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Independent filmmaker, distributor Ava DuVernay to screen films, speak at Indiana University

Ava DuVernay

Independent filmmaker Ava DuVernay will visit Indiana University's Bloomington campus this month, where she'll screen seven films and deliver a Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture. A writer, producer, director and editor who received the best director award at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012, DuVernay is also widely known in independent film circles for the 2011 launch of her film distribution venture, the African American Film Festival Releasing Movement.   Full Story >>

IU Women’s Philanthropy Council awards more than $120,000 in grants

Rohr-Kirchgraber and students

The Indiana University Women's Philanthropy Council will award grants totaling $124,730 to 12 schools or organizations affiliated with four IU campuses. The awards range from $4,000 to $20,000 and will support projects that foster community outreach, career development, public health, student philanthropy, education and diversity at IU Bloomington, IUPUC, IUPUI and IU Southeast.   Full Story >>

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 >>

French filmmaker Claire Denis to speak at IU Cinema, present seven of her films

Denis, Claire

French filmmaker Claire Denis will visit Indiana University's Bloomington campus in November, where she'll speak at IU Cinema and present a selection of her films. Hailed as one of the greatest filmmakers working today, Denis' work favors visual and sound elements over dialogue and can blur the border between dream and reality.   Full Story >>

Lecture, screenings at IU Cinema focused on filmmaker Shirley Clarke's 'cool world'

Shirley Clarke for IU Cinema Film Series

Art film distributor Dennis Doros will discuss his company's restoration of Shirley Clarke's 1967 film "Portrait of Jason" during an upcoming Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Lecture at IU Cinema. He'll deliver the same lecture about Clarke he presented at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year, while the cinema will screen three of her films.   Full Story >>

Ghanaian film poster exhibition brings 'movie shack' experience to life on IU campus

Gargantuan Godzilla Poster

The lurid, hand-painted posters advertising Bollywood, Kung Fu and science fiction films were meant to do one thing: draw crowds to Ghana's improvised movie theaters in the 1980s and 1990s. The ethnographic art form and films of the era are the focus of "Axe of Vengeance: Ghanaian Film Posters and Film Viewing Culture," an exhibition and short film series sponsored by the Grunwald Gallery of Art and IU Cinema.   Full Story >>