Special Virtual Event
This screening includes Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
- Date and time:
- Fri, Aug 21, 2020, From 7–8:53 pm
- 1 hr 53 min
- Free, no ticket required
Filmmaker/Artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul is scheduled to be present for a virtual conversation and interactive Q&A moderated by IU Cinema Founding Director Jon Vickers.
Join us for a virtual film introduction, film screening, and interactive Q&A with writer/director Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Be sure to download the free online meeting platform Zoom to your computer or phone to be able to access this virtual event and sign up to join the August 21 Zoom event via this link.
We're working with our film distribution friends at Strand Releasing to bring you the film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. You will be able to stream the film at no charge on August 20 and August 21 to the device of your choosing. Only those registered for the Zoom event will have access to the film. More details will be posted closer to the program date.
If you'd like to watch (or re-watch!) the film sooner, you can watch it online via these subscription-based and paid streaming services: The Criterion Channel, Amazon Prime, YouTube, iTunes, and Google Play. The film is available on the majority of these services for $3.99 or less.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul grew up in Khon Kaen in north-eastern Thailand and has a degree in Architecture from Khon Kaen University and a Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He began making film and video shorts in 1994, and completed his first feature, Mysterious Object at Noon, in 2000. His 2006 film Syndromes and a Century was the first Thai film to be selected for competition at the Venice Film Festival. Apichatpong is also one of 20 international artists and filmmakers commissioned to create a short film for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 2009, the Austrian Film Museum published a major English language monograph on his work. His feature films have won widespread recognition and numerous festival prizes, including two prizes from the Cannes Film Festival.
Apichatpong is also a celebrated artist and has had major installations and exhibitions around the world. In 2008, the French Minister of Culture bestowed on him the medal of Chevalier de l'ordre des arts et des lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Literature). In 2012, he was invited to participate in Documenta (13), one of the most well-known art exhibitions in Kassel, Germany. Apichatpong also received the Sharjah Biennial Prize at the 2013 Sharjah Biennial 11, UAE. He is also a recipient of the Fukuoka Prize, Japan; the Yanghyun Art Prize, one of the most prestigious prizes in Korea; and the Principal Laureate of the 2016 Prince Claus Awards, the Netherlands.