New Sensory Cinema

January 27 - May 9

A series of films offering a provocation of the senses — devotion, entrapment, obliteration, ecstasy, possession — in which the filmmaker pushes against the boundaries of genre to propose new cinematic forms. With Tuesday lectures by Melika Bass

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The Magnificent Mifune

January 7 - February 2

A seven-film tribute to the legendary Japanese actor who was instrumental in defining the modern action hero and raising awareness of Asian cinema in the west.

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Stranger Than Fiction:

Documentary Premieres

January 6 - February 2

Our celebration of the documentary features ten new documentary films made from a highly personal point of view, as well as those that delve into issues, personalities, or evolving communities through personal interaction.

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National Theatre Live

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

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27th Annual Festival of Films from Iran

February 4 - 25

This longest-running showcase for Iranian cinema in North America provides an ever-changing view on contemporary Persian culture through the eyes of Iran’s inventive filmmakers.

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Meet Maren Ade

February 11 - 23

The Cannes sensation TONI ERDMANN, perhaps the best received foreign film of the year, vaulted Maren Ade into the top rank of world directors. Her talent was already apparent in two critically esteemed but little-seen earlier works, presented here in 35mm prints.

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Marcel Pagnol: City and Country

February 11 - March 1

The two most famous works associated with the French author/filmmaker: the "Marseille Trilogy" and

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Conversations at the Edge Spring 2017

Spring 2017

A weekly series of screenings, performances, and talks by groundbreaking media artists, 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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Incomparable Isabelle

February 10 - March 2

Isabelle Huppert’s acclaimed performances in two films released back-to-back in 2016 have crowned an illustrious career and consolidated her status as the cinema’s greatest working actor.

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