Everyone's in the club! Just by attending the monthly Movie Club film and participating in the conversation, you are in! Each month we invite all audience members to join informal conversations led — but not monopolized — by carefully selected facilitators.

PREVIOUSLY

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

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

2016, Steve James, USA, 88 min.

Showtimes:

  • Fri, Jun 16th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Jun 16th 8:15pm
  • Sat, Jun 17th 3:00pm
  • Sat, Jun 17th 7:45pm
  • Sun, Jun 18th 5:15pm
  • Mon, Jun 19th 6:00pm
  • Mon, Jun 19th 7:45pm
  • Tue, Jun 20th 8:00pm
  • Wed, Jun 21st 6:00pm
  • Thu, Jun 22nd 8:45pm

LION DANCE — FRIDAY NIGHT ONLY! To officially kick off the run, join us starting at 7:30 pm (before the 8:15 pm screening) when patrons will be greeted outside of the Film Center with a lion dance to chase away evil spirits and bring good luck for the film's week-long engagement. The lion dance will continue in our theater lobby on the 2nd floor starting at 7:45 pm.

Friday, June 16 at 8:15 PM: Director Steve James and producer Mark Mitten will be present for audience discussion. The discussion will be moderated by film critic Steve Prokopy. There will be a reception before the screening starting at 7:00 PM.

Saturday, June 17 at 7:45 PM: Director Steve James and producer Mark Mitten will be present for audience discussion. The discussion will be moderated by Kim Bellware of Huffington Post.

Sunday, June 18 at 5:15 PM: Director Steve James and producer Mark Mitten will be present for audience discussion, moderated by Kathy Im, MacArthur Foundation's Director of Journalism and Media.

Tuesday, June 20 at 8:00 PM: Director Steve James and producer Mark Mitten will be present for audience discussion, facilitated by Mike McNamara, Executive Director of the Midwest Independent Film Festival. This screening is a Movie Club event.

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.