Independent Filmmaker Kris Swanberg to speak at IU Cinema as part of film series

Guest post by Barbara Ann O’Leary, “Directed by Women” founder: Kris Swanberg has been called one of Chicago’s “superwomen.” This week, IU Cinema will recognize her contributions to film with their “Midwest Independence: Kris Swanberg” series, which includes several film screenings and a Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture on Friday. Earlier this year, Swanberg received Women […]

IU professor Hildegard Keller brings voices in history to life through multimedia experiences

Post courtesy of newsroom intern Amanda N. Marino: A dance costume hangs inside a section of tables in the Lilly Library. It is a wood sprite from the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, worn during funeral ceremonies, and professor Hildegard Keller chose to hang it there when designing her portion of the “Performative Book” exhibition. […]

IU Cinema to screen silent film with world premiere orchestral score by Ari Barack Fisher

Saturday night at the movies often means seeing a new film. But on Feb. 20, the Indiana University Cinema audience will be hearing an old film in a new way. “The Return of Draw Egan” will be a one-night film event featuring the world premiere of a full musical score composed by Ari Barack Fisher, […]

Hollywood veteran and IU professor Robby Benson to speak at IU Cinema

In 2010, Robby Benson was teaching at New York University. With one class left in the semester, the veteran of film, television and Broadway learned he needed heart surgery, again, and immediately. Repairs to his valve defect were failing. Benson missed his class. Instead, he was off to The Cleveland Clinic for a fourth open-heart […]

Indiana University’s Viking-in-residence is all in a Twitter about the arts in Bloomington

Post courtesy of newsroom intern Tori Lawhorn: At Indiana University, the most frequent visitor to campus events isn’t a student; it’s a Viking. Lars Karlsson, a small wooden Viking, is dedicated to learning about all the different programs IU Bloomington has to offer, according to his owner, Kristin Leaman. “He discovers and shares what he […]

IU Cinema to host Neil Brand at U.S. premiere of Hitchcock’s ‘Blackmail’ with his new score

Post courtesy of newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre: The Indiana University Cinema will screen Alfred Hitchcock’s silent film “Blackmail” on Nov. 7 with live orchestral accompaniment. In a collaboration between IU Cinema and the Jacobs School of Music, performer and composer Neil Brand will be present for the performance of his original score. “The somewhat rare […]

Arts happenings conjure Halloween spirit around the IU Bloomington campus

Post courtesy of newsroom intern Tori Lawhorn: Halloween isn’t just about trick-or-treating. If you want to embrace the spooky spirit of the holiday, check out some of the Halloween-inspired arts events happening around the IU Bloomington campus. IU Auditorium “Dennis James Hosts Halloween“ — Before Dennis James, one of the world’s greatest cinema organists, traveled the world performing […]

IU Alum Hannah Fidell Returns to IU as part of “Directed by Women” Series

Post by IU Newsroom intern Tori Lawhorn: Director Hannah Fidell will visit the IU Cinema at 3 p.m. Sept. 12 for a presentation and special screening of her dramatic romance “6 Years” as part of the Directed by Women and International Arthouse Series.  This event is free, but tickets must be obtained in advance. “IU Cinema […]

‘Directed by Women’ series brings guest filmmakers to IU Cinema

Post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Tori Lawhorn: Over the next two weeks, special guests at the IU Cinema will include rising young filmmakers Ja’Tovia Gary and Stefani Saintonge, veteran rock ‘n’ roll documentarian Penelope Spheeris and IU alumna Hannah Fidell. These filmmakers are coming to Indiana University Bloomington for screenings, presentations and question-and-answer sessions […]

Brittany D. Friesner assumes key role at IU Cinema as Jon Vickers starts sabbatical

Indiana University Cinema and Jon Vickers have big plans in the coming months. And for the first time in five years, those aren’t necessarily the same things. Vickers, the cinema’s founding director, is taking a yearlong sabbatical beginning July 1. While he explores several strategic, creative and promotional projects designed to advance IU Cinema’s standing as […]