September 9 – 24 ♦ Individual Tickets: $5 ♦ Semester Passes $30 ♦ Semester Passes $30
Group Tickets ♦ House Screenings call 812 727.0775
Dheepan is a Tamil freedom fighter. (The Tamils were an ethnic minority in the Sri Lanka who fought for an independent nation, only to be defeated.) As the Civil War nears its end, Dheepan decides to flee, taking with him two strangers – a woman and a little girl – hoping that they will make it easier for him to claim asylum in Europe.
Filmmaker Jacques Audiard has established himself as one of today’s top French filmmakers. Some of you have seen his earlier films at Ryder. He first gained international attention with 2001’s Read My Lips, and then with the terrific The Beat That My Heart Skipped in 2005. And then in 2009, A Prophet won the Grand Prix at Cannes, picking up an Oscar nomination and became a cult hit worldwide
Dheepan is played by an actual former Tamil Tigers fighter named Antonythasan Jesuthasan
France, Tamil / 116 min
Fri & Sat, Sept 23 and 24
Hunt for the Wilderpeople 6:45 IU Fine Arts
Dheepan 7:30 @ IU Woodburn Hall – Last Chance!
Chevalier 8:45 @ IU Fine Arts
Sun Sept 25
Chevalier 7:00 @ Bear’s Place