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March 20–28, 2015

Chicago Premiere


Film still: Spring Film still: Spring Film still: Spring
"A beautiful and unique love story... a real accomplishment of genre and tone"
  Richard Linklater (Before Sunrise, Boyhood)
"Elements of romance and horror are artfully entwined"
"The suspense and pleasure...lies in discovering what shape the film is going to take
  —Village Voice
"Moving and beautiful, it's a true original, with an appeal that extends way beyond the normal limits of the horror genre"
  —Sight & Sound
4 stars "Refreshingly sincere and emotionally direct... The horror here is just a means to heighten the emotions and work the stress points of a romance where natural fears...are rendered supernatural"
  —The Dissolve
"There's real proof in [the filmmakers'] handiwork that affixing one kind of movie to another can improve both"
  —AV Club
"An ambitious and often enchanting genre hybrid"
Recommended "A leisurely delight, and wonderfully assured"
  —NewCity Chicago

Evan (Lou Taylor Pucci, Evil Dead, Thumbsucker) is a young American fleeing to Europe to escape his past. While backpacking along the Italian coast, everything changes during a stop at an idyllic Italian village, where he meets and instantly connects with the enchanting and mysterious Louise (Nadia Hilker). A flirtatious romance begins to bloom between the two, but Evan soon realizes that Louise has been harboring a monstrous, primordial secret that puts both their relationship and their lives in jeopardy.

Filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead first wowed the genre world with the ultra-low-budget Resolution, a tense and funny outing that provided genuine chills within its meta-narrative meditation on horror films. Their new film Spring is a beautiful, fluid genre-bender as well as an unforgettable romance of mythical proportions.

Directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, U.S.A., 2014, 109 mins.


  • Fri., Mar. 20 at 7 & 9 pm
  • Sat., Mar. 21 at 7 & 9 pm
  • Sun., Mar. 22 at 6:30 & 8:30 pm
  • Mon.–Thurs., Mar. 23–26 at 7 & 9 pm

  • Additional screenings added!

    Sat., Mar. 27 at 6 & 8 pm
  • Sun., Mar. 28 at 4:45, 6:45 & 8:45 pm
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$10 general admission

$5 for Facets Members

The Facets Cinémathèque is located at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. Call the Cinémathèque Hotline at 773.281.4114 for the latest schedule, showtimes and updates.

For all Cinémathèque inquiries, contact Charles Coleman at 773.281.9075 or

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