Indiana University Cinema

  • 1213 E. 7th Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47405
  • (812) 856-CINE

The Indiana University Cinema is a world-class venue and curatorial program dedicated to the scholarly study and highest standards of exhibition of motion pictures in their traditional and modern forms, advancing Indiana University’s longstanding commitment to excellence, research, and public engagement in the arts by providing educational, entertaining, and enriching cinematic experiences. Located in the heart of the IU Bloomington campus, the nearly 300-seat Cinema has screenings almost daily. Since opening in January 2011, the Cinema has hosted many influential and groundbreaking filmmakers through its Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture Series, including Werner Herzog, Albert Maysles, and Claire Denis, as well as acting luminaries Meryl Streep Kevin Kline, and Glenn Close.  

IU Cinema: "King Creole" film

  • February 25, 2017
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In what is considered by many to be his finest dramatic performance, Elvis Presley plays troubled youth Danny Fisher whose singing sets the French Quarter ablaze. With a sweet girl to love him and nightclub owners fighting over his contract, it looks like Fisher will shake off his past and head... Learn more

IU Cinema: "Paisan" film

  • February 25, 2017
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Italian auteur Roberto Rossellini’s Paisan (1946) is a masterpiece of the Neorealist cinema. The film covers six separate episodes capturing a struggling Italy at the end of World War II. This resulted in an Oscar® nomination for Best Original Screenplay for the collaboration of Rossellini,... Learn more

IU Cinema: "Lost in Thailand" film

  • February 26, 2017
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LEADING SCHOLARSHIP ON CHINESE CINEMA Smashing every box office record when released, Lost in Thailand became the highest-grossing film in China’s history. Two rival businessmen must track down their boss at a Buddhist temple to secure a patent on a revolutionary new fuel additive. One... Learn more

IU Cinema: "Poet on a Business Trip" film

  • February 27, 2017
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LEADING SCHOLARSHIP ON CHINESE CINEMA A young poet named Shu absurdly sends himself on a business trip through the rough terrain of the Xinjiang province. His encounters with a wide range of people and situations inspires 16 poems that are intertwined throughout the film. The road trip... Learn more

IU Cinema: "Miss Evers’ Boys" film

  • February 28, 2017
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Miss Evers’ Boys is a 1997 HBO television film based on the true story of the U.S. federal government’s secret Tuskegee medical experiment designed to study the effects of untreated syphilis on African American men in the years 1932–72. The Tuskegee participants were never informed that... Learn more

IU Cinema: "Saul Fia (Son of Saul)" film

  • March 1, 2017
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Lead actor Géza Röhrig is scheduled to be present. October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While... Learn more

IU Cinema: "Kung Fu Hustle" film

  • March 2, 2017
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Set amid the chaos of pre-revolutionary China, small-time thief Sing aspires to join the ruthless Axe Gang, whose underworld activities overshadow the city. The bumbling Sing attempts to extort money from one of the locals, but the neighbors are not what they appear. Sing’s comical attempts at... Learn more

IU Cinema: "Short Films from the Beijing Film Academy"

  • March 2, 2017
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Beijing Film Academy is the only film academy in China and the largest film academy in Asia, with esteemed alumni filmmakers such as Zhang Yimou, Chen Kaige, and Jia Zhang-ke. This program highlights student films produced in 2016. In Mandarin with English subtitles. (2K DCP Presentation) br... Learn more

IU Cinema: "Kedi" film

  • March 3, 2017
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Hundreds of thousands of cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they have wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, these animals live between two worlds, neither wild nor... Learn more

IU Cinema: "This Changes Everything" film + panel discussion

  • March 3, 2017
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Filmed over 211 days in nine countries over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Inspired by Naomi Klein’s bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from the... Learn more

IU Cinema: "Fish Tank" film

  • March 4, 2017
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Winner of the Cannes Jury Prize, Fish Tank is an emotionally stunning coming-of-age story, electrified by the breakthrough performance of its young star Katie Jarvis. Fifteen-year-old Mia (Jarvis) is in a constant state of war with her family and the world around her, without any creative outlet... Learn more

IU Cinema: "Kedi" film

  • March 4, 2017
  • (812) 855-1103

Hundreds of thousands of cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they have wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, these animals live between two worlds, neither wild nor... Learn more

Double Exposure - Student Film, Composition, and Recording Arts Collaboration

  • March 5, 2017
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Double Exposure - Student Film, Composition, and Recording Arts Collaboration Learn more

IU Cinema: "Double Exposure 2017" film

  • March 5, 2017
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Live Musical Accompaniment What kind of magic happens when film students are paired with composers at the beginning of the creative process for a new film? Double Exposure is an experimental program between composition students in the Jacobs School of Music and film students in The... Learn more

IU Cinema: "For the Love of a Man" film

  • March 6, 2017
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Tamil superstar Rajnikanth has inspired unbounded adoration from his fans; there are now 150,000 fan clubs dedicated to the actor. This documentary explores the lengths his fans go to show their adoration, and showcase a form of star worship that is unique to Indian film culture. In Tamil with... Learn more

IU Cinema: "Mishehu Larutz Ito (Someone to Run With)" film

  • March 7, 2017
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Due to scheduling conflicts, David Grossman will not be able to participate in IU Cinema’s screening of MISHEHU LARUTZ ITO (SOMEONE TO RUN WITH) on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. However, there will still be a post-film discussion with Josh Malitsky, Associate Professor in The Media School and Director... Learn more

IU Cinema: "Dragon Inn" film

  • March 9, 2017
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The Chinese Wuxia (martial arts) picture was never the same after King Hu’s legendary Dragon Inn. During the Ming dynasty, the emperor’s minister of defense is framed by a powerful court eunuch and executed, and his family is pursued by secret police. In the ensuing chase, a mysterious band of... Learn more

IU Cinema: "Julieta" film

  • March 9, 2017
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Julieta lives in Madrid with her daughter Antía, and they both suffer in silence over the loss of Xoan—Antía’s father and Julieta’s husband. When Antía turns 18, she abandons her mother, without a word of explanation. Julieta looks for her in every possible way, but all she discovers is how... Learn more

IU Cinema: "Julieta" film

  • March 12, 2017
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Julieta lives in Madrid with her daughter Antía, and they both suffer in silence over the loss of Xoan—Antía’s father and Julieta’s husband. When Antía turns 18, she abandons her mother, without a word of explanation. Julieta looks for her in every possible way, but all she discovers is how... Learn more

IU Cinema: "Monkey King: Hero is Back" film

  • March 20, 2017
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The all-powerful Monkey King once roamed freely between Heaven and Earth, but after angering the Gods, he was imprisoned in an ice cage deep within the mountains. 500 years later, monsters attack a small village and a child flees to the mountains. Unknowingly, the child releases the Monkey King... Learn more

IU Cinema: "Bingbing and the Young Pioneers (好好学习, 天天向上) Working Cut" film

  • April 1, 2017
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Meet Bingbing, a firecracker from Shanghai, and her bicycle team The Young Pioneers. Bingbing is not your average senior–she juggles school with running her popular restaurant. Despite obligations to her family, she is determined to see her young pioneers be the first international team to... Learn more

IU Cinema: "The Lure" film

  • April 24, 2017 - April 29, 2017
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IndieWire describes The Lure as “the best goth musical about man-eating mermaids ever made.” Not sure there is much more to say. Agnieszka Smoczyńska’s fiendishly dark and sly modern fairytale is set in Communist-era Poland and highlights the havoc wreaked by two vampire mermaid sisters... Learn more

IU Cinema: "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" film

  • April 29, 2017
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Gene Wilder stars in this magical, musical fantasy for the young, and the young at heart. Join the expedition visiting legendary Candy Man Willy Wonka (Wilder) in a splendiferous movie that wondrously brings to the screen the endlessly appetizing delights of Roald Dahl’s classic book. Coated with... Learn more