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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

31 Friday / January 31, 2020

‘Labyrinth’ screening

07:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
https://bctboxoffice.org/event/the-labyrinth/

Labyrinth is a 1986 musical fantasy film directed by Jim Henson, with George Lucas as executive producer. It revolves around 15-year-old Sarah’s (Jennifer Connelly) quest to reach the center of an enormous otherworldly maze to rescue her infant brother Toby, whom Sarah has wished away to Jareth, the Goblin King (David Bowie). Most of the film’s significant characters, apart from Bowie and Connelly, are played by puppets produced by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.

Released: 1986
Run Time: 101 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG
Format: DCP

Doors open at 7pm for this general admission event.

This film is part of the Fairy Tales and Fantasy Film Series at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater:
Jan 25 – The NeverEnding Story
Jan 31 – Labyrinth
Feb 7 – The Princess Bride
Feb 9 – The Dark Crystal
Feb 22 – The Wiz

Children / Entertainment / Films

7 Friday / February 7, 2020

‘The Princess Bride’ screening

07:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
https://bctboxoffice.org/event/the-princess-bride/

“As you wish…”

Immerse yourself in a fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. After a long separation, they must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be reunited. Based on the William Goldman novel The Princess Bride, which earned its own loyal audience, this film stars Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Peter Falk and so many more. Directed by Rob Reiner.

Released: 1987
Run Time: 1hr 38 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG
Format: DCP

This film is part of the Fairy Tales and Fantasy Film Series at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater:
Jan 25 – The NeverEnding Story
Jan 31 – Labyrinth
Feb 7 – The Princess Bride
Feb 9 – The Dark Crystal
Feb 22 – The Wiz

Children / Entertainment / Films

14 Friday / February 14, 2020

Casablanca

07:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
https://bctboxoffice.org/event/casablanca/

“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.”

Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) owns the hottest nightclub in Casablanca during the early days of World War II. Rick, who professes to be neutral in all political matters, must choose between his love for an old flame (Ingrid Bergman) and helping her and her husband, a Czech Resistance leader, escape from the Vichy-controlled city.

Originally thought to be one of the hundreds of ordinary movies produced in 1942, this film exceeded expectations in a dramatic fashion. Casablanca went on to win the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay. Its lead characters, quotable lines, and signature song all become iconic, and the film consistently ranks near the top of lists of the greatest films in history.

Release Date: 1942
Run time: 1 hour, 42 minutes
MPAA rating: PG
Screening format: DCP

Doors open at 7pm for this general admission event. Return to the BCT on Saturday, February 15th for a screening of another romantic film, Love & Basketball.

Entertainment / Films

15 Saturday / February 15, 2020

LOVE & BASKETBALL

07:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
http://bctboxoffice.org/event/love-basketball/

Quincy (Omar Epps) and Monica (Sanaa Lathan) are childhood friends who aspire to be professional basketball players. Quincy, whose father plays for the Los Angeles Clippers, is a natural talent and a born leader. Monica is ferociously competitive but sometimes displays a temper on the court. As they follow their separate paths to stardom, basketball brings them together, then sends them in different directions, and eventually reunites them, in a love story that spans years.

Sanaa Lathan won the BET Best Actress Award for this film, which also received six Black Reel awards including Best Film. Love & Basketball also received an Independent Spirit Award, a Humanitas Prize, a Key Art award, and NAACP Image awards.

Released: 2000
Run Time: 2 hours
MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment / Films

22 Saturday / February 22, 2020

‘The Wiz’ screening

07:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
https://bctboxoffice.org/event/the-wiz/

The Wiz is a 1978 American musical adventure fantasy film that reimagines L. Frank Baum’s classic 1900 children’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Featuring an all-black cast, the film was loosely adapted from the 1974 Broadway musical of the same name. It follows the adventures of Dorothy, a shy, twenty-four-year-old Harlem schoolteacher who finds herself magically transported to the urban fantasy Land of Oz, which resembles a dream version of New York City. Befriended by a Scarecrow, a Tin Man and a Cowardly Lion, she travels through the city to seek an audience with the mysterious Wiz, who they say is the only one powerful enough to send her home.

Produced by Rob Cohen and directed by Sidney Lumet, the film stars Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross, Lena Horne and Richard Pryor, among others. Its story was reworked from William F. Brown’s Broadway libretto by Joel Schumacher, and Quincy Jones supervised the adaptation of Charlie Smalls and Luther Vandross’ songs for it.

Despite being a commercial and critical failure upon release, the film was nominated for four Oscar awards. Michael Jackson won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor for his role. The film is considered a cult classic today.

Released: 1978
Run Time: 2 hours, 14 minutes
MPAA Rating: G

Doors open at 7pm for this general admission event.

This film is part of the Fairy Tales and Fantasy Film Series at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater:
Jan 25 – The NeverEnding Story
Jan 31 – Labyrinth
Feb 7 – The Princess Bride
Feb 9 – The Dark Crystal
Feb 22 – The Wiz

Children / Entertainment / Films

22 Saturday / February 22, 2020

The Wiz

07:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
https://bctboxoffice.org/event/the-wiz/

The Wiz is a 1978 American musical adventure fantasy film that reimagines L. Frank Baum’s classic 1900 children’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Featuring an all-black cast, the film was loosely adapted from the 1974 Broadway musical of the same name. It follows the adventures of Dorothy, a shy, twenty-four-year-old Harlem schoolteacher who finds herself magically transported to the urban fantasy Land of Oz, which resembles a dream version of New York City. Befriended by a Scarecrow, a Tin Man and a Cowardly Lion, she travels through the city to seek an audience with the mysterious Wiz, who they say is the only one powerful enough to send her home.

Produced by Rob Cohen and directed by Sidney Lumet, the film stars Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross, Lena Horne and Richard Pryor, among others. Its story was reworked from William F. Brown’s Broadway libretto by Joel Schumacher, and Quincy Jones supervised the adaptation of Charlie Smalls and Luther Vandross’ songs for it.

Despite being a commercial and critical failure upon release, the film was nominated for four Oscar awards. Michael Jackson won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor for his role. The film is considered a cult classic today.

Released: 1978
Run Time: 2 hours, 14 minutes
MPAA Rating: G

Doors open at 7pm for this general admission event.

This film is part of the Fairy Tales and Fantasy Film Series:
Jan 25 – The NeverEnding Story
Jan 31 – Labyrinth
Feb 7 – The Princess Bride
Feb 9 – The Dark Crystal
Feb 22 – The Wiz

Entertainment / Films

7 Saturday / March 7, 2020

Hidden Cloud Workshop with Filmmaker Xavier Sotomayor

12:00 pm to 06:00 pm
Bloomington Academy of Film and Theatre
https://www.thebaft.org/product-page/hidden-cloud-5-stages-of-creating-with-xavier-sotomayor

The Bloomington Academy of Film and Theatre presents “Hidden Cloud: the 5 stages of creating” with Filmmaker Xavier Sotomayor on Saturday March 7.

My name is Xavier, and I’m a Filmmaker that lives in Los Angeles, California. I grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, and attended Templeton Elementary, Jackson Creek Middle School, Bloomington South High School, and Indiana University. I moved to Los Angeles in 2011 with a dream of making a living as a Filmmaker. At the moment it felt far-fetched, but now that I’m here, I get to see that everything has a process and a language that must be respected. By simply shifting your perspective and learning the right process, anything is possible. I’ve gotten to work alongside some iconic artists and brands, such as Adidas, Cardi B, Garth Brooks, Duke Dumont, Pleasures, A$ap Rocky, YG, G-Eazy, IDK, Brooklyn Circus, Drake, Nike, the Chain Smokers, and many more. Now it’s important for me to pay it forward and challenge you! This course will inspire you to look deeper at the possibilities around you.

Learn more and register at thebaft.org

Education / Films / Speakers

8 Sunday / March 8, 2020

The Room Screening

07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
https://cardinalstage.org/event/theroom/

“Oh Hai, Bloomington!”

The BEST bad film of all time returns to the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in March 2020. Since its release in 2004, The Room has become a once-in-a-generation sensation, referred to as “the Citizen Kane of bad movies,” and even inspiring a hit Hollywood film, The Disaster Artist, starring James Franco as enigmatic auteur Tommy Wiseau. This is your chance to catch it on the big screen the way it was intended to be seen… with a big group of friends during a night out.

Featuring a bonkers plot, endlessly quotable lines, highly questionable acting, and some of the most “intense” football action in movie history, The Room is a masterpiece of cinema that demands to be seen with a large group. It’s going to be a party, so invite all of your friends (“Good thinking!”). Or are you a little chicken? Cheep-chip-chip-Cheep-Cheep!

The Room has been running for over a decade in Los Angeles and has now taken the rest of the country by storm. You’ll want to be there for the devastation it will leave in its wake!

The Room is rated R for language and some of the dumbest sex scenes in movie history.

Prop bags include spoons, rose petals, and other ridiculous items that are used for priceless moments of audience interaction.

All proceeds from the ticket sales go to support Cardinal Stage.

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