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After Hours

After Hours is our catch-all fiction-genre film series which is dedicated to cult classics, genre films, and recent releases.

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Open Screen

Open Screen is a forum for University of Iowa students as well as filmmakers within the local community to showcase their cinematic pieces. Short clips of found footage or obscure footage are also accepted.

Bijou Blog

Young Sophie (Frankie Corio) sits and reads while Calum (Paul Mescal) removes his cast in the bathroom.

Tender is the Ghost, the Ghost I Love Most

Saturday, November 12, 2022
Once a year, when my mind finally catches up with my sprinting body, I check my mother’s Facebook. Navigating her page has the same numbing reflexiveness as reciting the national anthem. I dash around the “remembering” logo, go to the photo album, and watch my life unfold before me.

Promare: Flames of Empathy

Tuesday, March 22, 2022
In one of the most striking scenes of Promare (2019), the first feature-length film from Japanese studio Trigger, the city of Promepolis is under attack. The city’s dull gray buildings, reduced to lifeless shapes under a moon-and-starless night, have suddenly erupted into eye-burning neon fire.

Thelma and Louise

Saturday, March 5, 2022
As a lesbian who aspires to be a filmmaker, I have always questioned my relationship with film.

Chungking Express

Friday, February 25, 2022
In Wong Kar Wai’s Chungking Express, the unpredictability and vastness of love are visualized through two interconnected relationships. In the first story, Cop 223 marks the expiration of his past relationship with the purchasing of pineapple cans.

Punch-Drunk Love

Friday, February 4, 2022
Paul Thomas Anderson is one of my favorite directors in the industry. Within his slightly-off characters and sweeping California landscapes is an exploration of what makes us human. Part of our experience as people is falling in love.
Collection of posters from Bijou Best of 2021

Bijou's Best of 2021

Friday, January 28, 2022
Members of the Bijou Film Board share their favorite new releases, first watches and film-related experiences of 2021. Did any of your favorites make the lists? Read on to find out...

Bijou Banter Podcast

Like talking about movies, or, more specifically, hearing talk about movies? Tune into our podcast where your favorite Bijou Crew talk about every kind of film under the sun.

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever / The Banshees of Inisherin

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Bijou Banter

Panthers and banshees are the main themes for this week's episode of Bijou Banter. We take a deep look into two of the most anticipated films of this year's fall season. Both with the potential of awards consideration and praise. What did we think of these two films? Find out for yourself!

Featuring: Daniel McGregor-Huyer and Matthew Huh

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TÁR / Wendell & Wild

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Bijou Banter

This week on Bijou Banter, we look at stories about the living. One about a revered conductor and another about the relationship between the living and the dead. There's no other clever ways to connect the two, so that's the best I got. Check out our thoughts on the latest episode of Bijou Banter!

Featuring Matthew Huh

Special Guests: Kat Trout, Davy Behm

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Barbarian / Halloween (1978)

Monday, October 31, 2022
Bijou Banter

Happy Halloween! In celebration of the holiday, we take a look at a classic horror film and a potential classic in the making. Both sure to give you a fright on this day! Find out what we think on this episode of Bijou Banter!

Featuring: Orson Codd and Matthew Huh

Special Guest: Tadas VisGirda

WARNING: Spoilers for Barbarian!

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