IU Cinema

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

Indiana University Cinema is a world-class venue and curatorial program dedicated to the highest standards of presentation of film in both traditional and modern forms. By providing unique and enriching cinematic experiences, the Cinema advances Indiana University's long-standing commitment to excellence, scholarship, and engagement in the arts across campus and community. Located in the heart of IU's Bloomington campus, the 260-seat, THX Certified Cinema has screenings almost daily. Since opening in 2011, IU Cinema has hosted many influential filmmakers through its Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Series, including Werner Herzog, Ava DuVernay, and Mira Nair, as well as acting luminaries Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline.

IU CINEMA: The Wonders

The Wonders focuses on the complex relationship between a Jerusalem street artist named Arnav and a mysterious, modern- day prophet held prisoner in an abandoned apartment across the alleyway. Inspired by a true story and using the city of Jerusalem as a character, The Wonders combines genres,... Learn more

IU Cinema Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Program: Avi Nesher

  • February 20, 2019
  • 812-856-CINE

Lecture takes place in Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies auditorium, located on the ground floor of the East Wing (room GA0001). Avi Nesher’s many award-winning films have been integral to Israeli cinema, placing him as one of Israel’s all-time greatest... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Za’am V’Tehilah (Rage and Glory)

Director Avi Nesher is scheduled to be present/35th Anniversary Screening. Restored in 2018 by the Jerusalem Cinematheque and the Israel Film Archive, Rage and Glory is considered by critics the best Israeli film ever made. The film tells the story of an avowed anarchist, Eddy the... Learn more

IU CINEMA: SHE

Director Avi Nesher is scheduled to be present/35th Anniversary Screening. Before Nesher spent time in Hollywood making genre films, he adapted the H. Rider Haggard novel SHE for Transworld Pictures, which he shot in Italy. In a post-apocalyptic, backward world leftover from an event... Learn more

IU CINEMA: The Other Story

Director Avi Nesher is scheduled to be present. In this moving family drama—interspersed with exuberant comedic moments—Yonatan returns to Israel after being in the U.S. for years. This is at the request of his father, a marriage counsellor who wants him to join his practice. He is... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Space is the Place / Afronauts / Polly One

Space is the Place The same year of Armstrong’s moon landing, Sun Ra and the Archestra land on an unknown planet in the fictional narrative Space is the Place. They declare the planet a new colony for African Americans and begin a long, arduous journey of recruiting settlers from... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Strangers on a Train

Alfred Hitchcock’s classic psychological thriller is a tale of two men whose lives become entangled by their chance meeting on a train. When tennis star Guy Haines (Farley Granger) complains about his troublesome wife, Bruno Antony (Robert Walker) suggests a murderous plan that blurs the line... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Conducta (Behavior)

Carmela, a teacher nearing retirement, has a special place in her heart for kids like 11-year-old Chala. He lives in a run-down Havana neighborhood with his alcoholic mother, whom he supports by selling pigeons and training dogs to fight. When Chala’s behavior at school gets him into trouble, the... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Easy Rider

Considered a landmark road film of the 1960s, Easy Rider chronicles the search for freedom by two motorcycle drifters who invite an alcoholic lawyer to join them on their liberating journey to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay (written by... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Examen d’état (National Diploma)

Examen d’Etat follows a group of determined students on their mission to succeed in the Congolese National Baccalaureate Exam. Students who can’t pay the fees are asked to leave school, but far from giving up, they decide to rent a house to study. Set in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Cold War

A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia, and Paris, the film depicts an impossible love story in... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Cold War

A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia, and Paris, the film depicts an impossible love story in... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Nabospionen (Next Door Spy)

Suggested for children age 7 and older. Agatha Christine, a.k.a. AC, is 10 years old. She really wants to be a private detective and has her own office in the family basement. She doesn’t care that people think she is weird. One day she meets a boy in the local shop. His name is... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Zero Motivation

Spanning a single year, three consecutive stories recount the events of an administration office located at a remote army base in the Israeli desert. The film is a military epic featuring power struggles, intrigue, and a friendship on trial. But unlike the traditional war film, Zero Motivation... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Double Exposure 2019

Experience the magic that happens when film-production students are paired with student composers at the beginning of the creative process to collaborate on the creation of a new film. Double Exposure is an experimental program between composition students in the Jacobs School of Music and film... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Ghost Town to Havana

Director Eugene Corr is scheduled to be present. Ghost Town introduces two extraordinary coaches who are committed to bringing out the best in their youth baseball players. They meet first on videotape, and Coach Roscoe vows to bring his players from their gang-ridden neighborhood in... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Rafiki

Bursting with the colorful street style and music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, Rafiki is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. Kena and Ziki have long been told that “good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives”—but they yearn for... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Rafiki

Bursting with the colorful street style and music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, Rafiki is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. Kena and Ziki have long been told that “good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives”—but they yearn for... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Edward Albee’s astounding journey into the hell of a stormy marriage blazes with powerhouse performances by Elizabeth Taylor and Sandy Dennis (who won Oscars for their performances) and Richard Burton and George Segal (who were nominated for their performances). In Who’s Afraid of Virginia... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Eight Hours Don't Make a Day

New 2K Restoration There will be a 45-minute intermission approximately halfway through the screening for a meal break. A young Fassbinder was commissioned to make a working-class family drama, and he upended expectations by depicting social realities in West Germany from a... Learn more

IU CINEMA: The Marriage of Maria Braun

Maria (Hanna Schygulla) marries Hermann Braun in the last days of World War II, only to have him disappear in the war. Alone, Maria uses her beauty and ambition to prosper in Germany’s “economic miracle” of the 1950s. Fassbinder’s biggest international box-office success and the first part of a... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Capernaum (Chaos)

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum tells the story of Zain, a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the “crime” of giving him life. The film follows Zain as he journeys from gutsy, streetwise child to hardened 12-year-old “adult”—fleeing his... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Capernaum (Chaos)

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum tells the story of Zain, a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the “crime” of giving him life. The film follows Zain as he journeys from gutsy, streetwise child to hardened 12-year-old “adult”—fleeing his... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Cool Hand Luke

Following its release in 1967, Cool Hand Luke cemented Paul Newman in cinematic history and made him one of the most recognizable faces of the decade. Newman stars as a convict who refuses to conform to the expectations of his prison guards, a message that resonated with the anti-authoritarian... Learn more

Mexico Remixed Presents: IU CINEMA: Japón

With comparisons to films by Abbas Kiarostami, Andrei Tarkovsky, Werner Herzog, and even John Ford, Carlos Reygadas’ Japón tells the story of an aging, melancholy painter who leaves Mexico City for the rural interior, with little more than some classical music, a pistol, and the intent to end his... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Fly Me to the Moon

Director Esther Figueroa is scheduled to be present. This work-in-progress screening will be the first public presentation of the film and will be followed by a discussion with environmentalist filmmaker Figueroa. The feature-length documentary Fly Me to the Moon focuses on... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Miss Hokusai

This award-winning Japanese animated film, based on a historical manga series by Hinako Sugiura, tells the story of Katsushika Ōi (ca. 1800–ca. 1866), an artist who worked in the shadow of her famous father—the great ukiyo-e print designer Katsushika Hokusai. In addition to exploring issues... Learn more

Mexico Remixed Presents: IU CINEMA: Silent Light

Johan is a married man and father who falls in love with another woman, against the laws of man and God. This threatens his place in his conservative Mennonite community in the north of Mexico. His friend and father offer no respite, citing the work of the devil. He must agonizingly choose... Learn more

Mexico Remixed Presents: IU CINEMA: Nuestro Tiempo (Our Time)

Writer/Director Carlos Reygadas is scheduled to be present. A family lives in the Mexican countryside raising fighting bulls. Esther (Natalia López) is in charge of running the ranch, while her husband Juan (Reygadas), a world-renowned poet, raises and selects the beasts. Their open... Learn more

Mexico Remixed Presents: IU Cinema Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Program: Carlos Reygadas

This Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker program will be in the form of an extended, on-stage interview. Carlos Reygadas was born and raised in Mexico City, where he studied law before getting a degree in conflict resolution in London. He worked for the European Commission and was part of the... Learn more

Mexico Remixed Presents: IU CINEMA: Battle in Heaven

Writer/Director Carlos Reygadas is scheduled to be present. Cast entirely with non-professionals, Battle in Heaven tells the story of Marcos, the middle-aged chauffeur of Ana, the daughter of a Mexican general. Marcos is the only member of Ana’s household who knows she leads a double... Learn more

IU CINEMA: In the Life of Music / Rupture

Director Caylee So is scheduled to be present. In The Life Of Music In the Life of Music tells a triptych of stories: three chapters, three generations, and three worlds indelibly transformed by the Khmer Rouge. It is an unforgettable exploration of love, war, and a family’s... Learn more

Mexico Remixed Presents: IU CINEMA: Post Tenebras Lux (Light after Darkness)

Post Tenebras Lux, the story of an upscale, urban family whose move to the Mexican countryside results in domestic crises and class friction, is a stunningly photographed, impressionistic psychological portrait of a family and their place in a sublime, unforgiving natural world. Reygadas conjures... Learn more

IU CINEMA: For Izzy

For Izzy presents a narrative feature drama told in a documentary format and infused with elements of magical realism. Anna, a retired divorcee, and Dede, her lesbian daughter, move next door to Peter, a lonely widowed father to Laura, an adult with autism. Unexpected romance, friendship, and... Learn more

Mexico Remixed Presents: IU CINEMA: Semana Santa

Single mother Dali and her young son Pepe take a beach holiday with Dali’s boyfriend during Holy Week. From the beginning, we understand that Pepe very clearly has no interest in his mother’s new partner. The already volatile relationship between the three is further challenged by competing... Learn more

IU CINEMA: bias

Director/Producer Robin Hauser is scheduled to be present. bias is a film that challenges us to confront our hidden biases and understand what we risk when we follow our gut. Through exposing her own biases, award-winning documentary filmmaker Hauser highlights the nature of implicit... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Straw Dogs

Writer/Director Rod Lurie and Composer Larry Groupé are scheduled to be present. David and Amy Sumner (James Marsden and Kate Bosworth), a Hollywood screenwriter and his actress wife, return to her small hometown in the deep South to prepare the family home for sale after her father’s... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Rod Lurie and Larry Groupé

The director-composer relationship is a critical one in filmmaking. There are many long-term, well-known collaborators: Steven Spielberg and John Williams, Alfred Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann, Christopher Nolan and Hans Zimmer, Tim Burton and Danny Elfman, and so on. The artistic conception,... Learn more

IU CINEMA: The Contender

The hard-ball gamesmanship and character assassination of American politics sets the stage for this thriller. When the Vice President of the United States unexpectedly dies, all eyes in Washington, D.C., are on President Jackson Evans (Jeff Bridges) as he chooses a new VP. He picks Senator Laine... Learn more

IU CINEMA: A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery

There will be a 45-minute intermission approximately halfway through the screening for a meal break. Shot in black-and-white and set during the Philippine Revolution of 1896 against Spain, the ballad of Jocelynang Baliwag becomes the hymn of the insurgents. While searching for the body... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Mirai (Future)

One of the few challengers to Miyazaki Hayao and Studio Ghibli’s anime crown is director Hosoda Mamoru, whose fanciful yet emotionally profound works have made him one of the most successful animated filmmakers of the past two decades. In his latest film, Mirai, Hosoda examines the enduring... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Munyurangabo

In this buddy, road movie, set against the backdrop of an unhealed, post-genocide Rwanda, two teenaged best friends, Sangwa and Munyurangabo, who are making their way in the big city set off for Sangwa’s village with backpacks and a Chekhovian prop. Unresolved anger, simmering distrust, and deep... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.

Drawn from a cache of personal videos from the past 22 years, the Sundance award-winning Matangi / Maya / M.I.A. is a startling profile of the critically acclaimed M.I.A., chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee to immigrant to global phenom. Matangi / Maya / M.I.A. provides unparalleled,... Learn more

Mexico Remixed Presents: IU CINEMA: La mujer sin cabeza (The Headless Woman)

Filmmaker Alejandra Márquez Abella is scheduled to be present. A bourgeois middle-aged dentist named Veronica drives alone on a dirt road, becomes distracted, and runs over something. Immediately, she becomes disoriented, unmoored from her identity and reality—like a sleepwalker who’s... Learn more

Mexico Remixed Presents: IU CINEMA: Las niñas bien (The Good Girls)

Writer/Director Alejandra Márquez Abella is scheduled to be present. The charming, always perfect, and spoiled Sofia faces the unimaginable: her social decay. Set during Mexico’s 1982 economic crisis, Sofia will do everything possible to maintain her place in society. Her fall,... Learn more

Mexico Remixed Presents: IU Cinema Filmmaker to Filmmaker: Alejandra Márquez Abella and Lucretia Martel

Filmmaker to Filmmaker: Alejandra Márquez Abella and Lucrecia Martel The program is endowed through a gift from Roberta and Jim Sherman, with an Indiana University Bicentennial Campaign Match. This program is additionally supported by the IU Arts and Humanities Council and Mexico... Learn more

Mexico Remixed Presents: IU CINEMA: La Ciénaga (The Swamp)

Writer/Director Lucrecia Martel is scheduled to be present. The release of La Ciénaga heralded the arrival of an astonishingly vital and original voice in Argentine cinema. With a radical and disturbing take on narrative, beautiful cinematography, and a highly sophisticated use of... Learn more

IU CINEMA: La niña santa (The Holy Girl)

Writer/Director Lucrecia Martel is scheduled to be present. A medical symposium in the rundown Hotel Termas sets the stage for two teenage girls to explore their sexuality and converging spirituality with the hotel’s new visitors. The girls begin to discover the differences between... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Zama

Writer/Director Lucrecia Martel is scheduled to be present. Don Diego de Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, waits for a letter from the king granting him a transfer from the town in which he is stagnating. His situation is delicate. Zama must ensure nothing... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Mon Voisin, Mon Tueur (My Neighbor, My Killer)

How can a country of 10 million bring to trial approximately 130,000 people accused of murdering 800,000 neighbors in one of the worst genocides of the 20th century? Anne Aghion’s documentary is the culmination of 10 years of filming the implementation of the traditional Gacaca courts as a form... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Two-Lane Blacktop

Their world is a two-lane blacktop ... no beginning ... no end ... no speed limit! In this controversial and acclaimed story of drag-racing drifters, the drivers of a ’55 Chevy (Dennis Wilson as the mechanic, James Taylor as the driver) and Pontiac GTO (Warren Oates) battle across the back roads... Learn more

IU CINEMA: La mia generazione (My Generation)

Writer/Director Wilma Labate is scheduled to be present. Set in 1983 Sicily, Braccio (Claudio Amendola) is a political prisoner who has already served four years of a heavy sentence. He is transferred to San Vittore prison in Milan, where he has a girlfriend nearby. The real purpose of... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Domenica (Sunday)

Writer/Director Wilma Labate is scheduled to be present. Police inspector Sciarra (Claudio Amendola), on the eve of retirement, must bring a young orphaned girl to the morgue to identify the body of her alleged rapist from the previous year. The film tells a moving story of two people... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Signorina Effe

Writer/Director Wilma Labate is scheduled to be present. The defeat of the auto factory workers’ utopian dream at FIAT, Italy’s most powerful car manufacturer, is narrated in an allegorical story of love and power. Emma (Valeria Solarino), raised in a working-class family with... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Arrivederci Saigon

Writer/Director Wilma Labate is scheduled to be present. Five young girls, equipped with musical instruments and a love for singing, leave from a small town in Tuscany to start a tour in the Far East. They dreamed of notoriety, but found themselves in a war. The year is 1968, and the... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Year of the Woman

A post-screening discussion will follow the film. Poet, activist, and journalist Sandra Hochman and an all-female crew documented and participated in the radical interventions of the Women’s Movement at the 1972 Democratic National Convention. These activists and filmmakers challenged... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Farewell My Concubine

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie is scheduled to introduce. Starting in the 1920s and spanning through the Cultural Revolution, the film tracks two Peking Opera stars and their unwavering friendship which is tested by sexual orientation, love interests, war, a communist... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Pájaros de verano (Birds of Passage)

From the Oscar-nominated team behind the genre-defying Embrace of the Serpent, Birds of Passage is an audacious saga centered on the Wayúu indigenous people during a crucial period in recent Colombian history. Torn between his desire to become a powerful man and his duty to uphold his culture’s... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Waking Ned Devine

Programmed by IU Cinema House Manager Gabe Donnelly. This classic Irish comedy exposes the remote village Tullymore, where someone has just struck gold. Ned Devine has won several million in the National Lottery, but the one hitch is that he’s dead. Dying from the shock of winning, the... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Spring 2019 Student Films Showcase

The Spring 2019 Student Showcase is a film festival celebrating top cinematic work done by student filmmakers on the IU Bloomington campus during the 2018–19 academic year. This curated event will highlight documentary, narrative, and experimental films—with nominations and awards for Best:... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Supa Modo

Suggested for children age 8 and older. Jo, a witty, terminally ill girl is taken back to her rural village to live out the rest of her short life. Her only comfort during these dull times are her dreams of being a superhero, which prove to be something her rebellious teenage sister... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Antony & Cleopatra

Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Pressing On: The Letterpress Film

Directors Erin Beckloff and Andrew P. Quinn are scheduled to be present. A post-screening discussion with the directors, led by Founding Dean of the School of Art, Architecture + Design Peg Faimon, will follow the screening. This Midwest-produced documentary traces the... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Pájaros de verano (Birds of Passage)

From the Oscar-nominated team behind the genre-defying Embrace of the Serpent, Birds of Passage is an audacious saga centered on the Wayúu indigenous people during a crucial period in recent Colombian history. Torn between his desire to become a powerful man and his duty to uphold his culture’s... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Dogman

In a seaside village on the outskirts of an Italian city, where the only law seems to be survival of the fittest, Marcello is a slight, mild-mannered man who divides his days between working at his modest dog-grooming salon, caring for his daughter Alida, and being coerced into the petty criminal... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Dogman

In a seaside village on the outskirts of an Italian city, where the only law seems to be survival of the fittest, Marcello is a slight, mild-mannered man who divides his days between working at his modest dog-grooming salon, caring for his daughter Alida, and being coerced into the petty criminal... Learn more

IU CINEMA: The Human Condition

There will be a 45-minute intermission approximately halfway through the screening for a meal break. Masaki Kobayashi’s mammoth humanist drama is one of the most staggering achievements of Japanese cinema. Originally filmed and released in three parts, the nine-and-a-half-hour The... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Celluloid Man

Director Shivendra Singh Dungarpur is scheduled to be present. Celluloid Man is a documentary tribute to P.K. Nair, an extraordinary man who built the National Film Archive of India ‘can-by-can’ in a country where film preservation and restoration are completely disregarded. The film... Learn more

IU CINEMA: John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection

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... Learn more

IU CINEMA: War and Peace

New 4K Restoration There will be a 45-minute intermission approximately halfway through the screening for a meal break. Winner of the 1968 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, Bondarchuk’s War and Peace remains a landmark achievement in cinema history, epically depicting Russia... Learn more

IU CINEMA: The Matrix Revisited

The Matrix 20th Anniversary Screening. The three films will be presented as one screening with films screened back-to-back with approximately 30-minutes between screenings and no clearing of the Cinema. One $8 ticket will gain entry for all three films, and patrons may arrive or leave... Learn more