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.

SQÜRL: Jim Jarmusch and Carter Logan

Silent film with live musical accompaniment. SQÜRL is an enthusiastically marginal rock band from New York City who likes big drums and distorted guitars, cassette recorders, loops, feedback, sad country songs, molten stoner core, chopped and screwed hip-hop, and imaginary movie scores. This... Learn more

Dead Man

Writer/Director Jim Jarmusch is scheduled to be present. 25th Anniversary Screening. 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... Learn more

Guest Filmmaker: Jim Jarmusch

The East Village of the late 1970s gave enigmatic artist—writer, director, poet, composer, musician—Jim Jarmusch the freedom to try anything. Originally set on being a poet, the Downtown scene tempted him into dabbling in multiple art forms, including music and eventually film. After receiving a... Learn more

The Limits of Control

Writer/Director Jim Jarmusch is scheduled to be present. Set in the striking landscapes of contemporary Spain, The Limits of Control is a story of a mysterious loner who is in the process of completing an ambiguous, but surely illegal job, and who trusts no one. His journey, both... Learn more

The Secret of NIMH

Mrs. Brisby is a mild-mannered mother mouse with a plan to move heaven and earth—or at least her house and home—to save her family from Farmer Fitzgibbons’ plow. On her way to find help, she discovers NIMH—a secret society of highly-intelligent rats who have escaped from a nearby science lab and... Learn more

리틀 포레스트 (Little Forest)

Film Scholar and IU Alumnus Darcy Paquet is scheduled to be present. -- Hye-won is just out of college and not getting anywhere in life in the big city. She returns to the village and the house where she grew up. Her mother has moved away, but the house is welcoming and full of... Learn more

Paterson

Paterson (Adam Driver) is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, N.J.—they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield and overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him; he writes... Learn more

Sunset Boulevard

Arguably the most biting satire of Hollywood ever made, writer/director Billy Wilder employed silent-era star Gloria Swanson and silent-era director Erich von Stroheim as two of the three centerpieces of this deliciously witty and deeply creepy story of a faded star trying to mount a comeback to... Learn more

Tokyo Nagaremono (Tokyo Drifter)

With its bright color palette, creative use of the Ginza nightclub district, and catchy pop-ballad theme song—which the protagonist croons at every opportunity—Tokyo Drifter starts by indulging the hedonistic youth culture of 1960s Tokyo and builds toward stylistic abstraction in its climactic... Learn more

Claudine

A unique film on the emotional truths of living under the big, omnipresent force of the welfare office, Claudine follows the titular character—played by the dynamic Diahann Carroll—as she raises her children by working as a domestic maid for rich, white families. Her life is changed when Roop... Learn more

Eraserhead

A dream of dark and troubling things, David Lynch’s 1977 debut feature, Eraserhead, is both a lasting cult sensation and a work of extraordinary craft and beauty. With its mesmerizing black-and-white photography by Frederick Elmes and Herbert Cardwell, evocative sound design, and unforgettably... Learn more

To Each His Own Cinema

Commissioned to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Festival de Cannes, To Each His Own Cinema brings together a literal who’s who of international master filmmakers (33 in total) to create three-minute films which speak to their current state of mind (in 2007), inspired by a movie theatre. The... Learn more

Lost Horizon

After surviving a plane crash in the Himalayas, Robert Conway (Ronald Colman) and a band of survivors find their way to Shangri-La, a magical utopia hidden deep in the mountains. There they find inner peace, love, and a sense of purpose—until a nefarious plot emerges that could ruin everything.... Learn more

Unstrap Me

An aging, sexually frustrated Uncle Bojo abandons his passionless homelife for a road trip full of titillating thrills and horny engagements. Made by George Kuchar—known for his prolific output of lurid and hilarious amateur films—Unstrap Me is a spectacle of fantastic costumes, dazzling... Learn more

벌새 (House of Hummingbird)

House of Hummingbird follows the life of Eun-hee, a 14-year-old middle school girl, as she copes with growing up in the development-obsessed Seoul of the mid-1990s. Director Bora Kim was the same age as the protagonist during that time and makes use of autobiographical details to flesh out the... Learn more

줄탁동시 (Stateless Things)

Director KyungMook Kim is scheduled to be present. -- Stateless Things is a claustrophobic drama about two stateless boys, struggling while living on the fringe of society in South Korea. Although they couldn’t be more different, Jun and Hyeon are linked by their loneliness and... Learn more

Guest FIlmmakers: Bora Kim, KyungMook Kim & Darcy Paquet

Bora Kim is a South Korean filmmaker who holds an MFA in film directing from Columbia University. Her recent short film, The Recorder Exam, won numerous awards, including the Best Student Filmmaker Award from the Directors Guild of America and was a National Finalist for the 2012 Student Academy... Learn more

벌새 (House of Hummingbird)

Director Bora Kim is scheduled to be present -- House of Hummingbird follows the life of Eun-hee, a 14-year-old middle school girl, as she copes with growing up in the development-obsessed Seoul of the mid-1990s. Director Bora Kim was the same age as the protagonist during that time and... Learn more

Seahorse

Freddy McConnell and Director Jeanie Finlay are scheduled to be present. -- One Trans Man’s Story of Pregnancy and Birth Freddy is 30 and yearns to start a family, but for him this ordinary desire comes with unique challenges. He is a gay transgender man. Deciding to carry... Learn more

A Warm December

Sidney Poitier stars in this whirlwind romance as the recently widowed Dr. Matt Younger who meets Catherine (Esther Anderson) while in London with his daughter. As Matt gets closer to Catherine, he realizes she is not only a princess and ambassador’s niece, but is also sick with sickle-cell... Learn more

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Silent film with live orchestral accompaniment. 100th Anniversary Screening. -- World Premiere of a New Orchestral Score. The 2020 Jon Vickers Film Scoring Award was presented to Ryn Jorgensen in May 2019 as a commission to create an orchestral score for the 1920 film Dr. Jekyll and Mr.... Learn more

Aaron Loves Angela

45th Anniversary Screening -- Teenage Aaron (Kevin Hooks), a member of the aspiring but losing basketball team the Harlem Saints, doesn’t really want to do anything but be with Angela (Irene Cara). Despite his father’s wishes to turn Aaron into the sports star he could’ve been, Aaron... Learn more

CatVideoFest 2020

A percentage of the proceeds from this event will directly support Lil BUB’s Big FUND, the first national fund for special-needs pets. -- CatVideoFest is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music... Learn more

Clueless

25th Anniversary Screening -- Jane Austen might never have imagined that her 1816 novel Emma could be turned into a fresh and satirical look at ultra-rich teenagers in a Beverly Hills high school. Cher and Dionne are pampered upper-class girls who care less about getting good grades... Learn more

National Theatre Live: All My Sons

Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Fields and Bill Pullman star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story in 1947 America. They have built a home, raised two sons, and... Learn more

Pier Kids

A post-screening discussion will follow the film. This screening is a pre-festival event in support of the 2020 Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival, taking place February 28–29 and is presented in partnership with Bloomington PRIDE and the Black Film Center/Archive. -- Pier... Learn more

Stuffed

Artist Allis Markham is scheduled to be present. This screening is supported by IU’s Art and Humanities Council’s Indiana Remixed. -- Stuffed is a documentary about the surprising world of taxidermy. Told through the eyes and hands of acclaimed artists across the world, the... Learn more

Los Tiburones (The Sharks)

The quiet atmosphere at a small beach resort is rattled by the suspicion of an atypical shark invasion. Fourteen-year-old Rosina thinks she saw something in the water, but no one seems to be paying much attention to her. Her family is more concerned about their tight economic situation and the... Learn more

Jabberwocky

Terry Gilliam’s first solo directorial film—less than two years after directing Monty Python and the Holy Grail with Terry Jones—is a wildly imaginative tale that follows a young peasant with no taste for adventure as he is mistakenly chosen to rid the kingdom of a ghastly monster threatening the... Learn more

Los Tiburones (The Sharks)

The quiet atmosphere at a small beach resort is rattled by the suspicion of an atypical shark invasion. Fourteen-year-old Rosina thinks she saw something in the water, but no one seems to be paying much attention to her. Her family is more concerned about their tight economic situation and the... Learn more

Dolor y gloria (Pain and Glory)

Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline, revisits his life experiences triggered by moments in his daily life, including memories of his childhood in the ’60s when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity, the first desire, his first adult... Learn more

Kings of the Road

Bruno, a.k.a. King of the Road, repairs film projectors and travels along the inner German border in his truck, where he meets psychologist Robert (a.k.a. Kamikaze), who is fleeing from his own past. Their shared journey through a German no-man’s-land leads them from the Lüneburg Heath to the... Learn more

Dolor y gloria (Pain and Glory)

Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline, revisits his life experiences triggered by moments in his daily life, including memories of his childhood in the ’60s when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity, the first desire, his first adult... Learn more