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.
In 1999, nine-year-old Emmanuel Sanford-Durant and his Washington, D.C. family began to film their daily lives in America’s most dangerous neighborhood — just 17 blocks behind the U.S. Capitol building. They’ve been filming ever since.
Made in a unique collaboration with filmmaker and journalist Davy Rothbart, the film focuses on four generations of the Sanford Family, including Emmanuel, a promising student, his brother Smurf, a local drug dealer, his sister Denice, an aspiring cop, and his mother Cheryl, who must conquer her own demons for her family to prosper.
Spanning two decades, 17 BLOCKS illuminates a nation’s ongoing crisis through one family’s raw, stirring, and deeply personal saga.
17 BLOCKS: Q&A
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25 AT 7:30 PM ET
Join us for 17 Blocks: Q&A, a free conversation with Director Davy Rothbart, Jim Walker Executive Director of Big Car, Cinematographer Zach Shields, and members of the Sanford Family.
A Zoom link and login information will be shared with you via email on the day of the event. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Abby at firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Be sure to check out 17 Blocks before the Q&A (available for rent on Kan-Kan On-Demand)**
With the theatrical release of the magnificent Minari, A24 is partnering with Kan-Kan and other cinemas to introduce their own “virtual screening room” for at home viewing. Minari is a story of a Korean American family that moves to an Arkansas farm in search of its own American dream. Amidst the challenges of this new life in the strange and rugged Ozarks, they discover the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home. The semi-autobiographic tale from director Lee Isaac Chung is a beautiful yet timeless statement on family and the American dream.
“The foul-mouthed (Mountain Dew loving) grandma, Youn Yuh-jung and child co-star, Alan S. Kim (permanently decked in his cowboy boots) are such an amazing duo while Steven Yeun gives the performance of his life. It was my personal favorite of 2020 and cannot wait to hear what you all think of it.”
-Daniel Arthur Jacobson, Programming Director
Screenings are being offered 2/12-2/25 at 7 PM EST
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