photo of Rani Crowe

Prof. Rani Crowe, who curates the #bsuenglish Film Screenings

In a recent email to the English department, Prof. Rani Crowe wrote, “During this time when we are all social distancing and staying home, I have created a film series for the English Department and friends to be able to watch a movie together and chat online about it.

Crowe says that the goals of #BSUEnglish Film Screenings on Thursday nights at 7:30 PM were:
  • to create a series of films with diverse representation, voices, styles and subjects to enhance our curriculum
  • to inspire conversations about films in the same way that, say, the InPrint Festival inspires conversations about books
  • to provide an opportunity to build the #bsuenglish community while staying home and staying safe
She tried a few platforms and streaming services and ended up going with Kanopy and Amazon Prime Watch Party (for watching) and a Facebook Group (for chatting)


(subject to change if titles are pulled)

Thursday, October 22

Meet the Patels – 7:30 PM

Thursday, October 29 Halloween Double Feature

Night of the Living Dead- 7:30 PM

Black Christmas (1974)- 9:10 PM

Thursday, November 5

Wild Nights with Emily 7:30 PM

Thursday, November 19

Chico & Rita- 7:30 PM

Thursday, December 3

Fast Color-– 7:30 PM

Get Ready to Watch the Films

  • Kanopy: All Ball State students and faculty can access Kanopy through their Ball State account at
  • Amazon Prime: Available if you have access to an Amazon Prime account.
  • Press play on the film at 7:30 PM sharp! (unless otherwise noted)

Get Ready to Chat about the Films

  • Join the Facebook Group
  • In the horizontal navigation, click on “Units” to watch the trailers and read supplemental articles about the films.
  • Then click on “Events” to see the schedule and RSVP for the films you want to see. Tell your friends!
  • Inside each Watch Party event is a “Discussion” tab where you and other viewers can chat during the film.
a screenshot of the Film Screenings FB group


 See you at the movies!