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  • IU CINEMA: Sonita

    07:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    IU Cinema

    Two-time Sundance Film Festival award winner Sonita tells the inspiring story of Sonita Alizadeh, an 18-year-old Afghan refugee in Iran, who thinks of Michael Jackson and Rihanna as her spiritual parents and dreams of becoming a big-name rapper. For the time being, her only fans are the other teenage girls in a Tehran shelter. And her family has a very different future planned for her: as a bride she is worth $9,000. An intimate portrait of creativity and womanhood, Sonita highlights the rarely seen intricacies and shifting contrasts of Iranian society through the lens of an artist who is defining the next generation. In English and Farsi with English subtitles. (2K DCP Presentation) Cost: $3 IUB students, $6 non-students

  • IU CINEMA: The Head of Joaquin Murrieta

    04:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    IU Cinema

    For over a decade filmmaker John J. Valadez searched for the remains of Joaquin Murrieta, a legendary Mexican outlaw who blazed a trail of revenge and rebellion following the theft of his land, and the rape and murder of his wife. In the summer of 1853, Murrieta was killed by bounty hunters who put his head in a jar and displayed it across California, charging people a dollar to see their trophy. One hundred and sixty-two years later, Valadez is convinced he finally has the head. So together they embark on a quixotic, cross-country road trip through history, memory, and myth to bury the head of Joaquin Murrieta and to finally lay to rest a dark and troubled past—one that has chilling parallels with the filmmaker’s own family story. The Head of Joaquin Murrieta is an entertaining and often disturbing tale that tears open a painful and long ignored history: the lynching of Mexican Americans in the southwest. This screening is sponsored by Chiricú Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures; the Latino Studies Program; La Casa, Latino Cultural Center; and IU Cinema. Director and Writer John J. Valadez is scheduled to be present. (Digital Presentation)

  • "Apples," a play presented by the Algerian theater collective Istijmam

    07:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
    Wells-Metz Theater, 275 N. Jordan Ave., Bloomington, Ind.

    Fresh from a performance at The Kennedy Center in Washington, the experimental theater collective Istijmam will bring the play "Apples" to Indiana University Bloomington for one night only. "Apples," or "Et'teffeh," will be presented in English (with some Algerian Arabic) Sept. 9 at the Wells-Metz Theatre. Jane E. Goodman, an associate professor of anthropology at IU Bloomington, arranged for the troupe from Oran, Algeria, to visit the campus as part of its first tour of the United States. The group also will meet with students from IU's Hutton Honors College during their stay. Goodman has been conducting research with Istijmam since 2008 as part of her study of Algerian theater traditions. She also provided a revised translation for the play written by Abdelkader Alloula in the aftermath of Algeria's 1988 uprising. The intimate, gritty drama not only reveals the Algerian past but remains relevant in the current national and global political atmosphere. Free and open to the public, no tickets required

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