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September 23–29, 2016

Chicago Theatrical

My Blind Brother

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Gamechanger Award
SXSW Film Fest
"A warm, multi-layered, darkly funny film"
  —Los Angeles Times
"A rock-solid cast, and [Jenny] Slate stands out in particular"
"It's often uncomfortable, and touching in spots, but also shrewdly hilarious"
  —Village Voice
"[Director Sophie Goodhart has] reached into the darkness and returned with a deeply humane and frequently hilarious comedy that laughs at the fine line between kindness and pity"

Robbie (Adam Scott, The Overnight) is a champion blind athlete and local sports hero doted on by the community and seemingly incapable of wrongdoing. His unassuming brother Bill (Nick Kroll) knows the real Robbie to be petulant and arrogant, but still runs every marathon by his side and never says anything even when he does not receive the same accolades. But when Bill gets lucky with a charming lady (Jenny Slate, Obvious Child), he thinks his karma might finally be coming due, until his brother introduces him to his own new paramour (the very same Jenny Slate). Now Bill must decide if he will put himself second again or finally stand up to his blind brother.

With its original take on the love triangle and sibling rivalry stories, brimming with farcical humor and chemistry between its trio of leads, Sophie Goodhart has crafted a sharp and utterly delightful romantic comedy. She puts a refreshing female spin on the slacker-comedy genre that has been dominated by male filmmakers.

Directed by Sophie Goodhart, U.S.A., 2016, 86 mins.


  • Fri., Sept. 23 at 7 & 9 pm
  • Sat., Sept. 24 at 5, 7 & 9 pm
  • Sun., Sept. 25 at 7 pm
  • Mon.–Thurs., Sept. 26–29 at 7 & 9 pm
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$10 general admission

$5 for Facets Members

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