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March 2016

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The Vanished Elephant

"This puzzling whodunnit gets steadily more intriguing as it morphs into a mind-bending who-am-I... It weaves a spell so mesmerizing words don't do it justice anyway"   —Los Angeles Daily News
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Magical Girl

Best Film
Best Director
San Sebastián Intl
Film Fest
"Always compelling, this Spanish suspense film...takes so many psychological left turns that after a while it begins to feel like a vortex" —Chicago Reader
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Best Actress
Best Writing
Best Picture
Best Director
Academy Awards

A Facets Special Event! 35mm print!

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Diamond Tongues

"it's [Leah] Goldstein's performance that truly impresses. Inhabiting her frequently loathsome character with a fearsome commitment, the debuting actress...lays bare the insecurities and self-delusions of a young woman nearly unhinged by her obsessive quest for success"   —Hollywood Reporter
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The 10th District Court: Moments of Trials

Gold Plaque:
Best Documentary
Chicago Intl
Film Fest
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A Haunting in Cawdor

"A Haunting in Cawdor has the raw, grassroots makings of a feminist cult favorite"   —Village Voice
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Requiem for the American Dream

"This well-paced and cogent seminar... [Noam Chomsky] seems at the height of his intellectual powers"   —New York Times
Recommended "Its release couldn't be more timely"   —Chicago Reader
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The Automatic Hate

Recommended "[The filmmakers] spin a hypnotic narrative from difficult subject matter"   —Chicago Reader
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New restoration of Kelly Reichardt's debut film!

River of Grass

Best First Feature
Best First Screenplay
Best Debut Performance
Independent Spirit
Recommended "A deadpan delight"   —NewCity Chicago
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Jane Wants a Boyfriend

"Sweet, touching...a nice mix of spirit, buoyancy and candor"   —Los Angeles 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