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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A locally owned arthouse cinema complex aims to be a home for all things cinema in the city of Indianapolis. The Kan-Kan cinema and brewery were just a dream five years ago and now, after being delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the doors to the theater are open.
“It’s so amazing knowing that we are open seven days a week,” said Kan-Kan program director Daniel Jacobson. “We have people coming. The dream has come true. It’s a bit surreal. I have to pinch myself every now and then.
Jacobson says the goal is for Kan-Kan to be a hub for local film makers where they can network, showcase their work, and celebrate their art.
Meleeka Clary, filmmaker, actress and psychologist, can’t wait to celebrate her new film “Three Corners of Deception”.
“The movie (is) about the family,” Clary said. “It’s about romance, survival, struggle, passion, heartache and hope.”
The film, based on real events, gives audiences a glimpse of their own struggles.
“I never thought I would actually want to make my own movie, (but) I wanted my voice to be heard,” Clary said.
She explained how her love for cinema was sparked at the age of 13 and how she went from a young actor to picking up a camera and becoming a director.
Clary, originally from Boston but currently residing in Indianapolis, says she is proud to present her new film in both cities as well as in six different states across the country.
Soon, the work of Clary and her team will be on display on the big screen for the Kan-Kan audience.
“I’m glad they gave me the opportunity to show my work… It’s awesome and it’s a beautiful facility,” she said.
Jacobson says they want Clary’s story to be one of many.
“Cinema is a real career and in Indianapolis you can make a career in film … It’s not just a side activity (or) a side concert – it’s a real thing.” he said. “People are doing a great job here in the city and we want to celebrate and promote that. “
Visit the Kan-Kan cinema website for upcoming events and shows at the theater. Jacobson says they’re also interested in working with universities to promote student-produced projects. They have already started working with Butler University and the IUPUI.