Inaugural ‘Filmmaker-to-Filmmaker’ series features celebrated directors Frederick Wiseman and Robert Greene

“Filmmaker to Filmmaker: Conversations from the Director’s Chair” is a newly funded annual program at Indiana University Cinema which pairs two complementary film directors on stage together, discussing their artistic vision, process and bodies of work, surrounded by screenings of their films. The inaugural program, endowed by Roberta and Jim Sherman, will feature two highly […]

IU alum Todd Wagner shares a wealth of insights as entertainment, tech entrepreneur

Entertainment and technology entrepreneur Todd Wagner spoke last week at IU Cinema as part of the Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture Series. For Wagner, a 1983 graduate of Indiana University, the visit also was a chance to share his alma mater with his family. “This campus is beautiful. It’s amazing,” he said. “I look back at (my […]

Monsters, masquerades, Muniz and more: Campus events mark Halloween week

Post by IU Newsroom intern Amanda N. Marino: Whether you’re looking for tricks or treats this Halloween, there’s plenty to do at Indiana University Bloomington. Here is just a sampling of the events and exhibitions out there. The full list is so long that it’s scary! IU Auditorium Dennis James Hosts Halloween, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 […]

IU’s Center for Documentary Research and Practice hosts seminar on legacy of colonialism

Post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Amanda N. Marino: Documentary media and historical transformations will be the focus of the first Sawyer Seminar hosted by Indiana University’s Center for Documentary Research and Practice. Intended as part of a five-part series, the two-day event will be led by Joshua Malitsky, director of the center and an […]

‘No More Road Trips?’ transports its audience across U.S. through eyes of many beholders

“No More Road Trips?” ventures far from an ordinary documentary. Archivist Rick Prelinger traverses the United States in an 80-minute voyage from New England to California and into the past along the way. His vehicle is other people’s home movies, curated from his extensive collection of 50,000 films. As a filmmaker, Prelinger saves extra space for the […]

New First Thursdays festival puts the focus on IU’s arts and humanities, food and fun

Post by Amanda N. Marino and Karen Land of the IU Newsroom:  At IU Bloomington, Thursday will be a day of firsts. It’s the first day of September. It’s also the first time Indiana University’s Arts Plaza will be the center of a sweeping, interactive festival celebrating the arts and humanities. Welcome to First Thursdays. The inaugural event […]

‘IU Cinema Under the Stars’ partnership brings ‘E.T.’ and zombies to Starlite Drive-In

Drive-in movies are embedded in the American imagination. While that shared experience has faded into history in many communities, memories of outdoor moviegoing are still being made at Bloomington’s Starlite Drive-In. Indiana University Cinema will partner with the Starlite for the first time on Thursday, Aug. 4 to present two classic films in the classic […]

The academy’s diverse new Class of 2016 includes filmmaker and IU alum Hannah Fidell

Film director Hannah Fidell was already having a good day. She met with a female studio executive who made it clear that hiring women was a main priority. When the 2007 Indiana University graduate, now based in Los Angeles, left the meeting and checked her phone, her day became unforgettable. Fidell had been invited to […]

‘Intersectionality: IU Latina Film Festival and Conference’ brings rich perspectives to campus

  Guest post courtesy of IU Communications colleague April Toler: The third biannual Latino Film Festival will take place this week, and this year it focuses on Latina directors, actresses and film scholars. The Latina Film Festival and Conference, hosted April 7-9 by IU’s Latino Studies Program, will include numerous film screenings and panel discussions at […]

‘The Man Who Saved the World’ as seed saver to visit IU Cinema, Wylie House Museum

Newsroom intern Amanda N. Marino contributed to this story: Cary Fowler is on a mission to save seeds — and quite possibly the human race. The American agriculturalist and humanitarian who helped found Svalbard Global Seed Vault will appear at IU Bloomington on Monday. Fowler will participate in a question-and-answer session following the sold-out 7 p.m. screening […]