Filmscene

Bijou Film Forum

In cooperation with UI departments and organizations, Bijou presents special screenings and discussions of acclaimed and provocative films.

Upcoming Screenings

BLINDSPOTTING

2018 / US / Carlos Lopez Estrada

Tue, Apr 26:00pm

While on probation, a man begins to re-evaluate his relationship with his volatile best friend. Presented as part of the Bijou Film Forum program. FREE for UI students (present student ID at the box office) and $6.50 for the general public.

CAMERAPERSON

2016 / US / Kirsten Johnson

Tue, Apr 166:00pm

Exposing her role behind the camera, Kirsten Johnson reaches into the vast trove of footage she has shot over decades around the world. Presented as part of the Bijou Film Forum series. FREE for UI students (present student ID at the box office) and $6.50 for the general public.

Previous Screenings

IN ORDER NOT TO BE HERE AND OER THE LAND

2009 / US / Deborah Stratman

Two films by Deborah Stratman—An uncompromising look at the ways privacy, safety, convenience and surveillance determine our environment in In Order Not To Be Here and a meditation on the milieu of elevated threat addressing national identity, gun culture, wilderness, consumption, patriotism and the possibility of personal transcendence in Oer the Land.

THE ACT OF KILLING

2013 / Indonesia + / Joshua Oppenheimer

A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarious and lavish musical numbers. Presented as part of the Bijou Film Board’s Film Forum program. FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $6.50 for the general public.

TANGERINE

2015 / US / Sean Baker

A working girl tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart. Presented as part of the Bijou Film Board’s Film Forum program. FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $6.50 for the general public.

THE WATERMELON WOMAN

1997 / USA / Cheryl Dunye

Cheryl is young, Black and lesbian and making a video about her search for a Black actress from Philly. As she discovers more about “The Watermelon Woman”, her new romantic relationship strains her friendships and her life. Presented as part of the Bijou Film Board’s Film Forum Series – FREE for UI students (present student ID at the box office) and $6.50 for the general public.

CHAVELA

2017 / Mexico + / Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi

The life of pioneering singer Chavela Vargas, from her birth in Costa Rica in 1919 to her death in Mexico in 2012. Presented as part of the Bijou Film Board’s Film Forum Series – FREE for UI students (present student ID at the box office) and $6.50 for the general public.