Films

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May 2023

Friday May 19 – Monday May 29

OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN
Friday May 19 – Monday May 29
OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN

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Friday, May 19 at 7:30 ♦ Saturday, May 20 at 4:30 and 7:30 ♦ Sunday, May 21 at 4:30 and 7:30

Friday, May 26 at 7:30 ♦ Saturday, May 27 at 4:30 and 7:30 ♦ Sunday, May 28 at 4:30 and 7:30 ♦ IU Radio & Television Theater ♦ Purchase Tickets

Acclaimed writer-director Rebecca Zlotowski draws from her own life to depict the emotional trajectory of Rachel (Virginie Efira), a schoolteacher in Paris whose desire for a biological child seems increasingly unlikely to be fulfilled (as she’s informed by her gynecologist in a delightful cameo from Frederick Wiseman). When Rachel enters into a relationship with car designer Ali (Roschdy Zem), he’s slow to let her know that he’s a single father, but once she finds out she quickly grows to love his precocious daughter, Leila.
France 104 min
Critics Pick! Romantic, sexy and very French.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

Saturday May 27 – Sunday June 4

RETURN TO SEOUL
Saturday May 27 – Sunday June 4
RETURN TO SEOUL

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Sat, May 27 at 4pm and 7pm ♦ Sun, May 28 at 4pm and 7pm

Sat, June 3 at 4pm and 7pm ♦ Sun, June 4 at 4pm and 7pm

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A New York Times and Indiewire Critics’ Pick and Cambodia’s official submission to the Academy Awards’ Best International Feature Film category, Return to Seoul is Certified Fresh, boasting a near-perfect 98% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
On an impulse to reconnect with her origins, a free-spirited Frenchwoman visits South Korea, the country of her birth. Frédérique (Freddie) doesn’t speak the language and doesn’t know the names of her biological parents, but that doesn’t stop her from looking for them.
Filmmaker Davy Chou himself is the French-born grandson of a Cambodian film producer who vanished in 1969 as the Khmer Rouge began to seize control.
115 minutes ♦ in English, French and Korean w/subitles
Return to Seoul is a startling and uneasy wonder, a film that feels like a beautiful sketch of a tornado headed directly toward your house. The camera chases after this human whirlwind, and we’re thrilled to be swept up in her storm. Critic’s Pick! – NY Times
A STAGGERING MASTERWORK! – LA Times
A sprawling epic of personal discovery. It’s ONE OF THE BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR! – The Playlist
It’s a GORGEOUS film and a joy to be swept away in it. – Vox

June 2023

Saturday June 3 – Saturday June 10

TWILIGHT
Saturday June 3 – Saturday June 10
TWILIGHT

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Sat, June 3 at 4:30 and 7:30 ♦ Sun, June 4 at 4:30 and 7:30

Fri, June 9 at 7pm ♦ Sat, June 10 at 4pm and 7pm ♦ Sun, June 11 at 4pm and 7pm

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This long unseen masterpiece from György Fehér, loosely based on Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s 1958 crime novellaThe Pledge, follows a seasoned homicide detective whose obsession with catching a child murderer compels him to use a young girl as bait. Hungary 115 minutes w/subtitles
It’s a style so minimalist, it approaches maximalism — and this combination of pulp and precision creates an arresting and unique work of film noir. – The New York Times

Friday June 9 – Monday June 19

THE THIEF COLLECTOR
Friday June 9 – Monday June 19
THE THIEF COLLECTOR

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Fri, June 9 at 7:30 ♦ Sat, June 10 at 4:30 and 7:30 ♦ Sun, June 11 at 4:30 and 7:30 ♦ IU Fine Arts Theater

Fri, June 16 at 7:30 ♦ Sat, June 17 at 4:30 and 7:30 ♦ Sun, June 18 at 4:30 and 7:30 ♦ IU Fine Arts Theater

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In 1985, Willem de Kooning’s “Woman-Ochre,” one of the most valuable paintings of the 20th century, was sliced from its frame and stolen from an Arizona museum. Thirty-two years later, the $160 million painting was found hanging behind a bedroom door in the home of retired school teachers Jerry and Rita Alter in rural New Mexico. The Thief Collector takes a deep look at how and why this mild-mannered couple pulled off one of the greatest art heists of a generation. Was this their only art theft? And why was this couple so protective of their septic tank?

Directed by Allison Otto. (94 min)

You could say, going back to Hitchcock or the silent-film era, that the thriller is the quintessential form of cinema. You could also say that the quintessential moment of a thriller is one that makes you go “Oh. My. God.” When that happens (kind of a rare occurrence these days), it’s a privileged and intoxicating feeling, one that lifts you right out of yourself. Recently, though, I’ve been experiencing that sensation in what may sound like a highly unlikely place: documentaries about the art world.

But what’s every bit as jaw-dropping is the rabbit hole of reality and illusion you then find yourself tumbling down. By the time The Thief Collector makes you say “Oh. My. God.,” it’s a movie that has used art to touch something essential about how strangers — or maybe I should just say the downright strange — walk among us. – Variety

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The Ryder Film Series has presented the best in international, independent, and classic American films in Bloomington for over forty years. If your taste runs toward personal movies that you won’t find at the multiplex, major festival winners, or activist documentaries, you’ve come to the right place.

The Ryder screens films at several locations, each with its own unique charms.

A monthly film program is published in The Ryder magazine, Bloomington’s free magazine of the arts and popular culture. The magazine is distributed in over 250 locations in and around Bloomington and the Indiana University campus.

We welcome suggestions. Tell us what you’d like to see. We can be talked into almost anything.

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