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 »
Eliza Hittman (IU, ‘01, Theatre and Drama) has one of the most vital artistic voices in the American independent film scene. Her short and feature films use a fascinating technical style to portray moments and experiences that have rarely, if ever, received depiction in American cinema. The fact that her work focuses on characters from… Read more »
In the 2003 film The Matrix Revolutions, Hugo Weaving as the character Agent Smith stands over Keanu Reeves’ beaten and muddied Neo. It’s a short reprieve in their baroque and awe-inspiring final confrontation. Rain pouring down, lightning flashing as billions (with a “B”) of copy-and-pasted Smiths watch as the original Smith grits his teeth with… Read more »
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 »