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We Monsters

"A tightly plotted, tension-filled neo-noir"   —Chicago Reader
"Andreas Köhler's magnificent cinematography creates some of the most indelible compositions I've seen this year"   —RogerEbert.com
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Embrace of
the Serpent

Directors' Fortnight
Cannes Film Fest
"Majestic, spellbinding"   —New York Times
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Paths of the Soul

"Extraordinary... a stirring study in faith and spirituality"   —Variety
"A fantastic and refreshingly benevolent look at a different culture"   —Twitch
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Louder Than Bombs

Palme d'Or
Cannes Film Fest
3 stars½ "A delicate, complex film that lingers, unpacking itself in your mind"   —RogerEbert.com
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The 14th Annual
Chicago African Diaspora Film Festival

"As diverse and porous as the diaspora itself"   —TimeOut Chicago
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Best Israeli Feature
Best Music
Best Cinematography
Film Fest
"Absorbing, disturbingly seductive"   —Variety
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Facets Silent Sundays:


"What to say about a film that, ninety years on from its release, is still so far ahead of most of what passes for cinema today?... L'Inhumaine must be one of the most absurd Great Movies ever made"   —Senses of Cinema

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Bleak Street

"Mexico's grand auteur Arturo Ripstein is in fine neorealistic form with his devilishly depressing feature Bleak Street"   —Film International
3 stars½   —Slant Magazine
3 stars½ "A visionary triumph"   —RogerEbert.com
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The Chicago Czech Center presents:

Vinyl Generation:
Generation X in Czech
Alternative Culture

Meet and greet producer Jeffrey Brown!

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Sworn Virgin

New Directors Prize
& Golden Gate Award
San Francisco
Intl Film Fest
"[Alba] Rohrwacher gives a wonderfully tender, patient performance"   —Indiewire
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Chicago Premiere!

June Bride:
Redemption of a Yakuza

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"An impressive display of stylistic control and directorial vision"   —Village Voice
"It casts [filmmaker Maya] Vitkova to the forefront of contemporary filmmakers   —New Yorker
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Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 2

Producers Eugene Sun Park and Dane Haiken, and filmmakers, will be present to discuss the films after the screenings.

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The Five Obstructions

"The Five Obstructions is a kind of reality-TV show for art-movie lovers—an up-market Fear Factor—and, finally, proof that art is created not despite but because of the impediments surrounding it"   —Time
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Kings of Nowhere

Audience Award
SXSW Film Fest
"Visually entrancing"   —Chicago Reader
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Chicago Premiere!

From This Day Forward

  • John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Artworks: National Endowment for the Arts
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
  • Chicago Community Trust
  • Illinois Arts Council