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Brazilian filmmaker's visit to IU Bloomington first stop in U.S. tour

Brazilian Academy of Letters

Indiana University Cinema will screen six films by Brazilian filmmaker Nelson Pereira dos Santos, who will also give a free lecture while visiting the Bloomington campus this month. The stop is his first on a short U.S. tour arranged by IU, which includes visits to UCLA, the Wexner Center at Ohio State and the City College of New York.   Full Story >>

College of Arts and Sciences moves to Owen Hall, administrative offices open March 19

Owen Hall

The Office of the Dean of the Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences is packing and labeling boxes this week, preparing to move to Owen Hall, just steps north of its current home in Kirkwood Hall. The College's administrative offices will close Friday, March 8 at 5 p.m. and remain closed through Monday, March 18.   Full Story >>

Actor-activist Esai Morales' speech highlights National Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at IU

Morales, Esai

Actor Esai Morales will deliver a keynote address on Indiana University's Bloomington campus this fall, part of the university's annual celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Morales will speak at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at IU Cinema, just before the screening of "Gun Hill Road," a Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Nominee film.   Full Story >>

IU Cinema to host university's first Latino Film Festival and Conference

Gun Hill Road

Indiana University will host its first Latino Film Festival and Conference April 5 to 7 at IU Cinema. Meant to showcase the richness and complexity of Latino life -- both in the U.S. and at its margins in places such as Cuba and Mexico -- the film festival and conference will take on themes related to migration, work, family, sexuality, race, love, (il)legality and yearning.   Full Story >>

IU Cinema to host 'Cinema Maldito: On the Margins of Brazilian Cinema' film series

Richard Pena

IU Cinema will delve into Brazil's rich history of creativity outside the mainstream when it hosts the "Cinema Maldito: On the Margins of Brazilian Cinema" film series Feb. 23 and 24. The series was programmed by Richard Peña, director of both the Film Society of Lincoln Center and New York Film Festival, who will speak at 3 p.m. Feb. 24 at the cinema.   Full Story >>

Funding for new multidisciplinary projects announced

IU Limestone Crest

Two major multidisciplinary projects -- "The In/Visibility of America's 21st Century Wars" seminar and lecture series, and "New Latin@ Film Festival and Conference" -- have been funded with seed money from the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs' Multidisciplinary Ventures and Seminars Fund.   Full Story >>