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The Brand New Testament

January 13, 2017 - January 28, 2017

Critics’ Pick! “Wickedly amusing…a surreal comedy whose endless visual imagination matches its conceptual wit.” -The New York Times

Jan  20, 21, 22, 27, 28    Scroll down for times and locations

Individual Tickets: $5 ♦ Semester Passes $30 


God exists in The Brand New Testament, but He’s an impulsive, narcissistic bully. Think Donald Trump, except in a bathrobe. His ten-year-old daughter rebels against His tyranny and comes to Earth. She gathers together a ragtag band of disciples and proposes a New Testament to make life better. Along the way, she connects with the people she meets in profound ways.

Arguably, the Jesuit priests in Martin Scorsese’s new film, The Silence, could benefit from her approach to spirituality.

Written and directed by Jaco Van Dormael (some of you might remember his 1991 debut feature, Toto the Hero, about a man who believes he was switched at birth), The Brand New Testament is a smart, funny and ultimately quite moving meditation on the infinite possibilities of life, and death.

We‘ve been writing about French-language films for a long time; here’s a sentence we never thought we would write. In an oddly touching subplot, Catherine Deneuve becomes romantically involved with a gorilla.

112 min / in French and German with subtitles

  A film with a big heart and an even bigger imagination. – Time Out



Sun, Jan 22
Lost and Beautiful 5:30 @ IU Bear’s Place
The Brand New Testament 7:30 @ Bear’s Place

Fri and Sat, Jan 27 and 28
Starless Dreams 6:30 @ IU Fine Arts
Lost and Beautiful 7pm @ IU Woodburn – Last Chance!
The Brand New Testament 8pm @ IU Fine Arts
Seasons  8:45 @ IU Woodburn

Sun, Jan 29
Seasons 2pm @ IU Fine Arts
The Brand New Testament @ 4pm IU Fine Arts – Last Chance!
Starless Dreams 5:30 @ Bear’s Place – Last Chance!
Seasons 7:30 @ Bear’s Place


Tue, Jan 31
Starving the Beast – 7pm – Free – Campus screening location tba



January 13, 2017
January 28, 2017
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