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Bloomington Launches Annual PRIDE Film Fest
In local news, PRIDE, the annual LGBTQ film festival, launches Thursday at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in Bloomington, to feature a variety of live performances, lectures, public participation events and films that express a wide range of viewpoints, situations and issues involving the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities. An official statement reads that “the goal of the festival is to educate and strengthen the local community and celebrate artistic talent and achievement.” More information can be found at pridefilmfestival.org.
- Find out more about Bloomington’s PRIDE Film Festival.
- Discover what else is going on at the Buskirk-Chumley.
Formal Dedication For IU’s Newly Renovated Cinema
The formal dedication for the newly renovated Indiana University Cinema on Thursday will be attended by prominent movie director Peter Bogdanovich, whose film collection and professional papers are housed at IU’s Lilly Library. The 260-seat cinema opened in 1930, but closed in 2009 for the renovations, which will make IU one of just ten college campuses in the US that can boast a THX-certified movie theater.
- Visit the website for the IU Cinema.
- Read the article about Bogdanovich’s visit in the Indiana Daily Student.
Black History Month At The Artsgarden
In honor of Black History Month, the Indianapolis Arts Council has announced that it will sponsor more than twenty free arts programs from this week through the month of February. The first performance, which takes place downtown at the Artsgarden on Thursday, January 27, features the Billy Wooten Jazz Trio and Kenyettà Dance Company.