Who is Public House Cinema? — Public House Cinema

Who is Public House Cinema?


One year ago, we began discussing the rate of change in Indianapolis, and what we saw taking place. When doing the standard “Indy vs (insert other city here)” comparison, one thing stuck out. While you can see a wide range of musical acts, drink an unfathomable amount of delicious craft beer, or catch a play at one of the many theaters around town , where do you go to watch an independent film? This was the moment we started Public House Cinema.

We are Daniel Jacobson and Dusty Frey, co-founders of Public House Cinema. Our first taste of independent cinema was at Fort Wayne’s Cinema Center. Since then we’ve made trips far and wide for cinema experiences and dove deep into the Criterion Collection archives. Whether it be a unique plot, offbeat characters, spot-on art direction, or a cinematographer breaking the traditional rules, independent cinema is our passion.

Public House Cinema will be more than just Indianapolis’ premiere location for independent, foreign, and documentary cinema. It will be an enabler of the arts, offer a platform for discussion, and work as a community advocate, sparking insight into these areas through unique programming. Local filmmakers will have a space to commune, inspire, and educate one another. Most importantly, Public House Cinema will be here to make the movie going experience fun, engaging, and uniquely Indianapolis. 

Stay tuned for further updates on local film news, screening schedules, and progress with our push for brick and mortar.

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