Q&A with executive director of the Bijou Theatre

BY DI STAFF | AUGUST 25, 2011 7:20 AM

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The DI sat down with Bijou Executive Director Jesse Damazo to discuss upcoming events this fall.
Daily Iowan: What films are you planning on showing at the Bijou this semester?

Damazo: We are starting by showing the Landlocked Film Festival and Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams. Our schedule is online at Bijou.uiowa.edu.

DI: How do you choose the films that the Bijou features?

Damazo: Our films are selected by majority vote of our board of directors.

DI: What new developments will one be able to find at the Bijou this semester? And which are you most excited about?

Damazo: We at putting the finishing touches on our brand-new dCinema system, which will make us one of the best equipped arthouse cinemas in the Midwest.

DI: Can you tell us about Bijou’s partnership with other organizations, such as the Englert and Hancher?

Damazo: We have partnered with another campus group, Campus Activities Board, to show movies at the Englert at midnight. These showings take place roughly every other Saturday; schedules are available through the Englert or through the Bijou website.

DI: What are some exampls of films are you planning on screening at the Englert at midnight shows this year?

Damazo: A full schedule will be posted on our website [Sept. 5]. We are starting off with the anime version of Metropolis, and we are also bringing The Big Lebowski.

DI: Which guest speakers are set to present?

Damazo: Our guest speakers are not yet completed, but they will be announced on our website once details are confirmed.

DI: How can people get involved with the Bijou?

Damazo: Our website has an application for our board of directors.

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