Facets Cinémathèque

October 16–18, 2015


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Film still: Momentum


Chicago Premiere


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Alex Faraday (Olga Kurylenko, Quantum of Solace) is a peerless professional thief, executing each job with care and precision, but even the best-laid plans can go awry. When her face is accidentally uncovered during what should have been a routine heist, she is forced to cease activities and lay low. Soon after, she witnesses the cold-blooded killing of a colleague, who was meant to help her escape the city. When she tries to take off on her own, Alex is confronted by Mr. Washington (James Purefoy, The Following) the leader of a band of highly specialized assassins who want a key that is in her possession. As Mr. Washington and his team chase Alex through Cape Town, she quickly finds herself mixed up in a government conspiracy, but they begin to discover that there is much more to her than they had been led to believe.

Momentum is a captivating action thriller as Olga Kurylenko delivers an intense and electrifying performance filled with spectacular stunts and bare-fisted fury. James Purefoy again epitomizes villainy with a twist in a chase film where you learn that diamonds are nobody's friends in this fast-paced game of cat-and-mouse. With Morgan Freeman.

Directed by Stephen S. Campanelli, 2015, South Africa/U.S.A., 96 mins.


  • Fri., Oct. 16 at 7:45 & 9:45 pm
  • Sat., Oct. 17 at 5:45, 7:45 & 9:45 pm
  • Sun., Oct. 18 at 5:30 & 7:30 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.

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