A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music According to Mississippi Records: A Film & Talk Presentation

08:00 pm to 11:00 pm on Jan 25
FAR Center for Contemporary Arts, 202 S. Rogers St, Bloomington, Indiana 47404

Cicada Cinema and Landlocked Music are excited to present:

A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music According to Mississippi Records: A Film & Talk Presentation

A mix of film, audio, slides and lecture presented by Mississippi Records founder Eric Isaacson. This presentation attempts to tell the entire history of recorded music in 90 minutes — from the first star being born to the current age of bizarre technology.
Subjects covered will include the cosmic patterns that resemble music generated by stars being born and dying, the untold early history of recording technology, the rise of blues, rock and roll, and other revolutionary American music forms and their subsequent destruction by the powers that be, and some hopeful messages about the future.

Mississippi Records is a store and label based in Portland, Oregon. They’ve released over 240 records spanning nearly every genre of music, ran a store for 15 years, and traveled the world with presentations such as this one. All of this has been done with no online presence, no promotion or advertising of any kind anywhere and no general existence in the digital world!

Entertainment / Films / Live Music

29 Friday / March 29, 2019

Jackie Chan’s Police Story

07:30 pm to 10:30 pm
350 W. 11th Street, Bloomington, IN

Cicada Cinema is delighted to return to The Wood Shop on March 29th and bring the stunning new restoration of POLICE STORY to Bloomington! We hope you join us for the wildly inventive martial-arts comedy that made Jackie Chan an international icon! Oh, and did we mention that the Wood Shop will have its fine selection of delicious craft beers (sours and otherwise) on tap during the movie?
Come out for a delicious beverage and stick around for the high-flying action of this beautiful new 4K digital restoration courtesy of Janus Films!

Synopsis: Jackie Chan- director/actor/one-man stunt team- plays a Hong Kong police inspector who goes rogue to bring down a drug kingpin and protect the case’s star witness from retribution. Packed wall-to-wall with slapstick action and astounding acrobatic fight choreography — including an epic shopping-mall melee of flying fists and shattered glass — the film set the standard for rock-’em-sock-’em mayhem that would influence an entire generation of filmmakers from Hong Kong to Hollywood.

Comedy / Films

8 Monday / April 8, 2019

Monroe County NOW Film Screening and Discussion: Period. End of Sentence.

06:30 pm to 08:00 pm
Monroe County Public Library Auditorium

Join members and friends of Monroe County NOW for a special film screening and discussion on Monday, April 8!

We will watch Academy Award-winning documentary Period. End of Sentence. Afterward, we will have an engaging discussion with Sudha Rana who grew up in a neighboring village, Akrauli, in the town of Hapur in India.

To see a trailer of the film, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KocJP8dG1OA.

The film and discussion will take place in the MCPL Auditorium.

Education / Films / Speakers

22 Monday / April 22, 2019

Year of the Woman Fit Screening and Panel Discussion

07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
IU Cinema, 1213 E. Seventh St. 47405

Poet, activist, and journalist Sandra Hochman and an all-female crew documented and participated in the radical interventions of the Women’s Movement at the 1972 Democratic National Convention. These activists and filmmakers challenged media anchors, including Walter Cronkite, on the limited coverage of African-American Democratic Presidential candidate Shirley Chisholm. This rarely screened, recently restored film is a celebration of female filmmaking and feminist political action and includes appearances by Gloria Steinem, Liz Renay, Betty Friedan, Flo Kennedy, Coretta Scott King, Shirley MacLaine, and many others.

A post-screening discussion organized by Monroe County NOW will follow the film. Panelists include IU professor of political science Jean C. Robinson and Rudy Professor of sociology Pamela B. Walters.

This partnership is supported through IU Cinema’s Creative Collaborations program.

This program is sponsored by IU Libraries Moving Image Archive, Lilly Library, the National Organization of Women, and IU Cinema.


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