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August 26, 2016

Chicago Premiere

Level Up

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Film still: Level Up


One show only!

  —Village Voice

In Level Up, Josh Bowman (ABC's Revenge) plays Matt, a deadbeat gamer, whose girlfriend Anna (Leila Mimmack, High Rise) is kidnapped. Her abductors keep in contact with him by phone, issuing increasingly ludicrous and dangerous challenges he must complete to keep her alive, forcing him to fight his way across London. When he discovers who kidnapped her and why, he learns he is part of a game far larger than himself, but he still has to get her back.

This high concept action thriller shows a hidden, sometimes terrifying, and often outright bizarre, side of London. With its blend of humor, action, and terror; real, flawed human characters; and a city both familiar and unseen, Level Up is a unique and bold piece of British cinema.

Directed by Adam Randall, U.K., 2016, 84 mins.


  • Fri., Aug. 26 at 11:00 pm
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$10 general admission

$5 for Facets Members

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