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March 2–8, 2018

Chicago Theatrical

In the Intense Now
(No Intenso Agora)

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"A haunting record of history made poetic... reminiscent of the films of Chris Marker"
"A dense, poetic and often melancholic film"
  —Film Journal International
"Those dreading 50th-anniversary greatest-hits medleys will find solace, enlightenment and surprise in João Moreira Salles's In the Intense Now, a bittersweet, ruminative documentary essay composed of footage from the era accompanied by thoughtful, disarmingly personal voice-over narration"
  —New York Times
  —Chicago Sun-Times

Revisit the tumultuous revolutions of 1968 in this powerful and provocative work by revered Brazilian documentarian João Moreira Salles. Using startlingly fresh archival footage and offering uncommonly sensitive insights at every turn, In the Intense Now deftly moves from the military coup in Brazil to China's Cultural Revolution, from the student uprisings in Paris to the end of the Prague Spring. A triumph of the documentary form, and narrated in first person by Salles, In the Intense Now is one of those rare works able to combine the personal and the political in such a sweeping-yet-intimate scale.

Directed by João Moreira Salles, Brazil 2017, 127 mins. In Portuguese with English subtitles.


  • Fri., March 2 at 7 & 9:15 pm
  • Sat., March 3 at 2:30, 4:45, 7 & 9:15 pm
  • Sun., March 4 at 1, 3:15 & 5:30 pm
  • Mon.–Thurs., March 5–8 at 7 & 9:15 pm
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$10 general admission

$5 for Facets Members

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