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The Levelling

"A wrenchingly moving, beautifully executed work... one of the year's best films, period"   —The Playlist
"Catch it while you can... It is tough, real and rewarding"   —Chicago Now
Recommended   —NewCity Chicago
 
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The Human Surge

"An immersive, unpredictable sensory experience"   —Film Comment
"Intimate and pleasurably inscrutable"   —Village Voice
Recommended   —NewCity Chicago
 
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Glory

"A gripping dark comedy that turns unnervingly tragic in its final stages"   —Hollywood Reporter
"Absorbing... confidently directed and performed"   —IndieWire
"Tense and insightful"   —Screen International
 
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All This Panic

4 stars "Astonishing... remarkably intimate"   —The Guardian
"Tender... evocative"   —Screen International
3 stars½   —Eye for Film
 
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Triumph of the Will

"Technically brilliant, and still one of the most disturbing pieces of propaganda around"   —TimeOut

Followed by discussion with professor and filmmaker Judy Hoffman

 
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Karl Marx City

"A chilling documentary... an essential warning about what happens to societies when ordinary citizens are being watched"
  —Variety
 
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The Rise to Power:
Face in the Crowd with Hugh Iglarsh

"A Face in the Crowd has never ceased to be relevant"   —Village Voice
 
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The Future of Affordable Healthcare:
Sicko with Dr. David Edelberg

"Equal parts laugh-riot and call to arms"   —TimeOut Chicago
 
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The 15th Annual
Chicago African Diaspora Film Festival

"As diverse and porous as the diaspora itself"   —TimeOut Chicago
 

Past features for March

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Dark Night

"[Director Tim] Sutton has joined the ranks of a new American minimalism"   —IndieWire
Recommended "Atmospheric, patient... simmers with implication and resonant, everyday beauty"   —NewCity Chicago
 
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Dying Laughing

"An involving examination of and tribute to the art and agony of stand-up comedy"   —Los Angeles Times
"An illuminating and memorable collection of firsthand observations"   —Hollywood Reporter
 
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Punching Henry

"Well observed and sometimes hilarious... The comic humiliations compound and surprise"   —Village Voice
"[Henry Phillips is] oddly sympathetic, low-key and funny"   —Los Angeles Times
 
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Catfight

"[A] ferociously cathartic smackdown"   —Hollywood Reporter
Critics' Pick "The two leads are mesmerizing, hurling themselves into their physically demented roles with ferocious commitment"   —New York Times
"Odd, nasty yet rather funny"   —The Guardian
 
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1984

Followed by discussion with author and scholar Bill Ayers

 
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Apprentice

Critics' Pick   —New York Times
"Mysterious and nuanced"   —Village Voice
3 stars½ "Extraordinarily subtle and heartbreaking performances"   —Slant Magazine
 
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Behemoth

WINNER
Green Drop Award
SIGNIS Award
NOMINATED
Golden Lion
Venice Film
Fest
 
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Uncertain

WINNER
Albert Maysles Documentary
Director Award
Tribeca Film Fest
3 stars½ "A fantastic piece of observational filmmaking"   —RogerEbert.com
 
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Fittest on Earth:
A Decade of Fitness

Chicago Premiere

 
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You Can't Have It

Chicago Premiere

 
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The Films of
Valie Export

Invisible Adversaries
Menschenfrauen
The Practice of Love

 
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Charisma

"A highly metaphoric, thematically rich piece of cinema... a fascinating, enthralling and rewarding film"   —Midnight Eye
 
  • 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