Guest post by Kristen Muenz. On Monday, April 22, IU Cinema will screen the 1973 film Year of the Woman. Directed by poet, activist, and journalist Sandra Hochman, this experimental documentary explores the radical interventions and interviews made by activists in the Women’s Movement during the 1972 Democratic National Convention, and features appearances by Gloria Steinem,… Read more »
Guest post by Haley Semian. Caylee So: a filmmaker, a storyteller extraordinaire, a Cambodian-American, and an overall badass human being. Caylee was born in a refugee camp in 1981, just a couple years after the fall of the Khmer Rouge. Her parents were of the many Cambodians fleeing a country plagued with a genocide that… Read more »
Guest post by Jenny Hertel. Unconscious biases (also known as implicit biases) are social stereotypes about certain groups of people that individuals form outside their own conscious awareness. Everyone holds unconscious beliefs about various social and identity groups, and these biases stem from one’s tendency to organize social worlds by categorizing. Generally, biases are helpful… Read more »
IU Cinema’s very own David Carter is currently at South by Southwest, a major film festival that takes place in Austin, TX every March. This week, David has provided us with exclusive sneak peeks at two of the exciting new films that 2019 will be bringing: Jordan Peele’s highly anticipated Us and, for today’s review, Jezebel,… Read more »
The Trouble with Angels (1966) was the last film that Ida Lupino directed, coming at the tail end of her long period as a television director. In many ways, it represents a sharp departure from the socially conscious noirs that she’s best known for, and yet for fans of the film, it feels like an… Read more »
As audience members, we seem to intuitively know how to interpret films. We accurately categorize films as fiction and documentary without giving it a second thought. But how do we know which films are fiction or nonfiction? What conventions do filmmakers draw from to code their films as representations of fantasy or reality?