In a time when binge-watching your favorite episodic television program is relatively commonplace, IU Cinema offers an alternative to that experience. Join us for some major international milestones in cinema history, films that challenge the viewer to let themselves go—full immersion—into the worlds the filmmakers have created. These cinematic experiences will be memorable, likely personal milestones or even bucket-list material for some cinephiles. The time is now, with highly anticipated restorations, so FNF—fear no film! These types of opportunities do not appear in your favorite cinema often. For all films, there will be a 45-minute intermission approximately halfway through the screening for a meal break.
Additional Beyond Epic Film:
(1994) Directed by Béla Tarr
October 19 – Saturday – 12 pm
A new restoration of the film is currently underway and will be completed by Arbelos in collaboration with The Hungarian Filmlab by October 2019.
New 4K Restoration/25th Anniversary Screening. Shot in stunning black-and-white and filled with exquisitely composed and lyrical takes, the film follows a small agricultural collective living in a post-apocalyptic landscape after the fall of communism, who set out to leave their village after a large financial windfall. As a few of the villagers conspire to steal the earnings, a mysterious character returns to the village, altering the course of everyone’s lives forever. Sátántangó has been lauded by critics as a masterpiece, and Susan Sontag proclaimed that she would be “glad to see it every year for the rest of her life.” In Hungarian with English subtitles