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: "Toni Erdmann" film

  • March 30, 2017
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Winfried doesn’t see much of his working daughter Ines. The suddenly student-less music teacher decides to surprise her with a visit after the death of his old dog. It’s an awkward move because serious career woman Ines is working on an important project as a corporate strategist in Bucharest.... Learn more

IU Cinema: "Cape Fear" film

  • March 31, 2017
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Martin Scorsese brings heart-pounding suspense to one of the most acclaimed thrillers of all time. Fourteen years after being imprisoned, vicious psychopath Max Cady (Robert De Niro) emerges with a single-minded mission: to seek revenge on his attorney Sam Bowden (Nick Nolte). Cady becomes a... Learn more

IU Cinema: "The Red Turtle" film

  • March 31, 2017
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Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, The Red Turtle recounts the milestones in the life of a human being. This dialogue-free film full of enchanting and powerful imagery is the first feature film produced by Studio Ghibli following the... 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 Red Turtle" film

  • April 1, 2017
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Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, The Red Turtle recounts the milestones in the life of a human being. This dialogue-free film full of enchanting and powerful imagery is the first feature film produced by Studio Ghibli following the... Learn more

IU Cinema: "Amadeus: National Theatre Live" film

  • April 2, 2017
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Music. Power. Jealousy. Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy,... Learn more

IU Cinema: "The Destruction of Memory" film

  • April 2, 2017
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This documentary is based on the book The Destruction of Memory: Architecture at War by Robert Bevan, who served as the film’s producer. The Destruction of Memory looks at the ongoing actions of Daesh (ISIS) and other contemporary situations, but also reveals the decisions of the past that... Learn more

IU Cinema: "Primate" film*

  • April 3, 2017
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*Screening takes place in the IU Moving Image Archive Screening Room in the Herman B Wells Library. Free, but reservations required. Reserve online at http://iub.libcal.com/calendar/screening-room. Primate presents the day-to-day activities of a primate research center.... Learn more

IU Cinema: "Spa Night" film

  • April 3, 2017
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This year’s featured artist for the Emerging Asian/Pacific American Voices spotlight is director Andrew Ahn. Set in Los Angeles’s underground world of Korean spa gay hookups, Spa Night tells of a young man who works to reconcile his obligations to his struggling immigrant family with his... Learn more

IU Cinema: "Titicut Follies" film

  • April 4, 2017
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Frederick Wiseman is scheduled to be present. 50th Anniversary Screening. Celebrating its 50th Anniversary as a groundbreaking and influential documentary, Titicut Follies is a stark and graphic portrayal of the conditions that existed at the State Prison for the Criminally Insane at... Learn more

IU Cinema: "Boxing Gym" film

  • April 5, 2017
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The subject of the film is an Austin, Texas institution, Lord's Gym, which was founded over 20 years ago by Richard Lord, a former professional boxer. A wide variety of people of all ages, races, ethnicities and social classes train at the gym: men, women, children, doctors, lawyers, judges,... Learn more

IU Cinema: "Kate Plays Christine" film

  • April 5, 2017
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Director Robert Greene is scheduled to be present. A nonfiction psychological thriller that follows actor Kate Lyn Sheil as she prepares to play the role of Christine Chubbuck, a Florida television host who committed suicide on air in 1974. Christine's tragic death was the inspiration... Learn more

IU Cinema: Frederick Wiseman and Robert Greene Filmmaker to Filmmaker Conversation

  • April 5, 2017
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The 2017 Filmmaker to Filmmaker: Conversations from the Director’s Chair events will feature two highly respected and honored filmmakers, Frederick Wiseman and Robert Greene, both with new projects being released in 2017. The conversation will be a rare opportunity to hear Frederick Wiseman speak... Learn more

IU Cinema: "La femme du boulanger (The Baker’s Wife)" film

  • April 6, 2017
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New 4K Restoration. A classic film of love, betrayal, forgiveness, and baking by French master Marcel Pagnol, The Baker’s Wife revolves around the centrality of bread for a small Provençal village. Marital discord between the baker—Orson Welles declared Raimu the greatest actor in the... Learn more

IU Cinema: "Monsieur Lazhar" film

  • April 7, 2017
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After the suicide of an elementary school teacher in Montréal, Algerian immigrant Bashir Lazhar surfaces to replace her, claiming to have taught many years in his home country. As his students struggle to move beyond the loss of their former teacher, Bashir is forced to cope with significant... Learn more

IU Cinema: "Guibord s’en va-t-en guerre (My Internship in Canada)" film

  • April 8, 2017
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In this good-humored but incisive political satire, Steve Guibord (Patrick Huard), a member of parliament from Québec, finds himself in the unexpected and unwelcome position of casting the tie-breaking vote to decide whether Canada will go to war in the Middle East. Overwhelmed by the media... Learn more

IU Cinema: "Painted Nails" film

  • April 10, 2017
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The American dream begins to crumble when Van Hoang, a shy nail salon owner, suffers headaches, memory loss, and two miscarriages. Her health problems are the result of the unregulated toxic chemicals in the products used for her clients’ manicures and pedicures. She courageously takes on the... Learn more

IU Cinema: "The Battle of Chile, Pt. 1" film

  • April 11, 2017
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Part 1: The Insurrection of the Bourgeoisie examines the escalation of rightist opposition following the left’s unexpected victory in Congressional elections held in March 1973. Finding that parliamentary democracy would not stop Allende’s socialist policies, the right wing shifted its tactics... Learn more

IU Cinema: "Chile, Obstinate Memory" film

  • April 13, 2017
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Patricio Guzmán’s visit has been postponed by the filmmaker. New dates have not been determined. He will not be present at any April events. Patricio Guzmán returns to Chile after 25 years, bringing with him a print of The Battle of Chile. Although his landmark documentary had toured... Learn more

IU Cinema: "Nostalgia for the Light" film

  • April 13, 2017
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Patricio Guzmán’s visit has been postponed by the filmmaker. New dates have not been determined. He will not be present at any April events. The Atacama Desert is where astronomers from all over the world gather to observe the stars, with a sky so translucent that you can see the... Learn more

IU Cinema: "The Pearl Button" film

  • April 14, 2017
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Patricio Guzmán’s visit has been postponed by the filmmaker. New dates have not been determined. He will not be present at any April events. The ocean contains the history of all humanity, while the sea holds the voices of the Earth and receives impetus from the stars, transmitting it... Learn more

IU Cinema: "It Happened One Night" film

  • April 17, 2017
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Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert team up for laughs as mismatched lovers in this 1934 screwball comedy classic. Spoiled Ellie Andrews (Colbert) escapes from her millionaire father (Walter Connolly), who wants to stop her from marrying a worthless playboy. En route to New York, Ellie gets... Learn more

IU Cinema: "The Man Who Knew Infinity" film

  • April 17, 2017
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This film is the true story of friendship that forever changed mathematics. In 1913, Srinivasa Ramanujan—a self-taught Indian mathematics genius—traveled to Trinity College, Cambridge. Over the course of five years, he forged a bond with his mentor, the brilliant and eccentric G.H. Hardy, and... Learn more

IU Cinema: "Sotto falso nome (Strange Crime)" film

  • April 19, 2017
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The famous, yet mysterious writer, Daniel (Daniel Auteuil) is married to Nicoletta (Greta Scacchi), a beautiful Italian lawyer. Her son Fabrizio, (Giorgio Lupano) from a previous marriage, is getting married on Capri. On the way to the wedding, Daniel meets a woman named Milla (Anna Mouglalis)... Learn more

IU Cinema: "Viaggio segreto (Secret Journey)" film

  • April 20, 2017
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After 30 years, two siblings return to the scene of a brutal event from their childhood. Leo (Alessio Boni), now a psychiatrist, has avoided his past by pouring everything into his work and the support of his sister Ale (Valeria Solarino), a fledgling actress and model. Ale’s artist boyfriend... Learn more

IU Cinema: "Viva la libertà! (Long Live Freedom)" film

  • April 21, 2017
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As the national election approaches, Enrico Oliveri (Toni Servillo) has plummeted in the polls and his supporters and adversaries alike begin to acknowledge his impending downfall. Unwilling to face the failure of his party, Oliveri vanishes. The party leadership tries to hedge for time by... Learn more

IU Cinema: "Le confessioni (The Confessions)" film

  • April 22, 2017
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A G8 meeting is being held at a luxury hotel on the German coast. The world’s most powerful economists are gathered to enact important provisions that will deeply influence the world economy. One of the guests is a mysterious Italian monk (Toni Servillo), invited by Daniel Rochè (Daniel Auteuil),... 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

IU Cinema: "The Last Temptation of Christ" film

  • April 30, 2017
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Based on the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis and starring Willem Dafoe, The Last Temptation of Christ is a visually breathtaking accomplishment that earned Martin Scorsese an Academy Award® nomination for Best Achievement in Directing, as well as Golden Globe® nominations for Barbara Hershey (Best... Learn more

IU Cinema: "Yarim (The Half)" film

  • April 30, 2017
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Yarim (The Half) is the story of two halves setting out to become a whole, of the efforts made by two children to play the existing male-female roles. Fidan is a 15-year-old shepherd girl who lives in poverty with her family in a village in eastern Turkey. Her father gives her as a bride to an... Learn more

IU Cinema: "La Danse" film

  • May 1, 2017
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The Paris Opera Ballet is one of the world’s great ballet companies. The film follows the rehearsals and performances of seven ballets: Genus by Wayne McGregor, Le Songe de Medée by Angelin Preljocaj, La Maison de Bernarda by Mats Ek, Paquita by Pierre Lacotte, Casse Noisette by Rudolph Nureyev,... Learn more

IU Cinema: "The Salesman" film

  • May 8, 2017
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After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment. However, once relocated, a sudden eruption of violence linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the... Learn more

IU Cinema: "The Salesman" film

  • May 11, 2017
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After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment. However, once relocated, a sudden eruption of violence linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the... Learn more

IU Cinema: "The Salesman" film

  • May 13, 2017
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After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment. However, once relocated, a sudden eruption of violence linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the... Learn more