Microcinema to Pop Up at Revolutsia This May
A new 30-seat microcinema is popping up at Revolutsia (2721 E. Central) this May through October, and mamafilm – the focused screening series that will take place there - creates a destination for mamas of all kinds to be entertained, inspired, supported and connected, through on-screen representations of modern parenthood. mamafilm’s microcinema project is presented by Fidelity Bank, with additional support from Bokeh Development, Revolutsia, LivingSound Custom Home Automation, Not Dead Yet Vintage, and media sponsors Wichita Mom’s Blog and KMUW.
Film screenings are scheduled for the 2nd and 4th weekends of each month, beginning on Saturday, May 11th - Mother’s Day Weekend - and the theater will be staged in an intimate living room set up. Each screening will be followed by a curated conversation with local experts and other non-profit organizations that align with the film’s theme and can speak to the individual and collective realities, challenges, and triumphs of the vast community of people who are connected by their societal role as nurturers.
“At Fidelity, we’re committed to creating a culture where women, especially working moms, are empowered,” said Melissa Knoeber, director of culture and talent at Fidelity Bank. “Supporting an initiative like mamafilm just felt right. We’re honored to be able to help women connect through this unique experience.”
"Revolutsia is thrilled to be part of this extraordinary, mother-driven film screening series,” said Michael Ramsey of Bokeh Development, the company behind Revolutsia. "At Revolutsia, we work to create a sense of community that reaches well beyond our corner at Central & Volutsia. mamafilm brings yet another unique and exciting element to our space.”
mamafilm is the newest cinematic project from Lela Meadow-Conner, former Tallgrass Film Festival founder and executive director, who currently serves as the executive director of Film Festival Alliance, a national non-profit organization that supports more than 170 film festivals and festival professionals from across North America.
“I thought to myself, what do I spend most of the days doing? Parenting and working on film festival, so why not combine the two – which as it turns out is a unique concept both here in Wichita and in the film festival world,” said Meadow-Conner, who has been recognized by the Wichita Business Journal with both “40 Under 40” and “Women and Business” honors. “I am so honored and excited to be piloting this film series here in Wichita, and to share different motherhood perspectives from around the world – and right here in our community - through an on-screen representation of nurturing.”
Tickets are $10 and attendees may patron the businesses within Revolutsia to bring their own concessions. Selections and screening times will be announced in the coming weeks. Visit mama.film, or follow on facebook (mamafilmfest), Instagram & Twitter (mamafilm1) for up to the minute information.