Film in Theory #3 (in conjunction with Queer Cinema): “Bijou”

Date: February 24, 2017
Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: Richard White Auditorium

Join us for the third and final event of Film in Theory!

“Bijou” (Wakefield Poole, 1972, 77 min, USA, in English, Color, Blu-Ray), introduced by John Stadler (Graduate Student in Literature), response Ryan Powell, Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies at Indiana University.

Acclaimed director Wakefield Poole’s second feature, the surreal and trippy “Bijou,” set a new standard for explicit cinema when it opened in 1972. The film concerns a construction worker who witnesses a car accident and pockets the female victim’s purse in which he discovers her invitation to a club named ‘Bijou.’ There he enters a strange erotic world where dark fantasies become reality. A fever dream blending the erotic and the divine in equal parts, “Bijou” is a psychosexual puzzle that rewards multiple viewings. In-depth discussion to follow!

Dinner provided for audience members who plan to participate in the post-film discussion, and who RSVP in advance to A brief reading for the event will also be distributed over email.