BENEDETTA

Jan 14, 15, 21, 22 at 7pm • Sunday Matinees Jan 16 and 23 at 3pm at the IU Fine Arts Theater •

Benedetta is inspired by the true story of Benedetta Carlini, a 17th century nun who believed she saw visions of Christ and whose erotic desires resulted in a forbidden love affair with another woman.

HIVE

Feb 5 at 6:30 at the IU Fine Arts Theater Feb 6 at 3pm at Fine Arts Hive won the Audience Award, Directing Award, and World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. In a small village in Kosovo, years after her husband went missing during wartime, Fahrije awaits evidence of his death. Without it, not only is she unable to mourn, but the hovering patriarchy deems it disrespectful, morally loose even, to move forward: to get a job, a driver’s license. The men in the village condemn Fahrije’s efforts to empower herself and threaten her newfound sovereignty.

Drive My Car

Feb 5 and 6 A film about language, sexuality, trust, and infidelity directed by auteur Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, who might be the hottest filmmaker on the planet. Drive My Car has been named Film of the Year by both the New York and Los Angeles critics associations, won Best Screenplay at Cannes, and is on the shortlist for Oscar nominations in multiple categories. "A QUIET MASTERPIECE… a story about grief, love and work as well as the soul-sustaining, life-shaping power of art. – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

February 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7:30; Sunday Matinees February 13 & 20 at 3:45. IU Radio & Television Theater,
A cri de coeur that unfolds like a mashup of Luis Buñuel, Jean-Luc Godard, and John Waters. BAD LUCK BANGING is “a riotously bonkers film that throws decorum in the trash to reveal the hypocrisy of the powerful as the true vulgarity” – Sight & Sound. When a sex tape produced by a school teacher gets leaked to the internet, it engenders hysterical outrage from her colleagues.

TONI MORRISON: The Pieces I Am

Saturday, February 19 at 2pm at the Monroe County Public Library With the peerless style and rich perspective on Black America she brought to such acclaimed novels as Beloved, The Bluest Eye, and Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison earned a reputation as one of America’s greatest living writers.

Stand With Ukraine Film Schedule

   Friday, April 22 Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors 7pm The Earth is Blue as an Orange 8pm      Sat, April 23 The Guide 7pm Atlantis 8pm      Sun, April 24 Cacophony of Donbas 3pm Toloka 3:45                     I Love You, Mariupol 4:15        Friday, April 29 Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors 7pm The Earth is Blue as an Orange

OSCAR SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL 2022

The Oscar Shorts offer a vision of what the Academy Awards should and could be but very rarely are: eclectic, cosmopolitan, scrappy and surprising.
-A.O. Scott, The New York Times

SERVANTS

Now Playing in our Virtual Theater Czechoslovakia, 1980... two seminary students must choose between collaborating with the government as informants, or becoming targets of the secret police in this political thriller.

WRITING WITH FIRE

April 1-10 Writing With Fire chronicles the challenges and triumphs of Khabar Lahariya, a newspaper staffed entirely by Dalit women (“Untouchables”).

Ukraine Festival Schedule

Friday, April 22 Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors 7pm at the IU Fine Arts Theater The Earth is Blue as an Orange 8pm at the IU Radio & Television Theater      Sat, April 23 The Guide 7pm at the IU Fine Arts Theater Atlantis 8pm at the IU Radio & Television Theater      Sun, April 24 Cacophony of Donbas

A Night of Knowing Nothing

April 15-16 A young woman reads aloud letters to her estranged lover. These letters and the documentary images that accompany them create an essential portrait of contemporary Indian youths engaged in university life, student protests and the ongoing struggle for resistance.

Stand With Ukraine Film Festival

April 22-May 1 We are hosting a micro festival of films by filmmakers from Ukraine: six rarely seen features and one program of shorts. Admission is free. We are, however, requesting donations; all proceeds will be sent to Ukrainian humanitarian relief organizations.

The Girl and the Spider

May 6-15 Everything is in its proper place, yet nothing is ever what or where it seems. This German-language film charts several days in the lives of two young women who have shared an apartment.

THE ROSE MAKER

May 13-22 Ten-time César Award nominee Catherine Frot stars as Eve, an artisanal horticulturalist who honors her father’s legacy by growing unique roses that compete in showcases all over France. But Eve’s approach struggles to compete with the mass market production from her corporate rivals. With the business facing imminent bankruptcy, Eve’s trusted secretary, Vera, makes a last-ditch effort to turn things around by secretly hiring three new employees from a prison rehabilitation program. Learn more…

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

Thursday, June 16 at 8pm at the IU Fine Arts Theater; Sunday, June 19 at 8pm 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 writing, publishing, and censoring of one of the most important novels of the modern era.

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.

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.

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN: Free, Under the Stars in Bryan Park

Friday, July 15 in Switchyard Park - Dusk
Baseball and cinema go together like… baseball and hotdogs. Baseball movies just work, and A League of Their Own is one of the best! Featuring an All-Star Team of ‘90s starters like Madonna, Geena Davis, Rosie O’Donnell, Lori Petty, and Tom Hanks.

PETITE MAMAN

July 15, 16 and 17 After the death of her beloved grandmother, eight-year-old Nelly meets a mysterious friend in the woods outside her grandmother's home. The two girls look alike; they bond immediately and together they embark on a fantastical journey of discovery. This is a special film--don't miss it.

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.