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March 2017

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Dark Night

"[Director Tim] Sutton has joined the ranks of a new American minimalism"   —IndieWire
Recommended "Atmospheric, patient... simmers with implication and resonant, everyday beauty"   —NewCity Chicago
 
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Dying Laughing

"An involving examination of and tribute to the art and agony of stand-up comedy"   —Los Angeles Times
"An illuminating and memorable collection of firsthand observations"   —Hollywood Reporter
 
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Punching Henry

"Well observed and sometimes hilarious... The comic humiliations compound and surprise"   —Village Voice
"[Henry Phillips is] oddly sympathetic, low-key and funny"   —Los Angeles Times
 
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Catfight

"[A] ferociously cathartic smackdown"   —Hollywood Reporter
Critics' Pick "The two leads are mesmerizing, hurling themselves into their physically demented roles with ferocious commitment"   —New York Times
"Odd, nasty yet rather funny"   —The Guardian
 
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Apprentice

Critics' Pick   —New York Times
"Mysterious and nuanced"   —Village Voice
3 stars½ "Extraordinarily subtle and heartbreaking performances"   —Slant Magazine
 
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Behemoth

WINNER
Green Drop Award
SIGNIS Award
NOMINATED
Golden Lion
Venice Film
Fest
 
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Uncertain

WINNER
Albert Maysles Documentary
Director Award
Tribeca Film Fest
3 stars½ "A fantastic piece of observational filmmaking"   —RogerEbert.com
 
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Film still: Fittest on Earth: A Decade of Fitness

 
 

Fittest on Earth:
A Decade of Fitness

Chicago Premiere

 
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You Can't Have It

Chicago Premiere

 
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Film still: The Practice of Love

 

The Films of
Valie Export

Invisible Adversaries
Menschenfrauen
The Practice of Love

 
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Charisma

"A highly metaphoric, thematically rich piece of cinema... a fascinating, enthralling and rewarding film"   —Midnight Eye
 
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The Levelling

"A wrenchingly moving, beautifully executed work... one of the year's best films, period"   —The Playlist
"Catch it while you can... It is tough, real and rewarding"   —Chicago Now
 
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The Human Surge

"An immersive, unpredictable sensory experience"   —Film Comment
"Intimate and pleasurably inscrutable"   —Village Voice
 
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Glory

"A gripping dark comedy that turns unnervingly tragic in its final stages"   —Hollywood Reporter
"Absorbing... confidently directed and performed"   —IndieWire
 
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All This Panic

4 stars "Astonishing... remarkably intimate"   —The Guardian
3 stars½ "Deep, shrewd and beautifully realized"   —RogerEbert.com
Recommended   —NewCity Chicago
 
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