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Notes on an Appearance

September 7 - September 23

A quiet young man mysteriously disappears soon after starting a new life in Brooklyn’s artistic circles. Friends search for him with the help of notebooks, letters, postcards, and other tiny clues; meanwhile, a parallel story about an elusive and controversial philosopher provides a rather sinister backdrop to their pursuit. This dark, minimalist pseudo-detective tale offers plenty of humor and displays a distinctive aesthetic. Following a series of remarkable short films, writer/director Ricky D’Ambrose debut feature marks him as a talent to watch. (60 minutes)

Preceded by:
Six Cents in the Pocket
Ricky D’Ambrose, USA, 2015, 14m
This hypnotic work of contemporary cinematic modernism—something like Robert Bresson in Park Slope, but not exactly—concerns a young man apartment-sitting for friends as talk of a plane crash ominously lingers in the air.

An anti-mystery in the tradition of L’Avventura assembled with the cool reserve of Robert Bresson. – Village Voice

An extraordinary new mode of movie narrative. D’Ambrose’s ardent intellectualism is a sublime comedic mask. – The New Yorker

Terrific. Spare, haunting, elusive. –Sight & Sound

D’Ambrose imports the precision of Robert Bresson into an acerbic, cosmopolitan milieu, resulting in a fascinating movie about people trapped by the details of everyday life and searching for a bigger picture that constantly eludes them. – Eric Kohn, Indiewire


Fri and Sat, Sept 14 & 15
Notes on an Appearance 6:30 @ IU Fine Arts upstairs
A Paris Education 7:15 @IU Global & International Theater
First Reformed 8pm @ IU Fine Arts upstairs

Sun, Sept 16
First Reformed 5:15 @ Bear’s Place – Last Chance!
A Paris Education 7:45 @ Bear’s Place

Fri Sept 21
A Paris Education  7:15 @ IU Fine Arts Upstairs
RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg 8pm @IU Fine Arts Downstairs

Sat Sept 22
Notes on an Appearance  6:30 @ IU Fine Arts upstairs
A Paris Education 7:15 @IU Global & International Theater
RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg 8pm @ IU Fine Arts upstairs

Sun Sept 23 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater
NY Cat Film Festival 2pm and 3:30
Three Identical Strangers 5pm
RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg 7:30
Advance Tickets on Sale at the BCT Box Office
Single Film $10 / All Day Pass 20

Sun, Sept 23 at Bear’s Place
Notes on an Appearance 7pm- Last Chance


September 7
September 23