“Feast of Experimental Films #DirectedbyWomen”

women directorsMedia Services will host a buffet of experimental film shorts on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 6-10pm, in the Wells Library, Hazelbaker Lecture Hall (Room 159).  Founded by IU Cinema staffer Barbara Ann O’Leary, the Directed by Women international film movement calls film lovers everywhere to watch as many films by women directors as possible during a 15 day ‘Worldwide Film Viewing Party’ Sept. 1 to 15.


Attendees will be treated to fascinating experimental works by local and IU alumni filmmakers to include: Barbara Ann O’Leary, Julide Esque, Laura Ivins, Marie Ullrich, and Nzingha Kendall to name a few. Other contributing filmmakers include: Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Barbara Hammer, Cecilia Barriga, Julie Dash, Lauren Cook, Leslie Raymond, Maureen Blackwood, Nikki Pinney and lots more! We invite you to come share in this movement.

home away from homeThanks to Festival Committee Members: Barbara Ann O’Leary (IU), Monique Threatt (IU), Nzingha Kendall (IU), Joan Hawkins (IU), Russell Sheaffer (NYU), Jeremy Harmon (IU), Laura Ivins (IU), Noelle Griffis (NYU), and Megan R. Brown (IU) for their invaluable contributions to the project.   Light snacks permitted.

Read more about the #DirectedbyWomen movement here.

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Teaching with Online Streaming Films

Perfect for filmmtp assignments, streaming allows faculty and instructors to regain class time for in-depth discussions, as well as allows students to prepare in advance for class lectures, and review content for course exams.  Students can skip the inconvenience of checked out films, late returns, and limited copies on the shelf. Users can access and watch films whenever they like, wherever they are, and whatever device they prefer.

The IUB LibIADrary provides access to over 35 multi-disciplinary online streaming databases with nearly 155,000 film titles.  These films are selected to meet the diverse needs of its teaching, research, and learning community. Students can watch copyright compliant full-length feature, documentary, and archival footage films anytime at home or on campus. You can create clips, playlists, embed tools, and more.

A LibGuide to OnliexperineStreaming Videos pro-vides a comprehensive list of online streaming film resources, and related research docu-ments. In addition to numerous area studies databases, faculty, students, and researchers can access NBC Television’s Meet the Press, The Criterion Film Collection, Education in Video, Media and Communications Studies, and Psychology Experiments Online.  Our friendly staff are available to help you search for, and implement titles in Canvas.

Kanopyfellini provides access to over 26,000 award-winning documentaries, feature, and training films on every topic imaginable including Media Studies, Foreign Language, LBGTQ, Psychology, Politics, the Environment, and more. Includes films from the Criterion CollectionPBS, Media Education Foundation, First Run Features, New Day Films, California Newsreel and many independent filmmakers. Some popular titles include The Times of Harvey Milk, A Hard Day’s Night, Kiss Me, Hawking, Hoop Dreams, Miss Representation, Eraserhead, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and For the Bible Tells Me So.

The Filmsbeat on Demand’s Master Academic Collection provides access to over 17,000 titles in various disciplines to include Anthropology, Communications, Criminal Justice & Law, English, History,  Music and Dance, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and more. Features include transcripts, playlist creation, watch lists, and more. Online streaming is an ideal place to engage with faculty, students, and filmmakers to discuss films!


SWANK Digital  is a small but growing collection of commercial and popular films (sans Disney) required for class use.  The collection consists of 120 films to include titles such as: Argo, Brokeback Mountain, Do the Right Thing, and Mar Adento./The Sea Inside.  Faculty may request up to three films per academic year to support teaching and learning. (Access incompatible with Chrome.)

For more information contact: Media Services, Wells Library, 1st Floor, East Tower, Reference Reading Room. (812) 855-1650, libmedia@indiana.edu.

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New Titles – July 27th

Feature Films

Last Knights

last knights

A fallen warrior rises against a corrupt and sadistic ruler to avenge his dishonored master.


Operation Bullshine

operation bullshine

The fun starts when a group of A.T.S. girls are posted to a light ack-ack command post on a remote part of the English coast.


The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister

secret diaries

Based on the diaries of wealthy landowner Anne Lister, who struggles to live her life openly as a lesbian in nineteenth-century Yorkshire society. (photo from amazon.co.uk) Continue reading

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New Titles – July 20th

Feature Films



A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.


TV Series

Masters of Sex – Seasons 1 and 2

masters of sex

Drama about the pioneers of the science of human sexuality whose research touched off the sexual revolution.


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New Titles — July 11

Foreign Films

qosh bol

Қош бол, Гүлсары! (Qosh bol, Gu̇lsary!)

Tanabay is a proud Kazakh war hero and loyal Communist who is pressured into taking a position as a herdsman in a collective farm in the Stalinist era after WWII. The pride and joy of the collective is a beautiful stallion named Gulsary. After Gulsary wins a race, the new commissar of the collective lays claim to the beloved and headstrong horse, which leads to a battle of a wills. Tanabay and Gulsary are both punished and separated for their refusal to bend to the rules of the Stalinist era.–IMDB



west badem

West Baden Springs: Save the Century

Follows the history of the West Baden Springs Hotel, from its construction in 1902, though the years as a playground for the wealthy and elite, to its closing due to the Depression, its subsequent use as a Jesuit seminary and a college campus for Northwood Institute, to its eventual restoration beginning in 1996 to an unequaled architectural gem and historic Indiana landmark.

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Restoring the Legend: The French Lick Springs Hotel

Chronicles the hotel’s history and recent restoration through photographs and rare archival film. Examines the edifice and culture that Thomas Taggart built around the hotel’s mineral springs, and follows the days before the Depression, the convention years that followed, and the hotel’s eventual decline.

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New Titles – June 29th

Feature Films

Once Upon a Time in America

once upon a time

A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.


A Bag of Hammers

bag of hammers

Two misfit best friends incapable of growing up, whose direction is tested by an abandoned child worn beyond his years. Together they invent the family they’ve always needed.

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New Arrivals-June 20

Feature Films

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead


Living in the back room of his father’s doctors office, broke, frustrated ladies’ man Julian scores his big break when he lands the job directing an off Broadway version of Hamlet. Except it’s a bizarre adaptation written by a pale Romanian impresario named Theo who is actually a master vampire! Theo hopes to lure the real Hamlet out of hiding so the two can end a centuries long feud over Shakespeare’s Ophelia.


Hannah Takes the Stairs


Hannah, a restless college grad, spends a hot Chicago summer trying to figure it all out. Full of ambition and indecision, she’ll try to find a crush who can keep up with her and a project that will keep her stimulated, but she may just leave a trail of broken hearts.




Two pairs of parents, one of whose child has hurt the other at a public park, meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner. However, the evening becomes quite chaotic as the parents become increasingly childish.


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New Arrivals–June 6

Feature Films



A chronicle of Martin Luther King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.


kings of the evening

Kings of the Evening

After two years in jail, Homer Hobbs returns to his bleak urban home during the depths of the Great Depression. With no job, no prospects, and no hope, Homer finds a kinship with four strangers. On Sunday nights, in a dingy hall, the men of the neighborhood piece together the finest attire their meager lives can beg, borrow, or steal to compete in an unusual fashion contest.



Winsor McCay: The Master Edition

Winsor McCay was the first master of animation and one of its greatest and most influential artists. His creations — Little Nemo, the intrepid traveler in slumberland, and the mischievous Gertie the Dinosaur — were bona fide movie stars who continue to astonish audiences today.

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New Arrivals–May 29

Feature Films

still alice

Still Alice

A linguistics professor and her family find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease.



Fifty Shades of Grey

Literature student Anastasia Steele’s life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey.



Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America teams with the Black Widow and a new ally, the Falcon, in a fight for the future of mankind.

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New Titles — May 4



We Need to Talk About Kevin

A mother struggles to form a loving relationship with her son despite his increasingly violent actions as he grows up.


One-Eyed Jacks

Two criminals rob a bank. One escapes, the other is captured and sent to prison. Eventually one criminal becomes a sheriff in Monterey; the other, after having been jailed in a brutal Mexican prison for five years, comes looking for revenge and his share of the stolen gold.


Dr. Strangelove

A satire in which the President and his military advisers struggle ineptly to avert a holocaust after a psychotic Air Force general launches a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union because he fears the Russians arepoisoning the water supply in the United States.

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