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For Immediate Release

Arts and Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa County, Inc.

Contact:  David Allgood

205-758-5195, x5



*BAMA ART HOUSE SCREENINGS BEGIN JANUARY 11, 2011*



(Tuscaloosa)  The popular Bama Art House Series begins another run at the
Bama Theatre on January 11, 2011.  A program of the Arts and Humanities
Council of Tuscaloosa County, the series represents the Council’s goals to
bring new and unique film to the West Alabama area.  The series will consist
of eight movies, each screening one night only at 8:00 p.m.



All screenings are on Tuesday nights with the exception of one film, *The
Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest*, which will run on Thursday, January 13.
Discounted complete series subscription tickets will be available at
www.brownpapertickets.com ($40 adults/$30 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.  Visit the BAH blog at
www.bamaarthouse.com or join the Facebook group - Bama Art House Film Series
for more information.



*Bama Art House Series:*

(Each film is one night only)



*The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009)* - January 11
Rated R / Crime-Mystery-Thriller / 129 minutes
*Director: *Daniel Alfredson*    Writers: *Jonas Frykberg (screenplay),
Stieg Larsson (novel)**

*Stars: *Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist and Lena Endre**

As computer hacker Lisbeth and journalist Mikael investigate a
sex-trafficking ring, Lisbeth is accused of three murders, causing her to go
on the run while Mikael works to clear her name.



*The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (2009)* – January 13

Rated R / Crime-Drama-Thriller / 147 minutes

*Director: *Daniel Alfredson*     Writers: *Stieg Larsson (novel), Ulf
Ryberg (screenplay)**

*Stars: *Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace and Lena Endre **

Computer hacker Lisbeth is recovering in a hospital and awaiting trial for
three murders when she is released. Journalist Mikael must prove her
innocence, but Lisbeth must be willing to share the details of her sordid
experiences with the court.

* *

*Monsters (2010)* – January 18

Rated R / Drama-Sci-Fi-Thriller / 94 minutes

*Director and Writer:* Gareth Edwards

*Stars:* Scoot McNairy and Whitney Able

After NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system,
a probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over
Central America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear and grow. In an
effort to stem the destruction that resulted, half of Mexico was quarantined
as an “infected zone.” The story begins when a jaded U.S. journalist
begrudgingly agrees to find his boss' daughter, a shaken American tourist,
and escort her through the infected zone to the safety of the U.S. border.

*Soul Kitchen (2009)* – January 25
Not Rated / Comedy / 99 minutes

Special Jury Prize and Young Cinema Award at the 2009 Venice Film Festival

*Director: *Fatih Akin*   Writers: *Fatih Akin (screenplay), Adam Bousdoukos
(screenplay)**

*Stars: *Adam Bousdoukos, Moritz Bleibtreu and Birol Ünel

In Hamburg, German-Greek chef Zinos unknowingly disturbs the peace in his
locals-only restaurant by hiring a more talented chef. The mayhem that
occurs is a hilariously entertaining story of self-realization, set to an
irresistibly soulful soundtrack.


*Marwencol (2010)* - February 1
Not Rated / Documentary / 83 minutes**

Prize winner at the Boston Independent, Seattle International and Woodstock
Film Festivals

*Director: *Jeff Malmberg**

*Stars: *Mark Hogancamp **

After a vicious attack left him brain-damaged and broke, Mark Hogancamp
seeks recovery in "Marwencol,” a 1/6th scale World War II-era town he
created on a one sixth scale in his backyard.  He populated it with military
figurines and Barbie dolls representing World War II personages like Patton,
as well as stand-ins for himself, his friends and his family. Finally, he
dusted off an old camera and used it to capture staged events ranging from
pitched battles between occupying German and American forces to catfights in
the town bar.

*
Tiny Furniture (2010)* - February 8

Not Rated / Comedy / 98 minutes
Winner at the SXSW Film Festival

*Director: *Lena Dunham*   Writer: *Lena Dunham**

*Stars: *Lena Dunham, Laurie Simmons and Grace Dunham
22-year-old Aura (Dunham) returns home to her artist mother's TriBeCa loft
with the following: a useless film theory degree, 357 hits on her Youtube
page, a boyfriend who's left her to find himself at Burning Man, a dying
hamster and her tail between her legs. Luckily, her trainwreck childhood
best friend never left home, the restaurant down the block is hiring and
ill-advised romantic possibilities lurk around every corner. Surrounded on
all sides by what she could become, Aura just wants someone to tell her who
she is.**



*Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2009)* - February 15

Not Rated / Drama-Musical / 82 minutes*
*Emerging Filmmaker Award - Honorable Mention at the Denver International
Film Festival**

*Director: *Damien Chazelle*   Writer: *Damien Chazelle**

*Stars: *Jason Palmer, Desiree Garcia and Sandha Khin
This film tells the story of two separated lovers, a young jazz trumpeter
and an introverted woman, who slowly wind their way back into each other's
lives through a series of romances and near-romances punctuated by
song.  Recasting
the MGM musical tradition in a gritty, near-documentary style, the film
features all original songs recorded by the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra
and choreography by Kelly Kaleta.**



*Four Lions (2010)* - February 22

Rated R / Comedy-Drama / 97 minutes*
**Director: *Christopher Morris*   Writers: *Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain**

*Stars: *Will Adamsdale, Riz Ahmed and Adeel Akhtar
*Four Lions* tells the story of a group of British jihadists who push their
abstract dreams of glory to the breaking point.  As the wheels fly off, and
their competing ideologies clash, what emerges is an emotionally engaging
(and entirely plausible) farce.  In a storm of razor-sharp verbal jousting
and large-scale set pieces, the film is a comic tour de force; it shows
that-while terrorism is about ideology-it can also be about idiots.



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Dr. Kevin Ledgewood
Arts and Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa County, Inc./Bama Theatre
P.O. Box 1117
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35403

phone: 205-758-5195, x6
fax: 205-345-2787
website: www.tuscarts.org
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