THE AUTOMAT

May 20-29 Long before there were fast food restaurants or hipster coffee shops, there were automats: glamorous emporiums of nickel coffee and lemon meringue pie. Mel Brooks, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Colin Powell, Carl Reiner, and others pay effusive tribute to this communal Art Deco home away from home. FEELS LIKE THE KEY TO SOME LOCK ON THE AMERICAN SOUL. –The New York Times

IL BUCO

May 27-June 5 The extraordinary adventure of the young members of the Piedmont Speleological Group who, having already explored all the caves of Northern Italy, changed course in August 1961 and went South to explore other caves unknown to man, 700 meters below the Earth, in the untouched Calabrian hinterland. The intruders’ venture goes unnoticed by the inhabitants of a small neighboring village, but not by the old shepherd of the Pollino plateau whose solitary life begins to interweave with the group’s journey.

Anais in Love

June 3-10 Behind on her rent and her thesis, Anais searches for inspiration while hurtling through lovers with abandon in this effervescent, literate French comedy.

Hit the Road

June 10-19 A mysterious family (mom, dad, two kids and the dog) embarks on a road trip across the Iranian desert toward the Turkish border. Where, exactly, are they going and what are they up to? By turns funny and moving...Learn more....

In Bed With Ulysses

pictured above: legendary bookseller Sylvia Beach and James Joyce Thursday, June 16; Sunday, June 19 at 7:30 at the IU Radio & Television Theater   This year marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of Ulysses. James Joyce’s novel takes place over a 24 hour period in Dublin on June 16th. In Bed with Ulysses is the story behind the

Paris, 13th District

June 17 - 26 Transplanting the work of graphic novelist Adrian Tomine from the U.S. to France, Palme d’Or–winner Jacques Audiard dives into the mores of modern love in his latest film.

Petite Maman

June 24; July 15, 16 and 17 Petite Maman (Little Mom) is the much-anticipated latest treasure from French filmmaker Céline Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on Fire). After the death of her beloved grandmother, eight-year-old Nelly meets a mysterious friend in the woods. Together they embark on a fantastical journey of discovery

MEMORIA

July 8-10 Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton stars as Jessica, a Scottish expatriate living in Columbia, who, after hearing a loud, unidentifiable sound at daybreak, wanders through the jungle, trying to discover its origin. Memoria is one of the year’s most anticipated arthouse films, from the extraordinary mind of Cannes Film Festival winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

Hello, Bookstore

July 15-24 In the shadow of the pandemic, a small town rallies to protect a beloved local bookstore Hello, Bookstore captures the sensibility of dedicated readers for whom a bookstore is a tiny piece of paradise, a Brigadoon where one savors great words and ideas merely by browsing its wares.