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October 2018

URBANSCREEN-German Influencers

October 6, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Athenaeum, 401 East Michigan Street IN 46204 United States + Google Map
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In celebration of the Year of German-American Friendship, Bremen-based German artist collective URBANSCREEN will illuminate three iconic buildings in the United States with their light-art, thereby highlighting different aspects of German-American relations. To celebrate Indianapolis's strong German-American roots, URBANSCREEN will illuminate The Athenaeum Foundation, Inc. with images of influential German-American personalities-including Marlene Dietrich, Albert Einstein and Kurt Vonnegut. Uribanscreen's innovative approach integrates architecture with digital artwork, producing an experience that uniquely evokes the stories and accomplishments of remarkable German-American lives.…

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March 2019

WQRT Rhinestone Country Film Series-True Stories

March 20, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Duke’s Indy, 2352 S West St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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Music icon David Byrne was inspired by tabloid headlines to make his sole foray into feature-film directing, an ode to the extraordinariness of ordinary American life and a distillation of what was in his own idiosyncratic mind. The Talking Heads front man plays a visitor to Virgil, Texas, who introduces us to the citizens of the town during preparations for its Celebration of Specialness. As shot by cinematographer Ed Lachman, Texas becomes a hyperrealistic late-capitalist landscape of endless vistas, shopping…

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April 2019

WQRT Rhinestone Country Film Series- Nine to Five

April 10, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Duke’s Indy, 2352 S West St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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Frank Hart is a pig. He takes advantage of the women who work with him in the grossest manner. When his three assistants managed to trap him in his own house, they assume control of his department and productivity leaps, but just how long can they keep Hart tied up? Presented by Upland Brewing Co.

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May 2019

Kader Attia- The Body’s Legacies (Part 1: The Objects)

May 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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Attia’s recent film The Body’s Legacies (Part 1: The Objects) is an extensive account of testimonies by academics, scholars, collectors, and museum directors from Canada, the US, Ivory Coast, and many other locations, relating the histories behind bodies and artifacts from the world over. This screening is part of the Bauhaus Imaginista: Collected Research exhibition. Project partners: Goethe-Institut, Bauhaus Kooperation, Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Funded by: Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, Auswärtiges Amt, Kulturstiftung des Bundes. On the occasion…

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WQRT Rhinestone Country Presents-Smokey & The Bandit

May 22, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Duke’s Indy, 2352 S West St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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Burt Reynolds, Sally Field and Jackie Gleason are in high gear and hot water after a cross-country road challenge results in one of the wildest series of car chases and crashes ever filmed! The Bandit (Burt Reynolds), a maverick racecar driver, makes an 80,000-dollar bet that he can transport a shipment of Coors beer from Texarkana, TX, to Atlanta within 28 hours. It's important to note that in 1977, it was illegal to sell the Coors brand east of the…

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Wendelien van Oldenborgh- Two Stones

May 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Listen Hear, 2620 Shelby St,
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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Two Stones explores the trajectories and ideals of the Bauhaus-trained, German architect Lotte Stam-Beese and the Caribbean activist and writer Hermina Huiswoud through dialogues and appearances by contemporary protagonists. Both Stam-Beese and Huiswoud spent time working in the Soviet Union in the early 1930s and both ended up being active in the Netherlands after WWII. Two Stones was filmed in the 1930s constructivist district of KhTZ in Kharkiv, Ukraine, the first large housing project on which Lotte Stam-Beese worked, and in Stam-Beese’s celebrated 1950s Pendrecht, designed during…

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June 2019

Otolith Group- O Horizon

June 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tube Factory artspace, 1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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The title refers to the surface layer of soil, changed in the area around Santiniketan as the result of Tagore’s introduction of new flora in development of the campus. In studying this trajectory, the film extends The Otolith Group’s ongoing consideration of the Anthropocene, a premise that denotes that the current geological age is one wherein human activity spurs the primary changes on climate and the environment. With O Horizon, The Otolith Group also proposes that Tagore’s project maps onto…

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99.1 WQRT Rhinestone Country Film Series-Urban Cowboy

June 26, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Duke’s Indy, 2352 S West St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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"You a real cowboy?" John Travolta traded disco for a mechanical bull in this adaptation by James Bridges and Aaron Latham of Latham's article on Western nightlife. Texas country boy Bud (Travolta) moves to Houston to work on an oil rig with his Uncle Bob (Barry Corbin), and he swiftly becomes indoctrinated in the nighttime rituals of drinking, dancing, and showing off cowboy duds at Gilley's, the enormous local honkytonk. There he meets and marries the sassy Sissy (Debra Winger),…

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May 2021

Artists & Community Speaker Series with Daniel Gray-Kontar, Raymond Bobgan, and Uzuri Asad

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Join us for the second installment of this four part series developed with artists and neighbors who are doing work related to or influencing our thinking with the Artist and Public Life affordable artist housing residency in our neighborhood on the near Southside of Indianapolis. This episode will include Executive Artistic Director of Twelve Literary Arts Daniel Gray-Kontar, Executive Artistic Director of the Cleveland Public Theater Raymond Bobgan, and APLR artist Uzuri Asad. E-mail email hidden; JavaScript is required for the Zoom link. Made…

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October 2021

Lockerbie Movie Night-Alice (live soundtrack by Landon Caldwell and Mark Tester)

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Needler’s Market, 320 N New Jersey
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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Step through the looking glass with us at Lockerbie Movie Night! Box Burger food truck and Sun King Brewery will help fill your bellys. Sound artists Landon Caldwell and Mark Tester will stimulate your ears with a live soundtrack to Czech director and stop-motion animator Jan Svankmajer's "Alice." Loosely based on the classic Alice in Wonderland story, the colors and proportions are dreamlike and lucid — even more so than one might imagine, and the pace at which it moves…

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