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Harmonium

WINNER
Un Certain Regard
—Jury Prize
Cannes Film Fest
Critics' Pick   —New York Times
Recommended   —Chicago Reader, New City Chicago
 
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Good Fortune

"Good Fortune is a heart-warming rags to riches story, overcoming both social and economical adversity   —Film Inquiry
 
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The Confessions

WINNER
Award of Ecumenical Jury
NOMINATED
Best Film Karlovy Vary Intl
Film Fest
 
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The Skyjacker's Tale

"Shocking and powerfully absorbing"   —Los Angeles Times
"An engrossing account of a story that is as relevant as ever"   —RogerEbert.com
 
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Mapping the Obscure:
James Fotopoulos

"James Fotopoulos is one of the most brilliant, idiosyncratic and stubbornly independent filmmakers at work today"   —Senses of Cinema
 
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Shame

"A masterpiece"   —TimeOut London
4 stars   Roger Ebert
 
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Some Freaks

Chicago premiere!

 
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Brave New Jersey

Chicago premiere!

 

Past features for June–July

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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"   —Chicago Tribune
 
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Who Polices the Police?
The Murder of
Fred Hampton

with Bill Cottle, Billy "Che" Brooks, and Gretchen Helfrich

 
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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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Down By Law

5 stars "Deliciously deadpan... Jarmusch proved DIY film could be heartfelt, charming, wise and silly all at the same time"   —TimeOut London
 
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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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Tomorrow

WINNER
Best Documentary
César Awards
Critics' Pick   —New York Times
 
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What Does Immigration Mean?
L'America
with Aleksandar Hemon

Recommended "Masterful and extremely moving"   —Chicago Reader
 
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Last Men in Aleppo

WINNER
Grand Jury Prize—Documentary
Sundance Film Fest
"An essential film"   —New York Times
 
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Paint It Black

"A staggeringly impressive feature directing debut for actress Amber Tamblyn... the film's hallucinatory brilliance is undeniable"   —Rolling Stone
"A piercing dissection of grief, beautifully acted"   —Hollywood Reporter
 
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Radio Dreams

Critics' Pick   —New York Times
"[A] quietly satisfying gem"   —Variety
"Darkly funny, often absurdist"   —Los Angeles Times
 
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Mali Blues

"Nuanced meditations on the limbo of the diaspora and celebrations of Mali's ethnic plurality colour the fabric of this film, which vibrates with urgency and life"   —Cinema Scope
 
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The Handmaid's Tale

with Professor Helen Thompson

 
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The Sea

"Stirring, atmospheric"   —The Independent
"Impeccable acting"   —TimeOut London
"A raging central performance by Ciarán Hinds"   —Hollywood Reporter
 
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Austin Found

"Funny and disturbing in the best way"   —San Francisco Chronicle
 
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Letters From Baghdad

"[Directors] Oelbaum and Krayenbühl have fleshed out a complex, fascinating figure"   —Variety
"Letters from Baghdad reaffirms [Gertrude] Bell's legacy as pivotal in the West's understanding of the Middle East"   —Los Angeles Times
 
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Who Is a Legal Person?
A screening of Unlocking the Cage

"Observant and absorbing"   —New York Times
 
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Nowhere to Hide

Critics' Pick   —New York Times
4 stars "A terrifying, ultimately moving portrait of the effects of war, both physical and psychic"   —Chicago Tribune
Recommended "Powerful and wrenching"   —Chicago Reader
 
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Chicago Premiere!

Battle Scars

 
  • 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