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Having recently lost her sight, a young woman retreats to the safety of her home, a place where she can feel in control, alone with her husband and her thoughts. In an effort to maintain a connection to reality, she begins to write a series of sexually-charged stories, whose fictional characters begin to inhabit her everyday reality.Find out more »
Nov 20, 21, 27, 28; Dec 4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19
The Great Man is perhaps best described as a fable—and it starts out as one told by a child. Hamilton and Markov are best friends about to finish five years of service in the French Foreign Legion. During their six-month posting in Afghanistan, they are caught in a crossfire while out on an impromptu and unauthorized mystical leopard hunt. As the child tells it, “They crossed the frontier of the human world and stepped into the unknown.”Find out more »
1916. While war rages in the Ottoman Empire, Hussein raises his younger brother Theeb in a traditional Bedouin community that is isolated by the vast, unforgiving desert. The brothers’ quiet existence is suddenly interrupted when a British Army officer and his guide ask Hussein to escort them to a water well located along the old pilgrimage route to Mecca. So as not to dishonor his recently deceased father, Hussein agrees to lead them on the long and treacherous journey. The young, mischievous Theeb secretly chases after his brotherFind out more »
New York International Children’s Film Festival was founded in 1997 to promote intelligent, passionate, provocative cinematic works for ages 3-18 and to help define a more compelling film for kids. It’s coming to Bloomington with screenings at IU Fine Arts on Sat and the Buskirk-Chumley on Sunday featuring two programs of short films from around the world for the young as well as the young at heart. Some films are animated, some are live-action. Program 1 is recommended for children 3-8 and a second for ages 8-80.
The screenings are co-presented by the Lotus Education and Arts Foundation.
Dec 18, 19, Jan 2, 3, 8, 9, 15, 16
Charlie (Joséphine Japy) is seventeen and bored. Her estranged parents are too caught up in their own drama to pay her much attention. School holds no surprises either, and Charlie grows tired of her staid friends. Enter Sarah (Lou de Laâge), a confident and charismatic new transfer student who brings with her an alluring air of boldness and danger.Find out more »
A young woman makes a surprising discovery about her best friend’s husband in this delectable comedy/drama from France, based on a short story by Ruth Rendell. NY Times Critics’ Pick!Find out more »
Winner of top prizes at the Venice and Mumbai film festivals, Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court is a quietly devastating, absurdist portrait of injustice, caste prejudice, and venal politics in contemporary India. An elderly folk singer and grassroots organizer, dubbed the “people’s poet,” is arrested on a trumped-up charge of inciting a sewage worker to commit suicide.Find out more »