Love! I’m in Love! || Public Talk on Recovering Black Love on Screen by Allyson Field, University of Chicago, Feb 21, 12:15PM, FF 312 ✨❤️💕💕

Recovering Black Love on Screen: Early Film and the Legacies of Racialized Performance Allyson Nadia Field, The University of Chicago In 2017, Dino Everrett, the film archivist at the University of Southern California discovered a c.1900 nitrate film print of an African American couple laughing and embracing repeatedly in a naturalistic and joyful manner—an incredible … Continue reading Love! I’m in Love! || Public Talk on Recovering Black Love on Screen by Allyson Field, University of Chicago, Feb 21, 12:15PM, FF 312 ✨❤️💕💕

NUMA PERRIER: THE POLITICS OF PLEASURE || Screening JEZEBEL, 9/23 and 9/27 at 7PM + Jorgensen 9/24 at 5PM + Varda’s Cléo 5 to 7 at 7PM, all at IU Cinema

NUMA PERRIER: THE POLITICS OF PLEASURE || Screening JEZEBEL, 9/23 and 9/27 at 7PM + Jorgensen 9/24 at 5PM + Varda's Cléo 5 to 7 at 7PM, all at IU Cinema Do I have to perform masculinity or some form of neutralized sexuality to be taken seriously as a director? Hmm. I discuss this and … Continue reading NUMA PERRIER: THE POLITICS OF PLEASURE || Screening JEZEBEL, 9/23 and 9/27 at 7PM + Jorgensen 9/24 at 5PM + Varda’s Cléo 5 to 7 at 7PM, all at IU Cinema

New Orleans Connections: VANISHING PEARLS Director Nailah Jefferson interviewed by Eileen Julien

Nailah Jefferson's powerful documentary Vanishing Pearls examines the effects of the oil and gas industry on a small African American oyster fishing community in Louisiana's gulf coast. After a world premiere at this year's Slamdance Film Festival, and theatrical openings in New York and Los Angeles, Vanishing Pearls will screen at the Indiana University Cinema … Continue reading New Orleans Connections: VANISHING PEARLS Director Nailah Jefferson interviewed by Eileen Julien

Tanya Valette presents DR shorts at IU Cinema

Earlier this semester the BFC/A presented "Roots/Routes: Contemporary Caribbean Cinema" at the IU Cinema. This weekend Bloomington audiences will have another opportunity to appreciate the dynamism of filmmaking in the region with Saturday's Dominican short film program during the Latino Film Festival and Conference. Tanya Valette, currently the artistic director and head of programming at … Continue reading Tanya Valette presents DR shorts at IU Cinema

Fall Preview: BFC/A and IU Cinema Showcase Ava DuVernay + AFFRM

This September, the BFC/A will kick off our fall 2013 program with a seven-film series at the IU Cinema and other venues, featuring the work of Ava DuVernay and her pioneering theatrical distribution partnership AFFRM (African American Film Festival Releasing Movement).  Named as one of Indiewire's inaugural group of 40 Influencers, DuVernay is scheduled to … Continue reading Fall Preview: BFC/A and IU Cinema Showcase Ava DuVernay + AFFRM

The Lost Films of Kathleen Collins: U.S. Theatrical Premiere at the IU Cinema

To mark the recent restoration of Kathleen Collins's rarely seen feature films, the Black Film Center/Archive is co-sponsoring a special screening of Losing Ground and The Cruz Brothers and Miss Malloy; this is the U.S. theatrical premiere of both restorations.  The double header will show tonight, Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 pm at the IU … Continue reading The Lost Films of Kathleen Collins: U.S. Theatrical Premiere at the IU Cinema

‘Confronting the Other’ with Claire Denis at Indiana University

Confronting the Other, an exploration of Claire Denis’s work as a filmmaker to engage with various manifestations of Otherness, will be hosted at Indiana University and will feature a visit and conversation with Claire Denis, seven film screenings, and a poster exhibition at the BFC/A featuring posters of Denis’s films. Chocolat, I Can’t Sleep, Nenette … Continue reading ‘Confronting the Other’ with Claire Denis at Indiana University

‘The Killing Floor’ – the True Story of Frank Custer – at the IU Cinema

  Tonight – the 6th of September 2012 – and tomorrow, The Killing Floor (1984), directed by Bill Duke,will be showing at the IU Cinema. The synopsis from the IU Cinema website:   The Killing Floor explores the conflicting loyalties of African-American stockyards workers in Chicago during the First World War. Starring Damon Leake and … Continue reading ‘The Killing Floor’ – the True Story of Frank Custer – at the IU Cinema