Filmscene

Bijou Film Forum

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

Upcoming Screenings

THE ACT OF KILLING

2013 / Indonesia + / Joshua Oppenheimer

Tue, Feb 266:00pm

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.

Previous Screenings

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.

CHICAGOLAND SHORTS VOL. 4

2018 / / various

The filmmakers of Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 4 represent some of the most talented voices in Chicago’s indie scene. Their work spans many disciplines, including dance, experimental, and science fiction. 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.

WHICH WAY HOME

2009 / USA / Rebecca Cammisa

In this gripping documentary, a group of young, unaccompanied Central American children struggle to make their way through Mexico, in order to ultimately reach the United States and jump the border to a new home. Presented as part of the Bijou Film Board’s Film Forum Series – FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $6.50 for the general public.