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"Copwatch does best when going back to the source of activism's power... This is the angriest, loudest way to go about peace, love and understanding"   —Paste Magazine
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Romeo Is Bleeding

Audience Award
—Best Documentary
San Francisco
Intl Film Fest
"Moving and compelling"   —IndieWire
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Women Who Kill

"A fresh twist on indie comedy, romance and serial killers... [Ingrid Jungermann] brings a strong eye as a director to her feature debut"   —Los Angeles Times
"A comedy that plays it droll and is all the funnier for it"   —New York Times
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"You can't fight in here....It's the War Room!"

Dr. Strangelove: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb with Rachel Bronson

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Special Jury Prize
Sundance Film Fest
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Super Dark Times

"An effective, nasty thriller and a rare horror film that provides an emotional investment"   —The Film Stage
"Sharply observed"   —Screen International
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Nobody's Watching

Critics' Pick "Smart and engaging"   —New York Times
"Thoughtful, perceptive... Guillermo Pfening delivers a masterful, low-key performance"   —Hollywood Reporter
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I Am Another You

"Eloquent, disquieting"   —Hollywood Reporter
"Intimate and eye-opening... [Filmmaker Nanfu] Wang once again proving adept at profiling the lives of extraordinary individuals with universal resonance"   —Screen International
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Chicago Premiere!

Cold Moon

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La Barracuda

"[An] absorbing, mostly low-key thriller, which builds atmosphere, psychological texture, an ingrained sense of place and a needling undercurrent of dread"   —Hollywood Reporter
"A smart, tense movie with two great performances at its center"   —
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Facets Teach-In

What Is Islam?

Malcolm X with Laith Al-Saud

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The Double Life
of Veronique

4stars "This is one of the most beautiful films I've seen"   —Roger Ebert
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Facets Teach-In

What is the meaning of a revolution?

October: Ten Days That Shook the World
—with Yuri Tsivian

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Facets Teach-In

Why aren't there more women in film?

Ida Lupino's Hard, Fast and Beautiful
with Therese Grisham


Past features for September

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After Love

4 stars "A painfully intimate, horribly fascinating drama... After Love is intelligent, compassionate, challenging film-making"   —The Guardian
"As sharp and savage as any breakup drama this side of A Separation"   —IndieWire
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Chicago Premiere!

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"Hypnotically unsettling... At once an oblique thriller and a cool, mesmerizing provocation"   —Los Angeles Times
3 stars½   —
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Free in Deed

Venice Horizons Award
—Best Film
Venice Film Fest
"Potent, provocative"   —Variety
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The Fembot Mystique
The Stepford Wives

with Helen Thompson, Professor of English and Gender Studies, Northwestern University

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The Sensitives

"An affecting and sympathetic portrait of survival"   —Hollywood Reporter
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"A first film but a masterpiece... a confidential treasure"   —New Yorker
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4 Days in France

"A mesmerizing road movie"   —NPR
"Surprisingly tender... uncommonly perceptive"   —Variety
3 stars½   —Slant Magazine
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Rat Film

Critics' Pick "Equal parts disturbing and humorous, informative and bizarre"   —New York Times
"It's one of the most extraordinary, visionary inspirations in the recent cinema"   —New Yorker
  • 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