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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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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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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


a FREE event!

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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Chicago Premiere!

Battle Scars

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Facets Teach-In

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

"Observant and absorbing"   —New York Times
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Un Certain Regard
—Jury Prize
Cannes Film Fest
Recommended   —Chicago Reader, New City Chicago
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Good Fortune

"Good Fortune is a heart-warming rags to riches story, overcoming both social and economical adversity   —Film Inquiry
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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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"A masterpiece"   —TimeOut London
4 stars   Roger Ebert
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The Confessions

Award of Ecumenical Jury
Best Film
Karlovy Vary Intl
Film Fest
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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"   —
  • 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