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The Departure

"Sad, tender and quietly moving"   —New York Times
4 stars   —Washington Post
"Unfailingly sensitive"   —Los Angeles Times
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The Future Perfect

Best First Feature
Locarno Film Fest
Critics' Pick "A distinctive and potentially enriching experience"   —New York Times
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"A work of gentle whimsy and surprising pathos"   —Village Voice
"[Sylvio] Bernardi is an actor of genius"   —New Yorker
"Charming... equal parts absurd and poignant"   —Chicago Tribune
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Thirst Street

"A wry and disturbed look at lust and longing... an impressive and delirious experience"   —The Playlist
"A psychodramatic peep show for the Polanski/Chabrol crowd"   —Los Angeles Times
3 stars½   —
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For Ahkeem

"Tenderly intimate, affecting"   —Los Angeles Times
3 stars½ "For Ahkeem is about as close as documentaries come to putting us inside the mind of someone who society easily overlooks"   —
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Why aren't there more women in film?

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

Krampus and St. Nicholas


Closed for the
Christmas Holiday

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Sex addict or predator?

Shame with Alexandra Fox

4 stars "Shame contains unblinking truth... This is a great act of filmmaking and acting"   —Roger Ebert
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What really happened in Vietnam?

Winter Soldier with Mark Bradley

"Deeply upsetting...this remains essential viewing"   —Chicago Reader
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How music can change the world

Latcho Drom with Marguerite Horberg

4 stars "Exuberant and stirring... this movie is so powerful you virtually have to force yourself not to dance during long stretches of it"   —Chicago Reader
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Does the Working Class Go To Heaven?

The Organizer with Bill Pelz

"Arguably one of the great Italian films of the 60s, it cries out for rediscovery"   —Chicago Reader
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Why are LGBTQ+
rights necessary?

Victim with Nick Davis

4 stars   —TimeOut London,  Roger Ebert

Past features for November

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The 34th Annual
Chicago Iternational Children's Film Festival

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What is the meaning of a revolution?

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

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Liberation Day

"This bizarre, one-off culture clash is chronicled with droll, highly entertaining bemusement"   —Variety
4 stars   —The Guardian
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The 29th
Polish Film Festival
in America

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Most Beautiful Island

Grand Jury Award
SXSW Film Fest
"High-suspense, dread-infused"   —Variety
"[Writer/director Ana] Asensio gives a striking performance"   —
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Critics' Pick   —New York Times
"A chilling look at the destruction of the nuclear family with a vivid, snarling vision driven by the propulsive energy of its biting critique"   —IndieWire
4 stars½   —Eye for Film
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One screening only!
FREE admission!

Finding Pictures:
100 Cinemas Remember
Bruno Schulz

"Remarkable, if controversial"   —Boston Review
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Mountain Patrol

"As tough and unsparing as its backdrop, a blood-boiling environmental thriller with a dash of Sergio Leone"   —New York Times
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