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Film still: The Lesson

The Lesson

WINNER
Best Bulgarian Feature
Audience Award
Special Jury Prize
Sofia Intl Film Fest
"A precisely paced, nightmarish thriller"   —Village Voice
 
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The Chicago Latino Reel Film Club presents:

Day Release

WINNER
Best Feature Film
Mexico Intl
Film Fest
 
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The Chambermaid

WINNER
FIPRESCI Prize
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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Film still: Njinga , Queen of Angola

The 13th Annual
Chicago African Diaspora Film Festival

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

The Yes Men Are Revolting

 

Past features for April–May

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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

WINNER
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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MEMBERS ONLY SCREENING:
Taking Off

WINNER
Grand Prix
Cannes Film
Fest, 1971
 
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Marfa Girl

WINNER
Best Film
Rome Film Fest
"A sneakily immersive, weirdly memorable affair"   —Los Angeles Times
 
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Film still: The Reconstruction of William Zero

The Reconstruction
of William Zero

"If H.G. Wells were alive today...he would surely approve of this suburban mad-scientist tale"   —Variety
"The film plays strongly as both mystery and haunted love story"   —Hollywood Reporter
 
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Man From Reno

WINNER
Best Dramatic Feature
Los Angeles
Film Fest
4 stars   —TimeOut NY
 
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Chicagoland Shorts promo image

 

Chicagoland Shorts

Producer Eugene Sun Park and filmmakers in attendance

 
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Film still: The Mafia Kills Only in Summer

The Mafia Kills Only in Summer

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

"Ruthless and arrestingly gritty... as stylish, scorched-earth entertainment, it'll get you in its teeth"   —Village Voice
4 stars   —TimeOut London
 
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MEMBERS ONLY SCREENING:

Pale Flower

4 stars "One of the most haunting noirs
I've seen"   —Roger Ebert
 
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Black Souls

"An undeniably powerful piece of work"   —Film Journal Intl
"The kind of gangster movie that other mob films aspire to be"   —Village Voice
 
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Metalhead

"[Metalhead] taps into something universal, and very precious, about loss, art and adolescent rebellion"   —New York Times
"The film deftly marries the essence of the music to a moving coming-of-age framework"   —Village Voice
Recommended   —Chicago Reader
 
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Film still: Lost in the White City

 
U.S. Premiere!

Lost in the
White City

"A twisted, polymorphously perverse rom-com... a dark comedy of manners"   —Take One
 
  • John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Artworks: National Endowment for the Arts
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
  • Chicago Community Trust
  • Illinois Arts Council