The Bama Art House film series, bringing to Tuscaloosa indie, foreign and other movies that don't come to the cineplex, begins its winter 2019 series Tuesday.
Here's a look at the lineup of Bama Art House offerings, which extends to Feb. 19. Movies will be shown each Tuesday at the Bama Theatre at 600 Greensboro Ave., with the exception of Feb. 5.
"The Wife" (2017): R-rated drama directed by Björn L Runge, starring Glenn Close as the titular character, traveling to Stockholm, Sweden with her husband (Jonathan Pryce), who's to receive the Nobel Prize for literature. She's coming to a breaking point, after having sacrificed her own dreams and ambitions for 40 years to support his life and career, in spite of his infidelities and other broken promises. Based on Meg Wolitzer's novel, by the same title. Close has won Golden Globe and Hollywood Film awards for her work in "The Wife," has been nominated for many more, and is an early favorite for an Academy Award nomination. Her real-life daughter Annie Starke plays the character as a younger woman.
"Wildlife" (2018): Directed by actor Paul Dano, and co-written by Dano and Zoe Kazan, his wife, based on Richard Ford's novel. It co-stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a husband and father who abandons his wife (Carey Mulligan) and son (Ed Oxenbould) to take on a dangerous and demanding fire-fighting job, trying to regain his pride after a career loss. Mom seeks solace elsewhere, and their son is torn between them. The three leads and Dano, making his directing debut, have been nominated for a number of film festival awards, winning three so far.
"Colette" (2018): Directed and co-written by Wash Westmoreland, who led Julianne Moore to a best-actress Oscar in 2014's "Still Alice," it's a based-on-history tale about the French writer and actress Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, who wrote semi-autobiographical best-sellers about a witty country girl named Claudine. Colette's biggest success was the 1944 novella "Gigi," adapted into stage and film productions. The Broadway adaptation launched the career of Audrey Hepburn, in the title role, and the 1958 Lerner and Loewe film-musical version won a then-record-setting nine Oscars. In Westmoreland's movie, Colette (Keira Knightley) ghost-writes for her husband Henry Gauthier-Villars (Dominic West), and works to break societal restrictions based around gender.
"Three Identical Strangers" (2018): Documentary based on an odd story that just gets stranger the deeper it goes. In 1980, three 19-year-old strangers meet and discover they're identical triplets, separated at six months old, each of them previously unaware the others existed. It's directed by Tim Wardle, and stars the triplets Edward Galland, David Kellman and Robert Shafran. It's the reasons why they were separated, and not told about each other, that devolve into something seemingly out of a dystopian science-fiction novel. The documentary combines archival footage with interviews and re-enactments. "Three Identical Strangers" won the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Storytelling at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and is on the shortlist of 15 films for the best documentary feature Oscar.
Oscar-nominated film shorts: In what's become a Bama Art House tradition, the short films nominated in live action, documentary and animation for the upcoming Academy Awards will be screened. Nominees for the 91st Oscars will be announced Jan. 22, with the Oscars presentation itself Feb. 24, televised on ABC. The shortist of shorts includes "Black Sheep," "End Game," "Lifeboat," "Los Commandos," "My Dead Dad's Porno Tapes," "A Night at the Garden," "Period. End of Sentence," "63 Boycott," "Women of the Gulag" and "Zion," in documentary short subject; “Age of Sail," "Animal Behaviour," "Bao," "Bilby," "Bird Karma," "Late Afternoon," "Lost & Found," "One Small Step," “Pépé le Morse” and “Weekends," animated; and “Caroline," "Chuchotage,” “Detainment,” “Fauve,” “Icare,” “Marguerite,” “May Day,” “Mother,” “Skin” and “Wale," live action. Ten will be selected as nominees, in each category.
All Bama Art House screenings begin at 7:30 in the Bama Theatre, 600 Greensboro Ave.; tickets are $8 general, $7 students and seniors, and $6 Arts Council members. Punchcards for $60, good for any 10 screenings of any Bama Art House film, will be on sale. 758-5195. www.bamatheatre.org/bamaarthouse.
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