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The Other Side

Critics' Pick "Powerful and disturbing"   —New York Times
4 stars "An unvarnished glimpse into a seldom depicted world"   —The Guardian
Recommended   "Disquieting yet compassionate"   —NewCity Chicago
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The Blackout Experiments

"Compelling"   —The Verge
"Often terrifying, always fascinating, and surpassingly moving"   —CultureSmash
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Right Now,
Wrong Then

Golden Leopard
Best Actor
Jury Prize
Locarno Intl
Film Fest
"The very best film released in 2016 so far"   —AV Club
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For the Plasma

"Exquisitely delusional"   —New Yorker
3 stars "A delightful oddity... happily strange, joyfully bizarre and particularly unforgettable"   —RogerEbert.com
Recommended   —NewCity Film
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A Tribute to Smita Patil


Best Feature
Chicago Intl
Film Fest
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The Seventh Fire

Critics' Pick "Searing... powerful"   —New York Times
4 stars "An empathetic, often heartbreaking piece of work"   —TimeOut London
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Newly discovered and restored!

Private Property

Critics' Pick "Tense and upsetting"   —New York Times
3 stars½   —Slant Magazine
4 stars   —The Guardian
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Kaili Blues

Best Emerging Director
Best First Feature
Locarno Intl
Film Fest
"Tranquil but enthralling"   —Village Voice
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Lace Crater

"Deeply strange"   —Variety
"Spooky and inventive"   —Cinema Scope
4 stars   —Eye for Film
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One show only!

Weepah Way for Now

"Writer-director Stephen Pierce Ringer maintains proper emotional temperature throughout the film’s tonal shifts"   —Los Angeles Daily News
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Down by Love

"[Adéle] Exarchopoulos pulls off a blend of pouty yet tough demeanour with aplomb; stage-trained [Guillaume] Gallienne coveys authoritative confidence undercut by the vulnerability of a lovesick teenager and a strong whiff of narcissism"   —Screen International
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Chicago Premiere!

Billionaire Ransom


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Audience Award
Film Fest
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Wedding Doll

Best First Feature
Best Actress
Film Fest
"Quietly assured"   —Los Angeles Times
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"An unselfconsciously poignant, uproariously funny, profoundly relevant and bittersweet tale set in a charmingly bucolic Mediterranean milieu"   —Lucid Culture
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Under the Sun

Critics' Pick   —New York Times
"Although unintentionally funny throughout, its evocation of life in a totalitarian society is ultimately chilling"   —RogerEbert.com
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Critics' Pick "A quintessentially American story—one that elicits both wonder and horror"   —New York Times
"A ridiculously enjoyable gem of a documentary"   —The Guardian
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U.S. Premiere!

Sleepless Night
in Paris
(Quand je ne dors pas)

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"Possibly Godard's most melancholy film and probably his most beautiful"   —Village Voice
5 stars   —TimeOut NY, The Guardian
  • John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Artworks: National Endowment for the Arts
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
  • Chicago Community Trust
  • Illinois Arts Council