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August 2016

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Film still: Right Now, Wrong Then

Right Now,
Wrong Then

Golden Leopard
Best Actor
Jury Prize
Locarno Intl
Film Fest
"The very best film released in 2016 so far"   —AV Club
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For the Plasma

"Exquisitely delusional"   —New Yorker
3 stars "A delightful oddity... happily strange, joyfully bizarre and particularly unforgettable"   —
Recommended   —NewCity Film
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The Seventh Fire

Critics' Pick "Searing... powerful"   —New York Times
4 stars "An empathetic, often heartbreaking piece of work"   —TimeOut London
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Newly discovered and restored!

Private Property

Critics' Pick "Tense and upsetting"   —New York Times
3 stars½   —Slant Magazine
4 stars   —The Guardian
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Weepah Way for Now

"Writer-director Stephen Pierce Ringer maintains proper emotional temperature throughout the film's tonal shifts"   —Los Angeles Daily News
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Kaili Blues

Best Emerging Director
Best First Feature
Locarno Intl
Film Fest
Recommended "Boldly original"   —Chicago Reader
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Lace Crater

"Spooky and inventive"   —Cinema Scope
4 stars   —Eye for Film
Recommended "Blissfully strange"   —NewCity Chicago
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Singing Behind the Screens

"Veteran helmer Ermanno Olmi has crafted his most complex and sumptuous work to date"   —Variety
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Down by Love

"[Adéle] Exarchopoulos pulls off a blend of pouty yet tough demeanour with aplomb; stage-trained [Guillaume] Gallienne coveys authoritative confidence undercut by the vulnerability of a lovesick teenager and a strong whiff of narcissism"   —Screen International
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Chicago Premiere!

Billionaire Ransom

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One show only!

Level Up

"Intriguing"   —Village Voice
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Men Go to Battle

Jury Award:
Best Narrative Feature
Tribeca Film Fest
Critics' Pick   —New York Times
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Chicago Premiere!

Natural Selection

  • John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Artworks: National Endowment for the Arts
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
  • Comer Family Foundation
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Alphawood Foundation
  • Polk Bros. Foundation