Filmscene

Bijou Film Forum

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

Upcoming Screenings

WHICH WAY HOME

2009 / USA / Rebecca Cammisa

Tue, Oct 26:00pm

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.

CHICAGOLAND SHORTS VOL. 4

2018 / / various

Tue, Oct 166:00pm

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.

CHAVELA

2017 / Mexico + / Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi

Tue, Oct 306:00pm

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.

Previous Screenings

GRIZZLY MAN

2005 / USA / Werner Herzog

A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska.

QUEERAMA

2017 / UK / Daisy Asquith

Filmmaker Daisy Asquith delves into the lives of gay men and women in the 20th century. Part of Bijou Film Forum series – FREE for UI students and $6.50 for the general public.

HARLAN COUNTY, USA

1976 / USA / Barbara Kopple

In this documentary about labor tension in the coal-mining industry, director Barbara Kopple films a strike in rural Kentucky. The strike, which lasts more than a year, frequently becomes violent. Part of Bijou Film Forum Series – FREE for UI students and $6.50 for general public.

MURS MURS

1980 / France + / Agnes Varda

After returning to Los Angeles from France in 1979, Agnes Varda created this kaleidoscopic documentary about the striking murals that decorate the city. Part of Bijou Film Forum Series – FREE for UI students and $6.50 for general public.

GOOD LUCK

2017 / / Ben Russell

A visceral documentary portrait of hope and sacrifice in a time of global economic turmoil. Part of Bijou Film Forum series – FREE for UI students and $6.50 for the general public.