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February 9–15, 2018

Chicago Premiere

Entanglement

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Film still: Entanglement

 

"A sympathetic portrayal of depression in the aftermath of the suicide attempt... Entanglement is one of the most unexpected love stories in recent memory"
  —Film Inquiry

A romantic comedy about learning to let go, and how everything is incredibly, yet strangely connected. Newly divorced Ben (Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley) has hit rock bottom, but fate seems to intervene each time he tries to commit suicide. Six months after his most recent attempt, he finds himself doing better thanks to therapy and the kindness of his neighbor Tabby (Diana Bang, Bates Motel).

Ben decides that somewhere along the line, his life went awry and needing to find out why, he discovers some surprising news: his parents had adopted a baby girl but gave it up once they found out that they were pregnant with him. Armed with adoption agency records, he believes that he has found his "sister" in Hanna (Jess Weixler, The Good Wife), whom he coincidentally met at the pharmacy the day before.

Ben becomes determined to find this not-quite sibling, in an effort to find out if his life could have been different. When he finally tracks down his would-be sister, he stumbles upon a very different relationship than he had anticipated, and she is also interesting, eccentric, and beautiful. Soon, Ben is forced to confront some dark truths as he faces the possibility that everything he thinks he knows about himself, and about Hanna is a lot more complicated than he ever imagined. But sometimes things are too good to be true, and Ben soon learns that the world might just be more inexplicable than he ever imagined.

Entanglement is a fascinating piece of cinema, a philosophical comedy with a twisted heart about how life teaches us lessons in the strangest possible ways.

Directed by Jason James, U.S.A., 2017, 85 mins.

Showtimes

  • Fri., Feb. 9 at 7 & 9 pm
  • Sat., Feb. 10 at 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9 pm
  • Sun., Feb. 11 at 1, 3, 5 & 7 pm
  • Tues.–Thurs., Feb. 13–15 at 7 & 9 pm
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Tickets

$10 general admission

$5 for Facets Members

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