For up-to-the-minute information on the University of Iowa’s response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the Campus Coronavirus Updates website.


Recently, the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts put on a production of Orlando, a stage adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s novel. It was incredible. I had never seen time played with in quite that way in theater, with time jumping forward a hundred years at a time, and with whole relationships being described in a matter of minutes. Knowing there was a film adaptation of that same novel left me no choice but to watch it, after which I had to pitch it. Since that offered nothing in the way of summary of the film, or who the hell Orlando is, allow me to clarify. Orlando is a form of love letter from Woolf to her lover, Vita. It’s about Orlando, and his life as a nobleman. PSYCH! That’s only the first half. The second is him becoming a woman, which, I’ll add, springs up out of nowhere! Captivating, funny, and oddly romantic it’s a real treat. This film’s flowing time, curt humor, and a dazzling lead performance from Tilda Swinton make it worth a watch, almost as much as Orlando is worth a read.

Category: calendar

Related News

  • calendar

    The Second Mother

    Alex Escalada (Horizons Committee) writes about Bijou's upcoming screening of The Second Mother, playing March 24 at 6pm at FilmScene!

  • calendar

    The Oath

    Michael Wawzenek (Film Forum Committee) writes about Bijou's upcoming screening of The Oath, playing March 10 at 6pm at FilmScene!

  • calendar

    Diablo Cody: Jennifer's Body

    Maddie Silverstein (Film Forum Committee) writes about Bijou's upcoming screening of Jennifer's Body, featuring artwork by Emily Stagman (After Hours Committee) playing March 28 at 10pm at FilmScene!

Follow us on Instagram @bijoufilm

Upcoming Shows