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Small Town Crime

"Engagingly anchored by character actor John Hawkes, Small Town Crime is a satisfyingly quirky serving of frisky pulp fiction."   —Los Angeles Times
"A hardboiled melodrama with a heart of tarnished gold"   —Chicago Tribune
 
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Mom and Dad

"The kind of rip-snorting, relatively cheap and cheerful black comedy the industry doesn't make enough of anymore... deliciously lurid"   —Hollywood Reporter
Recommended   —Chicago Reader
 
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Facets Teach-In

What really happened in Vietnam?

Winter Soldier with Mark Bradley

"Deeply upsetting...this remains essential viewing"   —Chicago Reader
 
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American Folk

"The film belatedly emerges as one of the stronger fictional statements on 9/11"   —Variety
"Quietly affecting... its visual flair and heartfelt homage to American folk music keep us engrossed"   —Hollywood Reporter
 
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6 films, and discussions with Gretchen Helfrich
and guest scholars:

Religion in the Frame

Presented by Facets and the Martin Marty Center for the Public Understanding of Religion

 
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In Syria

"Tense, upsetting and timely"   —TimeOut London
"A devastatingly direct and intimate study of the effects of war on ordinary people"   —Sight and Sound
 
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Facets Teach-In

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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Facets Teach-In

Does the Working Class Go To Heaven?

The Organizer with Julia Berkowitz

"Arguably one of the great Italian films of the 60s, it cries out for rediscovery"   —Chicago Reader
 
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Facets Teach-In

Why are LGBTQ+
rights necessary?

Victim with Nick Davis

4 stars   —TimeOut London,  Roger Ebert
 

Past features for January

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Mr. Roosevelt

"Writer, director and star Noël Wells doesn't just focus on her laugh-out-loud funny performance or insightful script: she displays a real eye for the cinematic"   —Los Angeles Times
3 stars½ "Sequel please"   —Chicago Sun-Times
 
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The Strange Ones

WINNER
Special Jury Award
SXSW Film Fest
"A mysterious puzzle box of a film, anchored by a quietly mesmerizing performance"   —Los Angeles Times
 
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Facets Teach-In

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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Wait for Your Laugh

"As lively and likable as its subject"   —Chicago Tribune
"An enjoyable trip through showbiz history"   —Hollywood Reporter
"Director Jason Wise's enthusiasm proves undeniably infectious"   —Los Angeles Times