Everyone likes to talk about movies, so let’s keep the conversation going! The Gene Siskel Film Center will get everyone talking with monthly film conversations. Audiences are invited to informal conversations led by—but not monopolized by—carefully selected facilitators.

First Chicago run! Steve James and Mark Mitten in person!

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

2016, Steve James, USA, 88 min.

PREVIOUSLY

Chicago premiere!

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

2016, Matt Tyrnauer, USA, 92 min.

Showtimes:

  • Fri, May 12th 2:00pm
  • Fri, May 12th 8:15pm
  • Sat, May 13th 3:00pm
  • Sat, May 13th 7:45pm
  • Sun, May 14th 1:00pm
  • Sun, May 14th 3:00pm
  • Sun, May 14th 6:00pm
  • Mon, May 15th 6:00pm
  • Tue, May 16th 7:45pm
  • Wed, May 17th 8:15pm
  • Thu, May 18th 6:00pm

Thursday, May 18 at 6:00 PM: This screening is a Movie Club event. Discussion will be led by Janet Smith, PhD, Co-Director of the Nathalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement at the UIC Chicago College of Urban Planning & Public Affairs.

Showtimes:

  • Fri, Mar 31st 2:00pm
  • Sat, Apr 1st 1:30pm
  • Wed, Apr 5th 6:00pm

Wednesday, April 5 at 6 pm: This screening is a Movie Club event with a discussion led by original Broadway cast member Marc Moritz. The discussion will be held at Rosebud Prime, 1 S. Dearborn St.

Chicago premiere! Panel discussion!

Franca: Chaos & Creation

2016, Francesco Carrozzini, Italy/USA, 80 min.

Showtimes:

  • Sat, Mar 4th 6:15pm
  • Mon, Mar 6th 7:45pm

MARCH 6: Following the March 6 screening, a panel chaired by Gillion Carrara, Director of the Fashion Resource Center at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and including Debra Riley Parr, Associate Professor of design history and theory at Columbia College Chicago, Geoffrey Rhodes, Associate Professor, Department of Visual Communication Design, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and fashion journalist and consultant Maria Vanessa Colapinto will discuss the issues.

Chicago premiere!

Saving Banksy

2015, Colin M. Day, USA, 80 min.

Showtimes:

  • Fri, Feb 3rd 8:00pm
  • Sat, Feb 4th 2:30pm
  • Sun, Feb 5th 12:30pm
  • Sun, Feb 5th 4:00pm
  • Mon, Feb 6th 6:15pm
  • Mon, Feb 6th 8:00pm
  • Tue, Feb 7th 8:15pm
  • Wed, Feb 8th 6:15pm
  • Thu, Feb 9th 6:15pm
  • Thu, Feb 9th 8:15pm

FEBRUARY 8: The 6:15 pm screening on Wednesday, February 8, is a Movie Club event, facilitated by psychotherapist and Art Institute of Chicago adjunct lecturer Tamara Faulkner.

Back by popular demand!

Ixcanul

Volcano

2015, Jayro Bustamante, Guatemala, 93 min. With María Mercedes Coroy, María Telon.

Showtimes:

  • Fri, Jan 6th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Jan 7th 7:45pm
  • Sun, Jan 8th 5:15pm
  • Mon, Jan 9th 7:45pm
  • Tue, Jan 10th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Jan 11th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Jan 12th 8:15pm

JANUARY 11: This screening is a Movie Club event facilitated by Camille Roussel, Ph.D. student in Human Development at the University of Chicago, whose scholarship focuses on gender and women's health issues among the K'ekchi' Maya in Guatemala.

New 4K digital restoration!

Tampopo

タンポポ

1985, Jûzô Itami, Japan, 114 min. With Ken Watanabe, Nobuko Miyamoto.

Showtimes:

  • Fri, Dec 2nd 6:00pm
  • Fri, Dec 2nd 7:45pm
  • Sat, Dec 3rd 5:15pm
  • Sun, Dec 4th 3:00pm
  • Mon, Dec 5th 6:00pm
  • Tue, Dec 6th 8:15pm
  • Wed, Dec 7th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Dec 8th 8:15pm
  • Fri, Dec 9th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Dec 9th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Dec 10th 5:30pm
  • Sun, Dec 11th 3:00pm
  • Mon, Dec 12th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Dec 14th 8:15pm
  • Thu, Dec 15th 6:00pm

DECEMBER 12 This screening is a Movie Club event facilitated by Chicago Reader Senior Writer / Food Critic Mike Sula.

New digital restoration!

The Fallen Idol

1948, Carol Reed, UK, 94 min. With Ralph Richardson, Bobby Henrey.

Film series: Brit Noir

Showtimes:

  • Fri, Nov 18th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Nov 19th 3:00pm
  • Wed, Nov 23rd 6:00pm

NOVEMBER 18: This screening is a Movie Club event facilitated by J. R. Jones, lead film critic for the Chicago Reader and author of The Lives of Robert Ryan.

Chicago premiere!

Miss Hokusai

百日紅 / Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai

2015, Keichi Hara, Japan, 93 min.

Showtimes:

  • Fri, Oct 21st 6:00pm
  • Sat, Oct 22nd 2:45pm
  • Sun, Oct 23rd 5:00pm
  • Mon, Oct 24th 7:45pm
  • Tue, Oct 25th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Oct 26th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Oct 27th 8:15pm
  • Fri, Oct 28th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Oct 28th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Oct 29th 3:00pm
  • Sun, Oct 30th 2:00pm
  • Mon, Oct 31st 6:00pm
  • Tue, Nov 1st 8:15pm
  • Wed, Nov 2nd 6:00pm
  • Thu, Nov 3rd 8:15pm

OCTOBER 26: This screening is a Movie Club event facilitated by anime & video game critic Hiroko Yamamura, former Editor in Chief of Japanator.com and writer for Otaku USA Magazine.

U.S. theatrical premiere! Filmmakers in person!

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

2016, Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack, USA, 114 min.

Showtimes:

  • Fri, Sep 16th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Sep 16th 6:00pm
  • Fri, Sep 16th 8:15pm
  • Sat, Sep 17th 1:00pm
  • Sat, Sep 17th 5:15pm
  • Sun, Sep 18th 3:00pm
  • Sun, Sep 18th 5:15pm
  • Mon, Sep 19th 6:00pm
  • Mon, Sep 19th 8:15pm
  • Tue, Sep 20th 7:45pm
  • Wed, Sep 21st 6:00pm
  • Thu, Sep 22nd 6:00pm
  • Thu, Sep 22nd 8:15pm
  • Fri, Sep 23rd 6:00pm
  • Fri, Sep 23rd 8:15pm
  • Sat, Sep 24th 5:00pm
  • Sat, Sep 24th 8:00pm
  • Sun, Sep 25th 3:00pm
  • Sun, Sep 25th 7:30pm
  • Mon, Sep 26th 8:15pm
  • Tue, Sep 27th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Sep 28th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Sep 28th 8:15pm
  • Thu, Sep 29th 8:15pm

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 at 8:15 PM: Co-directors Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack and director of photography Keith Walker will be present for audience discussion.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 at 5:15 PM: Co-directors Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack and director of photography Keith Walker will be present for audience discussion.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 at 5:15 PM: Co-director Rita Coburn Whack will be present for audience discussion.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 at 8:15 PM: Co-director Rita Coburn Whack will be present for audience discussion.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 at 6:00 PM: This screening is a Movie Club event facilitated by Raymond Lambert, the documentary's executive producer.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 at 6:00 PM: Director of photography Keith Walker will introduce the screening.

Class Divide

2016, Marc Levin, USA, 74 min.

Showtimes:

  • Tue, Aug 23rd 6:00pm

AUGUST 23: This screening is a Movie Club event. Producer Daphne Pinkerson and film subject Hyisheem Calier will be present for an audience discussion after the film. The discussion will be facilitated by Janet Smith, Associate Professor at UIC and Co-Director of the Nathalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement.