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Bijou Film Forum

A curated series presented by the Bijou Film Board, pairing UI departments and faculty with films for exclusive one-night screenings and discussions.

Short Term 12

Mon, Apr. 21 at 5:45pm

(2013) Dir. Destin Daniel Cretton. The story of Grace, the young supervisor at a foster-­care facility for at-­risk teenagers. Germain Lussier says the film is a “shining example of what cinema is all about.”

DIALOGUE with Stephen Cummings, Professor, UI School of Social Work.


Tue, Apr. 29 at 5:45pm

(1972) Dir. Dominique Benicheti. Recorded over a five-­year period, Cousin Jules is a rare and intimate view into the lives of French blacksmith Jules Guiteaux and his wife, Félicie.

DIALOGUE with Steve Ungar, Professor, UI Cinema and Comparative Literature.

At Berkeley

Sun, May 4 at 12pm

(2013) Dir. Frederick Wiseman. Acclaimed documentarian Wiseman observes as Cal-Berkeley strives to stay a world-­class university, while finding new ways to educate and collaborate on an ever-­decreasing budget. DIALOGUE with Christopher Morphew, Chair, UI College of Education, William Ming Liu, Professor, Department of Education, Meenakshi Gigi Durham, Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and Frank Durham, Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

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