I love cats! I especially love cats in movies, and I’m super excited to see the documentary Kedi (Ceyda Torun, 2016) at the IU Cinema this week. Kedi focuses on the free-roaming cats of Istanbul and how their lives intersect with human co-habitants (but not owners!). In anticipation of Kedi, I made a little video with some… Read more »
Six years ago today Indiana University Cinema launched its first season with an unforgettable screening of Lawrence of Arabia—officially transforming the University Theatre from its origins as a live performance space to an amazing place for film. I was finally seeing the film as it was meant to be experienced—beautifully projected on the big screen.
Many names get tossed around by cinematically savvy people when you bring up great American 90’s independent cinema. You have the usual suspects: Steven Soderbergh, Richard Linklater, Quentin Tarantino and Spike Lee. Maybe next you’d get to some deep cuts like Hal Hartley, Jamie Babbit, and Whit Stillman to round off the conversation. One name, however, that should be… Read more »
I’m so excited that Kelly Reichardt is taking time out of her very busy schedule to visit Indiana University Cinema this Friday. That’s tomorrow! Cinephiles who follow the American independent film scene recognize Kelly Reichardt as one of the great filmmakers working today. She’s an inspiration to all independent directors looking to bring their own unique visions… Read more »
*This article contains SPOILERS for Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Chantal Akerman, 1975).* Day 1 Jeanne takes her time. We first see Jeanne Dielman (Delphine Seyrig) in her kitchen, wearing a blue apron, lighting the burner under a large floral pot. The bell rings. She unbuttons her apron, hangs it up, washes… Read more »