Dozens of Bloomington roller derby fans made the trek to Fort Wayne earlier this month to watch the Bleeding Heartland Roller Girls compete in roller derby’s international playoffs. Roller derby fan Annie Corrigan files a trackside report about team work, passion, and a sport on the rise.
And what could classroom film strips and lost-lost adult movies have in common? They’re among the many bits of ephemeral celluloid being screened at the 2013 Orphans Midwest Film Symposium. We’ll preview the festival, taking place at the IU Cinema the last weekend of September.
Also on the program we explore contemporary painting in Berlin, with the curator of a current exhibition at the Grunwald Gallery, Geist und Form: Ten Painters From Berlin. Several of the painters represented in the show will be speaking on the Bloomington campus this week.
And we chat with comedian Jimmy Pardo, whose day job is warming up the studio audience for the Conan O’Brien show. Pardo brings his act to Shelbville’s Strand Theatre on September 21.
Finally, we glimpse into Mary Ellen Stepanich‘s memoir about how she finally found her voice through group singing.
Stories On This Episode
By Annie Corrigan - Sep 19, 2013
Bloomington's Bleeding Heartland Roller Girls competed in playoffs this year for the first time in the group's 7-year history.
By Anja Schwarz - Sep 17, 2013
Ten international painters living in Berlin explore the spiritual and formal elements in their more or less abstract paintings on view at the Grunwald Gallery.
By Adam Schwartz - Sep 19, 2013
A new book by a retired Purdue University professor tells how she conquered a lifetime of self-imposed silence through singing.
By Colleen Leahy - Sep 23, 2013
Orphans Midwest celebrates a motley assortment of ephemeral celluloid-- from old educational films to home movies and test reels.