IU Cinema

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  • Bloomington, IN 47405
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The 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.

Double Indemnity | Re:Made

Director Billy Wilder launched himself onto the Hollywood A-list with this epitome of film-noir fatalism from James M. Cain’s pulp novel. When slick salesman Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) walks into the swank home of dissatisfied housewife Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck), he intends to sell... Learn more

Passages | Q+

Three lovers spin in a vortex of pent-up desire and resentment in director Ira Sachs’ honest and acerbically funny take on messy, modern relationships. Just like its dynamic leads—Franz Rogowski (New York Film Critics Circle winner for Best Actor), Adèle Exarchopoulos, and Ben Whishaw—the film is... Learn more

Body Heat | Re:Made

Shady lawyer Ned Racine (William Hurt) begins a passionate affair with Matty Walker (Kathleen Turner), wife of a wealthy Florida businessman (Richard Crenna). Soon under Matty’s spell, Ned hatches a scheme to kill Matty's husband so that they can run away together with his money. But... Learn more

Reimaging Safety | Additional Films and Guests

Worldwide protests following the 2020 murder of George Floyd included calls to defund or abolish the police until a sharp rise in crime gave politicians and police supporters the fuel they needed to counter the movement. Ultimately, a detailed conversation about transforming public safety was... Learn more

Tori and Lokita + Terra Mater | IU Global Film Festival

From two-time Palme d'Or-winners Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Tori and Lokita is a heart-stopping thriller that casts an unflinching eye on the trials of the young and dispossessed. [88 min; drama; French and Italian with English subtitles] Terra Mater | Dir. Kantarama Gahigiri | 2023 |... Learn more

Woman in Motion | Additional Films and Guests

In 1977, NASA struggled to recruit scientists, engineers, and astronauts for their new Space Shuttle Program. That's when Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek's Lt. Uhura, challenged NASA by asking the question: "Where are my people?" Nichols then embarked on a four-month campaign to recruit the first... Learn more

Dicks: The Musical | Q+

Two self-obsessed businessmen (writers Aaron Jackson and Josh Sharp) discover they’re long-lost identical twins and come together to plot the reunion of their eccentric divorced parents in this riotously funny and depraved musical from comedy icon Larry Charles (Seinfeld, Borat), also starring... Learn more

Little Women (1994) | Re:Made

With her husband off at war, Marmee (Susan Sarandon) is left alone to raise their four daughters, her little women. There is the spirited Jo (Winona Ryder); conservative Meg (Trini Alvarado); fragile Beth (Claire Danes); and romantic Amy (Kirsten Dunst and Samantha Mathis). As the years pass, the... Learn more

All That Breathes | Additional Films and Guests

In one of the world’s most populated cities, two brothers—Nadeem and Saud—devote their lives to the quixotic effort of protecting the black kite, a majestic bird of prey essential to the ecosystem of New Delhi that has been falling from the sky at alarming rates. Amid environmental toxicity and... Learn more

Little Women (2019) | Re:Made

Greta Gerwig's adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel is a sensitive, smart, and modern retelling of the timeless coming-of-age story of the March sisters. Boasting a stellar cast including Laura Dern, Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlan, Meryl Streep, and Timothée... Learn more

Romeo & Juliet | National Theatre Live

Shot in 17 days on one stage during the height of the COVID-19 global pandemic, this bold new film—National Theatre's first foray into this format—brings to life the remarkable backstage spaces of the National Theatre in which desire, dreams, and destiny collide to make Shakespeare’s romantic... Learn more

Marat/Sade | Michael A. McRobbie's Choice

Fully titled The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade and adapted by Peter Brook from his renowned stage production, this period drama depicts French writer and aristocrat Marquis de Sade... Learn more

The Zone of Interest | International Art House Series

The commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Höss (Christian Friedel, Babylon Berlin), and his wife Hedwig (Sandra Hüller, Anatomy of a Fall) strive to build a dream life for their family in a house and garden next to the camp. Nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best... Learn more

Camperforce + Nomadland | Care Not Cages/Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Series

CamperForce (Brett Story, 2017, Not Rated): An intimate look at the real people behind Amazon's seasonal labor unit, CamperForce. [16 min; documentary; English] Nomadland (Chloe Zhao, 2020, R): A poetic character study on the forgotten and downtrodden, Nomadland beautifully captures the... Learn more

The Mahabharata | Michael A. McRobbie's Choice

This film adaptation of Peter Brook's original stage play is a stirring, creative, and engaging retelling of the epic melodrama that follows two warring families, the Pandavas and Kauravas. Advised by the god Krishna to live in harmony and abstain from power, the fight between the families... Learn more

Otherness: The Films of Priyanka Das | Underground Film Series

Born in India and currently residing in New York City, Priyanka Das explores experiences of cultural cosmopolitanism, diaspora, race, and queerness. I Tried to Write a Love Letter with My Body (2021): This film is a very personal letter full of contradicting voices. Das examines the desire... Learn more

The Hottest August | Care Not Cages

A complex portrait of a city and its inhabitants, The Hottest August gives us a window into the collective consciousness of the present. The film’s point of departure is one city over one month: New York City, including its outer boroughs, during August 2017. It’s a month heavy with the tension... Learn more

Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Series Presents Brett Story | Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Series

Brett Story is an award-winning filmmaker, geographer, and writer. Her films have screened in festivals around the world, including CPH-DOX, the Viennale, SXSW, True/False, and Sheffield DocFest. Her 2016 feature documentary, The Prison in Twelve Landscapes, was awarded the Special Jury Prize at... Learn more

The Prison in Twelve Landscapes | Care Not Cages

The Prison in Twelve Landscapes unveils the hidden consequences of the prison system in America. Through a journey across 12 diverse landscapes, director Brett Story reveals the profound and often overlooked impact of incarceration on society. Through poignant personal accounts and striking... Learn more

Lord of the Flies | Michael A. McRobbie's Choice

Amidst a nuclear war, a plane carrying a group of schoolboys crash-lands on a deserted island. With no adult survivors, the boys are forced to fend for themselves. At first they cooperate, but when the they split into two separate camps, their society falls into disarray, leading to a disturbing... Learn more

Ciné-Guerrillas: Scenes from the Labudović Reels | In Light Human Rights Documentary Films Festival

Serbian "artivist" and filmmaker Mila Turajlić follows cameraman Stevan Labudović’s work in Algeria through intimate interviews with him and Algerian revolutionary contemporaries, as well as through his original newsreel footage, to show an untold chapter in the history of anti-colonial cinema.... Learn more

Between the Rains | In Light Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

Filmed over the course of four consecutive years during record low annual precipitation in northern Kenya, Between the Rains is a feature collaboration with the Turkana-Ngaremara community that seeks to understand the experiences of a childhood caught within a traditional culture that is a... Learn more

Beba | In Light Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

New York filmmaker Rebeca "Beba" Huntt explores her cultural background as an Afro-Latinx woman. In this tough, raw, stubborn, and powerful self-portrait, Beba stares down the curses of her ancestry, probing the psychic wounds she has inherited while simultaneously embracing the vastness of her... Learn more

The Taste of Mangon | In Light Human Right Documentary Film Festival

The Taste of Mango, Chloe Abrahams’ debut feature, is an enveloping, hypnotic, urgently personal meditation on family, memory, identity, violence, and love. At its center are three extraordinary women: the director’s mother, Rozana; her grandmother, Jean; and the director herself. Their stories,... Learn more

Pitch Black | 2024 Solar Eclipse

Get in the mood for the April 8 total solar eclipse with our special First Thursdays screening of this eclipse-centric 2000 sci-fi classic! About Pitch Black When their ship crash-lands on a remote planet illuminated in perpetual daylight by three suns, the marooned passengers soon learn... Learn more

William Shatner: You Can Call Me Bill w/filmmaker Alexandre O. Philippe and William Shatner | 2024 Solar Eclipse

The definitive documentary about cultural icon William Shatner, with director Alexandre O. Philippe and star William Shatner in person. About William Shatner: You Can Call Me Bill From make-believe starship captain to a real-life rocketman, William Shatner has led one of the most unique and... Learn more