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Facets Silent Sundays presents:

Sunrise

4 stars "Rich, strange and gorgeous"   —Chicago Tribune
Recommended   —Chicago Reader
4 stars "To see it today is to be astonished by the boldness of its visual experimentation"   —Roger Ebert
 
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My Blind Brother

"A warm, multi-layered, darkly funny film"   —Los Angeles Times
"It's often uncomfortable, and touching in spots, but also shrewdly hilarious"   —Village Voice
 
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The Seasons in Quincy:
Four Portraits of John Berger

Critics' Pick "An essential document of an exemplary intellect, one who has as much to impart to the 21st century as he did to the 20th"   —New York Times
 
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Tharlo

"Beguiling"   —Screen International
"Masterful"   —Senses of Cinema
 
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Dennis Hopper's final film!

The Last
Film Festival

Chicago Premiere!

 
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Chronic

WINNER
Best Screenplay
NOMINATED
Palme d'Or
Cannes Film Fest
4 stars   —TimeOut London, The Guardian
Recommended   —Chicago Reader
 
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Under the Shadow

"A satisfyingly tense and atmospheric haunted-apartment thriller"   —Variety
"An emotionally direct and realistic horror story"   —Slant Magazine
4 stars   —The Guardian
 
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Made in France

"Nicolas Boukhrief's thriller is neither exploitation movie nor anarchist cookbook, but rather a thoughtful and sobering 'what if' scenario of home-grown, domestically targeted terrorism that's being punished for having eerily anticipated a real-world tragedy"   —Variety
 
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Facets and the Chicago Opera Theatre present:

A Midsummer
Night's Dream

WINNER
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Academy Awards
1936
 
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The 33rd Annual
Chicago International Children's Film Festival

 

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Men Go to Battle

WINNER
Jury Award:
Best Narrative Feature
Tribeca Film Fest
Critics' Pick   —New York Times
 
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Chicago Premiere!

Natural Selection

 
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Hooligan Sparrow

"Admirably gutsy"   —New York Times
"Tremendous"   —Village Voice
4 stars "It's miraculous that the film exists at all"   —RogerEbert.com
Recommended   —NewCity Chicago
 
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Neither Heaven
Nor Earth

"Genuinely haunting"   —New York Times
"One of the more unusual and effective explorations of modern war and its capacity for bewilderment and piercing damage"   —Chicago Tribune
 
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Two days only!

Klown Forever

"Klown's style of humour feels like every Curb Your Enthusiasm bit that has been rejected for going too far."   —The Guardian
 
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MEMBERS ONLY SCREENING:

The Phantom
of Liberty

4 stars   —Roger Ebert
"Time has treated this puzzling provocation well"   —Chicago Reader
 
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London Road

"A work of great finesse and originality"   —Hollywood Reporter
5 stars "Enthralling and haunting"   —TimeOut London
4 stars "London Road is a commanding, at times hypnotic experience"   —Chicago Reader
 
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Silicon Cowboys

"A lively look at an underexposed tech-biz success story"   —Hollywood Reporter
"Fascinating... By turns amusing and illuminating, and quite often both simultaneously"   —Variety
Recommended   —NewCity Chicago
 
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Other People

"An assured, gently funny debut about family tragedy"   —Hollywood Reporter
3 stars½   —Chicago Tribune
Recommended   —Chicago Reader
 
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  • Artworks: National Endowment for the Arts
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
  • Comer Family Foundation
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Alphawood Foundation
  • Polk Bros. Foundation