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July 20 - August 4

Single Tickets and Festival Passes (Special Pricing, See Below)     Where Are Films Shown?     Where Can I Park for free on Campus?  

Babylon is part of our Face The Music Film Festival.

You’ve seen The Harder They Come, maybe you’ve seen Rockers, but you’ve never seen anything like Babylon. Franco Rosso’s incendiary film had its world premiere at Cannes in 1980 but went unreleased in the U.S. until this year for “being too controversial, and likely to incite racial tension.” Raw and smoldering, it follows a young dancehall DJ (Brinsley Forde, frontman of landmark British reggae group Aswad) in South London as he pursues his musical ambitions, battling fiercely against the racism and xenophobia of employers, neighbors, police, and the National Front. Written by Martin Stellman (Quadrophenia) and shot by two-time Oscar  winner Chris Menges (The Killing Fields) with beautifully smoky cinematography that has been compared to Taxi DriverBabylon is fearless and unsentimental, yet tempered by the hazy bliss of the dancehall set to a blistering reggae soundtrack featuring Aswad, Johnny Clarke, Dennis Bovell, and more. (95 min) WATCH THE TRAILER

Tickets: Single Film: $8 in adv/$10 day of show   Festival Pass (4 films) $15 in adv / $20 day of show (With a Festival Pass you can see the films on different nights. A Festival Pass can be used at campus screenings, Bear’s Place and at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. You can purchase advance tickets online through the Buskirk-Chumley site – those tickets can also be used at any of the other screenings. You can also purchase tickets at Fine Arts or Bear’s Place prior to a movie – ask your well-mannered, well-dressed Ryder box office attendant for a single ticket or a festival pass.


Saturday, July 20
Echo in the Canyon – 5 pm – IU Fine Arts Theater (upstairs)
Babylon – 6pm – IU Fine Arts Theater (Downstairs)
Apollo 11 – 7pm IU Fine Arts Upstairs (50th Anniversay screening tonight!)
Aretha Franklin: Amazing Grace – 8pm IU Fine Arts Theater Downstairs
Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church – 9pm IU Fine Arts Upstairs

Sunday, July 21 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Echo in the Canyon – 2pm
Babylon – 4:15
Aretha Franklin: Amazing Grace – 6:30
Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church – 8:30

Sunday, July 21 at Bear’s Place
Apollo 11 – 5:30
Babylon – 7:45

Friday July 26
Echo in the Canyon – 6:15 IU Fine Arts Theater
Aretha Franklin: Amazing Grace – IU Global & International Theater
Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church – 8pm  IU Fine Arts Theater

Saturday, July 27
Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church 6:00 IU Fine Arts Theater – Upstairs
Babylon – 7pm – IU Fine Arts Downstairs
Echo in the Canyon – 7:30 IU Global & International Theater
Aretha Franklin: Amazing Grace – 8pm IU Fine Arts Theater – Upstairs

Sunday, July 28 at Bear’s Place
Babylon – 5:15
Aretha Franklin: Amazing Grace – 7:30

Friday, August 2
High Life – 7:45 IU Global & International Theater

Saturday, August 3
Echo in the Canyon – 4pm – IU Fine Arts Theater
Aretha Franklin: Amazing Grace – 6pm – IU Fine Arts Theater – Last Chance!
Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church – 8pm – IU Fine Arts Theater – Last Chance!

Sunday, August 4 at Bear’s Place
Echo in the Canyon 5:15 – Last Chance!
Babylon 7:45 – Last Chance!


July 20
August 4