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The Weekly: November 5, 2020


Tired of hearing the same ol' analysis? Here's some new maps to consider: 
I mean, holy crap Alaska
Did you know Florida invented dropping your laptop? Talk about impact. 
We've got em right where we want em. 
I do not believe you, Ohio!
Really makes you think.
Listen, we've got new movies. We've got movies you've been meaning to check out. Go enjoy one! As your mother would say (probably?) a watched push notification never pushes.

- The Kan-Kan Team

Mon. 11/9, 7pm: Film: Our National Family Album

As part of this year's Spirit & Place Festival, the Kan-Kan is hosting an online panel to discuss the importance of film in preserving the stories of our 20th & 21st century lives. What do these stories say to us now? What will be the stories from the extraordinary time we are in today? Before our conversation, we urge all attendees to screen the documentary These Amazing Shadows, which tells the story of the National Film Registry, how the visual medium of film is our nation's family album and why it matters. This event is free, but pre-registration is required. Learn more and sign up!

11/5-15: Film: All the rest of the Spirit and Place events!

We're not the only great event during this year's Spirit and Place Festival! Check them all out here

11/9-22: Support #NearEastEats

Go support some Near Eastside restaurants! And win some money! Learn more here
For more information about these and all additional events, click on over to our website
Upcoming Events

Virtual Cinema, a Viral Sensation


Need something new to watch? Great news. Kan-Kan On-Demand pairs well with evenings, weekend afternoons, and all moments of boredom. 

Having trouble accessing or streaming an On Demand movie? You can reach out to Kan-Kan staff professional problem solver, Abby Specht with any virtual cinema questions or concerns. Drop her a line: abby@kankanindy.com 

50% of all purchases go directly to support the Kan-Kan (go team!!!) and the non-profit Indianapolis Film Project. We deeply appreciate your support.

NEW to Kan-Kan On-Demand

Based on true events, teenage sisters Bessie and Jo paint glow-in-the- dark watch dials at the American Radium Factory in 1920s New Jersey. When girls at the factory mysteriously begin to fall ill, Bessie uncovers a corporate scandal and fights back in a radical coming-of-age story.

The Donut King


Ted’s story is one of fate, love, survival, hard knocks, and redemption. It’s the rags to riches story of a refugee escaping Cambodia, arriving in America in 1975 and building an unlikely multi-million-dollar empire baking America’s favorite pastry, the donut. Ted sponsored hundreds of visas for incoming refugees and helped them get on their feet teaching them the ways of the donut business. By 1979 he was living the American Dream. But, in life, great rise can come with great falls.

Coming Home Again


Coming Home Again is a 2019 American-South Korean drama film directed by Wayne Wang and starring Justin Chon. It is based on a 1995 New Yorker essay by Chang-Rae Lee, who co-wrote the screenplay with Wang. The film premiered as part of the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.

Also available through Kan-Kan On-Demand: 

Go to Kan-Kan On-Demand

Short of the Week: Nobody Knows

Conceptualized by acclaimed dancer Lil Buck, Nobody Knows combines the cathartic power of dance with Pastor T.L. Barrett & The Youth For Christ Choir's version of the gospel song to explore his identity as a Black man.

Watch our Short of the Week

Support Local!


As a little treat for making it this far in the email: we're releasing some limited-edition merch this weekend. You're now the first to know. And, as a bonus, if you donate before we make the official announcement, we'll send you the link first- you'll get first dibs!

Want to support but aren't interested in merch? Gift cards for future visits (Kan-Kan or Brasserie!) are also available.

Every little bit helps out the Indianapolis Film Project, the engine that powers the (currently virtual) Kan-Kan and our staff. Your contributions means the world to us. We cannot wait to welcome you to our corner of Windsor Park, and really appreciate your support and attention while we wait.
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