Bitch, a dark comedy playing at the Cinémathèque this week, is an important film about our culture today, but it also brings to mind world cinema from fifty years ago that first brings people into Facets for the first time.
We just wrapped up the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, and it seems like the perfect time to see how our educational programs have shaped Facets and will shape the film world.
At the heart of the discussion at Facets’ “What is Islam?” Teach-In was distinguishing the individual from the collective. Laith Al-Saud, a continuing lecturer at De Paul University, discussed some particulars of Islam, along with the film Malcolm X, and his personal growth as a Muslim American.
The threats of nuclear war is in the news again today. But often our thinking about the threats are stuck in the Cold War. At Facets’ Teach-In last month, Rachel Bronson from the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists explained what’s changed since the days when Dr. Strangelove was the most accurate depiction of nuclear war.
Resident Video is a monthly series that provides exclusive access to films from emerging artists. This month we bring you Cairo, IL by Ross Constable. Cairo, IL is a two channel, site specific work which will be installed at CalArts later this month.
What can an unusual film tell us about how philosophers think about language? It’s kind of a long story…
The tools of digital filmmaking are opening film to more expressive power including in documentaries like I Am Another You, the new film by Nanfu Wang.
Capturing profound changes in biopics is best accompanied by bold changes in style.
Why you should see what’s now playing at the Cinémathèque before the end of October.
Resident Video is a monthly series that provides exclusive access to films from emerging artists. This month we bring you Caught in a Trap by Molly Hewitt, in tandem with the Kickstarter campaign for Holy Trinity which will be her feature debut.