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June 2019


June 7 - June 23

Juliette Binoche and Guillame Canet reunite with acclaimed director Olivier Assayas for this seductive tale of sex, lies, and literature. Set amidst the bohemian intelligentsia of the Parisian publishing world, Non-Fiction traces the romantic and emotional fallout that results when a controversial writer blurs the line between fact and fiction, using his real-life love affairs as fodder for a new novel. “Non-Fiction is incredibly WITTY, FAST-PACED and unmistakably French.” -Film Threat

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Meeting Gorbachev

June 14 - June 30

Werner Herzog and André Singer’s riveting documentary, filled with unforgettable archive materials and based on three long interviews, provides incredible access to, arguably, the world’s greatest living politician.

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June 21 - June 23

Single Tickets $6     Semester Passes $35     Where Are Films Shown?     Where Can I Park for free on Campus?      This documentary from BAFTA nominated directors Jacqui and David Morris traces the extraordinary life of Rudolf Nureyev. From his birth in the 5th class carriage of a trans-Siberian train, to his dramatic leap to freedom in the West at the height of the Cold War, and unprecedented adulation as the most famous dancer in the world. The…

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Ash is Purest White

June 28 - July 14

Jia Zhangke’s extraordinary body of work has doubled as a record of 21st-century China and its warp-speed transformations.  At once his funniest and most emotionally generous film, Ash Is Purest White is both a smart rumination on love and

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Chulas Fronteras & Del Mero Corazon

June 28 - July 7

Les Blank was one of America’s keenest documentarians of regional musical traditions — blues, Cajun, Appalachian, Creole, Hawaiian and more. These new, 4k restorations of two of his films-are a zesty introduction to Norteña music and culture that exists along the Texas-Mexican border.

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July 2019

Face the Music Film Festival featuring Jimi Hendrix and Aretha Franklin

July 12 - August 4

Single Tickets and Festival Passes (Special Pricing, See Below)     Where Are Films Shown?     Where Can I Park for free on Campus?    In the mid-60s big changes were afoot in the US, culturally, politically, and musically. Four rock music/concert films that explore these changes are being released in theaters this summer; we are hosting an all-day “micro-festival” at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.   Jimi Hendrix, Aretha Franklin, The Byrds and Brian Wilson are just some of the performers you’ll see…

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Apollo 11

July 12 - August 3

Single Tickets $6     Semester Passes $35     Where Are Films Shown?     Where Can I Park for free on Campus?     This vibrant restoration of never-before-seen footage results in one of the most astounding films about space ever made. Fifty years in the making (the Apollo 11 moon landing took place on July 20th, 1969), Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made…

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Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church

July 12 - August 3

Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church presents the legendary guitarist in full flight at the 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival before the largest US audience of his career, only two months before his death.

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Under the Stars Series: Incredibles 2

July 18

Incredibles 2   Thursday, July 18    Free!   in Waldron, Hill, and Buskirk Park    Dusk The second in this summer’s series of free outdoor screenings in Bloomington’s parks, co-presented by the City of Bloomington. Bring a blanket. Bring a snack. Bring the dog. Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of…

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Aretha Franklin: Amazing Grace

July 19 - August 4

Single Tickets and Festival Passes (Special Pricing, See Below)     Where Are Films Shown?     Where Can I Park for free on Campus?    In 1972, having topped the pop charts with a series of hits, Aretha Franklin returned to her family’s gospel roots. She held two concerts of the most deeply moving spirituals at a Baptist church in Watts, a Los Angeles neighborhood still recovering from the riots six years earlier. Director Sydney Pollack was hired to document the…

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August 2019

High Life

August 2 - August 17

Single Tickets $6     Semester Passes $35     Where Are Films Shown?     Where Can I Park for free on Campus?     High Life is unlike every outer space film you’ve ever seen. An astronaut and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a dangerous mission to deep space. The crew—death-row inmates led by a doctor (Juliette Binoche) with sinister motives—has vanished. As the mystery of what happened onboard the ship is unraveled, father and daughter must rely on…

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September 2019

Mike Wallace Is Here

September 20 - October 6

Deemed the “enemy of the people” by our current president, journalism in America is on the chopping block. Lies, fake news, propaganda, and verbal subterfuge threaten to cripple our First Amendment. This fascinating exposé of 60 Minutes’ fearsome newsman Mike Wallace turns his hard-hitting, no-holds-barred journalistic style loose on Wallace himself, who is considered by many to be the inventor of the form.

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The NY Dog Film Festival

September 22

Stray dogs abroad, adventure dogs in sidecars, dogs winning prizes, dogs in prison, senior dogs, dogs who make you laugh, and dogs at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. The NY Dog Film Festival™ is coming to Bloomington on Sunday, Sept 22nd! The festival consists of two different 60-75 minute programs of documentary, animated, and narrative films. A portion of every ticket benefits the Monroe County Humane Association. The festival is curated by Tracie Hotchner, nationally acclaimed pet wellness advocate, author, and host…

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