Alumni Filmmakers

Indiana University alumni often return to the Bloomington campus to share their work with students and the community. Pictured above are Eliza Hittman (It Felt Like Love) and Hannah Fidell (A Teacher), who returned in 2013 to share their films.

The Master – Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014)

Indiana University Cinema pays tribute to the work and legacy of Philip Seymour Hoffman with a 24-hour, 12-film retrospective of his work. Films will be screened back-to-back without intermission. Tickets are not required and audience members are welcome to enter and leave. Seating capacity is 260 and doors will open at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, February 18.

You can see the full IU press release here.

Thanks to a generous gift from Jim and Roberta Sherman, IU Cinema is able to offer this tribute to audiences free of charge. We hope that you join us to honor the work of a master filmmaker, Philip Seymour Hoffman. All films will be screened from 35mm, DCP or HD content. The program includes:

Tuesday, February 18 4:00 PM Jack Goes Boating
Tuesday, February 18 5:40 PM The Savages
Tuesday, February 18 7:40 PM The Master
Tuesday, February 18 10:10 PM Mission Impossible III
Wednesday, February 19 12:20 AM Almost Famous
Wednesday, February 19 2:25 AM A Late Quartet
Wednesday, February 19 4:15 AM Doubt
Wednesday, February 19 6:15 AM Synecdoche, New York
Wednesday, February 19 8:20 AM Magnolia
Wednesday, February 19 11:35 AM Boogie Nights
Wednesday, February 19 2:15 PM Capote
Wednesday, February 19 4:15 PM Owning Mahowny

All start times are estimates.

In addition to this 24-hour tribute, UB Films will be screening Magnolia and Capote as part of their film series. Screenings will be in the Whittenberger Auditorium and are scheduled as follows:

Magnolia (1999)
Thursday, February 20 at 8:00 PM
Friday, February 21 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 22 at 8:00 PM

Capote (2005)
Thursday, February 20 at 11:00 PM
Friday, February 21 at 11:00 PM
Saturday, February 22 at 11:00 PM

For more information on these screenings, please visit here.


Contemporary Caribbean Film

Inspired by the reflections of scholars Stuart Hall and Paul Gilroy on the roots and routes of black identity, this series is a glimpse
into the vibrancy of contemporary Caribbean filmmaking. These films deal with the legacies of migration to and from the region,
as well as the tug of close familial and distant ancestral links. Representing the Caribbean’s linguistic and cultural diversity,
Roots/Routes especially emphasizes woman-directed and women-centered films as integral to a truly dynamic Caribbean cinema
culture. Sponsored by the Black Film Center/Archive, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Minority Languages and
Cultures Program, and IU Cinema. Special thanks to Nzingha Kendall. Screenings are free, but ticketed.

Remembering Rwanda

April 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the outbreak of the genocide in Rwanda, during which nearly
a million people were slaughtered in the span of 100 days. Today, as the U.S. and other leading powers
continue to debate the political and financial role that they should play in the world, the lessons from the
Rwandan genocide seem to have been forgotten. This three-film series offers up cinematic views of the
tragedy, the difficulties of national reconciliation, and the next generation’s hope for a brighter future.

This series is sponsored by Global Village Living-Learning Center, Books & Beyond Project, School of Global
and International Studies, Department of Political Science, African Studies Program, School of Education,
and IU Cinema. Special thanks to Jeffrey Holdeman. Screenings are free, but ticketed.

2014 Latino Film Festival and Conference

Numbering more than 53 million, U.S. Latinos are transforming communities in which they settle, work, and
raise families. While their national backgrounds and personal histories vary widely, their lives are deeply interconnected
by attachments that span the Americas. Latino lives are at once quintessentially “American” and yet
increasingly transnational—linked to Latin America by history and memory, money and politics, migration, and
the shared dream of a better life. This second Latino Film Festival and Conference showcases the “Transnational
Lives” that define Latina/o experiences in the United States mainland and beyond. Multiple scholars and
filmmakers will be present, including Edward James Olmos and Chon Noriega (UCLA). All films are in English
and/or Spanish languages with English subtitles.

You can view the entire conference schedule here.

Event sponsors include Latino Studies Program, Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (DEMA), College of Arts and Sciences’ Ostrom Grants Program, College
Arts & Humanities Institute (CAHI), La Casa – IU Latino Cultural Center, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Department of American Studies, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Black Film Center/Archive, Department of Communication & Culture, Department of History, and IU Cinema. All screenings are free, but ticketed.

South Asian Gangster Films

All films are unreleased in the U.S.

These films are not the standard Bollywood fare of
song and dance routines, simplistic love stories,
and happy endings. They represent a new breed
of Indian filmmaking that has captured critical
attention from both Western and Indian media by
dispensing with most Bollywood conventions in
favor of well-developed characters and storylines.
What really makes these films stand out is not just
their stylistic quality, but their serious engagement
with a myriad of social issues relevant to contemporary
India and its modernity.

Through the lens of
criminal gangs, they examine issues such as caste
prejudice, political corruption, police complicity
in criminal activity, the rural-urban divide, the
breakdown of traditional family structures, and the
inherent violence of Indian life, including against
women. Special thanks to Michael Dodson.
Tickets to all screenings are $3.

Series poster can be found here.

WWI: 100 Years Removed

As we mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, this multi-semester film series explores
the conditions leading up to war, the harsh realities of wartime, and its effects on people and nations around
the world. These cinematic reflections offer a chance to revisit the way war and violence were imagined in an
earlier age and also remind us how men and women throughout the globe remain burdened by this problem
today. Each film will be introduced by a faculty expert. This film series is presented by the School of Global
and International Studies and IU Cinema. All screenings are free, but ticketed.

Meryl Streep

There may be no living actor who is
more respected by her colleagues,
critics, the film industry, and audiences
than Meryl Streep. Her
body of work spans 40 years and
has received the highest honors,
critical acclaim, scholarly consideration,
and audience favor. She
believes in the transformative
power of art and has been quoted
to say, “the great gift of human
beings is that we have the power
of empathy.” And movies, she
states, “have the power to change
you.” The late film critic Roger
Ebert, an avid admirer of Streep,
made parallel remarks over the
years, stating that, “empathy
is the most essential quality of
civilization” and “movies are the
most powerful empathy machine
in all the arts.”

Movement: Asian Pacific American Films

To celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2014, IU Cinema showcases
“Movement,” a series of Asian Pacific American films. “Movement” invites audiences
to consider the multifaceted vibrancies and complexities of Asian Pacific
American individuals and communities. It implies evolution and transformation.
And it denotes the physical and literal (athletic prowess, international
migration), the metaphorical and interior (psychological, emotional), and
the social and political (the rise of celebrity, grassroots organizing).

The series is sponsored by IU’s Asian Culture Center, Asian American
Studies Program, Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and
Multicultural Affairs, Departments of History, Department of Communication
and Culture, College of Arts and Sciences, Center for Research
on Race and Ethnicity in Society, IU GLBT Student Support Services
Office, and IU Cinema. Screenings are free, but ticketed.

The Art and Legacy of Roger Corman

Roger Corman’s 60-year career has built a legacy that is unparalleled. Throughout the 50s and 60s he set the pace to
become Hollywood’s most prolific filmmaker. He was the youngest director ever to be honored with retrospectives at the
Cinematheque Francaise in Paris, the BFI, and MoMA. Along with directing more than 50 feature films, producing 400
films, running 2 production and distribution companies, and earning a Lifetime Achievement Oscar, he helped launch
the careers of many of the New Hollywood filmmakers of the 1970s. Among many others, Martin Scorsese, Frances
Ford Coppola, Peter Bogdanovich, Joe Dante, James Cameron, Ron Howard, and Jonathan Demme all ascended from
the ‘Corman School’ of filmmaking. Special thanks to David Church and Craig Simpson. Tickets for all screenings are
$3 unless otherwise noted. Roger Corman is scheduled to be present at noted events in April.