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Filmmaker Emma Christopher in person!

They Are We

"A fascinating ethnographic lesson that also works as a mystery story"   —Chicago Reader
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Chicago Premiere!

Saugatuck Cures

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The Chicago Latino Reel Film Club presents:

Love of My Loves
(Amor de Mis Amores)

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The Strongest Man


Film Fest
"Beautifully oddball... it's like Terrence Malick directing Napoleon Dynamite—Indiewire
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Closer to God

"An ambitious, thoughtful and provocative take on the Frankenstein story"   —Screen International
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Filmmaker Daniel Peddle in person!

Sunset Edge

"A reflective and visually compelling narrative"  —Indiewire
"Director Daniel Peddle gets great performances from his non-professional cast and expertly builds a taut and disturbing atmosphere"  —NY Daily News
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The Ardor

Best Film
Best Director
+8 other awards
Academy Awards
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The Iron Ministry

"The best film about China in the twenty-first century that I've seen to date"   —Artforum
"Outstanding... pungently immersive"   —Hollywood Reporter
"An undeniably virtuoso accomplishment"   —Cinema Scope
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Chicago Premiere!

Madame Phung's Last Journey
(Chuyen di cuoi cùng cua chi Phung


Past features for June

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The Chambermaid

Best Artistic Contribution
Montréal World
Film Fest
"Rarely has fetishism been portrayed with such intense, empathetic attention to detail"   —Variety
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A Wolf at the Door

"An utterly compelling and indelible drama... [Leandra] Leal's performance is always astonishingly raw and vivid"   —Hollywood Reporter
3 stars½   —RogerEbert.com
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Welcome to Me

Critics' Pick "By turns touching, amusing and genuinely disturbing"   —New York Times
4 stars   —TimeOut Chicago
Recommended   —Chicago Reader
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The 13th Annual
Chicago African Diaspora Film Festival

"As diverse and porous as the diaspora itself"   —TimeOut Chicago
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The Assassin

"L'assassino ... stand[s] out as one of the finest Italian debuts of the 1960s"  —Senses of Cinema
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The Yes Men Are Revolting

"The Yes Men Are Revolting becomes the rare film to tackle how exhausting and dispiriting activism can be"   —AV Club
Recommended   —NewCity Chicago
  • John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Artworks: National Endowment for the Arts
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
  • Chicago Community Trust
  • Illinois Arts Council