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October 13–19, 2017

Chicago Premiere

Bad Lucky Goat

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Film still: Bad Lucky Goat


"An affably quirky debut... unfolds with a storyteller's eye for small details and surreal asides"
  —Hollywood Reporter
"Lively and spry, funny and thoughtful"
  —Screen Anarchy

The first feature from Colombian director Samir Oliveros is one of the best debuts of the year and a great indication of things to come. His minimalist story takes place over the course of a single day on the tropical island of Port Paradise, where a pair of teen siblings accidentally ram into a goat while driving around town and fighting, and then spend the remainder of the movie trying to figure out what to do with the carcass. Additionally, Corn and Rita must find a way to repair the truck in time to pick up the tourists that will be staying at their family's hotel. As they struggle to find the means necessary to conceal the accident, the siblings will visit a butcher, rastafari drum makers, a pawn shop and even a witch doctor, in a 24-hour adventure around Port Paradise.

Directed by Samir Oliveros, Columbia, 2017, 76 mins. In Creole with English subtitles.


  • Fri., Oct. 13 at 6:30 pm
  • Sat., Oct. 14 at 2:30, 4:30 & 6:30 pm
  • Sun., Oct. 15 at 2:30 & 4 pm
  • Tues. & Thurs., Oct. 17 & 19 at 6:30 pm
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$10 general admission

$5 for Facets Members

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