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Ma

"The cinematic medium has seldom felt as free as it does in [director/choreographer] Rowlson-Hall's hands"   —Chicago Tribune
3 stars½ "A bold and unique film"   —RogerEbert.com
Recommended   —NewCity Chicago
 
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Claire in Motion

"A quiet breakthrough for star Betsy Brandt"   —Hollywood Reporter
"[A] somber and quietly affecting psychological mystery"   —Chicago Tribune
3 stars "Betsy Brandt gives a compelling performance"   —RogerEbert.com
 
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100 Streets

Recommended   —NewCity Chicago
 
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Lost and Beautiful

Critics' Pick "A simple, touching tale that seems to contain a whole cosmos of meaning"   —New York Times
"With hints of both Disney and the Sensory Ethnography Lab, Lost and Beautiful is a highly unusual, assertive, and ultimately moving work"   —Cinema Scope
 
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Chicago Premiere!

My Bakery
in Brooklyn

 
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The Ardennes

4 stars "This is storytelling as lean and unpredictable as a fighting dog; it's one of the strongest first features I have seen this year"   —The Guardian
 
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The Sunshine Makers

"A nuanced portrait of behavior at once principled, naïve, and dangerous... [Cosmo Feilding] Mellen's film is the rare documentary to function as time capsule, philosophical inquiry, and rollicking thriller all at once"   —The Daily Beast
 
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Lost in Florence

Chicago Premiere!

 
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Hunter Gatherer

Critics' Pick "A sweet, shambling poem to the tenacity of hope and the sustaining power of friendship"   —New York Times
"Warmly eccentric...amusing, authentic and works against expectation"   —Los Angeles Times
 
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FREE event!

Ideas for the 21st Century:
Unconditional Basic Income with Enno Schmidt

Panel discussion with Jerome McDonnell, host of WBEZ's Worldview

 

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Off the Rails

WINNER
Grand Jury Prize
DOC NYC
Critics' Pick "Assured and thoughtful"   —New York Times
 
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Notes on Blindness

Critics' Pick "Magnificent"   —New York Times
4 stars "Thoughtful, illuminating"   —TimeOut London
5 stars "Superb... an utterly immersive feature"   —The Guardian
 
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Film still: Banking on Bitcoin

 
 

Chicago Premiere!

Banking on Bitcoin

 
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  • Artworks: National Endowment for the Arts
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
  • Comer Family Foundation
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Alphawood Foundation
  • Polk Bros. Foundation