Downtown 81 – Last Chance!

As part of our 40th anniversary, we have revisited several films from the our early days. Downtown 81 is a film that we would have shown if it had ever been released. In 1981, writer and Warhol confederate and Interview magazine founder Glenn O’Brien, Swiss photographer Edo Bertoglio, and painter Jean-Michel Basquiat hit the streets of lower Manhattan to make a movie

It Happened One Night

Frank Capra's romantic comedy was the first film to accomplish the very rare feat of sweeping all five major Oscar categories (best picture, best actor, best actress, best director, and best screenplay).


A young Israeli, Yoav, flees to Paris intending to transform into a Frenchman. It starts out badly. While he is taking a bath, his clothes are stolen. First lesson learned: when you're in a strange country, take a shower instead.

The Disappearance of My Mother

Benedetta Barzini wants to disappear. An iconic fashion model in the 1960s, she became a muse to Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali and Richard Avedon. As a radical feminist in the 1970s, she fought for the rights and emancipation of women. But at the age of 75

American Dharma

Academy Award winning filmmaker Errol Morris continues his examination of the nature of evil.
No stranger to sitting down with some of the most controversial figures of our time, Morris trains his lens on Stephen K.​ Bannon, former Chief Strategist of the Trump administration.

Gauguin, from the National Gallery, London

This brand-new 60-minute documentary about the life and work of Paul Gauguin narrated by actor Dominic West (The Wire, The Affair, Colette) and will be followed by a 30-minute private view of the National Gallery exhibition, Gauguin Portraits, while it is currently on display in London.

The Lion King

The Lion King in the Pavilion in Switchyard Park. Disney Trivia 5pm - 7pm Movie 7pm - 9pm

RAISE HELL: The Life And Times of Molly Ivins

Molly Ivins was often compared to Mark Twain. She was six feet of Texas trouble who, despite her Houston pedigree, took on Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it.

2020 Oscar Short Film Festival – Held Over!

Hollywood movies are often impersonal and risk-free — creative decisions are made by lawyers and accountants. The Oscar Shorts are a celebration of intimate, personal storytelling.

Oscar Shorts Festival: Animation – Held Over!

One of the most entertaining categories at the Academy Awards — and one of the least heralded — is for the Best Animated Short Subject. We are screening the five nominees in that category along with three films short-listed for a nomination.

Oscar Shorts: Live Action – Held Over!

Like short stories, short films are sometimes overlooked. But they often display all of the scope, power, insight and resonance of feature length films..

WHAT SHE SAID: The Art of Pauline Kael

In a field that has historically embraced few women film critics, Kael was controversial, witty, and fiercely discerning. Her turbo-charged prose famously championed films that were dismissed by most other critics (Bonnie and Clyde, Taxi Driver).

Beanpole – Last Chance!

In post-WWII Leningrad, two women, Iya and Masha (astonishing newcomers Viktoria Miroshnichenko and Vasilisa Perelygina), intensely bonded after fighting side by side as anti-aircraft gunners, attempt to readjust to a haunted world.

Lemon Tree

Tickets $6     Where Are Films Shown?     Where Can I Park for free on Campus?     Any other Questions? Send an email to Two Nights Only!  Lemon Tree is set in the West Bank, where Palestinian widow Salma Zidane tends her lemon grove. However, when Israeli Defense Minister Navon moves in across the way, his security guards

Rigoletto on the Lake

Giuseppe Verdi’s masterwork – compelling, blood - curdling and beautiful – is being performed for the first time on the breathtaking water stage of Lake Constance, Bregenz.

The Ryder: Going Forward

Since the Ryder Film Series began in 1979, we’ve rarely gone more than a week without bringing at least one new film to Bloomington. Now, realistically, the earliest we will begin in-theater programming again will be ​​in mid-May. We hope to reschedule all of those films that have been postponed, as well as to program several exciting new films that

Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band – Ends Wed!

Anyone who was a fan of The Band or has an interest in Americana will want to see Once Were Brothers. The story of Bob Dylan’s one time legendary backup band is a colorful, cautionary tale. Simply called The Band, they would become one of the most influential ensembles in music history.

The Whistlers – Ends Wed!

In a delightful twist, acclaimed Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu, whose inventive comedies such as Police, Adjective and The Treasure have brought deadpan charm and political perceptiveness to his country’s cinematic renaissance, has made his first all-out genre film—a clever, swift, and elegant neo-noir with a wonderfully off-kilter central conceit. "If the Coen Brothers were Romanian, they might have made The Whistlers." --The New York Times

The Woman Who Loves Giraffes – Now Playing

In 1956, four years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees and seven years before Dian Fossey left to work with mountain gorillas, 23-year-old biologist Anne Innis Dagg made an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa to study giraffes

from Israel: God of the Piano

WHY THE RYDER NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT TODAY Back in March, when we made the decision to publish the magazine without ad revenue, we thought the pandemic would be under control by September. Clearly, we were wrong about that. Today, with the end nowhere in sight, we are asking for your support to publish The Ryder into the spring. Read more

I Am Not Your Negro, Toni Morrison and Whose Streets?

Director Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished - a radical narration about race in America, using the writer’s original words. He draws upon James Baldwin’s notes on the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr to explore and bring a fresh and radical perspective to the current racial narrative in America.

A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence

A pair of hapless novelty salesman take us on a kaleidoscopic tour of the human condition in the new off-kilter comedy by Swedish filmmaker Roy Andersson. "Excruciatingly funny and streaked with coal-black humor." --Time Out New York



Aug 26-28 A sophisticated London attorney falls for a charming car salesman. But all is not as it seems.


Sunday, Oct 16 • Free Screening at 7pm at the IU Fine Arts Theater A young, conservative Black man is riding on a New York City subway car. The only other passenger is a blonde femme fatale looking for trouble.