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How to Watch Old Movies

3 stills on a table from Fritz Lang's Metropolis

Stills from Fritz Lang's Metropolis, from the Bradley Collection at the IU Lilly Library (Jack Lindner)

Today’s episode is about the pleasures and perils of old film and old movies. We heard about a film series here in Bloomington that got started because of old film – like, actual old film reels, from the basement of the Lilly Library on the Indiana University Bloomington campus. Jack Lindner brings us that story.

Then, we get advice from IU Cinema Director Alicia Kozma, about how to approach old (or not that old) movies that depict outdated attitudes about race, gender, relationships, or otherwise. Hint: You have to talk about it.


Inner States is produced and edited by me, Alex Chambers, with support from Violet Baron, Eoban Binder, Mark Chilla, Avi Forrest, LuAnn Johnson, Sam Schemenauer, Payton Whaley, and Kayte Young. Our Executive Producer is John Bailey.

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