Filmscene

Bijou Film Forum

In cooperation with UI departments and organizations, Bijou presents special screenings and discussions of acclaimed and provocative films.

Upcoming Screenings

ROGER AND ME

1989 / US / Michael Moore

Tue, Feb 256:00pm

Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger B. Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing. Presented as a part of the Bijou Film Forum series. FREE for UI students (present student ID at the box office) and $7 for the public.

THE OATH

2010 / US / Laura Poitras

Tue, Mar 106:00pm

Tells the story of two men whose fateful encounter in 1996 set them on a course of events that led them to Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Presented as part of the Bijou Film Forum series. FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $7 for the public.

ORLANDO

1992 / UK / Sally Potter

Tue, Mar 316:00pm

After Queen Elizabeth I commands him to not grow old, a young nobleman struggles with love and his place in the world. Presented as part of the Bijou Film Forum series. FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $7 for the public.

Previous Screenings

GOD LOVES UGANDA

2013 / US / Roger Ross WIlliams

An account of the American Evangelicals’ attempts to indoctrinate their Christian Right beliefs in Uganda. Presented as a part of the Bijou Film Forum series. FREE for UI studetns (present student ID at the box office) and $7 for the public.

MICHAEL MOORE WITH WHERE TO INVADE NEXT

2016 / USA / Michael Moore

Filmmaker Michael Moore joins us in person for a screening and dialogue of his acclaimed film visits various examining how Europeans view work, education, health care, sex, equality, and other issues.

REMINISCENCES OF A JOURNEY TO LITHUANIA

1974 / UK + / Jonas Mekas

A film diary of Jonas Mekas as he returns to Lithuania for the first time after emigrating to the United States. Presented as a part of the Bijou Film Forum series. FREE for UI students (present student ID at the box office) and $7 for the public.

OPENING NIGHT

1977 / US / John Cassavetes

An actress suffers an emotional uproar in her personal life after a fan dies trying to see her. Presented as part of the Bijou Film Forum series. FREE for students (present student ID at box office) and $7.00 for the public.

CHICAGOLAND SHORTS VOLUME 5

2019 / US /

An anthology of short films that showcase Chicago’s new wave of independant cinema. Presented as part of the Bijou Film Forum series. FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $7.00 for the public.