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 […]

Award-winning filmmaker Connie Field to attend documentary screenings at IU Cinema

Connie Field will appear at IU Cinema June 18 and 19 for screenings of her films “The Bottom Line” and “Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine” as part of the International Association for Media and History conference being held at Indiana University Bloomington. She will provide an introduction each night, and after each screening […]

IU Cinema to screen ‘Whatever Comes Next’ documentary by professor Hildegard Keller

  IU Germanic Studies professor Hildegard Elisabeth Keller is a medieval scholar. But these days, a completely different form of illumination is behind her work. Her documentary film “Whatever Comes Next” will be screened at 6:30 p.m. April 26 at Indiana University Cinema. A question-and-answer session with the filmmaker will follow. The feature is an […]

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. […]

MM Serra of New York City’s Film-Makers’ Cooperative to visit IU Cinema Feb. 27

  Guest post by Noelle Griffis of IU’s Black Film Center/Archive: “We don’t want false, polished, slick films—we prefer them rough, unpolished, but alive; we don’t want rosy films—we want them the color of blood.” These determined words concluded the first statement of the New American Cinema Group, now known as The Film-Makers’ Cooperative. For more […]

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 […]

Heartland Film Festival selects documentary made by two Indiana University seniors

The Heartland Film Festival will feature the work of two Indiana University students as part of its 2014 lineup. “We’ll Be All Right,” a short documentary by Barton Girdwood and Carissa Barrett, will be screened as part of “Indiana Spotlight” at the festival, which runs Oct. 16 to 25. Remarkably, it is their first film. […]