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October 2017

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Facets Film Dialogue


Special Jury Prize
Sundance Film Fest
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Super Dark Times

"An effective, nasty thriller and a rare horror film that provides an emotional investment"   —The Film Stage
"Sharply observed"   —Screen International
3 stars½   —
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Better Watch Out

"Best described as Home Alone meets Michael Haneke's Funny Games... Upending expectations in more ways than one"   —Hollywood Reporter
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Nobody's Watching

Critics' Pick "Smart and engaging"   —New York Times
"Thoughtful, perceptive... Guillermo Pfening delivers a masterful, low-key performance"   —Hollywood Reporter
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I Am Another You

"Eloquent, disquieting"   —Hollywood Reporter
"Intimate and eye-opening... [Filmmaker Nanfu] Wang once again proving adept at profiling the lives of extraordinary individuals with universal resonance"   —Screen International
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Cold Moon

"An eccentric mix of veteran actors, Southern Gothicism and neo-noir lends Cold Moon a certain charm as a ghostly revenge thriller"   —Variety
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Facets Teach-In

What Is Islam?

Malcolm X with Laith Al-Saud

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La Barracuda

"[An] absorbing, mostly low-key thriller, which builds atmosphere, psychological texture, an ingrained sense of place and a needling undercurrent of dread"   —Hollywood Reporter
"A smart, tense movie with two great performances at its center"   —
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Bad Lucky Goat

"An affably quirky debut... unfolds with a storyteller's eye for small details and surreal asides"   —Hollywood Reporter
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"Francesca Eastwood gives a tough, eye-opening performance... [director Natalie] Leite directs with a bracing, assertive style, and M.F.A. is admirably eager to probe sensitive topics"   —Variety
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The Double Life
of Veronique

4stars "This is one of the most beautiful films I've seen"   —Roger Ebert
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The Pathological Optimist

"[A] highly informative, anger-arousing film"   —Film Journal International
"Compelling"   —Hollywood Reporter
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Absurd Accident

"Absurd Accident's hangdog humor rarely fails"   —Film Journal International
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Chicago Premiere!

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34th Annual
Chicago Iternational Children's Film Festival

  • 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