Radiant Visions:

Media Art from SAIC, 1965 - Now

February 1 - 29

A month-long series of films and artist appearances celebrating the 150th anniversary of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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The Child in Cinema

February 2 - May 10

A screening & lecture series considering the meanings ascribed to childhood, how ideas about childhood change historically, and what kids tell us about our ideas on gender, sexuality, race, and class.

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Arabian Nights

February 5 - 18

"With a blend of local lore and partisan fury, theatrical artifice and journalistic inquiry, Gomes single-handedly reinvents the political cinema." — Richard Brody, The New Yorker

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Central Outsider: The Films of Maurice Pialat

February 5 - March 3

A series of films by the supremely individualistic French filmmaker, all presented in 35mm prints.

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26th Annual Festival of Films from Iran

February 6 - 28

A view on contemporary Persian culture through the eyes of Iran’s filmmakers, this festival showcases the production of a nation where cinema is constantly changing and evolving on the cutting edge.

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19th Chicago European Union Film Festival

March 4 – 31

The 19th Annual European Union Film Festival brings the vibe of Europe’s movie culture as close as your theater seat. Be there!

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Conversations at the Edge Spring 2016

Beginning March 3

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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National Theatre Live

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

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