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: 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

Year of the Woman Fit Screening and Panel Discussion

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 media anchors, including Walter Cronkite, on the limited... 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: They Shall Not Grow Old 3D

On the centenary of the end of First World War, Academy Award-winner Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) delivers an extraordinary new work showing the Great War as you have never seen it. Using state-of-the-art technology to restore original archival footage which is more than a... Learn more

IU Cinema: They Shall Not Grow Old 3D

On the centenary of the end of First World War, Academy Award-winner Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) delivers an extraordinary new work showing the Great War as you have never seen it. Using state-of-the-art technology to restore original archival footage which is more than a... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Amazing Grace

Filmed over the course of two days in Los Angeles’ New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in 1972, Amazing Grace documents the recording of Aretha Franklin’s best-selling gospel album of the same name. Director Sydney Pollack’s footage has never been publicly screened until recently cleared for... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Amazing Grace

Filmed over the course of two days in Los Angeles’ New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in 1972, Amazing Grace documents the recording of Aretha Franklin’s best-selling gospel album of the same name. Director Sydney Pollack’s footage has never been publicly screened until recently cleared for... 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

IU CINEMA: Crystal Swan

Set a few years after Belarus gained independence in 1990, this vibrant debut feature by writer/director Darya Zhuk follows the path of young Evelina, who dreams of moving to Chicago where she could pursue her passion for house music. However, obtaining a U.S. visa proves a difficult endeavor... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Crystal Swan

Set a few years after Belarus gained independence in 1990, this vibrant debut feature by writer/director Darya Zhuk follows the path of young Evelina, who dreams of moving to Chicago where she could pursue her passion for house music. However, obtaining a U.S. visa proves a difficult endeavor... Learn more

IU CINEMA: All About Eve

Photo credit: Gillian Anderson by Pari Dukovic; Lily James by Perou Gillian Anderson and Lily James lead in All About Eve, from the West End in London. All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now... Learn more

IU CINEMA: High Life

In Claire Denis’ highly anticipated science-fiction film, Monte (Robert Pattinson) and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to deep space. The crew—death-row inmates led by a doctor (Juliette Binoche) with sinister motives—has vanished. As the mystery of what... Learn more

IU CINEMA: High Life

In Claire Denis’ highly anticipated science-fiction film, Monte (Robert Pattinson) and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to deep space. The crew—death-row inmates led by a doctor (Juliette Binoche) with sinister motives—has vanished. As the mystery of what... Learn more