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Film still: Bluebird


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

Jury Award:
Best Documentary
Film Fest
Elliot is dynamic, deceptive, and powerful filmmaking" —Twitch
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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: Force Majeure

In Case of No Emergency:
The Films of
Ruben Östlund

Play, Force Majeure, Involuntary
and Guitar Mongoloid

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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 February

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Film still: Amira & Sam

Amira & Sam

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

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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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

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Film still: Young Bodies Heal Quickly


Young Bodies
Heal Quickly

"[An] alternately troubling and rousing experience... chock-full of bravura moments, genuinely inspired performances"   —Indiewire
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Film still: White Rabbit


White Rabbit

Best Actor
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Boston Film Fest
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Film still: Joy of Man's Desiring

Joy of Man's Desiring

Audience Choice Award
Chicago Intl
Film Fest
Recommended —Chicago Reader
  • John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Artworks: National Endowment for the Arts
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
  • Chicago Community Trust
  • Illinois Arts Council