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Always Shine

Critics' Pick "A deft, assured movie with a sly self-reflexive undercurrent"   —New York Times
4 stars   —TimeOut NY
Recommended   —NewCity Chicago
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"Pet zigs when you expect it to zag and takes a sharp left turn into a deep well of pitch black crazy when you least expect it"   —Slash Film
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The Academy of Muses

"A vibrant portrait of academic unrest that changes, against seemingly impossible odds, into an experimental romantic comedy"   —IndieWire
"[From] one of global cinema culture's secret weapons, and the sweetest, subtlest movie provocateur we have in a post-Kiarostami world"   —Village Voice
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Burn Country

Jury Award:
Best Actor—
U.S. Narrative Feature
Tribeca Film Fest
"Flavorsome, engaging and unpredictable"   —Variety
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Filmmaker Musa Syeed in person!

A Stray

Critics' Pick   —New York Times, Village Voice
4 stars "Syeed's pious film is refreshing, showing us a corner of America that we never see"   —RogerEbert.com
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Chicago Premiere!

In Her Name
(Au nom de ma fille)

Krampus and St. Nicholas


Closed for the
Christmas Holiday


Past features for November–December

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The 33rd Annual
Chicago International Children's Film Festival

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A 40th Anniversary Special Presentation!

Ugly, Dirty and Bad

Best Director
Cannes Film Fest,
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The Alchemist Cookbook

"Thrillingly unclassifiable"   —Paste Magazine
"Funny and distinctive... it will surely delight and surprise those who can grok its idiosyncratic content"   —Variety
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Director Marina Person in attendance!

"An engaging bittersweet Brazilian teen romance"   —Screen International
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Best Feature
Best Director
+ 2 more awards
Spirit Awards
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Filmmaker Sam Kretchmar in person!

Keep In Touch

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Chicago Premiere!

Don't Look Down

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A Facets Special Event!


Albert Maysles Award
Tribeca Film Fest
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Closet Monster

Best Canadian Feature
Toronto Intl
Film Fest
Critics' Pick "Entrancing"   —New York Times
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American Honey

Jury Prize &
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
—Special Mention
Palme d'Or
Cannes Film Fest
Recommended   —Chicago Reader
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Best Cinematography
Intl Critics' Week Award
Venice Film Fest
"Rich in both sociological detail and roiling emotions"   —Village Voice
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Absorbing... gorgeous, ruminative"   —Los Angeles Times
Critics' Pick "Marvelous and surprising"   —New York Times
4 stars "Beautifully observed"   —The Guardian
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