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Bama Art House

The mission of Bama Art House is to bring current, contemporary independent film to Tuscaloosa, transforming the Bama Theatre into a cinematic Art House, one night a week. Screenings are Tuesday nights at 7:30 p.m.

Instead of season passes for each series we are now offering a punch card- pay $60 for any 10 films. Get your punch card in the box office at any Bama Art House film.

Bama Art House Returns in January! Check back for Winter Film Series trailers in December.

Fall Film Series 2017

The SalesmanAugust 22: The Little Hours

(2017) Rated R-Comedy/Romance
Director: Jeff Baena
Writer: Jeff Baena 

Stars: Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci

Synopsis: A young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns in the Middle Ages. Introduced as a deaf blind man, he must fight to hold his cover as the nuns try to resist temptation.






A Quiet PassionAugust 29: My Journey Through French Cinema

(2016) Documentary
Director: Bertrand Tavernier
Writer: Bertrand Tavernier 

Stars: Bertrand Tavernier, Thierry Frémaux, Jacques Becker

Synopsis: Bertrand Tavernier's personal journey through French cinema, from films he enjoyed as a boy to his own early career, told through portraits of key creative figures.




Citizen JaneSeptember 5: 2:22

(2017) Rated PG-13    Action/Thriller
Director: Paul Currie
Writers: Todd Stein (screenplay and story), Nathan Parker (screenplay)

Stars: Teresa Palmer, Michiel Huisman, Sam Reid 

Synopsis: A man's life is derailed when an ominous pattern of events repeats itself in exactly the same manner every day, ending at precisely 2:22 p.m.






Like CrazySeptember 12: Landline

(2017) Rated R    Comedy
Director: Paul Currie
Director: Gillian Robespierre
Writers: Tom Bean (story), Elisabeth Holm (story and screenplay), Gillian Robespierre (story and screenplay)

Stars: Jenny Slate, Jay Duplass, Abby Quinn

Synopsis: In 1995, a teenager living with her sister and parents in Manhattan discovers that her father is having an affair.





The LoversSeptember 19:          The Ornithologist

(2016) Rated R    Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Director: João Pedro Rodrigues
Writer: João Pedro Rodrigues
Stars: Paul Hamy, Xelo Cagiao, João Pedro Rodrigues 

Synopsis: Fernando, a solitary ornithologist, is looking for black storks when he is swept away by the rapids. Rescued by a couple of Chinese pilgrims, he plunges into an eerie and dark forest, trying to get back on his track.





The HeroSeptember 26: Manhattan Short Film Festival

This one night festival will be presented in cities across six continents for patrons to view and vote on ten films by the finalists in this annual competition. Audience members in each venue will be handed a voting card upon entering each cinema that will allow them to cast their ballot for best film. Votes will be sent to MSFF headquarters where the winner will be announced in October, 2017. All genres will be represented.

The ten MANHATTAN SHORT finalists hail from nine countries with films from Syria, Latvia, and Georgia representing their respective countries for the first time in this event. Two short films hail from Spain, the only country with multiple Final 10 selections. These Final 10 short films represent the best short films among a record 1615 submissions from 75 countries received by MANHATTAN SHORT for 2017, testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of short films. This year's Final 10 represent an extraordinary range of film genres with comedy, drama, horror, sci-fi, animation, and martial arts short films.

 The Final 10 are:

Do No Harm (New Zealand), Behind (Spain), Fickle Bickle (USA), Hope Dies Last (United Kingdom) The Perfect Day (Spain), Just Go! (Latvia), Mare Nostrum (Syria), Viola, Franca (Italy), In a Nutshell (Netherlands) 8 Minutes (Georgia).




($8 general/$7 students and seniors/$6 Arts Council members).

Films: 7:30 p.m.

Box office opens: 6:30 p.m. 

Doors and Bama Bar open: 6:45 p.m.

Get there early for drink specials!

Season passes have switched to punch cards- get yours for $60 and pick 10 films in any series you want to attend! For sale in the box office before each film.