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Sometimes a film is so captivating that you find yourself staring at the screen long after the credits have ended. When this happens to us, we immediately want to share our experience. But not with just anyone. Our Members Only screenings present these rare, neglected, or simply amazing films to our inner circle of card-carrying cinephiles.

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October 24, 2016

Innocence Unprotected
(Nevinost bez zastite)

Film still: Innocence Unprotected Film still: Innocence Unprotected
Special Jury Prize
Berlin Intl
Film Fest, 1968
Best Feature
Chicago Intl
Film Fest, 1968
4 stars "Innocence Unprotected ... is one of the most delightful films I've ever seen, and one of the hardest to describe"
  —Roger Ebert
"A funny and genuinely endearing tribute to an innocent folk hero—bizarre in spots, and definitely Makavejev"
  —Chicago Reader

Most films today pale in originality if compared to the undaunted, brilliant work of Dusan Makevejev. Filled with humor and joie de vivre, Makavejev's work is also fiercely political and formally daring. In Innocence Unprotected, he mixes archival and documentary footage in a hilarious trip to the first Serbian talkie, starring Makavejev's own childhood hero, the strongman and acrobat Dragoljub Aleksic.

Roger Ebert was an early fan, calling Makavejev the only director besides Jean-Luc Godard "able to leap nimbly back and forth over the line dividing a film from reality." Innocence Unprotected is unlike any other film—original, hilarious, touching, tragic, and profound.

Directed by Dusan Makavejev, 1968, Yugoslavia, 75 mins. Serbian with English subtitles.


  • Monday, Oct. 24 at 6:30 pm


Facets Patron Circle Members and one guest admitted for free

There are no presale tickets—you must receive an invitation from us.

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