Facets Teach-In Archive

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Film still: Latcho Drom

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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Film still: Winter Soldier

What really happened in Vietnam?

Winter Soldier with Mark Bradley

"Deeply upsetting...this remains essential viewing"   —Chicago Reader
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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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Film still: Hard, Fast and Beautiful

Why aren't there more women in film?

Ida Lupino's Hard, Fast and Beautiful
with Therese Grisham

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Film still: October

What is the meaning of a revolution?

October: Ten Days That Shook the World
—with Yuri Tsivian

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Film still: Malcolm X


What Is Islam?

Malcolm X with Laith Al-Saud

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Film still: Dr. Strangelove

"You can't fight in here....It's the War Room!"

Dr. Strangelove: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb with Rachel Bronson

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Film still: The Stepford Wives

The Fembot Mystique
The Stepford Wives

with Helen Thompson, Professor of English and Gender Studies, Northwestern University

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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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Film still: The Murder of Fred Hampton


The Handmaid's Tale

with Professor Helen Thompson

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What Does Immigration Mean?
with Aleksandar Hemon

Recommended "Masterful and extremely moving"   —Chicago Reader
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Film still: The Murder of Fred Hampton

Who Polices the Police?
The Murder of
Fred Hampton

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

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Film still: A Sicko

The Future of Affordable Healthcare:
Sicko with Dr. David Edelberg

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Film still: A Face in the Crowd

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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Film still: Triumph of the Wil

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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Film still: 1984


Followed by discussion with author and scholar Bill Ayers

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Film still: Unconditional Basic Income with Enno Schmidt

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

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

  • 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