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January 2017

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Film still: Off the Rails

Off the Rails

Grand Jury Prize
Critics' Pick "Assured and thoughtful"   —New York Times
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Notes on Blindness

Critics' Pick "Magnificent"   —New York Times
4 stars "Thoughtful, illuminating"   —TimeOut London
5 stars "Superb... an utterly immersive feature"   —The Guardian
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Chicago Premiere!

Banking on Bitcoin

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"The cinematic medium has seldom felt as free as it does in [director/choreographer] Rowlson-Hall's hands"   —Chicago Tribune
3 stars½ "A bold and unique film"   —
Recommended   —NewCity Chicago
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Claire in Motion

"A quiet breakthrough for star Betsy Brandt"   —Hollywood Reporter
"[A] somber and quietly affecting psychological mystery"   —Chicago Tribune
3 stars "Betsy Brandt gives a compelling performance"   —
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100 Streets

Recommended   —NewCity Chicago
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Lost and Beautiful

Critics' Pick "A simple, touching tale that seems to contain a whole cosmos of meaning"   —New York Times
"With hints of both Disney and the Sensory Ethnography Lab, Lost and Beautiful is a highly unusual, assertive, and ultimately moving work"   —Cinema Scope
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My Bakery
in Brooklyn

"The leads have nice chemistry and writer-director Gustavo Ron sprinkles in some funny and touching family moments"   —Chicago Reader
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Best Director
Palme d'Or
Cannes Film Fest
Recommended! "A masterpiece"   —Chicago Reader
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The Ardennes

4 stars "This is storytelling as lean and unpredictable as a fighting dog; it's one of the strongest first features I have seen this year"   —The Guardian
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The Sunshine Makers

"A nuanced portrait of behavior at once principled, naïve, and dangerous... [Cosmo Feilding] Mellen's film is the rare documentary to function as time capsule, philosophical inquiry, and rollicking thriller all at once"   —The Daily Beast
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Lost in Florence

Chicago Premiere!

  • 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