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December 2017

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Film still: Thirst Street

Thirst Street

"A psychodramatic peep show for the Polanski/Chabrol crowd"   —Los Angeles Times
3 stars½   —
Recommended   —NewCity Chicago
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Film still: For Ahkeem

Facets Film Dialogue!

For Ahkeem

3 stars½ "For Ahkeem is about as close as documentaries come to putting us inside the mind of someone who society easily overlooks"   —
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Film still: Hard, Fast and Beautiful

Facets Teach-In

Why aren't there more women in film?

Ida Lupino's Hard, Fast and Beautiful
with Therese Grisham

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Film still: Flesh and Blood

Flesh and Blood

"Quietly searing"   —Hollywood Reporter
"A scruffy but deeply felt portrait of lives on society's fringes"   —Slant Magazine
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Film still: Una


"Rooney Mara's 'no bullshit' performance in Una is one of the year's very best"   —IndieWire
"[Mara and Ben Mendelsohn's] performances are tightly focused and unflinching"   —New York Times
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Film still: Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie


Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

"Perhaps the most perfectly achieved and executed of all [Buñuel's] late French films"   —Chicago Reader
4 stars   —Roger Ebert
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Film still: Felicite


Grand Jury Prize
Berlin Intl
Film Fest
Critics' Pick "[Filmmaker Alain] Gomis's cinematic style is spectacularly multifaceted"   —New York Times
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Film still: Tormenting the Hen


Tormenting the Hen

Recommended   —NewCity Chicago
  • 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