When you walk down Walnut Street on the square, just past Subway and Landlocked Music, you pass by an impressive limestone façade that once housed the Princess Theatre. Longtime Bloomington residents will remember seeing movies at the Princess and its sister-theater, the Towne Cinema, which was originally called the Harris Grand.
IU Cinema celebrates IU Day 2018 by shining a spotlight on the visiting filmmakers and Indiana University students who have helped make IU Cinema one of the best university cinemas in the country. Below is senior Noni Ford’s essay on what IU Cinema has meant to her college experience.
Below, students of journalism, international studies and religious studies in Media School Professor of Practice Elaine Monaghan’s “Covering Ireland” reporting class write collaboratively about a showing of Andrei Tarkovsky’s The Sacrifice, a film packed with allegories, religious imagery and thoughts about death, fear, hope and materialism. As you will read, the student reporters found an… Read more »
For the next few weeks, the IU Cinema will be dark as we spend time with our loved ones for the holidays. It’s a time for us all to take a breather as we reflect on the past year and look forward to the new one. While the Cinema’s spring schedule has not yet been… Read more »
I have been the Co-President of the Indiana Student Cinema Guild since 2016. Our biggest event of the fall semester is the Crimson Film Festival. Crimson takes place on Monday, December 11th at 7:00 p.m at the Indiana University Cinema. It is the largest fall festival of student content at Indiana University. Then-president Jacob Gabbard… Read more »
Guest post by Hannah Chiarella. Each year U Bring Change 2 Mind is excited to collaborate with IU Cinema as part of the series Real Lives in Mental Health & Mental Illness. The accurate depiction of mental health and mental illness in film is a powerful tool that can help others better understand mental health… Read more »