Indiana at the Movies Film Series: Fall 2017
A brief introduction by a guest professor precedes the showing of each film. After the film's viewing there is a short discussion led by the professor. Open to the public. Free admission. Register at Front Desk or Event Calendar.

Sunday, October 1 at 2:00 p.m.
Introduction by Jonathan Nashel, Professor and Chair
History Department at IUSB

Dave Hirsch (Frank Sinatra), a hard drinking, blocked writer winds up in his hometown of Parkman, Indiana. He is surprised to find that he’s been followed from Chicago by the sweet pushover Ginnie (Shirley MacLaine). His respectable older brother Frank (Arthur Kennedy) is not happy to see Dave return home. Dave goes on to meet various characters, both shady and respectable, as he tries to figure out what to do with his life. More...

Sunday October 8 at 2:00 p.m.
Introduction by Elaine Roth, Professor, English,
Film Studies at IUSB

Four best friends have just graduated from high school and are struggling with their futures. Dave stands out from his unmotivated friends as a focused cyclist who idolizes the Italian cycling team so much so that he pretends to be Italian, much to the chagrin of his parents. Dave’s enthusiasm for cycling inadvertently helps him and his friends tap into their unrealized potential. More...

Sunday, October 15 at 2:00 p.m.
Introduction by Amanda Alvarado, Adjunct Faculty,
Film Studies, English at IUSB

Mild-mannered Tom Stall (Viggio Mortensen) lives a happy, quiet life with his lawyer wife (Maria Bello) in the small town of Millbrook, Indiana. One night their idyllic existence is shattered when Tom foils an attempted robbery in his diner by killing the two criminals.Tom tries to return to normalcy only to be confronted by a mysterious man who believes Tom is the man who wronged him in the past. Does Tom have a history of violence? He and his family are forced to confront the divisive issues starting to surface. More...

Sunday, October 22 at 2:00 p.m.
Introduction by Pat Furlong, Professor Emeritus
History at IUSB

The young, handsome, Eugene Morgan (Joseph Cotten) wants to marry Isabel Amberson, from one of the wealthiest families living in Indianapolis in the early 1900’s. But she marries the dull, steady Wilbur Minafer. Years later, Eugene returns as successful automobile maker. After Wilbur dies, Eugene again asks the receptive Isabel to marry him. But her son manages to sabotage the romance. More...