When: Fri., March 25, 3 p.m. 2016
Praised for her “naturalistic” films, which often feature non-actors, Kris Swanberg is rising through the ranks of the indie film community. Her latest film Unexpected premiered in competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Leading up to her lecture at IU Cinema, the theater will screen Swanberg’s second film — the motherhood drama Empire Builder — on Mar. 24 at 7 p.m. Swanberg will speak the next day at 3 p.m., followed by a screening of the inner-city pregnancy comedy Unexpected at 6:30. Be sure to stick around until 9:30 when Swanberg will present one of her favorite films — the 1953 coming-of-age drama Little Fugitive.