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'Til Madness Do
Us Part

"Eloquent and emotionally impactful"   —Indiewire
"Wang offers a visual critique that goes much deeper than a simple microcosm of a larger authoritarian society, and provides nuance and ambiguity as rich and as perplexing as the world itself"   —Cinema-Scope
 
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Pervert Park

WINNER
Special Jury Prize
NOMINATED
Grand Jury Prize
Sundance
Film Fest
4 stars "One of the year's best docs"   —Rolling Stone
 
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Three shows only!

Buddymoon

WINNER
Audience Award
Slamdance
Film Fest
 
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Wedding Doll

WINNER
Best First Feature
Best Actress
FIPRESCI Prize
Jerusalem
Film Fest
"Quietly assured"   —Los Angeles Times
 
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Bourek

"An unselfconsciously poignant, uproariously funny, profoundly relevant and bittersweet tale set in a charmingly bucolic Mediterranean milieu"   —Lucid Culture
 
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Under the Sun

"Both surreal and sinister, it feels like we are watching a real-life version of The Truman Show"   —Hollywood Reporter
"Extraordinary and revealing"   —Screen International
 
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Nuts!

Critics' Pick "A quintessentially American story—one that elicits both wonder and horror"   —New York Times
"A ridiculously enjoyable gem of a documentary"   —The Guardian
 
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The Other Side

"[A] beautifully disquieting immersion in Louisiana lives"   —Variety
Critics' Pick "Powerful and disturbing"   —New York Times
4 stars "An unvarnished glimpse into a seldom depicted world"   —The Guardian
 
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The Blackout Experiments

"Compelling"   —The Verge
 

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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

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

Critics' Pick   —Village Voice
"Extraordinary... a stirring study in faith and spirituality"   —Chicago Tribune
 
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Louder Than Bombs

NOMINATED
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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Facets Silent Sundays:

L'Inhumaine

"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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MEMBERS ONLY SCREENING:

Eroica

"Eroica takes brave aim at the very heart of the Polish character, demolishing then reshaping the notion of male heroism in the modern
age"   —Next Projection
 
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Princess

WINNER
Best Israeli Feature
Best Music
Best Cinematography
Jerusalem
Film Fest
"Absorbing, disturbingly seductive"   —Variety
 
  • John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Artworks: National Endowment for the Arts
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
  • Chicago Community Trust
  • Illinois Arts Council