IU CINEMA: John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection

  • May 17, 2019
  • IU Cinema
  • 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • 812-856-CINE
  • 7:00 PM to 8:35 PM
  • $4

Director Julien Faraut is scheduled to be present.

Narrated by Mathieu Amalric, John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection revisits the rich bounty of 16mm footage of John McEnroe, then the world’s top-ranked player, as he competes in the French Open at Paris’s Roland Garros Stadium in 1984. Close-ups and slow-motion sequences of McEnroe competing, as well as instances of his notorious temper tantrums, portray a “man who played on the edge of his senses.” Faraut creates a lively and immersive study of both the sport and the human body’s movement, and how all intersect with cinema itself.

IU CINEMA: John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection