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Bama Theatre's Bama Art House Film Series Begins Season Tuesday

Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Bama Theatre's Bama Art House Film Series Begins Season Tuesday

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The Bama Theatre once again will host its Bama Art House film series, starting Tuesday, with six films representing the best in recent independent film playing in Tuscaloosa for the first time.

Films starring veteran actors Robert Duvall and Woody Allen, young "Avengers" stars Scarlett Johansson and Tom Hiddleston and even the latest from wild card Nicolas Cage will hit the Bama screen, Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. through July 15. Tickets are $7 for general admission, $6 for students and seniors and $5 for Arts Council members. The box office opens at 6:30 p.m. and the doors and Bama Bar, featuring drink specials, open at 6:45 p.m.

For more information on the film series, visit bamaarthouse.php.

Here are the six films screening this summer at the Bama Theatre:


Robert Duvall stars in this action-comedy-drama about an elderly man who, after losing his ranch, takes the grandson (Jeremy Irvine) he has never met on a wild night in Mexico. The two get caught up with a lounge singer and Mexican gangsters looking for a lost satchel of cash. The cantankerous Duvall and his disapproving grandson have a evening neither of them will ever forget. See a review of "A Night in Old Mexicon" on PAGE WHATEVER.


Jim Jarmusch, the king of independent cinema cool, returns with the hipster vampire film "Only Lovers Left Alive." Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston star as Eve and Adam, two ancient vampires living a world apart (she in Tangiers, he in Detroit) as they navigate a fading, increasingly poisonous world. He is losing hope and despairing about the future; she takes a more optimistic view. The two eventually reunite and deal with her impulsive sister (Mia Wasikowska). The film also stars Anton Yelchin, Jeffrey Wright and John Hurt as Christopher Marlowe (yes, the very same).

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