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.

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 20-22 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 (who sings an homage he wrote specifically for the film), Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Colin Powell, Carl Reiner, and others pay effusive tribute to this communal Art Deco home away from home.

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.