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: A Strange New Beauty / What I'm Looking For

Director/Artist Shelly Silver is scheduled to be present. A Strange New Beauty A Strange New Beauty is an experimental documentary that offers a disturbing intrusion into luxurious homes of Silicon Valley. What I'm Looking For Rooted in the tradition of... Learn more

IU CINEMA: The Lost World

Jason Fickel will perform live guitar accompaniment. In 1929, the 10-reel version of the 1925 film The Lost World—based on the 1912 Arthur Conan Doyle novel— effectively disappeared from circulation. All known positive prints were destroyed in a move by First National Pictures to help... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

30th Anniversary Screening. High atop one of Spain’s most posh penthouses, three women have come to the end of their mental ropes. Super-sexy Pepa is forever teetering around atop her skyscraper spikes as she obsesses over Iván, the lover who just jilted her over the answering machine.... Learn more


Shame was Bergman’s scathing response to the escalation of the conflict in Vietnam. Max von Sydow and Liv Ullmann star as musicians living in quiet retreat on a remote island farm, where the civil war that drove them from the city soon catches up with them. Amid the chaos and confusion of the... Learn more

IU CINEMA: The Queen of Ireland

Panti Bliss, aka Rory O’Neill, is many things: Ireland’s premiere drag queen, successful businesswoman, and, most recently, an accidental activist and campaigner on the world stage championing LGBTQ rights. Described by long-time co-conspirator Niall Sweeney as a “glamorous aunt mixed with... Learn more


The Fade looks at four barbers on three continents—each in high demand. These barbers’ chairs are more than places for a shave or haircut, they are a place to hear the local news, receive advice, and build community. From a New Jersey man who caters to celebrities like Jay-Z to a London barber... Learn more

IU CINEMA: The Trouble With Angels

Based on the book Life with Mother Superior by Jane Trahey, The Trouble with Angels centers on two mischievous students who turn a convent school upside-down with their pranks. Mary Clancy (Hayley Mills), along with her best friend Rachel Devery (June Harding), succeeds in driving the Mother... Learn more


Red Army documents the rise and domination of the great USSR hockey team of the 1980s and ’90s to probe the accomplishments and contradictions of the Soviet sports machine. Hockey was both an arena for Cold War rivalries and a source of friend- ship, perseverance, privilege, and discipline for... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Black Cat, White Cat

Filmmaker Boots Riley is scheduled to be present. It’s a mad, mad, mad, Emir Kusturica world in his delirious story about love, crime, betrayal, confusion, and the lust for life. In this follow-up to Kusturica’s Palme d’Or Cannes Film Festival winner Underground, the film tells a... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Sorry to Bother You

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, Calif., Black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success. He soon begins to examine his conscience, while also being propelled into a macabre universe. Boots Riley’s completely original and ultimately bizarre debut... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Program with Boots Riley

This Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker program will be in the form of an extended, on-stage interview. Boots Riley is a provocative and prolific poet, rapper, songwriter, producer, screenwriter, director, community organizer, and public speaker. His directorial film debut, Sorry to Bother... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

Paul Schrader’s visually stunning, collage-like portrait of acclaimed Japanese author and playwright Yukio Mishima (played by Ken Ogata) investigates the inner turmoil and contradictions of a man who attempted an impossible harmony between self, art, and society. Taking place on Mishima’s last... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Blue My Mind

Blue My Mind is a fantasy/horror spin on the adolescent coming-of-age tale. With scenes of body horror and mutilation strikingly reminiscent of Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, the film follows 15-year-old Mia as she transitions into her new school and falls in with the “cool kids,” a trio of... Learn more

IU CINEMA: The Hitch-Hiker / The Twilight Zone: The Masks

The Hitch-Hiker Beyond its obvious cultural significance as the only classic film noir directed by a woman, THE HITCH-HIKER is perhaps better remembered as one of the most nightmarish movies of the 1950s. Inspired by the true-life murder spree of Billy Cook, THE HITCH-HIKER is the... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Blue My Mind

Blue My Mind is a fantasy/horror spin on the adolescent coming-of-age tale. With scenes of body horror and mutilation strikingly reminiscent of Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, the film follows 15-year-old Mia as she transitions into her new school and falls in with the “cool kids,” a trio of... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Frankenstein

Boris Karloff stars in Frankenstein as the screen’s most memorable monster, in what many consider to be the greatest horror film ever made. Dr. Frankenstein (Colin Clive) dares to tamper with life and death by creating a human monster (Karloff) out of lifeless body parts. Director James Whale’s... Learn more

IU CINEMA: The Ghost Cat and the Mysterious Shamisen (Kaibyô nazo no shamisen)

Making its U.S. debut at IU Cinema on the 80th anniversary of its original release in Japan, The Ghost Cat and the Mysterious Shamisen is a rare surviving example of a pre-World War II Japanese horror film. Suzuki Sumiko, Japan’s original horror star, plays a jealous stage actress who murders her... Learn more


Produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures, Coco is a vibrant tale of family, fun and adventure, as an aspiring young musician named Miguel (newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) embarks on an extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors. There, the charming... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Goldfinger

Ian Fleming’s sophisticated secret agent, James Bond (Sean Connery), takes on gold magnate Auric Goldfinger (Gert Fröbe) in this action-packed classic. Released in 1964 to critical acclaim and box-office success, Goldfinger is considered the best of the Bond films. Its big-budget foreign locales,... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Love, Gilda

Gilda Radner puts a smile on the faces of people who remember watching her as one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live, where she created and portrayed such now-classic comic characters as Roseanne Roseannadanna, Emily Litella, and Lisa Loopner. Weaving together her recently... Learn more

IU CINEMA: King Lear

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two aging fathers—one a king, one his courtier—reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle... Learn more

IU CINEMA: The Sting

Winner of seven Academy Awards—including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Costume Design—The Sting stars Paul Newman and Robert Redford as two con men in 1930s Chicago. After a friend is killed by the mob, they try to get even by attempting to pull off the ultimate... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Monrovia, Indiana

Forty-six million Americans live in rural, small-town America. These towns were once the backbone of American life. While their number and populations have shrunk, it is important acknowledge the unique and key contributions small towns make to American character and culture, in addition to... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Cooley High

Michael Schultz’s 1975 classic Cooley High embodies the youth culture of the hip-hop music that was preparing to blossom, following the film’s release. Follow the misadventures of Preach and Cochise as the pair maneuver through a series of situations around Chicago and learn more about life in... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Program with Michael Schultz

Born in Milwaukee, Michael Schultz, is a prolific and award-winning filmmaker. Following his debut as a stage manager for The Old Glory (1964), which featured Roscoe Lee Browne in the role of Babu, Schultz went on to manage and direct at least 20 other theatrical performances from 1964–74.... Learn more

IU CINEMA: Krush Groove

Director Michael Schultz is scheduled to be present. In his book Hip Hop America, music critic Nelson George writes “ … there was no doubt in my mind that hip-hop was a coming cultural force. In 1982 this was far from conventional wisdom.” If in 1982 the staying power of hip-hop was... Learn more


Director Michael Schultz and Co-Producer Gloria Schultz are scheduled to be present. You can’t read the title and not hear the Rose Royce song of the same name. Car Wash is an irreverent comedy, built upon the sounds of disco. A bricolage of characters come to life on the screen,... Learn more

IU CINEMA: There Will Be Blood

In this adaptation of Upton Sinclair’s novel Oil!, miner Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his son, H.W. (Dillon Freasier), toil the ground searching for fortune. When he hears about oil oozing from the ground near the California town of Little Boston, Daniel takes his son west to exploit... Learn more