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That One Film Festival – Opening Night

April 6 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

That One Film Festival is April 6th and 7th in downtown Muncie


OPENING NIGHT  |  Friday, April 6
DAY TWO  |  Saturday, April 7

That One Film Festival is a new film festival for Muncie dedicated to screening and exhibiting works of moving image that are experimental, weird, obsessive, no/low budget, avant-garde, and fun. That One Film Festival will take place in downtown Muncie, Indiana opening night activities on Friday, April 6th, followed by a full day of programs and related events on Saturday, April 7th. The program is produced by Muncie Arts and Culture Council in partnership with an immersive learning class through the Ball State University School of Art and sponsored by Cornerstone Center for the Arts and MITS.

Tickets can be purchased online via FilmFreeway or in person at the PlySpace Box Office on the day of the event. Please start your festival experience by visiting the festival headquarters at PlySpace Gallery. Each program is different. Films are not rated. Opening Night Competitive Program #1 is suitable for almost all ages. All other programs are intended for mature audiences unless otherwise noted. Some films have imagery of a stroboscopic nature.

Festival Headquarters / Box Office / Guest Services: 
Location  |  PlySpace Gallery at 608 E. Main Street, Muncie, Indiana  |  Use side entrance
Hours  |  Friday: 4:00 – 11:00 PM  |  Saturday: 11:00 AM – Midnight

Media Installation by Festival Juror Liz Rodda
Location  |  PlySpace Gallery
Hours  |  Friday: 5:00 – 11:00 PM  |  Saturday: 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Ongoing, free, and open to the public throughout the festival

All Festival Screenings
Location  |  Cornerstone Center for the Arts at 520 E. Main Street, Muncie, Indiana

OPENING NIGHT  |  Friday, April 6
Please RSVP @ FilmFreeway

All Opening Night events are free, open to the public, and suitable for almost all ages.

6:30 – 7:45 PM  |  Building Community Through Cinema with Festival Juror Jon Dieringer
Location  |  
Cornerstone Center for the Arts

Jon Dieringer will present on community building through cinema. He’ll draw on his experiences as the creator of Screen Slate, a volunteer-run resource for independent and repertory film listings in New York City; a programmer who has worked in collectively run DIY microcinemas and other unique contexts; and a filmmaker who has collaborated with musicians and artists to create remix and live score events. The presentation will also include a screening of Aggrobatics, an experimental flicker-film mashup of skate and surf movies made in collaboration with musician Nick Lesley, who provides the score.

8:00 – 9:00 PM  |  Competitive Program #1
Location  |  
Cornerstone Center for the Arts

Like This/Like That by Tommy Heffron
Emergence by Jason Bernagozzi
38 River Road by Josh Weissbach
East, West, and East Again by Kathleen Rugh
Discontinuity by Lori Felker
PARTY MAN  by Kayla Drzewicki

9:00 PM – 11:00 PM  |  Festival/Gallery Reception
Location  |  PlySpace Gallery

Opening Reception for Social Study with festival juror, artist Liz Rodda. Artist talk at 9:15 PM
Festival DJ Mark Perretta, spinning from his vast collection of movie soundtracks.

That One Film Festival is committed to supporting emerging and experimental creators, as well as engaging and educating audiences by facilitating film screenings and broadening an understanding of what moving image can be. The festival aims to contribute to the advancement of the art form and to broaden the understanding and appreciation of moving image in our region. More than 170 films were submitted from countries all over the world including Spain, Germany, Belgium, Turkey, India, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland, South Africa, Sweden, Cambodia, Finland, France, Greece, China, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, and Australia. That One jurors are visual artist Liz Rodda from Texas, and writer, programmer and filmmaker Jon Dieringer of Screen Slate, from Brooklyn. Both Liz and Jon will be presenting programs as part of That One. Filmmakers Kristin Reeves and Maura Jasper oversaw programming and artistic direction of the festival.

That One Film Festival launches in downtown Muncie with its festival headquarters located at PlySpace and all screenings held in the historic E.B Ball Auditorium at Cornerstone Center for the Arts. All opening night events on Friday, April 6th are free, open to the public, and showcases films appropriate for the entire family. Festivities begin at 6:30 PM with “Community Building Through Cinema,” a lecture by Screen Slate founder and esteemed artist Jon Dieringer, and continue with the first round of competitive screenings from 8:00 – 9:00 PM. Opening night will conclude with a reception for Social Study, an exhibition of lo-fi video work by festival juror, interdisciplinary artist, and Associate Professor of Expanded Media at Texas State University Liz Rodda, that compiles disparate images and audio encompassing a range of themes from the natural and the artificial to pleasure and danger. The reception takes place at festival headquarters in the PlySpace Gallery from 9:00 – 11:00 PM. Guardian Brewing Company will provide beer and light refreshments will be served. Those planning to attend Friday’s free activities are encouraged to RSVP at Film Freeway.

Day two of the festival continues Saturday, April 7th with ticketed programs and intermissions from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Individual program tickets and all-access passes can be purchased in advance through Film Freeway or in-person at PlySpace throughout the festival. Fire and Brimstone Pizza will be parked at PlySpace during lunch and dinner. Festival awards will be announced at the closing party after a live video performance by Muncie-based artist Karl Erickson. This reception is free, open to the public, and will be held at the PlySpace Gallery from 10:00 PM – Midnight. Again, Guardian Brewing Company will provide beer and light refreshments will be served.

Start your festival experience by visiting the headquarters in PlySpace Gallery located at 608 East Main Street in downtown Muncie. That One Film Festival parking is available in the lot behind Cornerstone Center for the Arts and immediately adjacent to PlySpace. The MITS trolley will provide free rides throughout downtown for attending film festival guests. For more information, please visit www.thatonefilmfestival.com or follow along on social media @that1film.

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April 6
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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608 E Main St.
Muncie, IN 47305 United States
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