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The President

WINNER
Golden Hugo—Best Feature
Chicago International
Film Fest
4 stars "Absorbing and gripping"   —The Guardian
4 stars Recommended   —Chicago Reader
 
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Bridgend

WINNER
Best Actress
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
NOMINATED
Best Narrative Feature
Tribeca Film Fest
 
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Mustang

Critics' Pick "A stunning debut feature"   —New York Times
Recommended   —Chicago Reader
3 stars½ "Mustang grabs you with its own sense of haunting melancholy, as well as an increasing feeling of urgency and outrage"   —RogerEbert.com
 
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Rolling Papers

WINNER
Special Jury Prize
Independent Film Fest
of Boston
 
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Hitchcock/Truffault

"An endearing portrait of filmmaker-to-filmmaker adoration that brings Truffaut's landmark book into the present, making its dialogue feel continuous, fresh, and alive"   —Cinema Scope
"Enthralling"   —RogerEbert.com
 
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Magical Girl

WINNER
Best Film
Best Director
San Sebastián Intl
Film Fest
"A skillfully-plotted web of intrigue with a trio of assured, dynamic central performances"   —Indiewire
 
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The Vanished Elephant

"This puzzling whodunnit gets steadily more intriguing as it morphs into a mind-bending who-am-I... It weaves a spell so mesmerizing words don't do it justice anyway"   —Los Angeles Daily News
 

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The Wonders

WINNER
Grand Prix
NOMINATED
Palme d'Or
4 stars "Terrific performances from the ensemble cast bring warmth and insight to this Cannes Grand Prix winner"   —The Guardian
 
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Drone

"[A] cool-headed, finely constructed documentary on the newest, most controversial method of warfare"   —The Guardian
"A solid, thought-provoking documentary"   —Los Angeles Times
 
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Diablo

WINNER
Best Feature Film
San Diego
Film Fest
 
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Sympathy,
Said the Shark

WINNER
Audience Award
Portland Film Fest

Director Devin Lawrence and filmmakers in attendance

 
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Intruders

"Admirably nasty... menacing and magnetic"   —Los Angeles Times
"An efficiently engineered suspense movie, with solid performances and a tight pace"   —Chicago Tribune
 
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Moonwalkers

3 stars "Cheerfully insane, comically violent, often confounding... featuring terrific performances by [Ron] Perlman and [Rupert] Grint"   —Chicago Sun-Times
 
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All Mistakes Buried

WINNER
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Editing
Boston Film
Fest
"[Director Tim] McCann is a skillful director whose work deserves to be seen more widely"  —Film Journal International
 
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Facets and the Chicago Opera Theatre present:

Testament of Orpheus

"A wry, self-conscious re-examination of a lifetime's obsessions, with Cocteau playing himself at the centre of the mythology that he created in countless books, plays, films and paintings"   —TimeOut London
 
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Alone Across the Pacific

"Odd and magisterial... full of [Kon] Ichikawa's graphic and compositional brilliance"   —Chicago Reader
 
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Democrats

WINNER
Best Documentary
Tribeca Film Fest
Critics' Pick "Both inspiring and upsetting...a film that deserves to be called 'necessary'"   —New York Times
 
  • John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Artworks: National Endowment for the Arts
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
  • Chicago Community Trust
  • Illinois Arts Council