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Dark Night

"[Director Tim] Sutton has joined the ranks of a new American minimalism"   —IndieWire
"Hypnotically eerie... unsettling and immersive"   —Los Angeles Times
Recommended "Atmospheric, patient... simmers with implication and resonant, everyday beauty"   —NewCity Chicago
 
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Dying Laughing

"An involving examination of and tribute to the art and agony of stand-up comedy"   —Los Angeles Times
"An illuminating and memorable collection of firsthand observations"   —Hollywood Reporter
 
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Punching Henry

"Well observed and sometimes hilarious... The comic humiliations compound and surprise"   —Village Voice
"[Henry Phillips is] oddly sympathetic, low-key and funny"   —Los Angeles Times
 
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Splendor

NOMINATED
Palme d'Or
Cannes
Film Fest
 
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Catfight

"[A] ferociously cathartic smackdown... The movie and its must-see performances are so far out there they virtually guarantee a certain cult cachet"   —Hollywood Reporter
"Odd, nasty yet rather funny"   —The Guardian
 
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Apprentice

Chicago Premiere!

 
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Behemoth

WINNER
Green Drop Award
SIGNIS Award
NOMINATED
Golden Lion
Venice Film
Fest
"Remarkable, powerful"   —Screen International
 
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1984

Followed by discussion with author and scholar Bill Ayers

 
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Uncertain

WINNER
Albert Maysles Documentary
Director Award
Tribeca Film Fest
"This remarkable observational documentary is exotic in the best sense"   —Hollywood Reporter
 
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The Films of
Valie Export

Invisible Adversaries
Menschenfrauen
The Practice of Love

 
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Triumph of the Will

"Technically brilliant, and still one of the most disturbing pieces of propaganda around"   —TimeOut

Followed by discussion with professor and filmmaker Judy Hoffman

 

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The Ardennes

4 stars "This is storytelling as lean and unpredictable as a fighting dog; it's one of the strongest first features I have seen this year"   —The Guardian
 
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The Sunshine Makers

"A nuanced portrait of behavior at once principled, naïve, and dangerous... [Cosmo Feilding] Mellen's film is the rare documentary to function as time capsule, philosophical inquiry, and rollicking thriller all at once"   —The Daily Beast
 
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Lost in Florence

Chicago Premiere!

 
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Hunter Gatherer

Critics' Pick "A sweet, shambling poem to the tenacity of hope and the sustaining power of friendship"   —New York Times
Recommended "Whimsical and touching"   —Chicago Reader
 
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Ideas for the 21st Century:
Unconditional Basic Income with Enno Schmidt

Panel discussion with Jerome McDonnell, host of WBEZ's Worldview

 
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Sophie and the
Rising Sun

"[A] gentle-hearted romantic drama that succeeds most winningly as a study of resilient female fellowship"   —Variety
"Sensitively crafted"   —Chicago Tribune
 
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Stray Bullets

"An enjoyably blood-soaked thriller with unexpectedly lyrical interludes"   —Hollywood Reporter
 
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1 Night

"A compelling story and honest look at love and relationships... endearing"   —Austin Chronicle
 
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Incident Light

WINNER
Best Actress
FIPRESCI Prize
Jury Prize
Mar de Plata
Intl Film Fest,
Argentina
 
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Starless Dreams

5 stars "Brilliant"   —The Guardian
4 stars "A grim but necessary watch"   —TimeOut London
Recommended   —Chicago Reader
 
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  • Artworks: National Endowment for the Arts
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
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