Indiana University Cinema

  • 1213 E. 7th Street
  • Bloomington, IN 47405
  • (812) 856-2463

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: "Boyz n the Hood"

  • August 24, 2017
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Boyz n the Hood is the story of three friends growing up in South Central Los Angeles, where friendship, pain, danger, and love collide to form a sometimes stark reality. Drive-by shootings and unemployment are rampant, but it is also a place where harmony coexists with adversity, especially for... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Clerks"

  • August 25, 2017
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In Kevin Smith’s bold directorial debut, retail clerks Dante and Randal are frustrated by the jobs, the town, and the rut in which they find themselves stuck. They usually fill their time clashing with customers and finding increasingly inventive ways to avoid work. Dante’s exasperation reaches a... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Slapshot"

  • August 25, 2017
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40th Anniversary Screening. In the small New England town of Charlestown, Reggie Dunlop (Paul Newman) is the coach of the Chiefs, a struggling minor-league hockey team. To build up attendance at their games, management signs up the Hanson Brothers, three hard-charging players whose job... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "The Princess Bride"

  • August 25, 2017
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30th Anniversary Screening. When the beautiful maiden Buttercup hears that her true love Westley is dead, she reluctantly agrees to marry the loathsome Prince Humperdinck. After Westley returns to rescue Buttercup, the two begin an epic adventure filled with fencing, fighting, giants,... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "The Princess Bride"

  • August 26, 2017
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30th Anniversary Screening. When the beautiful maiden Buttercup hears that her true love Westley is dead, she reluctantly agrees to marry the loathsome Prince Humperdinck. After Westley returns to rescue Buttercup, the two begin an epic adventure filled with fencing, fighting, giants,... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Whose Streets"

  • August 26, 2017
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Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe the movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St.... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Loreak (Flowers)"

  • August 27, 2017
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Loreak is a poetic melodrama that weaves together lives at varying degrees of remove. The film revolves around the mysterious appearance of flowers and their consequences for characters who are either unfulfilled or submerged in grief. Loreak was selected as Spain’s Oscar® nomination for... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Whose Streets"

  • August 27, 2017
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Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe the movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St.... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Dear White People"

  • August 28, 2017
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This campus comedy acts as magnifying glass to the world outside the classroom, sparking a conversation about race, sex, and privilege in the racial consciousness of the Obama Era. Following four African-American students at an Ivier-than-Ivy League university, director Justin Simien navigates... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "The Women"

  • August 28, 2017
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Be careful what you say in private—it could become a movie. Inspired by gossip overheard in a nightclub powder room, Clare Boothe Luce’s Broadway hit is wittily adapted for the screen in George Cukor’s The Women. A phenomenal all-female cast—including Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Joan... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Lucky Them"

  • August 29, 2017
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More interested in partying and flirting with young musicians than work, veteran rock journalist Ellie Klug (Toni Collette) has one last chance to prove her value to her magazine’s editor: a no-stone-unturned search to discover what really happened to long lost rock god Matthew Smith, who also... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "The Off Hours"

  • August 31, 2017
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Director Megan Griffiths is scheduled to be present. Inspired by Megan Griffiths’ own experience working the night shift, The Off Hours explores the loneliness and quiet longing of a life filled with casual encounters and transient friendships. Amy Seimetz (Tiny Furniture, Upstream... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Eden"

  • September 1, 2017
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Director Megan Griffiths is scheduled to be present. Eden is a chilling and excruciating look at the human-trafficking trade of underage girls. Winner of 2012 SXSW Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature, the fictional film follows Hyun Jae (Jamie Chung), a young Korean American... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Megan Griffiths Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Program"

  • September 1, 2017
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Megan Griffiths is a writer/director working in film and television. She recently directed two episodes of the Duplass Brothers’ HBO anthology series Room 104. Prior to this, Griffiths completed the thriller The Night Stalker, which she wrote and directed, starring Lou Diamond Phillips as serial... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "We Need to Talk About Kevin"

  • September 1, 2017
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Megan Griffiths is scheduled to be present. A suspenseful and gripping psychological thriller, Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin explores the fractious relationship between a mother and her evil son. Tilda Swinton, in a bracing, tour-de-force performance, plays the mother,... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "The 800 Mile Wall"

  • September 5, 2017
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The 800 Mile Wall highlights the construction of the border walls along the U.S.-Mexico border and their effect on migrants trying to cross into the U.S. This powerful documentary is an unflinching look at a failed U.S. border strategy many believe has caused the death of thousands of migrants... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Bikes vs Cars"

  • September 7, 2017
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A microcosm of some of our most pressing global issues of climate, transportation, and urban living, Bikes vs Cars is about far more than just learning to “share the road.” In a car-centric world, what place does the bike have as a tool, not only to get around, but to make the world safer,... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Endless Poetry"

  • September 8, 2017
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Told through Alejandro Jodorowsky’s unique, surreal, and psychedelic visual language, Endless Poetry tells the story of his years spent as an aspiring poet in Chile in the 1940s. Against the wishes of his authoritarian father, the 20-year-old Jodorowsky leaves home to pursue his dream of becoming... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "The Holy Mountain"

  • September 8, 2017
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The scandal of the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s flood of sacrilegious imagery and existential symbolism in The Holy Mountain is a spiritual quest for enlightenment, pitting illusion against truth. The Alchemist (Jodorowsky) assembles a group of people from all... Learn more

IU CINEMA: The World of William Wegman (Shorts Program)"

  • September 8, 2017
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Known for the Sesame Street sketches starring his beloved Weimaraners, William Wegman is also a pioneering and prolific video artist. These shorts from 1976–98 reveal a different side of Wegman. Among others, titles include Man Ray, Man Ray, a dual biography of Wegman’s first canine... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Café Waldluft"

  • September 9, 2017
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A quaint hotel in the Bavarian Alps that once catered to tourists has been rented by the German government to house migrants from across the globe. As the new arrivals struggle to overcome linguistic and cultural barriers, local residents respond and adapt to their international neighbors in a... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "National Theatre Live: Peter Pan"

  • September 9, 2017
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All children, except one, grow up … in this National Theatre Live recorded performance of J.M. Barrie’s much-loved tale. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Becket"

  • September 10, 2017
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“Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?” asks King Henry II (Peter O’Toole) in this classic treatment of the martyrdom of Thomas Becket (Richard Burton), the 12th-century archbishop of Canterbury. Depicting the early friendship and growing rift between the two men as Becket shifts his... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Endless Poetry"

  • September 10, 2017
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Told through Alejandro Jodorowsky’s unique, surreal, and psychedelic visual language, Endless Poetry tells the story of his years spent as an aspiring poet in Chile in the 1940s. Against the wishes of his authoritarian father, the 20-year-old Jodorowsky leaves home to pursue his dream of becoming... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Tharlo"

  • September 11, 2017
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By renowned Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden, Tharlo explores the conflicts between modern and traditional Tibetan life against the backdrop of Chinese state rule. Featuring a goatherder who lives a simple life until he is sent to the city to apply for a government ID card, the film conveys Tibet as... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Le Samouraï"

  • September 14, 2017
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50th Anniversary Screening. In a career-defining performance, Alain Delon plays a contract, semi-schizophrenic killer with samurai instincts. A razor-sharp cocktail of 1940s American gangster cinema and 1960s French pop culture—with a liberal dose of Japanese lone-warrior... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Columbus"

  • September 15, 2017
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Director Kogonada and other guests are scheduled to be present. Set in the little-known Midwestern town of Columbus, Ind., Casey lives with her mother and is haunted by the promise of modernism. She meets Jin, a visitor from the other side of the world, who is attending to his dying... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Sameblod"

  • September 15, 2017
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What happens when you cut all ties with your culture and history? Fourteen-year-old Elle Marja is a reindeer-herding Sámi girl exposed to racism and race-biology examinations at her Swedish boarding school. Elle starts dreaming of another life, but to achieve it, she has to become someone else... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Sameblod"

  • September 16, 2017
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What happens when you cut all ties with your culture and history? Fourteen-year-old Elle Marja is a reindeer-herding Sámi girl exposed to racism and race-biology examinations at her Swedish boarding school. Elle starts dreaming of another life, but to achieve it, she has to become someone else... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Äideistä parhain (Mother of Mine)"

  • September 16, 2017
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A post-screening discussion will follow the film. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence. Äideistä parhain follows the story of a young Finnish boy, Eero, who is temporarily sent to Sweden during the Second World War to live with a Swedish family as a foster... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Danny Glover Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Program"

  • September 17, 2017
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This event will be an extended, on-stage conversation with Michael T. Martin, Director of the Black Film Center/Archive (BFC/A) at Indiana University. Danny Glover first toured the BFC/A and its collections in January 2016, where he immediately connected with its director and said,... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Strong Island"

  • September 17, 2017
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Danny Glover is scheduled to introduce the film Strong Island chronicles the arc of a family across history, geography and tragedy - from the racial segregation of the Jim Crow South to the promise of New York City; from the presumed safety of middle class suburbs, to the maelstrom of... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "District 9"

  • September 18, 2017
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After almost three decades stranded on Earth near Johannesburg, South Africa, a hated and exploited extraterrestrial refugee population is forcibly evicted from one militarized camp to be moved to another by the munitions corporation that has a stake in alien technology. While one alien makes a... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "To Be Takei"

  • September 19, 2017
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Actor George Takei is scheduled to be present. This brisk, humorous, and sometimes poignant documentary presents a wide-ranging portrait of the jovial actor and activist George Takei, who spent four years of his childhood imprisoned in a U.S. internment camp for Japanese-Americans... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Dead Man"

  • September 21, 2017
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Jim Jarmusch’s existential western stars Johnny Depp as William Blake, an accountant from Cleveland who moves west to the promise of a job. Upon arrival in the town of Machine, he finds that the job is no longer available. No man is less suited for the Wild West than William. What to do? After... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls"

  • September 22, 2017
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A sequel in name only, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls is the satirical tale of an all-girl rock band that goes to Hollywood to make it big. There they find success, but not without melodramatically sinking into a cesspool of decadent transgressions, each more libidinal than the previous. The... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Let The Right One In"

  • September 22, 2017
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A fragile, anxious boy, 12-year-old Oskar is regularly bullied by his stronger classmates but never strikes back. The lonely boy’s wish for a friend seems to come true when he meets Eli, also 12, who moves in next door to him with her father. A pale, serious young girl, she only comes out at... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Stalker"

  • September 23, 2017
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New 4K Restoration. One of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker embarks on a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape. A hired guide—the “Stalker” of the title—leads a writer and a scientist into... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Westworld"

  • September 23, 2017
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Westworld is a 1973 science-fiction thriller written and directed by acclaimed novelist Michael Crichton. Set in futuristic 1983, it follows Peter Martin (Richard Benjamin) and John Blane (James Brolin) as they visit Delos—an adult amusement park populated by androids. But when the system begins... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Harold and Maude"

  • September 24, 2017
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2017–2018 IU Cinema Audience Choice Film. Overwhelmingly favored in IU Cinema’s 2017 Audience Survey, Harold and Maude is a romantic, dark comedy about living life to the fullest. Twenty-year-old Harold (Bud Cort) is obsessed with death, passing his spare time visiting junkyards, watching... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Stalker"

  • September 24, 2017
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New 4K Restoration. One of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker embarks on a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape. A hired guide—the “Stalker” of the title—leads a writer and a scientist into... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Love & Mercy"

  • September 25, 2017
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Rock Historian and IU Provost Professor of Music Glenn Gass is scheduled to be present. Chronicling the life of Brian Wilson, creative genius behind the rock ‘n’ roll group The Beach Boys, this film also documents the inability of individuals to recognize or talk about mental health,... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Shine On! The Best Animated Short Films, 2017 Children’s Film Festival Seattle"

  • September 30, 2017
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What makes you shine? The characters in these sweet and funny films have special things that make them glow and grow. Join them as they play with their friends and families, discover new things about themselves, and take journeys near and far. If you close your eyes and make a wish, you might... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Slumdog Millionaire"

  • September 30, 2017
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Based on the Indian novel Q & A by Vikas Swarup, Slumdog Millionaire follows a nonlinear story line of a poor and young Indian contestant, Jamal Malik (Dev Patel), participating on the television show “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” Before Jamal can answer the final question for 20 million... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Longing and Belonging: The Best Live-Action Short Films, 2017 Children’s Film Festival Seattle"

  • October 1, 2017
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This collection of live-action shorts show how kids from all over the world long for the same things: to love, to laugh, to share time with their families, and find their passions. Get globally aware as you meet sweet children who dream of their homeland, boys and girls who feel passionately... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "My Life"

  • October 1, 2017
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Director Bruce Joel Rubin is scheduled to be present. What would you like to tell your unborn child if you knew you were not going to be around? Advertising agent Bob Jones (Michael Keaton) confronts this question when given a terminal diagnosis after his wife Gail (Nicole Kidman)... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Ghost"

  • October 2, 2017
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Producer/Writer Bruce Joel Rubin is scheduled to be present. With help from a reluctant psychic (Whoopi Goldberg), a murdered New York banker (Patrick Swayze) returns as a spirit to protect his girlfriend (Demi Moore) from the man responsible for his death. Cleverly conceived... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Bruce Joel Rubin lecture

  • October 2, 2017
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This Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker program will be in the form of a lecture. Indiana University alumnus, writer, director, and producer Bruce Joel Rubin won an Academy Award® for his original screenplay for Ghost in 1990, which was also nominated for Best Picture. He has written numerous... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Infinitely Polar Bear"

  • October 3, 2017
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Infinitely Polar Bear chronicles efforts by a man with bi-polar disorder to manage his illness and be a responsible parent to two young girls. Based in part on the director’s real life experiences, Infinitely Polar Bear documents Cam (Mark Ruffalo) returning home from a halfway house as Maggie... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Heavenly Creatures"

  • October 5, 2017
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When circumstances bring together two imaginative, teenage girls, they quickly form an unwavering bond. Juliet (Kate Winslet) and Pauline (Melanie Lynskey) create a fantasy world only they can share. But when their parents become disturbed by the intensity of the friendship and threaten to keep... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "I-Be Area"

  • October 6, 2017
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Video artist Ryan Trecartin’s I-Be Area is an anarchic tour-de-force. Like the work of Jack Smith and John Waters, Trecartin’s world is both beautiful and frightening-—Crayola colorful but also utterly confusing. Using simple digital tools to create a complex, personal world, Trecartin offers up... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Kiki's Delivery Service"

  • October 6, 2017
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From the legendary Hayao Miyazaki comes the beloved story of a resourceful young witch who uses her broom to create a delivery service, only to lose her gift of flight in a moment of self-doubt. It is tradition for all young witches to leave their families on the night of a full moon and set out... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "City of Ghosts"

  • October 7, 2017
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City of Ghosts is an unprecedented, on-the-ground transmission from the frontlines of one of the most important battles of our time: the fight against the Islamic State. It is a war being waged not only on the ground, but in the digital trenches of social media. Academy Award®-nominated director... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Kiki's Delivery Service"

  • October 7, 2017
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Kiki’s Delivery Service is the beloved story of a resourceful young witch who uses her broom to create a delivery service, only to lose her gift of flight in a moment of self-doubt. It is tradition for all young witches to leave their families on the night of a full moon and set out into the wide... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Berlin: Symphony of a Great City"

  • October 8, 2017
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Silent film with live piano accompaniment by Craig Davis. This semi-documentary film presents one day in the life of Berlin as a city, capturing the rhythm of the time through visual and abstract impressions, absent of narration. Not unlike Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera,... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "City of Ghosts"

  • October 8, 2017
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City of Ghosts is an unprecedented, on-the-ground transmission from the frontlines of one of the most important battles of our time: the fight against the Islamic State. It is a war being waged not only on the ground, but in the digital trenches of social media. Academy Award®-nominated director... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "An American in Paris"

  • October 9, 2017
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Broadway Producer and IU Alumna Harriet Newman Leve is scheduled to be present. A magical moment in cinema history, 1951’s An American in Paris won six Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, Best Screenplay, and Best Cinematography. When ex-GI Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) remains in... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "The Linguists"

  • October 9, 2017
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The Linguists is an engaging and unpredictable film on the subject of language diversity and endangered languages. It follows two scientists as they race around the world to document languages on the verge of extinction, in places such as Siberia, India, and Bolivia. By turns funny, suspenseful,... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Beach Rats"

  • October 12, 2017
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Director Eliza Hittman is scheduled to be present for the October 12 screening. Frankie, an aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn, struggles to escape his bleak home life and navigate questions of self-identity. He balances his abundance of time between his delinquent... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Buffalo Juggalos and Other Short Films"

  • October 13, 2017
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Director Scott Cummings and Producer Eliza Hittman are scheduled to be present. Scott Cummings was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” in 2014. He has an MFA in film directing from Cal Arts and began writing scripts for adult films before moving... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "It Felt Like Love"

  • October 13, 2017
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Director Eliza Hittman is scheduled to be present. During an uneventful summer on the outskirts of Brooklyn, Lila, a lonely 14-year-old from Gravesend, turns her attentions to Sammy, an older thug she sees at Rockaway beach. Wanting something to brag about, she weaves a story... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Eliza Hittman lecture

  • October 13, 2017
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This Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker program will be in the form of an extended, on-stage interview. Eliza Hittman is an Indiana University alumna and award-winning filmmaker, born and based in New York City. Her most recent feature Beach Rats won the 2017 Sundance Film Festival Directing... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Beach Rats"

  • October 14, 2017
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Director Eliza Hittman is scheduled to be present for the October 12 screening. Frankie, an aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn, struggles to escape his bleak home life and navigate questions of self-identity. He balances his abundance of time between his delinquent... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Beach Rats"

  • October 14, 2017
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Director Eliza Hittman is scheduled to be present for the October 12 screening. Frankie, an aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn, struggles to escape his bleak home life and navigate questions of self-identity. He balances his abundance of time between his delinquent... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Wild Strawberries"

  • October 14, 2017
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One of the films that established Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman as a global arthouse icon, Wild Strawberries has retained its position as a milestone in world cinema. When ailing 78-year-old Isak Borg (Victor Sjöström) travels cross-country to accept an honorary degree, he is haunted by... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Beach Rats"

  • October 15, 2017
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Director Eliza Hittman is scheduled to be present for the October 12 screening. Frankie, an aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn, struggles to escape his bleak home life and navigate questions of self-identity. He balances his abundance of time between his delinquent... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Inina Ptnaq Na Bcingan (Finding Sayun)"

  • October 15, 2017
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Inina Ptnaq Na Bcingan is a debut feature by Taiwan’s indigenous Atayal director Laha Mebow (Chen Chieh-yao). The film is shot in an Atayal village and features a cast of primarily nonprofessional indigenous actors. Centering on the legend of Sayun, an Atayal girl who drowned while carrying her... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Russian Ark"

  • October 16, 2017
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Alexander Sokurov’s dreamlike vision of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg broke boundaries as the first feature-length narrative film shot in a single take. The film takes the point-of-view of an unseen narrator as he explores the architecture and collection of the museum and travels through... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Bubba Ho-Tep"

  • October 20, 2017
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Elvis Presley isn’t dead; he just fell into a coma. After years of being unconscious in an East Texas nursing home, an elderly Elvis (Bruce Campbell) awakens and discovers he and the other residents of The Shady Rest Retirement Home are in danger, being feasted upon by a re-animated, malevolent,... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "A Man for All Seasons"

  • October 21, 2017
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A Man for all Seasons dramatizes the final years of Thomas More, between 1529–35, as he defies Henry VIII’s attempt to have him approve the annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon and take the Oath of Supremacy, making the king the “Supreme Head of the Church of England.” Based on... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "The Land Between"

  • October 21, 2017
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The Land Between is a documentary set in the Spanish-run enclave city of Melilla in northern Morocco—a potential gateway to Europe for African migrants and the largest migrant detention center on the continent. The film contrasts the institutional power of the European Union and its increasingly... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Loving"

  • October 22, 2017
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This period film, inspired by a landmark Supreme Court case, focuses on Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple living in segregated, 1950s Virginia, a state where miscegenation laws were still in place. Quietness hallmarks the storytelling, mirroring the silence of the Southern... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "The Shaman's Apprentice"

  • October 23, 2017
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The Shaman’s Apprentice presents a vivid account of Mark Plotkin’s adventures in ethnobotany in Amazonia and is known as one of the most stunning rainforest films ever made. This film takes us “through the emerald door” into the realm of shamans and reveals the richness of the medicinal lore... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Carcel de Arboles (Prison of Trees)"

  • October 27, 2017
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Director Guillermo Escalón is scheduled to be present. Chained and tortured, dozens of youths from America and prominent Guatemalan families were held captive in the depths of the Guatemalan jungle in the 1970s and 1980s. With the complicity of the military high command that governed... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "The Modern Jungle"

  • October 27, 2017
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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... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Exodus: Our Journey to Europe"

  • October 28, 2017
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Composed of footage shot largely by refugees themselves on camera phones distributed by the director over the course of a full year, the film offers migrants a rare opportunity to speak in their own voices and to exercise an unusual degree of control over their representation on screen. By... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Top Hat"

  • October 28, 2017
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When Jerry Travers (Fred Astaire) meets Dale Tremont (Ginger Rogers) in London, he ends up following her around the city trying to win her love. As in many of their other films together, the pair find themselves joined in song and dance despite the drama that ensues. This film is a wonderful... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Baraka"

  • October 29, 2017
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Baraka is a unique, beautiful, genre-breaking film that stimulates reflection on cultural and spiritual diversity, as well as fragility and resilience in the natural world. It conveys the beauty of human diversity and the dangers of environmental destruction in images and music, without dialogue.... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Le Circle Rouge"

  • October 29, 2017
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Police Captain Mattei is assigned to pick-up a dangerous criminal named Vogel and bring him back to Paris by night train. Vogel escapes and a manhunt across the region begins. In the meantime, another criminal (Alain Delon) is freed early from prison by a guard, who then offers him a ‘job.’ The... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Luther"

  • October 30, 2017
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Luther tells the story of a courageous monk who risked prison, death, and eternal damnation to defy a powerful church. This classic rendition of the story of Martin Luther, founder of the Protestant Reformation, stars Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love), who portrays Luther as a romantic hero,... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Le Doulos"

  • November 2, 2017
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With survival being their only guiding principle, Jean-Pierre Melville’s Le doulos exposes the brutal and subtle underworld of his enigmatic, backstabbing criminals. Maurice (Serge Reggiani) is fresh out of prison and looking to pay a debt with an easy heist. However, nothing is easy and when the... Learn more

IU CINEMA: The Addiction"

  • November 2, 2017
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In this allegory about drug addition, a philosophy graduate student in New York (Lily Taylor) is bitten by a vampire and turns into one herself. Filled with philosophical and theological references, the film intellectually deals with a character trying to come to terms with her new lifestyle and... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Never Too Young to Die"

  • November 3, 2017
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Never Too Young To Die is a genre-bending film that may be the best worst thing you’ve never seen. Reluctant high-school gymnast cum sci-fi secret agent Lance Stargrove (22-year-old John Stamos) must avenge his father, killed by the problematically “hermaphroditic” warlord Velvet Von Ragnar (Gene... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "The Scar of Shame" with live music

  • November 4, 2017
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The film will be presented with a live, world-premiere performance of a new orchestral score by Renèe Baker. A gifted pianist (Harry Henderson) falls in love with a common woman (Lucia Lynn Moses) and saves her from a life of poverty. However, he is reluctant to let her meet his... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "National Theatre Live: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead"

  • November 5, 2017
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Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour), and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London. David Leveaux’s new... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Stand By Me"

  • November 5, 2017
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In a small woodsy Oregon town, a group of friends—sensitive Gordie (Wil Wheaton), tough guy Chris (River Phoenix), flamboyant Teddy (Corey Feldman), and scaredy-cat Vern (Jerry O'Connell)—are in search of a missing teenager’s body. Wanting to be heroes in each other’s and their hometown’s eyes,... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa"

  • November 6, 2017
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Soft Vengeance follows South African lawyer, writer, art lover, and freedom fighter Albie Sachs, who challenged racial apartheid and later returned as one of the principal architects of South Africa’s non-racial and non-sexist post-apartheid Constitution. As a young man, Sachs defended those... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Black"

  • November 7, 2017
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Black investigates water pollution in Taiwan and its consequences for both the environment and poor communities who rely on contaminated crops. It asks, why have factories been allowed to sprout amidst green fields? How can a country address the issue of food security when it turns a blind eye to... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "The Simple-Minded Murderer"

  • November 9, 2017
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Stellan Skarsgård (Thor, Good Will Hunting) stars in this rarely screened coming-of-age film, set in Sweden in the late 1930s. In defense of his newly won independence, Sven (Skarsgård) takes on the town tyrant (portrayed by director Hans Alfredson). In Skarsgård’s own words: “… the very point of... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Bob le Flambeur"

  • November 10, 2017
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Silver-haired ex-gangster Bob Montagné (Roger Duchesne) moves from poker to craps to the track and back before one last heist, the Deauville casino. Filled with wry humor, Jean-Pierre Melville’s Bob le Flambeur blends the American gangster toughness of the noir films of the 1950s with a sense of... Learn more

IU CINEMA: 'Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream That One Calls Human Life"

  • November 10, 2017
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Timothy and Stephen Quay are considered to be among the most visionary artists/directors in the world, alongside Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam, David Lynch, and Julie Taymor. Their feature debut is an exquisitely realized anti-fairytale with a surreal sense of humor. Jakob (Mark Rylance) enrolls at... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "American Alley"

  • November 11, 2017
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American Alley traces the lives of Korean and immigrant women who provide sexual services to U.S. military personnel stationed near the camptown area called “American Alley” in South Korea. The film depicts the changing landscape of camptown life and sexualized labor as women from Russia and the... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Polina"

  • November 11, 2017
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Trained from an early age by rigorous, perfectionist Professor Bojinski, Polina is a promising classic dancer. She is just about to join the prestigious Bolchoï Ballet when she discovers contemporary dance. That throws everything into question on a profound level. Polina leaves it all behind and... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Herb & Dorothy"

  • November 12, 2017
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Collector Dorothy Vogel is scheduled to be present. Considered one of the best documentaries about art and artists, this award-winning film tells the incredible story of a New York City postal clerk and a librarian who built one of the country’s most important collections of... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Polina"

  • November 12, 2017
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Trained from an early age by rigorous, perfectionist Professor Bojinski, Polina is a promising classic dancer. She is just about to join the prestigious Bolchoï Ballet when she discovers contemporary dance. That throws everything into question on a profound level. Polina leaves it all behind and... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Tumbledown" film

  • November 13, 2017
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Producer Kristin Hahn is scheduled to be present. In Tumbledown, produced by Kristin Hahn, pop-culture scholar Andrew (Jason Sudeikis) comes to Maine to interview Hannah (Rebecca Hall), the protective widow of an acclaimed folk singer. Still grieving, Hannah is forced to confront a... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Dee Rees Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Program" lecture

  • November 16, 2017
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An alumna of New York University’s graduate film program and the Sundance Screenwriting and Directing Lab, Dee Rees is a writer/director whose feature film Pariah premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Pariah was honored with Sundance’s U.S. Dramatic Competition Excellence in... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Mudbound"

  • November 16, 2017
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Director Dee Rees is scheduled to be present. Set in the rural American South during World War II, Dee Rees’ Mudbound is an epic story of two families pitted against one another by a ruthless social hierarchy, yet bound together by the shared farmland of the Mississippi Delta. Mudbound... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Pariah"

  • November 16, 2017
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Director Dee Rees is scheduled to be present. Alike is a 17-year-old African American woman who lives with her family in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood. She has a flair for poetry and is a good high-school student. Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian.... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Bessie"

  • November 17, 2017
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Queen Latifah stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith, during her transformation from a struggling young singer into “The Empress of the Blues,” becoming one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s and an enduring icon today. The screenplay is based on a story by Horton Foote... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Night Song"

  • November 18, 2017
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Cathy Mallory (Merle Oberon), a San Francisco socialite, slowly falls in love with a blind composer and pianist named Dan Evans (Dana Andrews). Dan rejects the affection, assuming it comes from pity. After speaking to Dan’s best friend (Hoagy Carmichael), Cathy devises a plan she thinks will get... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "The Unknown Girl"

  • November 18, 2017
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While working late, Jenny, a young doctor, allows the door buzzer at the small clinic where she works to go unanswered. It is only later she learns the person ringing was an unidentified African woman who was found dead shortly after by the side of a road. Consumed by the thought she is to blame,... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "The Unknown Girl"

  • November 19, 2017
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While working late, Jenny, a young doctor, allows the door buzzer at the small clinic where she works to go unanswered. It is only later she learns the person ringing was an unidentified African woman who was found dead shortly after by the side of a road. Consumed by the thought she is to blame,... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Timberjack"

  • November 19, 2017
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Tim Chipman (Sterling Hayden) returns to Montana from college to discover that his father has been killed. Chipman’s father was a lumberman with his own logging company and there are debts to pay. Though the property and logs have substantial value, another logger controls the railroad and does... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Sunflower Occupation

  • November 27, 2017
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Jointly directed by nine members of the Taipei Documentary Filmmakers Union, Sunflower Occupation is a 10-part omnibus that recounts the genesis, process, and aftermath of the student-led Sunflower Movement of 2014. The film captures the challenges of democratic protest and citizen action during... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Dear Mandela"

  • December 2, 2017
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Dear Mandela follows the journeys of three friends from the rundown shacks of Durban’s slums to the highest court in South Africa. In response to the government’s campaign to “eradicate the slums” by evicting shack dwellers, these three friends refuse to be moved—even when facing eviction at... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc"

  • December 3, 2017
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Silent film with live guitar accompaniment by Jason Fickel. In La passion de Jean d’Arc, Dreyer draws on historical records to depict the vulnerability and strength of the cross-dressing warrior-mystic who led the French to victory against the English during the Hundred Years’ War... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Swamp Thing"

  • December 3, 2017
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Producer and IU Alumnus Michael Uslan is scheduled to be present. 35th Anniversary Screening. Deep in the Louisiana swamps, botanist Alex Holland (Ray Wise) and his sister, Linda, are in development of a top-secret, government bioengineering project. Just as the sibling... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Bonnie and Clyde"

  • December 4, 2017
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50th Anniversary Screening. Depression-era drifters Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) and Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway) embark on a life of crime—craving adventure and each other. Moviegoers in 1967 were unprepared for the cascading violence that would follow, and when audiences learned the... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Last Year at Marienbad"

  • December 4, 2017
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In Alain Resnais’ film, we know for certain that a man and woman meet at a château and disagree on whether they met in Marienbad the year before. What happens afterward within this surrealistic dream world however remains mysterious. As space and time become slippery entities, the film invites... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Dirty Dancing"

  • December 7, 2017
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30th Anniversary Screening. It’s the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances “Baby” Houseman would rather be saving the world than practicing her foxtrot with her parents and older sister at Kellerman’s Catskills resort. She’s aching to grow up and make a difference in the world. Stuck... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Army of Shadows"

  • December 8, 2017
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In Melville’s most personal film, Philippe (Lino Ventura), aided by Resistance compatriots—including maîtresse of disguise, Mathilde (Simone Signoret)—goes underground in the face of the German Occupation, but the price of heroism can be truly horrific. Now considered a masterpiece, the film was... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "The American Astronaut"

  • December 8, 2017
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Though not released in the ’90s, the film was workshopped at Sundance in 1998, and frankly, we couldn’t resist. Cory McAbee’s lo-fi, sci-fi, western, noir, musical is a treat for the eyes and ears, full of cinematic tributes. Interplanetary trader Samuel Curtis is on a mission—to deliver the... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "The Sound Of Music Quote-Along"

  • December 9, 2017
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Join us for the third annual The Sound of Music Quote-Along and don’t miss the chance to recite your favorite lines and tunes from this cherished family classic. Based on the true story of the Von Trapp Family singers, this Rodgers and Hammerstein musical stars Julie Andrews as Maria, a young... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "The Square"

  • December 9, 2017
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Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, The Square is a surreal, satirical drama set in a contemporary art museum where an installation meant to promote altruism—providing a symbolic space where only good things can happen—sets off an existential crisis engulfing the museum’s... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Red Grooms: Sunflower in a Hothouse/Fat Feet/Tappy Toes"

  • December 10, 2017
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Red Grooms: Sunflower in a Hothouse (1985) Directed by Thomas L. Neff Fat Feet/Tappy Toes (1966/1969) Directed by Red Grooms Although best known for his paintings, prints, and large sculptural constructions, Pop artist Red Grooms was also an influential experimental filmmaker during the... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "The Square"

  • December 10, 2017
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Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, The Square is a surreal, satirical drama set in a contemporary art museum where an installation meant to promote altruism—providing a symbolic space where only good things can happen—sets off an existential crisis engulfing the museum’s... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Crimson Film Festival"

  • December 11, 2017
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The 2017 program of short films will be announced in December. Crimson Film Festival is the largest showcase of undergraduate film content at Indiana University. It gives young filmmakers the rare chance to see their work projected on a big screen with a THX-certified sound system.... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Fall 2017 Student Films Showcase"

  • December 12, 2017
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Final program and screening order will be posted on www.cinema.indiana.edu closer to the program date. Films in this program are curated from projects in courses across Indiana University–Bloomington. (HD Presentation) Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Monterey Pop"

  • December 13, 2017
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New 4K Restoration. On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the beginning of the Summer of Love, the first Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward. Capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock ‘n’ roll, Monterey featured career-making performances by Jimi... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Monterey Pop"

  • December 14, 2017
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New 4K Restoration. On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the beginning of the Summer of Love, the first Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward. Capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock ‘n’ roll, Monterey featured career-making performances by Jimi... Learn more