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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Double Exposure festival brings student filmmakers and composers together

What kind of magic happens when Indiana University film students are paired with composers attending the Jacobs School of Music? The Double Exposure film festival wants to show you. And listen up: The original music created for the films will be performed live. The free event, now in its fourth year, starts at 6:30 p.m. […]

Guest filmmakers, special events and fine films made 2014 a memorable year at IU Cinema

At Indiana University Cinema, 2014 was a year of extraordinary moments. Billed as “a place for film,” it also was a place for premieres, special events and visits by more than 30 guest filmmakers. “Since opening, we have strived to show the world what a bold, ambitious cinema program really could be,” said IU Cinema director […]

Fearless director Josephine Decker to create experimental film in front of IU Cinema audience

“Bloomington, here I come!” Such exuberance can be expected from Josephine Decker. One might say it is typical, but there is nothing typical about this filmmaker or her boundless creativity. She has been here before, as an actress in Brigitta Wagner’s film “Rosehill.” Wagner, a former Indiana University professor of Germanic studies, filmed part of […]

Newsroom’s new multimedia project highlights impact of IU Cinema

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom colleague Jaclyn Lansbery: When IU Cinema opened its doors in January 2011, I was a student at IU Bloomington, barely interested in watching films that didn’t involve an A-list celebrity cast. Thankfully, my taste in movies has matured, and I was lucky enough to be the IU Cinema beat […]

IU Cinema partners with Indiana Filmmakers Network for first Indie Film Con

Filmmakers from across the Hoosier state will descend on the Bloomington campus next week, when they’ll gather at IU Cinema for what organizers hope will be the first of an annual Indie Film Con. The conference includes three days of workshops, panel discussions and roundtables on topics such as 3-D production, multi-camera editing, directing and […]