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July 2019

Face the Music Film Festival featuring Jimi Hendrix and Aretha Franklin

July 12 - August 4

In the mid-60s big changes were afoot in the US, culturally, politically, and musically. Four rock music/concert films that explore these changes are being released in theaters this summer; we are hosting a two-week “micro-festival, ” including a screening of all four films at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater on July 21st.   Jimi Hendrix, Aretha Franklin, The Byrds and Brian Wilson are just some of the performers you’ll see on the big screen.

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Apollo 11

July 12 - August 3

This vibrant restoration of never-before-seen footage results in one of the most astounding films about space ever made. It is as awe-inspiring today as it was 50 years ago.

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Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church

July 12 - August 3

Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church presents the legendary guitarist in full flight at the 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival before the largest US audience of his career, only two months before his death.

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Under the Stars Series: Incredibles 2

July 18

Incredibles 2   Thursday, July 18    Free!   in Waldron, Hill, and Buskirk Park    Dusk The second in this summer’s series of free outdoor screenings in Bloomington’s parks, co-presented by the City of Bloomington. Bring a blanket. Bring a snack. Bring the dog. Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of…

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Aretha Franklin: Amazing Grace

July 19 - August 4

In 1972, having topped the pop charts with a series of hits, Aretha Franklin returned to her family’s gospel roots. She held two concerts of the most deeply moving spirituals at a Baptist church in Watts, a Los Angeles neighborhood still recovering from the riots six years earlier.

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Echo in the Canyon

July 19 - August 4

It was a time (1965 to 1967) when folk musicians came to LA to emulate The Beatles and Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon put an indelible stamp on the history of American popular music.

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Babylon

July 20 - August 4

You’ve seen The Harder They Come, maybe you’ve seen Rockers, but you’ve never seen anything like Babylon. Franco Rosso’s incendiary film had its world premiere at Cannes in 1980 but went unreleased in the U.S. until this year for “being too controversial, and likely to incite racial tension.”

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August 2019

High Life

August 2 - August 17

High Life is unlike every outer space film you’ve ever seen. An astronaut and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a dangerous mission to deep space. The crew—death-row inmates led by a doctor (Juliette Binoche) with sinister motives—has vanished.

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September 2019

Mike Wallace Is Here

September 20 - October 6

Deemed the “enemy of the people” by our current president, journalism in America is on the chopping block. Lies, fake news, propaganda, and verbal subterfuge threaten to cripple our First Amendment. This fascinating exposé of 60 Minutes’ fearsome newsman Mike Wallace turns his hard-hitting, no-holds-barred journalistic style loose on Wallace himself, who is considered by many to be the inventor of the form.

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The NY Dog Film Festival

September 22

Stray dogs abroad, adventure dogs in sidecars, dogs winning prizes, dogs in prison, senior dogs, dogs who make you laugh, and dogs at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. The NY Dog Film Festival™ is coming to Bloomington on Sunday, Sept 22nd! The festival consists of two different 60-75 minute programs of documentary, animated, and narrative films. A portion of every ticket benefits the Monroe County Humane Association. The festival is curated by Tracie Hotchner, nationally acclaimed pet wellness advocate, author, and host…

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