The Ryder Magazine & Film Series
The Ryder Magazine & Film Series
Sept 30, Oct 1 and 2 ♦ Scroll down for times and locations
Individual Tickets: $5 ♦ Semester Passes $30 ♦ Group Tickets and House Screenings call 812 727.0775
WINNER ♦ BEST DOCUMENTARY ♦ SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
Watch the wildest political meltdown in recent history as it unfolds. It’s 2013 and Anthony Weiner—still reeling from the sex scandal that ended his political career two years earlier—is back in the spotlight as he mounts an audacious comeback campaign for New York City mayor. But it’s not long before history repeats itself and new sexting allegations leave Weiner and his aides scrambling to contain the damage. Granted unfettered access to the candidate and his campaign, filmmakers Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg capture a jaw-dropping, behind-the-scenes look at the political machine as it breaks down. “Weiner” reveals the human story behind the scenes of a high-profile political scandal as it unfolds, and offers an unfiltered look at how much today’s politics is driven by an appetite for spectacle. 2016/96 min
♦ THE BEST DOCUMENTARY ABOUT A POLITICAL CAMPAIGN EVER MADE. The filmmakers provide a brilliant window into the impact of the contemporary media circus on public life. While not exactly a figure of sympathy — he lied, after all, more than once — Weiner nevertheless maintains the charisma and drive to provide the movie with one of the most compelling anti-heroes in recent memory. –Indiewire
Welcome to the doghouse. Todd Solondz’s uncompromising indie films, Happiness and Welcome to the Dollhouse, helped define cult filmmaking in the early ’90s. Wiener-Dog is a twisted comedic Lassie for misanthropes. It follows the wayward adventures of a dachshund who passes from oddball owner to oddball owner—including the world’s worst mom, a beleaguered screenwriter, and the grownup incarnation of Welcome to the Dollhouse’s Dawn Wiener—whose radically dysfunctional lives are all impacted by the pooch. Featuring an all-star cast that includes Greta Gerwig, Julie Delpy, Danny DeVito, Ellen Burstyn, and Zosia Mamet, Wiener-Dog is a tragically funny, wondrously warped look at the absurdity of life (and death) from one of contemporary cinema’s most fearless and unique voices 2016/90 min WATCH THE TRAILER
On the surface, these two movies have nothing to do with each other. We would submit however that if Anthony Weiner owned a dachsund, his story would fit right in with the stories told in Wiener-Dog.
♦ Todd Solondz doesn’t care about the audience’s comfort and his films have a ruthless, unblinking stare, almost refreshing in their uncompromising attitude. Solondz rarely provides escape hatches. He presents reality, or reality as he sees it. Reality can be hilarious, absurd, touching. It can also be an exercise in futility. With all its humor (and there is a ton), Wiener-Dog is one of Solondz’s sharpest visions of futility. –RogerEbert.com
♦ Bizarre and challenging when it’s not outright goofy, Wiener-Dog never feels remotely compromised. Somehow hilarious and gloomy at the same time, it represents a big middle finger to anyone who wishes Solondz would lighten up. –Indiewire
Fri & Sat, Sept 30 and Oct 1
Weiner 6:45 IU Fine Arts
Chevalier 7:15 @ IU Woodburn Hall
Wiener-Dog 8:30 @ IU Fine Arts
Sun Oct 2
Weiner 6:15 @ Bear’s Place – Last Chance!
Wiener-Dog 8:15 @ Bear’s Place- Last Chance!
Tickets are on sale now for our Halloween Fest on October 23rd at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater