WOMEN COMPOSERS

Three brilliant women, three untold stories. When Leipzig pianist Kyra Steckeweh realized that her repertoire almost exclusively consisted of music composed by men, she began searching for pieces written by female composers. Her research in archives, libraries, and publishing houses quickly brought to light a variety of remarkable piano pieces that have been buried in history and rarely performed.

from France: THE SALT OF TEARS

Veteran filmmaker Philippe Garrel once again fashions a pinpoint-precise and economical study of young love and its prevarications, which ever so gradually blossoms into an emotionally resonant moral tale.

M.C. Escher: Journey To Infinity

A staircase that leads back to itself; waterworks that move towards and away from the viewer at the same time; an impossible box: M.C. Escher's artworks feature perspective impossibilities that are world famous. To the eyes, Escher is simply a genius artist.

GUNDA:

You can watch Gunda right here, right now Experiential cinema in its purest form, Gunda chronicles the unfiltered lives of a mother pig (whom the film is named after), a flock of chickens, and a herd of cows with masterful intimacy. Gunda is a labor of love by Russian director Victor Kossakovsky Using stark, transcendent black and white cinematography and

Never Gonna Snow Again

On a gray, foggy morning outside a large Polish city, a masseur from the East named Zhenia enters the lives of the wealthy residents of a gated community. With his hypnotic presence and quasi-magical abilities

EMA

A young dancer upends her family life and sets out on an odyssey of personal liberation..

FAUCI

September 24 and 25 at 6:45 at the IU Fine Arts Theater. Last Chance! Sunday, Sept 26 at 5:15 at the IU Fine Arts Theater. Dubbed “America’s Doctor” by The New Yorker, Dr. Fauci has become America’s most unlikely cultural icon, with his signature blend of scientific acumen, candor, courage and integrity in the face of COVID-19. At times he's surprisingly funny.

In Balanchine’s Classroom

Now Playing in our Virtual Theater.
Filled with never before seen archival footage of Balanchine at work during rehearsals, classes, and in preparation for his most seminal works, along with interviews with many of his adored and adoring dancers--IU Ballet's Kyra Nichols, who worked with Balanchine, will introduce the film on Sept 24th and share her remembrances afterwards.

DAYS

Now Playing in our Virtual Theater. The great Taiwanese filmmaker Tsai Ming-liang has been directing exquisite examinations of alienation, isolation, and the fleeting beauty of human connection. You can watch DAYS right here, right now, in our virtual theater

SCALES

Oct 1, 2, 8 and 9 at 6:45 at the IU Fine Arts Theater
A rebellious teenage girl fights back against patriarchal oppression in Saudi director Shahad Ameen's visually arresting feminist fable.

Summer of 85 (PrideFest)

October 1, 2, 7, and 8 at 8:30 at the IU Fine Arts Theater
When Alexis capsizes off the coast of Normandy, David comes to the rescue and soon opens the younger boy’s eyes to a new horizon of friendship, art, and bliss.

EYIMOFE (This is My Desire)

October 1, 2, 8 and 9 at 7:30 at the IU RTV Theater
This stunning debut drama, set in colorful, chaotic Lagos, the former Nigerian capital, is made by twin brothers, Arie and Chuko Esiri. A pair of distantly connected strangers try to overcome Kafkaesque obstacles to flee Nigeria for Europe.

The Dark Crystal

Free Screening! Friday Oct 1st in Switchyard Park
This 1982 fantasy film is directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz . On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world.

Little Girl (PrideFest)

October 15, 16, 22, 23 at 6:30 pm at the IU Fine Arts Theater
Little Girl is the true story of 7-year-old Sasha, who loves ballet, dolls and dresses and has always known that she is a girl, despite the fact that she was born male.

POSSESSION

October 15, 16, 22, and 23 at 7:15 at the IU Radio & TV Theater. A woman starts acting strangely after asking her husband, a professional spy, for a divorce. His initial suspicions of a secret lover soon give way to something much more sinister.

The Velvet Underground

October 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 8:30 at the IU Fine Arts Theater. Todd Haynes’s documentary about the seminal band The Velvet Underground mirrors its members’ experimentation and formal innovation. The film is as much about New York of the ’60s and ’70s as it is about the rise and fall of the group that has been called as influential as the Beatles

WIFE OF A SPY

October 29, 30, Nov 5 and 6 at 7:15 at the IU Radio & TV Theater
The year is 1940 in Kobe, on the eve of the outbreak of World War II. Local merchant and amateur filmmaker Yusaku (Issey Takahashi, Kill Bill) senses that things are headed in an unsettling direction. Following a trip to Manchuria, he becomes determined to bring to light the things he witnessed there, and secretly filmed.

UNDINE

October Nov 5 and 6 and 7 at 6:30 at the IU Fine Arts Theater At first blush, the new film from Christian Petzold might seem a departure for the German director, especially to those only acquainted with him from his most recent film, the award-winning Transit (which some of you may have seen at the IU Cinema). Like his

SWAN SONG

Nov 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 7:30 at the IU Radio & TV Theater A retired hairdresser decides to take on one last job--setting in motion an epic journey across Sandusky, Ohio to confront the ghosts of his past--and collect the beauty supplies necessary for the job.

LA PISCINE (The Swimming Pool)

Nov 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 8:30 at the IU Fine Arts Theater Sexual tension simmers on the French Riviera in this late-’60s, Euro-chic erotic thriller. Jane Birkin stars alongside Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, and Maurice Ronet as a quartet of tanned, toned, beautiful people who spend their summer swimming, lounging the pool (la piscine) and trysting with one

The Village Detective

Dec 3, 4, 5, 10 and 11 at 7pm at the IU Fine Arts Theater
During the summer of 2016, a fishing boat off the shores of Iceland made a most curious catch: four reels of 35mm film, seemingly of Soviet provenance. The film turned out to be an incomplete print of a popular Soviet comedy from 1969, water damaged no less. Did that mean it had no value?

WILDLAND

Dec 17 and 18 at 6:30 at the IU Fine Arts Theater
Sidse Babett Knudsen stars as kindly Aunt Bodil (a 180-degree reversal from her role as the morally impeccable Danish Prime Minister in the TV series Borgen), who provides a home for her orphaned teen-aged niece. As it turns out, her smiling aunt is the grande dame of a ruthless crime family.

ALGREN

Opens December 10 in our virtual cinema

A journey through the gritty world, brilliant mind, and noble heart of Nelson Algren. Exploding onto the national scene in 1950 after winning the first-ever National Book Award for The Man with the Golden Arm, Algren defined post-war American urban fiction with his gritty, brilliant depiction of working class Chicago. Hemingway declared him second only to Faulkner; Vonnegut dubbed him a literary groundbreaker.

LUZZU

 Dec 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 8:30 at the IU Fine Arts Theater A poor Maltese fisherman faces temptation to sell his wooden fishing boat and join a sinister black-market operation that's decimating the Mediterranean fish population and the livelihoods of local families.

The Hidden Life of Trees

Jan 7, 8 and 9
Are trees able to talk? Do they have a memory and a social life? The forester and bestselling author Peter Wohlleben gets to the bottom of these questions and opens our eyes to the hidden world of the woods.