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: Speedy

© 2011 The Harold Lloyd Trust Silent film with musical accompaniment Suggested for children age 6 and older. Alloy Orchestra premiered their score for Harold Lloyd’s Speedy at the 2001 Telluride Film Festival. This fast-paced, dramatic comedy filmed in the streets... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Alloy Orchestra

This program will be in the form of an extended, on-stage interview. Labeled by the late Roger Ebert as “the best in the world at accompanying silent films,” Alloy Orchestra is a three-man musical ensemble that writes new music and performs live accompaniment to classic silent films.... Learn more

IU CINEMA: La galerie des monstres (Gallery of Monsters) w/ World Premiere score

Silent film with musical accompaniment Alloy Orchestra’s score was commissioned by IU Cinema for Indiana University’s Bicentennial. With a fresh restoration from Lobster Films and the world premiere of a new Alloy Orchestra score, the fast-paced La galerie des monstres comes to... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Sátántangó

New 4K Restoration There will be a 45-minute intermission approximately halfway into the screening for a meal break. Food-truck service will be available outside of IU Cinema. Shot in stunning black-and-white and filled with exquisitely composed and lyrical takes, the film... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Merrily We Go to Hell

Merrily We Go to Hell—the title drawn from the leading man’s favorite toast—captured one of the leading excesses of pre-Code cinema: a heavy emphasis on heavy drinking. Society heiress Joan Prentice (Sylvia Sidney) meets and marries alcoholic newspaperman and self-styled playwright Jerry Corbett... Learn more

IU CINEMA: The Girl Can’t Help It

Edmond O’Brien is mob boss Murdock who—while serving a term in federal prison—becomes a singing sensation with his hit tune “Rock Around the Rock Pile.” Once he’s sprung, Murdock hires impoverished agent Tom Miller (Tom Ewell) not to promote his own career, but to turn his curvaceous lady friend... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Joel (Jim Carrey) is heartbroken when he discovers that ex-girlfriend Clementine (Kate Winslet) has erased all memories of their time together. As Joel undertakes the same treatment in revenge, his subconscious fights back in a surreal, dream-like journey through good times and bad, one that has... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind

Zak Williams is scheduled to be present. This documentary film explores the extraordinary career, life, and legacy of one of the world’s most revered comedians. Using Robin Williams’ own words, archival footage, and in-depth interviews with friends and family, including Billy Crystal,... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Produced during the height of the Cold War, this iconic masterpiece is a darkly comedic critique of nuclear weapons and the apocalyptic political tension between the U.S. and the Soviet Union during the 1960s. Shot in black-and-white and gorgeously composed, Dr. Strangelove balances Kubrick’s... Learn more

IU CINEMA: İki Dil, Bir Bavul (On the Way to School)

This documentary shows one year in the life of a Turkish teacher instructing Kurdish children in a remote village in Turkey. The children cannot speak Turkish; the teacher cannot speak Kurdish and is forced to become an exile in his own country. On the Way to School is a film about a Turkish... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Donbass

Sergei Loznitsa’s Donbass consists of a series of narrative fragments touching upon the nature of the current war between Russia and Ukraine. The film departs from a conventional depiction of war; a chronological and historical order is substituted with a grotesque and phantasmagorical scene... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Ying xiong (Hero)

PG-13 | 2002 | HD Action/Adventure Directed by Zhang Yimou $4 The Rashōmon Effect In pre-Imperial China, during the Warring States period, a nameless soldier with supernatural skill embarks on a mission of revenge against the fearsome army that massacred his people.... Learn more

IU CINEMA: The Woman in Question

Not rated | 1950 | 35mm Drama Directed by Anthony Asquith $4 The Rashōmon Effect, Themester Released in the U.S. as Five Angles on Murder, this British film noir begins when a local newspaper boy discovers the widow Agnes Huston (Jean Kent) dead in her own home. She... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Universal Monster Mash (The Mummy and The Wolf Man)

From the 1920s through the 1950s, Universal Pictures carved out its place in film history by bringing to life on screen some of the most enduring and legendary characters. From The Hunchback of Notre Dame to The Phantom of the Opera, the “monsters” Universal brought to the screen made for some of... Learn more

IU CINEMA: A Fool There Was (Midwest Premiere)

Silent film with orchestral accompaniment The Days of Silent Cinema: Le Giornate del Cinema Muto at Indiana University Founded in 1982, Le Giornate del Cinema Muto is considered the world’s leading international silent-film festival, presented annually in the northern... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Nasty Women Program 2: Discipline & Anarchy (U.S. Premiere)

Silent film with orchestral accompaniment The Days of Silent Cinema: Le Giornate del Cinema Muto at Indiana University Founded in 1982, Le Giornate del Cinema Muto is considered the world’s leading international silent-film festival, presented annually in the northern... Learn more

IU CINEMA: The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (U.S. Premiere)

Silent film with orchestral accompaniment The Days of Silent Cinema: Le Giornate del Cinema Muto at Indiana University Founded in 1982, Le Giornate del Cinema Muto is considered the world’s leading international silent-film festival, presented annually in the northern... Learn more

IU CINEMA: A Star is Born

Judy Garland had no better showcase of her formidable singing and acting talent than as the title star of 1954’s A Star is Born, the moving, memorable classic directed by George Cukor. One of the most beloved show-business stories of all time, the movie represents a career peak for many who were... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Everything is Illuminated

Everything is Illuminated narrates the story of a Jewish-American traveler, Jonathan Foer, who undertakes a trip from the U.S. to Ukraine to find a woman who saved his grandfather from being executed by the Nazis during World War II. Jonathan travels through Ukraine, mapping out new geographical... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Do the Right Thing

30th Anniversary Screening/New 4K Restoration R | 1989 | 4K DCP Comedy, Drama Directed by Spike Lee $4 It's the height of summer and the hottest day of the year—a scorching 24-hour period that will change the lives of its residents forever. Over the course of... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Buckjumping

Director Lily Keber is scheduled to be present. Buckjumping presents an exuberant study of six New Orleans dancing communities, including those tied to the city’s social aid and pleasure clubs, second lining, Mardi Gras Indians, and the bounce music scene. Focusing on the fancy... Learn more

IU CINEMA: The Invisible Sounds / Look How Pretty

Director Ana María Arango is scheduled to be present. Honking Horns and Jazzy Feet: Music and Dance in the Streets Free, but ticketed Los sonidos invisibles (The Invisible Sounds) Not rated | 2007 | HD | 35 min Documentary Directed by Ana María Arango,... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Babylon

Initially released in 1980 at Cannes, though not in the U.S. for fear that it would incite racial tension, Rosso’s film follows a dancehall DJ (played by Brinsley Forde, the lead singer of the reggae band Aswad) in South London as he pursues his music and confronts the racism and xenophobia of... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Clash of the Titans

The machinations of the gods above and the fates of men and monsters here below play out in 1981’s Clash of the Titans. The mortal son of Zeus (Laurence Olivier), Perseus (Harry Hamlin) takes up sword and shield and sets out to fulfill his destiny by rescuing beloved Andromeda from the wrath of... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Captain Blood

Nominated for five Academy Awards (Best Picture; Best Director; Best Writing, Screenplay; Best Sound, Recording; and Best Music, Score) Captain Blood is the first of a number of films in which Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland co-starred. Fairly small-time actors prior to this, the movie’s... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Miami Connection

In the name of friendship and world peace, Dragon Sound—a rock band of Tae Kwon Do black belt, multi- national orphans—will stop at no end to rid Orlando, Fla., of a villainous gang of motorcycle-riding, cocaine-selling ninjas, and thugs. After a limited release in the ’80s, this film went... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Carmen Jones

An army soldier named Joe (Harry Belafonte) falls in love with Carmen (Dorothy Dandridge), a beautiful and seductive factory worker. Carmen makes Joe forget about his former true love, Cindy Lou. When Joe kills his sergeant during a fight, the lovers flee to escape the police. Joe goes AWOL to... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Ivan the Terrible (parts I & II)

Curated by IU President Michael A. McRobbie. President’s Choice: Sergei M. Eisenstein Free, but ticketed There will be an intermission between Parts I & II. Ivan the Terrible, Part I Not rated | 1944 | 35mm | 1 hr 35 min Drama Directed by... Learn more

IU CINEMA: After Life

In the way station for the great beyond, case workers help newly departed clients choose a single treasured memory to experience for eternity. In preparation for the film, director Kore-eda prompted hundreds of ordinary people to recall their favorite memories. Ten people and their real memories... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Mary Shelley

PG-13 | 2017 | 2K DCP Drama Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour $4 Two outsiders, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) and renowned romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (Douglas Booth), are constrained by polite society, but bound together by a natural chemistry and... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Nappily Ever After

Not rated | 2018 | HD Comedy, Drama Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour $4 Violet Jones (Sanaa Lathan) has a seemingly ideal life. She has a high-powered job as an advertising executive, a young and handsome doctor boyfriend, and the ever-perfect hairdo. When Violet... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Wadjda

PG | 2012 | 2K DCP Comedy, Drama Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour $4 Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living near Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial, and always pushing boundaries. After a fight... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Kiborgy. Heroyi ne vmyrayut (Cyborgs: Heroes Never Die)

Not rated | 2017 | 2K DCP Adventure, Drama Directed by Akhtem Seitablayev Free, but ticketed Cyborgs: Heroes Never Die was listed as one of the films considered for the Ukrainian nomination to the 2019 Oscar category of Best Foreign Language Film. Cyborgs is a story of... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Dance, Girl, Dance

5X Dorothy Arzner: A League of Her Own Not rated | 1940 | 35mm Comedy, Drama, Musical Directed by Dorothy Arzner $4 Judy O’Brien (Maureen O’Hara) is an ambitious aspiring ballerina forced to make ends meet working in a burlesque troupe alongside the brash and... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Not rated | 2019 | 2K DCP Drama Directed by Céline Sciamma $4 IUB students, $7 non-students Brittany, France, 1760. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young lady who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride-to-be,... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Auf der Anderen Seite (The Edge of Heaven)

Not rated | 2007 | 35mm Drama Directed by Fatih Akin Free, but ticketed Nejat initially disapproves of his father Ali’s choice of sex worker Yeter as his live-in girlfriend. He grows fond of her when he discovers she sends money home to Turkey for her daughter’s studies.... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Not rated | 2019 | 2K DCP Drama Directed by Céline Sciamma $4 IUB students, $7 non-students Brittany, France, 1760. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young lady who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride-to-be,... Learn more

IU CINEMA: The Wild Party

90th Anniversary Screening 5X Dorothy Arzner: A League of Her Own Not rated | 1929 | 35mm Comedy, Drama Directed by Dorothy Arzner $4 The Wild Party was the first sound feature produced by Paramount and was expressly designed to be “It” girl Clara Bow’s... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Vagabond

Not rated | 1985 | 2K DCP Drama Directed by Agnès Varda $4 Sandrine Bonnaire won the Best Actress César for her portrayal of the defiant, young drifter Mona, found frozen to death in a ditch at the beginning of Vagabond. Agnès Varda pieces together Mona’s story through... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Brigadoon

Not rated | 1954 | HD Drama Directed by Vincente Minnelli $4 Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, and Cyd Charisse recapture the charm and beauty of the 18th-century Scottish Highlands in this enchanting fantasy of music, dance, and romance about a powerful love and an ethereal... Learn more

IU CINEMA: National Theatre Live: The Audience

10th Anniversary Encore Screening Photo by Johan Persson PG | 2009 | 2K DCP Directed by Stephen Daldry $12 IUB students, $15 non-students Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren plays Queen Elizabeth II in the Tony Award-winning production of The Audience. For 60... Learn more

IU CINEMA: October (Ten Days that Shook the World)

Not rated | 1927 | 2K DCP Drama, Silent Directed by Grigori Aleksandrov, Sergei M. Eisenstein Free, but ticketed Commissioned as a propaganda film to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, October is another of Eisenstein’s brilliant experiments in... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

20th Anniversary Screening R | 1999 | HD Action/Adventure, Drama Directed by Jim Jarmusch $4 Guided by the words of an ancient text, professional contract killer Ghost Dog (Forest Whitaker) is a master of his trade—a self-taught samurai phantom stealthily... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Rashōmon

Not rated | 1950 | 35mm Drama Directed by Akira Kurosawa $4 A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, Rashōmon is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. Four people give different accounts of a... Learn more

IU CINEMA: The Woman in the Window

Not rated | 1944 | 35mm Drama Directed by Fritz Lang Free, but ticketed The Woman in the Window is a film-noir classic in which German-American director Fritz Lang gives us a fast-paced murder melodrama. Here, academics meet art as psychology professor Richard Wanley... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Under the Skin

Programmed by IU Cinema Lead House Manager Elizabeth Roell. R | 2013 | 2K DCP Drama, Science Fiction Directed by Jonathan Glazer $4 From visionary director Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast, Birth) comes a masterpiece of existential science-fiction that journeys to... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Pinocchio

Art and a Movie G | 1940 | 35mm Comedy, Animation, Children’s Directed by Ben Sharpsteen, Hamilton Luske, Norman Ferguson, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts Free, but ticketed The artist Jim Dine recalled first seeing Disney’s second animated... Learn more

IU CINEMA: There's No Business Like Show Business

Sunday Matinee Classics: CinemaScope Song and Dance Not rated | 1954 | 2K DCP Comedy, Drama, Musical Directed by Walter Lang $4 Irving Berlin’s music highlights this musical classic, which covers 20 years in the lives of the Donahue family. Molly and Terrence... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Fados

Music Films Not rated | 2007 | HD Documentary, Musical Directed by Carlos Saura Free, but ticketed Fados explores Portugal’s most emblematic musical genre—fado—and its haunting spirit of saudade (nostalgia). Tracing its African and Brazilian origins up to the... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Poto and Cabengo

Underground Film Series Not rated | 1980 | Digital Documentary Directed by Jean-Pierre Gorin Free, but ticketed Best known for his collaborations with Jean-Luc Godard, Poto and Cabengo was the first solo film for director Jean-Pierre Gorin. This memorable... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Fifth Annual The Sound of Music Quote-Along

This is an interactive screening. Patrons are encouraged to wear costumes and to sing and talk along to the film. Suggested for children age 6 and older. G | 1965 | 2K DCP Drama, Musical Directed by Robert Wise Free for children age 12 and younger, $4 all others ... Learn more

IU CINEMA: The Gleaners and I

Not rated | 2000 | 2K DCP Documentary Directed by Agnès Varda $4 An intimate, picaresque inquiry into French life as lived by the country’s poor and its provident, as well as by the film’s own director, Agnès Varda. The aesthetic, political, and moral point of departure... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Varda by Agnès

Not rated | 2019 | 2K DCP Documentary Directed by Agnès Varda $4 IUB students, $7 non-students An unpredictable documentary from a fascinating storyteller, Agnès Varda’s new feature documentary sheds light on her experience as a director, bringing a personal insight to... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Varda by Agnès

Not rated | 2019 | 2K DCP Documentary Directed by Agnès Varda $4 IUB students, $7 non-students An unpredictable documentary from a fascinating storyteller, Agnès Varda’s new feature documentary sheds light on her experience as a director, bringing a personal insight to... Learn more