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Drive My Car

December 16, 2021 - February 6, 2022

Jan 28 and 29; Feb 4 and 5 at 7:30 at the IU Radio & Television Theater   Sunday Matinees! Jan 30 and Feb 6 at 3pm at Radio & Television   Purchase Tickets

A film about language, sexuality, trust, and infidelity adapted by auteur Ryûsuke Hamaguchi from a short story by Haruki Murakami. DRIVE MY CAR is a head-on collision between an emerging filmmaker fascinated by the interior lives of women, and a famous author who…is not. Hamaguchi specializes in revelations of the heart, and Drive My Car—a beautiful melding of two distinct authorial sensibilities—consistently steers clear of the familiar in its characters’ journeys towards self-understanding. But these two wildly disparate storytellers aren’t the only people vying for control of the wheel in this beguiling gem, as a third major player is introduced — legendary playwright Anton Chekhov.

Drive My Car has been named Film of the Year by both the New York Film Critics Circle, the LA Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics. It won Best Screenplay at Cannes, Best Foreign Film at the Golden Globes and is on the shortlist for Oscar nominations in multiple categories.

2021 • Japan • in Japanese with subtitles • 180 min


Critic’s Pick. A QUIET MASTERPIECE… a story about grief, love and work as well as the soul-sustaining, life-shaping power of art.
– Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

A passionate deployment of art as resistance to mortality.
– Richard Brody, The New Yorker

5 out of 5 stars. An engrossing and exalting experience.
– Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


Watch a conversation between Ryûsuke Hamaguchi and Bong Joon-ho (Parasite) at the Busan International Film Festival…

Tickets: only $8

Pandemic Protocols: Filmgoers must be vaccinated and must show proof of vaccination.
Filmgoers must wear masks in the theater. Seating will be capped at 35% of capacity.

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December 16, 2021
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