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December 4–10, 2015

Chicago Premiere

Movement and Location

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Audience Award
Best Screenplay
Best Score
Film Fest
Audience Award
Best Narrative Feature
Rome Intl
Film Fest
"An intriguing, offbeat surprise"
  —Hollywood Reporter
"Original and intelligent... resonant"
  —Village Voice
Recommended "Dear heavens, there's such microbudget goodness in Movement and Location"
  —NewCity Chicago
3 stars "There's very little about Movement and Location that feels familiar or predictable. Systematically yet subtly, [Bodine and Alex Boling] and their strong cast take this certifiably oddball film in some thoughtfully intriguing places"
  —Chicago Tribune
3 stars½ "A Rod Serling-esque sci-fi adventure of the mind, devoid of special effects but convincing us of its dimension-breaking elements through the use of dialogue, performance and music"
  —Chicago Sun-Times

Kim Getty (Bodine Boling, who also wrote the screenplay) is an immigrant from 400 years in the future, sent back in time to live out an easier life. It is a one-way trip of difficult isolation, but in the three years since she landed, Kim has built a life that feels almost satisfying. She has a full time job, shares an apartment in Brooklyn with a roommate, and is falling in love.

But when she stumbles on a teenage girl who is also from the future, Kim's carefully crafted new identity is tested. After the girl leads Kim to her long-lost husband, now 20 years older than her and maladjusted to this time, Kim's sense of selfhood begins to unravel, and she must choose between two entirely different lives. Kim must fight to keep the life she once had from destroying the life she built here. Once her secrets are exposed, the real decision is what she is willing to do to survive.

Movement and Location is a visionary film that addresses the lives we make for ourselves, and how far we'll go to maintain them. "Imagine that in a few hundred years, time travel does exist, but it's a corporatized, one-way trip backwards. You go alone, and are not able to find out when exactly or even where you will land. Why would anyone go? What would the future have to be like that this is an option people pay to take? And how would they survive once they got here?" —Bodine Boling.

Directed by Alexis Boling, 2014, U.S.A., 96 mins.


  • Fri., Dec. 4 at 7 & 9 pm
  • Sat., Dec. 5 at 5, 7 & 9 pm
  • Sun., Dec. 6 at 1, 3, 5 & 7 pm
  • Mon.–Thurs., Dec. 7–10 at 7 & 9 pm
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$10 general admission

$5 for Facets Members

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  • 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