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The Great Man

"An intimate metaphysical drama... an arresting work, combining substance and style in innovative ways"   —Hollywood Reporter
Critics' Pick "Filmmaker Sarah Leonor has a keen eye and a gentle, unassuming touch"   —New York Times
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The Chicago Latino Reel Film Club presents:

Casa de mi Padre

"Considered as a whole it's a wonderful and hilarious phenomenon, most of it is executed to Dadaist perfection"   —Salon.com
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The Creeping Garden

"Stylish and quirky... An out-of-left-field nerdy delight"   —Hollywood Reporter
"[The filmmakers] tease out the depths of their subject with a sly skill, turning a curiosity of nature into a true revelation"   —New York Times
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Movement and Location

Audience Award
Best Screenplay
Best Score
Film Fest
"An intriguing, offbeat surprise"   —Hollywood Reporter
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The Armor of Light

"Emotionally charged, theologically astute"   —Variety
"Compelling"   —Los Angeles Times
"A brilliant exploration of the appeal that firearms have for many white religious conservatives in America"   —RogerEbert.com
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The Keeping Room

"Powerful... a fine piece of storytelling"   —New York Magazine
"Lean and accomplished... daring and eccentric"   —Village Voice
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Stinking Heaven

"A small frame belies weighty content in Nathan Silver's compelling, abrasive study of a crumbling commune"   —Variety
"It's a searing ensemble piece with an array of striking faces and open emotional wounds"   —RogerEbert.com
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Chicago premiere!

Dreams Rewired
(Mobilisierung der Träume)


Past features for November

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The 32nd Annual
Chicago International Children's Film Festival

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Number One Fan

4 stars "A thrilling, yet comedic mystery that doubles as a smart exposé of everyday people and their celebrity crushes"   —The Examiner
"Number One Fan would have tickled the likes of Alfred Hitchcock to no end"   —Variety
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The 27th Annual
Polish Film Festival

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4 stars   —Roger Ebert
"Outstanding study of self-destructive country singer"   —Film Journal International
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Madam Phung's
Last Journey

4 stars "A visionary film"   —Slant Magazine
Recommended"Director Tham Nguyen Thi achieves an impressive degree of intimacy with her subjects"   —Chicago Reader
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Cut Snake

"A strange and interesting beast"   —The Guardian
"A ferocious but emotionally exposed performance from Sullivan Stapleton"   —Hollywood Reporter
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Two shows only!

Hot Sugar's Cold World

"A fascinating portrait of love in the social-media age"   —Film Journal International
  • John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Artworks: National Endowment for the Arts
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
  • Chicago Community Trust
  • Illinois Arts Council