IU 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: "Our Heavenly Bodies w/live music by Coupler"

  • February 22, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. Silent film with live accompaniment by experimental music organization Coupler. In 1925, German director Hanns Walter Kornblum set out to create a film unlike any that had come before. His aim was... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Change of Mind"

  • February 23, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. Buoyed by an original score by Duke Ellington, Robert Stevens’ Change of Mind introduces us to white district attorney David Rowe in the operating room as his brain is transplanted into the skull of African... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Zama"

  • February 23, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. 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 to a better place. His situation is... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Nashville"

  • February 24, 2018
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Robert Altman’s epic masterwork follows 24 characters over three days in the ‘Athens of the South’ of Nashville, Tenn., with all threads converging at a country-music-filled political rally for a populist third-party presidential candidate at the city’s downtown replica of the Parthenon. Among... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Zama"

  • February 24, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. 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 to a better place. His situation is... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Double Exposure 2018"

  • February 25, 2018
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What kind of magic happens when film students are paired with composers at the beginning of the creative process for a new film? Double Exposure is an experimental program between composition students in the Jacobs School of Music and film students in The Media School. The Indiana University... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"

  • February 26, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. 60th Anniversary Screening. The raw emotions and crackling dialogue rumble like a thunderstorm in this screen adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Toivon tuolla puolen (The Other Side of Hope)"

  • February 26, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. A Syrian refugee seeks asylum in Finland. A traveling Finnish salesman leaves his wife and opens a restaurant. The two storylines overlap in this wry comedy, as these individuals try to find glimpses of hope... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Toivon tuolla puolen (The Other Side of Hope)"

  • February 26, 2018
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A Syrian refugee seeks asylum in Finland. A traveling Finnish salesman leaves his wife and opens a restaurant. The two storylines overlap in this wry comedy, as these individuals try to find glimpses of hope and their own ways in the outskirts of the welfare system. Toivon tuolla puolen offers an... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "River of No Return"

  • March 1, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. After Niagara, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and How to Marry a Millionaire, Twentieth Century Fox cast Marilyn Monroe as a saloon singer and assigned Otto Preminger to direct his first Western and first... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Dolores"

  • March 2, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. Director Peter Bratt is scheduled to be present. Dolores Huerta, creator of the slogan “¡Sí Se Puede!” is one of the most important activists in American history, yet is not widely known as such.... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Latinx Love Across Time and Space (Shorts Program)"

  • March 2, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. Directors Adelina Anthony, William Caballero, and Marvin Lemus are scheduled to be present. Presented primarily through comedy, the shorts in this program highlight how love transcends age, gender,... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Signature Move"

  • March 2, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. Based on a real-life relationship, this story portrays a queer love affair of Zaynab, a Pakistani American lawyer and wannabe Lucha Libre wrestler, and Alma, a Mexican American bookstore owner. As Zaynab and... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Beatriz at Dinner"

  • March 3, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. Beatriz is a holistic healer originally from Mexico. While visiting one of her clients, unfortunate events leave Beatriz little choice but to stay for the duration of a dinner party. As the night unfolds,... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Elliot Loves"

  • March 3, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. Elliot Loves is a story exploring the seemingly universal need of being loved and understood. This film presents two stages of the main character’s life: one of a nine-year-old Dominican American, Elliot, who... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Hostile Border"

  • March 3, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. This film centers on a 22-year-old undocumented Latina, Claudia, and her complex life after she is deported to Mexico. With very little knowledge of the Spanish language, Claudia is forced to figure out how to... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Bajirao Mastani"

  • March 4, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. In 16th-century India, undefeated warrior Bajirao (played by IU alumnus Ranveer Singh) is given the title of Prime Minister and becomes the greatest weapon of his Empire. Bajirao receives an urgent... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Püha Tõnu kiusamine (The Temptation of St. Tony)"

  • March 5, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. Tony is a mid-level manager living the comfortable life of those who “made it” in the newly capitalist society. He starts to question the value of morality, and in a series of surrealist events, descends into... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Püha Tõnu kiusamine (The Temptation of St. Tony)"

  • March 5, 2018
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Tony is a mid-level manager living the comfortable life of those who “made it” in the newly capitalist society. He starts to question the value of morality, and in a series of surrealist events, descends into a midlife crisis riddled by horrific, albeit hilarious visions. Surrounded by a daily... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Püha Tõnu kiusamine (The Temptation of St. Tony)'

  • March 5, 2018
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Tony is a mid-level manager living the comfortable life of those who “made it” in the newly capitalist society. He starts to question the value of morality, and in a series of surrealist events, descends into a midlife crisis riddled by horrific, albeit hilarious visions. Surrounded by a daily... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "In Between"

  • March 10, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. Lalia, Salma, and Nur share an apartment in the vibrant heart of Tel Aviv. Lalia, a criminal lawyer with a wicked wit, loves to burn off her workday stress in the underground club scene. Salma, slightly... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Whale Rider"

  • March 10, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. In a small New Zealand coastal village, Maori claim descent from Paikea, the Whale Rider. In every generation, a male heir has succeeded to the chiefly title. When twins are born and the boy twin dies,... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "The Abyss"

  • March 11, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. Following the unexplainable sinking of an American nuclear submarine, a civilian oil-platform crew is called to assist with a deep-sea government search-and-rescue mission. Soon enough the crew starts... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "St. Louis Blues"

  • March 19, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. The film will be preceded by a musical performance in celebration of Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday. St. Louis Blues is a biography of W.C. Handy, focusing on a preacher who thinks his son should... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "3 Women"

  • March 24, 2018
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“Back in the 1970s,” Steven Santos once observed, “you could make a film financed by a major studio based on a dream you had.” Robert Altman adapted his dream to the screen with help from leads Shelley Duvall (who won Best Actress at Cannes for her role) and Sissy Spacek as roommates and... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Eve's Bayou"

  • March 24, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. Last year marked the 20th anniversary of Kasi Lemmons’ directorial debut, Eve’s Bayou, a haunting drama about race, memory, perception, and truth. Its opening lines chill the soul as Eve Batiste (Jurnee... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "NTL: Follies"

  • March 25, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Ride Lonesome"

  • March 25, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. Randolph Scott is a bounty hunter bent on revenge in the sixth of his seven highly praised collaborations with Budd Boetticher. Andrew Sarris described these austere, low-budget Westerns as “constructed... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Den brysomme mannen (The Bothersome Man)"

  • March 26, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. Andreas arrives in a strange city with no memory of how he got there. He is presented with a job, an apartment, and a beautiful girlfriend, but before long, he notices that something is wrong. The people... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Den brysomme mannen (The Bothersome Man)"

  • March 26, 2018
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Andreas arrives in a strange city with no memory of how he got there. He is presented with a job, an apartment, and a beautiful girlfriend, but before long, he notices that something is wrong. The people around him seem cut off from any real emotion and communicate only in superficialities. He... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "His Girl Friday"

  • March 26, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. In this classic screwball comedy, reporter Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell) is on the eve of retirement and remarriage when she is talked into one more assignment by her editor and ex-husband,... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "The Player"

  • March 30, 2018
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In one of his best performances, Tim Robbins plays Griffin Mill, a Hollywood studio executive who takes matters into his own hands when his life is threatened by a vengeful screenwriter. Adapted from Michael Tolkin’s novel, this biting satire of the movie industry was a major comeback film for... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan"

  • March 31, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. Adm. James T. Kirk (William Shatner) takes the helm of the Enterprise once again, escaping a desk job to join Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy), Dr. McCoy (DeForest Kelley), Lt. Uhura (Nichelle Nichols), and... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Mele Murals"

  • April 2, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. Mele Murals documents the transformative power of modern graffiti art and ancient Hawaiian culture for a new generation of Native Hawaiians. At the center of this story are the artists Estria Miyashiro... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "The Namesake"

  • April 5, 2018
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Based on the novel by Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake is the story of the Ganguli family whose move from Calcutta to New York evokes a lifelong balancing act to meld to a new world without forgetting the old. Though parents Ashoke and Ashima (Irfan Khan, Tabu) long for the family and culture that... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Man with a Movie Camera w/live piano accompaniment"

  • April 6, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. Scholar John MacKay is scheduled to be present. Rated by a Sight and Sound poll of more than 200 filmmakers and critics as the greatest documentary of all time, Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera is... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Enthusiasm (Symphony of the Donbas"

  • April 7, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. Scholar John MacKay is scheduled to be present. Enthusiasm is Vertov’s first sound film and, as we would expect, far-reaching in its experiments on how sound could transform documentary film. Structured... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Motherland"

  • April 7, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. Motherland takes us into the heart of the planet’s busiest maternity hospital in one of the world’s poorest and most populous countries: the Philippines. The film’s viewer, like an unseen outsider... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Gook"

  • April 8, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. Eli and Daniel, two Korean American brothers who own a struggling women’s shoe store, have an unlikely friendship with 11-year-old Kamilla, an African American child. On the first day of the 1992 L.A. riots,... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Thomas Hart Benton/The Indiana Murals of Thomas Hart Benton: Visions of the Past, Lessons for the Present, and Treasures for the Future"

  • April 8, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. Thomas Hart Benton (1988) Directed by Ken Burns The Indiana Murals of Thomas Hart Benton: Visions of the Past, Lessons for the Present, and Treasures for the Future (2001) Produced by Tim... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "States of Grace"

  • April 9, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. Director Helen Cohen and Grace Dammann are scheduled to be present. States of Grace is an incredible documentary about the beauty and the fragility of life. Dr. Grace Dammann is an inspiring woman,... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture Mira Nair

  • April 12, 2018
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Mira Nair will address the issues she so passionately explores in her films, including the emotional and societal conflicts of competing worlds that is felt by millions of immigrants and ways to bridge the gap between cultures, races, and genders. Her lecture will be followed by a moderated... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Mississippi Masala"

  • April 13, 2018
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An Indian family living in Uganda leaves as Idi Amin steps into power. They end up moving to the U.S. and settle in Mississippi, where their daughter, Meena (Sarita Choudhury), is often mistaken for being Mexican because of her dark complexion. Over time, Meena begins a romantic relationship with... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Monsoon Wedding"

  • April 13, 2018
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A stressed father, a bride-to-be with a secret, a smitten event planner, and relatives from around the world create much ado and romantic entanglements during the preparations for a traditional arranged Punjabi Hindu wedding in Delhi. The film has staying power—in 2014, a musical based on the lm... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Salaam Bombay!"

  • April 13, 2018
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Using mostly untrained actors for the children’s roles in the film, Mira Nair chronicles the day-to-day of children living on the streets of Bombay. Abandoned by his mother at the circus, Krishna is not to return home until he has earned enough money to pay for something he neglected. Young... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "24 Frames"

  • April 14, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. Photography always had a special place in the life of Abbas Kiarostami. As soon as he graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Tehran in 1960, and while already imagining a career of filmmaker for... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Junction 48"

  • April 14, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. Artist Tamer Nafar is scheduled to be present. Set against a backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinian rapper Kareem and his singer girlfriend Manar struggle, love, and make music... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "24 Frames"

  • April 15, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. Photography always had a special place in the life of Abbas Kiarostami. As soon as he graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Tehran in 1960, and while already imagining a career of filmmaker for... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Queen of Katwe"

  • April 15, 2018
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Living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle for 10-year-old Phiona (Madina Nalwanga) and her family. Her world changes one day when she meets Robert Katende (David Oyelowo), a missionary who teaches children how to play chess. Phiona becomes fascinated with the game and... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Tornando a casa (Sailing Home)"

  • April 18, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. Writer/Director Vincenzo Marra is scheduled to be present. Four Neapolitan and a Tunisian fishermen risk their lives by fishing in waters not far from Sicily. Before long, the camorra learns of... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Vento di terra (Land Wind)"

  • April 19, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. Writer/Director Vincenzo Marra is scheduled to be present. Writer/Director Vincenzo Marra is scheduled to be present.Eighteen-year-old Vincenzo, a young Neapolitan commuter, is faced with... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "La prima luce (First Light)"

  • April 20, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. Writer/Director Vincenzo Marra is scheduled to be present. Marco, a cynical and successful young lawyer, lives in Bari with his Latin American wife Martina. Their relationship does not develop as... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "L’equilibrio (Equilibrium)"

  • April 21, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. Writer/Director Vincenzo Marra is scheduled to be present. In a sober and realistic fashion, writer/director Vincenzo Marra returns to his neo-neorealistic style to narrate the complex and... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Gosford Park"

  • April 22, 2018
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Widely considered the greatest of his late-period films, Gosford Park effortlessly relocates Altman’s style and sensibility to a lavish country estate in early-1930s England, where the lives of upper-class aristocrats and lower-class servants collide, and murder is committed. Nominated for seven... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Ride the High Country"

  • April 22, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. “All I want is to enter my house justified.” Aging Western stars Joel McCrea and Randolph Scott (in his final role) play aging legendary lawmen who take one last job in a Brave New West that has... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Deeper Understanding: Curating Queer the Past Five Years (Shorts Program)"

  • April 23, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. Curator Bradford Nordeen is scheduled to be present. This program of contemporary queer short-form videos has been assembled by Bradford Nordeen, creator and head curator for Dirty Looks, Inc., a... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Le grand mechant renard et autres contes (The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales)"

  • April 28, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. From the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated Ernest & Celestine comes another hilarious, heartwarming tale of animal misfits. The countryside isn’t always as calm and peaceful as it’s made out to be,... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Godard, mon amour (Le redoubtable)"

  • April 30, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. Originally titled Le redoubtable during its festival run, Godard, mon amour frames a pivotal moment in time and cinema’s most influential filmmaker, as he deals with his profound artistic crisis leading... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Spring 2018 Student Film Showcase"

  • May 1, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. Final program and screening order will be posted on IU Cinema's web site closer to the program date. Films in this program are curated from projects in courses across Indiana... Learn more

IU CINEMA: "Godard, mon amour (Le redoubtable)"

  • May 2, 2018
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Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. Originally titled Le redoubtable during its festival run, Godard, mon amour frames a pivotal moment in time and cinema’s most influential filmmaker, as he deals with his profound artistic crisis leading... Learn more