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We Come as Friends

WINNER
Special Jury Prize
Sundance
Film Fest
Recommended   —Chicago Reader
Recommended "Eye-widening, surreal, sorrowful and anarchic"   —NewCity Chicago
 
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Chicago Premiere!

Zipper

Produced by Darren Aronofsky

"Zipper boasts a great cast—and a great role for Lena Heady"   —Village Voice
 
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I Touched All
Your Stuff

"Enjoyably quirky"   —Screen International
"Captivates with its mysteries"   —Village Voice
 
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Two screenings only!

Bloodsucking Bastards

Director Brian James O'Connell and filmmakers in attendance

 
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Film still: 7 Chinese Brothers

 

Chicago Premiere!

7 Chinese Brothers

 
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The Mend

"Genuinely strange"   —Variety
"Funny, rugged and raw"   —New York Times
3 stars "[The Mend] announces a major new talent"   —RogerEbert.com
 
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Facets and the Chicago Opera Theatre present:

Amadeus

"Amadeus reminds us that movies can be lyrical as well as vulgar, ambitious as well as playful, brilliant as well as down and dirty—just like Amadeus himself"   —Chicago Tribune
4 stars   —Roger Ebert
 
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Uncle John

"Consistently engaging and often gripping... Steven Piet directs in an assured manner"   —Twitch
 
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Hippocrates, Diary of a French Doctor

WINNER
Best Supporting Actor
NOMINATED
Best Film, Best Director
+ 4 other awards
César Awards,
France
 
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Wildlike

"A nuanced, troubling, uplifting, beautifully rendered meditation on manhood and fatherhood"   —Huffington Post
"[Bruce] Greenwood's quiet, assured performance conveys volumes of unspoken emotion"   —Hollywood Reporter
 
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Prophet's Prey

"Comprehensive, disturbing and utterly fascinating"   —Hollywood Reporter
"Gripping... the lasting power of Prey is its grim insight into the mentality of the deceived"   —Variety
 
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Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery

WINNER
Best Documentary
German Film Awards
"A highly enjoyable look at a career spent duping the art world"   —Hollywood Reporter
 
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The 27th Annual
Polish Film Festival

 
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Film still: Madame Phung's Last Journey

 

Chicago Premiere!

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

 

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Film still: All of Me

 

All of Me

Recommended "[Director Arturo] Villaseñor has achieved something rare—a satisfying piece of spiritual filmmaking on a delicate political topic"
  —Chicago Reader
 
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Unexpected

"Delicate and beautiful"   —Variety
Recommended "Lovely, auspicious"   —NewCity Chicago
 
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The Runner

"Nicolas Cage gives a nicely subdued lead performance"   —Chicago Reader
"A smart political drama"   —Chicagoist
 
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Film still: Enchanted Kingdom

 

Chicago Premiere!

Enchanted Kingdom

 
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Prince

WINNER
Special Mention
Berlin Intl
Film Fest
"Expertly paced and gorgeous to behold"   —Village Voice
 
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Film still: Dark Star: H.R. Giger's World


Dark Star:
H.R. Giger's World

"Intimate and thoroughly insightful"   —Twitch
3 stars "Genuinely warm and involving"   —RogerEbert.com
 
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Film still: Les Cousins

Members Only Screening:

Les Cousins

WINNER
Golden Bear
Berlin Intl
Film Fest
"The performances are brilliant... and it's a treat to watch one of the finest ever film-makers find his voice"   —The Telegraph
 
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The Chicago Latino Reel Film Club presents:

Forgotten
(Olvidados)

 
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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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Film still: Tango Negro, The African Roots of Tango

 

Tango Negro, The African Roots of Tango

"Passionate, polemical"   —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