Facets Cinémathèque

September 13, 2015

Chicago Premiere


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Film still: Amadeus
"Amadeus reminds us that movies can be lyrical as well as vulgar, ambitious as well as playful, brilliant as well as down and dirty—just like Amadeus himself"
  —Chicago Tribune
4 stars
  —Roger Ebert

In partnership with Chicago Opera Theatre, we are thrilled to bring you an intimate screening of Amadeus, the 1984 award-winning drama which tells the riveting story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Winner of 8 Academy Awards and 4 Golden Globes, Amadeus is about one of the greatest composers of all time and was directed by the legendary Czech filmmaker, actor, and screenwriter Miloš Forman, written by Peter Shaffer, and adapted from Shaffer's stage play Amadeus (1979).

Starring Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham as Antonio Salieri and Tom Hulce as Mozart this pair creates a moving and dramatic piece of envy, conflict and the glorious gift of music. Salieri, Mozart's peer and rival, brings to life some of the greatest moments of Mozart's career through memories and confessions. Featuring intricate sets, costumes and of course Mozart's music this film is critically acclaimed as one of the best movies of all time.

We will be showing The Director's Cut of Amadeus for this event.

Directed by Miloš Forman, 1984, U.S.A./France, 180 mins. In English, Italian, Latin and French.


  • Sunday, Sept. 13 at 12:00 pm
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$10 for General Public
$5 for COT Subscribers and 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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  • 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