May 20, 21 ♦ Scroll down for times and locations
Individual Tickets: $5 ♦ Summer Passes $30 ♦ Group Tickets: call 812 339.2002
The past, present and future of art collide beautifully in Russian master Alexander Sokurov’s new film, a fascinating portrait of real-life characters Jacques Jaujard and Count Franziskus Wolff-Metternich — two remarkable men who started out as enemies and then became collaborators during the Nazi Occupation of Paris. Their alliance would become the driving force behind the preservation of irreplaceable artworks and treasures at the Louvre.
The film’s theme is the nature of museums themselves: what they tell us about our grasp of time, their historical function in empire-building, the way in which they foster the harvesting and hoarding of culture, and how those very acts alter our understanding of power, both personal and political.
Francofonia is a stunning and urgently relevant meditation on the essential relationship between art, culture, and history.
German, French and Russian with subtitles / 87 min
If you like Francofonia, you might also like Hockney, opening June 10th
Wed May 18
Francofonia 8:45 @ The Fab Lab
Fri May 20
Mountains May Depart 7:00 @ IU Fine Arts
Francofonia 7:45 @ IU Fine Arts
Sat, May 21
Hills and Hollers 7:00 @ IU Fine Arts Q & A w/the filmmakers
Francofonia 7:45 @ IU Fine Arts – Last chance!
Sun May 22
May Mountains Depart 7:00 at Bear’s Place
Wed May 25
Mountains May Depart 8:45 @ The Fab Lab