This spring IU Cinema has launched a new Staff Selects Film Series providing Cinema staff members with the exciting opportunity to share some of our favorite films with our community. There are so many films I can imagine wanting to screen, but the instant that IU Cinema’s Business Manager Carla Cowden first proposed the series Andrea Arnold’s amazing film Fish Tank flew into my mind. I was startled by the clarity and immediacy of that choice. Later when it came time to draw names to see who would have a chance to program this season and my name was chosen, again Fish Tank came to mind instantly and fiercely. No doubt. It had to be Fish Tank.
Since then I’ve been asking myself, “Why Fish Tank?” Here are a few thoughts: (more…)