 – Happy Feet
June 29 – Dirty Dancing
July 20 – Step Up
August 3 – Top Hat

Rated: not rated
Run Time: 1 hour, 41 minutes
Release Date: September 6, 1935
Screening Format: DVD

Dance / Films

26 Sunday / August 26, 2018

The Encounter Premiere

07:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Burskirk-Chumley Theater

Catch the Bloomington premiere of the locally-produced computer-animated short film, “The Encounter.” Written, directed, and animated by Thomas DeCarlo, the film follows a rookie government agent (voiced by Zachary Spicer of “The Good Catholic”) who attempts to hunt down his first UFO and earn the respect of the other agents. The film is 13 minutes long and is appropriate for all ages. The screening will be followed by Q&A with DeCarlo, Spicer, and composer Matthew Hinson. Watch the trailer at https://vimeo.com/261209125


11 Sunday / November 11, 2018

Arlo Guthrie

07:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408

Arlo Guthrie, eldest son of America’s most beloved singer/writer/philosopher Woody Guthrie, is an artist of international stature. His career exploded in 1967 with the release of Alice’s Restaurant, whose title song helped to foster an entire generation’s commitment to social consciousness and activism. In 1992, Guthrie was able to purchase the old Trinity Church that helped to inspire the song. Now called The Guthrie Center, it houses a non-profit educational organization.

Mingling classically styled folk songs with clever storytelling is Guthrie’s trademark. In addition to broad accomplishments as a musician – playing the piano, six- and 12-string guitars, harmonica, and a dozen other instruments – Guthrie is a natural-born storyteller, a skill he loves to share with his fans.

In this performance, Guthrie will be supported by a small band and the performance will include clips and stories from the film Alice’s Restaurant, in addition to songs from the soundtrack.

Entertainment / Films / Live Music

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