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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
https://www.facebook.com/events/568506316953563/

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

20 Friday / September 20, 2019

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

07:30 pm to 11:00 pm on Sep 21
I Fell Gallery 415 W 4th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404
https://cicadacinema.bigcartel.com/product/tickets

We are very excited to be screening The Last Black Man in San Francisco directed by Joe Talbot and starring Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, and Danny Glover. A beautiful and powerful film that has yet to be screened in Bloomington at the I Fell building on September 20th and 21st.

Director/co-writer/composer Joe Talbot makes an astonishing feature film debut, transfiguring one man’s despair into a timely story that questions who has a rightful claim to a city’s identity. Jimmie dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind. As he struggles to reconnect with his family and reconstruct the community he longs for, his hopes blind him to the reality of his situation. A wistful odyssey populated by skaters, squatters, street preachers, playwrights and other locals on the margins, THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO is a poignant and sweeping story of hometowns and how they’re made — and kept alive — by the people who love them.
Starring Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Rob Morgan, Tichina Arnold, Mike Epps, Finn Wittrock and Danny Glover.

Entertainment / Films

20 Friday / September 20, 2019

Movies in the Parks Presents: Coco (PG)

08:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Bryan Park
https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/events/concerts

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with the City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources Department!

Bring a blanket and a picnic and join us for free movies every month! Bloomington Parks and Recreation and the Ryder Film Series present free movies on the big screen in city parks. Movies begin at dusk; see estimated start times. Be there before dusk and take part in fun pre-show activities, including movie trivia, games, and giveaways.

Rain dates are August 23 and October 5. For the up-to-minute information on weather-related cancellations, call the Community Events Hotline at 812-349-3754.

Please be aware that some of the movies have a rating of PG-13. We request your assistance in determining if a particular movie is appropriate for your family.

Entertainment / Films / Outdoors

27 Friday / September 27, 2019

Rough and Unequal – Lunch Roundtable

12:00 pm to 02:00 pm
Grunwald Gallery of Art
https://soaad.indiana.edu/creative-activity/grunwald-gallery/exhibitions/index.html

The Grunwald Gallery and Black Film Center/Archive are pleased to present Rough and Unequal, a film by Kevin Jerome Everson. The film will be exhibited in the Grunwald Gallery as the centerpiece for a symposium featuring the filmmaker in collaboration with IU Faculty, students and Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields Associate Curator of American Art Dr. Kelli Morgan.

Lunch roundtable discussion led by Kevin Everson with participation by Dr. Kellie Morgan, Terri Francis, Carmel Curtis and Joan Hawkins.

Exhibits / Films / Speakers

27 Friday / September 27, 2019

Rough and Unequal – Public Converstaion

05:00 pm to 06:00 pm
Indiana University, Fine Arts Building Rm. 015
https://soaad.indiana.edu/creative-activity/grunwald-gallery/exhibitions/index.html

The Grunwald Gallery and Black Film Center/Archive are pleased to present Rough and Unequal, a film by Kevin Jerome Everson. The film will be exhibited in the Grunwald Gallery as the centerpiece for a symposium featuring the filmmaker in collaboration with IU Faculty, students and Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields Associate Curator of American Art Dr. Kelli Morgan.

Join us for a conversation between the filmmaker Kevin Everson and director of the Black Film Center/ Archive, Terri Francis.

Exhibits / Films / Speakers

27 Friday / September 27, 2019

Rough and Unequal – Reception

06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Grunwald Gallery of Art
https://soaad.indiana.edu/creative-activity/grunwald-gallery/exhibitions/index.html

The Grunwald Gallery and Black Film Center/Archive are pleased to present Rough and Unequal, a film by Kevin Jerome Everson. The film will be exhibited in the Grunwald Gallery as the centerpiece for a symposium featuring the filmmaker in collaboration with IU Faculty, students and Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields Associate Curator of American Art Dr. Kelli Morgan.

This installation expands the Black Film Center/Archive’s exploration of the reverberations between the genre of nonconformist filmmaking known as “the avant-garde” and the parallel insurgent cinemas of the African Diaspora. The screening of Rough and Unequal in an art gallery setting is consistent with previous screenings, providing a contemplative space for the 11-minute silent film. The presentation of the film in this setting, where the public will be able to revisit the film over a period of time, will provide a viewing experience very different than one that can be provided in the cinema. Placing Everson’s film in an art gallery context draws attention to the visual aspects of the film and creates the connection to visual art.

Exhibits / Films

28 Saturday / September 28, 2019

Form and Place – Rough and Unequal Symposium

02:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Indiana University, Wells Library, IU Libraries Moving Images Archive
https://soaad.indiana.edu/creative-activity/grunwald-gallery/exhibitions/index.html

The Grunwald Gallery and Black Film Center/Archive are pleased to present Rough and Unequal, a film by Kevin Jerome Everson. The film will be exhibited in the Grunwald Gallery as the centerpiece for a symposium featuring the filmmaker in collaboration with IU Faculty, students and Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields Associate Curator of American Art Dr. Kelli Morgan.

Selected Kevin Everson films will be screened at the IU Libraries Moving Images Archive. A conversation with Ross Gay, IU professor of English and Creative Writing, will follow.

Films / Speakers

2 Wednesday / October 2, 2019

Black Panther


Buskirk-Chumley Theater
https://bctboxoffice.org/event/black-panther/

After the death of his father, T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.

Black Panther, based on the Marvel comic of the same name, is the third highest grossing film of the superhero genre and the highest grossing film by a black director (Ryan Coogler). Manohla Dargis of The New York Times called Black Panther “a jolt of a movie”, and praised it as an “emblem of a past that was denied and a future that feels very present” due to its focus on black imagination, creation, and liberation. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone described it as being unlike any other Marvel film, “an exhilarating triumph on every level from writing, directing, acting, production design, costumes, music, special effects to you name it.”

Release Date: 2018
Run Time: 2h 15m
MPAA Rating: PG-13

Films

4 Friday / October 4, 2019

Movies in the Parks Presents: Beetlejuice (PG)

07:40 pm to 09:15 pm
Bryan Park
https://bloomington.in.gov/parks/events/concerts

Bring a blanket and a picnic and join us for free movies every month! Bloomington Parks and Recreation and the Ryder Film Series present free movies on the big screen in city parks. Movies begin at dusk; see estimated start times. Be there before dusk and take part in fun pre-show activities, including movie trivia, games, and giveaways.

Rain dates are August 23 and October 5. For the up-to-minute information on weather-related cancellations, call the Community Events Hotline at 812-349-3754.

Please be aware that some of the movies have a rating of PG-13. We request your assistance in determining if a particular movie is appropriate for your family.

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