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Film still: The Coal Miner's Day

The Coal Miner's Day

"The film works beautifully as a droll interrogation of how documentary filmmakers interact with their subjects, as well as an opportunity to glimpse working conditions in a remote and rarely-visited corner of Europe"   —Hollywood Reporter
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Ned Rifle

Jury Prize
Berlin Intl
Film Fest
"[Hal Hartley is] a true independent at a time when that term no longer means much"   —Hollywood Reporter
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Marfa Girl

Best Film
Rome Film Fest
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Man From Reno

Best Dramatic Feature
Los Angeles
Film Fest
4 stars   —TimeOut NY
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Film still: The Mafia Kills Only in Summer

The Mafia Kills Only in Summer

Best Comedy
Film Awards
"At once tremendously funny and intensely serious—a provocative, and perhaps even important, combination"   —Village Voice
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Film still: Hyena


"[Director Gerard] Johnson's filmmaking...takes no such short cuts, with sound, image and editing colluding to keep Hyena in a perpetual state of agitated panic"   —Variety
4 stars   —TimeOut London
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Promotional image from the 2014 African Diaspora Film Festival

The 13th Annual
Chicago African Diaspora Film Festival

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

Past features for March

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Film still: Bluebird


Best Actress
& Jury Award
Karlovy Vary Intl
Film Fest
Recommended —NewCity Chicago
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Film still: Kung Fu Elliot

Kung Fu Elliot

Jury Award:
Best Documentary
Film Fest
Elliot is dynamic, deceptive, and powerful filmmaking" —Twitch
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Film still: La Vie de Boheme



La Vie de Bohème

Berlin Intl
Film Fest
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Song of the Sea


Facets Family Film Series

St. Patrick's
Day Edition

Two animated feature films:
Song of the Sea and Secret of the Kells

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Film still: Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross

Best Script &
Ecumenical Jury Prize
Berlin Intl
Film Fest
"Remarkable and formally rigorous"   —Hollywood Reporter
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Film still: Force Majeure

In Case of No Emergency:
The Films of
Ruben Östlund

Play, Force Majeure, Involuntary
and Guitar Mongoloid

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Film still: Spring


"An ambitious and often enchanting genre hybrid"   —RogerEbert.com
Recommended "A leisurely delight, and wonderfully assured"   —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