Themester will partner with IU Cinema to explore the theme of resilience through film. This film series was developed by the Themester advisory committee from suggestions from faculty teaching Themester classes and input from IU Cinema staff. Each film complements multiple Themester courses and offers a perspective on the theme.
This fall's films are listed below. Links take you to more information on IU Cinema's website.
Gather (Dir: Sanjay Rawal, 2020)
September 14, 7:00 p.m. (via online streaming)
From Executive Producers Jason Momoa and Brian Mendoza comes this new film, which follows the stories of Native Americans on the frontlines of a growing movement to reconnect with spiritual and cultural identities that were devastated by genocide.
Wall-E (Dir: Andrew Stanton, 2008)
September 16, 7:00 p.m.
Memorial Stadium (if weather allows; no rain date)
WALL-E, short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-class, is the last robot left on Earth. He spends his days tidying up the planet, one piece of garbage at a time. But during 700 years, WALL-E has developed a personality, and he's more than a little lonely. Then he spots EVE (Elissa Knight), a sleek and shapely probe sent back to Earth on a scanning mission. Smitten WALL-E embarks on his greatest adventure yet when he follows EVE across the galaxy.
October 26, 7:00 p.m.
A tenacious attorney uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths to one of the world's largest corporations. While trying to expose the truth, he soon finds himself risking his future, his family and his own life.
Related event: Lawyer Robert Bilott is tentatively scheduled to speak the week of this screening. More information TBA.
Call Me Human (Dir: Kim Obomsawin, 2020)
December 2, 7:00 p.m. (via online streaming)
When elders leave us, a link to the past vanishes along with them. Innu writer Joséphine Bacon exemplifies a generation that is bearing witness to a time that will soon have passed away. With charm and diplomacy, she leads a charge against the loss of a language, a culture, and its traditions. On the trail of Papakassik, the master of the caribou, Call Me Human proposes a foray into a people's multimillennial history, in company with a woman of great spirit who has devoted her life to passing on her knowledge and that of her ancestors. In her language, Innu means “human.”