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December 2016

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Film still: Always Shine

Always Shine

Critics' Pick "A deft, assured movie with a sly self-reflexive undercurrent"   —New York Times
4 stars   —TimeOut NY
Recommended   —NewCity Chicago
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"Pet zigs when you expect it to zag and takes a sharp left turn into a deep well of pitch black crazy when you least expect it"   —Slash Film
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Ten Canoes

Special Jury Prize
Cannes Film Fest
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The Academy of Muses

"A vibrant portrait of academic unrest that changes, against seemingly impossible odds, into an experimental romantic comedy"   —IndieWire
Recommended "Smart, darkly funny... supple and seductive"   —NewCity Chicago
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Burn Country

Jury Award:
Best Actor—
U.S. Narrative Feature
Tribeca Film Fest
"Flavorsome, engaging and unpredictable"   —Variety
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Chicago Premiere!

Camera Store

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Film still: A Stray

Filmmaker Musa Syeed in person!

A Stray

Critics' Pick   —New York Times, Village Voice
4 stars "Syeed's pious film is refreshing, showing us a corner of America that we never see"   —
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Chicago Premiere!

Black Rose

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Film still: In Her Name


In Her Name
(Au nom de ma fille)

Recommended   —NewCity Chicago
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Off the Rails

Grand Jury Prize
Critics' Pick "Assured and thoughtful"   —New York Times
  • 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