Art House Theater Day announces final programming

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The Art House Convergence, an international consortium of independent, community-based, mission-driven movie theatres, announced its final wave of programming for the inaugural Art House Theater Day (AHTD), taking place on Saturday, Sept. 24. More than 195 theatres will participate in this nationwide celebration of the cultural and community growth that art-house theatres provide.

As part of its inaugural year, AHTD has partnered with global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to present several of its previously funded films in a number of Art House Convergence theatres. Among other titles, this will include Amber Fares' Speed Sisters, which details the life of female race-car drivers in the West Bank, and Dana Nachman's Batkid Begins, which premiered at Slamdance and was released by New Cinema.

Getting the big-screen treatment at American Cinematheque's The Egyptian in Hollywood will be "Con Man.” The digital series stars show creator Alan Tudyk alongside his "Firefly" colleague Nathan Fillion, as they navigate the world of comic-book conventions. “Con Man,’ which has never been screened theatrically, has just been picked up for a second season by Lionsgate's Comic-Con HQ.

"When Indiegogo first heard about Art House Theater Day, we knew we had to get involved. We're excited to work with Art House Convergence and all these fantastic theatres to help show everyone that the independent film industry is thriving," said Marc Hofstatter, head of film and creative at Indiegogo.

Previously announced films include the doc Danny Says, Phantasm Remastered and Terry Gilliam’s Time Bandits.

To see the complete list of participating theatres and all film info, visit www.arthousetheaterday.org.