IU CINEMA: "The Modern Jungle"

  • October 27, 2017
  • Indiana University Cinema
  • 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • 812-856-CINE
  • 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM
  • Free, but ticketed

Director Charles Fairbanks is scheduled to be present.


The Modern Jungle is a portrait of globalization filtered through the fever dream of a Mexican shaman, don Juan, who falls under the spell of a pyramid-scheme-marketed nutritional supplement. Juan’s neighbor Carmen lives simply, in harmony with the land her martyred husband paid for with his life. This film documents their struggles and encounters with outside forces: from capitalism and commodity fetish, to the culture of cinema, and the directors of this film. “A revelation that makes you wonder about all the other documentaries you see.” (Steve Kopian, Unseen Films). In Spanish with English subtitles. (2K DCP Presentation)

IU CINEMA: "The Modern Jungle"