Weeklong Runs & Special Events

MADAME BOVARY

Showtimes

Fri, Jun 12th at 6:00pm
Sat, Jun 13th at 7:45pm
Sun, Jun 14th at 3:00pm
Mon, Jun 15th at 6:00pm
Tue, Jun 16th at 8:15pm
Wed, Jun 17th at 6:00pm
Thu, Jun 18th at 8:15pm
Average: 2.5 (2 votes)

Chicago premiere!

  1. MADAME BOVARY
  1. 2014, Sophie Barthes, UK/Belgium, 118 min.
  2. With Mia Wasikowska, Paul Giamatti, Rhys Ifans

“A visual delight… breathes life into a classic story, with a delicate hand and a careful eye.”
— Helen O’Hara, Empire Magazine

“Measured and absorbing… reveals a sly intelligence at the helm.” — Justin Chang, Variety

In this first adaptation of Flaubert’s classic directed by a woman, the story of Emma Bovary’s unsatisfying marriage to an unambitious country doctor is collapsed into a few months. Wasikowska (MAPS TO THE STARS, JANE EYRE) brings psychological nuance to her subtle characterization of the girlishly naïve yet haughty Emma, as passion for the unattainable takes hold of her life in the form of a bottomless lust for fine furnishings and silken gowns and increasingly desperate dalliances with other men. Director Barthes (COLD SOULS) cannily contrasts the expansive beauty of the French countryside with Emma’s dark plight in a trap of her own making. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)

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JAUJA

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Sat, Jun 13th at 7:45pm
Sun, Jun 14th at 3:00pm
Mon, Jun 15th at 8:15pm
Tue, Jun 16th at 6:00pm
Average: 2 (2 votes)

Chicago premiere!

  1. JAUJA
  1. 2014, Lisandro Alonso, Argentina/Denmark, 109 min.
  2. With Viggo Mortensen, Ghita Nørby

"Splendid, quietly passionate dream-Western… captivating."
— Stephanie Zacharek, Village Voice

“Hallucinatory head-trip Western… Alonso saves his most dazzling trick for last: a sudden plunge down a Lynchian rabbit hole." — Scott Foundas, Variety

Avant-garde director Alonso (LOS MUERTOS, LIVERPOOL) brings the power of the vast Patagonian landscape to bear on this eerie pampas-and-desert-bound journey set in 1882, as the Danish officer Captain Dinesen (Mortensen, also the film’s producer and composer) and his daughter and a small military contingent travel by horseback. The stark mystery of the land fatefully alters the captain’s mission to locate the Europeans’ dream of a golden Eldorado, as the girl disappears in the company of a young soldier, and a wiry wild dog leads him into a time warp. In Spanish and Danish with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)

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A LITTLE CHAOS

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Fri, Jun 26th at 6:00pm
Fri, Jun 26th at 8:15pm
Sat, Jun 27th at 3:00pm
Sat, Jun 27th at 5:15pm
Sat, Jun 27th at 7:45pm
Sun, Jun 28th at 3:00pm
Sun, Jun 28th at 5:15pm
Mon, Jun 29th at 6:00pm
Mon, Jun 29th at 8:15pm
Tue, Jun 30th at 1:00pm
Tue, Jun 30th at 6:00pm
Tue, Jun 30th at 8:00pm
Wed, Jul 1st at 6:00pm
Wed, Jul 1st at 8:15pm
Thu, Jul 2nd at 10:00am
Thu, Jul 2nd at 6:00pm
Thu, Jul 2nd at 8:15pm
Average: 2.3 (4 votes)

Chicago premiere!

  1. A LITTLE CHAOS
  1. 2014, Alan Rickman, UK, 116 min.
  2. With Kate Winslet, Matthias Schoenaerts

"Winslet’s aptly grounded demeanor anchors the film… richly enjoyable." — Simon Kinnear, Total Film

“Romantic and funny and smart and wise and just plain different. This is a historical dramedy about gardening. How cool is that?" — Maryann Johanson, Flick Filosopher

Oscar-winner Kate Winslet (THE READER) is at her most voluptuously provocative in the plum role of Sabine de Barra, an unorthodox gardener to Louis XIV. Tasty court intrigue, unbidden romance, and 17th-century sexism punctuate this tale set in stunning gardens and palatial interiors, where the beautiful widowed commoner with a tragedy in her past wins both friends and enemies in high places. Director/actor Rickman (THE WINTER GUEST) plays the Sun King whose command to landscape designer André Le Notre (Schoenaerts of FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD) puts work on the gardens of Versailles into high gear and triggers the unprecedented hiring of Sabine to create the innovative Rockwork Grove. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)

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MANGLEHORN

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Fri, Jun 26th at 7:45pm
Sat, Jun 27th at 7:45pm
Sun, Jun 28th at 3:00pm
Mon, Jun 29th at 6:00pm
Mon, Jun 29th at 8:00pm
Tue, Jun 30th at 1:00pm
Tue, Jun 30th at 6:00pm
Wed, Jul 1st at 6:00pm
Wed, Jul 1st at 8:00pm
Thu, Jul 2nd at 10:00am
Thu, Jul 2nd at 8:00pm
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Chicago premiere!

  1. MANGLEHORN
  1. 2014, David Gordon Green, USA, 97 min.
  2. With Al Pacino, Holly Hunter

“The finest performance Pacino has delivered in years."
— Xan Brooks, The Guardian

“A quietly assured performance that not only may be among the most atypical of Pacino’s career, but may also be one of his best." — Jessica Kiang, The Playlist

Although his over-the-top roles tend to get most of the attention, Pacino’s restrained efforts (e.g., DONNIE BRASCO, CARLITO’S WAY) can be even more impressive, revealing depths of subtlety while losing none of the power. In MANGLEHORN, he delivers a quietly spellbinding performance under the guidance of director Green (GEORGE WASHINGTON, JOE), whose gifts for regional flavor and loose, character-driven narratives elicit one of Pacino’s richest, most complex characterizations. A.J. Manglehorn (Pacino) is a widowed locksmith in a small Texas town who keeps people at a distance while living in the past. The heart of the film is a series of one-on-one encounters in which Manglehorn displays a devastating mixture of charisma and insensitivity--with his needy investment-banker son (Chris Messina), with a one-time Little League coachee (a highly amusing Harmony Korine) who now operates a sleazy “tanning parlor,” and, most important, with a sympathetic bank teller (Hunter) who might represent Manglehorn’s last, best chance to break out of his locked-up life. DCP digital widescreen. (MR)

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A BORROWED IDENTITY

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Fri, Jul 3rd at 8:00pm
Sat, Jul 4th at 4:45pm
Sun, Jul 5th at 3:00pm
Mon, Jul 6th at 6:00pm
Tue, Jul 7th at 7:45pm
Wed, Jul 8th at 6:00pm
Thu, Jul 9th at 8:00pm
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Chicago premiere!

  1. A BORROWED IDENTITY
  1. (aka DANCING ARABS)
  2. 2014, Eran Riklis, Israel/Germany/France, 104 min.
  3. With Tawfeek Barhom, Michael Moshonov

“Riklis and his uniformly excellent cast hit nary a false note.” — Richard Mowe, Eye for Film

A welcome thread of humor runs though this coming-of-age story in which Eyad, a gifted young Palestinian, navigates among the advantages and pitfalls of getting a foot in the door of Israeli society. Adapting two autobiographical novels by Arab-Israeli author Sayed Kashua, director Riklis (THE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER, THE SYRIAN BRIDE) lets ironies fall where they may, as Eyad, the smartest lad in his Arab village, becomes the pride of his family by winning a scholarship to a top-flight Jerusalem boarding school. Facing the challenge of fitting in, he discovers that the price of friendship, success, and even love, may be his very identity. In Arabic, Hebrew, English, and German. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)

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THE LITTLE DEATH

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Fri, Jul 3rd at 8:00pm
Sat, Jul 4th at 7:00pm
Sun, Jul 5th at 5:00pm
Mon, Jul 6th at 8:00pm
Tue, Jul 7th at 8:00pm
Wed, Jul 8th at 8:00pm
Thu, Jul 9th at 8:00pm
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Chicago premiere!

  1. THE LITTLE DEATH
  1. 2014, Josh Lawson, Australia, 96 min.
  2. With Bojana Novakovic, Damon Herriman

“Funny with a capital F.”
— Liam Dunn, We Got This Covered

“Laugh out loud funny scenes…morphs from very good to instant classic.” — Dave Calhoun, Time Out London

This cheeky Australian comedy, titled with a euphemism for orgasm, introduces five couples to new variations in the old intimate routine, with laugh-worthy consequences that range from disastrous to desirable. Whether the bedroom project is role-playing, staging a forbidden fantasy, or looking at a new twist in the baby-making process for an infertile couple, first-time feature director Lawson lets the silliness roll, and even manages to puckishly pull off a running gag about a registered sex offender. The final episode involving phone-sex and a sign translator for the deaf is worth waiting for. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)

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WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE

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Fri, Jul 3rd at 5:00pm
Sat, Jul 4th at 3:00pm
Sat, Jul 4th at 7:00pm
Sun, Jul 5th at 3:00pm
Tue, Jul 7th at 6:00pm
Wed, Jul 8th at 8:00pm
Thu, Jul 9th at 6:00pm
Average: 5 (1 vote)
  1. WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE
  1. (OMOIDE NO MANI)
  2. 2014, Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Japan, 103 min.

“Ravishing…there are moments of hushed magic here, of moonlit, seaside and tree-shadowed visual poetry, that rival anything Ghibli has ever created.”
— Andrew O’Hehir, Salon.com

“Luscious, beautiful…the final act really grabs the heartstrings with both hands and pulls hard.”
— Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com

Announced as Studio Ghibli’s final release, this tale of an enchanted summer, based on the young adult novel by Joan G. Robinson, fittingly caps the studio’s stunning legacy. Director Yonebayashi (THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY) sets the haunting story of a young girl coming to terms with memory and loss in a watery world of seaside marshes, delightfully blurring the line between the real and the imagined. Emotionally withdrawn Anna, a lonely tomboy, is sent to the country for her health, and is drawn to an old mansion at water’s edge, abandoned except for the mysterious golden-haired girl who becomes her secret friend. In English at indicated times, with voices by Hailee Steinfeld, Geena Davis, and Kathy Bates. DCP digital. (BS)

In Japanese with English subtitles on Friday, Saturday at 7:00 pm; Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday, with voices by Sara Takatsuki, Kasumi Arimura. In English at 3:00 pm on Saturday and at 6:00 pm on Tuesday.


TWO-FILM DISCOUNT!
Buy a ticket at our regular prices for either WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE or THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY and get a ticket for any show of the other film at this discount rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. This discount rate applies to the second film only. Discount available in person at the box office only.

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THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY

Showtimes

Fri, Jul 3rd at 3:00pm
Sat, Jul 4th at 5:00pm
Wed, Jul 8th at 6:00pm
Average: 3.5 (2 votes)
  1. THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY
  1. (KARI-GURASHI NO ARIETTI)
  2. 2010, Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Japan, 94 min.

“Lovely, both in spirit and in its simple, supple, hand-drawn visual allure.” — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

“Stands head and shoulders above most other family-oriented films…pretty much a delight throughout.”
— Peter Sobczynski, eFilmCritic.com

Based on the fantasy novel “The Borrowers” by Mary Norton, this first feature by Miyazaki protégé Yonebayashi (WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE) sparkles with the trademark Studio Ghibli magic. A family of tiny fairy-like people lives under the floorboards of a rambling old house, in a cozy cottage fashioned from purloined odds and ends. When an ailing boy comes to stay with his spinster aunt and her dotty housekeeper, worlds collide in a forbidden friendship between the curious visitor and the little people’s four-inch tall daughter Arrietty. In Japanese with English subtitles on Friday and Wednesday. In English with voices by Bridgit Mendler, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett, and Carol Burnett on Saturday. DCP digital. (BS)


TWO-FILM DISCOUNT!
Buy a ticket at our regular prices for either WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE or THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY and get a ticket for any show of the other film at this discount rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. This discount rate applies to the second film only. Discount available in person at the box office only.

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A MURDER IN THE PARK

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Fri, Jul 10th at 8:00pm
Sat, Jul 11th at 7:30pm
Sun, Jul 12th at 5:45pm
Mon, Jul 13th at 8:15pm
Tue, Jul 14th at 6:00pm
Wed, Jul 15th at 6:00pm
Wed, Jul 15th at 8:15pm
Thu, Jul 16th at 8:15pm
Fri, Jul 17th at 8:00pm
Sat, Jul 18th at 3:00pm
Sat, Jul 18th at 7:45pm
Sun, Jul 19th at 5:30pm
Mon, Jul 20th at 6:00pm
Tue, Jul 21st at 8:00pm
Wed, Jul 22nd at 8:30pm
Thu, Jul 23rd at 6:00pm
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Chicago premiere!

  1. A MURDER IN THE PARK
  1. 2015, Shawn Rech and Brandon Kimber, USA, 93 min.

“A jaw-dropping story of corruption and thwarted justice.”
— Chris Barsanti, PopMatters.com

This gripping documentary investigates a controversial Chicago murder case and makes a compelling argument that the celebrated exposure of an alleged miscarriage of justice, central to the ending of the death penalty in Illinois, may itself have led to a graver and more authentic injustice.

In 1982, two teenagers were murdered near a public swimming pool in Washington Park on Chicago’s South Side. Identified by six witnesses, Anthony Porter was convicted and sentenced to death. In 1999, Porter was set free, thanks to the efforts of the Innocence Project, conducted by Professor David Protess and his students at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Crucial to Porter’s release were an eyewitness’s recanted testimony and a new confession by another man, Alstory Simon, who was subsequently convicted for the murders. The case became a key factor in the death-penalty moratorium declared by Gov. Ryan in 2003.

It was a great story — as one newspaperman called it, “a journalist’s dream.” But, as one of the investigating police officers maintained, “There was one problem — it was one big lie.” Cracks began to appear, and questions multiplied. Why weren’t the other eyewitnesses contacted by Protess and his students? Was the witness who recanted intimidated by Porter? Was Simon’s confession coerced by Protess’s hired investigator, posing as a policeman? Why was Porter released almost immediately after Simon’s confession was leaked to CBS News, without being checked out by the State’s Attorney’s office? Why was Simon represented by a lawyer who had close ties to Protess’s team? Had the real killer been released, and an innocent man railroaded into prison? DCP digital. (MR)


Co-directors Shawn Rech and Brandon Kimber and executive producer Andrew Hale will be present for audience discussion at the Friday, July 10, screening. Shawn Rech will also be present at all screenings on Friday, July 17, and Saturday, July 18.


Following the Saturday, July 11, screening, there will be a panel discussion featuring co-director Shawn Rech; author and retired Chicago Tribune investigative reporter William Crawford; Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn; Executive Director, Roderick MacArthur Justice Center, Northwestern University, Locke Bowman; and journalist and Executive Director, Emeritus, Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University, Rob Warden. Moderating the panel will be Steve "Capone" Prokopy, Chicago film editor of Ain't It Cool News and film critic for GapersBlock.com.


The 6:00 pm screening on Wednesday, July 15, is a Movie Club event facilitated by Kevin Davis, an award-winning journalist, author and magazine writer based in Chicago. A former crime reporter for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, his writing has appeared in USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago magazine, Utne Reader, In These Times, American Bar Association Journal, Reader’s Digest, USA Weekend, Encyclopedia Britannica and many other publications.

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STRANGERLAND

Showtimes

Fri, Jul 10th at 8:15pm
Sat, Jul 11th at 3:00pm
Sat, Jul 11th at 7:45pm
Sun, Jul 12th at 5:30pm
Mon, Jul 13th at 6:00pm
Tue, Jul 14th at 8:00pm
Wed, Jul 15th at 6:00pm
Thu, Jul 16th at 8:15pm
Fri, Jul 17th at 6:00pm
Sat, Jul 18th at 7:45pm
Sun, Jul 19th at 5:15pm
Mon, Jul 20th at 8:00pm
Tue, Jul 21st at 8:00pm
Wed, Jul 22nd at 6:00pm
Thu, Jul 23rd at 8:00pm
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Chicago premiere!

  1. STRANGERLAND
  1. 2015, Kim Farrant, Australia/Ireland, 112 min.
  2. With Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving, Joseph Fiennes

“A splendid cast, led by Nicole Kidman…looks and sounds terrific.” — J.R. Kinnard, Sound on Sight

“One of Nicole Kidman’s most emotionally (and in one scene, literally) naked performances.” — Tim Grierson, Screen Daily

Sexual undercurrents run deep in STRANGERLAND, a film in the unsettling tradition of PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK and WALKABOUT. Making a rare return to her native Australia, Nicole Kidman goes the daring extra mile in an emotionally demanding role as Catherine, the married mother of a sexually forward teen daughter and withdrawn son, newly and somewhat mysteriously relocated to a dusty town in the outback. The kids disappear without a trace one night, bringing Catherine and her volatile husband Matthew (Fiennes) to the brink of unwilling disclosure of family secrets to the local lawman (Weaving) charged with mobilizing a suspicious populace on their behalf. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)

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ABOUT ELLY

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Fri, Jul 10th at 6:00pm
Sat, Jul 11th at 5:15pm
Sun, Jul 12th at 3:15pm
Mon, Jul 13th at 8:00pm
Wed, Jul 15th at 8:00pm
Thu, Jul 16th at 6:00pm
Average: 5 (1 vote)
  1. ABOUT ELLY
  1. (DARBAREYE ELLY)
  2. 2009, Asghar Farhadi, Iran/France, 119 min.
  3. With Golshifteh Farahani, Shahab Hosseini

“Uncommonly good ensemble storytelling…there are no false notes anywhere.” — Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

“Masterful, assured, even thrilling work, a thing of beauty and mystery.” — Ray Pride, Newcity

A shy single teacher disappears suddenly while on a seaside holiday with a group of young marrieds with small kids, triggering panic when it develops that none of them really knows her, not even the coworker who brought her along in hopes of setting up a match with a bachelor friend. There’s guilt enough to go around among this fine ensemble cast as Oscar-winning director Farhadi (A SEPARATION) explores trademark themes of responsibility and moral culpability. Half-truths and lies obscure the investigation, as each member of the group is caught on a slippery sliding scale of personal ethics. In Persian with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)

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FIDELIO: ALICE’S ODYSSEY

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Fri, Jul 17th at 8:15pm
Sat, Jul 18th at 4:45pm
Sun, Jul 19th at 3:15pm
Mon, Jul 20th at 7:45pm
Tue, Jul 21st at 6:00pm
Wed, Jul 22nd at 8:15pm
Thu, Jul 23rd at 8:15pm
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Chicago premiere!

  1. FIDELIO:
  2. ALICE’S ODYSSEY
  1. 2014, Lucie Borleteau, France, 97 min.
  2. With Ariane Labed, Melville Poupaud, Anders Danielsen Lie

“High passions on the high seas…strikes a delicate balance between the sensual and the matter-of-fact.”
— Neil Young, Hollywood Reporter

“Easily the most fascinating film to come along and challenge traditional gender roles in the past year…refreshing…truly unique.” — Peter Debruge, Variety

The traditional pleasures and temptations of the seafaring life beckon to a newly hired female engineer aboard the ironically named freighter Fidelio. Sexual freedom is a given for free-spirited Alice (award-winning Labed of ALPS and ATTENBERG), who has a faithful fiancé back home but can take love where she finds it. Director Borleteau contrasts the confined shipboard spaces, exotic ports of call, and the vistas of the open seas to advantage as Alice becomes torn between the security of a man awaiting her return and the alluring call of the unknown. In French, Romanian, English, Tagalog, and Norwegian with English subtitles. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)

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COURT

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Fri, Jul 24th at 6:00pm
Sat, Jul 25th at 3:00pm
Sun, Jul 26th at 5:15pm
Mon, Jul 27th at 6:00pm
Tue, Jul 28th at 7:45pm
Wed, Jul 29th at 6:00pm
Thu, Jul 30th at 8:15pm
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Chicago premiere!

  1. COURT
  1. 2014, Chaitanya Tamhane, India, 116 min.
  2. With Vivek Gomber, Geetanjali Kulkarni

“There are courtroom dramas, and then there’s COURT… so powerful…an engrossing piece of cinema.”
— Jay Weissberg, Variety

“Compellingly clear-eyed…Tamhane emerges as one of the world’s most accomplished and promising filmmakers under 30.” — Neil Young, Hollywood Reporter

A courtroom drama set in India’s teeming city of Mumbai devastatingly exposes systemic injustice resulting from laughably arcane laws and blatant class bias when an elderly folk-singer activist of the “untouchable” caste is arrested on the trumped-up charge that he incited a sewer worker within earshot of one of his songs to commit suicide. Director Tamhane brilliantly uses the mounting incongruity of the case, prosecuted by a struggling working class lawyer and defended by a young wealthy liberal, to create a grippingly absurd drama steeped in darkest irony. In Marathi, Gujarat, English, and Hindi with English subtitles. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)

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DO I SOUND GAY?

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Fri, Jul 24th at 8:15pm
Sat, Jul 25th at 7:45pm
Sun, Jul 26th at 5:15pm
Mon, Jul 27th at 8:15pm
Tue, Jul 28th at 6:00pm
Wed, Jul 29th at 8:15pm
Thu, Jul 30th at 8:15pm
No votes yet

Chicago premiere!

  1. DO I SOUND GAY?
  1. 2014, David Thorpe, USA, 77 min.

“Lots of laughs and insights.”
— Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

“Lighthearted but not at all frivolous.”
— Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter

Reeling from the breakup with his boyfriend, filmmaker Thorpe is in a soul-searching self-improvement mode when he questions whether there is such a thing as a “gay voice,” and whether he has it. The result is this funny but serious quest with decidedly tongue-in-cheek attitude. Consulting a voice coach to analyze the linguistic roots of the phenomenon, Thorpe simultaneously solicits learned opinions and off-the-cuff reactions from linguists, friends, complete strangers, and public figures, including George Takei, Margaret Cho, David Sedaris, and Dan Savage, for a provocative look at the cultural and personal implications of sounding gay. DCP digital. (BS)

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IN THE NAME OF MY DAUGHTER

Showtimes

Fri, Jul 24th at 7:45pm
Sat, Jul 25th at 5:15pm
Sun, Jul 26th at 3:00pm
Mon, Jul 27th at 8:00pm
Wed, Jul 29th at 6:00pm
Thu, Jul 30th at 6:00pm
Average: 3 (1 vote)
  1. IN THE NAME OF MY DAUGHTER
  1. (L’HOMME QU’ON AIMAIT TROP)
  2. 2014, André Techiné, France, 116 min.
  3. With Guillaume Canet, Catherine Deneuve

“An authentically told human story…the acting is spectacular.” — Stephanie Merry, Washington Post

Iconic star Catherine Deneuve holds the screen handily in this mystery based on a real case that scandalized the French Riviera in the late Seventies. Renée Le Roux (Deneuve), a wealthy casino owner, seeks justice for her daughter, thirty years missing. Director Techiné (MY FAVORITE SEASON, WILD REEDS) unfolds the story in flashback in stunning locations on the Côte d’Azur, kicking into high gear as the tale of manipulation, erotic obsession, and greed bonds a spoiled, willful young heiress-apparent, a ruthlessly ambitious lawyer, a mafia don, and a spurned matriarch in a struggle for dominance. In French with English subtitles. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)

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(DIS)HONESTY

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Chicago premiere!
Director via Skype!

  1. (DIS)HONESTY:
  2. THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES
  1. 2015, Yael Melamede, USA, 90 min.

“Reminds us that our pants are still on fire…chock-full of fun trivia.” — Anna Pulley, Village Voice

“Tells it like it is…enjoyable, relatable.”
— Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

Best-selling author and Duke University professor of psychology Dan Ariely is an expert when it comes to lying. That is, this behavioral scientist has made a career of studying everything from the little white lie to the life-altering whopper. Filmmaker Melamede follows the amiable Ariely on a virtual tour through the wide world of untruth, with entertaining experiments testing just how big the carrot on a stick needs to be to motivate something less than the whole truth. Providing real-life illustrations are the cautionary tales of past fibbers caught in the act, including a professional cyclist found guilty of doping, corrupt Wall Street traders, and an academic who falsified credentials. DCP digital. (BS)


Director Yael Melamede will be present via Skype for audience discussion.

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THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER

Showtimes

Fri, Jul 31st at 1:00pm
Fri, Jul 31st at 8:00pm
Sat, Aug 1st at 7:45pm
Sun, Aug 2nd at 3:00pm
Mon, Aug 3rd at 7:45pm
Tue, Aug 4th at 6:00pm
Wed, Aug 5th at 8:00pm
Thu, Aug 6th at 6:00pm
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First Chicago run!

  1. THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER
  1. (HAGANENET)
  2. 2014, Nadav Lapid, Israel/France, 119 min.
  3. With Sarit Larry, Avi Schnaidman

“Ambitious, aesthetically potent…at once bizarre, beautiful and deeply unsettling.”
— Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

A daycare worker becomes obsessed with one of her charges, a five-year-old prodigy who paces the floor and spouts cryptic poetry whenever the inspiration takes him. The humdrum existence of middle-aged Nira (Larry), an aspiring poet herself, takes a revitalizing but secretive turn when her maternal interest in protecting strange little Yoav (Schnaidman) conflicts with the personal advantages she finds in exploiting him. Director Lapid (POLICEMAN) weaves an increasingly dark tale, as the boy becomes both a symbol and a pawn for a circle of adults in search of meaning in their own lives. In Hebrew with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)

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A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH

Showtimes

Fri, Jul 31st at 6:00pm
Sat, Aug 1st at 5:30pm
Sun, Aug 2nd at 3:00pm
Mon, Aug 3rd at 6:00pm
Tue, Aug 4th at 8:15pm
Wed, Aug 5th at 1:00pm
Wed, Aug 5th at 6:00pm
Thu, Aug 6th at 8:30pm
Average: 1 (1 vote)

First Chicago run!

  1. A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH
  2. REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE
  1. (EN DUVA SATT PÅ EN GREN OCH FUNDERADE PÅ TILLVARON)
  2. 2014, Roy Andersson, Sweden, 101 min.
  3. With Holger Andersson, Nils Westblom

“World cinema may have no better builder of delightful scenes than Roy Andersson... I'll be shocked if I behold something else this wonderful on a movie screen this year.” — Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

“Excruciatingly funny and streaked with coal-black humor...PIGEON feels like a series of Monty Python sketches written by an existentialist philosopher.”
— Cath Clarke, Time Out New York

That the eponymous bird is a shabby stuffed one, mounted in a museum’s glass case, is just the first stroke of artful comic deflation in Swedish master Andersson’s latest, long-awaited pageant of deadpan drollery. Following SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR (2000) and YOU, THE LIVING (2007), PIGEON completes an informal trilogy dedicated to exposing humankind’s absurdities in meticulously crafted sketches. The film’s 37 vignettes include a running thread involving two forlorn novelty salesmen, several songs set to the tune of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” a tour-de-force tableau in which 18th-century Swedish King Charles XII visits a modern-day café, and a savage satire of colonialism that reaches heights of Swiftian hyperbole. In Swedish and English with English subtitles. DCP digital. (MR)

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IRIS

Showtimes

Fri, Jul 31st at 1:00pm
Fri, Jul 31st at 6:00pm
Sat, Aug 1st at 3:30pm
Sun, Aug 2nd at 5:15pm
Mon, Aug 3rd at 6:00pm
Wed, Aug 5th at 1:00pm
Wed, Aug 5th at 6:15pm
Thu, Aug 6th at 8:15pm
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  1. IRIS
  1. 2014, Albert Maysles, USA, 83 min.

“A delightful eye-opener about life, love… and the art of making the grandest of entrances.”
— Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Energetic and inventive…a glittering trove of wisdom.”
— Richard Brody, The New Yorker

Recent fashion docs including ADVANCED STYLE celebrate fabulousness at any age, and none more than IRIS, profiling 93-year-old New York fashion maven Iris Apfel, whose individual style has shaped looks from the Met to the White House, resounded through the pages of Women’s Wear Daily, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar, and made her a favorite model for photographers including Bruce Weber. The late kindred free spirit and veteran filmmaker Albert Maysles (GREY GARDENS, GIMME SHELTER), an icon in his own right, brings feisty, flamboyant Iris into focus in all the aspects of a long and influential career embracing textiles, high-fashion, jewelry, décor, and the art of collecting. DCP digital. (BS)

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