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Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

In Jackson Heights

2015, Frederick Wiseman, USA, 190 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Nov 27th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Nov 27th 7:15pm
  • Sat, Nov 28th 2:00pm
  • Sat, Nov 28th 7:15pm
  • Sun, Nov 29th 2:00pm
  • Mon, Nov 30th 6:30pm
  • Wed, Dec 2nd 6:30pm
  • Thu, Dec 3rd 6:30pm
First Chicago run!

"A deeply stirring ode to the immigrant experience and American identity." – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

"Shared experience that creates a communal bond … lovely, immersive, intelligent." – Jessica Kang, The Playlist

Working at the height of his powers at age 85, director Wiseman NATIONAL GALLERY, AT BERKELEY), widely considered to be the greatest living documentarian, turns his attention to Jackson Heights, New York, a community that more than defines the American tradition of the melting pot. Wiseman’s curiosity becomes our access to a mind-bogglingly rich cultural mix in a many-layered neighborhood where 167 languages are spoken, and Latinos, African Americans, Europeans and Asians, Muslims, Jews and Christians, legal and illegal immigrants, LGBT activists, yuppies, and developers with exploitation on their minds, all rub shoulders in a way that can only be described as democracy in action in its most basic, colorful and rambunctious form. In English, Spanish, Arabic and Hindi with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)

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