september, 2019

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Running the Screen: Directed by Women is a month-long film screening, public conversation, and masterclass series celebrating and affirming the pioneering contributions of women to the art of filmmaking. IU Cinema has dedicated its entire September 2019 programming line-up to films directed by women in celebration of September as Woman Director Awareness Month. Additionally, 2019 commemorates the fifth annual #DirectedbyWomen Worldwide Film Viewing Party, an initiative celebrating the creative work of women filmmakers, which was founded in 2015 by Barbara Ann O’Leary, IU Cinema’s founding social media specialist and blog editor.

Curated and programmed by Brittany D. Friesner and Jon Vickers, with support from IU’s Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Council; Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Series; Black Film Center/Archive; Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design; College of Arts and Sciences’ Themester 2019: Remembering and Forgetting; Union Board Films; and the Turkish Flagship Program.

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    • September 3, 2019
    • 7:00pm Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché7:00pm - 8:45pmA true pioneer, at age 21, Alice Guy-Blaché started her movie career in 1894 and was a contemporary of Thomas Edison, George Méliès, and the Lumière brothers. Two years after joining the French movie house Gaumont, she was made head of production and began making movies. In her films, Guy-Blaché explored synchronized sound, inventive editing, and color tinting, among many other innovations, and she made films across all genres, including comedies, westerns, and social-issue dramas dealing with topics such as child abuse, feminism, and immigration. She also made the earliest known surviving narrative film with an all-Black cast, A Fool and His Money. In 1910, Guy-Blaché and her husband moved to the U.S., and she founded her own company, Solax Studios, making as many as three films a week in the early years. Yet, by 1919, Guy-Blaché’s career came to an abrupt end, and she and the hundreds of films that bore her name were largely forgotten by the industry she helped to create. Narrated by Jodie Foster, Be Natural is an energetic documentary interwoven with a fascinating— and sometimes infuriating—detective story, tracing the circumstances by which this extraordinary artist was largely forgotten before now. In English and French with English subtitles. Not rated | 2019 | 2K DCP Documentary Directed by Pamela B. Green $4 IUB students, $7 non-students

    • September 5, 2019
    • 5:00pm Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers with DJ MADDØG5:00pm - 6:30pmSilent films with live DJ accompaniment This program of short films will run on a loop from 5–8 pm with DJ MADDØG accompanying each rotation. Patrons can come and go as their schedule allows. In the early decades of cinema, some of the most innovative and celebrated filmmakers in America were women. Alice Guy-Blaché helped establish the basics of cinematic language, while others boldly continued its development: slapstick queen Mabel Normand (who taught Charlie Chaplin the craft of directing), action star Grace Cunard, and LGBTQ icon Alla Nazimova. Unafraid of controversy, filmmakers such as Lois Weber and Dorothy Davenport Reid tackled explosive issues such as birth control, abortion, and prostitution. This crucial chapter of film history comes alive through the presentation of a wide assortment of films which have been carefully curated and meticulously restored in 2K and 4K from archival sources. Silent films with English intertitles. Not rated | 1911-29 | 2K DCP Silent/Live Accompaniment Directed by Various Directors Free, no ticket required -- This program is presented as part of the IU Arts and Humanities Council’s September First Thursdays celebration. First Thursdays is a monthly festival showcasing the diversity of arts and humanities on campus and throughout the Bloomington community.

    • September 6, 2019
    • 7:00pm Love & Basketball7:00pm - 9:05pmChildhood friends and sweethearts Monica and Quincy grew up together in the same neighborhood and both aspire to careers as professional basketball players. Quincy is a natural talent and longs to play for the pros like his father, Zeke, a shooting guard for the Los Angeles Clippers. Monica is a fiercely competitive player who sometimes has trouble controlling her emotions on the court. They each possess a great love of the game and love for each other. Over the years, their separate paths to basketball stardom test their relationship, threatening to pull them apart. In English and Spanish with English subtitles. Contains mature content. PG-13 | 2000 | HD Drama Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood $4 Ruth E. Carter: Afrocentric Cinematic Universes

    • 10:00pm Pet Sematary10:00pm - 11:45pm30th Anniversary Screening The Creed family—Louis, Rachel, and their children, Ellie and Gage—is just settling into a new country home in Maine when the family cat, Church, meets an untimely death. Convinced by a neighbor to bury the animal in a nearby pet cemetery, Louis soon learns how the ground—an ancient burial site—can change a thing. Yet, when their toddler Gage wanders onto a busy road and is tragically killed by a semi-trailer truck, Louis is inconsolable and determined to resurrect him by any means necessary. Based on the Stephen King horror novel of the same name, the film adaptation rights for Pet Sematary were originally sold in 1984 to George A. Romero, but Romero chose to leave the production to finish another film, Monkey Shines. Mary Lambert was Paramount’s first choice to replace Romero. She began her career in music video—creating iconic videos for The Go-Gos, The Eurythmics, Sting, and Janet Jackson. Just one month prior to the release of Pet Sematary, Lambert directed Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” video, which premiered to protests from the Catholic Church and a call for boycott from the pope himself. Contains mature content. R | 1989 | 2K DCP Horror, Thriller Directed by Mary Lambert $4 Not-Quite Midnights series

    • September 7, 2019
    • 4:00pm Cassandro, the Exotico!4:00pm - 5:15pmFamed as much for his flamboyant drag and sky-high pompadour as for his show-stopping kicks and flips, lucha libre star Cassandro’s trailblazing ascent as one the industry’s first openly gay wrestlers has resonated internationally for a quarter century. Shot entirely in 16mm, director Marie Losier’s stirring portrait of prize-winning fighter and queer icon Cassandro in his waning years in the ring is less a swan song than a meteor shower rendered in Technicolor. The film captures the moving, at times humorous, and always colorful dualities of this legendary figure while celebrating his individuality. Cassandro reinvented a staunchly macho sport and exudes resilience of all kinds—from the physical power to leave his opponents KOed to an ability to revisit past trauma and cope with the scars of a body pushed to its limits. Losier melds tender encounters and larger-than-life fight scenes into a stylish whole that reflects the vivid textures and hues of a dazzling life in sport. In English and Spanish with English subtitles. Contains mature content. Not rated | 2018 | 2K DCP Documentary Directed by Marie Losier $4 IUB students, $7 non-students

    • 7:00pm Lost in Translation7:00pm - 8:45pmProgrammed by IU Cinema Technical Director Barbara Grassia. Bob Harris (Bill Murray) and Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) are two Americans in Tokyo. Bob is a movie star in town to shoot a whiskey commercial, while Charlotte is a young woman tagging along with her workaholic photographer husband (Giovanni Ribisi). Unable to sleep, Bob and Charlotte cross paths one night in the luxury hotel bar. This chance meeting soon becomes a surprising friendship. Charlotte and Bob venture through Tokyo, having often hilarious encounters with its citizens.Shot entirely on location in Japan, Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation is a valentine to the nature of close friendships and to the city of Tokyo. In English, Japanese, German, and French with English subtitles. R | 2003 | 2K DCP Drama Directed by Sofia Coppola $4 Staff Selects Series

    • September 8, 2019
    • 1:00pm Cassandro, the Exotico!1:00pm - 2:15pmFamed as much for his flamboyant drag and sky-high pompadour as for his show-stopping kicks and flips, lucha libre star Cassandro’s trailblazing ascent as one the industry’s first openly gay wrestlers has resonated internationally for a quarter century. Shot entirely in 16mm, director Marie Losier’s stirring portrait of prize-winning fighter and queer icon Cassandro in his waning years in the ring is less a swan song than a meteor shower rendered in Technicolor. The film captures the moving, at times humorous, and always colorful dualities of this legendary figure while celebrating his individuality. Cassandro reinvented a staunchly macho sport and exudes resilience of all kinds—from the physical power to leave his opponents KOed to an ability to revisit past trauma and cope with the scars of a body pushed to its limits. Losier melds tender encounters and larger-than-life fight scenes into a stylish whole that reflects the vivid textures and hues of a dazzling life in sport. In English and Spanish with English subtitles. Contains mature content. Not rated | 2018 | 2K DCP Documentary Directed by Marie Losier $4 IUB students, $7 non-students

    • 4:00pm Selma4:00pm - 6:10pmSelma is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay’s Selma tells the real story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history. Contains mature content. PG-13 | 2014 | 2K DCP Drama Directed by Ava DuVernay $4 Ruth E. Carter: Afrocentric Cinematic Universes —

    • September 9, 2019
    • 7:00pm Who Will Write Our History7:00pm - 8:35pmWho Will Write Our History shares the story of Polish-Jewish historian Emanuel Ringelblum and his efforts, along with many others, to preserve the memories of Jews in Nazi-occupied Warsaw. More than 35,000 pages formed an archive, hidden with the hope it would survive the Holocaust. Two of three buried caches were later unearthed. This captivating documentary pulls from the salvaged first-person testimonies to create a comprehensive portrait of resistance and the will to be remembered. In English, Yiddish, and Polish with English subtitles. Not rated | 2018 | 2K DCP Documentary Directed by Roberta Grossman Free, but ticketed Themester 2019: Remembering and Forgetting

    • September 12, 2019
    • 7:00pm The Farewell7:00pm - 8:40pmIn this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations and proprieties, she finds there’s a lot to celebrate: a chance to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken. With The Farewell, writer/director Lulu Wang has created a heartfelt celebration of both the way we perform family and the way we live it, masterfully interweaving a gently humorous depiction of the good lie in action with a richly moving story of how family can unite and strengthen us, often in spite of ourselves. In English and Mandarin with English subtitles. PG | 2019 | 2K DCP Comedy, Drama Directed by Lulu Wang $4 IUB students, $7 non-students

    • September 13, 2019
    • 7:00pm Fast Color7:00pm - 8:40pmIn the dystopian near future of a drought-plagued American Midwest, a young woman, Ruth, with superhuman abilities is forced to go on the run when her powers are discovered. Pursued by law enforcement and scientists who want to control her and study her powers, Ruth is running out of options. Years after having abandoned her family, she realizes theonly place she has left to hide is home. While seeking shelter with her mother, Bo, and the daughter she’s never really known, Lila, Ruth begins to mend her fractured familial bonds and discovers how to harness her powers rather than be haunted by them. PG-13 | 2018 | 2K DCP Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller Directed by Julia Hart $4 IUB students, $7 non-students

    • 10:00pm The Farewell10:00pm - 11:40pmIn this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations and proprieties, she finds there’s a lot to celebrate: a chance to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken. With The Farewell, writer/director Lulu Wang has created a heartfelt celebration of both the way we perform family and the way we live it, masterfully interweaving a gently humorous depiction of the good lie in action with a richly moving story of how family can unite and strengthen us, often in spite of ourselves. In English and Mandarin with English subtitles. PG | 2019 | 2K DCP Comedy, Drama Directed by Lulu Wang $4 IUB students, $7 non-students

    • September 14, 2019
    • 4:00pm Gordon & Paddy4:00pm - 5:05pmSuggested for children age 5 and older. The forest’s police chief, Gordon (voiced by Stellan Skarsgård), is about to retire, and he needs to find a new assistant. Paddy (voiced by Melinda Kinnaman), a clever mouse with a great sense of smell, seems to be the right candidate. Together, they have to solve Gordon’s last case—the mystery of the squirrels’ missing nuts. Could it be the fox that took them? Gordon and Paddy will soon find out. In Swedish with English subtitles. Not rated | 2017 | 2K DCP Animation Directed by Linda Hambäck Free for children age 12 and younger, $4 all others CINEkids: International Children's Film Series

    • 7:00pm Once Haunted (Shorts Program)7:00pm - 7:40pmDirectors Crystal Z Campbell and Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich are scheduled to be present. A post-film discussion will follow the screening. Once Haunted Once Haunted is a multi-venue series examining the idea of haunting, both as a multifaceted trope of desire, physical ruins, loss, and social change, as well as a citation from specific genres of horror and surrealism. Free, but ticketed Go-Rilla Means War Not rated | 2017 | HD | 20 min Directed by Crystal Z Campbell Using 35mm film salvaged from a now-demolished Black civil rights theater in Brooklyn, Crystal Z Campbell’s Go-Rilla Means War is a filmic relic of gentrification—a parable weaving intersections of development, cultural preservation, and erasure. A Quality of Light Not rated | 2018 | HD | 8 min Directed by Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich A Quality of Light is the first part of Hunt-Ehrlich’s Black Composer Trilogy, which draws on her family’s history to shed light on untold stories of Black women artists. This film weaves together archival footage and quotes by writer and political revolutionary Aimé Césaire with scenes that foreground the effects of aging on the director’s grandmother, who was a prolific composer. Spit on the Broom Not rated | 2019 | HD | 11 min Directed by Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich Inspired by Hunt-Ehrlich’s working trips with Leigh to visit with the women of the United Order of Tents, Spit on the Broom is a surreal documentary that moves between re-creations of recorded events and lyrical evocations of latent aspects of African American women’s history. At the heart of the film are encounters with the women of the United Order of Tents, who express the group’s core value of self-determination for its members and constituents. --

    • September 15, 2019
    • 1:00pm Ana Yurdu (Motherland)1:00pm - 2:35pmDirector Senem Tüzen is scheduled to participate in a post-screening, live-streaming Q&A. Producer Adam Isenberg is scheduled to be present. Nesrin is an urban, middle-class woman recovering from a divorce. She has quit her office job, abandoned her house in Istanbul, and come to the village house of her deceased grandmother to finish a novel and live out her childhood dream of being a writer. When her conservative and increasingly unhinged mother turns up uninvited, Nesrin’s writing stalls and her fantasies of village life turn bitter as the two are forced to confront the darker corners of each other’s inner worlds. In Turkish with English subtitles. Contains mature content, including sexual violence and strong language. Not rated | 2015 | 2K DCP Drama Directed by Senem Tüzen Free, but ticketed Between Worlds: Cultural Hybridity in Turkish Film

    • 4:00pm La Pointe Courte4:00pm - 5:20pmThe great Agnès Varda’s film career began with this graceful, penetrating study of a marriage on the rocks, set against the backdrop of a small Mediterranean fishing village. Both a stylized depiction of the complicated relationship between a married couple (played by Silvia Monfort and Philippe Noiret) and a documentary-like look at the daily struggles of the locals, Varda's discursive, gorgeously filmed debut was radical enough to later be considered one of the progenitors of the coming French New Wave. In French with English subtitles. 1956 Drama Directed by Agnès Varda $4 Agnès by Varda

    • September 16, 2019
    • 7:00pm Christopher Strong7:00pm - 8:20pmLady Cynthia Darrington (Katharine Hepburn) is an intelligent, liberated, and unconventionally beautiful aviatrix who soars into a torrid affair with Sir Christopher Strong (Colin Clive),  a member of Parliament, and crashes into unendurable heartbreak. Christopher Strong is a pre-Code melodramatic story that is as much keen-edged steel as tears, thanks to Hepburn’s gutsy performance—in her second film and first star vehicle—and to the taut direction of Arzner. The film would mark Hepburn’s only on-screen portrayal as “the other woman.” Billie Burke, one of Arzner’s close friends, also shines in a supporting performance as Lady Elaine Strong. For the screenplay, Arzner recruited Pulitzer Prize—winning poet, playwright, and novelist Zoë Akins to adapt Gilbert Frankau’s 1932 novel of the same name. Among the film’s highlights are Hepburn as the world’s most glamorous moth in a stunning silver lamé costume designed by Walter Plunkett (Gone With the Wind). In English, French, German, Russian, Japanese, and Latin with English subtitles. Print courtesy of UCLA Film and Television Archive. Not rated | 1933 | 16mm Action/Adventure, Drama Directed by Dorothy Arzner $4 5X Dorothy Arzner: A League of Her Own

    • September 19, 2019
    • 7:00pm The Third Wife7:00pm - 8:40pmWriter/Director Ash Mayfair is scheduled to be present. In 19th century rural Vietnam, 14-year-old May becomes the third wife of wealthy landowner Hung. Soon she learns that she can only gain status by asserting herself as a woman who can give birth to a male child. May’s hope to change her status turns into a real and tantalizing possibility when she gets pregnant. Faced with forbidden love and its devastating consequences, May finally comes to an understanding of the brutal truth: the options available to her are few and far between. In Vietnamese with English subtitles. Contains mature content, including sexual situations. R | 2018 | 2K DCP Drama Directed by Ash Mayfair Free, but ticketed Ash Mayfair: Unwavering Empathy

    • September 20, 2019
    • 5:00pm IU Cinema Guest Filmmaker: Ash Mayfair5:00pm - 6:30pmThis program will be in the form of an extended, on-stage interview. Writer/Director Ash Mayfair was born in Vietnam and educated in the United Kingdom and the United States, receiving her MFA in filmmaking at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. The Third Wife is her debut feature which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival in 2018. The film has received numerous international awards, including the NETPAC award at TIFF, the Otra Mirada Award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, Gold Hugo for Best First Feature at the Chicago International Film Festival, the Young Jury Award Comundo at the Fribourg International Film Festival, Best Artistic Contribution at the Cairo International Film Festival, and the Golden Bengal Tiger for Best Film at the Kolkatta International Film Festival. Mayfair is currently working on her second feature film titled Skin of Youth.

    • 7:00pm Dead Pigs7:00pm - 9:10pmFilmmaker Ash Mayfair is scheduled to be present. Ash Mayfair Presents: Dead Pigs A mysterious stream of pig carcasses floats silently toward China’s populous economic hub, Shanghai. As authorities struggle to explain the phenomenon, a down-and-out pig farmer with a youthful heart struggles to make ends meet, while an upwardly mobile landowner fights gentrification against an American expat seeking a piece of the Chinese dream. Meanwhile, a romantic busboy hides his job from his father, while a rich, young woman struggles to find her independence. Like a mosaic, their stories intersect and converge in a showdown between human and machine, past and future, brother and sister. Dead Pigs won the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Ensemble Acting at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. In Mandarin with English subtitles. Contains mature content. Not rated | 2018 | 2K DCP Comedy, Drama Directed by Cathy Yan Free, but ticketed Ash Mayfair: Unwavering Empathy

    • 10:00pm Oda sa wala (Ode to Nothing)10:00pm - 11:30pmFilmmaker Ash Mayfair is scheduled to be present. Ash Mayfair Presents: Oda sa wala (Ode to Nothing) Sonya is an old maid stuck in a town that long ceased to recognize her existence, until one fateful morning when a mysterious corpse arrives at the footsteps of their family-owned funeral shop. Bringing forth strange luck and fortune, Sonya instantly gets drawn to the corpse’s mystique, reinvigorating not only her life but also that of her father, Mang Rudy. But luck would eventually dry up, provoking further distress back to Sonya’s life. She faces the reality that her existence is nothing more than that of the corpse, at the tail end of mortality watching life wither away. In Tagalog with English subtitles. Contains mature content. Not rated | 2018 | 2K DCP Drama Directed by Dwein Baltazar Free, but ticketed Ash Mayfair: Unwavering Empathy

    • September 21, 2019
    • 4:00pm The Third Wife4:00pm - 5:40pm In 19th century rural Vietnam, 14-year-old May becomes the third wife of wealthy landowner Hung. Soon she learns that she can only gain status by asserting herself as a woman who can give birth to a male child. May’s hope to change her status turns into a real and tantalizing possibility when she gets pregnant. Faced with forbidden love and its devastating consequences, May finally comes to an understanding of the brutal truth: the options available to her are few and far between. In Vietnamese with English subtitles. Contains mature content, including sexual situations. R | 2018 | 2K DCP Drama Directed by Ash Mayfair Free, but ticketed Ash Mayfair: Unwavering Empathy

    • 7:00pm Rolling / Rebel Girls (WORLD PREMIERE)7:00pm - 7:35pmFilmmakers and IU Alumnae Riley Dismore and Katherine Crump are scheduled to be present. Free, but ticketed Rolling Not rated | 2018 | 2K DCP | 5 min Drama Directed by Riley Dismore, Katherine Crump In Rolling, a young roller rink employee recounts the story of a wild night with her manager to her coworkers, only to realize her experience may have darker implications. Rolling screened at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Rebel Girls Not rated | 2019 | 2K DCP | 29 min Comedy Directed by Riley Dismore World Premiere. A love letter to punk rock and the grrrls who made it, Rebel Girls is a raunchy comedy following two best friends who play hooky from work to go to the concert of their dreams. They next day they are promptly fired and must spend the next 24 hours trying anything and everything to pay rent on time to avoid eviction. Both films were produced by Film Wives Productions—the passion project of IU alumnae filmmakers Katherine Crump and Riley Dismore. These two boss ladies met while attending IU and instantly clicked, realizing their shared passion for women in cinema and their common story-telling and visual styles. Since then, they have worked to make a space for women in film. Contains mature content, including sexual situations.

    • September 22, 2019
    • 1:00pm Le Bonheur1:00pm - 2:20pmThough married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse (Claire Drouot), young husband and father François (Jean-Claude Drouot) finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker. One of Agnès Varda's most provocative films, Le bonheur examines, with a deceptively cheery palette and the spirited strains of Mozart, the ideas of fidelity and happiness in a modern, self-centered world. In French with English subtitles. Contains explicit content. Not rated | 1965 | 2K DCP Drama Directed by Agnès Varda $4 Agnès by Varda

    • 4:00pm Big4:00pm - 5:45pm2019–2020 Audience Choice Film Twelve-year-old Josh Baskin (David Moscow) is embarrassed in front of his crush, Cynthia Benson, when a carnival worker declares him too short to ride the Super Loops ride. Dejected, he shares his greatest wish—to be big—with Zoltar, a mechanical fortune teller. By the next morning, he finds that he’s been miraculously and awkwardly transformed into a 30-year-old version of himself (Tom Hanks). The only person who believes what has happened is his best friend, Billy (Jaren Rushton). Together, they navigate how to live in the world of adults—which to them include unlimited free soda, pinball machines, and indoor skateboarding—until they can track down Zoltar to reverse the spell. PG | 1988 | 2K DCP Comedy, Drama Directed by Penny Marshall Free, but ticketed

    • September 23, 2019
    • 7:00pm Jezebel7:00pm - 8:30pmWriter/Director Numa Perrier is scheduled to be present. Set in Las Vegas in 1998, Jezebel is a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story based on writer/director Numa Perrier’s own experience as a webcam girl in Sin City. In the last days of her mother’s life, 19-year-old Tiffany (Tiffany Tenille) crashes with five family members in a Las Vegas studio apartment. In order to make ends meet, Tiffany’s sister Sabrina (Numa Perrier), a phone sex operator, introduces her to the world of internet fetish cam girls. Kellee Terrell (NBCNews.com) said of the film “ … the storytelling in Jezebel is full of life. It’s adorned with emotion, grit, and heart, but most importantly, it’s rich in creating spaces for Black women’s sexuality to develop, expand, and awaken on-screen, a rarity in film.” The film was shot in the same building as Perrier’s actual former residence, which she found to be virtually unchanged from the time she lived there. Contains mature content. R | 2019 | 2K DCP Drama Directed by Numa Perrier Free, but ticketed Numa Perrier: The Politics of Pleasure

    • September 24, 2019
    • 5:00pm IU Cinema Guest Filmmaker: Numa Perrier5:00pm - 6:30pmThis program will be in the form of an extended, on-stage interview. Born in Haiti and raised in “small town USA,” Numa Perrier is an actress, filmmaker, and artist. Her feature-film directorial debut, Jezebel, premiered at SXSW 2019 (with three sold-out screenings), landing on The Hollywood Reporter’s Critics Choice list and named by IndieWireas a must-see film at the festival. Perrier developed the script for Jezebel as part of the Tribeca Film Institute’s Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program, which provides development and funding support to emerging U.S.-based female writers and directors. Soon after SXSW, she joined the ranks of the all-female directing team on the fourth season of the television show Queen Sugar, which was created and executive produced by Ava DuVernay for the Oprah Winfrey Network. In 2011, Perrier co-founded the online platform Black&Sexy TV, an entertainment and lifestyle network focused on a young, progressive, Black audience, which featured early work from Lena Waithe and Issa Rae. Perrier has guest starred on Showtime’s SMILF, in an acclaimed story arc about immigrants, and is currently in development on her follow-up feature, Blood Mother, via her boutique production arm, House of Numa. Free, but ticketed Numa Perrier: The Politics of Pleasure

    • 7:00pm Cléo from 5 to 77:00pm - 8:30pmNuma Perrier Presents: Cléo From 5 to 7 Agnès Varda eloquently captures Paris in the ’60s with this real-time portrait of a singer (Corinne Marchand) set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy. A chronicle of the minutes of one woman’s life, Cléo from 5 to 7 is a spirited mix of vivid vérité and melodrama, featuring a score by Michel Legrand (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) and cameos by Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina. Cléo from 5 to 7 premiered at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the Palme d’Or. In French with English subtitles. Contains mature content. PG-13 | 1962 | 2K DCP Comedy, Drama Directed by Agnès Varda Free, but ticketed Agnès by Varda, Numa Perrier: The Politics of Pleasure

    • September 26, 2019
    • 7:00pm Clemency7:00pm - 8:55pmDirector Chinonye Chukwu is scheduled to be present A quietly powerful film that forces unflinching look at criminal justice in America. Years of carrying out death-row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard). As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill. Clemency won the 2019 Sundance award for U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic. Not rated | 2019 | 2K DCP Drama Directed by Chinonye Chukwu Free, but ticketed

    • September 27, 2019
    • 7:00pm Jezebel7:00pm - 8:30pmSet in Las Vegas in 1998, Jezebel is a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story based on writer/director Numa Perrier’s own experience as a webcam girl in Sin City. In the last days of her mother’s life, 19-year-old Tiffany (Tiffany Tenille) crashes with five family members in a Las Vegas studio apartment. In order to make ends meet, Tiffany’s sister Sabrina (Numa Perrier), a phone sex operator, introduces her to the world of internet fetish cam girls. Kellee Terrell (NBCNews.com) said of the film “ … the storytelling in Jezebel is full of life. It’s adorned with emotion, grit, and heart, but most importantly, it’s rich in creating spaces for Black women’s sexuality to develop, expand, and awaken on-screen, a rarity in film.” The film was shot in the same building as Perrier’s actual former residence, which she found to be virtually unchanged from the time she lived there. Contains mature content. R | 2019 | 2K DCP Drama Directed by Numa Perrier Free, but ticketed Numa Perrier: The Politics of Pleasure

    • 10:00pm But I'm a Cheerleader10:00pm - 11:25pm20th Anniversary Screening Megan (Natasha Lyonne) is just your typical, all-American teenager. She does pretty well at school, is dating a football player—although she isn’t as crazy about him as she thinks maybe she should be—and excels at cheerleading. One day, Megan arrives home from school shocked to discover her parents, her boyfriend, her friends, and her teachers have staged an intervention. Everyone has decided she’s gay and needs to spend some quality time at True Directions, a residential conversion-therapy boot camp for gay teens managed by homophobic counselor Mary Brown (Cathy Moriarty). At camp, Megan meets Graham (Clea DuVall), a defiant and unapologetic lesbian, and the two develop a fast friendship. But is it more than that? This satirical, cult comedy was the feature-film debut of director Jamie Babbit (Itty Bitty Titty Committee) and has been described as what it might look like if John Waters directed a cross between Girl, Interrupted and Private Benjamin. The film also features supporting roles by RuPaul, Michelle Williams, Mink Stole, Melanie Lynskey, Bud Cort, Robert Pine, and Julie Delpy. Print courtesy of UCLA Film and Television Archive. Contains mature content, including strong language and sexual situations. R | 1999 | 35mm Comedy, Drama Directed by Jamie Babbit $4 Not-Quite Midnights series

    • September 29, 2019
    • 1:00pm Working Girls1:00pm - 2:20pmBased on the play Blind Mice by Vera Caspary and Winifred Lenihan, Working Girls is a subversive comedy following two young sisters from Rockville, Ind., who move to New York City looking for work and love. June (Judith Wood) and Mae (Dorothy Hall) Thorpe land in the rundown Rolfe House, a hotel for “working girls,” and begin their single-girl, big-city search for suitable suitors and efficacious employment. Screenwriter Zoë Akins laces the film with double entendres and knowing winks, all nodding to Arzner’s characteristically ironic views on work, class, and marriage. Preservation print courtesy of Universal Pictures. Not rated | 1931 | 35mm Drama Directed by Dorothy Arzner $4 5X Dorothy Arzner: A League of Her Own

    • 4:00pm Clemency4:00pm - 5:55pmA quietly powerful film that forces unflinching look at criminal justice in America. Years of carrying out death-row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard). As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill. Clemency won the 2019 Sundance award for U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic. Not rated | 2019 | 2K DCP Drama Directed by Chinonye Chukwu Free, but ticketed

    • September 30, 2019
    • 7:00pm Stories We Tell7:00pm - 8:50pmIn this inspired, genre-twisting film, Oscar-nominated writer/director Sarah Polley discovers that the truth depends on who’s telling it. Polley is both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets kept by a family of storytellers. She playfully interviews and interrogates a cast of characters of varying reliability, eliciting refreshingly candid, yet mostly contradictory, answers to the same questions. As each relates their version of the family mythology, present-day recollections shift into nostalgia-tinged glimpses of their mother, who departed too soon, leaving a trail of unanswered questions. Stories We Tell explores the elusive nature of truth and memory, but at its core is a deeply personal film about how our narratives shape and define us as individuals and families, all interconnecting to paint a profound, funny, and poignant picture of the larger human story. Contains mature content. PG-13 | 2012 | 2K DCP Documentary Directed by Sarah Polley $4 The Rashōmon Effect, Themester 2019: Remembering and Forgetting

Time

september 1 (Sunday) - 30 (Monday) ET

Location

Indiana University Cinema

1213 E. Seventh Street

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