fbpx ANIMALS | Gene Siskel Film Center
Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements


2014, Collin Schiffli, USA, 90 min. With David Dastmalchian, Kim Shaw, John Heard

Show Times

  • Fri, May 22nd 7:45pm
  • Sun, May 24th 7:30pm
  • Tue, May 26th 8:00pm
  • Thu, May 28th 8:30pm
Chicago premiere! David Dastmalchian in person!

"Both accessible and intimately unsettling."
— Eric Kohn, Indiewire

"Uses the Windy City brilliantly."
— Brian Tallerico, FilmThreat

Addiction fuels the fantasy of outlaw romance and drives young and attractive Jude (Dastmalchian) and Bobbie (Shaw) to uncommonly creative heights of con artistry in search of the next fix while living in a car on the streets of Chicago’s Lincoln Park. Based on screenwriter/actor Dastmalchian’s own experiences, ANIMALS balances the downward trajectory of the pair of once upwardly mobile millennials with maneuvers steeped in dark humor, including a scam in which the lovers impersonate wedding guests in order to make off with pricey gifts. DCP digital. (BS)

Following Friday's screening, actor David Dastmalchian and director Collin Schiffli will be present for audience discussion, moderated by Ain't It Cool News and Gapers Block film critic Steve Prokopy.

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