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Tale of Tales

September 2, 2016 - September 3, 2016


  So few Italian films make it Stateside that it’s cause for celebration when a terrific one appears. –Time magazine

August 27, 28 and Sept 2, 3   Scroll down for times and locations

Individual Tickets: $5  Semester Passes $30   Group Tickets and House Screenings call 812 727.0775

Sea monsters, monarchs, ogres, kings and sorcerers: Tale of Tales is breathtaking Baroque fantasy from Italian filmmaker Matteo Garrone (this is his first English-language film).

Based on three spellbinding stories of magic and the macabre by Neapolitan poet and courtier Giambattista Basile, Tale of Tales chronicles the (mis)adventures of three kings. Basile’s stories, written in the 1630s, influenced the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen. Basile “was the first person to write tales like Puss in Boots and Cinderella,” explains the filmmaker. “He wrote archetypes that remain very topical.”

Overflowing with surreal, dazzling surprises, this intoxicating cinematic spectacle is a delirious excursion into the dark heart of fairy tales.

134 min


  Expect to be dazzled by lush cinematography, top-notch acting,

and some shocking turns. Tale of Tales is the most faithful and

creatively rendered fairytale onscreen to date, bizarrely satisfying and

totally worth a patient, focused viewing.

The Village Voice


  Matteo Garrone’s Tale of Tales is fabulous in every sense. It is gloriously

mad, rigorously imagined, visually wonderful: erotic, hilarious and

internally consistent. A masterpiece of black-comic bad taste and a

positive carnival of transgression.”

The Guardian



Fri & Sat, Sept 2 and 3
Nuts!  6:45 IU Fine Arts
Tale of Tales 7:30 @ IU Fine Arts – downstairs – Last Chance!
The Innocents 8:15 @ IU Fine Arts

Sun, Sept 4 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Hunt for the Wilderpeople  2:15
Seed: The Untold Story 4:30
Nuts! 6:30
Tale Of Tales 8pm – Last Chance!



September 2, 2016
September 3, 2016
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