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Chained for Life

October 18 - October 27

Single Tickets $6     Semester Passes $35     Where Are Films Shown?     Where Can I Park for free on Campus? 

Building on the promise of his hallucinogenic debut Go Down Death, filmmaker Aaron Schimberg’s  delivers another brilliantly oddball, acerbically funny foray into gonzo surrealism. In a deft tragicomic performance, Jess Weixler (Teeth) plays Mabel, a movie star “slumming it” in an offbeat art-horror film being shot in a semi-abandoned hospital. Cast opposite her is Rosenthal (Under the Skin‘s Adam Pearson), a gentle-natured young man with a facial deformity. As their relationship evolves both on and off-screen, Schimberg, who had a cleft chin as a child, raises provocative questions about cinematic notions of beauty, representation, and exploitation. Tod Browning crossed with Robert Altman crossed with David Lynch crossed with the Muppets only begins to describe something this startlingly original and deeply felt film.

2019 / 91 min

THRILLINGLY IMAGINATIVE! -The New Yorker

DAZZLINGLY INVENTIVE! -RogerEbert.com

HUMANE and TRANSGRESSIVE, an American indie of unusually big ideas and aesthetic ambition. – Film Comment

BIZARRE and BEAUTIFUL. Leaves us on thrillingly shifty ground. – The Hollywood Reporter

MESMERIZING. A remarkable mind trip of a movie sure to leave audiences reeling. – Indiewire

RAZOR-SHARP. Mesmerizingly close to the sensation of a waking dream. – Village Voice

Friday Oct 18
A Faithful Man – 6:15 – IU Fine Arts Theater
Asako I & II – 7pm – IU Global & International Theater
Chained for Life – 8pm – IU Fine Arts Theater

Saturday Oct 19
A Faithful Man – 6:15 – IU Fine Arts Theater
Asako I & II – 7pm – IU Global & International Theater
Chained for Life – 8pm – IU Fine Arts Theater

The Brainwashing of My Dad – 6:30 – Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Sunday, Oct 20 at Bear’s Place
Chained for Life – 3:30
Asako I & II – 5:15 – Last Chance!
The Last Black Man in San Francisco – 7:30 – Last Chance!

Friday Oct 25
A Faithful Man – 6:15 – IU Fine Arts Theater
Chained for Life – 8pm – IU Fine Arts Theater

Saturday Oct 26
The Final Inning, The Final Album – 4:30 – IU Fine Arts Theater
A Faithful Man – 6:15 – IU Fine Arts Theater
Cold Case Hammarskjöld – 7pm – IU Global & International Theater
Chained for Life – 8pm – IU Fine Arts Theater

Sunday, Oct 27 at Bear’s Place
A Faithful Man – 3pm – Last Chance!
Chained for Life – 5pm – Last Chance!
Cold Case Hammarskjöld – 7:30 

 

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Start:
October 18
End:
October 27