While our opening is postponed due to the global pandemic, we’ve partnered with distributors to launch Kan-Kan On-Demand! We are excited to bring you great indie films to stream from the safety of your own home.

Each week, we offer a variety of free and paid content, both feature-length and short films. Films can be streamed on most devices, and information for streaming on Chromecast, Apple TV, Smart TV and Roku is provided on the purchase page for each film.

Unless otherwise stated, 50% of the proceeds from purchased tickets go to supporting the Kan-Kan and the Indianapolis Film Project (IFP), our non-profit engine powering the Cinema.

Qualified: A Special Month of May Screening
Members Only

Wednesday, 5/26. Doors open at 8 PM ET.

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines and join us for a special members only screening of the documentary Qualified & in-person discussion with director and producer Jenna Ricker and producer Greg Stuhr. We will also have a special live video message from the main subject of the film, Indycar driver and aerospace engineer Janet Guthrie!

Qualified chronicles the remarkable Janet Guthrie, who, as a 39-year-old aerospace engineer and talented racer, shocked the world as the first woman to qualify for the 1977 Indy 500. The film features interviews with Guthrie’s crew members, her competitors, including legendary racers A.J. Foyt and Johnny Rutherford, as well as Guthrie’s own in-depth and candid accounts of her accomplishments and tells a fascinating story of the first woman to break into the all-male bastion of mid-70s American motorsports.

A 2019 Indy Film Fest selection, Kan-Kan is pleased to bring this film – and filmmaker Jenna Ricker – back to Indianapolis!

Tickets are free and available to members only!
Simply set up an account using the email address from your membership to claim your tickets. If you have any trouble, email Abby Specht at abby@kankanindy.com.

Want to join in the fun and become a member? CLICK HERE.

We’re excited to partner with ESPN to present this screening at no cost. Your donation helps us to present more great programs in the future.


Kan-Kan Outdoors is back this spring at The Play Ground at IndyFringe! Grab some popcorn, a drink or 2, and enjoy a film in the great outdoors!


Director Danny Madden takes his award-winning short film Krista and impressively transforms it into an unsettling feature exploration of adolescence, performance, and identity. Brimming with energy and style, Beast Beast captures what it means to come of age in an era marked by technology and social media, where violent clashes awaken dormant passions and teenagers are faced with growing up all too quickly.

This year ShortsTV is offering all three Oscar® Nominated Short Film categories, Live Action, Animation, and Documentary, virtually. The programs feature all five of their nominated shorts, plus the animated program features a selection of additional short films from the shortlist.

Purchase the categories individually or all three at a discount.

Wojnarowicz is a fiery and urgent documentary portrait of the artist, writer, photographer, and activist David Wojnarowicz as New York City became the epicenter of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980’s.
Filmmaker Lance Oppenheim cracks the manicured facade of The Villages — a massive, self-contained retirement community located in Central Florida.
Janus Films and Kan-Kan Cinema are thrilled to present a pass for 4K restorations of Wong Kar-wai’s Chungking ExpressHappy Together, and In The Mood for Love. 
Documentary filmmaker Rodney Ascher tackles this question “are we living in a simulation?” with testimony, philosophical evidence and scientific explanation in his for the answer.
Filmmaker Elizabeth Lo follows the plight of three stray dogs as they find human companionship on the streets of Turkey.
Oscilloscope Laboratories & Mailchimp have partnered to bring many of the 2021 SXSW’s short films to the comfort of your home for free!


Check out 17 Blocks: Q&A, a free conversation with Director Davy Rothbart, Jim Walker Executive Director of Big Car, Cinematographer Zach Shields, and matriarch of the Sanford Family, Cheryl.