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 »
An iconoclastic talent, Barbara Hammer has been leaving her mark on cinema for over five decades. The author of numerous thought-provoking, audacious works, Hammer has received many awards and honors, while also breaking barriers with her exploration of such topics as lesbianism, aging, the female body, and mainstream portrayals of women and homosexuality. Later this… 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 »
Guest post by Doug Bauder, Director of Indiana University’s LGBTQ+ Culture Center. This April 9th at the IU Cinema, come view the film States of Grace and, following the screening, meet the amazing Grace Dammann and her friend, Helen Cohen, who directed this film. Grace is a pioneering AIDS physician and a longtime resident of… Read more »
Guest post by Sylvia Martinez. The 2018 Latino Film Festival is about a week away! Planning for the festival began in the summer of 2017. With the help of Latino Studies faculty and graduate students, we settled on a theme and list of potential films by early September. This year’s theme, “Latinx Spaces,” seeks to… 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?