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Sworn Virgin

WINNER
New Directors Prize
& Golden Gate Award
San Francisco
Intl Film Fest
"[Alba] Rohrwacher gives a wonderfully tender, patient performance"   —Indiewire
 
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Film still: June Bride: Redemption of a Yakuza

 

Chicago Premiere!

June Bride:
Redemption of a Yakuza

 
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Viktoria

"A strikingly assured and ambitious feature debut"   —Variety
"An impressive display of stylistic control and directorial vision"   —Village Voice
 
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Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 2

Producers Eugene Sun Park and Dane Haiken, and filmmakers, will be present to discuss the films after the screenings.

 
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Kings of Nowhere

WINNER
Audience Award
SXSW Film Fest
 
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Film still: From This Day Forward

 

Chicago Premiere!

From This Day Forward

 
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We Monsters

"Andreas Köhler's magnificent cinematography creates some of the most indelible compositions I've seen this year, building a Hitchcockian sense of dread with its claustrophobic angles, boxing in characters as they find themselves well in over their heads"   —RogerEbert.com
 
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Paths of the Soul

"Extraordinary... a stirring study in faith and spirituality"   —Variety
"A fantastic and refreshingly benevolent look at a different culture"   —Twitch
 
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Facets Silent Sundays:

L'Inhumaine

"What to say about a film that, ninety years on from its release, is still so far ahead of most of what passes for cinema today?... L'Inhumaine must be one of the most absurd Great Movies ever made"   —Senses of Cinema
 

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Film still: Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart

Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart

NOMINATED
Best Actor
Best Adapted Screenplay
César Awards
France
"Chilling in its intimacy"   —Chicago Reader
 
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One show only!
Filmmaker Travis Mills in person!

Durant's Never Closes

"Tom Sizemore gives a strong performance"   —Eye for Film
 
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Valley of Love

NOMINATED
Palme d'Or
Cannes Film Fest
"Depardieu and Huppert are a captivating screen couple"   —Screen International
 
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Film still: Sex and Broadcasting: A Film About WFMU

 

Sex and Broadcasting:
A Film About WFMU

"A funny, woozy, infectiously cheery look at a still-persevering (though struggling) national treasure"   —Village Voice
 
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Film still: The Heart of Madame Sabali

Presented in partnership with CIMMfest
One screening only!

The Heart of Madame Sabali

"Expertly laced with visual humor, Sabali is a gorgeously stylized, wryly comic drama   —Variety
 
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One screening only!

Thank You For Playing

"Unimaginably intimate"   —New Yorker
"Profoundly moving"   —Indiewire
 
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In Harmony

"Thanks to a taut script and two stunning, nuanced performances, this is a tense, unconventional love story"   —Chicago Reader
Recommended   —NewCity Chicago
 
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Bill

If you prefer Carry On Henry to Wolf Hall, this is the Tudorsploitation titterthon for you"   —Empire Magazine
 
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MEMBERS ONLY SCREENING:

The Assassin

"L'assassino ... stand[s] out as one of the finest Italian debuts of the 1960s"  —Senses of Cinema
 
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Film still: Too Late

 
35mm print!

Too Late

Critics' Pick   —New York Times
"A strangely involving, idiosyncratic masterwork"   —Los Angeles Times
 
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Film still: Vinyl Generation

The Chicago Czech Center presents:

Vinyl Generation:
Generation X in Czech
Alternative Culture

Meet and greet producer Jeffrey Brown!

 
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Bleak Street

"Mexico's grand auteur Arturo Ripstein is in fine neorealistic form with his devilishly depressing feature Bleak Street"   —Film International
3 stars½   —Slant Magazine
3 stars½ "A visionary triumph"   —RogerEbert.com
 
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  • Artworks: National Endowment for the Arts
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
  • Chicago Community Trust
  • Illinois Arts Council