This week, IU Cinema is offering cinematic works that span the globe, including films from IU students and regional filmmakers.
First up is the winner of the Special Jury Award at this year's Sundance Film Festival. The Overnighters is a documentary look at a booming oil business in a small North Dakota town that drew thousands of desperate workers as well as controversy to Pastor Jay Reinke, who let them stay in his church. The Overnighters is playing tonight at 6:30, Saturday at 9:30, and Sunday at 6:30. Tickets are $6 for the public, $3 for students.
IU Cinema is then jumping to Romania with a screening of When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism. From the director of the critically acclaimed Police, Adjective and 12:08 East of Bucharest, the film follows a director faced with the daunting task of convincing his leading actress to perform a scene in the nude. "A dazzling tale of love and filmmaking, and a delight for the savvy cinephile," When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism is playing tonight at 9:30 and Saturday at 6:30.
Next week, IU Cinema is going to a local level with the second annual Crimson Film Festival, celebrating the work of IU students and local filmmakers. The festival is made possible by the Student Cinema Guild, which provides students with support, equipment, monthly workshops, and networking sessions. Last year's festival ran an eclectic gamut from romance to science fiction to stop-motion films. This year's list of film titles is forthcoming. The festival starts Tuesday, December 9 at 7 p.m. The event will be free but ticketed.