In The Limelight For March 29, 2011: Local Arts News

A look at what's in the limelight this week in local arts news.


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The film "Hoosiers," an Indiana tradition, will be screened next week in honor of its 25th anniversary.

Here’s a look at what’s in the limelight for the week of March 28, 2011 in local arts news.

New Frontier Awards Announced

Since its founding six years ago as part of the Lilly Endowment’s “Excellence in Indiana” initiative, the New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities program has awarded project grants and travel fellowships to researchers in the humanities in Indiana. This year’s recipients, which were announced last week, include seventeen faculty members at four Indiana University campuses, whose projects range in scope from Polish women’s poetry to storytelling in late Medieval China, from creative nonfiction to folklore to Spanish to history to visual art.

Banff Mountain Film Festival To Travel To IU

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will hit Bloomington this weekend, April 2 and 3. A program of the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada, the annual event is the single largest mountain film festival in the world; this year, its tour will hit 350 communities in 32 countries. Its visit to the Buskirk-Chumley Theater is sponsored in part by IU Outdoor Adventures, which has chosen a program of films that showcase outdoor action, exploration and the extremes of nature.

Hoosiers Is Back

Also in film news, as part of the The Indiana University Cinema and the Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture Series, Hoosiers will be screened next week on April 7 in honor of its twenty-fifth anniversary. The film’s director David Anspaugh and writer-producer Angelo Pizzo will be in attendance, both at the screening and at the reception that will follow it at the IU Auditorium; Anspaugh will give a free talk earlier that day, and on Friday the 8 he and Pizzo will present a live podcast. Hoosiers, which won Anspaugh and Pizzo an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature, is widely considered the best sports movie ever made.

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RFK Comes To Life

At the Indiana History Center in downtown Indianapolis through April 14, the newest hologram technology brings forty-year-old history to life. The exhibition is called You Are There 1968: Robert F. Kennedy Speaks, and it brings to 3D life historic footage of the historic, impromptu speech that was given by RFK during a visit to Indianapolis just after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.—a speech that listeners reportedly compared to a religious experience.

Rachel Lyon

A native of Brooklyn, NY, Rachel Lyon came to Bloomington in 2009 to pursue her MFA in Creative Writing at IU. At WFIU, she is an announcer for All Things Considered and classical music, and she produces features for Artworks. Rachel's glad to be working in radio again after a long drought since her undergraduate years, when she was a DJ for WPRB, the independent station in Princeton, NJ.

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