Guest post by Alyssa Brooks, IU Cinema’s Outreach and Programming Coordinator and Events and Operations Assistant. As Outreach and Programming Coordinator, I was asked to curate and develop a public program as part of IU Cinema’s spring season. There were no specific guidelines for this project, except that it should be something I’m excited about… Read more »
Within horror criticism, much has been made of the relationship between female monstrosity and the girl monster’s emerging sexuality. Going back to feminist film scholar Barbara Creed, the girl monster’s transformation has been linked with menstruation and forbidden desire. Films themselves have taken up these themes, including the films I look at in my video.
Guest post by Sarah Knott. On a warm July evening, I was in London for the premiere of Seahorse: The Dad Who Gave Birth. There was a sense of historical moment. The documentary can claim to be some kind of first: a filmic representation, where there had been none before, of a trans man’s story… Read more »
Every month A Place for Film will bring you a selection of films from our group of regular bloggers. Even though these films aren’t currently being screened at the IU Cinema, this series will reflect the varied programming that can be found at the Cinema, as well as demonstrate the eclectic tastes of the bloggers…. Read more »
If there’s one thing I learned about film this past decade, it’s that where and how you see a film is just as important as the content of the film itself. Even without bringing up the totemic shift in how streaming services have fundamentally changed our relationship to media, the theatrical experience itself has changed… Read more »
Agnès Varda’s legendary career was defined by many qualities, but two especially striking ones were playfulness and empathy. Her playful experiments with film form, including a blurring of the line between nonfiction and fiction, mark her as an innovator. At the same time, her empathy for whoever she is filming gives her films an emotional… Read more »