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September 4–10, 2015

Chicago Premiere

I Touched All Your Stuff
(A Vida Privada dos Hipopótamos)

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Film still: I Touched All Your Stuff
"Enjoyably quirky"
  —Screen International
"Captivates with its mysteries"
  —Village Voice
"The weirdest true-crime tale ever told... the year's most beguiling cinematic surprise"
3 stars½ "Alternately eerie and maddening"
  —Slant Magazine
  —NewCity Chicago

I Touched All your Stuff is about Chris Kirk, an American IT technician who decides to move to Colombia after reading about Pablo Escobar's hippos in a magazine. However, soon after his arrival, everything goes remarkably wrong. He is an affable and seemingly gullible American man who has a romance with V, an alluring and elusive Japanese-Colombian woman, a passion that which may or may not be related to the fact he was arrested in Brazil for international drug smuggling.

In I Touched All your Stuff, Chris obsessively chronicles his jaw-dropping saga of obsession and deception, which is filled with images, emails, and video from his computer. This is quite an amazing tale which follows an oddball American computer geek, who travels to Colombia in search of romantic adventure, but finds himself in much darker territory. I Touched All your Stuff is an offbeat, provocative documentary for the Internet age.

Directed by Maira Buhler and Matias Mariani, 2014, Brazil, 92 mins. In Portuguese, English and Spanish with English subtitles.


  • Fri., Sept. 4 at 7:30 pm
  • Sat.–Sun., Sept. 5–6 at 5:45 & 7:45 pm
  • Mon.–Thurs., Sept. 7–10 at 7:30 pm
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$10 general admission

$5 for Facets Members

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