Films of Charles Burnett—Arriving at the Truth: Nov. 3-6 @ IU Cinema

Five movies directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker Charles Burnett will be featured Nov. 3-6 at the IU Cinema, an event that coincides with the 30th anniversary of IU's Black Film Center/Archive. Michael Martin, a professor of American Studies and Communication and Culture who is director of the Black Film Center/Archive, will host a public interview … Continue reading Films of Charles Burnett—Arriving at the Truth: Nov. 3-6 @ IU Cinema

Indianapolis Museum of Art Screens Nollywood Babylon – Sept 1 @ 7pm

Thursday, September 1 » 7 pm The Toby (2008, dirs. S. Mallal & B. Addelman, 74 mins., Canada) Nigeria’s home-movie industry, Nollywood, is the third largest in the world. This documentary captures the explosive energy, economic power, and cultural influence of the industry. The film drops viewers into the chaos of metropolitan Lagos’ Idumota market, … Continue reading Indianapolis Museum of Art Screens Nollywood Babylon – Sept 1 @ 7pm

Indiana Black Expo Film Festival – this weekend

This weekend the Indiana Black Expo Film Festival is coming to the Indianapolis Museum of Art.  This year's festival is part of the 41st Annual Indiana Black Expo. First-time director Sultan Sharrief's film, Bilal's Stand, which premiered at Sundance in 2010, is a must-see.  It will be showing on Saturday afternoon, and Sharrief is scheduled … Continue reading Indiana Black Expo Film Festival – this weekend

Indianapolis Museum of Art: 100 Acres to Roam, No Restrictions

The Fairbanks Art & Nature Park, opening next weekend, "is one of the largest in the United States and rare in its focus on temporary, site-specific commission. 'We're resisting this tendency in the last few decades to collect giant sculptures and then try to keep them forever outside,' [the park's curator] said. 'These things have … Continue reading Indianapolis Museum of Art: 100 Acres to Roam, No Restrictions