Kevin Kline, who earned a bachelor's from Indiana University in 1970, will return to his alma mater Sept. 15 to receive an honorary doctorate, speak at the IU Auditorium and attend a screening of A Fish Called Wanda at IU Cinema. Tickets for the 2 p.m. lecture (limit four) and 7 p.m. screening (limit two) will go on sale Aug. 26; the lecture is free and the screenings run $3 each. In recognition of the visit, IU Cinema has programmed a mini Kline retrospective; the schedule is below, from a news release.
7 p.m. Sept. 2, "The Big Chill" — In this classic comedy/drama, idealistic college friends reconnect and reminisce on the occasion of their friend's funeral.
3 p.m. Sept. 14, "Silverado" — Four unwitting heroes cross paths on their way to a sleepy western town overtaken by a corrupt sheriff and a murderous posse.
6:30 p.m. Sept. 14, "My Old Lady" — A down-on-his-luck New Yorker inherits the Paris apartment of his estranged father, only to find that it comes furnished with a feisty tenant and a tangled web of secrets.
7 p.m. Sept. 15, "A Fish Called Wanda" — Kline won an Academy Award for his part in this beloved black comedy about the bumbling capers of diamond thieves.
7 p.m. Sept. 16, "The Ice Storm" — When a man's relationships with his wife and mistress grow cold, a freak storm and a wife-swapping party clear the air.
7 p.m. Sept. 23, "The Extra Man" — A brilliant but eccentric landlord schools his young tenant on how to be an "extra man" — an escort to wealthy widows.
7 p.m. Sept. 30, "Dave" — In this masquerade comedy, an ordinary guy stands in for his look-alike, who happens to be the president of the United States.
This Friday, IU Cinema's Underground Undone festival is showcasing "works that have been partially destroyed, left unfinished, finished posthumously, or otherwise designed to be indeterminate in ways that trouble finite ideas of film production and release."