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July 2017

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Film still: Radio Dreams

Radio Dreams

Critics' Pick   —New York Times
"[A] quietly satisfying gem"   —Variety
"Darkly funny, often absurdist"   —Los Angeles Times
 
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Film still: Mali Blues

 

Mali Blues

"Nuanced meditations on the limbo of the diaspora and celebrations of Mali's ethnic plurality colour the fabric of this film, which vibrates with urgency and life"   —Cinema Scope
 
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The Sea

"Stirring, atmospheric"   —The Independent
"Impeccable acting"   —TimeOut London
"A raging central performance by Ciarán Hinds"   —Hollywood Reporter
 
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Austin Found

"Funny and disturbing in the best way"   —San Francisco Chronicle
 
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FACETS FILM DIALOGUE

Letters From Baghdad

"[Directors] Oelbaum and Krayenbühl have fleshed out a complex, fascinating figure"   —Variety
"Letters from Baghdad reaffirms [Gertrude] Bell's legacy as pivotal in the West's understanding of the Middle East"   —Los Angeles Times
 
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Film still: The Murder of Fred Hampton

 

FACETS TEACH-IN
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The Handmaid's Tale

with Professor Helen Thompson

 
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Nowhere to Hide

Critics' Pick   —New York Times
4 stars "A terrifying, ultimately moving portrait of the effects of war, both physical and psychic"   —Chicago Tribune
Recommended "Powerful and wrenching"   —Chicago Reader
 
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Film still: Battle Scars

 
 

Chicago Premiere!

Battle Scars

 
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Film still: Unlocking the Cage

 

Facets Teach-In

Who Is a Legal Person?
A screening of Unlocking the Cage

"Observant and absorbing"   —New York Times
 
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Harmonium

WINNER
Un Certain Regard
—Jury Prize
Cannes Film Fest
Recommended   —Chicago Reader, New City Chicago
 
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Film still: Good Fortune

 

Good Fortune

"Good Fortune is a heart-warming rags to riches story, overcoming both social and economical adversity   —Film Inquiry
 
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Film still: Zero

 

Mapping the Obscure:
James Fotopoulos

"James Fotopoulos is one of the most brilliant, idiosyncratic and stubbornly independent filmmakers at work today"   —Senses of Cinema
 
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Film still: Shame

 

MEMBERS ONLY SCREENING

Shame

"A masterpiece"   —TimeOut London
4 stars   Roger Ebert
 
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Film still: The Confessions

 

The Confessions

WINNER
Award of Ecumenical Jury
NOMINATED
Best Film
Karlovy Vary Intl
Film Fest
 
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Film still: The Skyjacker's Tale

The Skyjacker's Tale

"Shocking and powerfully absorbing"   —Los Angeles Times
Recommended   —Chicago Reader
"An engrossing account of a story that is as relevant as ever"   —RogerEbert.com
 
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