Filmscene

Bijou Film Forum

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

Previous Screenings

WILD COMBINATION: A PORTRAIT OF ARTHUR RUSSELL

2008 / USA / Matt Wolf

Multitalented musician Arthur Russell leaves Iowa, follows Allen Ginsberg from San Francisco to New York and launches a career that reaches its heyday in the 1980s.

THE BAD KIDS

2016 / USA / Keith Fulton +

Located in an impoverished Mojave Desert community, Black Rock Continuation High School is one of California’s alternative schools for students at risk of dropping out. Every student here has fallen so far behind in credits that they have no hope of earning a diploma at a traditional high school. Black Rock is their last chance.

SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU

2016 / USA / Richard Tanne

The film chronicles the summer 1989 afternoon when the future President of the United States, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady, Michelle Obama, on a first date across Chicago’s South Side.