CURRENT & ONGOING

Stranger Than Fiction: Documentary Premieres

January 5 - February 1

A celebration of the the art of the documentary, featuring the Chicago debuts of eight new documentary releases. Twelve different producing nations are represented in films offering perspectives from Chicago to Alaska, and from Israel and Japan to Mexico and Qatar.

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Apocalypse Then: The Vietnam War On Film

January 27 - May 8

Lecture & screening series Apocalypse Then: The Vietnam War on Film features weekly lectures by Nora Annesley Taylor. The series will look at how the war and its legacy in Vietnam and Cambodia were represented in film, from the perspective of both Southeast Asian and international filmmakers.

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UPCOMING

28th Annual Festival of Films from Iran

February 3 - March 1

Eight new films by directors working within and outside of Iran, including a weeklong run of 24 FRAMES, the elegant and contemplative final work by Abbas Kiarostami.

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Oscilloscope at Ten

February 2 - March 8

Five programs celebrating the wide-ranging, adventurous independent films distributed by Oscilloscope Laboratories as they turn ten.

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Conversations at the Edge Spring 2018

February 15 - April 19

A dynamic weekly series of screenings, artist talks, and performances by some of the most compelling media artists of yesterday and today, organized by the School of the Art Institute's Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation in collaboration with the Film Center.

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National Theatre Live

The groundbreaking best of British theater, straight from the London stage.

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THE GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER IS AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL

Dynamic location for presentations meetings, trainings, and luncheons. Theaters and gallery/cafe available during daytime hours.
Visit our Facility Rental page for more details.  Learn more