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May 2016

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Film still: Bleak Street

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"   —RogerEbert.com
 
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Film still: Vinyl Generation

The Chicago Czech Center presents:

Vinyl Generation:
Generation X in Czech
Alternative Culture

Meet and greet producer Jeffrey Brown!

 
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Film still: Sworn Virgin

Sworn Virgin

WINNER
New Directors Prize
& Golden Gate Award
San Francisco
Intl Film Fest
"[Alba] Rohrwacher gives a wonderfully tender, patient performance"   —Indiewire
 
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Film still: June Bride: Redemption of a Yakuza

 

Chicago Premiere!

June Bride:
Redemption of a Yakuza

 
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Film still: Viktoria

Viktoria

"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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Film still: Violets

 

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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Film still: The Five Obstructions

MEMBERS ONLY SCREENING:

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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Film still: Kings of Nowhere

 

Kings of Nowhere

WINNER
Audience Award
SXSW Film Fest
"Visually entrancing"   —Chicago Reader
 
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Film still: From This Day Forward

 

Chicago Premiere!

From This Day Forward

 
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Film still: We Monsters

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"   —RogerEbert.com
 
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Film still: Embrace of the Serpent

Embrace of
the Serpent

WINNER
Directors' Fortnight
Cannes Film Fest
"Majestic, spellbinding"   —New York Times
 
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  • Artworks: National Endowment for the Arts
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
  • Comer Family Foundation
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Alphawood Foundation
  • Polk Bros. Foundation