Iowa Alumni Magazine | August 2005 | Reviews



For more than 30 years, the Bijou Theater has been eastern Iowa’s place to go for independent, art, foreign, and classic movies. Showing between 50 and 100 films a year, it’s earned a reputation as one of the country’s best student-run theaters. Here, executive director Emily Light lists some of the more recent audience favorites:

Narrative Features:

City of God, directed by Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund (2002)

Frida, directed by Julie Taymor (2002)

House of Flying Daggers, directed by Yimou Zhang (2004)

Maria Full of Grace, directed by Joshua Marston (2004)

Vera Drake, directed by Mike Leigh (2004)

Documentary Features:

The Corporation, directed by Jennifer Abbott and Mark Achbar (2003)

Fog of War, directed by Errol Morris (2003)

Stone Reader, directed by Mark Moskowitz (2002)

Super Size Me, directed by Morgan Spurlock (2004)

Winged Migration, directed by Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud (2001)