Guest post by Noelle Ibrahim. Themester intern Noelle Ibrahim had a conversation with Stephanie Kane, an International Studies professor at IU. They discussed the central tensions captured in the upcoming Themester film, Angry Inuk. Dr. Kane’s new course, INTL-I 302 Arctic Encounters: Animals, People and Ships, explores the ever-evolving Arctic sphere and competing interests within the… Read more »
Guest post by Piibi-Kai Kivik. The second film in the Nordic Privilege and Anxiety series is The Temptation of St. Tony by the Estonian director Veiko Õunpuu. The film shocks and disturbs, its black-and-white starkness and surreal images visually contrasting with the saturated colors of Aki Kaurismäki’s The Other Side of Hope.
Guest post by Elisa Räsänen. Are Nordic people really happy? Yes, they are, at least according to the most recent World Happiness Report (2017), in which Norway was declared the happiest country in the world, with Denmark, Iceland and Finland making it into the top 5. We decided to explore this “happiness,” which is arguably a… Read more »
IU Cinema’s Social Media Specialist Caitlyn Stevens had the chance to interview Ryan Norris, founder of experimental music organization Coupler, about the experience of composing and performing the commissioned original score for the 1925 silent film Our Heavenly Bodies. In this exchange, Norris talks about his love of movies, the juxtaposition of sound and image,… Read more »
Welcome to Score Keeping, a feature where I dive into overlooked and highly praised songs, scores and soundtracks that accompany great films. Today, however, I sit down and talk to a composer with an upcoming performance at the IU Cinema.
Guest post by Julia Kilgore. When I first heard that Dorothy Vogel was coming to the Bloomington campus, I remembered that all I knew about her was that she and her husband, Herbert Vogel, were well-known art collectors who had donated thousands of pieces to various museums across the United States. As I sat down… Read more »