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September 2015

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Film still: We Come as Friends

We Come as Friends

Special Jury Prize
Film Fest
Recommended   —Chicago Reader
Recommended "Eye-widening, surreal, sorrowful and anarchic"   —NewCity Chicago
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Chicago Premiere!


Produced by Darren Aronofsky

"Zipper boasts a great cast—and a great role for Lena Heady"   —Village Voice
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Bloodsucking Bastards

4 stars "The best combination of loser comedy and gore since Shaun Of The Dead"   —Eye for Film

Director Brian James O'Connell and filmmakers in attendance

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I Touched All
Your Stuff

"Captivates with its mysteries"   —Village Voice
"The weirdest true-crime tale ever told... the year's most beguiling cinematic surprise"   —
Recommended   —NewCity Chicago
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7 Chinese Brothers

Recommended "[Jason] Schwartzman's rich varieties of mutter and mumble and banter are one of the genuine moviegoing treasures of a not-completely-half-bad year for emphatically idiosyncratic comedy"   —NewCity Chicago
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Film still: Amadeus

Facets and the Chicago Opera Theatre present:


"Amadeus reminds us that movies can be lyrical as well as vulgar, ambitious as well as playful, brilliant as well as down and dirty—just like Amadeus himself"   —Chicago Tribune
4 stars   —Roger Ebert
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The Mend

"Funny, rugged and raw"   —New York Times
3 stars "[The Mend] announces a major new talent"   —
Recommended "Dauntingly, tumultuously, blindingly, batshit great"   —NewCity Chicago
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Film still: Police, Adjective

Members Only Screening:

Police, Adjective

Jury Prize
Cannes Film Fest
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Hippocrates, Diary of a French Doctor

Best Supporting Actor
Best Film, Best Director
+ 4 other awards
César Awards,
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Film still: Uncle John

Filmmakers Steven Piet and Erik Crary in person!

Uncle John

"[A] slow-burning but compelling psychological thriller"   —Village Voice
"John Ashton... delivers an understated but career-defining performance as the title character"   —Hollywood Reporter
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Film still: Wildlike


"A nuanced, troubling, uplifting, beautifully rendered meditation on manhood and fatherhood"   —Huffington Post
"[Bruce] Greenwood's quiet, assured performance conveys volumes of unspoken emotion"   —Hollywood Reporter
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Film still: The Last Match

The Chicago Latino Reel Film Club presents:

The Last Match

"This same-sex romance benefits from unselfconscious, impressively nuanced and mature performances from its two young leads"   —Hollywood Reporter
  • 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