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Waiting for August

Best Documentary
Karlovy Vary
Intl Film Fest
Critics' Pick "A quiet film of weight and joy" —Village Voice
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The Chicago Latino Reel Film Club presents:

To Fool a Thief

"Rolls together two strands that Argentinean cinema has shown it's good at—swindle thriller and comedy romance—into a winning, unpretentious whole"   —Hollywood Reporter
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Amira & Sam

Jury Award
Savannah Film
& Video Fest
"Thoughtful and perceptive"   —Filmmaker Magazine
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Winter Sleep

Palme d'Or
Cannes Film Fest
"Nuri Bilge Ceylan is at the peak of his powers with Winter Sleep, a richly engrossing and ravishingly beautiful magnum opus"   —Variety
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White Rabbit

Best Actor
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Boston Film Fest
Coming Soon
Tord & Tord


Facets Family Film Series

Valentine's Day Edition

Two programs of animated shorts
from around the world

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Film still: Therese Raquin


Facets and the Chicago Opera Theater present:

Thérèse Raquin
(aka The Adultress)

Followed by live excerpts from the
Chicago Opera Theater


Past features for December–January

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Bhopal: A Prayer
for Rain

"Affecting... builds suspensefully to its inevitable tragic outcome"   —Film Journal Intl
Recommended "Stirring"   —NewCity Chicago
Coming Soon
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Bad Hair

Best Film
San Sebastian
Film Fest
Recommended "An accomplished piece of social realist filmmaking, clear-eyed but tender"   —Chicago Reader
Now Playing
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Once Upon a
Time, Verônica

Best Film
Best Cinematography
Best Screenplay
+ 2 other awards
Brazilia Festival of
Brazilian Cinema
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In Bloom

C.I.C.A.E. Award
Berlin Intl
Film Fest
4 stars   —TimeOut London
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The Strange
Little Cat

Critics' Pick "Radically disorienting, disarmingly odd"   —New York Times
Recommended   —NewCity Chicago
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Low Down

3 stars½   —Chicago Tribune, RogerEbert.com
3 stars "A perfectly cast film that depicts a moody world of jazz musicians, drugs and self-destruction"   —Chicago Sun-Times
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Remote Area Medical

3 stars "This is an important story, elegantly told, sometimes harrowing, always affecting"   —RogerEbert.com
Recommended "Horrors, and hope, coalesce in Reichert and Zaman's deft, nonjudgmental, heartbreaking work"   —New City Chicago
Recommended —Chicago Reader
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If You Don't, I Will

"Perceptive and subtle... painful, funny,
deeply complex"   —Village Voice
3 stars   —RogerEbert.com
  • John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Artworks: National Endowment for the Arts
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
  • Chicago Community Trust
  • Illinois Arts Council