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Presented by Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature
3PM – 10PM
Followed by Q&A with Lindsay Denniberg
Directed by Lindsay Denniberg
A rock and roll horror fantasy where we meet the immortal Louise and her beloved Charlie. Unfortunately, due to Louise’s supernatural origins, every man she sleeps with must die! Charlie was Louise’s first love from the 1920′s, who she accidentally killed before realizing what she is: a descendant of Lilith, the mother of all demons! This race of women must feed on the souls of men once every full moon, or else they will menstruate to death. Now a hundred years later, Charlie returns reincarnated, and Louise must struggle with staying away from the love of her life, or risk losing him a second time! PMS has never been this deadly!
Directed by Pablo Larraín
Starring Gael Garcia Bernal
Spanish w/ English subtitles
118 Minutes, DCP
In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. Against all odds, with scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot’s minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free.
Directed by Harmony Korine
Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, James Franco
94 minutes, DCP
Brit, Candy, Cotty, and Faith have been best friends since grade school. They live together in a boring college dorm and are hungry for adventure. All they have to do is save enough money for spring break to get their shot at having some real fun.
A serendipitous encounter with rapper “Alien” promises to provide the girls with all the thrill and excitement they could hope for. With the encouragement of their new friend, it soon becomes unclear how far the girls are willing to go to experience a spring break they will never forget.
Late Night Films at the Bijou
Free for Students
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Starring Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson
154 Minutes, Blu-ray
A female flight attendant becomes a key figure in a plot between the police and an arms dealer.
Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho
Portuguese w/ English subtitles
131 Minutes, DCP
A palpable sense of unease hangs over a single city block in the coastal town of Recife, Brazil. Home to prosperous families and the servants who work for them, the area is ruled by an aging patriarch and his sons. When a private security firm is reluctantly brought in to protect the residents from a recent spate of petty crime, it unleashes the fears, anxieties and resentments of a divided society still haunted by its troubled past. Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Neighboring Sounds is a thrilling debut by a major new voice in world cinema.
Directed by David Grohl
108 Minutes, DCP
The history of Sound City and their huge recording device; exploring how digital change has allowed ‘people that have no place’ in music to become stars. It follows former Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighter David Grohl as he attempts to resurrect the studio back to former glories.
Directed by Tim Sutton
68 Minutes, Blu-ray
Max leaves his lakeside town to live with his father on the fringe of suburban Arizona. Both fever dream and quiet trip, PAVILION creates a deep and ethereal world, showing us an innocent way of life coming apart at the seams, constructing an indelible image of the enigma of youth. One of ten films selected for IFP’s 2011 Narrative Lab, PAVILION was also selected by the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s 2011 Emerging Visions Workshop.
Directed by Kristina Buozyte
Lithuanian w/ English subtitles
124 Minutes, DCP
A bold, visionary work of science fiction cinema that recalls the genre in its cerebral 1960s and ’70s golden age, just as it simultaneously forges new territory with its unique fusion of emotional melodrama and hallucinatory widescreen spectacle, Vanishing Waves is one of the most accomplished and distinctive European films in recent memory. The second solo feature from Lithuanian director Kristina Buozyte, following her acclaimed 2008 debut The Collectress, the 2012 production Vanishing Waves confirms Buozyte as a major young talent whose frequently breathtaking visual and technical gifts are thankfully also matched by her interest in complex characterizations, adventurous narratives, and challenging themes.
Thursday, April 11th – Saturday, April 13th
Friday, April 12th: BIJOU CINEMA
5PM – JUROR SHOW: CATHY LEE CRANE
8:15PM – COMPETITIVE SHOW 1
9:45PM – COMPETITIVE SHOW 2
11:30PM – COMPETITIVE SHOW 3
Saturday, April 13th: BIJOU CINEMA
1:15PM – COMPETITIVE SHOW 4
3PM – COMPETITIVE SHOW 5
5PM – JUROR SHOW: ERNST KAREL
8PM – COMPETITIVE SHOW 6
More Info: http://www.icdocfest.com/ICDocs/Welcome.html
Late Night Films at the Bijou
Free for Students
Directed by Sam Raimi
Starring Bruce Campbell
84 Minutes, Blu-ray
The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holds up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack.
Directed by Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Verena Paravel
87 Minutes, DCP
One of the most highly anticipated films of the year, from the directors of Sweetgrass and Foreign Parts, LEVIATHAN is a thrilling, immersive documentary that takes you deep inside the dangerous world of commercial fishing. Set aboard a hulking fishing vessel as it navigates the treacherous waves off the New England coast-the very waters that once inspired Moby Dick- the film captures the harsh, unforgiving world of the fishermen in starkly haunting, yet beautiful detail. Employing an arsenal of cameras that pass freely from film crew to ship crew, and swoop from below sea level to astonishing bird’s-eye views, LEVIATHAN is unlike anything you have ever seen; a purely visceral, cinematic experience.
Directed by Chris James Thompson
76 Minutes, Blu-ray
What drives a seemingly mundane man to commit a series of acts so heinous that it captured the attention of a horrified nation? In the summer of 1991 Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested in Milwaukee and sentenced to 957 years in prison for killing 17 people and dismembering their bodies. THE JEFFREY DAHMER FILES explores this Midwestern city by meeting those surrounding Dahmer during and after his hidden spree. Recollections from Milwaukee Medical Examiner Jeffrey Jentzen, Police Detective Patrick Kennedy, and neighbor Pamela Bass are interwoven with archival footage and everyday scenes from Dahmer’s life, working collectively to disassemble the facade of an ordinary man leading an ordinary existence.
Late Night Films at the Bijou
Free for Students
Various languages w/ English subtitles
123 Minutes, Blu-ray
Twenty-six directors. Twenty-six ways to die. The ABC’s OF DEATH is perhaps the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning fifteen countries and featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world’s leading talents in contemporary genre film. Inspired by children’s educational books, the motion picture is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free reign in choosing a word to create a story involving death.
Directed by James Ponsoldt
Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul
81 Minutes, DCP
Kate (Mary Elizbeth Winstead) and Charlie (Aaron Paul) are a young married couple whos bond is built on a mutual love of music laughter and drinking… especially the drinking. When Kate’s drinking leads her to dangerous places and her job as an elementary school teacher is put into jeopardy, she decides to join AA and get sober. Sobriety isn’t as easy as Kate had anticipated. She realizes she must face a difficult past, including a troubled relationship with her mother, (Mary Kay Place) a party girl in her own right. To cover up a drinking related incident which takes place in the classroom, Kate fabricates a story to her employer, the school principal, Patricia Barnes (Megan Mullally), who is overly nurturing and perhaps nosy. This lie soon balloons out of control and Kate is faced with many important choices she must make.
Directed by Cate Shortland
Starring Nele Trebs, Saskia Rosendahl
German w/ English subtitles
109 Minutes, DCP
Left to fend for themselves after their SS officer father and mother, staunch Nazi believers, are interred by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a harrowing journey that exposes them to the reality and consequences of their parents’ actions. Led by the eldest sibling, 14-year old Lore (striking newcomer Saskia Rosendahl), they set out on a journey across a devastated country to reach their grandmother in the north. After meeting the charismatic Thomas, a mysterious young refugee, Lore soon finds her world shattered by feelings of both hatred and desire as she must learn to trust the one person she has always been taught to hate in order to survive. Lush cinematography and an evocative, haunting mood infuse this unconventional take on the Holocaust legacy with unforgettable impact.
Based on the book “Lore” by Rachel Seiffert.
Support local film! Co-sponsered by Landlocked Film Festival!
University of Iowa Museum of Natural History, Macbride Hall Auditorium
Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films, producers of the Emmy® nominated documentary Country School: One Room-One Nation and the award-winning Lost Nation: The Ioway 1 will premiere their new documentaries Lost Nation: The Ioway 2 & 3 at the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History, Macbride Hall Auditorium in Iowa City on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. Following the screening, representatives of the Ioway Nations and other film participants will take part in Q&A.
This world premiere event is free.
When the Ioway were forcibly removed from their ancestral homeland of Iowa in 1837 to a reservation on the border of Nebraska and Northeast Kansas, Ioway leader White Cloud (The Younger) believed his people must relocate to survive. But intermarriage, broken treaties and the end of communal living led to a split in 1878 and the establishment of a second Ioway tribe in Oklahoma. Both tribes endured hardship and challenges to their traditions and culture to achieve successful land claims and self-determination in the 1970s. Lost Nation: The Ioway 2 & 3 brings the dramatic Ioway story full circle.
Presented by ABC
Watch the Oscars live streamed at the Bijou.
FREE TO THE PUBLIC!
Sponsered by Bijou Cinema, Student Video Productions (SVP) and Campus Activities Board (CAB)
FREE FOR EVERYONE!
Approximately 120 min
LATE NIGHT MOVIES AT THE BIJOU! FREE FOR EVERYONE!
Directed by Rob Reiner
88 Minutes, BluRay
Based on Stephen King’s Short story “The Body”, “Stand By Me” tells the tale of Gordie Lachance, a writer who looks back on his preteen days when he and three close friends went on their own adventure to find the body of a kid their age who had gone missing and presumed dead. The stakes are upped when the bad kids in town are closely tailing – and it becomes a race to see who’ll be able to recover the body first.