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May 2016

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Bleak Street

"Mexico's grand auteur Arturo Ripstein is in fine neorealistic form with his devilishly depressing feature Bleak Street"   —Film International
3 stars½   —Slant Magazine
3 stars½ "A visionary triumph"   —
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The Chicago Czech Center presents:

Vinyl Generation:
Generation X in Czech
Alternative Culture

Meet and greet producer Jeffrey Brown!

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Sworn Virgin

New Directors Prize
& Golden Gate Award
San Francisco
Intl Film Fest
"[Alba] Rohrwacher gives a wonderfully tender, patient performance"   —Indiewire
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Chicago Premiere!

June Bride:
Redemption of a Yakuza

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"An impressive display of stylistic control and directorial vision"   —Village Voice
"It casts [filmmaker Maya] Vitkova to the forefront of contemporary filmmakers   —New Yorker
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Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 2

Producers Eugene Sun Park and Dane Haiken, and filmmakers, will be present to discuss the films after the screenings.

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The Five Obstructions

"The Five Obstructions is a kind of reality-TV show for art-movie lovers—an up-market Fear Factor—and, finally, proof that art is created not despite but because of the impediments surrounding it"   —Time
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Kings of Nowhere

Audience Award
SXSW Film Fest
"Visually entrancing"   —Chicago Reader
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Chicago Premiere!

From This Day Forward

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We Monsters

"A tightly plotted, tension-filled neo-noir"   —Chicago Reader
"Andreas Köhler's magnificent cinematography creates some of the most indelible compositions I've seen this year"   —
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Embrace of
the Serpent

Directors' Fortnight
Cannes Film Fest
"Majestic, spellbinding"   —New York 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