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Indiana Film Society
6701 Hoover Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46240
 




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Any IFS member is welcome to borrow films from the library.  Here's how it works:

1. Browse the library and select a film.
2. Email your request to us.
3. IFS will mail the film to you.
4. Enjoy the film for a week or two.
5. Return the film using the envelope we provide.

All you need is a few stamps. 
It's cheaper than a rental and more convenient, too.


 

Featured Film: Elling

This Oscar nominated Norwegian comedy concerns two men released from a state home.  The two roommates are given an apartment and must prove they can live on their own.  At first even buying groceries is a  struggle, but as they taste freedom, they begin to embrace adventure.

(2001) 89 minutes  in Norwegian with subtitles

Director: Peter Naess

2004 Spring Film Series
Foreign Films Remade by Hollywood

THE LIBRARY

Film Synopsis IFS Film Series
After Life Office helps the dead make films of memories. Fall 03 Contemporary Japanese Cinema
Asoka Tyrant renounces violence, embraces Buddhism. Spring 05 Hooray for Bollywood
Babette's Feast Refugee repays kindness with meal of a lifetime.  
Big Night Brothers plan feast to save their restaurant. Fall 05  Good Eats: Food & Film
Celine and Julie Go Boating Two women enter parallel reality in an old house. Spring 03 French Films
Cinema Paradiso Young boy's fascination with a local movie theatre.  
Cup, The Buddhist monks barter for satellite dish to watch World Cup Spring 06 More Than a Game
Danton Struggle between leaders of the French Revolution. Spring 03 French Films
Dementia / Daughter of Horror Film noir nightmare; strangest movie ever made? Fall 04  Banned Films Around the World
Dinner Rush Chef son takes over restaurant from Dad with mob ties.  
Elling Mental patients must prove they can live on their own. Spring 04  Foreign/Hollywood Remakes
Fire Romance between unhappy wife and sister-in-law Fall 04  Banned Films Around the World
For the Sport of It History and importance of Title IX and women's athletics. Spring 06 More Than a Game
Frozen Artist freezes himself to death to protest oppression. Fall 04  Banned Films Around the World
Gol Maal Man invents a double to woo boss' daughter. Spring 05 Hooray for Bollywood
He Got Game Spike Lee's basketball masterpiece. Spring 06 More Than a Game
Khoobsurat Con-artist plans to rob family, but falls in love. Spring 05 Hooray for Bollywood
Kitchen Stories Scientists study kitchen habits of Norwegian bachelors. Fall 05  Good Eats: Food & Film
The Last Supper Plantation owner teaches religion reenacting Last Supper.  
Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob Arab fugitive poses as Rabbi to avoid capture. Fall 04 Special Screening
A Man Escaped French prisoner plans elaborate escape from Nazi prison. Spring 03 French Films
Men with Brooms Estranged curling team reunites to win the Golden Broom Spring 06 More Than a Game
Mon Oncle D'Amerique Doctor uses three stories to discuss behaviorist theories. Spring 03  French Films
Mostly Martha Headstrong chef must care for orphaned niece. Fall 05  Good Eats: Food & Film
My Name is Kahentiiosta Mohawk woman detained after armed standoff in 1990.  
Nine Queens Con artists try to swindle stamp collector with fakes. Spring 04  Foreign/Hollywood Remakes
Open Your Eyes Playboy's life/reality is shattered overnight. Spring 04  Foreign/Hollywood Remakes
Peppermint Frappe Doctor becomes obsessed with friend's young wife. Fall 02 Directors' Lesser Known Films
Phar Lap True story of Aussie racehorse and her untimely death. Spring 06 More Than a Game
Ping Pong Peko and Smile test the friendship at a ping pong tourney Spring 06 More Than a Game
Rocks at Whiskey Trench Mohawk tribe assaulted with stones in Quebec.  
Samurai Fiction Affectionate parody of classic samurai films. Fall 03 Contemporary Japanese Cinema
The Scarlet Empress German Princess forced to marry half-wit Russian Duke. Fall 02 Directors' Lesser Known Films
Shall We Dance? Businessman takes secret dance lessons. Spring 04  Foreign/Hollywood Remakes
Sholay Two bandits hired to save daughter of former policeman. Spring 05 Hooray for Bollywood
The Stranger Wealthy family visited by supposed long lost uncle. Fall 02 Directors' Lesser Known Films
Sumo Do, Sumo Don't Failing student must join Sumo team to graduate. Fall 03 Contemporary Japanese Cinema
Tampopo Truck driver helps woman become great noodle chef. Fall 05 Good Eats: Food & Film
Teesri Manzil (The 3rd Floor) Woman seeks sister's murderer, falls in love with him. Spring 05 Hooray for Bollywood
They Were Expendable PT boat crews battle for survival after Pearl Harbor. Fall 02 Directors' Lesser Known Films
Traffic Jam Family caught in traffic on way to country for holiday. Fall 03 Contemporary Japanese Cinema
The Virgin Spring Parents of raped daughter exact revenge on guilty men.  
What's Cooking? Four connected families gather for Thanksgiving meal. Fall 05 Good Eats: Food & Film
Wings of Desire Bored angel falls in love with mortal woman. Spring 04  Foreign/Hollywood Remakes
Word Wars Four professional Scrabble players prepare for Championship Spring 06 More Than a Game
Yol Turkish prisoners given week leave to set affairs in order. Fall 04  Banned Films Around the World