MARY LOU WILLIAMS: THE LADY WHO SWINGS THE BAND

Mary Lou Williams was ahead of her time, a genius. Her musical career began in the 1920s; in an era when jazz was the nation’s popular music, she was one of its greatest innovators. As both a pianist and composer, she was a wellspring of daring and creativity who helped shape the sound of 20th century America.

Black Lives, Black Voices: OUR RIGHT TO GAZE

In this collection of six shorts, filmmakers gaze at themselves and their world, attempting to make sense of what they see reflected back. From gripping drama to heart-warming comedy, Our Right to Gaze: Black Film Identities features timely stories from Black artists that take us outside of the ordinary.

Black Lives, Black Voices: THE INHERITANCE

After nearly a decade exploring different facets of the African diaspora — and his own place within it — Ephraim Asili makes his feature-length debut with The Inheritance, an astonishing ensemble work set almost entirely within a West Philadelphia house where a community of young, Black artists and activists form a collective.

Black Lives, Black Voices: TEST PATTERN

Part psychological thriller, part realist drama, this exhilarating debut feature from Shatara Michelle Ford, Test Pattern offers a Black woman's perspective on institutional racism and misogyny, inequitable healthcare, and issues of sex and consent.

from France: UN FILM DRAMATIQUE

Shot over a period of four years, Un Film Dramatique follows the creative intuitions of 20 budding Parisian artists at Dora Maar Middle School in Saint-Denis as they experiment with cameras on their own terms, theoretically reflect on the medium, and debate issues of ethnicity, discrimination, and representations of power and identity.

YOU WILL DIE AT TWENTY

Winner of the Lion of the Future Award for best Debut Feature at the Venice Film Festival, You Will Die at Twenty is a visually sumptuous “coming-of-death” fable. During her son’s naming ceremony, a Sheikh predicts that Sakina’s child will die at the age of 20.

The Manchurian Candidate – Free in Bryan Park – Sat Night

Saturday, June 19 at Dusk     Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Laurence Harvey and Janet Leigh star in The Manchurian Candidate. Raymond Shaw (Sinatra) is a war hero and is awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery in Korea. What no one knows, including Shaw, is that he had been captured by the Chinese Communists and brainwashed. He

STRAY

Stray explores what it means to live as a being without status or security, following three stray dogs, residents of Istanbul, as they embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society. "CRITIC'S PICK! The filmmaker's eyes may rarely leave the dogs, but what she’s really looking at is us." -The New York Times

from Sweden: ABOUT ENDLESSNESS

No one in the world makes films that look like those of Swedish master absurdist Roy Andersson: intricately designed, photographed, and lit. His dreamlike movies are acclaimed for their deadpan comic timing and the visual inspiration of artists like Otto Dix and Edward Hopper. 

Coming 06/30: GUNDA

Tickets for Gunda will go on sale the day of show 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

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

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Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts

The life of a unique American artist, a man with a remarkable and unlikely biography. Bill Traylor was born into slavery in 1853 on a cotton plantation in rural Alabama. After the Civil War, Traylor continued to farm the land as a sharecropper until the late 1920s. Aging and alone, he moved to Montgomery and worked odd jobs in the thriving segregated black neighborhood. A decade later, in his late 80s, Traylor became homeless and started to draw and paint, both memories from plantation days and scenes of a radically changing urban culture.

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.

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.