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What’s coming to the IU Cinema this semester



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The IU Cinema is an art film cinema located at 1213 E. 7th St. next to the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center. Alex Deryn Buy Photos

Filmmakers from South Korea, Israel, Mexico, Argentina and Cuba are scheduled to visit the IU Cinema this semester alongside filmmakers from the United States. “Shoplifters,” “The Strong Man,” “Cold War” and “Capernaum” are a few notable films to be played.

'Shoplifters'

“Shoplifters” is director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s mature story of a desperate, poor family living in the margins. The film won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018 and will be a Foreign Language Academy Awards contender. It will be shown at 4 p.m. Jan. 27 and is free.

'Cold War'

“Cold War” is a love story between two people of different backgrounds who meet in the 1950s. Directed by Polish filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski, the film won the Best Director award at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. It will be shown at 7 p.m. both Feb. 28 and March 1. Tickets are $4 for students and $7 for non-students.

'The Strong Man'

Students in the Jacobs School of Music will be performing a new orchestral score of Frank Capra’s 1926 silent film “The Strong Man.” The premiere presentation includes IU students in the roles of composer, conductor, musicians, audio technicians, projectionist and house managers. It will be shown 4 p.m. Jan. 27 and is free but ticketed.

'Capernaum'

“Capernaum” is the story of Zain, a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the “crime” of giving him life. The film was directed by Nadine Labaki and was the winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Labaki’s film gives a look at the life of kids on the streets of Lebanon. It will be shown at 7 p.m. March 21 and 22. Tickets are $4 for students and $7 for non-students.

'Nuestro Tiempo (Our Time)'

“Nuestro Tiempo (Our Time)” is a film about a family living in the Mexican countryside raising fighting bulls. The film was also nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. It will premiere on 7 p.m. March 28, and tickets are $4. The film is directed by Carlos Reygadas, who will be at the IU Cinema for the first complete U.S. retrospective of his work. Reygadas’s other works showing include “Japón,” “Silent Light,” “Battle in Heaven” and “Light after Darkness." A short film about Reygadas will take place at 7 p.m. March 27 in the IU Libraries Moving Image Archive Screening Room in the Herman B Wells Library.

'Zama'

Argentine filmmaker Lucrecia Martel is scheduled to be present for the screening of the film “Zama." The film was one of the best reviewed films of 2018. It will be shown at 4 p.m. April 13, and tickets are free.

'Little Woods'

Filmmaker Nia DaCosta is scheduled to be present for the first screening of her debut film “Little Woods.” The film focuses on two estranged sisters who are thrust back together because of an unexpected tragedy. 

“Little Woods” opened at the Tribeca Film Festival and DaCosta was just approached by Jordan Peele to direct his reboot of the 1992 film “Candyman.” It will be shown at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 and 4 p.m. Feb. 2. Tickets are $4 for students and $7 for non-students.

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