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Violet

WINNER
Jury Prize—Best Feature Film
Berlin Intl Film Fest
"Intensely stylized, highly original and utterly mesmerizing"   —Variety
 
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Fight for Space

"Engaging... Paul J. Hildebrandt's documentary makes strong arguments for scientific innovation"   —Los Angeles Times
"[An] admirable mission... perhaps it's the documentary we need"   —Film Journal International
 
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The Happiest Day in the
Life of Olli Mäki

WINNER
Un Certain Regard Award
Cannes Film Fest
Critics' Pick " A charming testament"   —New York Times
 
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Icaros: A Vision

"A visual imagination of rare specificity and fury"   —New Yorker
"This trippy work maps the intersections of West and East, body and spirit, faith and terror with beguiling grace"   —Variety
 
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Mimosas

WINNER
Critics Week Grand Prize
Cannes Film Fest
 
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Maurizio Cattelan:
Be Right Back

"Uproarious and thought-provoking"   —New York Times
"For those not bothered by being pranked themselves, it's a hoot"   —Hollywood Reporter
 
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The 15th Annual
African Diaspora International Film Festival—Chicago

"As diverse and porous as the diaspora itself"   —TimeOut Chicago
 
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By the Time It Gets Dark

"A magical, melancholic ode to the intellectual's struggle against the forces of history... A demanding but ultimately rewarding piece"   —Hollywood Reporter
" A film, a rather gorgeous one, of glances and ephemera and delicate metaphors"   —Village Voice
 

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The Student

"Splendid... a stormy, swoon-inducingly shot bout of Russian moral wrestling"   —Variety
4 stars   —TimeOut London, The Guardian
3 stars½ "Fascinating, provocative"   —RogerEbert.com
 
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U.S. Theatrical Premiere!

Max & Leon
(La folle histoire de Max et Léon)

 
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Below Her Mouth

"Focuses on a love affair as unlikely as it is urgent"  —Washington Post
"Destined to be one of the year's most provocative releases... an erotic tour de force of uninhibited filmmaking exploring the nature of intimacy, sexuality, and the female gaze"  —Film Stage
 
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FACETS TEACH-IN—a FREE event!

The Future of Affordable Healthcare:
Sicko with Dr. David Edelberg

 
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God Knows Where I Am

Critics' Pick "It will haunt you"   —New York Times
"Beautiful, evocative, and ultimately heartbreaking"   —The Atlantic
Recommended   —Chicago Reader
 
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Urban Hymn

"A heartrending, human story that is told with care and concern"   —Screen International
Critics' Pick   —New York Times
 
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Two Women

"A cauldron of crossed affections and simmering emotions just waiting to come to the boil"   —The Arts Desk
"A fine ensemble cast... Director Vera Glagoleva handles the various intrigues with emotional precision"   —Chicago Reader
 
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Tracktown

"A winning, winsome comedy... a sparkling showcase for endearing lead Alexi Pappas"   —Hollywood Reporter
"Tracktown feels utterly authentic and earnest... Pappas is awkward but likable in the lead role"   —Los Angeles Times
 
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MEMBERS ONLY SCREENING:

Merchant of the
Four Seasons

"A pivotal work in Rainer Werner Fassbinder's career"   —Slant Magazine
 
  • 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